Colorado
School of Mines
2011–2012
Undergraduate Bulletin

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Colorado School of Mines   Undergraduate Bulletin   2011–2012

Contents
Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Course Discriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Section 1–Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Distributed Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
The Academic Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs . . . 47
History of CSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chemical & Biological Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Unique Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chemistry and Geochemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Economics and Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Environmental Science and Engineering . . . . . . . . 86
Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Geology and Geological Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Student Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Oceanography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Policy on Violation of Student Academic Misconduct 7
Geophysics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Procedures for Addressing Academic Misconduct . . 8
Liberal Arts and International Studies . . . . . . . . . . 105
Appeal Process for Student Academic Misconduct 9
Mathematical and Computer Sciences . . . . . . . . . 118
Non-Discrimination Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. . . . . . . . 129
Section 2–Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Mining Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Petroleum Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Bioengineering and Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Student Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Energy Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Humanitarian Engineering Minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Section 3–Tuition, Fees, Financial
Materials Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Assistance, Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
McBride Honors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Military Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Physical Education and Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Space and Planetary Science and Engineering . . 185
Payments and Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Underground Construction and Tunneling Minor . 186
Residency Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Section 6–Research Centers and Institutes 187
College Opportunity Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Section 7–Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Financial Aid and Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Arthur Lakes Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Financial Aid Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Computing, Communications, & Information
Section 4–Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Technologies (CCIT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Residence Halls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Dining Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
CSM Alumni Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Mines Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Environmental Health and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Fraternities, Sororities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Green Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Private Rooms, Apartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
LAIS Writing Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Off-Campus Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Section 5–Undergraduate Information . . . . . 25
Office of International Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Undergraduate Bulletin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Office of Technology Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Admission Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Academic Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Research Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Undergraduate Grading System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Office of Strategic Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Academic Probation and Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . 33
Special Programs and Continuing Education
Access to Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
(SPACE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Telecommunications Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Posthumous Degree Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Women in Science, Engineering and
Curriculum Changes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Mathematics (WISEM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Undergraduate Degree Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 38
Undergraduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Directory of the School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Course Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Policies and Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Overview/Core&Distributed Course Requirements 40
Affirmative Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
The Core Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and Complaint
Distributed Humanities & Social Science
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint
Distributed Science Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Distributed Engineering Requirement. . . . . . . . . . . 41
Personal Relationships Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Core & Distributed Course Requirements
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester 2011
Confirmation deadline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Monday
Faculty Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 22, Monday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 23, Tuesday
Graduate Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 26, Friday
Labor Day (Classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 5, Monday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 7, Wednesday
Fall Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17 & 18, Monday & Tuesday
Midterm grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17, Monday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 15, Tuesday
Priority Registration Spring Semester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 14-18, Monday–Friday
Non-class day prior to Thanksgiving Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 23, Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 24 –Nov. 25, Thursday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students in 1st or 2nd semester at CSM . . . . . . . Dec. 2, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8, Thursday
Classes end. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8, Thursday
Dead Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5-Dec. 9, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 9, Friday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 10, 12-15 , Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16, Friday
Midyear Degree Convocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 16, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 19, Monday
Winter Recess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 19 –Jan. 10, Saturday–Tuesday
Spring Semester 2012
Confirmation deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 10, Tuesday
Classes start (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 11, Wednesday
Grad Students—last day to register without late fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 13, Friday
Last day to register, add or drop courses without a “W” (Census Day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 26, Thursday
Non-class day - Presidents’ Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb. 20, Monday
Midterms grades due. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 5, Monday
Spring Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 12-16, Monday-Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—Continuing students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 10, Tuesday
E-Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 29 - March 31, Thursday–Saturday
Priority Registration, Summer and Fall Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 9-13, Monday–Friday
Last day to withdraw from a course—New students in 1st or 2nd semester at CSM . . . . . . April 27, Friday
Last day to completely withdraw from CSM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3, Thursday
Classes end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3, Thursday
Dead Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30-May 4, Monday-Friday
Dead Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4, Friday
Final exams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5, 7-10 Saturday, Monday–Thursday
Semester ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 11, Friday
Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 11, Friday
Final grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Monday
Summer Sessions 2012
Summer I - First Day of Class (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14, Monday
Summer I (Census Day). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 18, Friday
Memorial Day (Holiday—No classes held). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 28, Monday
Last day to withdraw from Summer I Term (all students) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8, Friday
Summer I ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 22, Friday
Summer I grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25, Monday
Summer II First Day of Class (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 25, Monday
Independence Day (Holiday—No classes held) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4, Wednesday
Summer II Census Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 29, Friday
Last day to withdraw from Summer II Term (all students) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 20, Friday
Summer II ends (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 3, Friday
Summer II grades due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 6, Monday
(1) Petition for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar’s office for this term.
(2) PHGN courses end two weeks later on Friday, August 17th.
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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
occu pies 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
Engineer ing, 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
Unique Programs
changing professional environment and appreciate diverse
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering
approaches to understanding and solving society’s prob-
and applied science with a special focus in Earth, Energy,
lems. They should have the creativity, resourcefulness, re-
Environment and Materials. As such, it has unique programs
ceptivity and breadth of interests to think critically about a
in many fields. This is the only institution in the world, for
wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They should be pre-
example, that offers doctoral programs in all five of the
pared to assume leadership roles and possess the skills and
major earth science disciplines: Geology and Geological En-
attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to
gineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering
continue their own growth through life-long learning.
and Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgi-
uGraduates should be capable of working effectively in an
cal and Materials Engineering programs in the country that
international environment, and be able to succeed in an in-
still focuses on the complete materials cycle from mineral
creasingly interdependent world where borders between
processing to finished advanced materials.
cultures and economies are becoming less distinct. They
In addition to these traditional programs which define the
should appreciate the traditions and languages of other cul-
institutional focus, the school is pioneering programs in inter -
tures, and value diversity in their own society.
disciplinary areas. One of the most successful of these is the
uGraduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity.
Engineering Division program, which currently claims more
They should also demonstrate perseverance and have pride
than one-third of the undergraduate majors. This program
in accomplishment. They should assume a responsibility to
combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
enhance their professions through service and leadership
engi neering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited
and should be responsible citizens who serve society, par-
by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accred-
ticularly through stewardship of the environment.
itation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
History of CSM
(410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate level, is the Master
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discov-
of International Political Economy of Resources. Such pro-
ered in the Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry
grams serve as models at CSM.
was in trouble. The nuggets had been picked out of streams
and the rich veins had been worked, and new methods of ex-
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded
ploration, mining, and recovery were needed.
in tradition, they are all experiencing continual evolution and
innovation. Recent successes in integrating aspects of the
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud,
curriculum have spurred similar activity in other areas such
Arthur Lakes, George West and Episcopal Bishop George M.
as the geosciences. There, through the medium of computer
Randall proposed a school of mines. In 1874, the Territorial
visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in the process
Legislature appropriated $5,000 and commissioned Loveland
of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
and a Board of Trustees to found the Territorial School of
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of
Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the Bill on
aspects of civil engineering, geology and mining. CSM has
February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in
played a leadership role in this kind of innovation over the
1876, the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally es-
last decade. Many degree programs offer CSM undergradu-
tablished. The first diploma was awarded in 1883.
ate students the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather nar-
Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s De-
row initial focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petro-
gree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s
leum production and refining as well. Recently it has added
Degree. These combined Bachelors-Masters programs have
programs in materials science and engineering, energy and
been created by CSM faculty in those situations where they
environmental engineering, and a broad range of other engi-
have deemed it academically advantageous to treat BS and
neering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its mis-
MS degree programs as a continuous and integrated process.
sion as education and research in engineering and applied
These are accelerated programs that can be valuable in fields
science with a special focus on the earth science disciplines
of engineering and applied science where advanced educa-
in the context of responsible stewardship of the earth and its
tion in technology and/or management provides the opportu-
resources.
nity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students
positions. These programs also can be valuable for students
have come from nearly every nation, and alumni can be
who want to get a head start on graduate education.
found in every corner of the globe.
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Location
Student Honor Code
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its in-
Colorado School of Mines students also feel strongly
ception. Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community
about academic integrity. The students independently wrote
of 18,000 is located in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is
and approved an Honor Code promoting high academic stan-
an hour away to the west. Golden is a unique community that
dards and zero tolerance of academic misconduct.
serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing Company, the
Preamble: The students of Colorado School of Mines
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S. Geo-
(Mines) have adopted the following Student Honor Code
logical Survey facility that also contains the National Earth-
(Code) in order to establish a high standard of student behav-
quake Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once
ior at Mines. The Code may only be amended through a stu-
served as the territorial capital of Colorado.
dent referendum supported by a majority vote of the Mines
Accreditation
student body. Mines students shall be involved in the en-
Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the
forcement of the Code through their participation in the Stu-
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central
dent Judicial Panel.
Association, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago,
Code: Mines students believe it is our responsibility to
Illinois 60604-1413 – telephone (312) 263-0456. The Engi-
promote and maintain high ethical standards in order to en-
neering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
sure our safety, welfare, and enjoyment of a successful learn-
Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market
ing environment. Each of us, under this Code, shall assume
Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
responsibility for our behavior in the area of academic in-
(410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in
tegrity. As a Mines student, I am expected to adhere to the
Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics,
highest standards of academic excellence and personal in-
Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Metallur-
tegrity regarding my schoolwork, exams, academic projects,
gical and Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering and Pe-
and research endeavors. I will act honestly, responsibly, and
troleum Engineering. The American Chemical Society has
above all, with honor and integrity in all aspects of my aca-
approved the degree program in the Department of Chem-
demic endeavors at Mines. I will not misrepresent the work
istry and Geochemistry.
of others as my own, nor will I give or receive unauthorized
assistance in the performance of academic coursework. I will
Administration
conduct myself in an ethical manner in my use of the library,
General management of the School is vested by State
computing center, and all other school facilities and re-
statute in a Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members
appointed by the governor. A non-voting student member is
sources. By practicing these principles, I will strive to uphold
elected annually by the student body and a non-voting fac-
the principles of integrity and academic excellence at Mines.
ulty member is elected to serve a two-year term by the aca-
I will not participate in or tolerate any form of discrimination
demic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition
or mistreatment of another individual.
and fees and from the State through annual appropriations.
Policy on Violation of Student Academic
These funds are augmented by government and privately
sponsored research, private gift support from alumni, corpo-
Misconduct
rations, foundations and other friends.
Academic misconduct is the intentional act of fraud, in
which an individual seeks to claim credit for the work and ef-
Academic Integrity
forts of another without authorization, or uses unauthorized
Academic Integrity
materials or fabricated information in any academic exercise.
The Colorado School of Mines affirms the principle that
Student Academic Misconduct arises when a student violates
all individuals associated with the Mines academic commu-
the principle of academic integrity. Such behavior erodes
nity have a responsibility for establishing, maintaining and
mutual trust, distorts the fair evaluation of academic achieve-
fostering an understanding and appreciation for academic in-
ments, violates the ethical code of behavior upon which edu-
tegrity. In broad terms, this implies protecting the environ-
cation and scholarship rest, and undermines the credibility of
ment of mutual trust within which scholarly exchange
the university. Because of the serious institutional and indi-
occurs, supporting the ability of the faculty to fairly and ef-
vidual ramifications, student misconduct arising from viola-
fectively evaluate every student's academic achievements,
tions of academic integrity is not tolerated at Mines. If a
and giving credence to the university's educational mission,
student is found to have engaged in such misconduct sanc-
its scholarly objectives and the substance of the degrees it
tions such as change of a grade, loss of institutional privi-
awards. The protection of academic integrity requires there
leges, or academic suspension or dismissal may be imposed.
to be clear and consistent standards, as well as confrontation
As a guide, some of the more common forms of academic
and sanctions when individuals violate those standards. The
misconduct are noted below. This list is not intended to be
Colorado School of Mines desires an environment free of
all inclusive, but rather to be illustrative of practices the
any and all forms of academic misconduct and expects stu-
Mines faculty have deemed inappropriate:
dents to act with integrity at all times.
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1. Dishonest Conduct – general conduct unbecoming a
removing materials that are placed on reserve in the Li-
scholar. Examples include issuing misleading statements;
brary for general use; failing to provide team members
withholding pertinent information; not fulfilling, in a
necessary materials or assistance; and, knowingly dissem-
timely fashion, previously agreed to projects or activities;
inating false information about the nature of a test or ex-
and verifying as true, things that are known to the student
amination.
not to be true or verifiable.
7. Sharing Work – giving or attempting to give unauthorized
2. Plagiarism – presenting the work of another as one's own.
materials or aid to another student. Examples include al-
This is usually accomplished through the failure to ac-
lowing another student to copy your work; giving unau-
knowledge the borrowing of ideas, data, or the words of
thorized assistance on a homework assignment, quiz, test
others. Examples include submitting as one's own work
or examination; providing, without authorization, copies
the work of another student, a ghost writer, or a commer-
of examinations before the scheduled examination; post-
cial writing service; quoting, either directly or para-
ing work on a website for others to see; and sharing re-
phrased, a source without appropriate acknowledgment;
ports, laboratory work or computer files with other
and using figures, charts, graphs or facts without appro-
students.
priate acknowledgment. Inadvertent or unintentional mis-
Procedures for Addressing Academic Misconduct
use or appropriation of another's work is nevertheless
Faculty members and thesis committees have discretion to
plagiarism.
address and resolve misconduct matters in a manner that is
3. Falsification/Fabrication – inventing or altering informa-
commensurate with the infraction and consistent with the
tion. Examples include inventing or manipulating data or
values of the Institution. This includes imposition of appro-
research procedures to report, suggest, or imply that par-
priate academic sanctions for students involved in academic
ticular results were achieved from procedures when such
misconduct. However, there needs to be a certain amount of
procedures were not actually undertaken or when such re-
consistency when handling such issues, so if a member of the
sults were not actually supported by the pertinent data;
Mines community has grounds for suspecting that a student
false citation of source materials; reporting false informa-
or students have engaged in academic misconduct, they have
tion about practical, laboratory, or clinical experiences;
an obligation to act on this suspicion in an appropriate fash-
submitting false excuses for absence, tardiness, or missed
ion. The following procedure will be followed:
deadlines; and, altering previously submitted examina-
1. The faculty member or thesis committee informs the stu-
tions.
dent(s) of the allegations and charge of academic miscon-
4. Tampering – interfering with, forging, altering or attempt-
duct within 10 business days. This involves both verbal
ing to alter university records, grades, assignments, or
and written communication to the student(s). A conversa-
other documents without authorization. Examples include
tion regarding the incident should take place between the
using a computer or a false-written document to change a
faculty member/thesis committee and student. This con-
recorded grade; altering, deleting, or manufacturing any
versation allows faculty members to get the student's per-
academic record; and, gaining unauthorized access to a
spective prior to making an official decision. It also
university record by any means.
allows the faculty member to educate the student on inap-
5. Cheating – using or attempting to use unauthorized mate-
propriate behavior.
rials or aid with the intent of demonstrating academic per-
2. A) In the case of an allegation of academic misconduct
formance through fraudulent means. Examples include
associated with regular coursework, if after talking with
copying from another student's paper or receiving unau-
the student, the faculty member feels the student is re-
thorized assistance on a homework assignment, quiz, test
sponsible for academic misconduct the faculty member
or examination; using books, notes or other devices such
should:
as calculators, PDAs and cell phones, unless explicitly au-
u Assign a grade of "F" in the course to the student(s)
thorized; acquiring without authorization a copy of the
that committed academic misconduct. A faculty mem-
examination before the scheduled examination; and copy-
ber may impose a lesser penalty if the circumstances
ing reports, laboratory work or computer files from other
warrant, however the typical sanction is a grade of "F".
students. Authorized materials are those generally re-
garded as being appropriate in an academic setting, unless
u Contact the Associate Dean of Students and his/her De-
specific exceptions have been articulated by the instruc-
partment Head/Division Director to officially report the
tor.
violation in writing within 5 business days of the
charge of academic misconduct. The Associate Dean
6. Impeding – negatively impacting the ability of other stu-
of Students will communicate the final resolution in
dents to successfully complete course or degree require-
writing to the student, the faculty member, the Office
ments. Examples include removing pages from books and
of Academic Affairs, the Office of Graduate Studies
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and the student's advisor. The Associate Dean of Stu-
Graduate Studies or the Associate Dean of Students. The in-
dents will also keep official records on all students with
formation is then provided to the faculty member concerned.
academic misconduct violations.
Appeal Process for Student Academic Misconduct
Prescribed disciplinary action for misconduct associated
Students charged with academic misconduct must be af-
with regular coursework:
forded a fair opportunity for an appeal. For those alleged to
1st Offense:
- A grade of "F" in the course
have engaged in research misconduct, the appeal procedure
is defined in the Faculty Handbook section 10.11. For all
2nd Offense:
- A grade of "F" in the course
other charges of academic misconduct, upon notification of a
- One-year academic
finding of academic misconduct and the associated penalties,
suspension
the student may appeal the decision of the faculty member
- Permanent notation of
for one of the following grounds for appeal only:
Academic Misconduct on
the student's transcript
u The student believes his/her due process rights were vi-
olated as the student was not allowed to present rele-
B) In the case of an allegation of academic misconduct
vant information.
associated with activities not a part of regular coursework
(e.g., an allegation of cheating on a comprehensive exam-
u The student can provide evidence that academic mis-
ination), if after talking with the student, faculty mem-
conduct did not occur and the faculty member abused
ber(s) feel the student is responsible for misconduct the
his/her authority and/or made an arbitrary decision
faculty should:
without fully considering the information presented.
u Assign an outcome to the activity that constitutes fail-
u There is new information to consider that, if true,
ure. If appropriate, the student's advisor may also as-
would be sufficient to alter the faculty member's deci-
sign a grade of "PRU" for research credits in which the
sion. Such information must not have been known by
student is enrolled. Regular institutional procedures re-
the student appealing at the time of the original meet-
sulting from either of these outcomes are then fol-
ing with the faculty member.
lowed. Faculty members may impose a lesser penalty if
To appeal the decision, the student must submit a written
the circumstances warrant, however, the typical sanc-
request in the form of a letter to the Vice President for Stu-
tion is failure.
dent Life. The letter of appeal should provide a thorough ex-
u Contact the Associate Dean of Students, Graduate Dean
planation of the following:
and the student's Department Head/Division Director to
1. Under what grounds (see list above) is the appeal being
officially report the violation in writing within 5 busi-
requested?
ness days of the charge of misconduct. The Associate
2. How does the appeal request fit the selected grounds for
Dean of Students will communicate the final resolution
appeal?
in writing to the student, the faculty member, the Office
of Graduate Studies and the student's advisor. The As-
3. What specific aspect of the decision is being appealed?
sociate Dean of Students will also keep official records
The letter of appeal must be received by the Vice President
on all students with academic misconduct violations.
for Student Life within 7 business days of the date of the
C) In the case of an allegation of academic misconduct
written notice of a violation from the Associate Dean of Stu-
associated with research activities, investigation and reso-
dents. Once an appeal request is received, the Vice President
lution of the misconduct is governed by the Institution's
for Student Life will forward it on to one of the Appeal Re-
Research Integrity Policy. The Research Integrity Policy
view Administrators. The Appeal Review Administrator will
is available as section 10.11 of the Faculty Handbook. If,
review the written request to determine if the acceptable
after talking with the student, the faculty member feels
grounds for an appeal are met and if the appeal is timely
the student is responsible for misconduct of this type, the
filed. After review of the request, the Appeal Review Ad-
faculty member should proceed as indicted in the Re-
ministrator will take one of the following actions:
search Integrity Policy. If appropriate, the student's advi-
a. Deny the appeal. If the appeal is denied, the decision is
sor may also assign a grade of "PRU" for research credits
final and considered binding upon all involved, from
in which the student is enrolled. Regular institutional pro-
which no additional appeals are permitted.
cedures resulting from this grade assignment are then fol-
b. Proceed with the appeal by notifying the student and sub-
lowed.
mitting all the details and the evidence to the Student Ap-
Students who suspect other students of academic miscon-
peals Committee for resolution.
duct should report the matter to the appropriate faculty mem-
If the appeal request is granted, the Student Appeals Com-
ber, the appropriate Department Head/Division/Program
mittee will review the case within 15 days. Please see the
Director, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Dean of
Student Handbook for more information on the Student Ap-
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peals Committee. The Student Appeals Committee may do
Colorado School of Mines Non-
any or all of the following during the review: interview with
Discrimination Statement
the faculty member; interview with the student(s); interview
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of
any appropriate witnesses; and/or review the student file in-
Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of
cluding any homework, tests, quizzes or other assignments
the Education Amendment of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of
that were involved in the alleged misconduct. At the conclu-
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabili-
sion of the review, the Student Appeals Committee will make
ties Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008,
one of the following decisions:
Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Employ-
a. Reverse the decision of the faculty member and withdraw
ment and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Ge-
the charge from the student's record.
netic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Board
b. Affirm the decision of the faculty member and uphold the
of Trustees Policy 10.6, the Colorado School of Mines does
sanction(s).
not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race,
c. Forward the case to the Office of Academic Affairs for
religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military service,
further consideration: the Student Appeals Committee be-
or genetic information in its administration of educational
lieves that additional considerations should be made
policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholar-
which could include increasing or decreasing the sanc-
ship and loan programs; athletic or other school-administered
tions imposed or addressing additional issues that arose
programs; or employment.
through the appeal process. Recommendations for appro-
priate sanctions should be made by the Student Appeals
Inquiries, concerns, or complaints should be directed by
Committee to the Office of Academic Affairs. The addi-
subject content as follows:
tional consideration will be conducted by the Dean of Un-
The Employment-related EEO and discrimination contact
dergraduate Studies or Dean of Graduate Studies,
is Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Re-
depending on the academic standing of the student re-
sources, Guggenheim Hall, Room 110, Golden, Colorado
questing the appeal. The Office of Academic Affairs staff
80401 (Telephone: 303.273.3250). The ADA Coordinator
member will make a final decision that will be communi-
and the Section 504 Coordinator for employment is Ann Hix,
cated to the student within 10 business days.
Benefits Manager, Human Resources, Guggenheim Hall,
The decision issued by the Student Appeals Committee or
Room 110, Golden, Colorado 80401 (Telephone:
the Office of Academic Affairs (in matters that are forwarded
303.273.3250). The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504
for further consideration) is final and shall be considered
Coordinator for students and academic educational programs
binding upon all involved, from which no additional appeals
is Ron Brummett, Director of Career Planning & Placement /
are permitted.
Student Development Services, 1600 Maple Street, Suite 8,
Golden, Colorado 80401 (Telephone: 303.273.3297). The
Title IX Coordinator is Maureen Durkin, Director of Policy
and Planning, Guggenheim Hall, Room 212A, Golden, Col-
orado 80401 (Telephone: 303.384.2236). The ADA Facilities
Access Coordinator is Gary Bowersock, Director of Facilities
Management, 1318 Maple Street, Golden, Colorado 80401
(Telephone: 303.273.3330).
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Section 2- Student Life
Facilities
high school graduation will automatically be enrolled in the
Student Center
First-Year Advising and Mentoring Program in their first
The Ben H. Parker Student Center contains the offices for
semester at CSM. The Admissions Office advises undecided
the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students,
transfer students, during their first year, who have success-
Associate Dean of Students, Housing, Student Activities and
fully completed 30 or more semester hours.
Greek Life, Student Government (ASCSM), Admissions and
Questions concerning work in a particular course should
Financial Aid, Cashier, Student Development and Academic
be discussed with the course instructor. The student's advisor
Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, International
can answer general academic advising questions. All stu-
Student and Scholar Services, Career Services, Registrar,
dents assigned a first-year academic advisor will be issued
Blaster Card, Conferences Services, and student organiza-
an alternative PIN for priority registration and must meet
tions. The Student Center also contains the student dining
individually with their academic advisor for academic advis-
hall (known as the Slate Café), food court, bookstore, student
ing prior to receiving this PIN. Each first-year academic
lounges, meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.
advisor serves as the academic advisor until the student offi-
Student Recreation Center
cially declares an academic major with the Registrar's
Completed in May 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student
Office. At that point, the departmental advisor assumes the
Recreation Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple
role of registration advisement and alternative PIN assign-
Streets in the heart of campus, provides a wide array of facili-
ment.
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 for all students
equipped for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other
enrolled in four credit hours or more or any student that has
similar activities, a competition gymnasium containing three
paid the Student Services Fee. Through its various services,
full-size basketball courts as well as seating for 2500 people,
the center acts as a comprehensive resource for the personal
a separate recreation gymnasium designed specifically for a
growth and life skills development of our students. SDAS
wide variety of recreational programs, extensive locker room
houses a library of over 200 books and other materials for
and shower facilities, and a large lounge intended for relax-
checkout, and is home to CSM's Engineers Choosing Health
ing, playing games or watching television. In addition to
Options (ECHO), promoting wise and healthy decision mak-
housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as well as the
ing regarding students' use of alcohol and other drugs.
Intramurals and Club Sports Programs, the Center serves as
Please visit http://counseling.mines.edu for more informa-
the competition venue for the Intercollegiate Men and
tion.
Women's Basketball Programs, the Intercollegiate Volleyball
Counseling: Experienced, professional counselors offer
Program and the Men and Women's Intercollegiate
assistance in a variety of areas. Personal counseling for
Swimming and Diving Program.
stress management, relationship issues, wellness education
Services
and/or improved self image are a few of the areas often
Academic Advising
requested. Assertiveness, stress management, time manage-
First-year students are advised and mentored through the
ment, gender issues, the MBTI, and career assessments are
First-Year Advising and Mentoring Program, CSM101.
also popular interactive presentations. SDAS works closely
CSM101 Mentors and Academic Advisors establish immedi-
with other student life departments to address other issues.
ate contact with first-year students in order to:
Academic Services: The staff often conducts workshops
ufacilitate the transition from high school to college;
in areas of interest to college students, such as time manage-
uprovide guidance with course selection & registration;
ment, learning skills, test taking, preparing for finals and
uassess and monitor academic progress; and
college adjustment. One-on-one academic counseling with
uprovide referrals to appropriate campus resources.
assessment of individual learning skills is also available.
Please visit http://academicservices.mines.edu for more
Each first-year academic advisor, a member of the aca-
information about tutoring programs, academic counseling
demic faculty, is assigned one section of CSM101 and advis-
and CSM101.
es approximately twenty-five students. Transfer students
who have successfully completed fewer than 30 transcripted
Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops: Free
semester hours at an institution of higher education after
walk-in tutoring is available to all CSM students for most
freshmen and sophomore courses. Tutoring in some upper
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division courses is available. Weekly academic excellence
regarding a wide range of health concerns. Staff members
workshops in introductory calculus, chemistry, and physics
are available to provide health-promotion events for students
are provided as well.
groups and residence hall programming.
Disability Services: This office serves students with doc-
The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday
umented disabilities who are seeking academic accommoda-
8 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1-4:45 P.M. It is staffed by Nurse Practi-
tions or adjustments. Disability Services coordinates CSM's
tioners and RN's throughout the day. A physician is on cam-
efforts to comply with the broad mandates of Section 504 of
pus several days per week from 3-4:45 pm during the
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
academic year, and is on call when the Health Center is
Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
closed.
Further information, application and documentation guide-
Dental services are provided to students at the Student
lines can be found on the Disability Services website
Health Center. Services are provided by a dentist, dental hy-
http://disabilities.mines.edu.
gienist, and dental assistant, and are available by appoint-
International Student Services
ment 3 days per week during the academic year and with
limited hours during the summer. Services include x-rays,
International student advising and international student
cleanings, fillings, and simple extractions. Referrals to local
services are the responsibility of International Student and
specialists are made if necessary.
Scholar Services, located in the Student Center. The Inter -
national Student and Scholar Services Office coordinates the
To be eligible for care at the Health Center, students must
Friendship Family Program. Orientation programs for new
be enrolled in four or more credit-hours and have paid the
Health Services fee. Supervised by the Director of Student
inter national students are held at the beginning of each
Services. Phone: (303) 273-3381; FAX: (303) 279-3155.
semester. Visas and work permits are processed through the
Inter national Student Advisor at the International Student
Mandatory Health Insurance
and Scholar Services Office.
Mines requires that all degree-seeking students who are
U. S. Citizens or permanent residents, and all international
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad
students regardless of degree-seeking status have health in-
The Office of International Programs (OIP), a program in
surance that meets or exceeds Mines coverage requirements.
Academic Affairs located at 1706 Illinois Street, develops
Please see http://healthcenter.mines.edu/Insurance-Informa-
international opportunities for students and faculty at CSM,
tion for current information. Enrollment in the Student
including study abroad programs. For information about the
Health Benefit Plan is automatic, and each student’s account
international activities of OIP, see p. 190.
will be charged the Student Health Benefit Plan premium un-
Identification Cards (BLASTER CARD)
less a waiver is completed. Domestic students must complete
Blaster Cards are made in the Student Activities Office in
an online enrollment/waiver prior to Census Date. Interna-
the Parker Student Center, and all new students must have a
tional students must complete a paper waiver and submit it to
the International Student and Scholar Services Office prior to
card made as soon as possible after they enroll. Each semes-
Census Date each academic year.
ter the Student Activities Office issues RTD Bus Pass stick-
ers for student ID’s. Students can replace lost, stolen, or
Immunizations
damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
Documentation confirming proof of immunity to measles,
mumps, rubella (MMR's) is required of all students enrolled
The Blaster Card can be used as a debit card to make pur-
in four credit hours or more or any student that has paid the
chases at all campus food service facilities, to check material
Student Health Services fee. A health history form will be
out of the CSM Library, to make purchases at the campus
sent to students after they are accepted for admission and
residence halls, and may be required to attend various CSM
have stated their intent to enroll. It must be returned to the
campus activities.
Student Health Center prior to arriving on campus
Please visit the website at
Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate of
http://www.is.mines.edu/BlasterCard for more information.
Immunization signed by a physician, nurse, or public health
Student Health Center
official which documents two doses of each (measles,
The Student Health Center, located at 17th and Elm, pro-
mumps, and rubella). The Certificate must specify the type
vides primary health care to CSM students and their spouses.
of vaccine and the dates (month, day, and year) of adminis-
Students pay a Student Health Services fee each semester
tration or written evidence of laboratory tests showing immu-
nity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Failure to meet the
which entitles them to unlimited visits with a healthcare
immunization requirement will result in a hold on students'
provider as well as certain prescriptions and over-the-count-
registration until this information is received by the Student
er medications. Spouses of enrolled students may also pay
Health Center.
the fee and receive services except for dental services. The
health center provides wellness education, immunizations,
allergy shots, flu shots, nutrition counseling and information
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The completed health history form is confidential and will
Career Advice and Counseling
be a student's medical record while at Mines. This record
uResources to help choose a major;
will be kept in the Student Health Center. The record will
uIndividual resume and cover letter critiques;
not be released unless the student signs a written release.
uIndividual job search advice;
Motor Vehicles Parking
uPractice video-taped interviews.
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the
Career Planning Services
campus Parking Services Division of Facilities Management,
uCSM101 First-Year Advising and Mentoring Program -
1318 Maple Street, and must display a CSM parking permit.
focusing on exploring and connecting with an aca-
Vehicles must be registered at the beginning of each semes-
demic major at Mines;
ter or upon bringing your vehicle on campus, and updated
uOnline resources for exploring careers and employers
whenever you change your address.
at http://careers.mines.edu;
Public Safety
u"Career Digger" online - short bios describe what re-
The Colorado School of Mines Department of Public
cent grads are doing on their jobs;
Safety is a full service, community oriented law enforcement
u"Career Manual" online - resume writing, resume and
agency, providing 24/7 service to the campus. It is the mis-
cover letter examples, and job search tips;
sion of the Colorado School of Mines Police Department to
uJob Search Workshops - successful company research,
make the Mines campus the safest campus in Colorado.
interviewing, business etiquette, networking skills;
The department is responsible for providing services such
uSalary and overall outcomes information;
as:
uCompany contact information;
uGrad school information;
uProactive patrol of the campus and its facilities;
uCareer resource library.
uInvestigation and reporting of crimes and incidents;
Job Resources
uMotor vehicle traffic and parking enforcement;
uCrime and security awareness programs;
uCareer Day (Fall and Spring);
uAlcohol / Drug abuse awareness / education;
uOnline summer, part-time, and full-time entry-level job
uSelf defense classes;
postings at http://diggernet.net;
uConsultation with campus departments for safety and
uVirtual Career Fairs and special recruiting events;
security matters;
uCooperative Education Program - available to students
uAdditional services to the campus community such as:
who have completed three semesters at CSM (two for
vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts, community safe walks
transfer students). It is an academic program which of-
(escorts), authorized after-hours building and office ac-
fers 3 semester hours of credit in the major for engi-
cess, and assistance in any medical, fire, or other emer-
neering work experience, awarded on the basis of a
gency situation.
term paper written following the CO-OP term. The type
The police officers employed by the Department of Public
of credit awarded depends on the decision of the de-
Safety are fully trained police officers in accordance with
partment, but in most cases is additive credit. CO-OP
the Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board
terms usually extend from May to December, or from
and the Colorado Revised Statute.
January to August, and usually take a student off cam-
pus full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before
Career Center
beginning the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must
The CSM Career Center mission is to assist students in
write learning objectives and sign formal contracts with
developing, evaluating, and/or implementing career, educa-
their company's representative to ensure the educa-
tion, and employment decisions and plans. Career develop-
tional component of the work experience;
ment is integral to the success of CSM graduates and to the
uOn-campus interviewing - industry and government
mission of CSM. All Colorado School of Mines graduates
representatives visit the campus to interview students
will be able to acquire the necessary job search and profes-
and explain employment opportunities;
sional development skills to enable them to successfully take
uGeneral employment board;
personal responsibility for the management of their own
uResume referrals;
careers. Services are provided to all students and for all
uEmployer searching resource;
recent graduates, up to 24 months after graduation. Students
uContinued services up to 24 months after graduation.
must adhere to the ethical and professional business and job
searching practices as stated in the Career Center Student
Standards, Codes of Conduct
Policy, which can be found in its entirety on the Student's
Students can access campus rules and regulations, includ-
Homepage of DiggerNet.
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-
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ing policies, and the distribution of literature and free speech
Minority Engineering Program
policy, by visiting the Planning and Policy Analysis website
The Minority Engineering Program is located at 1400
at http://inside.mines.edu/Student_policies. We encourage
Maple Street. The MEP meets the needs of minority students
all students to review the electronic document and expect
by providing various student services, summer programs,
that students know and understand the campus policies, rules
recruitment, academic/retention programs (academic advis-
and regulations as well as their rights as a student.
ing, academic excellence workshops, counseling, tutoring
Questions and comments regarding the above mentioned
and peer study groups), professional/career development
policies can be directed to the Associate Dean of Students
(leadership workshops, career development, time manage-
located in the Student Center, Suite 172.
ment, study skills and national conferences), community out-
Student Publications
reach, and cultural and social activities.
Two student publications are published at CSM by the
Working through student professional societies-American
Associated Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for
Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Society of
students wishing to participate on the staffs.
Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), National Society of
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly
Black Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic
during the school year. It contains news, features, sports,
Professional Engineers (SHPE) - the Office of Minority
letters and editorials of interest to students, faculty, and the
Engineering Program is a center for minority student activi-
Golden community.
ties, and a place for students to become a community of schol-
ars with common goals and objectives in a comfortable learn-
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each
ing environment.
semester. Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and
photographs are encouraged from students, faculty and staff.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
A Board of Student Publications acts in an advisory capacity
(AISES) chapter was established at the Colorado School
to the publications staffs and makes recommendations on
of Mines in 1992. It is a peer support group for Native
matters of policy. The Public Affairs Department staff mem-
American students pursuing science and engineering
bers serve as daily advisors to the staffs of the Oredigger and
careers. Its main goal is to help the students get through
Prospector. The Division of Liberal Arts and International
college so they can then use those new skills to create a
Studies provides similar service to the High Grade.
better life for themselves and other Native Americans.
Veterans Services
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is a
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans services for stu-
branch of the Minority Engineering Program which
dents attending the School and using educational benefits
acknowledges the Asian heritage by involvement in vari-
from the Veterans Administration.
ous school activities, social activities, and activities with
the other Minority Engineering chapters. SASE allows stu-
Tutoring
dents with an Asian heritage or students interested in Asian
Individual tutoring in most courses is available through
heritage to assemble and voice shared interests and associ-
the Office for Student Development and Academic Services.
ate in organized group activities which include attending
This office also sponsors group tutoring sessions and Aca -
Nuggets games, bowling, ice skating and numerous other
demic Excellence Workshops which are open to all interested
activities.
CSM students. For more information about services and eli-
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-
gibility requirements, contact the Student Development and
profit organization managed by students. It was founded
Academic Services office.
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
Hispanic engineering (sciences) students to become profes-
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sional engineers and scientists, to increase the number of
concerts, movie nights bringing blockbuster movies to the
Hispanics entering into the field of engineering, and to
Mines campus; and E-Days and Homecoming.
develop and implement programs benefiting Hispanics
Special Events
seeking to become engineers and scientists. Anyone inter-
Engineers' Days festivities are held each spring. The
ested in joining may do so. SHPE is a national organiza-
three day affair is organized entirely by students. Contests
tion with student and professional chapters in nearly 100
are held in drilling, hand-spiking, mucking, and oil-field
cities across the country. The organization is divided into
olympics to name a few. Additional events include a huge
five regions representing 76 student chapters. The SHPE
fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State
organization is governed by a National Board of Directors
Capitol, the awarding of scholarships to outstanding
which includes representatives from all regions including
Colorado high school seniors and an Engineers' Day concert.
two student representatives.
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the
Activities
entire year’s activities. Events include a football rally and
Student Activities Office
game, campus decorations, election of Homecoming queen
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various
and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
activities and student organizations on the Mines campus.
International Day is planned and conducted by the
Student government, professional societies, living groups,
International Council. It includes exhibits and programs
honor societies, interest groups and special events add a
designed to further the cause of understanding among the
balance to the academic side of the CSM community.
countries of the world. The international dinner and enter-
Participants take part in management training, event plan-
tainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
ning, and leadership development. To obtain an up-to-date
the year.
listing of the recognized campus organizations or more
information about any of these organizations, contact the
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school
Student Activities office.
ski day held each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In
addition to skiing, there are also fun competitions (snowman
Student Government
contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the day.
Associated Students of CSM (ASCSM) is sanctioned by
the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
Living Groups
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organ-
the welfare of CSM and all of the students and to foster
ization developed to coordinate and plan activities for stu-
and maintain harmony among those connected with or
dents living in the Residence Halls. Its membership is repre-
interested in the School, including students, alumni,
sented by students from each hall floor. Officers are elected
faculty, trustees and friends.
each fall for that academic year.
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives
Social Fraternities and Sororities
to ensure a full social and academic life for all students
There are seven national fraternities and three national
with its organizations, publications, and special events. As
sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
the representative governing body of the students ASCSM
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service
provides leadership and a strong voice for the student
to one’s community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the
body, enforces policies enacted by the student body,
number of campus leaders, athletes and scholars that come
works to integrate the various campus organizations, and
from their ranks. Additionally, the Greek social life provides
promotes the ideals and traditions of the School.
a complement to the scholastic programs at Mines. Colorado
School of Mines chapters are:
The Graduate Student Association was formed in 1991
Alpha Phi
Alpha Tau Omega
and is recognized by CSM through the student govern-
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Sigma
ment as the representative voice of the graduate student
Phi Gamma Delta
Pi Beta Phi
body. GSA’s primary goal is to improve the quality of
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Kappa
graduate education and offer academic support for gradu-
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
ate students.
Honor Societies
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves as the campus
Honor societies recognize the outstanding achievements of
special events board. The majority of all-student campus
their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and
events are planned by MAC. Events planned by MAC
service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
include comedy shows to the campus on most Fridays
achievements in our students.
throughout the academic year, events such as concerts,
hypnotists, and one time specialty entertainment; discount
tickets to local sporting events, theater performances, and
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Special Interest Organizations
The Blackwell Award for Excellence in Creative
Special interest organizations meet the special and unique
Expression. A plaque and cash award are presented by the
needs of the CSM student body by providing co-curricular
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies to a student
activities in specific areas.
who has excelled in the evocative representation of the
International Student Organizations
human condition through the genres of poetry, fiction, cre-
The International Student Organizations provide the
ative non-fiction, music, or the artistic representation of aca-
opportunity to experience a little piece of a different culture
demic inquiry. The award is funded through the generosity of
while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
J. Michael Blackwell, Class of 1959.
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
The Brunton Award in Geology. A Brunton transit is award-
Professional Societies
ed in recognition of highest scholastic achievement and inter-
Professional Societies are generally student chapters of the
est in and enthusiasm for the science of geology.
national professional societies. As a student chapter, the pro-
Hon. D. W. Brunton Award. A Brunton transit, provided for
fessional societies offer a chance for additional professional
by Mr. Brunton, is awarded for meritorious work in mining.
development outside the classroom through guest speakers,
trips, and interactive discussions about the current activities
The Leo Borasio Memorial Award. A plaque and cash
in the profession. Additionally, many of the organizations
award presented each year to the outstanding junior in the
offer internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
McBride Honors Program. Mr. Borasio was a 1950 graduate
Recreational Organizations
of the School of Mines.
The recreation organizations provide the opportunity for
Clark B. Carpenter Award. A cash award given to the gradu-
students with similar interests to participate as a group in
ating senior in mining or metallurgy who, in the opinion of
these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organi-
the seniors in mining and metallurgy and the professors in
zations compete on both the local and regional levels at tour-
charge of the respective departments, is the most deserving of
naments throughout the year.
this award.
Outdoor Recreation Program
Clark B. Carpenter Research Award. A cash award present-
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Mines
ed in honor of Professor Clark B. Carpenter to a student or
Park Community Center. The Program teaches classes in
students, undergraduate or graduate, selected by the
outdoor activities; rents mountain bikes, climbing gear,
Department of Metallurgical Engineering on the basis of
backpacking and other equipment; and sponsors day and
scholastic ability and accomplishment. This award derives
weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing, rock
from an endowment by Leslie E. Wilson, E.M., 1927.
climbing, and mountaineering.
Mary and Charles Cavanaugh Memorial Award. A cash
For a complete list of all currently registered student
award given in metallurgy based on scholarship, professional
organizations, please visit the Student Activities office or
activity, and participation in school activities.
website at http://studentactivities.mines.edu/
Colorado Engineering Council Award. A silver medal pre-
Student Honors
sented for excellence in scholarship, high integrity, and gen-
Awards are presented each year to members of the gradu-
eral engineering ability.
ating class and others in recognition of students who have
Distinguished Military Graduate. Designated by the ROTC
maintained a superior scholastic record, who have distin-
professor of military science for graduating seniors who pos-
guished themselves in school activities, and who have done
sess outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral char-
exceptional work in a particular subject.
acter, and who have exhibited a definite aptitude for and
Robert F. Aldredge Memorial Award. A cash award, pre-
interest in military service.
sented in geophysics for the highest scholastic average in
Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower Award. Provided for by Mr.
geophysics courses.
and Mrs. R. B. Ike Downing, $150 and a plaque is awarded
American Institute of Chemists Award. A one year
to the outstanding ROTC cadet commissioned each year,
member ship, presented in chemistry and chemical engineer-
based on demonstrated exemplary leadership within the
ing for demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, abil-
Corps of Cadets and academic excellence in military science.
ity, and character.
Prof. Everett Award. A cash award presented to an outstand-
Robert A. Baxter Award. A cash award, given for meritorious
ing senior in mathematics through the generosity of Frank
work in chemistry.
Ausanka, ’42.
Charles N. Bell, 1906, Award. A Brunton transit is awarded
Cecil H. Green Award. A gold medal given to the graduating
for completing the course in mining to the student demonstrat-
senior in geophysical engineering, who in the opinion of the
ing the most progress in school work during each year.
Department of Geophysics, has the highest attainment in the
combination of scholastic achievement, personality, and
integrity.
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The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award.
Old Timers’ Club Award. A suitable gift is presented to a
Provided by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geol ogists,
graduating senior who, in the opinion of the Department of
the award and rock hammer suitably engraved, presented in
Mining Engineering, has shown high academic standing in
geology for scholastic excellence in the study of geology with
coal mining engineering and potential in the coal industry.
the aim of encouraging future endeavors in the earth sciences.
The Frank Oppenheimer Memorial Science and Society
Harrison L. Hays, ’31, Award. A cash award presented in
Award. A plaque and cash award are presented jointly by
chemical and petroleum-refining for demonstrating by schol-
the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies and the
arship, personality, and integrity of character, the general
Department of Physics to a freshman for excellence in writ-
potentialities of a successful industrial career.
ing in the core course "Nature and Human Values" for a writ-
John C. Hollister Award. A cash award is presented to the
ten work which examines social, ethical, economic, and/or
most deserving student in Geophysics and is not based solely
political issues.
on academic performance.
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards. A suitably
Robert M. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Geological
engraved plaque is presented by each degree-granting depart-
Mapping. An engraved Brunton Compass given in recogni-
ment to its outstanding graduating senior.
tion of this phase of Geological Engineering.
H. Fleet Parsons Award. A cash award presented for out-
Henry W. Kaanta Award. A cash award and plaque is pre-
standing service to the School through leadership in student
sented to a graduating senior majoring in extractive metallur-
government.
gy or mineral processing for the outstanding paper written on
Maxwell C. Pellish, 1924, Academic Achievement Award.
a laboratory procedure or experimental process.
A suitably engraved plaque presented to the graduating senior
Maryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. A plaque and
with the highest cumulative grade point average who has had
cash award are presented by the Division of Liberal Arts and
a minimum of 6 semesters at CSM.
International Studies to a graduating senior for excellence in
The Thomas Philipose Outstanding Senior Award. A
the study of the humanities and for contributions to the cul-
plaque and cash award, presented to a senior in the McBride
tural life of the campus. The award is funded through the
Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers whose schol-
generosity of the late Ahmed D. Kafadar, Classes of 1942 and
arship, character, and personality best exemplify the ideals of
1943, 1986 Distinguished Achievement Medal for significant
the program as determined by the Committee of tutors.
achievements in the mineral industries, and 1987-88
Physics Faculty Distinguished Graduate Award. Presented
Honorary Doctor of Engineering, in memory of his wife,
from time to time by the faculty of the department to graduat-
Maryanna Bell Kafadar.
ing engineering physics seniors with exceptionally high aca-
Alan Kissock, 1912, Award. A cash award is presented in
demic achievement in physics.
metallurgy for best demonstrating the capability for creativ ity
George R. Pickett Memorial Award. A cash award pre -
and the ability to express it in writing.
sented to a graduating senior on the basis of demonstrated
George C. Marshall Award. A certificate, an official biogra-
interests and accomplishments in the study of borehole geo-
phy of General Marshall and an expense paid trip to the
physics.
National Security Conference sponsored by the Marshall
President’s Senior Scholar Athlete Award. A plaque pre-
Foundation, is presented to the most outstanding ROTC cadet
sented to the graduating senior who has the highest academic
who demonstrates those leadership and scholastic qualities
average and who lettered in a sport in the senior year.
which epitomized the career of General Marshall.
The Arthur B. Sacks Award for Excellence in
Metallurgical Engineering Faculty Award. An engraved
Environmental Sustainability. A plaque and cash award
desk set is presented from time to time by the faculty of the
are presented by the Division of Liberal Arts and
department to a graduating senior who, by participation in
International Studies to a graduating senior or graduating
and contribution to campus life, and by academic achieve-
graduate student who has excelled in studying and raising
ment, has demonstrated those characteristics of a well-round-
awareness of environmental sustainability as informed by the
ed graduate to which CSM aspires.
Brundtland Commission's definition of sustainable develop-
Evan Elliot Morse Memorial Award. A cash award is pre-
ment. The award is funded through the generosity of Dr.
sented annually to a student in physics who, in the opinion of
Arthur B. Sacks, Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and
the Physics Department faculty, has shown exceptional com-
International Studies and his wife, Normandy Roden Sacks.
petence in a research project.
Ryan Sayers Memorial Award. Presented to a graduating
senior in Engineering Physics and/or Mathematical and
Computer Sciences in recognition of outstanding academic
achievement and performance of significant research as an
undergraduate.
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William D. Waltman, 1899, Award. Provided for by Mr.
Waltman, a cash award and suitably engraved plaque is pre-
sented to the graduating senior whose conduct and scholar-
ship have been most nearly perfect and who has most nearly
approached the recognized characteristics of an American
gentleman or lady during the recipient’s entire collegiate
career.
H.G. Washburn Award. A copy of De Re Metallica by
Agricola is awarded in mining engineering for good scholas-
tic record and active participation in athletics.
Charles Parker Wedgeforth Memorial Award. Presented
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
Residence Hall Association Fee $50 included in room
of the Colorado School of Mines following the annual budget
rates.
process and action by the Colorado General Assembly and
Sigma Nu Fraternity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500
Governor.
FIJI Fraternity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,982
Undergraduate Tuition
Alpha Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,870
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2011-
2012 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
Pi Phi Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,870
2011-2012 academic year located at
Sigma Kappa Sorority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,870
http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/finance/budget/FY12/FY12-
All CSM owned Fraternity and Sorority
Tuition%20Schedule.pdf
Houses—Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70/week
Fees
Resident Meal Plans
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions
Marble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,250 (per year)
for the 2011-2012 academic year will be available prior to
Unlimited meals + $100 Flex Dollars/semester
the start of the 2011-2012 academic year and can be found at:
Quartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,150 (per year)
http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/finance/budget/FY12/F
14 meals/week + $200 Flex Dollars/semester
Y12%20Fees%20and%20Charges.pdf.
Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900 (per year)
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees
160 meals/semester + $250 Flex Dollars/semester
are not reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. The
Topaz (Mines Park Residents Only)
Colorado School of Mines does not automatically assess any
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500 (per year)
optional fees or charges.
115 meals/semester + $300 Flex Dollars/semester
Housing
Summer Session Housing (Weekly Rate)
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75
NOTE: Room and board charges are established by the
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $115
Board of Trustees (BOT) and are subject to change. Payment
of room and board charges falls under the same guidelines as
Mines Park Apartment (per month)*
payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are in effect for the
Family Housing
2011-2012 Academic Year. Included is a "flexible" meal plan
1 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750/month
which guarantees students a designated number of meals per
2 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $866/month
week or per semester and gives them between $100.00 and
Apartment Housing
$300.00 to spend as they wish on additional meals or at any
1 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750
of the other campus dining locations. For more information,
2 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,016
please contact the Student Life Office at (303) 273-3350.
3 Bedroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,359
Rates for 2011-2012 (per year)
Single Student Housing at Jones Road
Residence Halls (Students must choose a meal plan)
1 Bedroom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650/month
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall Halls
*Tenant pays gas and electric utilities. CSM provides free
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,638
wireless and wired internet, basic expanded cable, water,
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,486
sewer, public electric, and Mines Park parking permit.
Weaver Towers
Tenant may pay $18.50/month per phone line (optional).
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,938
Residence Hall Application
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,742
Information and application for residence hall space is
“E” Room, Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,232
included in the packet offering admission to the student.
Maple Hall
Students desiring accommodations are requested to forward
Double Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,334
their inquiries at the earliest possible date.
Single Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,134
The submission of a room application does not in itself
Residence Halls at Mines Park*
constitute a residence hall reservation. A residence hall con-
Double Occupancy Room . . . . . . . . . . $4,972
tract will be sent electronically and made available on the
Single Occupancy Room. . . . . . . . . . . $5,824
Residence Life website, to be signed by the student and his
or her parents and returned to the Residence Life Office.
* Includes Mines Park Parking Permit
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Only upon receipt of the residence hall contract by the speci-
Encumbrances
fied deadline by the Residence Life Office will the student be
A student will not be permitted to register for future
assured of a room reservation.
classes, graduate, or secure an official transcript of his/her
Rooms and roommates are assigned in accordance with
academic record while indebted in any way to CSM. Stu-
student preference insofar as possible, with earlier applica-
dents will be responsible for payment of all reasonable costs
tions receiving priority.
of collection.
Advance Deposits
Refunds
An advance deposit 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
half 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
Registrar, tuition and fees will be adjusted to the new
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no can-
course level without penalty.
cellation will be accepted after May 1, except for those who
P If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after
decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued
the add/drop period, and the student does not offi cially
only for entering students second semester may be cancelled
withdraw from school, no adjustment in charges will be
no later than December 1. After that date no cancellation will
made.
be accepted except for those who decide not to attend CSM.
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 accord ing 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 Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent
Cashier
reduction in charges.
1600 Maple Street
P Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent
Colorado School of Mines
reduction in charges.
Golden, CO 80401-1887
P After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Financial Responsibility
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 - Summer I and Sum-
responsibilities when registering for classes at the school. If
mer II - will be adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of
students do not fulfill their financial obligations by published
days in these semesters.
deadlines:
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout
P Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding
from the Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the
balance.
Housing Office. Student health insurance charges are not refund-
P Transcripts will not be issued.
able. The insurance remains in effect for the entire semester.
P 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.
Qualifications
Late Payment Penalties
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is
purposes at the time admission is granted and upon completion
not received in full by the official day of registration. The
of the CSM Colorado Residency for Tuition Classification Form.
penalty is described in the schedule of courses for each
The classification is based upon information furnished by the
semester. If payment is not completed by the sixth week of
student. The student who, due to subsequent events, becomes eli-
class, the student may be officially withdrawn from classes.
gible for resident tuition must make formal application to the
Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
Registrar for a change of status.
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A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade
Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning
payment of nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disci-
process to document intent: Colorado drivers license, motor
plinary action. The final decision regarding tuition status rests
vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado Statute), voter
with the Tuition Appeals Committee of Colorado School of
registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes, owner-
Mines.
ship of residential real estate property in the state (particularly
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
request ing 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.
unemanci pated 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 Colo rado. 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 additional information please refer to:
for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of
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://inside.mines.edu/College-Opportunity-Fund-Ap-
lished separate from the domicile of the parents. Emancipa-
plication-Authorization
tion for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
Colorado Commission on Higher Education's website:
person turns 23 years of age or marries.
http://highered.colorado.gov/Finance/COF/default.html
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two
The College Opportunity Fund website:
inseparable elements: (1) a permanent place of habitation in
https://cof.college-assist.org/COFApp/COFApp/De-
Colorado and (2) intent to remain in Colorado with no intent
fault.aspx
to be domiciled elsewhere. The twelve-month waiting period
does not begin until both elements exist. Documentation of
the following is part of the petitioning process to document
physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent re-
ceipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal
residence property and verification of dates of employment.
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who
Undergraduate Student Financial Assistance
are children of alumni who have been active in the CSM
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to
Alumni Association for the two years prior to the student’s
enable students to enroll and complete their educations, re-
enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value of $1,000. The
gardless of their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this
students may also receive a senior award, based on their aca-
role, the Office of Financial Aid administered over $33.8
demic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
million in total assistance in 2009-2010, including over $16
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado
million in grants and scholarships. Additional information
residents. Based on high school records, an essay, and other
may be found at the CSM financial aid web site,
information, a CSM Student Government committee selects
finaid.mines.edu.
students for these four-year awards.
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.
Once evaluated, a financial aid award notification will be
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering
sent to the student. New students are sent a paper award letter
Program, Nuclear Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate
beginning in early March. Continuing students are notified in
Degree Completion Program are also available to CSM stu-
mid May via their Mines email.
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
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students
the Colorado School of Mines are required to report to the
for their achievements. Academic awards to new students are
CSM Financial Aid Office all financial assistance offered or
made on the basis of their high school records and SAT or
received from all sources including CSM immediately upon
ACT composite test scores. Continuing students can receive
receipt or notification of such assistance. For the purpose of
departmental scholarships based on their academic perform-
this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not be
ance at CSM, particularly in their major field of study, and
limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded
on financial need.
by public or private sources, as well as all income not consid-
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ered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon
equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA is not affected by
receipt of this information, CSM shall evaluate, and may ad-
courses taken abroad. A well-planned study abroad program will
just any financial assistance provided to the student from
not delay graduation. In addition, study abroad can be arranged
CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
on an individual basis at universities throughout the world.
finan cial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assis-
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be used
tance from all sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s
to finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP has devel-
education at CSM. For the purpose of this paragraph, the
oped a resource center for study abroad information in its office,
“total cost of education” shall be defined to include the cost
1706 Illinois St., phone 303-384-2121. Students are invited to
of tuition, fees, books, room and board, necessary travel, and
use the resource materials and meet with staff to discuss over-
reasonable personal expenses.
seas study opportunities.
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental
Withdrawals
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study
We understand that unexpected events occur in life that will
Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and
cause a student to withdraw from classes at Colorado School of
Federal PLUS Loans are provided in whole or part by appro-
Mines. Federal regulation requires financial aid to be awarded
priations of the United States Congress. The Colorado Gen-
under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for
eral Assembly provides funds for the Colorado Grant and
the entire period in which federal assistance was disbursed. The
Colorado Work-Study programs. These programs are all sub-
following policies will help you to understand the impact a with-
ject to renewed funding each year.
drawal may have if you are receiving financial aid. The tuition
Satisfactory Academic Progress
and fees refund policy set by CSM is separate from the return
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfactory
calculation required by federal regulation.
academic progress as specified in the rules and regulations for
An official withdrawal will be recorded once the withdrawal
each individual scholarship.
process has been completed by the student. Students who with-
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or need-
draw from the University should come to the financial aid office
based CSM funds must make satisfactory academic progress
before completing the withdrawal process to determine what ef-
toward their degree. Satisfactory progress is defined as success-
fect this will have on their financial aid. A withdrawal requires
fully passing a minimum of 12 credits each semester with a min-
the financial aid office to determine how much of the federal,
imum 2.000 semester grade average. Students who register
state and institutional financial aid the student has earned. Fi-
part-time must successfully complete all of the credits for which
nancial aid is not considered earned until the 60% point of the
they register with a minimum 2.000 grade average. Satisfactory
semester. The unearned portion will be returned to the program
standing is determined after each semester, including summer. If
from which it came (i.e. student loans to the lender, Pell to the
students are deficient in either the credit hour or grade average
federal department of education, etc). Students need to be aware
measure, they will receive a one semester warning period during
that they may owe Colorado School of Mines for unearned fed-
which they must return to satisfactory standing by passing at
eral, state and/or institutional aid even if they are receiving a re-
least 12 credits with a minimum 2.000 semester grade average.
fund in tuition and fees.
If this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until
Federal regulations consider a student to be an unofficial with-
such time as they return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if
drawal if the student receives all failing grades for the term. If
students totally withdraw from CSM, or receive grades of F in
the student has not completely withdrawn and has failed to earn
all of their courses, their future financial aid eligibility will be
a passing grade in at least one class for the term, CSM is re-
terminated without a warning period. Financial aid eligibility ter-
quired to determine whether the student established eligibility
mination may be appealed to the Financial Aid Office on the
for financial aid by attending at least one class or participating in
basis of extenuating or special circumstances having negatively
any CSM academic-related activity. An unofficial withdrawal
affected the student's academic performance. If approved, the
calculation will be performed and funds returned to their respec-
student will receive a probationary period of one semester to re-
tive federal, state and/or institutional aid programs if there is not
gain satisfactory standing.
documentation supporting the student's last day of attendance, or
Study Abroad
the documentation indicates the student stopped attending prior
to the 60% point of the semester.
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities should
contact the Office of International Programs (OIP), listed under
the Services section of this Bulletin, p.190. Colo rado School of
Mines encourages students to include an international
study/work experience in their under graduate education. CSM
maintains student exchange programs with engineering universi-
ties in South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.
Courses successfully passed abroad can be sub stituted for their
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Section 4 - Living Facilities
Residence Halls
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado
cable television, wired and wireless internet connections, and
School of Mines experience, although no students are re-
an optional campus phone line for an additional fee. There
quired to live on campus. The “Traditional” residence halls
are two community centers which contain the laundry facili-
(Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and Randall halls) house about
ties, recreational and study space, and a convenience store.
380 students in mostly double rooms with a central rest-
2011-2012 rates are as follows:
room/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers has liv-
Mines Park Family Housing
ing space for 230 students in suites with single and double
1 bedroom
$750/mo
rooms, a common living area, and two single
2 bedroom
$866/mo
restroom/shower facilities. There are a limited number of sin-
gle rooms available. Weaver Towers features seven or eight
Mines Park Apartment Housing
person suites with each suite containing both single and dou-
1 bedroom
$750/mo
ble bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms.
2 bedroom
$1,016/mo
Maple Hall is our newest residence hall and opened August
3 bedroom
$1,359/mo
2011. This 290-bed facility houses 2- and 4-person suites,
Single Student Housing at Jones Road
with single and double bedrooms and a private bathroom in
1 bedroom
$650/mo
each suite. Five social lounges, nine study rooms, community
kitchen and activity room, central living room with fireplace,
*Tenant pays gas and electric utilities. A Mines Park park-
music practice room, student storage and workshop space,
ing permit is included.
laundry facilities, vending, mailroom, and desk assistant
CSM pays for wireless and wired internet, basic expanded
services are available to all residents of Maple Hall.
cable, water, sewer, public electric, and provides a Mines
The residence halls at Mines Park offer residence hall liv-
Park parking permit. Tenant pays $18.50/month per phone
ing in an apartment setting for freshmen and upper-class stu-
line (optional).
dents. In addition to having all the amenities of the other
For an application to any of the campus housing options,
residence halls, each apartment has a full kitchen. Each resi-
please contact the Housing Office at (303) 273-3350 or visit
dence hall complex houses mailboxes, lounge areas, TV
the Student Life office in the Ben Parker Student Center,
room, and washers and dryers. All residence hall spaces are
Room 218.
equipped with a bed, desk, waste basket, and closet for each
Fraternities, Sororities
student, as well as wired and wireless internet connections.
Cable TV connection with “expanded basic” service is in-
Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the
cluded. The student is responsible for damage to the room or
national Greek organizations on campus is eligible to live in
furnishings. Colorado School of Mines assumes no responsi-
Fraternity or Sorority housing after their freshman year. Sev-
bility for loss or theft of personal belongings, and residents
eral of the Greek Houses are owned and operated by the
are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.
School, while the remaining houses are owned and operated
by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students
Dining Facilities
are eligible to join these organizations. For information, con-
Colorado School of Mines operates a dining hall, known
tact the Student Activities office or the individual organiza-
as the Slate Café, in the Ben H. Parker Student Center. Stu-
tion.
dents who live in the residence halls are required to purchase
Private Rooms, Apartments
a residential meal plan. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are
Many single students live in private homes in Golden. Col-
served Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner are
orado School of Mines participates in no contractual obliga-
served on Saturday and Sunday. Additional dining facilities,
tions between students and Golden citizens who rent rooms
including a food court, convenience store, and Einstein Bros.
to them. Rents in rooming houses generally range from $350
Bagels serve students with meal plans and/or by cash/credit
to $450 per month. Housing is also available in the commu-
sales. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase
nity of Golden, where apartment rentals range from $575 to
any one of several meal plans which best meets their individ-
$1,250 per month.
ual needs. No meals are served during breaks (Thanksgiving,
Fall, Winter and Spring Break).
Mines Park Apartments*
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the
6th Avenue and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned
by CSM. The complex houses upper class, graduate students,
families, and some freshmen. Residents must be full-time
students.
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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 electronic for-
Academic Elective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
mat. Electronic versions of the Undergraduate Bulletin may
Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
be updated more frequently to reflect changes approved by,
Foreign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
and communicated to, the campus community. As such, stu-
dents are encouraged to refer to the most recently available
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or
electronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin. This ver-
physics. The second and third units may be chemistry,
sion is available at the CSM website. The electronic version
physics, biology, zoology, botany, geology, etc. with labo-
of the Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the official ver-
ratory. Both physics and chemistry are recommended for
sion of this document. In case of disagreement between the
two of the three required units. General Science is not ac-
electronic and print versions (if available), the electronic ver-
ceptable as a science unit, however it is acceptable as an
sion will take precedence.
academic elective unit.
Admission Requirements
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathe-
matics, English, science, or foreign language) must be ac-
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have
ceptable to the applicant’s high school to meet graduation
demonstrated the ability to accomplish classroom and labora-
requirements. For applicants submitting GED Equivalency
tory work and benefit from our programs. The decision to
Diplomas, these units may be completed by the GED test.
admit a student is based on his or her ability to earn a degree
at CSM. Criteria considered in evaluating students include
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required
(1) pattern of course work in high school or college, (2)
to submit the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test
grades earned in those courses, (3) ACT or SAT test scores,
(SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the
(4) rank in class, and (5) other available test scores. No sin-
American College Test (ACT) battery. Applications for
gle criterion for admission is used; however, the most impor-
either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from the high
tant factor is the academic record in high school or college.
school counselors, or by writing to Educational Testing
Service, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT;
The admission requirements below are minimum require-
or to the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box
ments which may change after a catalog has been finalized.
168, Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT. You may also
The Board of Trustees, CSM governing board, reserves the
register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) and
right to deviate from published admission requirements. In
www.act.org (ACT).
such cases, changes in admission policy would be widely
publicized.
Transfer Students
Freshmen
An applicant to CSM is considered to be a transfer student
if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another college
The minimum admission requirements for all high school
after graduating from high school. The minimum admissions
graduates who have not attended a college or university are
requirements for all transfer students are as follows:
as follows:
1. Students transferring from another college or university
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high
must have completed the same high school course require-
school.
ments as entering freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s
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
proof of English proficiency. After admission but prior to en-
all colleges attended. Applicants should have an overall
rollment, certification of adequate financial resources is re-
2.75 (C+) grade point average or better. Students present-
quired.
ing a lower GPA will be given careful consideration and
International applicants must submit a completed interna-
acted on individually.
tional application form; a $45 nonrefundable application fee;
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from
translated secondary schooling records, and/or a credentials
which he or she wishes to transfer because of scholastic
evaluation report; notarized affidavit of financial sponsor-
record or other reason will be evaluated on a case-by-case
ship; and when applicable, translated college transcripts.
basis.
TOEFL/English Proficiency
4. Completed or "in progress" college courses - which meet
You must prove proficiency in the English language by
CSM graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer
achieving one of the following:
credit if the course is not remedial or vocational, and the
a. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of
grade earned is a "C" or better.
550 on the paper-based test, or a score of 79 on the internet
Former Students
Based TOEFL (iBT).
The minimum admission requirements for those students
b An IELTS (International English Language Testing Sys-
who have previously attended CSM are as follows:
tem) Score of 6.5, with no band below a 6.0.
1. Any student who has attended another college or univer-
c. A PTE A (Pearson Test of English) score of 70 or higher.
sity since last enrolling at CSM must re-apply for admis-
sion through the Admissions Office.
d. Transferable credit from an accredited US institution of
higher education equivalent to 30 credits or more.
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immedi-
ately preceding the beginning of the period for which he or
The above English Proficiency requirement applies to stu-
she wishes to enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the
dents currently studying in the United States and for students
Admissions Office.
outside the country.
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension,
Advanced Credit for International Evaluation
must apply for admission to the Admissions Office and
The following methods are used by Colorado School of
must furnish an approval for such re-enrollment from the
Mines to validate the awarding of advanced standing credit
Readmissions Committee of Colorado School of Mines.
for international students who have completed work in their
Appropriate forms to apply for admission may be obtained
home countries at the postsecondary level:
from the Admissions Office.
1. Credit is granted based upon recommendation by recog-
Official transcripts for all coursework completed while
nized academic publications, primarily the World Educa-
away from Mines must be submitted to the Registrar's Office
tion Series of American Association of Collegiate
for review of transferability of the credit.
Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Exchange Students
2. Validation by a comparable credit-granting department at
All students participating in the CSM Exchange Program
Colorado School of Mines. Validation by one of the fol-
(coming to CSM and CSM students going abroad) must be
lowing two options will be at the discretion of the credit-
enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credit hours at CSM or
granting department.
the foreign exchange university.
Option A: Course-by-course evaluation examination by
International Students
comparable Colorado School of Mines academic department.
For purposes of admission, international applicants are de-
Option B: The advisor and/or academic dean's office
fined as all persons who are not citizens or permanent resi-
makes a preliminary evaluation of the level a student has
dents of the United States.
completed and begins the student at that level. Upon success-
ful completion of that course, all related lower-level courses
Generally, international applicants seeking admission to
in that area, as determined by the department granting credit,
Colorado School of Mines must meet the same academic
would be validated and credit awarded.
standards for admission as those required of American appli-
cants. There are wide variations, however, between educa-
Enrollment Requirements
tional systems throughout the world that make exact
All new students whose primary language is not English
comparisons of educational standards difficult. International
must demonstrate English Language proficiency before en-
applicants are selected on the basis of their prior academic
rolling for the first time at the university. This requirement
work, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as evi-
applies to international and non-international, permanent res-
denced by prior work in the academic area involved) and
idents, immigrants, transfer and non-transfer studenta alike.
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Fraudulent Applications
half of the senior year may be required. Applicants who meet
Individuals who withhold or provide fraudulent informa-
freshman admission requirements are admitted subject to
tion on applications for undergraduate admissions or read-
completion of all entrance requirements and high school
missions are subject to immediate dismissal from the
graduation.
university. The decision for immediate dismissal will be
Transfer Students
made by the Director of Enrollment Management or the Di-
Guaranteed Transfer
rector of International Admissions. This decision will be
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado
made after a complete and thorough review of the situation
Statewide Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be
and an individual conference with the student involved. The
viewed at www.state.co.us/cche. Beginning with admissions
individual dismissed has the right to appeal the decision to
in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability of
the committee on academic policy and procedure, whose de-
coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
cision will be final.
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the
Nondegree Students
statewide agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue
by the CSM Admissions Office on their planned course of
a degree program at CSM but wishes to take courses regu-
study. Credits earned more than 10 years prior will not trans-
larly offered on campus. Such students may take any course
fer.
for which they have the prerequisites as listed in the CSM
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal trans-
Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor. Transcripts
fer agreements with Red Rocks Community College
or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant for
(RRCC), Front Range Community College (FRCC), Com-
admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet
munity College of Denver (CCD), and Community College
admission requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through
of Aurora (CCA). Students are encouraged to contact the
this means. Exception to this rule can be made only by the
Admissions Office at these institutions for additional infor-
Director of Enrollment Management. A maximum of 12
mation.
hours of nondegree credit from Colorado School of Mines
Transfer by Review
may be used toward an undergraduate degree program.
Undergraduate students at another college or university
Admission Procedures
who wish to transfer to CSM should apply online at
All Applicants
www.mines.edu.
Documents received by CSM in connection with applica-
A transfer student should apply for admission at the begin-
tions for admission or transfer of credit will not be dupli-
ning of the final two quarters or semester of attendance at his
cated, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any agency
or her present college. The application will be evaluated
or any other institution.
upon receipt of the completed application form, high school
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from
transcript, transcripts from each university or college at-
all applicants.
tended, and a list of courses in progress. The Admissions Of-
fice will then notify the student of his or her admission
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted
status. Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of cur-
later than 21 days prior to the date of registration confirma-
rent courses in progress and submission of a final transcript.
tion for any academic semester or summer session. Admis-
sion for any semester or term may close whenever CSM’s
Advanced Placement and International
budgeted number of students has been met.
Baccalaureate
High School Students
Course work completed for select subjects under the Ad-
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at
vanced Placement Program in a high school may be accepted
www.mines.edu. Questions can be directed to the Admis-
for college credit provided that the Advanced Placement Pro-
sions Office via email: admit@mines.edu.; or via postal mail:
gram Test grade is either 5 (highest honors) or 4 (honors).
Admissions Office, Colorado School of Mines, 1600 Maple
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for
Street, Golden, CO 80401. A student may apply for admis-
course work not completed under the College Entrance Exam-
sion any time after completing the 11th grade. The applica-
ination Board Program. Students wishing such credit may
tion will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed
demonstrate competence by writing the Advanced Placement
application form, a high school transcript showing courses
Examination on the subject. Information can be secured from
completed, courses remaining to be completed, ranking in
the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592,
class, other pertinent data, and SAT or ACT test scores. High
Princeton, NJ 08541. More information on which subjects are
school seniors are encouraged to apply in the fall term of
accepted can be found on the web at www.mines.edu.
senior year. Additionally, it is recommended that the ACT
Course work completed for select subjects under the Inter-
and/or SAT be taken during this term. In some cases, the
national Baccalaureate Program in high school may be ac-
grades or marks received in courses taken during the first
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cepted for college credit provided that the International Bac-
Academic Regulations
calaureate Program Exam grade is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected
Deficiencies
standard and higher level exams. In some cases, departmental
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been es-
approval is required before credit is granted. More informa-
pecially designed so that the course work flows naturally
tion on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web
from course to course and year to year. Thus, it is important
at www.mines.edu.
that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be scheduled in
Declaration of Option (Major)
preference to more advanced work.
The curriculum during the first semester at CSM is gener-
Prerequisites
ally the same across majors. Students are not required to
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that
choose a major before the end of the freshman year. All stu-
the proper prerequisites for all courses have been met. Regis-
dents must have declared a major by the beginning of the
tration in a course without the necessary prerequisite may re-
junior year.
sult in dismissal from the class or a grade of F (Failed) in the
Medical Record
course.
A health history prepared by the student, a medical exami-
Remediation
nation performed by the student’s physician and an updated
The Colorado Department of Higher Education specifies a
immunization record completed by the student and the physi-
remedial programs policy in which any first-time freshmen
cian, nurse or health authority comprise the medical record.
admitted to public institutions of higher education in Colo -
A medical record is required for full time students entering
rado with ACT (or equivalent) scores of less than 18 in read-
CSM for the first time, or following an absence of more than
ing or English, or less than 19 in mathematics, are required
12 calendar months.
to participate in remedial studies. At the Colorado School of
The medical record will be sent to the student after ac -
Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted through re-
ceptance for admission. The medical record must be updated
quired tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading and
and completed and then returned to the Student Health Cen-
writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for
ter before permission to enroll is granted. Proof of immunity
mathematics, and the consequent achievement of a grade of
consists of an official Certificate of Immunization signed by
C or better.
a physician, nurse, or public health official which documents
Transfer Credit
measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate must
New Transfer Students
specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year)
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the
of administration or written evidence of laboratory tests
prescribed academic credit for courses taken at another
showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
institution if these courses are listed in a current articulation
The completed medical record is confidential and will be
agreement and transfer guide between CSM and that institu-
kept in the Student Health Center. The record will not be re-
tion. Credits earned more than 10 years in advance of admis-
leased unless the student signs a written release.
sion will not transfer. When an articulation agreement does
Veterans
not exist with another institution, the transfer student may re-
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado
ceive credit for a course taken at another institution, subject
State Approving Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters
to review by the appropriate CSM department head or desig-
30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607. Undergraduates must reg-
nate to ensure course equivalency.
ister for and maintain 12 credit hours, and graduate students
Continuing Students
must register for and maintain 9 credit hours of graduate
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer
work in any semester to be certified as a full-time student for
credit in required courses only in extenuating circumstances,
full-time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time cate-
upon the advance approval of the Registrar, the department
gory will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tu-
head of the appropriate course, and the department head of
ition payment only.
the student’s option. Upon return, credit will be received sub-
All changes in hours, program, addresses, marital status, or
ject to review by the Registrar. Physics courses are subject to
dependents are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Offi-
post-approval from the department. Forms for this purpose
cer as soon as possible so that overpayment or under pay-
are available in the Registrar’s Office, and the process is re-
ment may be avoided. Veterans must see the Veteran’s
viewed periodically by the Office of the Executive Vice Pres-
Certifying Officer each semester to be certified for any bene-
ident for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).
fits for which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to
Returning Students
continue to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, ap-
progress as defined by Colorado School of Mines.
plied for readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at
an institution while they were absent from CSM, must obtain
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approval, upon return, of the department head of the appro-
Off-Campus Study
priate course, the department head of the student’s option,
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any
and the Registrar.
period of off-campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by
foreign, including faculty-led short courses, study abroad, or
the Registrar. Credits must be submitted on an official tran-
any off-campus trip sponsored by CSM or led by a CSM fac-
script from a regionally accredited institution and be aca-
ulty member. The registration must occur in the same term
demic in nature. Vocational credit is not accepted. Only
that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the stu-
courses completed with grades of "C" or better will be ac-
dent must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emer-
cepted.
gency contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and
FERPA release, and provide adequate proof of current health
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
insurance prior to departure. For additional information con-
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty
cerning study abroad requirements, contact the Office of In-
during the first 11 school days of a regular academic term
ternational Programs at (303) 384-2121; for other
(first 4 school days of a 6-week field course or the first 6
information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
school days of the 8-week summer term).
Absenteeism
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless
the eleventh day of classes through the twelfth week for any
the student has an official excused absence. Excused ab-
reason with a grade of W. After the twelfth week, no with-
sences are granted for three general reasons:
drawals are permitted except in cases of withdrawal from
school or for extenuating circumstances under the auspices of
(1) Student is a varsity athlete and is representing the
the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Regis-
School in a varsity athletics activity.
trar. A grade of F will be given in courses which are with-
(2) Student is representing the School in an authorized ac-
drawn from after the deadline without approval.
tivity related to a club or academic endeavor (academic com-
Freshmen and transfer students in their first and second se-
petitions, student professional society conferences, club sport
mesters are permitted to withdraw from courses with no
competition, program-sponsored competitions, etc.)
grade penalty through the Friday prior to the last week of
(3) Student has a documented personal reason (illness, in-
classes.
jury, jury duty, life-threatening illness or death in the imme-
All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To
diate family, etc.).
withdraw from a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain
Students who miss academic work (including but not lim-
the appropriate form from the Registrar’s office, have it ini-
ited to exams, homework, and labs) for one of the reasons
tialed by the instructor and signed by the student’s advisor to
listed above may be issued an excused absence. If an excused
indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action, and return
absence is received, the student must be given the opportu-
it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on the last
nity to make up the missed work in a reasonable period of
day that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledgment (by
time without penalty. While the student is not responsible for
initials) by the division/department is required in only 2
actually issuing the excused absence, the student is responsi-
cases: 1. when a course is added after the 11th day of the se-
ble for making sure documentation is submitted appropri-
mester and 2. when the Registrar has approved, for extenuat-
ately and for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate
ing circumstances, a withdrawal after the last date specified
arrangements for making up any missed work.
(a “late withdrawal”). Approval of a late withdrawal can be
Varsity Athletics Absences:
given by the Registrar acting on behalf of the Office of Aca-
The Athletics Department will authorize excused absences
demic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund policy, and
for all approved varsity athletics related absences. The Ath-
in compliance with federal regulations.
letics Department will send notice of excused absences to
A $5.00 fee will be charged for any change in class sched-
faculty members on or before Census Day each semester.
ule after the first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the
The student is responsible for contacting his/her faculty
student’s control or withdrawal from school. All adds/drops
member(s) prior to the absence occurring to initiate arrange-
are initiated in the Registrar’s Office.
ments for making up any missed work. The Faculty Over-
Independent Study
sight Committee on Sports and Athletics oversees the number
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent
of excused absences permitted per semester by varsity ath-
study a student is expected to invest approximately 25 hours
letes.
of effort in the educational activity involved. To register for
Authorized Activity Absences:
independent study, a student should get from the Registrar’s
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused
Office the form provided for that purpose, have it completed
absences upon receipt of proper documentation of the school
by the instructor involved and the appropriate department/
related activity. All excused absences for school-sponsored
division head, and return it to the Registrar’s Office.
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activities must be documented with the Associate Dean of
as F’s. Leaving the School without having paid tuition and
Students by Census Day of each semester. If the absence will
fees will result in a hold being placed against the transcript.
occur prior to Census Day, then the documentation should be
Either of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM
received at least two weeks prior to the absence. Once docu-
or another college more difficult.
mentation has been received and approved, the Associate
Undergraduate Grading System
Dean of Students will send notice of excused absences to fac-
ulty members. The student is responsible for contacting
Grades
his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence occurring to
When a student registers in an undergraduate course (400-
initiate arrangements for making up any missed work.
level and lower), one of the following grades will appear on
his/her academic record, except if a student registered as NC
Requests for excused absence(s) related to an authorized
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
activity received after Census Day may be denied or be docu-
the course will be made. The assign ment of the grade symbol
mented as an excused/unexcused absence at the discretion of
is based on the level of performance, and represents the ex-
the faculty member.
tent of the student’s demonstrated mastery of the material
Personal Reason Absences:
listed in the course outline and achievement of the stated
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused
course objectives.
absences upon receipt of proper documentation of the illness,
A
Excellent
injury, or other incident. The student must provide the docu-
B
Good
mentation to the Associate Dean of Students within one week
C
Satisfactory
of returning to class. Once documentation has been received
D
Poor (lowest passing)
and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will send no-
F
Failed
tice of excused absences to faculty members. The student is
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initi-
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
ate arrangements for making up any missed work.
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
Important Note: Every effort will be made by the faculty
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
to honor all excused absences. However, class attendance is
T
Transfer Credit
essential for understanding of the material and for learning to
PRG
In Progress
take place. Excessive absence, regardless of reason, may re-
PRU
In Progress Unsatisfactory
sult in a reduced or failing grade in the course based on
INC
Incomplete
course content and delivery. As content and delivery differ
NC
Not for Credit
among the faculty and with each class, it is important for a
Z
Grade not yet submitted
student missing class to discuss the absences, excused or un-
excused, with his/her faculty member(s) to determine what
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
will be considered excessive.
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
Unexcused Absences:
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
All absences that are not documented as excused absences
are considered unexcused absences. Faculty members may
deny a student the opportunity to make up some or all of the
The following is a notice of an upcoming change only:
work missed due to unexcused absence(s). However, the fac-
Undergraduate Grading System beginning Fall 2012
ulty members do have the discretion to grant a student per-
mission to make up any missed academic work for an
Grades
unexcused absence. The faculty member may consider the
When a student registers in an undergraduate (400-level
student's class performance, as well as their attendance, in
and lower) course, one of the following grades will appear on
the decision.
the academic record. Grades are based on the level of per-
Withdrawal from School
formance and represent the extent of the student’s demon-
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by process-
strated mastery of the material listed in the course outline and
ing a Withdrawal from School form available from the Regis-
achievement of the stated course objectives.  These are
trar’s Office. Completion of the form prior to the last day of
CSM’s grade symbols and their qualitative interpretations:
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being as-
A
Excellent
signed to courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw
A-
will result in the grades of courses in progress being recorded
B+
B
Good
B-
C+
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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
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating
a list of registration symbols that may appear on a CSM tran-
a grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the
script:
burden of proof on the student. For a grade to be revised by
WI
Involuntarily Withdrawn
the Faculty Affairs Committee, the student must demonstrate
W
Withdrew, No Penalty
that the grading decision was unfair by documenting that one
T
Transfer Credit
or more of the following conditions applied:
INC
Incomplete
1. The grading decision was based on something other than
NC
Not for Credit (Audit)
course performance, unless the grade was a result of
Z
Grade not yet submitted
penalty for academic dishonesty.
This is the end of the notice of the upcoming change to
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were un-
the grading system.
reasonably different from those applied to other students in
the same section of that course.
Incomplete Grade
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse,
substantially and unreasonably from those previously
fails to complete a course, a grade of INC (Incomplete) is
articu lated by the instructor.
given. The grade INC indicates deficiency in quantity of
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
work and is temporary.
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT
received in the course. This appeal must clearly define the
LATER THAN THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS OF THE
basis for the appeal and must present all relevant evidence
FIRST SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING
supporting the student’s case.
THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. Upon failure to
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should
remove an INC within the time specified, it shall be changed
deliver this appeal to the course instructor and attempt to
to an F (failed) by the Registrar. In the event that an INC
resolve the issue directly with the instructor. Written grade
grade remains upon completion of degree, the INC will be
appeals must be delivered to the instructor no later than 10
converted to an F and included in the final GPA.
business days after the start of the regular (fall or spring)
NC Grade (Not for Credit or Audit)
semester immediately following the semester in which the
A student may for special reasons, with the instructor’s
contested grade was received. In the event that the course
permission, register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for
instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbati-
Credit). To have the grade NC appear on his/her transcript,
cal, retirement, or resignation from the university, the
the student must enroll at registration time as a NC student in
course coordinator (first) or the Department Head/Division
the course and comply with all conditions stipulated by the
Director (second) shall represent the instructor.
course instructor, except that if a student registered as NC
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in
dissatisfied, he or she can proceed with the appeal by sub-
the course will be made. The Registration Action Form is
mitting three copies of the written appeal plus three copies
used to request that a course be recorded as an audit. This
of a summary of the instructor/student meetings held in
form is available in the Registrar's Office.
connection with the previous step to the President of the
Grade Appeal Process
Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the President
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority
of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
for, assigning grades. As instructors, this responsibility in-
the start of the semester immediately following the semes-
cludes clearly stating the instructional objectives of a course,
ter in which the contested grade was received. The Presi-
defining how grades will be assigned in a way that is consis-
dent of the Faculty Senate will forward the student’s
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appeal and supporting documents to the Faculty Affairs
student may enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one se-
Committee, and the course instructor’s Department
mester. Physical education, advanced ROTC and Honors
Head/Division Director.
Program in Public Affairs courses are excepted. However,
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to
upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor, the bet-
the appeal from the instructor. On the basis of its review of
ter students may be given permission by the Registrar on be-
the student’s appeal, the instructor’s response, and any other
half of Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
information deemed pertinent to the grade appeal, the Fac-
Grade-Point Averages
ulty Affairs Committee will determine whether the grade
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, re-
should be revised. The decision rendered will be either:
ported, and used to three figures following the decimal point
1) the original grading decision is upheld, or 2) suffi cient
for any and all purposes to which said averages may apply.
evidence exists to indicate a grade has been assigned un-
Overall Grade-Point Average
fairly. In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will
Beginning Fall 2011, all attempts at every CSM course
assign the student a new grade for the course. The Commit-
will count in the overall grade point average. No repeat ex-
tee’s decision is final. The Committee’s written decision and
clusions apply.
supporting documentation will be delivered to the President
of the Faculty Senate, the office of the EVPAA, the student,
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at
the instructor, and the instructor’s Department Head/Division
courses taken at Colorado School of Mines with the excep-
Director no later than 15 business days following the Senate’s
tion of courses which fall under the repeat policy in effect
receipt of the grade appeal.
from Fall 2007 through Summer 2010.
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term through
modified upon mutual agreement of the student, the course
Summer 2010 was a repeat of a course completed in any pre-
instructor, and the Faculty Affairs Committee.
vious term and the course was not repeatable for credit, the
grade and credit hours earned for the most recent occurrence
Quality Hours and Quality Points
of the course will count toward the student's grade-point av-
For graduation a student must successfully complete a cer-
erage and the student's degree requirements. The most recent
tain number of required semester hours and must maintain
course occurrence must be an exact match to the previous
grades at a satisfactory level. The system for expressing the
course completed (subject and number). The most recent
quality of a student’s work is based on quality points and
grade is applied to the overall grade-point average even if the
quality hours. The grade A represents four quality points,
previous grade is higher.
B three, C two, D one, F none. The number of quality points
earned in any course is the number of semester hours as-
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado
signed to that course multiplied by the numerical value of the
School of Mines are not counted in any grade-point average,
grade received. The quality hours earned are the number of
and cannot be used under this repeat policy. Only courses
semester hours in which grades of A, B, C, D, or F are
originally completed and subsequently repeated at Colorado
awarded. To compute a grade-point average, the number of
School of Mines during Fall 2007 through Summer 2010
cumulative quality hours is divided into the cumulative qual-
with the same subject code and number apply to this repeat
ity points earned. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or NC
policy.
are not counted in quality hours.
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School
Transfer Credit
of Mines will appear on the official transcript along with the
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T
associated grade.
grade assigned but no grade points will be recorded on the
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado
student’s permanent record. Calculation of the grade-point
School of Mines are not counted in any grade-point average.
average will be made from the courses completed at Colo -
Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
rado School of Mines by the transfer student.
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major)
Semester Hours
is calculated in the same manner as the overall grade-point
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lec-
average. Starting Fall 2011 the repeat policy is no longer in
ture, recitation, or laboratory) determines the number of se-
effect and all attempts at major courses completed in the
mester hours assigned to that course. Class sessions are
major department or division are included. However, the
normally 50 minutes long and represent one hour of credit
major grade point average includes only the most recent at-
for each hour meeting. Two to four hours of laboratory work
tempt of a repeated course if the most recent attempt of that
per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit. For the
course occurs from Fall 2007 through Summer 2010.
average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires
The major grade point average includes every course com-
at least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate
pleted in the major department or division at Colorado
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School of Mines. In some cases, additional courses outside
Academic Probation and Suspension
of the major department are also included in the major gpa
Probation
calculation. The minimum major grade-point average re-
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls
quired to earn a Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For
below the minimum requirements specified (see table below)
specifics concerning your major gpa, reference your online
will be placed on probation for the following semester. A stu-
degree audit or contact your major department.
dent on probation is subject to the following restrictions:
Honor Roll and Dean’s List
1. may not register for more than 15 credit hours
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must
2. may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate athletics
complete at least 14 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade
point for the semester, have no grade below C, and no incom-
3. may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus of-
plete grade. Those students satisfying the above criteria with
fice or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above are placed on
probation while holding a position involving significant re-
the Dean’s List.
sponsibility and commitment may be required to resign
after consultation with the Associate Dean of Students or
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt
the President of Associated Students. A student will be re-
of these honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the stu-
moved from probation when the cumulative grade-point
dent’s transcript.
average is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the
Graduation Awards
table below.
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum
Suspension
Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last se-
graduation. These designations are based on the following
mester grade period requirements and the cumulative grade-
overall grade-point averages:
point average given in the table below will be placed on
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
suspension. A student who meets the last semester grade
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
period requirement but fails to achieve the required cumula-
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude
tive grade-point average will remain on probation.
Total
Required
Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the
Quality
Cumulative
Last Semester
student's cumulative academic record at the end of the pre-
Hours
G.P. Average
G.P. Average
ceding semester. For example, the overall grade-point aver-
0-18.5
1.7

age earned at the end of the fall term determines the honor
19-36.5
1.8
2.0
listed in the May commencement program.
37-54.5
1.8
2.0
Final honors designations are determined once final grades
55-72.5
1.9
2.1
have been awarded for the term of graduation. The final
73-90.5
1.9
2.1
91-110.5
2.0
2.2
honors designation appears on the official transcript and is
111-130.5
2.0
2.2
inscribed on the metal diploma. Official transcripts are avail-
131-end of program 2.0
2.3
able approximately one to two weeks after the term grades
have been finalized. Metal diplomas are sent to the student
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade
approximately two months after final grades are posted.
point average of 1.5 during the first grade period will be
Mailing arrangements are made during Graduation Salute.
placed on suspension.
Undergraduate students are provided one metal diploma as
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is
part of the graduation fees. Additional metal diplomas and
imposed. Readmission after suspension requires written
parchment diplomas can be ordered at the Registrar's Office
approval from the Readmissions Committee. While a one
for an additional charge. Graduating students should order
semester suspension period is normally the case, exceptions
these items before the end of the graduation term in order to
may be granted, particularly in the case of first-semester
ensure delivery approximately two months after final grades
freshmen and new transfer students.
are awarded.
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular
Good Standing
academic semester without the written approval of the Re -
admissions Committee. However, a student on suspension
A student is in good standing at CSM when he or she is
may enroll in a summer session (field camp, academic ses-
enrolled in class(es) and is not on either academic or discipli-
sion, or both) with the permission of the Associate Dean of
nary probation, suspension, or dismissal.
Students. Students on suspension who have been given per-
mission to enroll in a summer session by the Associate Dean
may not enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the
written permission of the Readmissions Committee. Read-
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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 contact the Associate Dean
(FERPA), as amended. This Act was designed to protect the
of Students at least one week prior to desired appointment.
privacy of edu cation records, to establish the right of students
Between regular meetings of the Committee, in cases where
to inspect and review their education records, and to provide
extensive travel would be required to appear in person, a stu-
guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data
dent may petition in writing to the Committee, through the
through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the
Associate Dean of 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.
information for FERPA complaints is:
The Readmissions Committee meets on six seperate occa-
Family Policy Compliance Office
sions throughout the year. Students applying for readmission
U.S. Department of Education
must appear at those times except under conditions beyond
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
the control of the student. Such conditions include a commit-
Washington, D. C. 20202-4605
tee appointment load, delay in producing notice of suspen-
Directory Information. The School maintains lists of in-
sion, or weather conditions closing highways and airports.
formation which may be considered directory information as
All applications for readmission after a minimum period
defined by the regulations. This information includes name,
away from school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal,
current and permanent addresses and phone numbers, date of
must include a written statement of the case to be made for
birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, part or full-
readmission.
time status, degrees awarded, last school attended, participa-
tion in officially recognized activities and sports, class, and
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted
academic honors. Students who desire that this information
twice, again fails to meet the required academic standards
not be printed or released must so inform the Registrar before
shall be automatically dismissed. The Readmissions Com-
the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester for which
mittee will hear a single appeal of automatic dismissal. The
the student is registered. Information will be withheld for the
appeal will only be heard after demonstration of substantial
entire academic year unless the student changes this request.
and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
The student’s signature is required to make any changes for
demonstrate such a change usually elapses prior to the stu-
the current academic year. The request must be renewed each
dent attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the
fall term for the upcoming year. The following student
Committee on that single appeal will be final and no further
records are maintained by Colorado School of Mines at the
appeal will be permitted.
various offices listed below:
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that
1. General Records: Undergraduate-Registrar; Graduate-
there is space available to enroll. A student must process the
Graduate Dean
necessary papers with the Admissions Office prior to seeing
the Committee.
2. Transcript of Grades: Registrar
Notification
3. Computer Grade Lists: Registrar
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed
4. Encumbrance List: Controller and Registrar
to each student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
5. Academic Probation/Suspension List: Undergraduate
Repeated Failure
Associate Dean of Students; Graduate-Graduate Dean
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado
6. Advisor File: Academic Advisor
School of Mines and is not subject to academic suspension
7. Option/Advisor/Enrolled/ Minority/Foreign List: Regis-
will automatically be placed on "Special Hold" status with
trar, Dean of Students, and Graduate Dean
the Registrar, regardless of the student's cumulative or se-
mester GPA. The student must meet with the subject advisor
8. Externally Generated SAT/GRE Score Lists: Undergrad-
or the faculty Readmissions Committee (in the case of three
uate-Registrar; Graduate-Graduate Dean
or more Fs in the same course) and receive written permis-
9. Financial Aid File: Financial Aid (closed records)
sion to remove the hold before being allowed to register.
10. Medical History File: School Physician (closed records)
Transfer credit from another school will not be accepted for a
twice-failed course.
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Student Access to Records. The undergraduate student
The School discloses education records without a student's
wishing access to a record will make written request to the
prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclo-
Registrar. The graduate student will make a similar request
sure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
to the Dean of the Graduate School. This request will include
A school official is a person employed by the School in an
the student’s name, date of request and type of record to be
administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support
reviewed. It will be the responsibility of the Registrar or
staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and
Graduate School Dean to arrange a mutually satisfactory
health staff); a person or company with whom the School has
time for review. This time will be as soon as practical but is
contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using
not to be later than 45 days from receipt of the request. The
School employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor,
record will be reviewed in the presence of the designated rep-
or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of
resentative. If the record involves a list including other stu-
Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such
dents, steps will be taken to preclude the viewing of the other
as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
student name and information.
school official in performing his or her tasks.
Challenge of the Record. If the student wishes to chal-
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the
lenge any part of the record, the Registrar or Dean of the
official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill
Graduate School will be so notified in writing. The Registrar
his or her professional responsibilities for the School.
or Dean may then (l) remove and destroy the disputed docu-
General Information
ment, or (2) inform the student that the document represents
a necessary part of the record; and, if the student wishes to
Academic Calendar
appeal, (3) convene a meeting of the student and the docu-
The academic year is based on the early semester system.
ment originator (if reasonably available) in the presence of
The first semester begins in late August and closes in mid-
the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs as media-
December; the second semester begins in mid January and
tor, whose decision will be final.
closes in mid May.
Destruction of Records. Records may be destroyed at any
Electronic Communications (E-mail) Policy
time by the responsible official if not otherwise precluded by
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
law except that no record may be destroyed between the
Communication to students at the Colorado School of
dates of access request and the viewing of the record. If dur-
Mines (Mines) is an important element of the official busi-
ing the viewing of the record any item is in dispute, it may
ness of the university. It is vital that Mines have an efficient
not be destroyed.
and workable means of getting important and timely infor-
Access to Records by Other Parties. Colorado School of
mation to students. Examples of communications that re-
Mines will not permit access to student records by persons
quire timely distribution include information from Fiscal
outside the School except as follows:
Services, the Registrar's Office, or other offices on campus
that need to deliver official and time-sensitive information to
1. In the case of open record information as specified in the
students. (Please note that emergency communications may
section under Directory Information.
occur in various forms based on the specific circumstances).
2. To those people specifically designated by the student.
Electronic communication through e-mail and Trailhead
Examples would include request for transcript to be sent
Portal announcements provides a rapid, efficient, and effec-
to graduate school or prospective employer.
tive form of communication. Reliance on electronic commu-
3. Information required by a state or federal agency for the
nication has become the accepted norm within the Mines
purpose of establishing eligibility for financial aid.
community. Additionally, utilizing electronic communica-
4. Accreditation agencies during their on-campus review.
tions is consistent with encouraging a more environmentally-
conscious means of doing business and encouraging
5. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued sub-
continued stewardship of scarce resources. Because of the
poena after the student has been notified of the intended
wide-spread use and acceptance of electronic communica-
compliance.
tion, Mines is adopting the following policy regarding elec-
6. Any institutional information for statistical purposes which
tronic communications with students.
is not identifiable with a particular student.
POLICY
7. In compliance with any applicable statue now in effect or
It is the policy of the Colorado School of Mines that offi-
later enacted. Each individual record (general, transcript,
cial university-related communications with students will be
advisor, and medical) will include a log of those persons
sent via Mines' internal e-mail system or via campus or tar-
not employed by Colorado School of Mines who have
geted Trailhead announcements. All students will be as-
requested or obtained access to the student record and the
signed a Mines e-mail address and are expected to
legitimate interest that the person has in making the request.
periodically check their Mines assigned e-mail as well as
their Trailhead portal page. It is also expected that e-mail
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sent to students will be read in a timely manner. Communi-
RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
cations sent via e-mail to students will be considered to have
Questions about this policy may be directed as follows:
been received and read by the intended recipients.
Registrar's Office
PROCEDURES
Phone: 303-273-3200 or
1. All students will be given an EKey, which is an activa-
E-mail: registrar@mines.edu
tion code that offers access to electronic resources at
Computing, Communications & Information
Mines. With their EKey, students must activate their as-
Technologies (CCIT)
signed Mines e-mail address.
Phone: 303-273-3431 or
Complete a request form at the
2. Once their e-mail address is activated, students are ex-
Mines Help Center (http://helpdesk.mines.edu/)
pected to check their Mines e-mail inbox on a frequent
and consistent basis and have the responsibility to rec-
Classification of Students
ognize that certain communications from the university
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows
may be time-critical. As such, students also are respon-
according to semester credit hours earned:
sible for responding in a timely manner to official com-
Freshmen
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
munications from the university when a response is
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
requested.
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
3. The policy does not prevent students from using a per-
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
sonal e-mail address for university-related communica-
Part-Time Degree Students
tions and purposes. If a student chooses to use a
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for
personal e-mail address as his or her address of choice
which he or she has the prerequisites or the permission of the
for receiving university-related communications, he or
department. Part-time degree students will be subject to all rules
she must forward e-mail from the Mines assigned e-mail
and regulations of Colorado School of Mines, but they may not:
address to the personal e-mail address. However, if a
1. Live in student housing;
student chooses to forward communications to a per-
sonal e-mail address, she or he must be aware that
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored
Mines personnel may not be able to assist in resolving
scholarships or grants;
technical difficulties with personal e-mail accounts.
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees
Furthermore, forwarding communications to a personal
are paid;
e-mail address does not absolve a student from the re-
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees
sponsibilities associated with communication sent to his
unless such fees are paid.
or her official Mines e-mail address. Please note: If a
student changes his or her official Mines e-mail address
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who
to a personal address, it will be changed back to the
subsequently changes to full-time status will be accepted as
Mines assigned e-mail address. Students have the op-
meeting degree requirements.
tion to forward their Mines e-mail to a personal address
Seniors in Graduate Courses
to avoid this problem. Should a student choose the for-
With the consent of the student’s department/division and
warding option, he or she must ensure that SPAM filters
the Dean of Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll
will not block e-mail coming from the mines.edu ad-
in 500-level courses without being a registered graduate stu-
dress.
dent. At least a 2.5 GPA is required. The necessary forms
4. Nothing in these procedures should be construed as pro-
for attending these courses are available in the Registrar’s
hibiting university-related communications being sent
Office. Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits
via traditional means. Use of paper-based communica-
in 500-level courses earned by seniors may be applied
tion may be necessary under certain circumstances or
toward an advanced degree at CSM only if:
may be more appropriate to certain circumstances. Ex-
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
amples of such communications could include, but not
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits
be limited to disciplinary notices, fiscal services com-
are a reasonable part of his graduate program.
munications, graduation information and so forth.
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question
were not counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s
Degree.
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4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not
scheduled and/or required academic activities to allow stu-
count toward eligibility for undergraduate financial aid.
dents to prepare for their final examinations as they see fit.
This may only be done if a student has been admitted to a
FINAL EXAMINATIONS POLICY
Combined BS/MS degree program and has received the
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With
appropriate prior approvals.
the exception of courses requiring a common time, all finals
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses
will be scheduled on the basis of the day and the hour the
(500-level) are graded using the graduate grading system.
course is offered.
See the CSM Graduate Bulletin for a description of the grad-
In general, all final examinations will be given only during
ing system used in graduate-level courses.
the stated final examination period and are to appear on the
Course Substitution
Registrar’s schedule. Faculty policy adopted in January 1976
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course
provides that no exams (final or otherwise) may be scheduled
required as part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a
during the week preceding final examinations week, with the
student must receive the approval of the Registrar, the heads
possible exception of laboratory exams. The scheduling by
of departments of the two courses, the head of the student’s
an individual faculty member of a final exam during the
option department. There will be a periodic review by the
week preceding final examinations week is to be avoided be-
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
cause it tends to hinder the students’ timely completion of
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office.
other course work and interfere with the schedules of other
Change of Bulletin
instructors. Faculty members should not override this policy,
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the
even if the students in the class vote to do so.
require ments of the bulletin in effect at the time of most re-
Academic activities that are explicitly disallowed by this
cent admission. However, it is possible to change to any sub-
policy include:
sequent bulletin in effect while the student is enrolled in a
• Scheduling an in-class examination (final or otherwise,
regular semester.
with the possible exception of laboratory exams) for any
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s
course during the week preceding final exams
Office is presented for approval to the head of the student’s
• Scheduling an early make-up final examination - unless
option department. Upon receipt of approval, the form must
the student needs to miss the regularly scheduled final
be returned to the Registrar’s Office.
for school related business (athletics, school-related
Students’ Use of English
travel, etc…) and requested by the student and approved
All Mines students are expected to show professional
by the instructor.
facility in the use of the English language.
• Assigning a take-home final examination for any course
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively,
that is due during the week preceding final exams – un-
in most of the humanities and social sciences courses and
less the student needs to miss the regularly scheduled
EPICS as well as in option courses in junior and senior years.
final for school related business (athletics, school-re-
Students are required to write reports, make oral presenta-
lated travel, etc…) and requested by the student and ap-
tions, and generally demonstrate their facility in the English
proved by the instructor.
language while enrolled in their courses.
Academic activities that are allowable during the week
The LAIS Writing Center is available to assist students
preceding final exams include:
with their writing. For additional information, contact the
• The introduction of new materials
LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
• Laboratory finals
Summer Sessions
• Required homework
The summer term is divided into two independent units.
Summer Session I is a 6-week period beginning on Monday
• Required in-class assignments such as quizzes or work-
following Spring Commencement. Summer Session II is a 6-
sheets (NO EXAMS)
week session which immediately follows Summer Session I.
o
Quizzes are shorter exercises which take place on
DEAD DAY
a fairly regular basis (e.g. 15-30 minutes in
No required class meetings, examinations or activities may
duration, 6-10 times a semester).
take place on the Friday immediately preceding final exams
o
Exams are major exercises which take place only
for the fall and spring terms. At their own discretion, faculty
a few times a semester (e.g. 50-120 minutes in
members may hold additional office hours or give a review
duration, 2-4 times a semester).
session on Dead Day provided these activities are strictly op-
• Major course assignments such as Final Presentations or
tional. This day has been created as a break from regularly
Term Projects provided the assignment was assigned at
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least 4 weeks in advance or was clearly indicated in the
would have passed the courses with an acceptable
course syllabus (Presentations must not be scheduled in
grade, and would likely have fulfilled the requirements
conflict with regularly scheduled courses in departments
of the degree.
outside of the one scheduling the presentation.)
• For graduate degrees requiring a research product, the
• Take home finals (provided they are not due prior to fi-
student had completed all course and mastery require-
nals week
ments pursuant to the degree and was near completion
• Make-up exams for students who miss a scheduled
of the dissertation or thesis, and the student’s committee
exam in the prior week due to emergency, illness, ath-
found the work to be substantial and worthy of the de-
letic event, or other CSM sanctioned activity (provided
gree.
this absence has been approved by the Associate Dean
The requirement that there be a reasonable expectation of
of Students)
degree completion should be interpreted liberally and weight
(Note: These policies apply only to undergraduate courses.
should be given to the judgment of the departmental repre-
Students enrolled in graduate courses, are bound by policies
sentative(s) supporting the petition.
outlined in the Graduate Bulletin.)
In the event that the degree being sought is a Posthumous
Full-time Enrollment
BS, MS, or Ph.D., the petition should include evidence that
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Bene-
the student conducted himself or herself in the best tradition
fits, athletics, loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12 credit hours
of a Mines’ graduate and is therefore deserving of that honor.
per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Full-time en-
Curriculum Changes
rollment for Summer Session I and Summer Session II com-
The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines
bined is 12 credit hours.
reserves the right to change any course of study or any part
Posthumous Degree Awards
of the curriculum in keeping with educational and scientific
The faculty may recognize the accomplishments of stu-
developments. Nothing in this catalog or the registration of
dents who have died while pursuing their educational goals.
any student shall be considered as a contract between Colo -
If it is reasonable to expect that the student would have com-
rado School of Mines and the student.
pleted his or her degree requirements, the faculty may award
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
a Baccalaureate or Graduate Degree that is in all ways identi-
Bachelor of Science Degree
cal to the degree the student was pursuing. Alternatively, the
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being rec-
faculty may award a Posthumous BS, MS, or Ph.D. to com-
ommended for graduation by the faculty, and approved by
memorate students who distinguished themselves while at
the Board of Trustees, the undergraduate receives one of the
Mines by bringing honor to the School and its traditions.
following degrees:
Consideration for either of these degrees begins with a pe-
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
tition to the Faculty Senate from an academic department or
Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
degree granting unit. The petition should identify the degree
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
sought. In the event that the degree-granting unit is seeking a
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
conventional degree award, the petition should include evi-
Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
dence of the reasonable expectations that the student would
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
have completed his or her degree requirements. For a Bac-
Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
calaureate, such evidence could consist of, but is not limited
Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
to:
Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
• The student was a senior in the final semester of course-
Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
work,
Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
• The student was enrolled in courses that would have
Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
completed the degree requirements at the time of death
Graduation Requirements
• The student would have passed the courses with an ac-
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colo -
ceptable grade, and would likely have fulfilled the re-
rado School of Mines, all candidates must satisfy the follow-
quirements of the degree.
ing requirements:
For a Graduate Degree:
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
all academic work completed in residence.
• For graduate degrees not requiring a research product,
the student was enrolled in courses that would have
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for
completed the degree requirements at the time of death,
courses in the candidate’s major.
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3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series tech-
3. A course required in one degree program may be used as a
nical courses in residence, at least 15 of which are to be
technical elective in another, if it satisfies the restrictions of
taken in the senior year.
the elective.
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences
4. Different catalogs may be used, one for each degree program.
courses.
5. No course substitutions are permitted in order to circumvent
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/
courses required in one of the degree programs, or reduce the
division to the faculty.
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
the required courses upon approval of the head of each depart-
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the
ment concerned, and the Registrar on behalf of the office of
Board of Trustees.
Academic Affairs. The course substitution form can be ob-
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate two se-
tained in the Registrar’s Office.
mesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation or upon
Degree Posting and Grade Changes. Once the degree is
completion of 90 hours, whichever comes first. Applications
posted, grade changes will be accepted for six weeks only.
are available in the Registrar’s Office.
After six weeks has passed, no grade changes will be allowed
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing pre-
for any courses on the official transcript.
liminary degree audits. Ultimately, however, it is the respon-
Commencement Participation. To participate in May Com-
sibility of students to monitor the progress of their degrees.
mencement, no more than 6 semester credit hours can remain
It is also the student’s responsibility to contact the Registrar’s
outstanding after the spring term. The student must show
Office when there appears to be a discrepancy between the
proof of summer registration for these 6 or fewer credits in
degree audit and the student’s records.
order to be placed on the list for August completion. To par-
All graduating students must officially check out of
ticipate in December convocation, the undergraduate student
School. Checkout cards, available in the Dean of Student’s
must be registered for all courses that lead to completion of
Office, must be completed and returned one week prior to the
the degree at the end of the same fall term.
expected date of completion of degree requirements.
Courses Older Than 10 Years. For returning students who
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplo-
wish to use courses completed more than 10 years prior, con-
mas until they have complied with all the rules and regula-
tact the Registrar’s Office. These courses will not apply to
tions of Colorado School of Mines and settled all accounts
current degrees without special approval from the degree-
with the School. Transcript of grades and other records will
granting department or division.
not be provided for any student or graduate who has an un-
settled obligation of any kind to the School.
Multiple Degrees. A student wishing to complete Bache-
lor of Science degrees in more than one degree program must
receive permission from the heads of the appropriate depart-
ments to become a multiple degree candidate. The following
requirements must be met by the candidate in order to obtain
multiple degrees:
1. All requirements of each degree program must be met.
2. Any course which is required in more than one degree need be
taken only once.
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Undergraduate Programs 4. Distributed Engineering Requirement - Students pursu-
ing an engineering-based degree are required to complete
All programs are designed to fulfill the expectations of the
the courses in this list. However, each engineering pro-
Profile of the Colorado School of Mines Graduate in accor-
gram will place the courses in the sophomore year or later
dance with the mission and goals of the School, as intro-
based on the flow of the particular program. These are not
duced on page 5. To enable this, the curriculum is made up of
considered freshman year courses.
a common core, twelve undergraduate degree granting pro-
grams, and a variety of support and special programs. Each
1) The Core Curriculum
degree granting program has an additional set of goals which
Core requirements are applicable to all undergraduate stu-
focus on the technical and professional expectations of that
dents:
program. The common core and the degree granting pro-
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences, 12 semester hours
grams are coupled through course sequences in mathematics
in Calculus for Scientists and Engineers (MATH111,
and the basic sciences, in specialty topics in science and/or
MATH112, MATH213), MATH225 Differential Equations
engineering, in humanities and the social sciences, and in
(3) (2 semester hours in Differential Equations for Geolog-
design. Further linkage is achieved through a core course
ical Engineering majors); Principles of Chemistry –
sequence which addresses system interactions among phe-
CHGN121 (4); and Calculus-based Physics I – PHGN100
nomena in the natural world, the engineered world, and the
(4.5).
human world.
In Design, EPIC 151 Design I, Engineering Practices Intro-
Through the alignment of the curriculum to these institu-
ductory Course Sequence (EPICS) (3)
tional goals and to the additional degree-granting program
In Systems, SYGN200 Human Systems (3)
goals, all engineering programs are positioned for accredita-
tion by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technol-
In Humanities and the Social Sciences, 7 semester hours:
ogy, and science programs are positioned for approval by
LAIS100 Nature and Human Values (4), EBGN201 Princi-
their relevant societies, in particular the American Chemical
ples of Economics (3)
Society for the Chemistry program.
In Physical Education, Four separate semesters including
Course Numbering
PAGN101 and PAGN102 and two 200 level courses, total-
ing a minimum of 2 credit hours. Neither PAGN 101 nor
Numbering of Courses:
PAGN 102 may be repeated for credit. See the Physical
Course numbering is based on the content of material pre-
Education and Athletics section for specifics.
sented in courses.
In Freshman Orientation and Success, 0.5 semester hours
Course Numbering:
in CSM101.
100–199
Freshman level
Lower division
Free electives, minimum 9 hours, are included within each
200–299
Sophomore level
Lower division
degree granting program. With the exception of the restric-
300–399
Junior level
Upper division
tions mentioned below, the choice of free elective courses
400–499
Senior level
Upper division
to satisfy degree requirements is unlimited. The restric-
500–699
Graduate level
tions are:
Over 700
Graduate Research or Thesis level
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation
Overview: Core & Distributed Course
Requirements (p. 35).
Requirements
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not ex-
Core & distributed course requirements for Bachelor of
ceed three semester hours in activity courses such as band,
Science degrees are comprised of the four following groups:
chorus, studio art, physical education, and athletics courses
1. Core Curriculum - Students in all degree options (ma-
combined.
jors) are required to complete all course requirements
2) Distributed Humanities and Social
listed in this group.
Science Requirement
2. Distributed Humanities and Social Sciences Require-
DHSS Requirements are applicable to all undergraduate
ment - Students in all degree options (majors) must com-
students:
plete this requirement.
9 credit hours (3 courses) required from the approved list;
3. Distributed Science Requirement - Students in all degree
at least 3 of the 9 credits must be completed in a course at the
options (majors) are required to complete a minimum of
400-level. See the approved list in the Liberal Arts and Inter-
three out of five courses from this list. For some majors
national Studies section of this Bulletin.
the three courses are prescribed, while other majors leave
the choices to the student. See the DSR chart to determine
the requirements for your particular major program.
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3) Distributed Science Requirement
4) Distributed Engineering
DS Requirements are applicable to all undergraduate stu-
Requirement (see major program
dents:
listing)
Complete a minimum of three of the five courses listed ac-
DE Requirements are applicable to undergraduate students
cording to your major requirements on the following chart:
in engineering disciplines as specified by the major program.
(REQ = Required, CHOICE= Student's Choice, NA= Not al-
See Department and Division program descriptions in this
lowed)
Bulletin for specific courses required.
l Design II - EPIC251 - Required by all ABET accredited
engineering degree programs.
l Thermodynamics - DCGN209, DCGN210, or
EGGN371
l Statics - DCGN 241
l Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and
Power - EGGN381
PROGRAM
BELS101 (4)
SYGN101 (4)
PHGN200
CHGN122 (4)
CSCI101 (3)
CHEMISTRY
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
NA
CHEMICAL
REQ
NA
REQ
REQ
NA
ENGINEERING
CHEMICAL &
REQ
NA
REQ
REQ
NA
BIOCHEMICAL
ENGINEERING
ECONOMICS
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
CHOICE
ENGINEERING-
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
CIVIL
ENGINEERING-
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
CHOICE
ELECTRICAL
ENGINEERING-
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
NA
ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING-
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
MECHANICAL
GEOLOGICAL
NA
REQ
REQ
REQ
NA
ENGINEERING
*
GEOPHYSICAL
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
CHOICE
NA
ENGINEERING
MATHEMATICAL
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
CHOICE
REQ
& COMPUTER
SCIENCES
METALLURGICAL
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
NA
& MATERIALS
ENGINEERING
MINING
NA
REQ
REQ
REQ
NA
ENGINEERING
PETROLEUM
NA
REQ
REQ
REQ
NA
ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING
CHOICE
CHOICE
REQ
REQ
NA
PHYSICS
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*Recorded incorrectly. See errata sheet at the end of this document for updates.

The Freshman Year
MATH Mathematics
Freshmen in all programs normally take similar subjects,
MNGN Mining Engineering
as listed below:
MSGN Military Science
Fall Semester
MTGN Metallurgical & Materials Engr’ng
subject code** and course number
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
NUGN Nuclear Engineering
CHGN121 Principles of Chemistry I
3
3
4
PAGN Physical Education and Athletics
MATH111 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs I
4
4
PEGN Petroleum Engineering
EBGN201* Principles of Economics
3
3
PHGN Physics
LAIS100* Nature and Human Values
4
4
SYGN Core sequence in Systems
CSM101 Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
PAGN101 Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
The Sophomore Year
Total
16
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within
each degree granting program. Continuing requirements for
Spring Semester
lec. lab. sem.hrs.
MATH112 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs II
4
4
satisfying the core are met in the sophomore, junior and
EPIC151* Design I
2
3
3
senior years. It is advantageous, but not essential, that stu-
PHGN100 Physics I
3.5
3
4.5
dents select one of the twelve undergraduate degree pro-
PAGN102 Physical Education II
2
0.5
grams early in the sophomore year.
Distributed Science Course*
4
Curriculum Changes
Total
16
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes
* For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of
on page 38, the Colorado School of Mines makes improve-
SYGN101, BELS101, LAIS100, EBGN201, and EPIC151 will
ments in its curriculum from time to time. To confirm that
vary between the fall and spring semesters. Students admitted
they are progressing according to the requirements of the
with acceptable advanced placement credits will be regis-
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors
tered in accordance with their advanced placement status.
on a regular basis and should carefully consult any Bulletin
** Key to Subject Codes
Addenda that may be published.
ChEN
Chemical Engineering
CHGC Geochemistry
CHGN Chemistry
CSCI
Computer Science
DCGN Core Science and Engineering Fundamentals
EBGN Economics and Business
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
EGGN Engineering
ENGY Energy
EPIC
EPICS
ESGN Environmental Science and Engineering
GEGN Geological Engineering
GEGX Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
GEOC Oceanography (Geology)
GEOL Geology
GOGN Geo-Engineering (Mining)
GPGN Geophysical Engineering
HNRS Honors Program
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
LICM
Communication
LIFL
Foreign Languages
LIMU
Band; Choir
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Core & Distributed
MATH122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for
Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
Course Requirements -
lency for GT-MA1.
Course Descriptions
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGI-
NEERS III - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
1) Core Curriculum
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
Mathematics and the Basic Sciences
have taken an appropriate Calculus III course at another in-
stitution (determined by a departmental review of course ma-
Chemistry
terials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
with applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes'
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: Con-
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
sent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
MATH222. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL
chemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Ap-
EQUATIONS FOR GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL EN-
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
GINEERS (II). An introduction to differential equations
Equivalency for GT-SC1.
with a special emphasis on problems in the earth related
fields. Topics include first and second order ordinary differ-
Mathematics
ential equations, Laplace Transforms, and applications rele-
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
vant to the earth related fields. Prerequisites: MATH213 or
ENGINEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus se-
MATH223 or MATH224. Student must also be a declared
quence, includ ing elements of plane geometry. Functions,
major in Geology and Geological Engineering. 2 hours lec-
limits, continuity, derivatives and their application. Definite
ture; 2 semester hours.
and indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
Note: Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
toward graduation. Any student who completes MATH222
and then changes majors out of Geology and Geological En-
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
gineering will be expected to complete MATH225 to meet
ENGINEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and tech-
graduation requirements. (In this case, MATH222 cannot be
niques of integration, infinite series, and an introduction to
counted toward graduation in any manner - even as a free
multivariate functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: Grade of C
elective.)
or better in MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Ap-
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
Equivalency for GT-MA1.
ENGINEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those cov-
ered in MATH213 but with additional material and problems.
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4 hours lec-
NEERS II - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
ture; 4 semester hours.
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus exam or who
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another insti-
ENGINEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of
tution (determined by a departmental review of course mate-
vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus. Vector fields,
rials). Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves
line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of Depart-
and surfaces in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spheri-
ment. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
cal coordinates, and applications of these topics. Prerequi-
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S) Classi-
sites: Consent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
cal techniques for first and higher order equations and sys-
hour.
tems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Appli-
ENGINEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered
cations to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and
in MATH112 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
environmental sciences. May not also receive credit for
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
MATH222. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
hours.
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS (II)
ENGINEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including
Same topics as those covered in MATH315 but with addi-
partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus.
tional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of De-
Pre requisite: Grade of C or better in MATH112 or
partment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Physics
Humanities and the Social Sciences
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-(I,II,S)
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
Introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
course focuses on applying the economic way of thinking
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
and basic tools of economic analysis. Economic effects of
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
public policies. Analysis of markets for goods, services and
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis. Measures of over-
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH111 and concur-
all economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
rent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of instructor. 2
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours
hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
lecture; 3 semester hours.
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
lency for GT-SC1.
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV)
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and
Design
critical questions concerning traditional and contemporary
Engineering Practices Introductory Course
issues linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their
Sequence (EPICS)
interdependence. The course will examine various discipli-
EPIC151 Design EPICS I (I,II,S). Design EPICS I introduces
nary and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major
students to a design process that includes open-ended prob-
questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human
lem solving and teamwork integrated with the use of com-
life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2)
puter software as tools to solve engineering problems.
How have human actions, values, and ethics affected
Computer applications emphasize graphical visualization
Nature? These issues will use cases and examples taken
and production of clear and coherent graphical images,
from across time and cultures. Themes will include but are
charts, and drawings. Teams assess engineering ethics, group
not limited to population, natural resources, stewardship of
dynamics and time management with respect to decision-
the Earth, and the future of human society. This is a writing-
making. The course emphasizes written technical communi-
intensive course that will provide instruction and practice in
cations and introduces oral presentations. 3 semester hours.
expository writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of
the Humanities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/semi-
EPIC155. EPICS I Graphics (I,II). Instruction and practice in
nar; 4 semester hours.
mechanical sketching and computer-aided drafting methods.
Specific lessons include perspective sketching, geometric
Physical Education
construction, isometric and orthographic views, dimensions,
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
and sections. Homework is assigned weekly. Each unit cul-
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
minates in one in-class proficiency examination or extended
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
written assignment, plus one capstone design portfolio. Pre-
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provides
requisites: permission of the EPICS Program Director. 1hour
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning
lecture, 1 hour laboratory, 1 semester hour.
basics for a healthy life style.
Note: Completion of this course in lieu of EPIC 151 is by
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required)
permission only and does not alter total hours required for
Sections in physical fitness and team sports, relating to per-
completion of the degree.
sonal health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101
Systems
or consent of the Department Head.
SYGN200. HUMAN SYSTEMS (I, II) This course in the
See Physical Education and Athletics section toward the end
CSM core curriculum articulates with LAIS100: Nature and
of the Bulletin for available 200-level courses.
Human Values and with the other systems courses. Human
Systems is an interdisciplinary historical examination of key
Freshman Orientation and Success
systems created by humans - namely, political, economic,
CSM101. FIRST-YEAR ADVISING AND MENTORING
social, and cultural institutions - as they have evolved world-
PROGRAM is a "college transition" course, taught in small
wide from the inception of the modern era (ca. 1500) to the
groups. Emphasis is placed on fostering connectedness to
present. This course embodies an elaboration of these human
CSM, developing an appreciation of the value of a Mines
systems as introduced in their environmental context in
education, and learning the techniques and University
Nature and Human Values and will reference themes and
resources that will allow freshmen to develop to their fullest
issues explored therein. It also demonstrates the cross-disci-
potential at CSM. Course Objectives: Become an integrated
plinary applicability of the “systems” concept. Assignments
member of the CSM community; explore, select and connect
will give students continued practice in writing. Prerequisite:
with an academic major; and develop as a person and a stu-
LAIS100. 3 semester hours.
dent. 9 meetings during semester; 0.5 semester hours.
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2) Distributed Humanities and Social
Under stand ing of anthropological interactions with the natu-
Science Requirement
ral systems, and related discussions on cycling of energy and
mass, global warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation
See Liberal Arts and International Studies section for the list
of environ mental problems such as toxic waste disposal,
of approved courses and the associated course descriptions.
exploitation and conservation of energy, mineral and agricul-
3) Distributed Science Requirement
tural resources, proper use of water resources, biodiversity
and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester
BELS101 BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYS-
hours.
TEMS (I,II) This course presents the basic principles and
properties of biological and environmental systems. It con-
4) Distributed Engineering Requirement
siders the chemistry of life and the structure and function of
DCGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
cells and organisms. Concepts related to physiology, energet-
THERMODYNAMICS (I, II, S) Introduction to the funda-
ics, and genetics are introduced. The fundamentals of envi-
mental princi ples of classical thermodynamics, with particular
ronmental science are presented and we consider how organ-
emphasis on chemical and phase equilibria. Volume-
isms interact with each other and with their environment and
temperature-pressure relationships for solids, liquids, and
discuss the possibilities and problems of these interactions.
gases; ideal and non-ideal gases. Introduction to kinetic-
Basic engineering principles of thermodynamics, kinetics,
molecular theory of ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann
mass balance, transport phenomena and material science are
distributions. Work, heat, and application of the First Law to
presented and applied to biological systems. 4 semester
closed systems, including chemical reactions. Entropy and
hours
the Second and Third Laws; Gibbs Free Energy. Chemical
equilibrium and the equilibrium constant; introduction to
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
activities & fugacities. One- and two-component phase dia-
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinet-
grams; Gibbs Phase Rule. Prerequisites: CHGN121,
ics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomencla-
CHGN124, MATH111, MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lec-
ture, and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, com-
ture; 3 semester hours. Students with credit in DCGN210
plexation, and redox). Laboratory experiments emphasizing
may not also receive credit in DCGN209.
quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
C or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab,
DCGN210. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
4 semester hours.
THERMODYNAMICS (I, II) Introduction to the fundamen-
tal principles of classical engineering thermodynamics.
CSCI101. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
Appli cation of mass and energy balances to closed and open
(I, II, S) An introductory course to the building blocks of
systems including systems undergoing transient processes.
Computer Science. Topics include conventional computer
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics
hardware, data representation, the role of operating systems
for closed and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibri-
and networks in modern computing, algorithm design, large
um and chemical reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior.
databases, SQL, and security. A popular procedural program-
Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN124, MATH111, MATH112,
ming language will be learned by students and programming
PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Students with
assignments will explore ideas in algorithm runtimes, com-
credit in DCGN209 may not also receive credit in DCGN210.
puter simulation, computational techniques in optimization
problems, client-server communications, encryption, and
DCGN241. STATICS (I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples,
database queries. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture;
equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, vol-
3 semester hours.
umes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work.
Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite:
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PHGN100 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112.
OPTICS (I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag -
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior of
EGGN371. THERMODYNAMICS I (I, II, S)  A compre-
materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
hensive treatment of thermodynamics from a mechanical
radia tion, and an introduction to optical phenomena.
engineering point of view. Thermodynamic properties of
Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in PHGN100, concurrent
substances inclusive of phase diagrams, equations of state,
enrollment in MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours stu-
internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, and ideal gases.
dio; 4.5 semester hours.
Principles of conservation of mass and energy for steady-
state and transient analyses. First and Second Law of ther-
SYGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
modynamics, heat engines, and thermodynamic efficiencies.
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, com-
Application of fundamental principles with an emphasis on
position and evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere,
refrigeration and power cycles. Prerequisite: MATH213/223.
atmosphere and biosphere of the earth integrating the basic
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sciences of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics.
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EGGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
applications emphasize information acquisition and process-
ELECTRONICS AND POWER (I, II, S) This course pro-
ing based on knowing what new information is necessary to
vides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits.
solve a problem and where to find the information efficient-
DC and single-phase AC networks are presented. Transient
ly. EPICS261 – EPICS II GIS incorporates instruction and
analysis of RC, RL, and RLC circuits is studied as is the
practice in ArcView, a geographic information system soft-
analysis of circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor
ware package, to enable students to capture, manage, ana-
concepts. The following topics are included: DC and single-
lyze and display geographic information in maps, charts or
phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships.
tables, with projects that depend on GIS for their design
Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent
solutions. Recent projects involving the use of GIS include
resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff’s Laws, Thévenin and
campus emergency management and room usage maps,
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source trans-
groundwater testing well analysis and reporting for the
formation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first
Colorado Department of Agriculture and trail maps for the
order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, pha-
Foothills Recreation District. Students interested in
sor representation, time domain and frequency domain con-
Petroleum Engineering, or another major where GIS is used,
cepts, and ideal transformers. The course features PSPICE, a
should consider registering for this section. Geology and
commercial circuit analysis software package. Prerequisite:
Geological Engineering students are directed to register for
PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EPIC264 – EPICS II Geology GIS, which is a different
Beginning Fall 2011, EPIC2xx courses can be taken in
course. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
lieu of EPIC251, subject to approval by academic depart-
EPIC262 – AUTOCAD (I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the
ments granting ABET-accredited engineering degrees.
design process introduced in Design EPICS I, which focuses
These courses adhere to the Design EPICS II learning
on open-ended problem solving in which students integrate
objectives, which are described for each course.
teamwork and communication with the use of computer soft-
EPIC251 Design EPICS II (I,II,S). Design EPICS II builds
ware as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
on the design process introduced in Design EPICS I, which
applications emphasize information acquisition and process-
focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
ing based on knowing what new information is necessary to
integrate teamwork and communications with the use of
solve a problem and where to find the information efficient-
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
ly. EPICS 262-AutoCAD incorporates semester-long instruc-
Computer applications emphasize information acquisition
tion and practice in AutoCAD computer-aided drawing, with
and processing based on knowing what new information is
projects involving the use of AutoCAD in design solutions.
necessary to solve a problem and where to find the informa-
Recent projects include remodeling plans for the Ford
tion efficiently. Teams analyze team dynamics through
Building, a solar tree house education center, an environ-
weekly team meetings and progress reports. The course
mentally sustainable house, and new structural designs for
emphasizes oral presentations and builds on written commu-
use in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
nications techniques introduced in Design EPICS I
Students in the Civil Engineering specialty in Engineering,
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
the Environmental Engineering specialty in Engineering, or
Mining Engineering, should consider registering for this
EPIC252 Leadership in Global Design EPICS II (I,II).
course. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
EPIC252 can be taken in place of EPIC251. Students inte-
grate teamwork, communications, computer software appli-
EPIC263 – DRILLING ENGINEERING (S): Design EPICS
cations and project management skills to solve engineering
II builds on the design process introduced in Design EPICS
problems, and the deliverables are equivalent to those for
I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
EPICS 251. In addition, students examine the global nature
students integrate teamwork and communication with the
of modern engineering design by combining a project of
use of computer software as tools to solve engineering prob-
global interest with an emphasis on leadership and commu-
lems. Computer applications emphasize information acquisi-
nications skills across a variety of cultures. To support these
tion and processing based on knowing what new information
objectives, students conduct research in the effect of interna-
is necessary to solve a problem and where to find the infor-
tional influences and cultural diversity on the acceptance and
mation efficiently. This course implements the design
implementation of their design solutions. Prerequisite:
process with drilling technology and automated drilling
EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
processes to solve multidisciplinary drilling project issues.
Based on the project conditions set by the client, various
EPIC261 – GIS (I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design
alternatives and configurations are possible to meet the proj-
process introduced in Design EPICS I, which focuses on
ect objectives. Teams select and build a body of evidence to
open-ended problem solving in which students integrate
market their most desirable alternatives. Prerequisite:
teamwork and communication with the use of computer soft-
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
ware as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
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EPIC264 – GEOLOGY GIS(II): Design EPICS II builds on
employ these skills to their design projects. This approach
the design process introduced in Design EPICS I, which
also integrates the content of future courses with the applica-
focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
tion of engineering design. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semes-
integrate teamwork and communication with the use of com-
ter hours.
puter software as tools to solve engineering problems.
EPIC267 – CIVIL ENGINEERING (II): Design EPICS II
Computer applications emphasize information acquisition
builds on the design process introduced in Design EPICS I,
and processing based on knowing what new information is
which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which stu-
necessary to solve a problem and where to find the informa-
dents integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
tion efficiently. There are typically eight geology-based proj-
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
ects in the course, based on the needs of multiple outside
Computer applications emphasize information acquisition
clients. Many of the course deliverables are maps with asso-
and processing based on knowing what new information is
ciated data sets. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
necessary to solve a problem and where to find the informa-
EPIC265 – BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES (I,II): Design
tion efficiently. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
EPIC268 – GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING (II): Design
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
which students integrate teamwork and communication with
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
the use of computer software as tools to solve engineering
which students integrate teamwork and communication with
problems. Computer applications emphasize information
the use of computer software as tools to solve engineering
acquisition and processing based on knowing what new
problems. Computer applications emphasize information
information is necessary to solve a problem and where to
acquisition and processing based on knowing what new
find the information efficiently. This course emphasizes
information is necessary to solve a problem and where to
steady-state design in biochemical production processes and
find the information efficiently. Students work on projects
provides exposure to information about various manufactur-
from the geophysical engineering practice in which they
ing and research segments. Projects are selected to represent
analyze (process, model, visualize) data. In their projects,
real-world biochemical engineering problems in biofuels,
students encounter limitations and uncertainties in data and
food sciences and pharmaceuticals, wherein creative and
learn quantitative means for handling them. They learn how
critical thinking skills are necessary. These projects may
to analyze errors in data, and their effects on data interpreta-
often involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solu-
tion and decision making. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester
tion. Students are exposed to the range of core engineering
hours.
computation skills that are utilized in both the chemical and
biochemical engineering disciplines, and subsequently
employ these skills to their design projects. This approach
also integrates the content of future courses with the applica-
tion of engineering design. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semes-
ter hours.
EPIC266 – CHEMICAL PROCESSES (I, II): Design EPICS
II builds on the design process introduced in Design EPICS
I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
students integrate teamwork and communication with the
use of computer software as tools to solve engineering prob-
lems. Computer applications emphasize information acquisi-
tion and processing based on knowing what new information
is necessary to solve a problem and where to find the infor-
mation efficiently. This course emphasizes steady-state
design in chemical production processes and provides expo-
sure to information about various manufacturing and
research segments. Projects are selected to represent real-
world chemical engineering problems in the energy sectors,
chemicals and environmental stewardship, wherein creative
and critical thinking skills are necessary. These projects may
often involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solu-
tion. Students are exposed to the range of core engineering
computation skills that are utilized in both the chemical and
biochemical engineering disciplines, and subsequently
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Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
cluded in calculating the graduate GPA. Check the depart-
Degree Programs
mental section of the Bulletin to determine which programs
provide this opportunity.
A. Overview
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students
B. Admission Process
the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate,
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree
Profes sional Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Doctoral
program as a Combined Degree Program student should first
Degree while completing the requirements for their Bache-
contact the department or division hosting the graduate de-
lor’s Degree. These combined Bachelors-Masters/Doctoral
gree program into which he/she wishes to apply. Initial in-
programs have been created by Mines faculty in those situa-
quiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts made
tions where they have deemed it academically advantageous
soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year
to treat undergraduate and graduate degree programs as a
are recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/
continuous and integrated process. These are accelerated pro-
divisions will provide initial counseling on degree applica-
grams that can be valuable in fields of engineering and ap-
tion procedures, admissions standards and degree completion
plied science where advanced education in technology and/or
requirements.
management provides the opportunity to be on a fast track
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
for advancement to leadership positions. These programs
Degree Program student can occur as early as the first semes-
also can be valuable for students who want to get a head start
ter, Junior year, and must be granted no later than the end of
on graduate education.
registration, last semester Senior year. Once admitted into a
The combined programs at Mines offer several advantages
graduate degree program, students may enroll in 500-level
to students who choose to enroll in them:
courses and apply these directly to their graduate degree. To
apply, students must submit the standard graduate application
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergrad-
package for the graduate portion of their Combined Degree
uate major or in a field that complements their under-
Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
graduate major.
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave
for the next semester, students and their graduate advisors
Mines with additional specialized knowledge and skills
should meet and plan a strategy for completing both the
which may allow them to enter their career path at a
under graduate and graduate programs as efficiently as pos -
higher level and advance more rapidly. Alternatively,
sible. Until their undergraduate degree requirements are com-
students planning on attending graduate school can get
pleted, students continue to have undergraduate advisors in
a head start on their graduate education.
the home department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to sat-
C. Requirements
isfy prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation
Combined Degree Program students are considered under-
for their graduate program.
graduate students until such time as they complete their
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students
under graduate degree requirements. Combined Degree Pro-
to plan optimum course selection and scheduling in
gram students who are still considered undergraduates by this
order to complete their graduate program quickly.
definition have all of the privileges and are subject to all ex-
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program
pectations of both their undergraduate and graduate programs.
leading to a Graduate Degree assures students of auto-
These students may enroll in both undergraduate and gradu-
matic acceptance into full graduate status if they main-
ate courses (see section D below), may have access to depart-
tain good standing while in early-acceptance status.
mental assistance available through both programs, and may
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both a
the Office of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their under-
Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degrees in five years of total
graduate degree requirements, a Combined Degree Program
enrollment at Mines.
student is considered enrolled full-time in his/her graduate
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree
program. Once having done so, the student is no longer eligi-
Program students to fulfill part of the requirements of their
ble for undergraduate financial aid, but may now be eligible
graduate degree by including up to six hours of specified
for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
course credits which also were used in fulfilling the require-
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a
ments of their undergraduate degree. These courses may only
graduate student for at least one semester.
be applied toward fulfilling Doctoral degree or, Master's de-
Once admitted into a graduate program, under graduate
gree requirements beyond the institutional minimum Master's
Combined Program students must maintain good standing in
degree requirement of 30 credit hours. Courses must meet all
the Combined Program by maintaining a minimum semester
requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are not in-
GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken. Students not meeting this re-
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quirement are deemed to be making unsatisfactory academic
Design EPICS is designed to prepare students for their
progress in the Combined Degree Program. Students for
upper-division courses and to develop some of the key skills
whom this is the case are subject to probation and, if occur-
of the professional engineer: the ability to solve complex,
ring over two semesters, subject to discretionary dismissal
open-ended problems, the ability to work in teams, the ability
from the graduate portion of their program as defined in the
to select a solution from competing alternatives, and the abil-
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance section of this Bul-
ity to communicate effectively. The first semester course,
letin.
EPIC151, is required by all undergraduate options. The sec-
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements,
ond semester course, EPIC251, is required by all undergradu-
Combined Degree Program students are subject to all require -
ate engineering options according to ABET requirements.
ments (e.g., course requirements, departmental approval of
EPIC251 is not required for majors in Chemistry, Mathemati-
transfer credits, research credits, minimum GPA, etc.) appro-
cal and Computer Sciences, and Economics and Business
priate to the graduate program in which they are enrolled.
An award-winning program, Design EPICS replaces the
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a Senior in a
traditional core courses in introductory computing skills,
Combined Program
graphics, and technical communication. Whenever possible,
instruction in these subjects is "hands-on" and experiential,
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may
with the instructor serving primarily as mentor rather than
enroll in 500-level courses. In addition, undergraduate sen-
lecturer.
iors who have been granted admission through the Combined
Degree Program into thesis-based degree programs (Masters
Problem-solving skills are developed through open-ended
or Doctoral) may, with graduate advisor approval, register for
design problems organized as semester-long "projects",
700-level research credits appropriate to Masters-level degree
which the students solve in teams. Projects grow in content
programs. With this single exception, while a Combined De-
and complexity as the program applies a guided methodology
gree Program student is still completing his/her undergradu-
to projects submitted by an external client. The projects re-
ate degree, all of the conditions described in the
quire extensive library research and self-education in appro-
Undergraduate Bulletin for undergraduate enrollment in grad-
priate technical areas; they also require students to consider
uate-level courses apply. 700-level research credits are always
non-technical constraints (economic, ethical, political, socie-
applied to a student’s graduate degree program.
tal, etc.) and incorporate them into their solutions.
If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student
Written and oral communications skills are studied and
would like to enroll in a 500-level course and apply this
practiced as an integral part of the project work. Specific
course directly to his/her graduate degree, he/she must notify
graphics and computing skills are integrated within projects
the Registrar of the intent to do so at the time of enrollment
wherever applicable.
in the course. The Registrar will forward this information to
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
Finan cial Aid for appropriate action. Be aware that courses
Writing Center
taken as an undergraduate student but applied directly toward
Located in room 309 Stratton Hall (phone: 303-273-3085),
a graduate degree are not eligible for undergraduate financial
the LAIS Writing Center is a teaching facility providing all
aid or the Colorado Opportunity Fund. If prior consent is not
CSM students with an opportunity to enhance their writing
received, all 500-level graduate courses taken as an under-
proficiency. The LAIS Writing Center faculty are experienced
graduate Combined Degree Program student will be applied
technical and professional writing instructors. The Center as-
to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript. If these are
sists writers with all their writing needs, from course assign-
not used toward an undergraduate degree requirement, they
ments to scholarship applications, proposals, letters and
may, with program consent, be applied to a graduate degree
resumes. This service is free to CSM students and includes
program as transfer credit. All regular regulations and limita-
one-to-one tutoring and online resources (at
tions regarding the use of transfer credit to a graduate degree
http://www.mines.edu/academic/lais/wc/).
program apply to these credits.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
Special Programs
To support the institutional goal of developing professional
Design --EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory
communication skills, required writing and communication-
Course Sequence)
intensive courses are designated in both the core and in the
NATALIE C.T. VAN TYNE, Program Director and Teaching
degree-granting programs. According to guidelines approved
Associate Profesor
by the Undergraduate Council, degree-granting programs are
JOEL G. DUNCAN, Teaching Professor (also in Geology &
to identify four courses, often two junior and two senior-level
Geological Engineering)
courses, as writing-intensive. The (generally four) writing-
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Teaching Professor & CE Research
intensive courses within the various degree-granting pro-
Professor
grams are designated with (WI) in Section 5 of this Bulletin,
MARTIN J. SPANN, Teaching Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Information, under Description of Courses.
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In addition to disciplinary writing experience, students also
The Humanitarian Engineering Minor
obtain writing experience outside their disciplines as courses
Certificate Minor, Minor and Area of Special Interest
in LAIS are virtually all writing intensive. The Campus
The Humanitarian Engineering and Humanitarian Studies
Writing Program, housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and
Minors (HE & HS) are designed to prepare students to better
International Studies (LAIS), supports the WAC program.
understand the complexities of and develop a strong appreci-
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
ation for society, culture, and environment in sustainable hu-
Affairs
manitarian engineering design projects. Humanitarian
As of 2009-10, the McBride Honors Program offers a 24-
engineering projects are intended to provide fundamental
semester-hour program of seminars, courses, and off-campus
needs (food, water, shelter, and clothing), or higher-level
activities that has the primary goal of providing a select num-
needs when these are specifically requested by the local peo-
ber of students the opportunity to cross the boundaries of
ple. The preparatory courses are offered through the Division
their technical expertise into the ethical, cultural, socio-polit-
of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) with addi-
ical, and environmental dimensions of science and technol-
tional technical electives offered by engineering departments
ogy. Students will gain the knowledge, values, and skills to
across campus. Interested students are encouraged to investi-
project, analyze and evaluate the moral, social and environ-
gate the many options previously listed and described in
mental implications of their future professional judgments
more detail below that range from a 12 credit hour area of
and activities, not only for the particular organizations with
special interest (ASI) to a 27-credit hour certificate minor in
which they will be involved, but also for the nation and the
Humanitarian Engineering.
world. Themes, approaches and perspectives from the hu-
Space and Planetary Science and Engineering (SPSE)
manities and the social sciences are integrated with science
The Space and Planetary Science and Engineering Pro-
and engineering perspectives to develop in students habits of
gram offers an Area of Special Interest for students interested
thought necessary for a broad understanding of societal and
in the science and exploration of space. This program brings
cultural issues that enhance critical thinking, social responsi-
together courses from five CSM departments and programs
bility and enlightened leadership. This Program leads to a
covering a diverse array of topics, including planetary sci-
certificate and a Minor in the McBride Honors Program in
ence, astronomy, space exploration, and the engineering and
Public Affairs.
design of instrumentation for space exploration. The curricu-
Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS)
lum can be chosen from a list of approved courses, in consul-
Nine CSM departments and divisions have combined re-
tation with an SPSE program advisor. Interested students
sources to offer a Minor Program and an Area of Special In-
should contact Dr Jeff Andrews-Hanna, Director of SPSE
terest (ASI) in Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS).
(jcahanna@mines.edu).
The BELS minor and the ASI are flexible, requiring only one
Underground Construction and Tunneling Minor
common core course (BELS 301, General Biology I). The
Underground Construction and Tunneling is a growing
rest of the courses can be chosen, in consultation with a
discipline involving knowledge in the fields of mining engi-
BELS program advisor, from a broad list of electives, allow-
neering, geological engineering and civil engineering. The
ing students to concentrate their learning in areas such as
Departments/Divisions of Mining Engineering, Geology &
Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Environmental
Geological Engineering and Engineering (Civil Engineering
Biotechnology, Biophysics or Pre-Medical studies. Interested
Specialty) offer an interdisciplinary minor course of study
students should consult with the office of Dr. James F. Ely,
that would allow students from these departments to take a
Director of BELS Alderson Hall 331, 303-273-3885,
suite of courses requiring a minimum of 18 credit hours.
jely@mines.edu.
Only three credit hours from the student’s degree granting
The Energy Minor and ASI (EM)
department/division may be used toward the minor. The re-
The discovery, production, and use of energy in modern
mainder would be part of a student’s free elective courses.
societies has profound and far-reaching economic, political,
See page 186 for more details.
and environmental effects. As energy is one of CSM's core
Minor Program/Area of Special Interest
statutory missions, several CSM departments have come to-
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest
gether to offer Minor and Area of Special Interest programs
(ASI) are offered by all of the undergraduate degree-granting
related to Energy. The 18-credit Energy Minor adds value to
departments as well as the Division of Environmental Sci-
any CSM undergraduate degree program by not only ad-
ence and Engineering, the Division of Liberal Arts and Inter-
dressing the scientific and technical aspects of energy pro-
national Studies, and the Military Science Department.
duction and use but its broader economic and social impacts
A MINOR PROGRAM of study consists of a minimum of
as well. Students pursuing the Energy Minor may choose
18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the
from three curricular tracks: Fossil Energy, Renewable En-
exception of four specific programs, only three of these hours
ergy, or General. See page 161 for more details.
may be taken in the student's degree-granting department and
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no more than three of these hours may be at the 100- or 200-
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration
level. A Minor Program may not be completed in the same
(which can be found in the Registrar's Office) should be sub-
department as the major. See the specific program details for
mitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half
more information.
of the hours proposed to constitute the program, or at the
An AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST consists of a mini-
time of application for graduation - whichever comes first.
mum of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses.
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar's Of-
Only three of these hours may be at the 100- or 200-level and
fice, the student deciding not to complete the minor must of-
no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
ficially drop the minor by notifying the Registrar's Office in
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
writing. Should minor requirements not be complete at the
ating. With the approval of the department, an ASI may be
time of graduation, the minor program will not be awarded.
completed within the same major department.
Minors are not added after the BS degree is posted. Comple-
tion of the minor will be recorded on the student's official
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to ful-
transcript.
fill a minor/ASI requirement be completed with a passing
grade. Some programs offering minors/ASIs may, however,
Please see the Department for specific course require-
impose higher minimum grades for inclusion of the course in
ments. For questions concerning changes in the sequence of
the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified mini-
minor courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact
mum course grades take precedence. For additional informa-
the Registrar's Office for assistance.
tion on program-specific minimum course grade
Study Abroad
requirements, refer to the appropriate program section of this
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities
Bulletin.
should contact the Office of International Programs (OIP),
As a minimum, to be awarded a minor/ASI, CSM requires
listed under the Services section of this Bulletin, p.174.
students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all
Colo rado School of Mines encourages students to include an
minor/ASI courses. All attempts at required minor/ASI
international study/work experience in their under graduate
courses are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA. Some
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with
programs offering minors/ASIs may, however, require a
engineering universities in South America, Europe, Australia,
higher minimum cumulative GPA. In these cases, the pro-
Africa, and Asia. Courses successfully passed abroad can be
gram specified GPA takes precedence. For additional infor-
sub stituted for their equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA
mation on program specific GPA requirements, refer to the
is not affected by courses taken abroad. In addition, study
appropriate section of this Bulletin.
abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at universities
throughout the world.
Students may not request more than half of the required
courses for the minor or ASI be completed through transfer
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be
credit, including AP, IB and CLEP. Some minor/ASI pro-
used to finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP
grams, however, have been established in collaboration with
has developed a resource center for study abroad information
other institutions through formal articulation agreements and
in its office, 1706 Illinois Street, phone 303-384-2121. Stu-
these may allow transfer credit exceeding this limit. For ad-
dents are invited to use the resource materials and meet with
ditional information on program specific transfer credit lim-
staff to discuss overseas study opportunities.
its, refer to the appropriate section of this Bulletin.
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Chemical and Biological
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the fun-
damentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
Engineering
Accordingly, undergraduate students must initially complete
a program of study that stresses these basic fields of science.
DAVID W. M. MARR, Professor and Department Head
Chemical engineering coursework blends these four disci-
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Teaching Associate Professor and Assistant
plines into a series of engineering fundamentals relating to
Department Head
how materials are produced and processed both in the labora-
ANTHONY M. DEAN, W.K.Coors Distinguished Professor
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
tory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses such as
RONALD L. MILLER, Professor
fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, re-
J. DOUGLAS WAY, Professor
action kinetics, and chemical process control are at the heart
COLIN A. WOLDEN, Weaver Distinguished Professor
of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In addition,
DAVID T. WU, Professor (also Chemistry)
it is becoming increasingly important for engineers to under-
SUMIT AGARWAL, Associate Professor
stand how biological and microscopic, molecular-level prop-
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
erties can influence the macroscopic behavior of materials,
CAROLYN A. KOH, Associate Professor
biological, and chemical systems. This somewhat unique
MATTHEW W. LIBERATORE, Associate Professor
focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and or-
C. MARK MAUPIN, Assistant Professor
ganic chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
AMADEU K. SUM, Assistant Professor
developed within the chemical engineering curriculum via
NING WU, Assistant Professor
material and projects introduced in advanced courses. Our
HUGH KING, Senior Teaching Associate Professor
undergraduate program at CSM is exemplified by intensive
RACHEL MORRISH, Teaching Associate Professor
integration of computer-aided simulation and computer-aided
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Teaching Associate Professor
process modeling in the curriculum and by our unique ap-
PAUL D. OGG, Teaching Associate Professor
proach to teaching of the unit operations laboratory se-
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Teaching Associate Professor
quence. The unit operations lab course is offered only in the
JUDITH N. SCHOONMAKER, Teaching Associate Professor
summer as a 6-week intensive session. Here, the fundamen-
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Research Associate Professor
tals of heat, mass, and momentum transfer and applied ther-
HANS HEINRICH-CARSTENSEN, Research Associate Professor
modynamics are reviewed in a practical,
ROBERT M. BALDWIN, Professor Emeritus
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emerita
applications-oriented setting. The important skills of team-
JAMES F. ELY, University Professor Emeritus
work, critical thinking, and oral and written technical com-
JAMES H. GARY, Professor Emeritus
munications skills are also stressed in this course.
JOHN O. GOLDEN, Professor Emeritus
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemi-
ARTHUR J. KIDNAY, Professor Emeritus
cal and biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of
J. THOMAS MCKINNON, Professor Emeritus
Mines are among the best in the nation. Our modern in-house
E. DENDY SLOAN, JR., University Professor Emeritus
VICTOR F. YESAVAGE, Professor Emeritus
computer laboratory supports nearly 60 workstations for stu-
dents to use in completing their assigned coursework. In ad-
Program Description
dition, specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities exist
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of-
for studying polymer properties, measuring reaction kinetics,
fers two different degrees: Bachelor of Science in Chemical
characterizing transport phenomena, and for studying several
Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Bio-
typical chemical unit operations. Our honors undergraduate
chemical Engineering. A student seeking the latter degree
research program is open to highly qualified students and
graduates as a fully-qualified Chemical Engineer with addi-
provides our undergraduates with the opportunity to carry out
tional training in bioprocessing technologies that are of inter-
independent research or to join a graduate research team.
est in renewable energy and other emerging fields.
This program has been highly successful and our undergrad-
Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemical engineer-
uate chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical en-
ing are extremely broad, and encompass all technologies and
gineering students have won several national competitions
industries where chemical processing is utilized in any form.
and awards based on research conducted while pursuing their
Students with baccalaureate (BS) Chemical Engineering or
baccalaureate degrees. We also have a cooperative (Co-Op)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering degrees from CSM
education program in which students can earn course credit
can find employment in many diverse fields, including: ad-
while gaining work experience in industry.
vanced materials synthesis and processing, product and
Programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in
process research and development, food and pharmaceutical
Chemical Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Sci-
processing and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical mate-
ence in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering are both ac-
rials and products, microelectronics manufacturing, petro-
credited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
leum and petrochemical processing, and process and product
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
design.
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(ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD
on-line and require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement
21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
of purpose, and completion of the graduate record exam
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
(GRE). For students who intend to begin the BS/MS program
Science in Chemical Engineering) and Bachelor
in Fall, applications are due by April 1st. The deadline is
November 1st for students intending to enroll in the Spring
of Science in Chemical and Biochemical
semester. Students must have a GPA greater than 3.0 to be
Engineering)
considered for the program. Interested students are encour-
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
aged to get more information from their advisor and/or the
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
current faculty member in charge of Graduate Affairs.
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Chemical and Biologi-
cal Engineering Department at CSM has established 3 pro-
Curriculum
gram educational objectives for all of its graduates and one
The chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical
additional objective specifically for its chemical and bio-
engineering curricula are structured according to the goals
chemical engineering graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5
outlined above. Accordingly, the programs of study are or-
years of completing their degree will:
ganized to include 3 semesters of science and general engi-
neering fundamentals followed by 5 semesters of
u be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their
chemical/biochemical engineering fundamentals and applica-
education in chemical engineering fundamentals in-
tions. An optional ‘track’ system exists, which allows stu-
cluding transport phenomena, reaction engineering,
dents majoring in chemical engineering to structure their
separations, process design and control, and associated
electives credits into one of several specialty application
mathematics and sciences
areas. Courses may be categorized according to the following
u be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineer-
general system.
ing fundamentals to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate
systems and processes in conventional areas of chemi-
A. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
cal engineering such as energy conversion and chemi-
Engineering Fundamentals
cal production and in contemporary and growing fields
The following courses represent the basic knowledge com-
such as microelectronics and biotechnology
ponent of the chemical engineering curriculum at CSM.
u have demonstrated both their commitment to continu-
1. Mass and Energy Balances (ChEN201)
ing to develop personally and professionally and an ap-
2. Fluid Mechanics (ChEN307)
preciation for the ethical and social responsibilities of
3. Heat Transfer (ChEN308)
being an engineer and a world citizen
4. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (ChEN357)
Additionally, our Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
5. Mass Transfer (ChEN375)
graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing their degree will
6. Transport Phenomena (ChEN430)
be applying their knowledge of and skills in biochemical en-
B. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
gineering fundamentals in areas such as food science, phar-
Engineering Applications
maceuticals, and renewable-energy technologies.
The following courses are applications-oriented courses
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree Program
that build on the student’s basic knowledge of science and
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of-
engineering fundamentals:
fers the opportunity to begin work on a Master of Science
1. Unit Operations Laboratory (ChEN312 and 313)
(with or without thesis) degree while completing the require-
2. Reaction Engineering (ChEN418)
ments of the BS degree. These combined BS/MS degrees are
3. Process Dynamics and Control (ChEN403)
designed to allow undergraduates engaged in research, or
4. Chemical Engineering Design (ChEN402)
simply interested in furthering their studies beyond a BS de-
5. Bioprocess Engineering (ChEN460)
gree, to apply their experience and interest to an advanced
6. Chemical Engineering Technical Electives
degree. Students may take graduate courses while completing
their undergraduate degrees and count them towards their
C. Elective Tracks
graduate degree. The requirements for the MS degree consist
Whereas Chemical and Biochemical Engineering majors
of the four core graduate courses (ChEN509, ChEN516,
have specific additional required courses to give them the
ChEN518, and ChEN568) and 18 additional credits. It is ex-
biochemical engineering training they need, Chemical Engi-
pected that a student would be able to complete both degrees
neering majors have technical electives credit requirements
in 5 to 5 1/2 years. To take advantage of the combined pro-
that may be fulfilled with several different courses. Students
gram, students are encouraged to engage in research and take
may elect to structure their electives into a formal Minor pro-
some graduate coursework during their senior year. The ap-
gram of study (18 hours of coursework), an Area of Special
plication process and requirements are identical to our nor-
Interest (12 hours) or a Specialty Track (9 hours). Minors and
mal MS degree programs. Applications may be completed
ASIs can be developed by the student in a variety of different
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areas and programs as approved by the student’s advisor and
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the heads of the relevant sponsoring academic programs.
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
Some examples of Specialty Tracks for Chemical Engineer-
Total
6
ing majors include:
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Microelectronics
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Bioengineering and Life Sciences
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Polymers and Materials
Electives**
6
6
Molecular Modeling
*
*
Total
15
Environmental
*
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Energy
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
Business and Economics
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
Details on recommended courses for Specialty Tracks can
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
be obtained from the student’s academic advisor. Alterna-
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
tively, students may opt to take an assorted combination of
Elective**
3
3
approved courses on diverse topics to fulfill their technical
Total
15
electives credits.
Degree total
134.5
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
* Certain other EPIC2xx courses can be substituted for EPIC266
Freshman Year
with approval of the department head or assistant department
Chemical Engineering students take the common core except they
head.
take Biological and Environmental Systems (BELS101) rather
**Six of the electives credits must be ChEN courses, at least 3 of
than Earth and Environmental Systems (SYGN101)
which must be at the 400 level.
***An additional 3 of the electives credits must be either ChGN or
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN credits.
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists &
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)
Engn’rs III
4
4
Freshman Year
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Students take the common
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
core except they take Biological and Environmental Systems
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
(BELS101) rather than Earth and Environmental Systems
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
3
1
(SYGN101)
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
& Engn'rs III
4
4
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
3
1
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
EPIC266* Chemical Processes Design II
2
3
3
Total
16
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16.5
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
ChEN201 Mass and Energy Balances
3
3
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
ChEN202 Chemical Process Principles Lab
1
1
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
EPIC265 Biochemical Processes Design II
2
3
3
Elective*
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
*
Total
16
Total
16.5
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
ChEN307 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
ChEN357 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Elective(s)**
3
3
Elective
3
3
Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Elective*** 3
3
Total
16
Total
17
*
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance
CHGN428 Intro. Biochemistry
3
3
of common process building blocks including pumps, heat
ChEN358 Chemical. Eng. Thermodynamics Lab
3
1
exchangers, chemical reactors, and separators. Prerequisites:
ChEN375 Chemical Eng. Mass Transfer
3
3
Concurrent enrollment in DCGN210 (or equivalent) or con-
ChEN308 Chemical Eng. Heat Transfer
3
3
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
CHGN462 Microbiology
3
3
ChEN272/MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PRO-
Total
16
CESSING Summer session. Characterization and produc-
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
tion of particles. Physical and interfacial phenomena
ChEN312/313 Unit Operations Laboratory
6
6
associated with particulate processes. Applications to metal
Total
6
and ceramic power processing. Laboratory projects and
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
plant visits. Prerequisites: DCGN210 (or equivalent) and
ChEN418 Reaction Engineering
3
3
PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
ChEN430 Transport Phenomena
3
3
Junior Year
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
ChEN307. FLUID MECHANICS (I) Theory and application
ChEN460 Bioprocess Engineering
3
3
of momentum transport and fluid flow in chemical engineer-
ChEN461 Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
3
1
ing. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and applica-
Elective
3
3
Total
16
tion to macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH225, grade of C or better in ChEN201. 3 hours lecture;
ChEN402 Chemical Engineering Design
3
3
ChEN403 Process Dynamics and Control
3
3
3 semester hours.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
ChEN308. HEAT TRANSFER (II) Theory and applications
ChEN421 Engineering Economics
3
3
of energy transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
Elective
3
3
Funda mentals of microscopic phenomena and application to
Total
15
macroscopic systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
Degree total
134.5
process simulation. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C or
Description of Courses
better in ChEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Sophomore Year
ChEN311/MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
ChEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN
Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Charac-
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Fundamentals of computer
terization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction
programming as applied to the solution of chemical engineer-
techniques. Applications to include compound identification,
ing problems. Introduction to Visual Basic, computational
lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single crystals
methods and algorithm development. Prerequisites:
and crystal structure determination. Laboratory experiments
MATH112 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
to supplement the lectures. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
ter hours.
ChEN312/313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY (S)
ChEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES (II)
(WI) Principles of mass, energy, and momentum transport as
Introduction to the principles of conservation of mass and en-
applied to laboratory-scale processing equipment. Written
ergy. Applications to chemical processing systems. Relevant
and oral communications skills. Aspects of group dynamics,
aspects of computer-aided process simulation. Corequisites:
teamwork, and critical thinking. Prerequisites: ChEN201,
DCGN210 (or equivalent); ChEN202, MATH225 or consent
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, and ChEN375. 6 hours lab;
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
6 semester hours.
ChEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORA -
ChEN334/MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
TORY (II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first
MATERIALS Development and application of fundamental
and second laws of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis
principles related to the processing of metals and materials
of experimental results, professional report writing. Introduc-
by thermochemical and aqueous and fused salt electrochemi-
tion to computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite:
cal/chemical routes. The course material is presented within
DCGN210 (or equivalent); Corequisites: ChEN201,
the framework of a formalism that examines the physical
MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours laboratory;
chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinet-
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.
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ChEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION Cooperative
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
work/education experience involving employment of a chem-
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
ical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least one
6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
academic semester. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and
Senior Year
department head. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable to a
ChEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (II) (WI)
maximum of 6 hours.
Advanced computer-aided process simulation and process
ChEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
optimization. Prerequisites: ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisites:
and ChEN375. Corequisites: ChEN418 and ChEN421. 3
junior standing, consent of instructor and department head.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL (II)
ChEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisites:
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic
junior standing, consent of instructor and department head.
chemical engineering systems and processes. Prerequisites:
1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, and ChEN375. 3 hours lec-
ChEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
ture; 3 semester hours.
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Fundamentals of thermodynam-
ChEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING (II) Application
ics for application to chemical engineering processes and
of chemical engineering principles to the processing of natu-
systems. Phase and reaction equilibria. Relevant aspects of
ral gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass trans-
computer-aided process simulation. Integrated laboratory ex-
fer operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of
periments. Prerequisites: DCGN210 (or equivalent),
computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
MATH225, grade of C or better in ChEN201. 3 hours lecture;
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN375, or
3 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN348/MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOP-
ChEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES (I) Application of
MENT (WI) Introduction to the relationships between mi-
chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
crostructure and properties of materials, with emphasis on
Thermo dynamics and reaction engineering of complex
metals. Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materi-
hydro carbon systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
als, phase equilibria, recrystallization and grain growth,
process simulation for complex mixtures. Prerequisites:
strengthening mechanisms, and phase transformations. Labo-
CHGN221, ChEN201, ChEN357, and ChEN375, or consent
ratory sessions devoted to experiments illustrating the funda-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisites: MTGN311
ChEN415/CHGN430/MLGN530. POLYMER SCIENCE
and ChEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
AND TECHNOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of
ChEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
polymers and polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of
THERMODYNAMICS LABORATORY Laboratory meas-
polymerization. Characterization techniques based on solu-
urement, calculation and analysis of physical properties,
tion properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
phase equilibria and reaction equilibria and their application
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materi-
to chemical engineering. Relevant aspects of computer-aided
als and use in separations. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
simulation. Prerequisites: DCGN210 (or equivalent),
MATH225, ChEN201, ChEN357, or consent of instructor.
ChEN201, MATH225. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN375. MASS TRANSFER (II) Fundamentals of stage-
ChEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOL-
wise and diffusional mass transport with applications to
OGY Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological
chemical engineering systems and processes. Relevant as-
response, and polymer shape forming. Definition and
pects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisite:
measure ment of material properties. Interrelationships
grade of C or better in ChEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
between response functions and correlation of data and mate-
hours.
rial response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of poly-
ChEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
mer properties. Processing operations for polymeric
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special inter-
materials; melt and flow instabilities. Prerequisites:
est. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 6 semester hours.
ChEN201, ChEN307, and MATH225, or consent of instruc-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ChEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
ChEN418. REACTION ENGINEERING (I) (WI) Applica-
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
tions of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, physical
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
chemistry, and organic chemistry to the engineering of reac-
tive processes. Reactor design; acquisition and analysis of
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rate data; heterogeneous catalysis. Relevant aspects of com-
ChEN460. BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING (I) The analysis
puter-aided process simulation. Prerequisites: ChEN201,
and design of biochemical unit operations and processes used
ChEN307, ChEN308, ChEN357, MATH225, CHGN221 and
in conjunction with bioreactors are investigated in this
CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
course. Industrial enzyme technologies are developed and ex-
ChEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
plored. A strong focus is on the basic processes for producing
ENGINEERING Formulation and solution of chemical engi-
bioethanol and biodiesel. Biochemical systems for organic
neering problems using numerical solution methods within
oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and re-
the Excel and MathCAD environments. Setup and numerical
duction will be presented. Prerequisites: ChEN201,
solution of ordinary and partial differential equations for typ-
ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN428, and CHGN462. 3 hours
ical chemical engineering systems and transport processes.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: MATH225, DCGN210 (or equivalent),
ChEN461. BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORA-
ChEN307, and ChEN357, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
TORY (I) The measurement, calculation and analysis of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
processes including separations and reaction equilibria and
ChEN421/EBGN321. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS Eco-
their application to biochemical engineering. Relevant as-
nomic analysis of engineering processes and systems. Inter-
pects of computer-aided process simulation. Prerequisites:
est, annuity, present value, depreciation, cost accounting,
ChEN201, ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN428 and CHGN462.
investment accounting and financing of engineering enter-
Corequisite: ChEN460. 1 credit hour; 3 hours laboratory.
prises along with taxation, market evaluation and break-even
ChEN470/BELS470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLU-
analysis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
IDICS (I) This course introduces the basic principles and ap-
3 semester hours.
plications of microfluidic systems. Concepts related to
ChEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (I) Theory and
microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology
chemical engineering applications of momentum, heat, and
are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems,
mass transfer. Set up and solution of problems involving
students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabri-
equations of motion and energy. Prerequisites: ChEN307,
cate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
ChEN308 ChEN357, ChEN375 and MATH225. 3 hours lec-
ChEN201, ChEN307 and DCGN210 (or equivalent) or per-
ture; 3 semester hours.
mission of instructor. 3 semester hours.
ChEN435/PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO-
ChEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES The purpose of
ELECTRONICS PROCESSING LABORATORY (II)
this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two of
Application of science and engineering principles to the
E.D. Sloan’s books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases,
design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices.
Third Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hy-
Emphasis on specific unit operations and the interrelation
drate Engineering, (2000). Using a basis of these books, and
among processing steps. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
accompanying programs, we have abundant resources to act
PHGN, ChEN, MTGN, or EGGN, and consent of instructor.
as professionals who are always learning. 3 hours lecture; 3
Due to lab space the enrollment is limited to 20 students.
semester hours.
1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ChEN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
ChEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN
ChEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEER-
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Applications of statistical and
ING Topical courses in chemical engineering of special in-
quantum mechanics to understanding and prediction of
terest. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; 1 to 6 semester
equilib rium and transport properties and processes. Relations
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
ChEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisites: ChEN 201, ChEN307,
special problem projects. Topics, content, and credit hours to
ChEN308, ChEN357, ChEN375, CHGN351 and 353,
be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty member.
CHGN221 and 222, and MATH225, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, sub-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mission of “Independent Study” form to CSM Registrar. 1 to
ChEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisites:
senior standing, consent of instructor and department head.
1 to 3 semester hours.
ChEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisites:
senior standing, consent of instructor and department head.
1 to 3 semester hours.
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Chemistry and
The B.S. degree program in chemistry is approved by the
American Chemical Society (ACS) and is designed to edu-
Geochemistry
cate professionals for the varied career opportunities this cen-
tral scientific discipline affords. The curricula are therefore
DANIEL M. KNAUSS, Professor and Department Head
founded in rigorous fundamental science complemented by
MARK E. EBERHART, Professor
application of these principles to the minerals, energy, mate-
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
rials, or environmental fields. For example, specific curricu-
DAVID T. WU, Professor (also Chemical Engineering)
STEPHEN G. BOYES, Associate Professor
lar tracks emphasizing environmental chemistry or
SCOTT W. COWLEY, Associate Professor
biochemistry are offered along with a more flexible chem-
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
istry track that can be tailored to optimize preparation consis-
RYAN RICHARDS, Associate Professor
tent with students' individual career goals. Those aspiring to
E. CRAIG SIMMONS, Associate Professor
enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are encouraged to include
BETTINA M. VOELKER, Associate Professor
undergraduate research beyond the minimum required among
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
their elective hours. Others interested in industrial chemistry
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
choose area of special interest courses in chemical engineer-
YONGAN YANG, Assistant Professor
ing or metallurgy, for example. A significant number of stu-
MARK SEGER, Teaching Associate Professor
dents complete degrees in both chemistry and chemical
ROBERT RACICOT, Teaching Associate Professor
ED A. DEMPSEY, Teaching Assistant Professor
engineering as an excellent preparation for industrial careers.
YUAN YANG, Research Assistant Professor
The instructional and research laboratories located in
RAMON E. BISQUE, Professor Emeritus
Coolbaugh Hall are state-of-the-art facilities with modern in-
STEPHEN R. DANIEL, Professor Emeritus
strumentation for synthesis and characterization of molecules
DEAN W. DICKERHOOF, Professor Emeritus
and materials. Instrumentation includes: gas chromatographs
KENNETH W. EDWARDS, Professor Emeritus
(GC), high-performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC), in-
GEORGE H. KENNEDY, Professor Emeritus
RONALD W. KLUSMAN, Professor Emeritus
ductively-coupled-plasma-atomic emission spectrometers
DONALD LANGMUIR, Professor Emeritus
(ICP-AES), field-flow fractionation (FFF) equipment, mass
GEORGE B. LUCAS, Professor Emeritus
spectrometry equipment (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS,
DONALD L. MACALADY, Professor Emeritus
PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS, MALDI-TOF), 400 MHz and 500
PATRICK MACCARTHY, Emeritus Professor
MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers (NMR), in-
MICHAEL J. PAVELICH, Professor Emeritus
frared spectrometers (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible (UV) spec-
THOMAS R. WILDEMAN, Professor Emeritus
trometers, thermogravimetric analyzers (TGA), differential
JOHN T. WILLIAMS, Professor Emeritus
scanning calorimeters (DSC), and others including equip-
ROBERT D. WITTERS, Professor Emeritus
ment for microscopy, light scattering, and elemental analysis.
Program Description
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Chemistry is the field of science associated with atoms and
molecules. It focuses on the behavior and properties of mat-
Science in Chemistry)
ter, the relationship of energy with the bond-forming and
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
bond-breaking reactions that dictate chemical processes, and
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
the creation of new substances. Chemistry is the primary
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chem-
field that deals with nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is
istry are designed to:
often considered the central science, linking the physical sci-
u Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
ences with engineering, medicine, and life sciences. The sub-
u Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in
ject of chemistry is typically broken into more focused
solving open-ended problems;
disciplines, including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry,
u Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of
theoretical chemistry, computational chemistry, biochemistry,
chemical analysis and synthesis;
physical chemistry, materials chemistry, and analytical chem-
u Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information
istry. A degree in chemistry examines these topics to pro-
from the chemical literature;
mote a fundamental understanding of the world and an
u Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data
application toward technological problems. Professional
for chemical systems;
chemists apply their knowledge in many different areas rang-
u Develop ability to effectively communicate in both
ing from environmental processes to the development of new
written and oral formats;
materials and renewable energy. They work in academic en-
u Prepare students for entry to and success in profes-
vironments, high-tech start-ups, and research and develop-
sional careers;
ment laboratories associated with practically every advanced
u Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate
technological field including medicine, computing, energy,
programs; and
agriculture, and biotechnology.
u Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
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Curriculum
dielectric constants, dipole moments, and elements of
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong
computational chemistry.
basis provided by the common core, contain three compo-
Laboratory and communication skills
nents: chemistry fundamentals, laboratory and communica-
u Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dis-
tion skills, and applications courses.
solution, quantitative spectroscopy, GC, HPLC,
Chemistry fundamentals
GC/MS, potentiometry, NMR, AA, ICP-AES
u Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection, sta-
u Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-at-
tistical data analysis, error sources, theory of operation
mosphere manipulations, vacuum line methods,
of analytical instruments (atomic and molecular spec-
high-temperature methods, high-pressure methods,
troscopy, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic reso-
distil lation, recrystallization, extraction, sublimation,
nance spectroscopy, chromatography and other
chromatographic purification, product identification
separation methods, electroanalytical methods, and
u Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry,
thermal methods), calibration, standardization, stoi-
colligative properties, FTIR, NMR
chiometry of analysis, equilibrium and kinetic princi-
ples in analysis.
u Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts on-line
u
searching, CA registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin,
Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity,
handbooks, organic syntheses, organic reactions, inor-
crystal lattice structure, molecular geometry and bond-
ganic syntheses, primary sources, ACS Style Guide
ing (VSEPR, Lewis structures, VB and MO theory,
bond energies and lengths), metals structure and prop-
u Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research re-
erties, acid-base theories, main-group element chem-
ports, technical oral reports
istry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand
u Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presenta-
field theory, spectra and magnetism of complexes,
tions, publication of research results
organometallic chemistry, and nanomaterials chemistry
and design.
Applications
u Elective courses - application of chemistry fundamen-
u Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure-
tals in chemistry elective courses or courses in another
physical property relationships, reactivity-structure re-
discipline; e.g. chemical engineering, environmental
lationships, reaction mechanisms (nucleophilic and
science, materials science
electrophilic substitution, addition, elimination, radical
reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions, photochem-
u Internship - summer or semester experience in an in-
ical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
dustrial or governmental organization working on real-
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and
world problems
their reactions, and design of synthetic pathways.
u Undergraduate research open-ended problem solving in
u Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy,
the context of a research project
entropy, equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
potential, non-ideal systems, standard states, activity,
The B.S. curricula in chemistry are outlined below.
phase rule, phase equilibria, phase diagrams), electro-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
chemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-Boltzmann distri-
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
bution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
PHGN200 Physics II
2
4
4.5
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic re-
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
versibility, relaxation processes, mechanisms and rate
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
laws, collision and absolute rate theories), quantum
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
1
mechanics (Schroedinger equations, operators and ma-
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
trix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic oscil -
Total
16
lator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen atom,
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
hydrogen wave functions, spin, Pauli principle, LCAO
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
method), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules, rota-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
tional spectra, term symbols, atomic and molecular
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
1
electronic spectra, magnetic spectroscopy, Raman spec-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
troscopy, multiphoton selection rules, lasers), statistical
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions, Ein-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
stein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface
Total
16.5
chemistry, X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction,
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Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
Total
16.5
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
1
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I 3
3
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
Free elective
3
3
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
3
4
Total
18
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research 3
1
1
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I 3
3
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Environmental Elective
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
Total
18
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
3
3
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Technical Elective
3
3
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
Technical Elective
3
3
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
Total
15
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
3
3
Junior-Senior Year Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental Elective
3
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
Technical Elective
3
3
Total
6
Total
15
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior-Senior Year Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN495 Research
9
3
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Total
6
Technical elective
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Technical elective
3
3
CHGN495 Research
9
3
Free elective
3
3
Environmental Elective
3
3
Total
15
Environmental Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
Free elective
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Total
15
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Technical elective
3
3
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
Free elective
3
3
CHGN410 Surface Chemistry
3
3
Total
14
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Degree Total
133.5
CHGN403 Environmental Chemistry
3
3
Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. Examples of
Free elective
3
3
possible electives that will be recommended to students are:
Total
14
SYGN202; SYGN203; ChEN201; PHGN300; EBGN305,
Degree Total
133.5
EBGN306, EBGN310, EBGN311, EBGN312;,BELS301/ESGN301,
Biochemistry Track
BELS302/ESGN302; ESGN353; GEGN206; GEOL 311;
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323; MATH332 MNGN210; MTGN311; PEGN102;
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
PHGN419; CHGN430; CHGN462
PHGN200 Physics II
2
4
4.5
Environmental Chemistry Track
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn'rs III 4
4
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
1
PHGN200 Physics II
2
4
4.5
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
Total
16
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN223 Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
1
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Total
16
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
3
3
CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
CHGN224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
1
1
Total
16.5
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
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Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and properties of gases.
BELS301 General Biology I
3
3
Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply toward
BELS311 General Biology I Lab
3
1
1
undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
3
3
lab; 3 semester hours.
CHGN337 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
3
1
CHGN341 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
3
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (I, II) Study
CHGN351 Physical Chemistry I
3
4
4
of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
CHGN395 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
3
1
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart,
Total
16
chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes,
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
stoichiometry, solution chemistry, gas laws, and thermo-
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry II
3
3
4
chemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Ap-
CHGN323 Qualitative Organic Analysis
1
3
2
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
3
3
Equivalency for GT-SC1.
BELS303 General Biology II
3
3
BELS313 General Biology II Lab
3
1
1
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (I, II, S)
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I 3
3
Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
Total
16
thermodynamics, electrochemistry, organic nomenclature,
and chemical equilibrium (acid- base, solubility, complexa-
Junior-Senior Year Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN490 Synthesis & Characterization
18
6
tion, and redox). Laboratory experiments emphasizing quan-
Total
6
titative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of C or
better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
CHGN429 Biochemistry II
3
3
hours.
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
9
3
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Technical Elective
3
3
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
Free elective
3
3
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
Total
15
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ent titles.
CHGN495 Undergraduate Research
6
2
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
CHGN401 Theoretical Inorganic Chem.
3
3
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Free elective
3
3
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Free elective
3
3
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Total
14
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Degree Total
132.5
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
credit.
Possible technical electives that will be recommended to students
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: Grade of C or better in CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3
est in their programs. Rather, those students should consult
semester hours.
with the CHGC department head (or designated faculty
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II, S) Continuation
member) to design appropriate sequences. For the purpose
of CHGN221. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic Chemistry
CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
ASI programs include Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, En-
(I,II) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques,
vironmental Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Refer to the main
synthesis, and characterization. Experiments are designed to
ASI section of the Bulletin for applicable rules for Areas of
support concepts presented in the CHGN221. Students are
Special Interest.
introduced to Green Chemistry principles and methods of
Description of Courses
synthesis and the use of computational software. Prerequi-
sites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours labora-
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (S) Introduc-
tory, 1 semester hour.
tory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical bonding, chemi-
(II, S) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis
cal reactions and stoichiometry of chemi cal reactions, chem-
techniques. Experiments are designed to support concepts
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presented in CHGN222. Prerequisites: CHGN221,
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both CHGN222 and
CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
PERSPECTIVE I (I) A study of chemical systems from a
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
molecular physical chemistry perspective. Includes an intro-
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
duction to quantum mechanics, atoms and molecules, spec-
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
troscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH225;
ent titles.
PHGN200; Grade of C or better in both CHGN 122 and
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
DCGN 209 or DCGN 210. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours labora-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
tory; 4 semester hours.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PERSPECTIVE II (II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical reac-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
tion mechanisms, electrochemistry, and selected additional
credit.
topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab-
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND
oratory; 4 semester hours.
APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY (II) Identification, separation
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE
and purification of organic compounds including use of mod-
RESEARCH (I) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate Re-
ern physical and instrumental methods. Prerequisite: Grade
search is designed to prepare students to pursue their senior
of C or better in CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lecture;
research projects prior to enrollment in CHGN495 (Under-
3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
graduate Research). Students will attend lectures and re-
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (II) Principles
search presentations, the student, in consultation with their
of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS, elec-
research advisor, will select a research area, perform litera-
tron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography;
ture research, design a research project and prepare a re-
data interpretation. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both
search proposal. Prerequisites: Completion of the chemistry
CHGN122 and DCGN209 or DCGN210, MATH112. 3 hours
curriculum through the Spring semester of the sophomore
lecture; 3 semester hours.
year or permission of the department head. Credit: 1 semester
hour.
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (I) Theory and
techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base, complexo-
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
metric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chem-
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
ical separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
Grade of C or better in both CHGN122 and DCGN209 or
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
DCGN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
ent titles.
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
LABORATORY (I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
sample preparation and instrumental methods of analysis.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Prerequisite: CHGN336 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
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 se-
CHGN401. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (II)
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
Periodic properties of the elements. Bonding in ionic and
age 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 lig-
under special conditions.
and 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 reactiv-
CHGN402. BONDING THEORY AND SYMMETRY (II)
ity discussed in relation to the preparation and use of inor-
Introduction to valence bond and molecular orbital theories,
ganic chemicals in industry and the environment.
symmetry; introduction to group theory; applications of
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group theory and symmetry concepts to molecular orbital and
ics, growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants,
ligand field theories. Prerequisite: CHGN341 or consent of
animals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
include various aspects of environmental microbiology such
CHGN403/ESGN403. INTRODUCTION TO
as global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremedia-
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (II) Processes by which
tion, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
natural and anthro pogenic chemicals interact, react and are
structor 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
transformed and redistributed in various environmental com-
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY (II) This
partments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
class provides a survey of techniques of computational chem-
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with special-
istry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and
ized envi ronments such as waste treatment facilities and the
density functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Em-
upper atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209,
phasis is given to the integration of these techniques with ex-
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
perimental programs of molecular design and development.
CHGN410/MLGN510. SURFACE CHEMISTRY (II) Intro-
Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
duction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and
mester hours.
contact angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro -
CHGN490. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION
emulsions, the solid/gas interface, surface analytical tech-
(WI) Advanced methods of organic and inorganic synthesis;
niques, van der Waal forces, electrical properties and colloid
high-temperature, high-pressure, inert-atmosphere, vacuum-
stability, some specific colloid systems (clays, foams and
line, and electrolytic methods. Prerequisites: CHGN323,
emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in MLGN510
CHGN341. 6-week summer session; 6 semester hours.
must complete a special project. Prerequisite: DCGN209 or
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I, II, S) (WI)
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Individual research project under direction of a member of
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (I)
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a re-
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
search topic and advisor, preparation and approval of a re-
hour.
search proposal, completion of chemistry curriculum through
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (II) Introductory study of
the junior year or permission of the department head. Vari-
the major molecules of biochemistry-amino acids, proteins,
able credit; 1 to 5 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their struc-
CHGN496. SUMMER PROGRAMS
ture, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP (I, II, S) Individual internship ex-
Stresses bioenergetics and the cell as a bio logical unit of or-
perience with an industrial, academic, or governmental host
ganization. Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genet-
supervised by a Departmental faculty member. Prerequisites:
ics, and protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN222 or
Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year
permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or permission of the department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II (I) A continuation of
credit hours.
CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis; DNA re-
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (I, II) Pilot
pair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis;
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
protein target and degradation; membranes; receptors and
offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable
signal transduction. Prerequisites: CHGN428 or permission
credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under differ-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ent titles.
CHGN430/CHEN415/MLGN530. INTRODUCTION TO
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
POLYMER SCIENCE (I) An introduction to the chemistry
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
and physics of macromolecules. Topics include the properties
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
and statistics of polymer solutions, measurements of molecu-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
lar weights, molecular weight distributions, properties of
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and prop-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
erties of thermosets and thermoplastics including elastomers.
credit.
Pre requisite: CHGN222 or permission of instructor. 3 hour
lecture, 3 semester hours.
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY AND
THE ENVIRONMENT (II) This course will cover the basic
fundamentals of micro biology, such as structure and function
of procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification
of micro-organisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genet-
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Economics and Business the ABET Accreditation 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
CAROL A. DAHL, Professor
theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the
GRAHAM A. DAVIS, Professor
mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM under -
MICHAEL R. WALLS, Professor
graduate students; and
EDWARD J. BALISTRERI, Associate Professor
To prepare students for the work force, especially in
MICHAEL B. HEELEY, Associate Professor
organi zations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength
ALEXANDRA M. NEWMAN, Associate Professor
(engineer ing, applied science, mathematics and computer
DANIEL KAFFINE, Assistant Professor
science), and for graduate school, especially in economics,
STEFFEN REBENNACK, Assistant Professor
JOY M. GODESIABOIS, Teaching Associate Professor
business, and law.
SCOTT HOUSER, Teaching Associate Professor
Curriculum
JOHN M. STERMOLE, Teaching Associate Professor
All economics majors take forty-five percent of their courses
ANN DOZORETZ, Teaching Assistant Professor
in math, science, and engineering, including the same core re-
FRANKLIN J. STERMOLE, Professor Emeritus
quired of all CSM undergraduates. Students take another forty
JOHN E. TILTON, University Emeritus Professor
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
percent of their courses in economics and business. The remain-
ing fifteen percent of the course work can come from any field.
Program Description
Many students complete minor programs in a technical field,
The economy is becoming increasingly global and de-
such as computer science, engineering, geology or environmen-
pendent on advanced technology. In such a world, private
tal science. A number of students pursue double majors.
companies and public organizations need leaders and man-
To complete the economics major, students must take 45
agers who understand economics and business, as well as
hours of 300 and 400 level economics and business courses. Of
science and technology.
these, 18 hours must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the re-
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are
quired 45 hours must be taken in residence in the home depart-
designed to bridge the gap that often exists between econo-
ment. For students participating in an approved foreign study
mists and managers, on the one hand, and engineers and sci-
program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in residence require-
entists, on the other. All CSM undergraduate students are
ment may be taken abroad.
introduced to economic principles in a required course, and
Degree Requirements in Economics
many pursue additional course work in minor programs or
elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate stu-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
dents to economic and business principles so that they will
Distributed Science III
3-4.5
understand the economic and business environments, both
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III
4
4
national and global, in which they will work and live.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of
Free Elective
3
3
Mines, the Division of Economics and Business offers a
Total
15
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Most economics degrees
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor of Arts, with a
EBGN301 Intermediate Microeconomics
3
3
strong liberal arts component. Our degree is grounded in
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
mathematics, engineering and the sciences. We graduate
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
technologically literate economists with quantitative eco-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
nomics and business skills that give them a competitive ad-
Free Electives
3
3
vantage in today’s economy.
Total
15.5
Economics majors have a range of career options follow-
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ing their undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate de-
EBGN302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
3
grees in economics, business, or law. Others begin careers as
EBGN325 Operations Research Methods
3
3
managers, economic advisors, and financial officers in busi-
EBGN Elective I*
3
3
ness or government, often in organizations that deal with en-
EBGN Elective II*
3
3
gineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
MATH332 Linear Algebra
or MATH348 Advanced Engineering Math
3
3
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I 3
3
Science in Economics)
Total
18
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN330 Energy Economics
EBGN303 Econometrics
3
3
EBGN340 Energy and Environmental Policy
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
3
3
EBGN342 Economic Development
EBGN409 Math Econ.** or
EBGN398 Special Topics
EBGN Elective III*
3
3
EBGN404 Advanced Micro Topics
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II3
3
EBGN405 Advanced Macro Topics
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN409 Mathematical Economics
Total
15
EBGN437 Regional Economics
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN441 International Economics
EBGN403 Field Session
3
3
EBGN443 Public Economics
Total
3
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
EBGN495 Economic Forecasting
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN498 Special Topics
EBGN404 Adv. Micro Topics
3
3
EBGN405 Adv. Macro Topics
3
3
Business Focus
EBGN455 Linear. Prog'** or EBGN Elective III 3
3
EBGN304 Personal Finance
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
EBGN305 Financial Accounting
Free Elective
3
3
EBGN306 Managerial Accounting
Total
15
EBGN314 Principles of Management
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
EBGN Elective IV*
3
3
EBGN325 Operations Research
EBGN Elective V*
3
3
EBGN345 Corporate Finance
EBGN Elective VI*
3
3
EBGN398 Special Topics
Free Electives
6
6
EBGN452 Nonlinear Programming
Total
15
EBGN455 Linear Programming
Degree Total
129.5
EBGN456 Network Models
EBGN457 Integer Programming
*At least 2 EBGN elective courses must be at the 400-level or above
EBGN459 Supply Chain Management
**Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
EBGN461 Stochastic Models in Management Science
Minor Program in Economics and Business
EBGN474 Inventing, Patenting and Licensing
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6
EBGN498 Special Topics
economics courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. Minors are
required to take Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and ei-
Minor Program in Operations Research (OR)
ther Intermediate Microeconomics (EBGN301) or Intermedi-
The Operations Research minor consists of a minimum of
ate Macroeconomics (EBGN302). Students must complete 4
18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only three
additional courses from the lists below. Students may choose
of these hours may be taken in the student's degree-granting
courses from either the economics focus or the business
department. Three of these hours must consist of a determin-
focus list (or both). Regardless of their course selection, the
istic modeling course, three must consist of a stochastic mod-
minor remains "Economics and Business." Economics
eling course, and no more than three must draw from a
courses taken as part of the Humanities and Social Sciences
survey course (combining both stochastic and deterministic
electives can be counted toward the minor.
modeling).
Area of Special Interest in Economics and
The objectives of the minor are to supplement an engineer-
ing or applied science background with a formal approach to
Business
mathematical modeling that includes assessing and/or im-
The area of special interest in Economics and Business re-
proving the performance of a system. Such a system could be
quires that students complete Principles of Economics
naturally occurring or man-made. Examples of such systems
(EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics and business
are manufacturing lines, mines, wind farms, mechanical sys-
chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
tems such as turbines and generators (or a collection of such
Economics courses taken as part of the Humanities and So-
objects), waste water treatment facilities, and chemical
cial Sciences electives can be counted toward the area of spe-
processes. The formal approach includes optimization, (e.g.,
cial interest.
linear programming, nonlinear programming, integer pro-
Economics Focus
gramming), decision analysis, stochastic modeling, and sim-
EBGN301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ulation.
EBGN302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
EBGN303 Econometrics
Deterministic Modeling (minimum of one)
EBGN310 Environmental and Resource Economics
CSCI262 Data Structures
EBGN315 Business Strategy
CSCI406 Algorithms
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
MATH406 Algorithms
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CSCI404 Artificial Intelligence
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
EBGN452 Nonlinear Programming
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
EBGN455 Linear Programming
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN456 Network Models
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
EBGN457 Integer Programming
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
MATH332 Linear Algebra
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
EGGN502 Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Stochastic Modeling (minimum of one)
Junior Year
EBGN459 Supply Chain Management
EBGN301. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS-(I,II)
EBGN461 Stochastic Modeling in Management Science
This course introduces the theoretical and analytical founda-
EBGN528 Industrial Systems Simulation
tions of microeconomics and applies these models to the de-
EBGN560 Decision Analysis
cisions and interactions of consumers, producers and
MATH424 Introduction to Applied Statistics
governments. Develops and applies models of consumer
MATH438 Stochastic Models
choice and production with a focus on general equilibrium
MNGN438 Geostatistics
results for competitive markets. Examines the effects of
PEGN438 Geostatistics
market power and market failures on prices, allocation of re-
MTGN450 Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments
sources and social welfare. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and
MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Survey Course (Maximum of one)
EBGN302. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS-(I,II)
EBGN325 Operations Research
Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation for ana-
EGGN498 Engineering Design Optimization
lyzing both short-run and long-run economic performance
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis
across countries and over time. The course discusses macro-
economic data analysis (including national income and bal-
Description of Courses
ance of payments accounting), economic fluctuations and the
potentially stabilizing roles of monetary, fiscal and exchange
Freshman Year
rates policies, the role of expectations and intertemporal con-
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
siderations, and the determinants of long-run growth. The ef-
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
fects of external and internal shocks (such as oil price
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
shocks, resource booms and busts) are analyzed. Prerequi-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
sites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EBGN303. ECONOMETRICS (II) (WI) Introduction to
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
econometrics, including ordinary least-squares and single-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-equa-
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
tion models; specification error, serial correlation,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
heteroskedasticity, and other problems; distributive-lag mod-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
els and other extensions, hypothesis testing and forecasting
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
applications. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH323. 3
Sophomore Year
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-(I,II,S) Intro-
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE (S) The management of
duction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This
household and personal finances. Overview of financial con-
course focuses on applying the economic way of thinking
cepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
and basic tools of economic analysis. Economic effects of
faced by individuals and households: budget management,
public policies. Analysis of markets for goods, services and
taxes, savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrow-
resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis. Measures of over-
ing, insurance, investments, meeting retirement goals, and
all economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
estate planning. Survey of principles and techniques for the
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours lec-
management of a household’s assets and liabilities. Study of
ture; 3 semester hours.
financial institutions and their relationship to households,
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.
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EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (I, II) Survey and
cepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and service
evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense state-
producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ments, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, deple-
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH (I) This survey
tion, and reserve methods for tax and internal management
course introduces fundamental operations research techniques
purposes. Cash flow analysis in relation to planning and
in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
decision making. Inventory methods and cost controls related
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost
to dynamics of production and processing. 3 hours lecture;
flow), integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
3 semester hours.
Stochastic (probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (II) Intro -
simulation. Inventory models are discussed as time permits.
duction to cost concepts and principles of management ac-
The emphasis in this applications course is on problem
counting including cost accounting. The course focuses on
formu lation and obtaining solutions using Excel Software.
activities that create value for customers and owners of a
Prerequisite: Junior Standing, MATH112. 3 hours lecture;
company and demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting
3 semester hours.
information to be used in management decision making. Pre-
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of economic
requisite: EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
theories of optimal resource extraction, market power, mar-
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
ket failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
ECONOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic the-
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC,
ory
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis in
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
decision-making and the associated problems of measuring
energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture;
benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
3 semester hours.
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource manage-
EBGN340. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
ment, environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis
(I) This course considers the intersection of energy and envi-
of environmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequi-
ronmental policy from an economic perspective. Policy is-
site: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sues addressed include climate change, renewable resources,
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (II)
externalities of energy use, transportation, and economic
Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and
development and sustainability. Prerequisite: EBGN201.
knowledge required of the manager in a complex, modern
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
organization. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI)
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY (II) An introduction to
Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
game theory and industrial organization (IO) principles at a
development policies and industrialization. The special prob-
practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
lems and opportunities created by an extensive mineral endow -
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy deci-
ment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse
sion, market structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry,
argument. The effect of value-added processing and export
strategic positioning, and the economics of organizational de-
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN201.
sign. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
hours.
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE (II)
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (II) The
Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and
theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
financial markets. Time value of money and discounted cash
technology and technological change. Topics include the eco-
flow valuation, risk and returns, interest rates, bond and stock
nomics of research and development, inventions and patent-
valuation, capital budgeting and financing decisions. Intro-
ing, the Internet, e-commerce, and incentives for efficient
duction to financial engineering and financial risk manage-
implementation of technology. Prerequisite: EBGN201.
ment, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives. Prerequisite:
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN305. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS (II)
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed money),
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(3) risk adjustment of analysis using expected value con-
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
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member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
of regional economic growth. Measuring and forecasting
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
economic impact and regional growth. Local and regional
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
economic development policy. Urban and regional spatial
Senior Year
structure. Emphasis on application of tools and techniques of
EBGN403. FIELD SESSION (S) (WI) An applied course for
regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture;
students majoring in economics. The field session may con-
3 semester hours.
sist of either participation in a computer simulation or an in-
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
dependent research project under the supervision of a faculty
Theories and determinants of international trade, including
member. In the computer simulation, students work as part of
static and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains
the senior executive team of a company and are responsible
from trade. The history of arguments for and against free
for developing and executing a strategy for their company
trade. The political economy of trade policy in both develop-
with on-going decisions on everything from new product de-
ing and developed countries. Prerequisite: EBGN301.
velopment, to marketing, to finance and accounting. Prereq-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
uisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303; or permission of
EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS (I) (WI) This course
the instructor. 3 semester hours.
covers public-sector economics, including the fundamental
EBGN404. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROECONOM-
institutions and relationships between the government and
ICS-(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental general-
problems. This course will involve both theoretical and em-
equilibrium welfare theorems and their interaction with gov-
pirical modeling of consumers, producers and markets. Top-
ernment policy instruments that affect efficiency and
ics may include game theory, risk and uncertainty, the
distribution. Normative topics include an intensive study of
economics of information, intertemporal allocations and gen-
the causes and consequences of, and policy prescriptions for,
eral equilibrium modeling. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
market failure due to public goods, or other problems associ-
EBGN302 and EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ated with externalities and income distribution. Positive
EBGN405. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACROECONOM-
analysis focuses on policy formation in the context of politi-
ICS-(I) This course is a sequel to Intermediate Macroeco-
cal-economy and public choice theories. Prerequisite:
nomics. The course will cover (i) modern economic growth
EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
theory and empirics; (ii) microfoundations and econometric
EBGN452. NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING (II) As an ad-
estimation of macroeconomic relationships, such as con-
vanced course in optimization, this course will address both
sumption, gross fixed investment, inventory behavior and the
unconstrained and constrained nonlinear model formulation
sustainability of fiscal deficits; and (iii) multi-sectoral mod-
and corresponding algorithms, e.g., gradient search and New-
els of international trade and finance. Other topics may in-
ton's method, Lagrange multiplier methods and reduced gra-
clude real business cycle models, macroeconomic policy
dient algorithms. Applications of state-of-the-art hardware
simulation, macroeconomic policy efficacy in globally inte-
and software will emphasize solving real-world problems in
grated economies, foreign repercussions effects, empirical re-
areas such as mining, energy, transportation and the military.
lationships between interest rates and exchange rates, and
Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of instructor. 3 hours
interactions between resource industries and the rest of the
lecture; 3 semester hours.
economy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302 and
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (I) This course
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS (II) Applica-
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard
tion of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
form and other basics essential to understanding the Simplex
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature
method, the Simplex method itself, duality theory, comple-
and to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differen-
mentary slackness conditions, and sensitivity analysis. As
tial and integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equa-
time permits, multi-objective programming, an introduction
tions, and dynamic programming. Applications are taken
to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
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.
EBGN456 NETWORK MODELS (II) Network models are
Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
linear programming problems that possess special mathemat-
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ical structures. This course examines a variety of network
uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn from many
models, specifically, spanning tree problems, shortest path
fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics and
problems, maximum flow problems, minimum cost flow
distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the
problems, and transportation and assignment problems. For
course is to see methodologies that help to quantify the dy-
each class of problem, we present applications in areas such
namic relationships of sequences of "random" events that
as manufacturing, finance, energy, mining, transportation and
evolve over time. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
logistics, and the military. We also discuss an algorithm or
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
two applicable to each problem class. As time permits, we
EBGN470 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (II) (WI)
explore combinatorial problems that can be depicted on
This course considers the role of markets as they relate to the
graphs, e.g., the traveling salesman problem and the Chinese
environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy
postman problem, and discuss the tractability issues associ-
and economic incentives, market and non-market approaches
ated with these problems in contrast to "pure" network mod-
to pollution regulation, property rights and the environment,
els. Prerequisites: MATH111; EBGN325 or EBGN455; or
the use of benefit/cost analysis in environmental policy deci-
permission of the instructor.
sions, and methods for measuring environmental and non-
EBGN457. INTEGER PROGRAMMING (II) As an ad-
market values. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3
vanced course in optimization, this course will address com-
semester hours.
putational performance of linear and linear-integer
EBGN474 INVENTING, PATENTING & LICENSING (S)
optimization problems, and, using state-of-the-art hardware
(WI) This course provides an introduction to the legal frame-
and software, will introduce solution techniques for "diffi-
work of inventing and patenting and addresses practical is-
cult" optimization problems. We will discuss such method-
sues facing inventors. The course examines patent law,
ologies applied to the monolith, e.g., branch-and-bound and
inventing and patenting in the corporate environment, patent
its variations, cutting planes, strong formulations, as well as
infringement and litigation, licensing, and the economic im-
decomposition and reformulation techniques, e.g., La-
pact of patents. Methods and resources for market evalua-
grangian relaxation, Benders decomposition, column genera-
tion, searching prior art, documentation and disclosure of
tion. Additional special topics may be introduced as time
invention, and preparing patent applications are presented.
permits. Prerequisite: EBGN455 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (II) As a
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING (II) An introduc-
quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how
tion to the methods employed in business and econometric
firms can better organize their operations so that they more
forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
effectively align their supply with the demand for their prod-
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, expo-
ucts and services. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is con-
nential smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data
cerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories,
collection methods, graphing, model building, model inter-
warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of distribution
pretation, and presentation of results. Topics include demand
channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
and sales forecasting, the use of anticipations data, leading
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing
indicators and scenario analysis, business cycle forecasting,
economies of scale for functional products, managing mar-
GNP, stock market prices and commodity market prices. In-
ket-mediation costs for innovative products, make-to order
cludes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
versus make-to-stock systems, quick response strategies, risk
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302,
pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and revenue man-
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
agement. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or con-
EBGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
temporary operational and financial hedging strategies. Pre-
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND
requisite: permission of the instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
BUSINESS (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
SCIENCE (II) As a quantitative managerial course, the
site: Instructor permission. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
course is an introduction to the use of probability models for
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
analyzing risks and economic decisions and doing perform-
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
ance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties of mak-
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
ing decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We
member. A student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
will learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncer-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Independent Study”
tainty and how to use related software packages for manage-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
rial decision-making and to do optimization under
able credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
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Engineering
empha sizes fundamental engineering principles and requires
in-depth understanding within one of the four specialty areas
KEVIN L. MOORE, Gerard August Dobelman Distinguished
that are offered. Graduates are in a position to take advantage
Professor and Interim Division Director
of a broad variety of professional opportunities, and are well-
MARTE S. GUTIERREZ, James R. Paden Chair Distinguished
prepared for an engineering career in a world of rapid tech-
Professor
nological change.
ROBERT J. KEE, George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
D. VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
ROBERT H. KING, Professor
Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for En-
NING LU, Professor
gineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite
NIGEL T. MIDDLETON, Senior Vice President for Strategic
1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-
Enterprises, Professor
7700.
MICHAEL MOONEY, Professor
GRAHAM G. W. MUSTOE, Professor
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
PANKAJ K. (PK) SEN, Professor
Science in Engineering)
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
The Engineering program contributes to the educational
JOHN R. BERGER, Associate Professor
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the
CRISTIAN V. CIOBANU, Associate Professor
ABET Accreditation Criteria. In addition, the Engineering
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
PANOS D. KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
cational objectives:
MARCELO GODOY SIMOES, Associate Professor
JOHN P. H. STEELE, Associate Professor
u Graduates will understand the design and analysis of
TYRONE VINCENT, Associate Professor
engineering systems and the interdisciplinary nature of
RAY RUICHONG ZHANG, Associate Professor
engineering.
GREGORY BOGIN, Assistant Professor
u Graduates will incorporate an appreciation for issues
ROBERT J. BRAUN, Assistant Professor
involving earth, energy, materials and the environment
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
in their professional practice.
SALMAN MOHAGHEGHI, Assistant Professor
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
u Graduates will incorporate non-technical considera-
JASON PORTER, Assistant Professor
tions (e.g., aesthetic, social, ethical, economic, etc.) in
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
their professional practice.
ANNE SILVERMAN, Assistant Professor
u Graduates will contribute to the needs of society
CAMERON TURNER, Assistant Professor
through engineering and professional practice, re-
MICHAEL WAKIN, Assistant Professor
search, or service.
JUDITH WANG, Assistant Professor
RAVEL F. AMMERMAN, Teaching Professor
Curriculum
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Teaching Professor
During the first two years at CSM, students complete a set
RICHARD PASSAMANECK, Teaching Professor
of core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and
VIBHUTI DAVE, Teaching Associate Professor
engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics is an es-
JEFFREY SCHOWALTER, Teaching Associate Professor
sential part of the curriculum which gives engineering stu-
EDWARD RIEDEL, Teaching Associate Professor
dents essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting
CANDACE S. SULZBACH, Teaching Associate Professor
physical phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by
ALEXANDRA WAYLLACE, Teaching Associate Professor
physics and chemistry which provide an appropriate founda-
JINSONG HUANG, Research Associate Professor
tion in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build
HUAYANG ZHU, Research Associate Professor
upon the basic sciences and are focused on applications.
CHRISTOPHER B. DRYER, Research Assistant Professor
JOAN P. GOSINK, Emerita Professor
The first two years also includes Engineering design
MICHAEL B. McGRATH, Emeritus Professor
course work within the Engineering Practice Introductory
DAVID MUNOZ, Emeritus Associate Professor
Course Sequence (EPICS I and II). This experience teaches
KARL R. NELSON, Emeritus Associate Professor
design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
GABRIEL M. NEUNZERT, Emeritus Associate Professor
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two
CATHERINE K. SKOKAN, Emerita Associate Professor
years includes systems-oriented courses with humanities and
Note: Faculty for the environmental engineering specialty are listed
social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages
in the Environmental Science and Engineering section of this Bulletin.
within the environment, human society, and engineered de-
Program Description
vices.
The Division of Engineering offers a design-oriented,
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core
interdisciplinary, accredited non-traditional undergraduate
that includes electric circuits, engineering mechanics, ad-
program in engineering with specialization in civil, electrical,
vanced mathematics, thermodynamics, economics, engineer-
environmental or mechanical engineering. The program
ing design, and additional studies in liberal arts and
Colorado School of Mines   Undergraduate Bulletin   2011–2012
71

international topics. Students must choose a specialty in civil,
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering and each
and contaminated site remediation.
specialty includes a set of unique upper-division course re-
The Mechanical Engineering Specialty complements the
quirements. Free electives (9 credits), at the student's discre-
core curriculum with courses that provide depth in material
tion, can be used to either satisfy a student's personal interest
mechanics and the thermal sciences with emphases in com-
in a topic or they can be used as coursework as part of an
putational methods and engineering design. Topics such as
"area of special interest" of at least 12 semester hours or a
computational engineering, machine design, control theory,
minor of at least 18 semester hours in another department or
fluid mechanics, and heat transfer are an important part of
division.
the mechanical engineering program. The Mechanical Engi-
All students must complete a capstone design course
neering program has close ties to the metallurgical and mate-
which is focused on an in-depth multi-disciplinary engineer-
rials engineering, physics, chemical engineering and
ing project. The projects are generated by customer demand,
biological life sciences communities on campus, and under-
and include experiential verification to ensure a realistic de-
graduates are encouraged to get involved in one of the large
sign experience.
number of research programs conducted by the Mechanical
Prospective students should note that this is an integrated,
Engineering faculty. Many students go on to graduate school.
broad-based and interdisciplinary engineering program. En-
Students in each of the four specialties will spend consid-
gineering analysis and design is emphasized with interdisci-
erable time in laboratories. The division is well equipped
plinary application for industrial projects, structures and
with basic laboratory equipment, as well as PC-based instru-
processes. For example, our unique Multidisciplinary Engi-
mentation systems, and the program makes extensive use of
neering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long learning
computer-based analysis techniques.
skills using state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through a
The Division of Engineering is housed in George R.
combination of grants from the Department of Education,
Brown Hall. Emphasis on hands-on education is reflected in
private industry contributions, and investment by CSM.
the division’s teaching and research laboratories.
The Civil Engineering Specialty builds on the multi-dis-
All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental of
ciplinary engineering principles of the core curriculum to
Engineering examination before graduation.
focus in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Civil Spe-
cialty students are also asked to choose three civil elective
Degree Requirements in Engineering
courses from a list that includes offerings from other civil-
Civil Specialty
oriented departments at CSM such as Geological Engineer-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
ing and Mining Engineering. These electives give students
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
the opportunity for further specialization in other areas of
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
Civil Engineering. Civil Specialty students interested in a
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
more research-oriented component to their undergraduate
CSCI260** Fortran Programming
2/3
2
curriculum are encouraged to take on an Independent Study
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
project with one of the Civil Engineering Faculty. These
Total
17
projects can offer a useful experience that is relevant to fu-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ture graduate work.
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
The Electrical Engineering Specialty builds on the engi-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
neering principles of the core curriculum to provide exposure
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
to the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The program
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
includes core electrical engineering coursework in circuit
EPIC25X Design II
3
1
3
analysis, signal processing, electronics, electromagnetic
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
fields and waves, digital systems, machines and power sys-
Total
17
tems, and control systems. Students also take specialized
Sophomore/Junior Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
electives in the areas of microprocessor-based systems de-
EGGN234 Field Session - Civil
3
sign, digital signal processing, control systems, and power
Total
3
systems.
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3
3
including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
3
1
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Total
16
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN464 Foundation Engineering
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN385 Electronic Devices & Circuits
3
3
4
EGGN444/445 Design of Steel or
EGGN386 Fund. of Eng. Electromagnetics
3
3
Concrete Structures
3
3
EGGN389 Fund. of Electric Machinery
3
3
4
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
17
Free Elective
3
3
Junior/Senior Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
18
EGGN334 Field session - Electrical
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
3
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN450 Multidisciplinary EG Lab III
3
1
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
16.5
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
16
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Civil Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Free Elective
3
3
Electrical Specialty Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Electives
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Electives
3
3
Total
18
Free Electives
3
3
Degree Total
138.50
Total
18
Electrical Specialty
Degree Total
141
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Environmental 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
SYGN200 Human Systems
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
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
17
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EPIC25X Design II
3
1
3
EPIC25X Design II
3
1
3
Total
17
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
17
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN384 Digital Logic
3
3
4
EGGN353 Environmental Sci. & Eng. I
3
3
Total
19
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN354 Environmental Sci. & Eng. II
3
3
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary EG Lab II
4.5
1.5
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN307 Feedback Control Systems
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
16.5
Total
16.5
Junior/Senior Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN335 Field Session - Environmental
3
3
EGGN450 Multidisciplinary EG Lab III
3
1
Total
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3
3
EGGN491 Senior Design I
2
3
3
EGGN411 Machine Design
3
3
4
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Total
17
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Total
15
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
1
6
3
Mechanical Specialty Elective
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Environmental Specialty Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
140.5
Total
18
**Civil Engineering students may take either the 2-credit CSCI260
Degree Total
137.5
Fortran Programming, the 3-credit EGGN205 Programming Con-
Mechanical Specialty
cepts and Engineering Analysis, or the 3-credit CSCI261 Program-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ming Concepts.
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
***Environmental Engineering students may take either the 2-credit
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
CSCI260 Fortran Programming or the 3-credit CSCI261 Program-
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engineers III 4
4
ming Concepts.
PHGN200 Physics II
3
3
4.5
Engineering Specialty Electives
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
3
3
Civil Specialty
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
Civil Specialty students are required to take three Civil
Total
18
Elective courses from the following list. The electives have
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
been grouped by themes for convenience only. When choos-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
ing their three courses, students can elect for breadth across
PAGN2XX Physical Education
2
0.5
themes or depth within a theme.
MTGN202 Engineered Material Systems
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Students must take at least two courses marked (A).
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics & Power
3
3
Environmental
EGGN250 Multidisciplinary EG Lab I
4.5
1.5
EGGN353 (A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
EPIC25X Design II
3
1
3
Engineering I
Total
17
EGGN354 (A)Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
Sophomore/Junior Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Engineering II
EGGN235 Field Session - Mechanical
3
EGGN451 (A)Hydraulic Problems
Total
3
EGGN453 (A)Wastewater Engineering
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
EGGN454 (A)Water Supply Engineering
MATH323 Probability & Statistics
3
3
EGGN455 (A)Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
MATH348 Adv. Engineering Mathematics
3
3
EGGN456 (A)Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EGGN457 (A)Site Remediation Engineering
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EGGN315 Dynamics
3
3
General
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN307 (A)Feedback control systems
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3
3
EBGN321 (A)Engineering Economics
Total
18
EGGN460 (A)Numerical Methods for Engineers
EGGN433 (A)Surveying II
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EGGN490 (B) Sustainable Engineering Design
PHGN435 Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing
EBGN553 (B)Project Management
Laboratory
EGGN399/499  (B)Independent Study (Civil)
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
Geotechnical
PHGN441 Solid State Physics Applications and Phenomena
EGGN465 (A)Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
PHGN462 Electromagnetic Waves and Optical Physics
EGGN448 (A)Advanced Soil Mechanics
*Additional courses are advisor and Division Director approved
EGGN534 (A)Soil Behavior
special topics with a number EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses
EGGN531 (A)Soil dynamics and foundation vibrations
taught in the Electrical Engineering specialty area. Students should
MNGN321 (A)Introduction to Rock Mechanics
consult their faculty advisor for guidance.
MNGN404 (B)Tunneling
Environmental Specialty
MNGN405 (B)Rock Mechanics in Mining
All students pursuing the Environmental Specialty are
MNGN406 (B)Design and Support of Underground Excavations
required to take EGGN/ESGN353 and EGGN/ESGN354.
GEGN466 (B)Groundwater Engineering
These courses are prerequisites for many 400 level Environ-
GEGN468 (B)Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
mental Specialty courses. In addition students are required to
GEGN473 (B)Site investigation
take five courses from the following list:
Mechanics
EGGN422 (A)Advanced Mechanics of Materials
ESGN401
Fundamentals of Ecology
EGGN442 (A)Finite Element Methods For Engineers
ESGN440
Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
EGGN473 (A)Fluid Mechanics II
Transport and Fate
EGGN478 (A)Engineering Vibrations
EGGN451 Hydraulic Problems
EGGN/ESGN453  Wastewater Engineering
Structural
EGGN/ESGN454  Water Supply Engineering
EGGN441 (A)Advanced Structural Analysis
EGGN/ESGN456  Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
EGGN444/445 (A)Steel Design or Concete Design*
EGGN/ESGN457  Site Remediation Engineering
EGGN447/547 (A) Timber and Masonry Design
ESGN460
Onsite Water Reclamation and Reuse
EGGN549 (A) Advanced Steel Design
ESGN462
Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
EGGN556 (A) Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete
ESGN463
Pollution Prevention Fundamentals and Practice
*To count as elective credit, the companion course must be taken as
GEGN466 Groundwater Engineering
part of the Civil Specialty degree requirements (see page 72).
Students completing the Engineering degree with an envi-
Graduate courses in EG and elsewhere may occasionally be ap-
ronmental specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in
proved as civil electives on an ad hoc basis. In order for a course that
Environmental Science.
is not listed here to be considered, the student should submit a writ-
ten request in advance to their faculty advisor enclosing a copy of
Students should consult their faculty advisor for guidance
the course syllabus.
on course substitutions.
Electrical Specialty
Mechanical Specialty
Electrical specialty students are required to take three
The list of approved Mechanical Engineering electives
courses from the following list of electrical technical
appears below. Students are required to take three of these
electives:*
courses and at least one must be from List A. In addition to
these courses, any graduate course taught by a member of the
EGGN325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
Mechanical Engineering faculty will also be counted as a
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
Mechanical Elective. Students are welcome to petition to
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
have a course approved, and the petition form is provided on
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
the Mechanical Engineering web site. Courses are occasion-
EGGN481 Digital Signal Processing
ally added to this list with the most updated version main-
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing
tained on the Mechanical Engineering web site.
EGGN483 Analog and Digital Communications Systems
List A
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EGGN486 Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy Systems
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
EGGN487 Analysis and Design of Advanced Energy Systems
EGGN478 Engineering Vibrations
CSCI341
Computer Organization
CSCI/MATH440 Parallel Computing for Scientists and Engineers
List B
MATH334 Introduction to Probability
EGGN325 Intro. to Biomedical Engineering
MATH335 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
MATH455 Partial Differential Equations
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
PHGN300 Modern Physics
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
PHGN412 Mathematical Physics
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EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
Fundamentals of Engineering examination. For the second
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineering
audience, there is a program in engineering specialties. This
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
program recognizes that many non-engineering-division ma-
EGGN460 Numerical Methods for Engineers
jors will have completed the fundamental engineering
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
courses that are prerequisites to upper division engineering
ESGN527
Watersheds System Analysis
courses. Since these students complete the fundamental
MTGN/EGGN390  Materials and Manufacturing Processes
MTGN445 Mechanical Properties of Materials
coursework as a part of their degree, they can pursue a minor
MTGN450 Statistical Control of Materials Processes
or ASI in the four engineering specialties (civil, electrical,
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
environmental, mechanical).
MTGN475/477 Metallurgy of Welding/Lab
The requirements for a minor do not allow engineering
MLGN/MTGN570 Introduction to Biocompatibility of Materials
division students to acquire a minor as a part of the Engineer-
MNGN444 Explosives Engineering II
ing Specialties program (for instance, a student that is an En-
PEGN311
Drilling Engineering Principles
PEGN361
Completion Engineering (II)
gineering-civil-specialty student cannot get a minor in
PEGN419
Well log analysis and formation evaluation
Engineering-mechanical). However, the ASI program in En-
PEGN515
Reservoir Engineering Principles
gineering Specialties is available to all Engineering Division
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-
PHGN435 Microelectronics Processing Laboratory
ical-specialty students cannot acquire an ASI in Engineering-
PHGN440 Solid State Physics
mechanical).
Division of Engineering Areas of Special Interest
Students wishing to enroll in either program must satisfy
and Minor Programs
all prerequisite requirements for each course in a chosen se-
General Requirements
quence. Students in the sciences or mathematics will there-
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
fore be better positioned to satisfy prerequisite requirements
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
in the General Engineering program, while students in engi-
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
neering disciplines will be better positioned to meet the pre-
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
requisite requirements for courses in the Engineering
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
Specialties.
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental
in the same department as the major.
Specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environ-
An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
mental Science and Engineering.
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
The courses listed below, constituting each program and
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
the specialty variations, are offered as guidelines for select-
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
ing a logical sequence. In cases where students have unique
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
backgrounds or interests, these sequences may be adapted ac-
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
cordingly through consultation with faculty in the Engineer-
department.
ing Division.
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
General Engineering Program
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
be selected from:
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
from the Director of the Engineering Division, the student’s
DCGN241 Statics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
advisor, and the Department Head or Division Director in the
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3 sem hrs.
Programs in the Engineering Division
DCGN381 Electrical Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
The Engineering Division offers minor and ASI programs
EGGN315 Dynamics
3 sem hrs.
to meet two sets of audiences: (1) students that are not pursu-
EBGN421 Engineering Economics
3 sem hrs.
ing an engineering degree and (2) students that are pursuing
Note: Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratories I, II and III
an engineering degree in another department. For the first
(EGGN 250, 350 and 450, respectively) may be taken as laboratory
audience, a minor or ASI is available in General Engineering.
supplements to DCGN 381, EGGN351 and EGGN320.
This program offers the foundational coursework in engi-
neering which is compatible with many of the topics in the
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Engineering Specialties Program
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor and ASI
Civil
See the Catalog section that describes Environmental Sci-
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
ence and Engineering
selected from:
Mechanical
EGGN342 Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must be
EGGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
selected from:
and Engineering I
3 sem hrs.
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
EGGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
and Engineering II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN403 Thermodynamics II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN400 Introduction to Robotics
3 sem hrs.
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
1 sem hrs.
EGGN411 Machine Design
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering
3 sem hrs.
EGGN441 Advanced Structural Theory
3 sem hrs.
EGGN422 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
3 sem hrs.
EGGN442 Finite Element Methods for Engineers
3 sem hrs.
EGGN471 Heat Transfer
3 sem hrs.
EGGN433 Surveying II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics II
3 sem hrs.
EGGN444 Design of Steel Structures
3 sem hrs.
EGGN445 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
3 sem hrs.
Combined Engineering Baccalaureate and
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.
EGGN464 Foundations
3 sem hrs.
coursework in Engineering. Upon completion of the pro-
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
gram, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Science
EGGN478 Engineering Vibrations
3 sem hrs.
in Engineering and the Master of Science in Engineering.
EGGN498 Advanced Soil Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
EGGN499 Dynamics of Structures and Soils
3 sem hrs.
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
GEGN467 Groundwater Engineering
4 sem hrs.
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
GEGN468 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
3 sem hrs.
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3 sem hrs.
students must successfully finish the classes indicated in any
of the four specialty programs (civil, electrical, environmen-
Electrical
tal or mechanical engineering). At the beginning of the Sen-
A twelve (ASI) or eighteen hour (minor) sequence must
ior year, a pro forma graduate school application is submitted
be selected from a basic electrical program comprising:*
and as long as the undergraduate portion of the program is
successfully completed, the student is admitted to the Engi-
DCGN381 Circuits, Electronics and Power
3 sem hrs.
EGGN382 Engineering Circuit Analysis
3 sem hrs.
neering graduate program.
Additional courses are to be selected from:
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit
hours for the M.S. degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours
EGGN307 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems
3 sem hrs.
beyond the undergraduate degree requirements can be 4XX
EGGN334 Engineering Field Session, Electrical
level courses. The remainder of the courses will be at the
Specialty
3 sem hrs.
EGGN384 Digital Logic
4 sem hrs.
graduate level (5XX and above). Students will need to
EGGN385 Electronic Devices and Circuits
4 sem hrs.
choose a program specialty (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,
EGGN386 Fund. of Engineering Electromagnetics
3 sem hrs.
and Systems). The Engineering Division Graduate Bulletin
EGGN388 Information Systems Science
3 sem hrs.
provides details for each of these programs and includes spe-
EGGN389 Fundamentals of Electric Machinery
4 sem hrs.
cific instructions regarding required and elective courses for
EGGN417 Modern Control Design
3 sem hrs.
each. Students may switch from the combined program
EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
3 sem hrs.
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a
EGGN481 Digital Signal Processing
3 sem hrs.
M.S. degree with a thesis option; however, if students change
EGGN482 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 sem hrs.
degree programs they must satisfy all degree requirements
EGGN483 Analog & Digital Communication Systems
4 sem hrs.
for the M.S. with thesis degree.
EGGN484 Power Systems Analysis
3 sem hrs.
EGGN485 Introduction to High Power Electronics
3 sem hrs.
Interested students can obtain additional information from
*Additional courses are approved special topics with a number
the Division of Engineering.
EGGN398/498 and all graduate courses taught in the Electrical Engi-
neering specialty area. Students should consult their faculty advisor
for guidance
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Combined Engineering Physics or Chemistry
along with numerical solutions to algebraic and differential
Baccalaureate and Engineering Systems Masters
equations. Engineering applications are used as examples
Degrees
throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH112 or
The Division of Engineering in collaboration with the
MATH113 or MATH122 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
Depart ments of Physics and Chemistry offers five-year
lecture, 3 semester hours.
programs in which students have the opportunity to obtain
EGGN234. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL
specific engineering skills to complement their physics or
SPECIALTY (S) The theory and practice of modern survey-
chemistry background. Physics or chemistry students in this
ing. Lectures and hands-on field work teaches horizontal, ver-
program fill in their technical and free electives over their
tical, and angular measurements and computations using
standard four year Engineering Physics or Chemistry B.S.
traditional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and
program with a reduced set of engineering classes. These
applications to civil engineering practice, GPS and astro-
classes come in one of two specialties within the division:
nomic observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6
Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering. At the
day weeks) in summer field session; 3 semester hours.
end of the fourth year, the student is awarded an Engineering
EGGN235. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,
Physics B.S. or Chemistry B.S., as appropriate. Students in
MECHANICAL SPECIALTY (S) This course provides the
this program are automatically entered into the Engineering
student with hands-on experience in the use of modern engi-
Masters degree program. Course schedules for these five-
neering tools as part of the design process including model-
year programs can be obtained in the Engineering, Physics
ing, fabrication, and testing of components and systems.
and Chemistry Departmental Offices.
Student use engineer ing, mathematics and computers to con-
Students must apply to enter this program by the begin-
ceptualize, model, create, test, and evaluate components and
ning of their Senior year and must have a minimum GPA of
systems of their creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having
3.0. To complete the undergraduate portion of the program,
students work in teams. Prerequisites: PHGN200/201,
students must successfully finish the classes indicated by the
CSCI260/261 and EPIC251. Three weeks in summer field
“typical” class sequence for the appro priate track. At the be-
session; 3 semester hours.
ginning of the Senior year, a pro forma graduate school ap-
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
plication is submitted and as long as the undergraduate
LABORATORY I (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments inte-
portion of the program is successfully completed, the student
grating instrumentation, circuits and power with computer
is admitted to the Engineering graduate program.
data acqui sitions and sensors. Sensor data is used to transi-
Interested students can obtain additional information and
tion between science and engineering science. Engineering
detailed curricula from the Division of Engineering or the
Science issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pres-
Physics Department.
sure and flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilib-
Description of Courses
rium, continuity, and conservation. Prerequisite: DCGN381
or concurrent enrollment. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
Freshman Year
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
under different titles.
under different titles.
EGGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Junior Year
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
EGGN307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
SYSTEMS (I, II) System modeling through an energy flow
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
approach is presented, with examples from linear electrical,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
mechanical, fluid and/or thermal systems. Analysis of sys-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
tem response in both the time domain and frequency domain
credit.
is discussed in detail. Feedback control design techniques,
including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and com-
Sophomore Year
putational methods. Prerequisites: (DCGN381 or PHGN215)
EGGN205. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS AND ENGI-
and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
NEERING ANALYSIS (I,II) This course provides an intro-
duction to techniques of scientific computation that are
EGGN315. DYNAMICS (I, II, S) Absolute and relative mo-
utilized for engineering analysis, with the software package
tions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum, vibrations.
MATLAB as the primary computational platform. The
Prerequisite: DCGN241 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
course focuses on methods data analysis and programming,
3 semester hours.
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EGGN320. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (I, II, S) Fun-
cation, may be used as free elective credit hours or a civil
damentals of stresses and strains, material properties.
specialty elective if, in the judgment of the Co-op Advisor,
Stresses and deformations due to axial, torsion, bending,
the required term paper adequately documents the fact that
transverse and combined loadings. State-of-stress at a point;
the work experience entailed high-quality application of
stress transformations and Mohr’s circle for stress; beam de-
engi neering principles and practice. Applying the credits as
flections, thin-wall pressure vessels, columns and buckling.
free electives or civil electives requires the student to submit
Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture;
a “Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op
3 semester hours.
Credit toward Graduation Requirements” form obtained from
EGGN325/BELS325. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
the Career Center to the Engineering Division Faculty Co-op
ENGINEERING (I) The application of engineering princi-
Advisor.
ples and techniques to the human body presents many unique
EGGN342. STRUCTURAL THEORY (I, II) Analysis of
challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineering has
deter minate and indeterminate structures for both forces and
evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-encom-
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods.
passing field that includes such areas as biomechanics, bio-
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging,
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
rehabilitation. This course is intended to provide an intro-
LABORATORY II (I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments inte-
duction to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the
grating electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
other engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisi-
edge of the special considerations necessary to apply various
tion and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues like compressi-
engineering principles to the human body. Prerequisites:
ble and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric),
None.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
pressure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent
EGGN334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,
and laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered.
ELECTRICAL SPECIALTY (S) Experience in the engineer-
Experi mental stress analysis issues like compression and ten-
ing design process involving analysis, design, and simula-
sile testing, strain gage installation, Young’s Modulus, stress
tion. Students use engineering, mathematics and computers
vs. strain diagrams, and others are covered. Experimental
to model, analyze, design and evaluate system performance.
stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated in experi-
Teamwork emphasized. Prerequisites: EGGN382,
ments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
EGGN388, and two of the following: EGGN384, EGGN385,
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Prereq-
EGGN389, and EPIC251. Three weeks in summer session; 3
uisite: EGGN250. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment:
semester hours.
EGGN351. FLUID MECHANICS (I, II, S) Fluid properties,
EGGN335. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,
fluid statics, control-volume analysis, Bernoulli equation, dif-
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALTY (S) The environmental
ferential analysis and Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional
module is intended to introduce students to laboratory and
analysis, internal flow, external flow, open-channel flow, tur-
field analytical skills used in the analysis of an environmen-
bomachinery. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours
tal engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on
lecture; 3 semester hours.EGGN351, EGGN320. 4.5 hours
the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical,
lab; 1.5 semester hour.
physical, and bio logical) in the laboratory and field. The stu-
EGGN353/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
dent will use these skills to collect field data and analyze a
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics
given environmental engineering problem. Prerequisites:
covered include: history of water related environmental law
EGGN353, EPIC251, MATH323. Three weeks in summer
and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollu-
session;
tion, water quality parameters and their measurement, mate-
3 semester hours.
rial and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
EGGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I,II,S) Super-
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
vised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
site: CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of in-
contin uous six-month period in which specific educational
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
objectives are achieved. Students must meet with the Engi-
EGGN354/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
neering Division Faculty Co-op Advisor prior to enrolling
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (I, II) Intro-
to clarify the educational objectives for their individual
ductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air
Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
3 semester hours credit will be granted once toward degree
and responsibilities of public institutions and private organi-
requirements. Credit earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Edu-
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zations in environmental management (relative to air, solid
port networks. The course features PSPICE, a commercial
and hazardous waste). Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100
circuit analysis software package. Prerequisites: EGGN381
and MATH213, or consent of instruc tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mester hours.
EGGN384. DIGITAL LOGIC (I, II) Fundamentals of digital
EGGN361. SOIL MECHANICS (I, II) An introductory
logic design. Covers combinational and sequential logic cir-
course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase
cuits, programmable logic devices, hardware description lan-
relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
guages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Laboratory
Seepage through soils and flow nets. Soil compressibility,
component introduces simulation and synthesis software and
consolidation, and settlement prediction. Shear strength of
hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites: DCGN381 or
soils. Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
hours.
EGGN385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
EGGN363. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY (I, II)
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction
Intro duction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect tran-
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength.
sistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and
Prerequisite: EGGN361 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor cir-
lab; 1 semester hour.
cuit characteristics. Prerequisite: EGGN 382 or PHGN215.
EGGN371. THERMODYNAMICS I (I, II, S)  A compre-
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
hensive treatment of thermodynamics from a mechanical en-
EGGN386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
gineering point of view. Thermodynamic properties of
ELECTROMAGNETICS (II) This course provides an intro -
substances inclusive of phase diagrams, equations of state,
duction to electromagnetic theory as applied to electrical en-
internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, and ideal gases. Principles
gineering problems in wireless communications,
of conservation of mass and energy for steady-state and tran-
trans mission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The
sient analyses. First and Second Law of thermodynamics,
theory and applications are based on Maxwell’s equations,
heat engines, and thermodynamic efficiencies. Application
which describe the electric and magnetic force-fields, the in-
of fundamental principles with an emphasis on refrigeration
terplay between them, and how they transport energy. Matlab
and power cycles. Prerequisite: MATH213/223. 3 hours lec-
and PSPICE will be used in homework assignments, to per-
ture; 3 semester hours.
form simulations of electromagnetic interference, electro-
EGGN381. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIR-
magnetic energy propagation along transmission lines on
CUITS (I,II) This course provides an engineering science
printed circuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prereq-
analysis of electrical circuits. DC and single-phase AC net-
uisites: EGGN382, MATH348 and/or consent of instructor. 3
works are presented. Transient analysis of RC, RL and RLC
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
circuits is studied as is the analysis of circuits in sinusoidal
EGGN388. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE (I, II)
steady-state using phasor concepts. The following topics are
The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
included: DC and single-phase AC circuit analysis, current
varying phenomena as signals which convey information and
and charge relationships, Ohm’s Law, resistors, inductors, ca-
noise; applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image
pacitors, equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff’s
processing, and communications. Topics include convolu-
Laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, superposi-
tion, Fourier series and transforms, sampling and discrete-
tion and source transformation, power and energy, maximum
time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, and
power transfer, first order transient response, algebra of com-
z-transforms. Prerequisite: (DCGN381 or PHGN215) and
plex numbers, phasor representation, time domain and fre-
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
quency domain concepts, and ideal transformers. The course
EGGN389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC
features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software
MACHINERY I (I, II) This course provides an engineering
package. Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 lecture hours, 3 semes-
science analysis of electrical machines. The following topics
ter hours.
are included: DC, single-phase and three-phase AC circuit
EGGN382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (I, II)
analysis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials, trans-
This course provides for the continuation of basic circuit
former analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic
analysis techniques developed in EGGN381, by providing
analysis of rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase
the theoretical and mathematical fundamentals to understand
induction motors, and laboratory study of external character-
and analyze complex electric circuits. The key topics cov-
istics of machines and transformers. Prerequisite: EGGN382
ered include: (i) Steady-state analysis of single-phase and
or PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
three-phase AC power circuits, (ii) Laplace transform tech-
EGGN390/MTGN390. MATERIALS AND MANUFAC-
niques, (iii) transfer functions, (iv) frequency response, (v)
TURING PROCESSES This course focuses on available en-
Bode diagrams, (vi) Fourier series expansions, and (vii) two-
gineering materials and the manufacturing processes used in
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their conversion into a product or structure as critical consid -
ternal combustion engine cycles, and finally summarize how
erations in design. Properties, characteristics, typical selec -
operating characteristics of spark-ignition and compression-
tion criteria, and applications are reviewed for ferrous and
ignition engine depend on the major engine design and oper-
nonferrous metals, plastics and composites. The nature, fea-
ating variables. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371. 3 hours
tures, and economics of basic shaping operations are ad-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
dressed with regard to their limitations and applications and
EGGN408. INTRODUCTION TO SPACE EXPLORATION
the types of processing equipment available. Related technol-
(I) Overview of extraterrestrial applications of science and
ogy such as measurement and inspection procedures, numeri-
engineering by covering all facets of human and robotic
cal control systems and automated operations are introduced
space exploration, including its history, current status, and
throughout the course. Prerequisite: EGGN320, MTGN202.
future opportunities in the aerospace and planetary science
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
fields. Subtopics include: the space environment, space trans-
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
portation systems, destinations (Low-Earth orbit, Moon,
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
Mars, asteroids, other planets), current research, missions,
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
and projects, the international and commercial perspectives,
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
and discussion of potential career opportunities. This semi-
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
narstyle class is taught by CSM faculty, engineers and scien-
under different titles.
tists from space agencies and research organizations,
EGGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
aerospace industry experts, and visionaries and entrepreneurs
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
of the private space commerce sector. Prerequisites: None;
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
EGGN410 - MECHANICAL DESIGN USING GD&T (II)
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
The mechanical design process can be broadly grouped into
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
three phases: requirements and concept, design and analysis,
credit under different topic/experience.
details and drawing package. In this class students will learn
Senior Year
concepts and techniques for the details and drawing package
EGGN400. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (I, II)
phase of the design process. The details of a design are criti-
Overview and introduction to the science and engineering of
cal to the success of a design project. The details include se-
intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators. Covers
lection and implementation of a variety of mechanical
guidance and force sensing, perception of the environment
components such as fasteners (threaded, keys, retaining
around a mobile vehicle, reasoning about the environment to
rings), bearing and bushings. Fits and tolerances will also be
identify obstacles and guidance path features and adaptively
covered. Statistical tolerance analysis will be used to verify
controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A lesser em-
that an assembly will fit together and to optimize the design.
phasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics, dynamics,
Mechanical drawings have become sophisticated communi-
and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator and intel-
cation tools that are used throughout the processes of design,
ligent mobile robotics research and development. Intro duces
manufacturing, and inspection. Mechanical drawings are in-
principles and concepts of guidance, position, and force sens-
terpreted either by the ANSI or ISO standard which includes
ing; vision data processing; basic path and trajectory plan-
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). In this
ning algorithms; and force and position control. Prerequi site:
course the student will learn to create mechanical drawings
CSCI261 and DCGN381. 2 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3 se-
that communicate all of the necessary information to manu-
mester hours.
facture the part, inspect the part, and allow the parts to be as-
sembled successfully. Prerequisite: EGGN235. 3 hours
EGGN403. THERMODYNAMICS II (I) This course in-
lecture, 3 semester hours.
cludes the study of thermodynamic relations, Clapeyron
equation, mixtures and solutions, Gibbs function, combustion
EGGN411. MACHINE DESIGN (I, II) This course is an in-
processes, first and second law applied to reacting systems,
troduction to the principles of mechanical design. Methods
third law of thermodynamics, real combustion processes,
for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are pre-
equilibrium of multicomponent systems, simultaneous chem-
sented. Analysis and selection of machine components such
ical reactions of real combustion processes, ionization,
as shafts, keys, couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power
overview of the major characteristics of spark-ignition and
screws, and fasteners is covered. Prerequisites: EPIC251;
compression-ignition engines, define parameters used to de-
EGGN315 or PHGN350;, EGGN 320; and EGGN413. 3
scribe engine operation, develop the necessary thermody-
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
namic and combustion theory required for a quantitative
EGGN413. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (I, II)
analysis of engine behavior, develop an integrated treatment
This course introduces the student to the concept of com-
of the various methods of analyzing idealized models of in-
puter-aided engineering. The major objective is to provide
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the student with the necessary background to use the com-
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
puter as a tool for engineering analysis and design. The Fi-
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
nite Element Analysis (FEA) method and associated
tem. Prerequisites: EGGN/BELS325 or EGGN/BELS525.
computational engineering software have become significant
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Fall even years.
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is di-
EGGN428/BELS428 - COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
rected to learning the concepts of FEA and its application to
ICS Computational Biomechanics provides an introduction
civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design. Note
to the application of computer simulation to solve some fun-
that critical evaluation of the results of a FEA using classical
damental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
methods (from statics and mechanics of materials) and engi-
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
neering judgment is employed throughout the course. Prereq-
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
uisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
EGGN417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN (I) Control
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation.
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
The course begins with an overview of feedback control de-
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
sign technique from the frequency domain perspective, in-
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
cluding sensitivity and fundamental limitations. State space
sites: EGGN413, EGGN325. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
realization theory is introduced, and system identification
hours. Fall odd years.
methods for parameter estimation are introduced. Computer-
EGGN430/BELS430. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
based methods for control system design are presented. Pre-
TION The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
requisite: EGGN307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
EGGN422. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
(I, 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. Fall odd years.
tic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
EGGN431. SOIL DYNAMICS (II) Soil Dynamics combines
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: EGGN320.
engineering vibrations with soil mechanics, analysis, and de-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
sign. Students will learn to apply basic principles of dynam-
EGGN425/BELS425. MUSCULOSKELETAL
ics towards the analysis and design of civil infrastructure
BIOMECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide
systems when specific issues as raised by the inclusion of
engineering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
soil materials must be considered. Prerequisites: EGGN320,
biome chanics. At the end of the semester, students should
EGGN361, and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
hours.
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
EGGN433. SURVEYING II (I) Engineering projects with
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
local control using levels, theodolites and total stations, in-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
cluding surveying applications of civil engineering work in
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN241,
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and com-
EGGN320, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission.
puter generated designs; basic road design including center-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
line staking, horizontal and vertical curves, slope staking and
EGGN427/BELS427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
earthwork volume calculations. Use of commercial software
GINEERING Prosthetics and implants for the musculoskele-
for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for the road
tal and other systems of the human body are becoming
project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathemat-
increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint replacements
ical knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects.
to myoelectric limb replacements and functional electrical
Some discussion of the principles and equations of projec-
stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue to ex-
tions (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their
pand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biomechanics
relationship to the databases of coordinates based on (North
and other BELS courses to provide engineering students with
American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83 and (High Accuracy
an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
Reference Network) HARN. Prerequisite: EGGN234.
loskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
2 hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
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EGGN435. HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
The emphasis of this class is on the multi-disciplinary nature
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
of highway and traffic engineering and its application to the
for design. Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours
planning and design of transportation facilities. In the course
lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring semester, odd years.
of the class the students will examine design problems that
EGGN448 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Advanced
will involve: geometric design, surveying, traffic operations,
soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
hydrology, hydraulics, elements of bridge design, statistics,
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will
highway safety, transportation planning, engineering ethics,
include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabi -
soil mechanics, pavement design, economics, environmental
listic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numeri-
science. 3 credit hours. Taught on demand.
cal solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite
EGGN441. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (II)
elements and finite differences. Prerequisite: EGGN361.
Intro duction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Non-
3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours. Fall even years.
prismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Struc-
LABORATORY III (I, II) Laboratory experiments integrat-
tures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution
ing electrical circuits, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and
for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit re-
other engineering fundamentals using computer data acquisi-
quires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
tion and transducers. Students will design experiments to gather
EGGN342. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
data for solving engineering problems. Examples are recom-
EGGN442. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR
mending design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing
ENGINEERS (II) A course combining finite element theory
and predict ing failures in refrigerators, computer control of a
with practical programming experience in which the multi-
hydraulic fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of struc-
disciplinary nature of the finite element method as a numeri-
tural failures in an off-road vehicle and redesign, diagnosis
cal technique for solving differential equations is emphasized.
and prediction of failures in a motor/generator system. Prereq-
Topics covered include simple ‘structural’ element, solid elas-
uisites: EGGN320, EGGN351, either EGGN350 or
ticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a
EGGN382; Corequisite: EGGN307. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
copy of all the source code published in the course textbook.
hour.
Prerequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I) 
EGGN444. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES (I, II) To
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
funda mental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course de-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
velops an understanding of the underlying theory for the de-
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
sign specifications. Students learn basic steel structural
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
member design principles to select the shape and size of a
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
structural member. The design and analysis of tension mem-
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
bers, compression members, flexural members, and members
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
under combined loading is included, in addition to basic
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite:
EGGN454/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING (I)
EGGN342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design of
EGGN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
conventional potable water treatment unit processes. Design
STRUCTURES (I, II) This course provides an introduction
of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analysis
to the materials and principles involved in the design of rein-
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
forced concrete. It will allow students to develop an under-
EGGN/ESGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
standing of the fundamental behavior of reinforced concrete
semester hours.
under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
EGGN455/ESGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its
ENGINEERING (I) This course provides an introduction
application to the design of reinforced concrete beams,
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
columns, slabs, and footings. Prerequisite: EGGN342.
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
EGGN447. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN The
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
course develops the theory and design methods required for
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
EGGN/ESGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
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EGGN456/ESGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF
mechanics behavior. Prerequisites: EGGN461 or consent of
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS (II) A critical exami-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on de-
nation of the experiments, calculations and assumptions un-
mand.
derpinning numerical and narrative standards contained in
EGGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
federal and state environmental regulations. Top-down inves-
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and elec-
tigations of the his torical development of selected regulatory
trochemistry from a chemical-thermodynamics and materi-
guidelines and permitting procedures. Student directed de-
als-science perspective. Review types of fuel cells,
sign of improved regulations. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353
fuel-processing requirements and approaches, and fuel-cell
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell sci-
EGGN457/ESGN457. SITE REMEDIATION
ence and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells
ENGINEERING (II) This course describes the engineering
in the Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: EGGN371 or
principles and practices associated with the characterization
ChEN357 or MTGN351, or consent of instructor. 3 hours
and remediation of contaminated sites. Methods for site char-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
acterization and risk assessment will be highlighted while the
EGGN471. HEAT TRANSFER (I, II) Engineering approach
emphasis will be on remedial action screening processes and
to conduction, convection, and radiation, including steady-
technology principles and conceptual design. Common isola-
state conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal heat
tion and containment and in situ and ex situ treatment tech-
generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
nology will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced con-
will be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite:
vection including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
external flow. Radiation of black and grey surfaces, shape
semester hours.
factors and electrical equivalence. Prerequisite: MATH225;
EGGN460. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS(S)
EGGN351; EGGN371 or PHGN 341. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution
mester hours.
of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design,
EGGN473. FLUID MECHANICS II (II) Review of elemen-
e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic
tary fluid mechanics and engineering, two-dimensional exter-
materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations
nal flows, boundary layers, flow separation; Compressible
(e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigen-value
flow, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-
problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic sta-
Meyer expansion fans, Fanno and Rayleigh flow; Introduc-
bility); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
tion to flow instabilities (e.g., Kelvin-Helmholtz instability,
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g.
Raleigh Benard convection). Prerequisite: EGGN351 or con-
summation of pressure distributions, finite element proper-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g.
forced vibrations, beam bending) All course participants will
EGGN478. ENGINEERING VIBRATIONS (II) Theory of
receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical meth-
mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-degree-
ods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or 261, MATH225,
of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations
EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic
and general transient loading. Derive model systems using
EGGN464. FOUNDATIONS (I, II) Techniques of subsoil
D’Alambert’s principle, Lagrange’s equations and Hamil-
investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems,
ton’s principle. Analysis of natural frequencies and mode
selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended
shapes. Role of damping in machines and structures. Analy-
problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
sis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal superposition
EGGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
method and the transient Duhamel integral method. Prerequi-
EGGN465. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS  The
site: EGGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
focus of this course is on soil mechanics for unsaturated
EGGN481. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (I) This
soils. It provides an introduction to thermodynamic potentials
course introduces the mathematical and engineering aspects
in partially saturated soils, chemical potentials of adsorbed
of digital signal processing (DSP). An emphasis is placed on
water in partially saturated soils, phase properties and rela-
the various possible representations for discrete-time signals
tions, stress state variables, measurements of soil water suc-
and systems (in the time, z-, and frequency domains) and
tion, unsaturated flow laws, measurement of unsaturated
how those representations can facilitate the identification of
permeability, volume change theory, effective stress princi-
signal properties, the design of digital filters, and the sam-
ple, and measurement of volume changes in partially satu-
pling of continuous-time signals. Advanced topics include
rated soils. The course is designed for seniors and graduate
sigma-delta conversion techniques, multi-rate signal process-
students in various branches of engineering and geology
ing, and spectral analysis. The course will be useful to all
that are concerned with unsaturated soil’s hydrologic and
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students who are concerned with information bearing signals
will be discussed and how those electronic systems can be
and signal processing in a wide variety of application set-
used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy ap-
tings, including sensing, instrumentation, control, communi-
plications. Prerequisite: EGGN382 or consent of instructor.
cations, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and imaging.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Taught on demand.
Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
EGGN487. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
lecture, 3 semester hours.
ENERGY SYSTEMS (II) The course investigates the de-
EGGN482. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
sign, operation and analysis of complex interconnected elec-
INTERFACING (I) Microprocessor and microcontroller
tric power grids, the basis of our electric power
archi tecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary
infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
machine and assembly language programming skills essential
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring,
for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and
ensuring system reliability, maintaining security, and devel-
instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal condition-
oping systems that are safe to operate has become increas-
ing, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters
ingly more difficult. Because of the complexity of the
for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication stan-
problems encountered, analysis and design procedures rely
dards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer
on the use of sophisticated power system simulation com-
system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.
puter programs. The course features some commonly used
Prerequisite: EGGN384 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
commercial software packages. Prerequisites: EGGN 484 or
ture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory;
EGGN483. ANALOG & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
3 semester hours.
SYSTEMS (II) Signal classification; Fourier transform;
EGGN490 SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN (I)
filter ing; sampling; signal representation; modulation; de-
This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
modulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission,
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineer-
and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EGGN388 or consent of
ing point of view. It involves the integration of engineering
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
and statistical analysis through a Life Cycle Assessment tool,
EGGN484. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (I) 3-phase
allowing a quantitative, broad-based consideration any
power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equiva-
process or product design and their respective impacts on en-
lent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calcu-
vironment, human health and the resource base. The require-
lations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults,
ments for considering social implications are also discussed.
system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment,
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing, or consent of in-
design of electric power distribution systems. Prerequisite:
structor.; 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
EGGN389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I (I, II) (WI) This course is
EGGN485. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
the first of a two-semester capstone course sequence giving
ELECTRONICS (II) Power electronics are used in a broad
the student experience in the engineering design process.
range of applications from control of power flow on major
Realistic open-ended design problems are addressed for real
transmission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial fa-
world clients at the conceptual, engineering analysis, and the
cilities and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies.
synthesis stages and include economic and ethical considera-
This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and
tions necessary to arrive at a final design. Students are as-
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including
signed to interdisciplinary teams and exposed to processes in
AC/DC, AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their
the areas of design methodology, project management, com-
many configurations. Prerequisites: EGGN385, EGGN389. 3
munications, and work place issues. Strong emphasis is
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
placed on this being a process course versus a project course.
This is a writing-across-the-curriculum course where stu-
EGGN486. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEW-
dents' written and oral communication skills are strength-
ABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS This course provides the fun-
ened. The design projects are chosen to develop student
damentals to understand and analyze renewable energy
creativity, use of design methodology and application of
powered electric circuits. It covers practical topics related to
prior course work paralleled by individual study and re-
the design of alternative energy based systems. It is assumed
search. Prerequisite: Field session appropriate to the stu-
the students will have some basic and broad knowledge of
dent's specialty and EPIC251. For Mechanical Specialty
the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, elec-
students, concurrent enrollment or completion of EGGN 411.
tronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of
For Civil Specialty students, concurrent enrollment or com-
the main objectives of this course is to focus on the interdis-
pletion of any one of EGGN444, EGGN445, EGGN447, or
ciplinary aspects of integration of the alternative sources of
EGGN464. 1-2 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
energy, including hydropower, wind power, photovoltaic, and
energy storage for those systems. Power electronic systems
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EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II (I, II) (WI) This course is
Environmental Science
the second of a two-semester sequence to give the student ex-
perience in the engineering design process. Design integrity
and Engineering
and performance are to be demonstrated by building a proto-
type or model, or producing a complete drawing and specifi-
JOHN E. McCRAY, Professor and Division Director
cation package, and performing pre-planned experimental
JÖRG DREWES, Professor
TISSA ILLANGASEKARE, Professor and AMAX Distinguished
tests, wherever feasible, to verify design compliance with
Chair
client requirements. Prerequisite: EGGN491. 1 hour lecture;
ROBERT L. SIEGRIST, Professor
6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
RONALD R.H. COHEN, Associate Professor
EGGN493. ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
The application of gradient, stochastic and heuristic opti-
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
mization algorithms to linear and nonlinear optimization
JOHN R. SPEAR. Associate Professor
problems in constrained and unconstrained design spaces.
TZAHI Y. CATH, Assistant Professor
CHRISTOPHER P. HIGGINS, Assistant Professor
Students will consider problems with continuous, integer and
JONATHAN O. SHARP, Assistant Professor
mixed-integer variables, problems with single or multiple ob-
PEI XU, Research Associate Professor
jectives and the task modeling design spaces and constraints.
TOSHIHIRO SAKAKI, Research Assistant Professor
Design optimization methods are becoming of increasing im-
KATHRYN LOWE, Senior Research Associate
portance in engineering design and offer the potential to re-
PAUL B. QUENEAU, Adjunct Professor
duce design cycle times while improving design quality by
PATRICK RYAN, Adjunct Professor
leveraging simulation and historical design data. Prerequi-
DANIEL T. TEITELBAUM, Adjunct Professor
sites: MATH213 and MATH225 (Required), CSCI260 or
BRUCE D. HONEYMAN, Emeritus Professor
CSCI261 or other experience with computer programming
Program Description
languages (Suggested). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Divi-
Spring even years.
sion offers specialty and minor programs in Environmental
EGGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
Science and Engineering. ESE provides an undergraduate
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (I, II)
curriculum leading to a Minor (18 hours) or an Area of Spe-
Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
cial Interest (ASI) (12 hours).
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
Environmental Engineering Specialty in the
course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.
Engineering Division
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
The Environmental Engineering Specialty introduces
under different titles.
students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
includ ing the scientific and regulatory basis of public health
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
and environmental protection. Topics covered include envi-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ronmental science and regulatory processes, water and waste-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
water engineering, solid and hazardous waste management,
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
and contaminated site remediation.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
See entries in this Bulletin under Engineering (pg. 48) and
credit under different topic/experience.
the degree program leading to the BS in Engineering with a
Specialty in Environmental Engineering. This undergraduate
Specialty is supported by the Environmental Science and
Engi neering Division.
Environmental Science and Engineering Minor
and ASI
General Requirements:
A Minor Program of study consists of a minimum of 18
credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. With the ex-
ception of the McBride Honors minor, only three of these
hours may be taken in the student’s degree-granting depart-
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
100- or 200- level. A Minor Program may not be completed
in the same department as the major.
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An Area of Special Interest (ASI) consists of a minimum
ESGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
of 12 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
three of these hours may be taken at the 100- or 200-level
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
and no more than three of these hours may be specifically re-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
quired for the degree program in which the student is gradu-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ating. An ASI may be completed within the same major
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
department.
credit under different titles.
A Minor Program / Area of Special Interest declaration
ESGN203/SYGN203. NATURAL AND ENGINEERED
(available in the Registrar’s Office) should be submitted for
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Introduction to natural and
approval prior to the student’s completion of half of the hours
engineered environmental systems analysis. Environmental
proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required
decision making, sustainable development, pollution sources,
from the Director of the Environmental Science and Engi-
effects and prevention, and environmental life cycle assess-
neering Division, the student’s advisor, and the Department
ment. The basic concepts of material balances, energy bal-
Head or Division Director in the department or division in
ances, chemical equilibrium and kinetics and structure and
which the student is enrolled.
function of biological systems will be used to analyze envi-
Students majoring in Engineering with an Environmental
ronmental systems. Case studies in sustainable development,
Specialty may not also complete a minor or ASI in Environ-
industrial ecology, pollution prevention and life cycle assess-
mental Science and Engineering.
ment with be covered. The goal of this course is to develop
problem-solving skills associated with the analysis of envi-
All students pursuing the ESE Minor or ASI are required
ronmental systems. Prerequisites: CHGN122 or concurrent;
to take ESGN/EGGN353 and ESGN/EGGN354.
MATH112 or concurrent; PHGN 100; SYGN101. 3 semester
Additional courses for the ASI or Minor sequence must be
hours.
selected from:
ESGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
ESGN440A Environmental Pollution: Sources, Characteristics,
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
Transport and Fate
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
ESGN/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
ESGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
ESGN460 Onsite Water Reclamation and Reuse
search or special problem projects supervised by faculty
ESGN462 Solid Waste Minimization and Recycling
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
ESGN463 Pollution Prevention: Fundamentals and Practice
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independ-
ESGN490 Environmental Law
ent Study form must be complete and submitted to the
Combined Degree Program Option
Registrar. Variable credit: 1-6. Repeatable for credit under
CSM Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
different titles.
begin work on a M.S. degree in Environmental Science and
ESGN353/EGGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
Engineering while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II) Topics
CSM Combined Degree Program provides the vehicle for
covered include history of water related environmental law
students to use undergraduate coursework as part of their
and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollu-
Graduate Degree curriculum. For more information please
tion, water quality parameters and their measurement, mate-
see the ESE Division website:
rial and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial
http://ese.mines.edu/ufield.html.
concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequi-
Description of Courses
site: : CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213, or consent of
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Undergraduate Courses
ESGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
ESGN354/EGGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRON-
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
MENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (I, II) Intro-
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
ductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and responsibilities of public institutions and private organi-
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zations in environmental management (relative to air, solid
The course provides students with the conceptual basis and
and hazardous waste). Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100
mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contami-
and MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
nants in the environment. Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or
mester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
ESGN453/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
once. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable credit: 1-6
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
ESGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
ESGN454/EGGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
(II) Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design
credit under different titles.
of conventional potable water treatment and processes. De-
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (I) Biologi-
sign of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analy-
cal and ecological principles discussed and industrial exam-
sis under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
ples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
semester hours.
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
ESGN455/EGGN455. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
ENGINEERING (II) This course provides an introduction
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of im-
and overview of the engineering aspects of solid and haz-
pacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of
ardous waste management. The focus is on control technolo-
forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they
gies for solid wastes from common municipal and industrial
apply to all the above. Three to four weekend field trips will
sources and the end-of-pipe waste streams and process resid-
be arranged during the semester. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
uals that are generated in some key industries. Prerequisite:
hours.
EGGN/ESGN354. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN403/CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO
ESGN456/EGGN456. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (I) Processes by which
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS (I) A critical exami-
natural and anthropogenic chemicals interact, react and are
nation of the experiments, calculations and assumptions un-
transformed and redistributed in various environmental com-
derpinning numerical and narrative standards contained in
partments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
federal and state environmental regulations. Top-down inves-
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with special-
tigations of the historical development of selected regulatory
ized environments such as waste treatment facilities and the
guidelines and permitting procedures. Student directed de-
upper atmosphere. Prerequisites: SYGN101, DCGN209, and
sign of improved regulations. Prerequisite:
CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN/ESGN353. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN440/ESGN510. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION:
ESGN457/EGGN457. SITE REMEDIATION
SOURCES, CHARACTERISTICS, TRANSPORT AND
ENGINEERING (II) This course describes the engineering
FATE (I) This course describes the environmental behavior
principles and practices associated with the characterization
of inorganic and organic chemicals in multimedia environ-
and remediation of contaminated sites. Methods for site char-
ments, including water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and
acterization and risk assessment will be highlighted while the
characteristics of contaminants in the environment are dis-
emphasis will be on remedial action screening processes and
cussed as broad categories, with some specific examples
technology principles and conceptual design. Common isola-
from various industries. Attention is focused on the persist-
tion and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment tech-
ence, reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in
nology will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools
environmental media. Both steady and unsteady state multi-
will be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites:
media environmental models are developed and applied to
EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
contaminated sites. The principles of contaminant transport
semester hours.
in surface water, groundwater and air are also introduced.
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ESGN460. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND
ESGN490/ESGN502. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (I) Spe-
REUSE (II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in
cially designed for the needs of the environmental quality en-
the U.S. and globally need to be effective in protecting public
gineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator,
health and preserving water quality while also being accept-
consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal
able, affordable and sustainable. Onsite and decentralized
system works, environmental law fundamentals, all major
systems have the potential to achieve these goals in rural
US EPA/state enforcement programs, the National Environ-
areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
mental Policy Act, air and water pollutant laws, risk assess-
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use effi-
ment and management, and toxic and hazardous substance
ciency, conserve energy and enable distributed energy gener-
laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites:
ation, promote green spaces, restore surface waters and
EGGN/ESGN353 or EGGN/ESGN354, or consent of in-
aquifers, and stimulate new green companies and jobs. A
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
growing array of approaches, devices and technologies have
ESGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
evolved that include point-of-use water purification, waste
source separation, conventional and advanced treatment
ESGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL
units, localized natural treatment systems, and varied re-
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or spe-
source recovery and recycling options. This course will
cial topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of in-
focus on the engineering selection, design, and implementa-
structor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
tion of onsite and decentralized systems for water reclama-
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6
tion and reuse. Topics to be covered include process analysis
credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
and system planning, water and waste stream attributes,
ESGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
water and resource conservation, confined unit and natural
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
system treatment technologies, effluent collection and clus-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
tering, recycling and reuse options, and system management.
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
ESGN462/MTGN462/MTGN527. SOLID WASTE
credit under different titles.
MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING (I) This course will
examine, using case studies, how industry applies engineer-
ing principles to minimize waste formation and to meet solid
waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solu-
tions to solid waste environmental problems, especially those
associated with metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites:
EGGN/ESGN353 or EGGN/ESGN354 or consent of instruc-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ESGN463. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMEN-
TALS AND PRACTICE (II) The objective of this course is
to introduce the principles of pollution prevention, environ-
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
JOHN E. McCRAY, Professor and Division Director, Environmental
foundation in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological sci-
Science & Engineering
ence and basic engineering along with specialized upper
PAUL SANTI, Professor
level instruction in integrated applications to real problems.
STEPHEN A. SONNENBERG, Professor, Charles Boettcher
Engineering design is integrated throughout the four year
Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Geology
program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year) and ending
RICHARD F. WENDLANDT, Professor
DAVID A. BENSON, Associate Professor
with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The pro-
JERRY D. HIGGINS, Associate Professor
gram is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Com-
REED M. MAXWELL, Associate Professor
mission of Accreditation Inc, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
PIRET PLINK-BJORKLUND, Associate Professor
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Stu-
BRUCE TRUDGILL, Associate Professor
dents have the background to take the Fundamentals of Engi-
WEI ZHOU, Associate Professor
neering Exam, the first step in becoming a registered
JENNIFER L. ASCHOFF, Assistant Professor
Professional Engineer.
NIGEL KELLY, Assistant Professor
YVETTE KUIPER, Assistant Professor
Graduates follow five general career paths:
THOMAS MONECKE, Assistant Professor
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site
CHRISTIAN V. SHOREY, Teaching Associate Professor
investigation, design and stabilization of foundations and
CHARLES F. KLUTH, Distinguished Scientist
slopes; site characterization, design, construction and
DAVID PYLES, Research Professor
remedia tion of waste disposal sites or contaminated sites;
DONNA S. ANDERSON, Research Associate Professor
and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining or
MASON DYKSTRA, Research Associate Professor
NICHOLAS B. HARRIS, Research Associate Professor
environ mental engineering projects.
KARIN HOAL, Research Associate Professor
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and
MAEVE BOLAND, Research Assistant Professor
remediation of ground-water contamination, design of
MARY CARR, Research Assistant Professor
ground-water control facilities for geotechnical projects and
THOMAS L.T. GROSE, Professor Emeritus
exploration for and development of ground-water supplies.
JOHN D. HAUN, Professor Emeritus
NEIL F. HURLEY, Professor Emeritus
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering.
RICHARD W. HUTCHINSON, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of oil, gas and coal
KEENAN LEE, Professor Emeritus
and their efficient extraction.
EILEEN POETER, Professor Emerita
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering.
SAMUEL B. ROMBERGER, Professor Emeritus
Careers in search for and development of natural deposits of
A. KEITH TURNER, Professor Emeritus
JOHN E. WARME, Professor Emeritus
metals, industrial materials and rock aggregate.
ROBERT J. WEIMER, Professor Emeritus
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to
L. GRAHAM CLOSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
pursue careers in basic geoscience. Graduates have become
TIMOTHY A. CROSS, Associate Professor Emeritus
experts in fields as divergent as global climate change, the
GREGORY S. HOLDEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
early history of the Earth, planetary science, fractal represen-
ERIC P. NELSON, Associate Professor Emeritus
tation of ground-water flow and simulation of sedimentary
Program Description
rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are available in re-
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering
search and education.
is the basis for careers concentrating on the interaction of
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration
humans and the earth. Geological Engineers deal with a wide
paths with slightly different upper division requirements.
variety of the resource and environmental problems that
Both concentrations are identical in the first two years as stu-
come with accommodating more and more people on a finite
dents study basic science, mathematics, engineering science,
planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be recognized
and geological science. In the junior year those students
and considered in the location and design of foundations for
pursu ing careers in ground-water engineering, engineering
buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities
geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
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applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology
concepts, and results of technical studies to peers and the lay
and Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentra-
public. Communication skills will include oral, written and
tion. Students anticipating careers in resource exploration
graphic presentations, computer-based retrieval, manipula-
and development or who expect to pursue graduate studies in
tion and analysis of technical information, and general com-
geological sciences follow the Mineral and Petroleum Explo-
puter literacy.
ration Engineering Concentration.
Objective 3. Leadership and Teamwork
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program empha-
Graduates should appreciate and respect the characteristics
sizes laboratory and field experience. All courses have a lab-
and value of both leadership and teamwork, and should pos-
oratory session, and after the junior year students participate
sess the attitude that each is important
in a field course, which is six weeks of geologic and engi-
neering mapping and direct observation. The course involves
Objective 4. Provide motivation for life-long learning.
considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
Undergrad students will be exposed to methods that moti-
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
vate them to continue their personal and professional growth
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path
through life-long learning after graduation. We will intro-
by taking course sequences in at least two areas of geological
duce students to experiences that will help them appreciate
engineering specialization. The course sequences begin with
that scientific curiosity, self-directed learning, post-graduate
a 4 unit course in the fundamentals of a field of geological
education, and attention to world events are crucial attributes
engineering which is followed by a 3 unit design-oriented
to continued growth and success in their professional career.
course that emphasizes experience in direct application of
Objective 5. Integrity and Ethics
principles through design projects.
Graduates must have integrity and must practice ethical
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
behavior in their professional activities in the geological en-
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate stu-
gineering discipline.
dents the opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certifi-
Program Requirements
cate, Professional Degree, or Master Degree while
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every stu-
completing the requirements for their Bachelor Degree.
dent working towards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geo-
These programs can give students a head start on graduate
logical Engineering must complete the following requirements:
education. An overview of these combined programs and de-
scription of the admission process and requirements are
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
found in the Graduate Degrees and Requirements section of
GEGN203 Engineering Terrain Analysis
2
2
the Graduate Bulletin.
GEGN204 Geologic Principles and Processes
2
2
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
GEGN205 Advanced Physical Geology Laboratory
3
1
Science in Geological Engineering)
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Geological Engineering
Total
15.5
Program at CSM has established the following program edu-
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
cational objectives:
EPIC264 Geology GIS
2
3
3
Objective 1. Engineering Competence
GEGN206 Earth Materials
2
3
3
All graduates of the CSM Geological Engineering pro-
MATH222 Differential Equations
for Geologists and Geological Engineers
2
2
gram shall be competent geological engineers. They shall be
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
by application of a strong knowledge of mathematics, sci-
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
ence, and engineering principles and practices. They shall be
Total
16
able to design data acquisition programs to evaluate acquired
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students
data and to utilize data to design exploration, construction or
choose from one of two concentrations: 1. Minerals and Petroleum
remediation systems within economic guidelines. The capa-
Exploration Engineering 2. Environmental, Engineering Geology
bilities shall be derived from classroom, project, and experi-
and Geotechnics, and Ground-water Engineering
ential aspects of students' degree programs.
Objective 2. Communication
Graduates must have the communication skills that permit
them to convey technical information, geological engineering
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Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
Design Electives:
Concentration
Students must take TWO design courses, corresponding in
Recommended for students intending careers in explora -
subject area to the Option Elective.
tion and development of mineral and fuels resources, or in-
GEGN403 Mineral Exploration Design
3 credits
tending careers in geoscience research and education.
GEGN439 Multi-Disciplinary Petroleum Design
3 credits
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3 credits
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3 credits
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral
Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
Characterization
2
3
3
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
DCGN209 Thermodynamics
3
3
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechni-
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
cal engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engi-
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics OR
3
3
MNGN321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics*
2
3
3
neering careers.
Total
16
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN 212 Petrography of Geol. Engineers
1
3
2
GEGN307 Petrology
2
3
3
GEOL309 Structural Geology
3
3
4
GEGN317 Field Methods
1
8
2
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
or
GEGN351 Geologic Fluid Mechanics
3
3
EGGN371 Thermodynamics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Tech Elective II *
3
3
EGGN361 Soil Mechanics
3
3
Total
18
EGGN363 Soil Mechanics Lab
1
1
Total
16
*Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or EGGN361 is
required as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
elective must be selected from a department list of approved cours-
GEGN317 Field Methods
1
8
2
es. The technical elective credits must total a minimum of 6 hours
GEGN473 Site Investigation
3
3
of engineering topics with a minimum of 3 credit hours of engineer-
GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
ing design.
GEGN 351 Geologic Fluid Mechanics
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
Summer Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN321 Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
Total
18
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Summer Term
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
GEGN316 Field Geology
6
6
GEGN4— Option Elective
3
3
4
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
GEGN468 Engineering Geology
3
3
4
Free Elective
3
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
3
3
4
Total
17
GEGN432 Geological Data Management
1
6
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
3
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
Total
17
GEGN4— Design Elective
2
3
3
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Free Elective
3
GEGN469 Engineering Geology Design
3
3
Free Elective
3
GEGN470 Ground-Water Engineering Design
3
3
Total
15
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
Free Elective
3
3
Degree Total
136.5
Free Elective
3
3
Option Electives:
Total
15
Students must take TWO of the following four courses.
Degree Total
136.5
GEGN401 Mineral Deposits
4 credits
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
GEGN438 Petroleum Geology
4 credits
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration
GEGN467 Ground-Water Engineering
4 credits
may further specialize by utilizing their free elective courses
GEGN468 Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
4 credits
to emphasize a specific specialty. Suggested courses are pre-
sented below and should be selected in consultation with the
student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal designa-
tion only and it will not appear on the transcript.
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Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis:
GEGN/GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR
EGGN464 Foundations
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
classes taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, labo-
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
ratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of in-
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
structor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
GEGN399 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN499 Independent Study in Engineering Geology
GEGN307 Petrology
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
MNGN404 Tunneling
in geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre -
MNGN408 Underground Design and Construction
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
MNGN445/545 Rock Slope Design
Repeatable for credit.
Water Engineering Emphasis:
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
EBGN321 Engineering Economics
EGGN/ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. I
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
EGGN/ESGN354 Fundamentals of Environmental Sci. & Engr. II
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
EGGN465 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
EGGN473 Fluid Mechanics
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EGGN/ESGN453 Wastewater Engineering
Sophomore Year
EGGN/ESGN454 Water Supply Engineering
GEGN203. ENGINEERING TERRAIN ANALYSIS (I)
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
ESGN440 Environmental Pollution
Analysis of landforms, geologic processes, principles of geo-
ESGN/EGGN455 Solid & Hazardous Waste Engineering
morphology, mapping, air photo and map interpretation, and
ESGN/EGGN456 Scientific Basis of Environmental Regulations
engineering uses of geologic information.. Geomorphology
ESGN/EGGN457 Site Remediation Engineering
of glacial, volcanic, arid, karst, and complex geological land-
ESGN490 Environmental Law
scapes. Introduction to weathering, soils, hillslopes, and
ESGN/CHGN403 Intro. to Environmental Chemistry
drainage systems. Prerequisite: SYGN101. Must be taken
GEGN499 Independent Study in Hydrogeology
concurrently with GEGN204 and GEGN205 for GE majors.
GEGN475 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
GEGN481 Advanced Hydrology
GEGN483 Math Modeling of Ground-Water Systems
GEGN204. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES
GEOL321 Mineralogy & Mineral Characterization
(I) Introduction to advanced concepts of physical and histori-
LAIS487 Environmental Politics & Policy
cal geology from a scientific perspective. Development of
LAIS488 Water Politics & Policy
the geologic time scale, relative time, and geochronology.
CSCI260 Fortran Programming
Chemical composition and cycling of elements in the Earth.
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
Plate tectonics and how tectonics influence sea-level history
MATH332 Linear Algebra
and sedimentation patterns. Evolution and the fossil record.
Geological Engineering Minor and Area of Special
Critical events in Earth history with a focus on North Amer-
Interest
ica and Colorado geology. Prerequisite: SYGN101. Must be
To receive a minor or ASI, a student must take at least 12
taken concurrently with GEGN203 and GEGN205 for GE
(ASI) or 18 (minor) hours of a logical sequence of courses.
majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours
This may include SYGN101 (4 hours) and up to 4 hours at
GEGN205. ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABO-
the 200-level.
RATORY (I) Basic geologic mapping and data gathering
Description of Courses
skills, with special emphasis on air photos and topographic
Freshman Year
and geologic maps. Course will include fieldwork in geo-
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL
morphic regions of Colorado, with analysis of landforms and
ENGINEERING (II) Presentations by faculty members and
geologic processes. Applications of geologic information to
outside professionals of case studies to provide a comprehen-
solve geologic engineering problems. Prerequisite:
sive overview of the fields of Geology and Geological Engi-
SYGN101. Must be taken concurrently with GEGN203 and
neering and the preparation necessary to pursue careers in
GEGN204 for GE majors. 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester
those fields. A short paper on an academic professional path
hour.
will be required. Prerequisite: SYGN101 or concurrent en-
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS (II) Introduction to Earth
rollment. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
Materials, emphasizing the structure, composition, forma-
tion, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories emphasize the
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recognition, description, and engineering evaluation of earth
structures related to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and
materials. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
microstructures) and modern tectonics. Structural development
lab; 3 semester hours.
of the Appalachian and Cordilleran systems. Comprehensive
GEGN 212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGI-
laboratory projects use descriptive geometry, stereographic
NEERS (I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming
projection, structural contours, map and air photo interpreta-
processes as a basis for rock classification. The course will
tion, structural cross section and structural pattern analysis.
teach practical skills allowing identification of common rock
Required of Geological and Geophysical Engineers. Prereq-
types in hand specimen and in outcrop. Subsurface and near-
uisite: SYGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205 and
surface alteration and weathering processes will be covered,
GEGN206 or GPGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and
mester hours.
the changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (I)
rock masses. Prerequisites: GEGN 206 or equivalent. 1 hour
Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
formation, distribution and engineering behavior of minerals,
GEGN/GEOL298. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR
rocks and ores. Laboratories emphasize the recognition, de-
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics
scription and engineering evaluation of natural materials.
classes taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, labo-
Lectures present the knowledge of natural materials,
ratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of in-
processes and resources necessary for mining engineering ca-
structor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
reers. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab:
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
4 semester hours.
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING EN-
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
GINEERS (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
Earth's crust emphasizing structural controls of ore deposits
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre -
and analysis of structures related to rock engineering and
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
mining. Structural features and processes are related to
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
Repeatable for credit.
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic
map, cross section, and orientation data analysis of structural
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
features including fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages.
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 semester hours combined lecture
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
and lab.
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY (II) Lectures and laboratory
and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy and biostratig-
Junior Year
raphy, facies associations in various depositional environments,
GEGN307. PETROLOGY (II) An introduction to igneous,
sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in sedimentary
sedimentary and metamorphic processes, stressing the appli-
basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins. . Pre-
cation of chemical and physical mechanisms to study the ori-
requisite: SYGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205.
gin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
the megascopic and microscopic classification, description,
and interpretation of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physi-
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY (I)
cal properties. Prerequisite: GEOL321, DCGN209. 2 hours
Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the gene-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
sis of sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and
permeability development and distribution for non-geology
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL
majors. Emphasis is placed on siliciclastic systems of vary-
GEOLOGY (II) Nature and origin of structural features of
ing degrees of heterogeneity. Topics include diagenesis, fa-
Earth’s crust emphasizing oil entrapment and control of ore
cies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence and
deposition. Structural patterns and associations are discussed
seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation
in context of stress/strain and plate tectonic theories, using
stressed throughout the course. Required of all PEGN stu-
examples of North American deformed belts. Lab and field
dents. Prerequisite: SYGN101, PEGN308, or consent of in-
projects in structural geometry, map air photo and cross sec-
structor. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion interpretation, and structural analysis. Course required
of all PEGN and MNGN students. Prerequisite: SYGN101.
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY (S) Six weeks of field work,
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
stressing geology of the Southern Rocky Mountain Province.
Measurement of stratigraphic sections. Mapping of igneous,
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS
metamorphic, and sedimentary terrain using air photos, topo-
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational
graphic maps, plane table, and other methods. Diversified
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indi vidual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
and geostrophic flow in the oceans and stomosphere; sedi-
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
ment transport. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or permission of in-
Formal reports submitted on several problems. Frequent
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
evening lectures and discussion sessions. Field trips empha-
GEGN/GEOL398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR
size regional geology as well as mining, petroleum, and engi-
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics
neering projects. . Prerequisite: GEGN203, GEGN204,
classes taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, labo-
GEGN205, GEGN206, GEGN212 or GEGN307, GEOL314,
ratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of in-
GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours (Summer
structor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
Term).
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS (II) Methods
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
and techniques of geologic field observations and interpre -
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
tations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Lab -
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
oratory and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous,
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre -
metamorphic, structural, and surficial terrains using aerial
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
photographs, topographic maps and compass and pace meth-
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
ods. Geologic cross sections maps, and reports. Weekend
Repeatable for credit.
exer cises required. Prerequisite: GEGN203, GEGN204,
GEGN205, GEOL309 or GEOL308. Completion or concur-
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
rent enrollment in GEGN307 and GEOL314. 1 hour lecture,
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems
8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
in geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHARACTERIZATION (I) Principles of mineralogy and
mineral charac terization. Crystallography of naturally occur-
Senior Year
ring materials. Principles of crystal chemistry. Interrelation-
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS (I) Introductory presenta-
ships among mineral structure, external shape, chemical
tion of magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary metallic ore
composition, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral
deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and sedimentologi-
stability. Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, includ-
cal processes that contribute to ore formation. Description of
ing X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and op-
classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Re-
tical microscopy. Prerequisite: SYGN101, CHGN122,
view of exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand
GEGN206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3 semester hours.
specimen study of host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral
deposit evaluation problems. Prerequisite: DCGN209,
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
GEGN307, GEGN316, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN (II) (WI)
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
Exploration project design: commodity selection, target se-
aver age of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
lection, genetic models, alternative exploration approaches
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
and associated costs, exploration models, property acquisi-
under special conditions. Repeatable.
tion, and preliminary economic evaluation. Lectures and lab-
oratory exercises to simulate the entire exploration sequence
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY (I)
from inception and planning through implementation to dis-
Study of interrelationships between internal and external
covery, with initial ore reserve calculations and preliminary
earth processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting land-
economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC264.
forms on the Earth’s surface. Influences of geomorphic
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
processes on design of natural resource exploration programs
and siting and design of geotechnical and geohydrologic
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY (II) Identification of ore
projects. Laboratory analysis of geomorphic and geologic
minerals using reflected light microscopy, micro-hardness,
features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and field obser-
and reflectivity techniques. Interpretation of common ore
vations. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
mineral textures, including those produced by magmatic seg-
3 semester hours.
regation, open space filling, replacement, exsolution, and re-
crystallization. Guided research on the ore mineralogy and
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS (II)
ore textures of classical ore deposits. Prerequisite:
Properties of fluids; Bernoulli's energy equation, the momen-
GEOL321, GEGN401, or consent of instructor. 6 hours lab;
tum and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes,
3 semester hours.
channels, machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and su-
percritical flow in channels; Darcy's Law; the Coriolis effect
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GEOL410. PLANETARY GEOLOGY (II) Geology of the
PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent) GEOL308, EPIC264;
terrestrial planets and moons, specifically the Moon and
GP Majors: GPGN302 , GPGN303 and EPIC268. 2 hours
Mars. Emphasis will be placed on the geomorphology, plane-
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tary materials, geologic structure, geologic history, and natu-
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
ral resource potential of terrestrial planetary bodies. Lectures
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground -
present the knowledge of materials, geomorphic processes,
water to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of
and geologic history. Prerequisite: SYGN101. 2 hours lec-
aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant
ture: 2 semester hours.
transport. Prerequisite: mathematics through calculus and
GEGN 432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT (I)
MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL315, and GEGN351,or
Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
EGGN351 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
includ ing statistical analysis procedures and computer pro-
ter hours.
gramming. Topics addressed include elementary probability,
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (I) Theory
populations and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing,
of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of ground -
analysis of data sequences, mapping, sampling and sample
water to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory
representativity, linear regression, and overview of univariate
of aquifer tests; water chemistry, water quality, and contami-
and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience
nant transport. Laboratory sessions on water budgets, water
with principles of software programming and statistical
chemistry, properties of porous media, solutions to hydraulic
analysis for geological applications via supplied software and
flow problems, analytical and digital models, and hydrogeo-
data sets from geological case histories. Prerequistes: Senior
logic interpretation. Prerequisite: mathematics through calcu-
standing in Geological Engineering or permission of instruc-
lus and MATH225, GEOL309, GEOL314 or GEOL315, and
tor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN351, or EGGN 351 or consent of instructor. For GE
GEOL443. UNDERGRADUATE FIELD SEMINAR Spe-
Majors only. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
cial advanced classroom and field programs emphasizing de-
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND
tailed study of some aspects of the geology of an area or
GEOTECHNICS (I) Application of geology to evaluation of
region. Field studies normally conducted away from the
construction, mining, and environmental projects such as
Golden campus. Classroom course content dependent on
dams, water ways, tunnels, highways, bridges, buildings,
area of study. Consent of instructor and/or Department Head
mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities. Design
required. Fees assessed for field and living expenses and
projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be repeated for
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and
credit with consent of instructor.
concurrent enrollment in EGGN361/EGGN363 or consent of
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY (I) Source rocks,
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and pressure
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN (II) (WI)
condi tions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumula-
This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
tion of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and
engi neering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is
provinces of the world, and methods of exploration for petro-
used to introduce projects and discussions of methods and
leum. Term report required. Laboratory consists of study of
procedures for project work. Several major projects will be
well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation, production map-
assigned and one to two field trips will be required. Students
ping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises. Prerequisite:
work as individual investigators and in teams. Final written
GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314 or GEOL315; and
design reports and oral presentations are required. Prerequi-
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3
site: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture,
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN439/GPGN439/PEGN439. MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
PETRO LEUM DESIGN (II) (WI) This is a multi-discipli-
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and
nary design course that integrates fundamentals and design
ground-water engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or
concepts in geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineer-
water quality problems involving the design of well fields,
ing. Students work in integrated teams from each of the dis-
drilling programs, and/or pump tests. Engineering reports,
ciplines. Open-ended design problems are assigned including
complete with specifications, analysis, and results, will be re-
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a
quired. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent or consent of
detailed engineering field study. Detailed reports are required
instructor and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
for the prospect evaluation and engineering field study. Pre-
mester hours.
requisite: GE Majors: GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316,
EPIC 251; PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414, PEGN422,
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GEGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
REMOTE SENSING (II) Students are introduced to geo-
GEGN/GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR
science applications of satellite remote sensing. Introductory
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (I, II) Special topics
lectures provide background on satellites, sensors, methodol-
classes taught on a one-time basis. May include lecture, labo-
ogy, and diverse applications. One or more areas of applica-
ratory and field trip activities. Prerequisite: Approval of in-
tion are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
structor and department head. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
from academia, industry, and government agencies present
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
case studies focusing on applications, which vary from se-
mester to semester. Students do independent term projects,
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
under the supervision of a faculty member or guest lecturer,
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY (I, II)
that are presented both written and orally at the end of the
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of
geological engineering or engineering hydrogeology. Pre -
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed and
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
Repeatable for credit.
INVESTIGATION (II) Methods of field investigation, test-
ing, and monitoring for geotechnical and hazardous waste
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY (I, II)
sites, including: drilling and sampling methods, sample log-
Individual special studies, laboratory and/or field problems in
ging, field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
geology. Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be
founda tion inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and
completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit;
engineering soils map construction. Projects will include tech -
1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
nical writing for investigations (reports, memos, proposals,
workplans). Class will culminate in practice conducting sim-
ulated investigations (using a computer simulator). 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
INFORMATION SYSTEMS (II) An introduction to Geo-
graphic Infor mation Systems (GIS) and their applications to
all areas of geology and geological engineering. Lecture top-
ics include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital eleva-
tion models, data input and verification, data analysis and
spatial modeling, data quality and error propagation, methods
of GIS projects, as well as video presentations. Prerequisite:
SYGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (I) Lectures,
assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters,
fractured-rock flow, new or specialized methods of well
hydraulics and pump tests, tracer methods, and well con-
struction design. Design of well tests in variety of settings.
Prerequisites: GEGN467 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS (II) Lectures, assigned read-
ings, and direct computer experience concerning the funda-
mentals and applications of analytical and finite-difference
solutions to ground water flow problems as well as an intro-
duction to inverse modeling. Design of computer models to
solve ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with
computers, mathematics through differential and integral cal-
culus, and GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Oceanography
Geophysics
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE (II)
An introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and its role in
TERENCE K. YOUNG, Professor and Department Head
weather patterns and long term climate. Provides basic
MICHAEL L. BATZLE, Baker Hughes Professor of Petrophysics
and Borehole Geophysics
under standing of origin and evolution of the atmosphere,
THOMAS L. DAVIS, Professor
Earth’s heat budget, global atmospheric circulation and
DAVE HALE, Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration
modern climatic zones. Long- and short-term climate change
Geophysics
including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial periods and
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Causes
ROEL K. SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic
and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid
Exploration Science
rain, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ava-
ILYA D. TSVANKIN, Professor
lanches are also discussed. Microclimates and weather pat-
THOMAS M. BOYD, Associate Professor and Dean of Graduate
terns common in Colorado. Prerequisite: Completion of CSM
Studies
freshman technical core, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
YAOGUO LI, Associate Professor
ANDRÉ REVIL, Associate Professor
mester hours. Offered alternate years.
PAUL C. SAVA, Associate Professor
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (II)
JEFFREY ANDREWS-HANNA, Assistant Professor
An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, includ-
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Research Professor and University
ing chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and
Emeritus Professor
mineral resources of the marine environment. Lectures from
KENNETH L. LARNER, Research Professor and University
pertinent disciplines are included. Recommended back-
Emeritus Professor
ROBERT D. BENSON, Research Associate Professor
ground: basic college courses in chemistry, geology, mathe-
RICHARD KRAHENBUHL, Research Assistant Professor
matics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
STEPHEN J. HILL, Adjunct Associate Professor
Offered alternate years.
DAVID J. WALD, Adjunct Associate Professor
GAVIN P. HAYES, Adjunct Assistant Professor
CHARLES P. ODEN, Adjunct Assistant Professor
WARREN B. HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
MISAC N. NABIGHIAN, Distinguished Senior Scientist
FRANK A. HADSELL, Emeritus Professor
ALEXANDER A. KAUFMAN, Emeritus Professor
GEORGE V. KELLER, Emeritus Professor
PHILLIP R. ROMIG, JR., Emeritus Professor
Program Description
What is Geophysics? Geophysicists study the Earth’s inte-
rior through physical measurements collected at the Earth’s
surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from satellites. Using
a combination of mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry,
hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer
properties and processes within the Earth’s complex interior.
Non-invasive imaging beneath the surface of Earth and other
planets by geophysicists is analogous to non-invasive imag-
ing of the interior of the human body by medical specialists.
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society,
serves as the repository of used products, and provides a
home to all its inhabitants. Geophysics and geophysical
engineer ing have important roles to play in the solution of
challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this planet,
such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
growing population, evaluating sites for underground con-
struction and containment of hazardous waste, monitoring
non-invasively the aging infrastructures of developed
nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards (earthquakes,
volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas, con-
tributing to homeland security (including detection and re-
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moval of unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating
s Objective 2. Graduates will be creative, innovative
changes in climate and managing humankind’s response to
problem solvers who are able to question conventional
them, and exploring other planets.
formulations of problems, and to conceive and test new
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists
hypotheses, new problem descriptions, and new meth-
to explore for hidden resources around the world. Engineer-
ods for analyzing data.
ing firms hire geophysical engineers to assess the Earth’s
sOutcome 2A: Graduates can independently read
near-surface properties when sites are chosen for large
and understand textbooks and research papers and
construc tion projects and waste-management operations.
can comprehend and apply concepts and theories
Envi ronmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
beyond those taught in their classes.
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants.
sOutcome 2B: 80% of graduates will have gained
On the global scale, geophysicists employed by universities
practical experience through employment on
and government agencies (such as the United States Geo -
departmental research projects, summer jobs,
logical Survey, NASA, and the National Oceanographic and
industry internships, or co-op positions.
Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such Earth
processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric,
s Objective 3. Graduates will be capable of designing and
thermal, and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the
carrying out a geophysical survey or laboratory experi-
past decade, 100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have
ment, ensuring that the recorded data are of the highest-
found employment in their chosen field, with about 70%
possible quality, and quantifying uncertainty and
choosing to pursue graduate studies.
incompleteness of data.
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the
sOutcome 3A: Geophysical Engineering graduates
Colorado School of Mines is recognized and respected
will have participated in designing and conducting
around the world for its programs in applied geophysical re-
field and lab experiments in which they acquire
search and education. With 20 active faculty and an average
data from measuring physical properties with the
class size of 25, students receive individualized attention in a
objective of solving earth-related engineering
close-knit department.
problems.
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical Engineer-
sOutcome 3B: In their lab and field experiments,
ing. The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two
students will have encountered limitations and
undergraduate geophysical engineering programs in the en-
uncertainties in data and learned quantitative
tire United States accredited by the Engineering Accredita-
means for handling them.
tion Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering
s Objective 4: Graduates will be capable of writing com-
and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
puter programs in a high-level language to acquire,
MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. Geophysical
process, model and display scientific data.
Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest in pro-
sOutcome 4A: Graduates will be able to translate
fessional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
geophysical concepts into computer programs
Engineer in Training (EIT) / Fundamentals of Engineering
that simulate, exploit, and test those concepts.
(FE) exam as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program
has the following objectives and associated outcomes:
sOutcome 4B: Graduates will have demonstrated
their ability to analyze (process, model, visualize)
s Objective 1. Graduates of CSM's Geophysical Engi-
data acquired in their own experiments and from
neering Program will be competent geophysical engi-
other sources using computer software they have
neers who think for themselves, and are capable of
written or customized.
taking conventional formulations of problems and solv-
ing these problems independently using a solid founda-
s Objective 5: Graduates of CSM's Geophysical Engi-
tion in mathematics, science and engineering.
neering Program will be imbued with leadership quali-
ties including, but not limited to, the ability to
sOutcome 1A: Graduates will have successfully
communicate well both orally and in writing, and the
completed a required curriculum containing the
ability to make sound decisions in a context with risk
mathematical, scientific, and engineering back-
and uncertainty.
ground necessary for a geophysical engineering
career.
sOutcome 5A: Students will engage in collaborative
projects requiring interaction with peers and
sOutcome 1B: Graduates can work independently,
providing opportunity to develop behaviors
solving mathematical and scientific problems
associated with good leadership and good
inspired from the geophysical engineering practice.
followership.
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sOutcome 5B: Graduates will be capable of
Undergraduate Research. Students are encouraged to try
producing concise, appropriately written, easily
their hand at research by working on a project with a faculty
understandable documents, and will be capable of
member either part-time during the semester or full-time dur-
giving effective oral presentations using
ing the summer.
computer-based graphical supporting materials.
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and Professional
sOutcome 5C: Graduates will be capable of
Center. The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided
analyzing uncertainty and errors in both data
instruc tion areas of the Department of Geophysics are located in
acquisition and processing, and their effects on
the Green Center. The department maintains equipment for con-
data interpretation and decision making.
ducting geophysical field measurements, including magnetome-
Geophysics Field Camp. Each summer, a base of field
ters, gravity meters, ground-penetrating radar, and instruments
operations is set up for four weeks in the mountains of Colo -
for recording seismic waves. Students have access to the Depart-
rado for students who have completed their junior year. Stu-
ment petrophysics laboratory for measuring properties of porous
dents prepare geological maps and cross sections and then
rocks.
use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
Curriculum
magnetic, and electrical surveys. After acquiring these vari-
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science, hence
ous geophysical datasets, the students process the data and
students must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics,
develop an interpretation that is consistent with all the infor-
geology and computer sciences. Superimposed on this founda-
mation. In addition to the required four-week program, stu-
tion is a comprehensive body of courses on the theory and prac-
dents can also participate in other diverse field experiences.
tice of geophysical methods. As geophysics and geophysical
In recent years these have included cruises on seismic ships
engineering involve the study and explora tion of the entire earth,
in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site, inves-
our graduates have great opportunities to work anywhere on,
tigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
and even off, the planet. Therefore, emphasis is placed on elec-
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging
tives in the humanities that give students an understanding of in-
school offered by Baker Atlas.
ternational issues and different cultures. To satisfy all these
Study Abroad. The Department of Geophysics encourages
requirements, every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in
its undergraduates to spend one or two semesters studying
Geophysical Engineering at CSM must complete the courses in
abroad. At some universities credits can be earned that sub-
the CSM Core Curriculum plus the following (see the course
stitute for course requirements in the geophysical engineer-
flowchart on the Department of Geophysics webpage):
ing program at CSM. Information on universities that have
Degree Requirements (Geophysical Engineering)
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be ob-
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
tained either from the Department of Geophysics or the Of-
GPGN200 Introduction to Geophysics
3
3
fice of International Programs.
(1)GEGN203/204/205 Physical Geology
2
3
3
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
Combined BS/MS Program. Undergraduate students in
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists
the Geophysical Engineering program who would like to con-
& Engineers III
4
4
tinue directly into the Master of Science program in Geo-
PAGN201 Physical Education
2
0.5
physics or Geophysical Engineering are allowed to fulfill part
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to
Total
18
six hours of specified course credits which also were used in
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Stu-
GPGN221 Theory of Fields I: Static Fields
3
3
dents interested to take advantage of this option should meet
(2) CSCI261 Programming Concepts in Java
3
3
with their advisor or department head as early as possible in
EPIC268 Geophysical Engineering
3
3
their undergraduate program to determine which elective
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
courses will be acceptable and advantageous for accelerating
PAGN202 Physical Education
2
0.5
them through their combined BS/MS studies.
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
15.5
Summer Jobs in Geophysics. In addition to the summer
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
field camp experience, students are given opportunities every
GPGN303 Introduction to Gravity Magnetic &
summer throughout their undergraduate career to work as
Electrical Methods
3
3
4
summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for govern-
GPGN322 Theory of Fields II:
ment agencies. Students have recently worked outdoors with
Time-Varying Fields
3
3
geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S., South Amer-
GPGN315 Field Methods for Geophysicists
6
2
ica, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
(3)MATH348 Advanced Engineering Mathematics or
PHGN311 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 3
3
(4)Electives
6
6
Total
18
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Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ence. Given the natural connections between these various
(5)GEOL308 Introductory Applied
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in
Structural Geology
2
3
3
other majors to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or
GPGN320 Continuum Mechanics
3
3
to choose geophysics as an area of specialization. The core of
GPGN302 Introduction to Electromagnetic
courses taken to satisfy the minor requirement typically in-
& Seismic Methods
3
3
4
cludes some of the following geophysics methods courses.
(4)Electives
6
6
Total
16
GPGN200, Introduction to Geophysics
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN302, Electromagnetic & Seismic Methods
GPGN486 Geophysics Field Camp
4
4
GPGN303, Gravity, Magnetic & Electrical Methods
Total
4
GPGN404, Digital Signal Analysis
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
GPGN409, Inversion
GPGN404 Digital Systems Analysis
3
3
GPGN432, Formation Evaluation
(6)GPGN Advanced Elective
3
3
4
GPGN470, Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing
(6)GPGN Advanced Elective
3
3
4
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination of
(7)GPGN438 Senior Design or
other geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology,
GPGN439 in Spring Semester
1.5
1.5
mathematics, and computer science depending on the stu-
(4)Electives
3
3
Total
15.5
dent’s major. Students must consult with the Department of
Geophysics to have their sequence of courses approved be-
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
fore embarking on a minor program.
GPGN409 Inversion
3
3
(6)GPGN Advanced Elective
3
3
Description of Courses
(7)GPGN439 Multi-disciplinary Petro. Design
Freshman/Sophomore Year
or GPGN438 beginning Fall Semester
1.5
1.5
(5)GEOL314 Stratigraphy
3
3
4
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
(4)Electives
3
3
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
Total
14.5
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
Grand Total
133.5
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 198
(1)Students must take GEGN205 (1 credit hour) with either
title before becoming part of the regular curriculum under a
GEGN203 or GEGN204 (2 credit hours).
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
(2)Students should enroll in the Java section of CSCI261, although
C++ is accepted.
ment. Credit – variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
(3)Students should enroll in the special section of MATH348 for Geo-
under different titles.
physics majors.
GPGN199. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
(4)Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core re-
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, problem
quirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its students
analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of department
to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an Area of
and “Independent Study” form must be completed and sub-
Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and ASI
mitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon nature and
programs can be obtained from the Department office.
(5)Students must take either GEOL308 or GEOL309, and either
extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for
GEOL314 or GEOL315.
credit.
(6)Students must take 11 credits of advanced GPGN elective courses
GPGN200. INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS (I) (WI)
at the 400- or 500-level.
This is a discovery course designed to introduce sophomores
(7)Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the sen-
to the science of geophysics in the context of the whole-earth
ior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design
system. Students will explore the fundamental observations
course GPGN439, a 3 credit hour course offered only in Spring se-
mester, is strongly recommended for students interested in petroleum
from which physical and mathematical inferences can be
exploration and production. Students interested in non-petroleum ap-
made regarding the Earth’s origin, structure, and processes.
plications of geophysics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by
Examples of such observations are earthquake records; geo-
enrolling for all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by
detic and gravitational data, such as those recorded by satel-
enrolling for a portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in
lites; magnetic measurements; and greenhouse gases in the
Spring.
atmosphere. Learning will take place through the examina-
tion of selected topics that may vary from one semester to the
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical Engineering
next. Examples of such topics are: earthquake seismology,
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of
geomagnetism, geodynamics, and climate change. 3 hours
civil engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engi-
lecture, 3 semester hours.
neering, and mining engineering, as well as mathematics,
physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer sci-
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GPGN221. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS (II)
ing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in ge-
electrical fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the
otechnical and environmental engineering and resources ex-
mathematical and physical foundations of the various phe-
ploration for base and precious metals, industrial minerals,
nomena and the similarities and differences in the various
geothermal and hydrocarbons. The discussion of each
field properties. Physical laws governing the behavior of the
method includes the principles, instrumentation, and proce-
gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems of equa-
dures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prereq-
tions of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
uisites: PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and concurrent
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequi-
enrollment in MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instruc-
sites: PHGN200, MATH213, and concurrent enrollment in
tor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MATH225, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVES-
ter hours.
TIGATIONS (I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investiga-
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
tion, geophysicists often need input from related specialists
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
such as geologists, surveyors, and land-men. Students are
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
intro duced to the issues that each of these specialists must
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
address so that they may understand how each affects the
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 298
design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
learn to use and understand the range of applicability of a
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
variety of surveying methods, learn the tools and techniques
ment. Credit - Variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
used in geological field mapping and interpretation, and ex-
under different titles.
plore the logistical and permitting issues directly related to
GPGN299 GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
geophysical field investigations. 6 hours lab, 2 semester
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
hours.
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
AND WAVE PROPAGATION (II) Introduction to contin-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
uum mechanics and elastic wave propagation with an empha-
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
sis on principles and results important in seismology and
able for credit.
earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of
Junior Year
elementary mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke’s law, no-
GPGN302. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC
tions of geostatic pressure and isostasy, fluid flow and
AND SEISMIC METHODS (II) (WI) This is an introductory
Navier-Stokes equation. Basic discussion of the wave equa-
study of electromagnetic and seismic methods for imaging
tion for elastic media, plane waves and their reflection/trans-
the Earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connection
mission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200.
between geophysical measurements and subsurface materi-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
als. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and physics
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING
of electromagnetic and seismic wave propagation, emphasiz-
FIELDS (I) Constant electric field. Coulomb's law. System
ing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
of equations of the constant electric field. Stationary electric
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in ge-
field and the direct current in a conducting medium. Ohm's
otechnical and environmental engineering and resources ex-
law. Principle of charge conservation. Sources of electric
ploration for base and precious metals, industrial minerals,
field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force. Resist-
geothermal and hydrocarbons. The discussion of each
ance. System of equations of the stationary electric field. The
method includes the principles, instrumentation, procedures
magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart law.
of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites:
The electromagnetic induction. Faraday's law. Prerequisite:
PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or
GPGN221, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
PHGN311, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
3 semester hours.
lab; 4 semester hours.
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
GPGN303. INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY, MAGNETIC
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
AND ELECTRICAL METHODS (I) This is an introductory
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
study of gravity, magnetic and electrical methods for imaging
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second se-
the earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connec-
mester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point aver-
tion between geophysical measurements and subsurface ma-
age of 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education
terials. It introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and
credit does not count toward graduation except under special
physics of gravity, magnetic and electrical fields, emphasiz-
conditions.
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GPGN419/PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
FORMATION EVALUATION (I) The basics of core analy-
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
sis and the principles of all common borehole instruments are
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation meth-
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 398
ods that combine the measurements of various borehole in-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
struments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
grade, ash content, mechanical strength, and acoustic veloc-
under different titles.
ity. The impact of these parameters on reserves estimates of
GPGN399. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II)
hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are
Individual project; instrument design, data interpretation,
demonstrated. In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling,
problem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisites: Consent of
single well and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall
department and “Independent Study” form must be com-
semester, topics like formation testing, and cased hole log-
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
ging are covered. Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
PHGN311, GPGN302 and GPGN303. 3 hours lecture,
able for credit.
2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Senior Year
GPGN420. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS (I) The funda-
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS (I) In-depth study of
mentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
the application of electrical and electromagnetic methods to
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students
crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration,
explore the mathematical background and practical conse-
and groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathemat-
quences of the sampling theorem, convolution, deconvolu-
ical models coupled with field work over areas of known ge-
tion, the Z and Fourier transforms, windows, and filters.
ology. Prerequisite: GPGN302 and GPGN303, or consent of
Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge gained in lec-
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ture to exploring practical signal processing issues. This is
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION (II) The basics of
done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
core analysis and the principles of all common borehole in-
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms dis-
struments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation
cussed in lecture. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH225, and
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole
MATH348 or PHGN311, or consent of instructor. Knowl-
instruments to determine rock properties such as porosity,
edge of a computer programming language is assumed.
permeability, hydrocarbon saturation, water salinity, ore
2 hours lecture; 2 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
grade and ash content. The impact of these parameters on re-
GPGN409. INVERSION (II) The fundamentals of inverse
serve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accu-
problem theory as applied to geophysical investigation are
mulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as
studied. Students explore the fundamental concepts of inver-
vertical seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic
sion in a Bayesian framework as well as practical methods
are emphasized in this course, while formation testing, and
for solving discrete inverse problems. Topics studied include
cased hole logging are covered in GPGN419/PEGN419
Monte Carlo methods, optimization criteria, convex opti-
presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-line course
mization methods, and error and resolution analysis. Weekly
material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
homework assignments addressing either theoretical or nu-
Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311,
merical problems through programming assignments illus-
GPGN302, and GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
trate the concepts discussed in class. Prerequisites:
mester hours. Only one of the two courses GPGN432 and
MATH213, MATH225, GPGN404 and MATH348 or
GPGN419/ PEGN419 can be taken for credit.
PHGN311, or consent of instructor. Knowledge of a pro-
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN (I, II) (WI)
gramming language is assumed. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
Complementary design course for geophysics restricted elec-
hours.
tive course(s). Application of engineering design principles
GPGN411. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
to geophysics through advanced work, individual in charac-
METHODS (I) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole,
ter, leading to an engineering report or senior thesis and oral
sea floor, sea surface, and airborne operations. Reduction of
presentation thereof. Choice of design project is to be arranged
observed gravity and magnetic values. Theory of potential
between student and individual faculty member who will
field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and limita-
serve as an advisor, subject to department head approval.
tions of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303, or consent of
Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GPGN303 and completion of
instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
or concurrent enrollment in geophysics method courses in the
general topic area of the project design. Credit variable, 1 to
3 hours. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 3 hours.
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GPGN439/GEGN439/PEGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT
GPGN475. PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS (I) Of the solid
DESIGN / MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DE-
planets and moons in our Solar System, no two bodies are
SIGN (II) (WI) This is a multidisciplinary design course that
exactly alike. This class will provide an overview of the ob-
integrates fundamentals and design concepts in geological,
served properties of the planets and moons, cover the basic
geophysical, and petroleum engineering. Students work in in-
physical processes that govern their evolution, and then in-
tegrated teams consisting of students from each of the disci-
vestigate how the planets differ and why. The overarching
plines. Multiple open-end design problems in oil and gas
goals are to develop a quantitative understanding of the
exploration and field development, including the develop-
processes that drive the evolution of planetary surfaces and
ment of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed engi-
interiors, and to develop a deeper understanding of the Earth
neering field study, are assigned. Several detailed written and
by placing it in the broader context of the Solar System. Pre-
oral presentations are made throughout the semester. Project
requisites: PHGN 100, MATH 225, and GEGN 205 or GEOL
economics including risk analysis are an integral part of the
410. Senior or graduate standing recommended. 3 hours lec-
course. Prerequisites: GP majors: GPGN302, GPGN303 and
ture; 3 semester hours.
EPIC268. GE Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN316,
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP (S) Introduction
GEGN438, and EPIC264. PE majors: PEGN316, PEGN414,
to geological and geophysical field methods. The program
PEGN422, PEGN423, PEGN424 (or concurrent). 2 hours
includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic sec-
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
tion measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of
GPGN461. ADVANCED SEISMIC METHODS (I) Histori-
geological observations. Students conduct geophysical sur-
cal survey. Propagation of body and surface waves in elastic
veys related to the acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic,
media; transmission and reflection at single and multiple
and electrical observations. Students participate in designing
inter faces; energy relationships; attenuation factors; data
the appropriate geophysical surveys, acquiring the observa-
processing (including velocity interpretation, stacking, and
tions, reducing the observations, and interpreting these obser-
migration); and interpretation techniques. Acquisition,
vations in the context of the geological model defined from
processing, and interpretation of laboratory model data;
the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GEOL308 or
seismic processing using an interactive workstation. Pre -
GEOL309, GPGN302, GPGN303, and GPGN315 or consent
requisites: GPGN302 and concurrent enrollment in GPGN404,
of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
GPGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
4 semester hours.
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS (I, II)
GPGN470/GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE
New topics in geophysics. Each member of the academic
REMOTE SENSING (II) An introduction to geoscience ap-
faculty is invited to submit a prospectus of the course to the
plications of satellite remote sensing of the Earth and planets.
department head for evaluation as a special topics course. If
The lectures provide background on satellites, sensors,
selected, the course can be taught only once under the 498
methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visi-
title before becoming a part of the regular curriculum under a
ble, near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, ac-
new course number and title. Prerequisite: Consent of depart-
tive microwave and radio sensing, and geodetic remote
ment. Credit-variable, 1 to 6 hours. Repeatable for credit
sensing. Lectures and labs involve use of data from a variety
under different topics.
of instruments, as several applications to problems in the
Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students will
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION (I, II) Indi-
complete independent term projects that are presented both
vidual project; instrument design, data interpretation, prob-
written and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites:
lem analysis, or field survey. Prerequisite: Consent of
PHGN200 and MATH225 or consent of instructor. 2 hours
department, and “Independent Study” form must be com-
lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
pleted and submitted to the Registrar. Credit dependent upon
nature and extent of project. Variable 1 to 6 hours. Repeat-
able for credit.
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Liberal Arts and
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS)
expand students' professional and personal capacities by pro-
International Studies
viding opportunities to explore the humanities, social sci-
ences, and fine arts. Our curricula encourage the development
ELIZABETH VAN WIE DAVIS, Professor and Division Director
of critical thinking skills that will help students make more in-
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
formed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
HUSSEIN A. AMERY, Associate Professor
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, his-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Associate Professor
KATHLEEN J. HANCOCK, Associate Professor
tory, development, and sustainability. Students study ethical
JOHN R. HEILBRUNN, Associate Professor
reasoning, compare and contrast different economies and cul-
JON LEYDENS, Associate Professor
tures, develop arguments from data, and interrogate globaliza-
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
tion. LAIS courses also foster creativity by offering
KENNETH OSGOOD, Associate Professor and Director, McBride
opportunities for self-discovery. Students conduct literary
Honors Program
analyses, improve communication skills, play music, learn
JAMES D. STRAKER, Associate Professor
media theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster intel-
JASON DELBORNE, Assistant Professor
lectual agility, personal maturity, and respect for the complex-
SYLVIA GAYLORD, Assistant Professor
ity of our world.
DERRICK HUDSON, Assistant Professor
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Minors. At the undergraduate level,
JAMES V. JESUDASON, Teaching Professor
LAIS offers minors in Literature, Society, and the Environ-
ROBERT KLIMEK, Teaching Professor
ment; International Political Economy; Science, Technology,
TONI LEFTON, Teaching Professor
Engineering, and Policy; Humanitarian Studies; and an Indi-
SANDY WOODSON, Teaching Professor and Undergraduate
vidualized Undergraduate minor. See below for details.
Advisor
LAIS also is the home for the minor in the McBride Honors
DAN MILLER, Teaching Associate Professor and Assistant Division
Program in Public Affairs.
Director
ROSE PASS, Teaching Associate Professor
Graduate Degree and Programs. At the graduate level,
JONATHAN H. CULLISON, Teaching Assistant Professor
LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of International Politi-
PAULA A. FARCA, Teaching Assistant Professor
cal Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers a Gradu-
CORTNEY E. HOLLES, Teaching Assistant Professor
ate Certificate in International Political Economy, a Graduate
SHIRA RICHMAN, Teaching Assistant Professor
Certificate in Science & Technology Policy (in collaboration
BETTY J. CANNON, Emerita Associate Professor
with the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research,
W. JOHN CIESLEWICZ, Emeritus Professor
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science
DONALD I. DICKINSON, Emeritus Professor
WILTON ECKLEY, Emeritus Professor
[CIRES], at the University of Colorado at Boulder), and a
T. GRAHAM HEREFORD, Emeritus Professor
Graduate Individual Minor. See the Graduate Bulletin for de-
JOHN A. HOGAN, Emeritus Professor
tails.
KATHLEEN H. OCHS, Emerita Associate Professor
Required Undergraduate Core Courses. Two of three
BARBARA M. OLDS, Emerita Professor
required undergraduate core courses in the Humanities and
EUL-SOO PANG, Emeritus Professor
Social Sciences are delivered by LAIS, namely, LAIS 100,
LAURA J. PANG, Emerita Associate Professor
ANTON G. PEGIS, Emeritus Professor
Nature and Human Values; and SYGN 200, Human Systems.
THOMAS PHILIPOSE, University Emeritus Professor
The third H&SS core course, EBGN 201, Principles of Eco-
ARTHUR B. SACKS, Emeritus Professor
nomics, is delivered by the Division of Economics & Busi-
JOSEPH D. SNEED, Emeritus Professor
ness.
KAREN B. WILEY, Emerita Associate Professor
Required Undergraduate Humanities & Social Sciences
ROBERT E.D. WOOLSEY, Emeritus Professor
(H&SS) General Education Restricted Electives. Beyond
Program Description
the core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and
9 credit-hour General Education requirement in the Humani-
nations face major challenges in energy, natural resources,
ties and Social Sciences (H&SS). The Division of Economic
and the environment. While these challenges demand practi-
and Business also offers specific courses that may be used to
cal ingenuity from engineers and applied scientists, solutions
meet the H&SS requirements.
must also take into account social, political, economic, cul-
Hennebach Program in the Humanities. The Hennebach
tural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students, as citizens
Program in the Humanities, supported by a major endowment
and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a reg-
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible
ular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement
intelligence, original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
of the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors
have included scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environ-
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mental Studies, Ethics, History, Literature, Philosophy, and
Required Core Courses
Social Theory as well as the interdisciplinary fields of Envi-
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the fol-
ronmental Policy, and Science-Technology-Society Studies.
lowing two core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts
The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of both stu-
& International Studies:
dents and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting
a. LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting work-
b. SYGN 200 Human Systems 3 semester hours
shops, and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hen-
2. All Undergraduate students are also required to take
nebach Program is exploring opportunities for meeting the
EBGN201 Principles of Economics (3 semester hours)
needs of Undergraduate students who would especially bene-
from the Division of Economics and Business.
fit from more focused study in the Humanities that would ap-
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take
propriately complement technical degree curricula.
LAIS100, Nature and Human Values and EBGN 201.
LAIS Writing Center. The LAIS Division operates the
Please see the McBride Honors Program web site for fur-
LAIS Writing Center, which provides students with instruc-
ther information.
tion tailored to their individual writing problems (including
Required Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS) General
non-native speakers of English). It also provides faculty with
Education Restricted Electives
support for courses associated with the Writing Across the
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an
Curriculum program. Faculty and staff are welcome to make
additional three courses (9 semester hours) from the list that
use of the Writing Center's expertise for writing projects and
appears below. The following restrictions apply to these
problems. The Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of
three courses:
Stratton Hall.
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the
Communication Center. The Communication Center, like
Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies.
the Writing Center, serves students and faculty by offering in-
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level
dividual instruction in oral presentations.
course. In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may
Program Educational Objectives
offer 400-level Special Topics courses that will be num-
bered as either LAIS 498 or EBGN 498. Even though no
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
Special Topics courses appear in the list below, these
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General Educa-
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the coursework in the Divi-
tion restricted electives requirement as follows:
sion of Liberal Arts and International Studies is designed to
a. All courses that are numbered "LAIS 498."
help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquir-
b. Some "EBGN 498" courses as determined on a case-
ing the broad education necessary to
by-case basis. Consult either LAIS or EBGN in any given
semester for EBGN 498 courses that satisfy the require-
a) understand the impact of engineering solutions in con-
ment.
temporary, global, international, societal, political, and
3. The other two courses are “midlevel” courses, i.e., 200 or
ethical contexts;
300 level classes. The only exception to this rule are For-
b) understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences
eign Language courses (see below).
in identifying, formulating, and solving engineering
4. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL)
problems;
may be applied toward satisfying the H&SS General Edu-
c) prepare to live and work in a complex world;
cation restricted electives requirement. However, no
LIFL 400-level course may be used to satisfy the 400-
d) understand the meaning and implications of “steward-
level course requirement in Item 2 above.
ship of the Earth”; and
5. Music (LIMU) courses may not be used to meet the
e) communicate effectively in writing and orally.
H&SS General Education restricted electives require-
ment. They may be used for Free Elective credit only. A
Curriculum
maximum of 3 semester hours of concert band chorus,
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
physical education, athletics or other activity credit
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
combined may be used toward free elective credit in a
LIFL
Foreign Language
degree granting program.
LIMU
Music
SYGN Systems
6. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics
courses to meet the H&SS General Education restricted
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in
electives requirement. In other words, they must meet
Humanities and Social Sciences General Education courses,
this requirement with courses from the Division of Lib-
ranging from freshman through senior levels of course work.
eral Arts & International Studies, as per the above restric-
These courses are housed in LAIS and in the Division of
tions and requirements. Students other than single majors
Economics and Business (EB).
in Economics may take up to 6 semester hours (2 courses)
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of approved EBGN courses, listed below to satisfy the
LAIS404
Women, Literature & Society
H&SS General Education restricted electives require-
LAIS406
The Literature of War & Remembrance
ment.
LAIS407
Science in Literature
7. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with
LAIS408
Life Stories
senior standing or instructor's permission are initially al-
LAIS409
Shakespearean Drama
lowed to register for 400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level
LAIS410
Critical Perspectives in 20th Century Literature
courses do not fill up during Pre-Registration or soon
LAIS411
Modern African Literature
thereafter, the Division Director may elect to open course
LAIS412
Literature & the Environment
registration to sophomores and juniors who have met the
LAIS415
Mass Media Studies
LAIS100 pre-requisite and SYGN200 co-requisite for
LAIS416
Film Studies
400-level courses.
LAIS418
Narrating the Nation
LAIS419
Media and the Environment
8. Except for foreign languages, NO AP or IB credit can be
LAIS421
Environmental Philosophy and Policy
used to meet the General Education Restricted Elec-
LAIS423
Advanced Science Communication
tive requirements. AP/IB credits will be applied as free
LAIS430
Corporate Social Responsibility
electives.
LAIS431
Religion and Security
List of LAIS & EB Courses Satisfying the H&SS General
LAIS435
Latin American Development
Education Restricted Electives Requirement
LAIS437
Asian Development
EBGN301 Intermediate Microeconomics
LAIS439
Middle East Development
EBGN302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
LAIS440
War and Peace in the Middle East
EBGN310 Environment & Resource Economics
LAIS441
African Development
EBGN320 Economics and Technology
LAIS442
Natural Resources & War in Africa
EBGN330 Energy Economics
LAIS446
Globalization
EBGN340 Energy and Environmental Policy
LAIS448
Global Environmental Issues
EBGN342 Economic Development
LAIS450
Political Risk Assessment
EBGN437 Regional Economics
LAIS452
Corruption and Development
EBGN441 International Economics
LAIS453
Ethnic Conflict in Global Perspective
EBGN443 Public Economics
LAIS456
Power and Politics in Eurasia
EBGN470 Environmental Economics
LAIS457
Introduction to Conflict Management
LAIS460
Global Geopolitics
LAIS220
Introduction to Philosophy
LAIS475
Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
LAIS221
Introduction to Religions
LAIS477
Engineering and Sustainable Community
LAIS286
Introduction to Government & Politics
Development
LAIS298
Special Topics
LAIS485
Constitutional Law and Politics
LAIS300
Creative Writing: Fiction
LAIS486
Science and Technology Policy
LAIS301
Creative Writing: Poetry
LAIS487
Environmental Politics and Policy
LAIS305
American Literature: Colonial Period to the Present
LAIS488
Water Politics and Policy
LAIS307
Explorations in Comparative Literature
LAIS489
Nuclear Power and Public Policy
LAIS309
Literature and Society
LAIS490
Energy and Society
LAIS310
Modern European Literature
LAIS498
Special Topics
LAIS311
British Literature: Medieval to Modern
LAIS315
Musical Traditions of the Western World
LIFL113
Spanish I
LAIS320
Ethics
LIFL123
Spanish II
LAIS322
Logic
LIFL213
Spanish III
LAIS323
Introduction to Science Communication
LIFL114
Arabic I
LAIS325
Cultural Anthropology
LIFL124
Arabic II
LAIS335
International Political Economy of Latin America
LIFL214
Arabic III
LAIS337
International Political Economy of Asia
LIFL115
German I
LAIS339
International Political Economy of the Middle East
LIFL125
German II
LAIS341
International Political Economy of Africa
LIFL215
German III
LAIS344
International Relations
LIFLx98
Special Topics
LAIS345
International Political Economy
LAIS365
History of War
Minor Programs
LAIS370
History of Science
LAIS offers several minor programs. Students who elect to
LAIS371
History of Technology
pursue a minor usually will satisfy their H&SS General Edu-
LAIS375
Engineering Cultures
cation requirements; the Music Technology ASI will not sat-
LAIS398
Special Topics
isfy these requirements. Students will need to use their free
LAIS401
Creative Writing: Poetry
elective hours to complete a minor. Minors are a minimum of
LAIS402
Writing Proposals for a Better World
18 credit-hours; ASIs are a minimum of 12 credit-hours. No
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more than half the credits to be applied towards an LAIS
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy Minor and
minor or ASI may be transfer credits. The LAIS Undergradu-
ASI
ate Advisor must approve all transfer credits that will be used
Program Advisor: Prof. Jason Delborne. The Science,
for an LAIS minor or ASI.
Technology, Engineering, and Policy (STEP) Minor and ASI
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student
focus on science, technology, and engineering in the societal
wishing to declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS
and policy context: how STE influence society, politics, and
Minor form (available in the LAIS Office) and obtain
policy, and how society, politics, and policy influence STE.
approval signatures from the appropriate minor advisor in
Courses provide historical, social scientific, ethical, and pol-
LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill
icy approaches to issues that inevitably confront professional
out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in
applied scientists, engineers, managers, and administrators in
the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
both public and private sectors. Such issues concern, for ex-
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the
ample, professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual prop-
student’s major department or division, and from the LAIS
erty rights, regulatory regimes, assessments of societal
Director. Students should consult the listed advisors for the
impacts, science policy implementation, and the roles of
specific requirements of each minor.
technical innovation in economic development or interna-
tional competitiveness. LAIS 486 Science and Technology
The six minors or ASIs available and their advisors are:
Policy is required. Students work with the STEP Advisor to
Literature, Society, and the Environment Minor and ASI
tailor a sequence of other courses appropriate to their back-
Program Advisors: Prof. Tina Gianquitto and Prof. Jay
ground and interests.
Straker. The Literature, Society, and the Environment Minor
Humanitarian Studies Minor and ASI
(LSE) is designed for students with a passion for literature,
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. The Humanitar-
and an interest in exploring relationships between literary tra-
ian Studies (HS) Minor and ASI focus on the intersection of
ditions and the broader social and environmental processes
science, technology, and engineering in humanitarian proj-
that have helped inspire and shape them. The minor's inter-
ects. Scientific, technological, and engineering oriented hu-
disciplinary emphasis creates unique opportunities for stu-
manitarian projects are intended to help marginalized
dents to forge connections between literary studies and
communities meet basic human needs (such as water, food,
diverse fields of inquiry, spanning the humanities and quali-
and shelter) when these are missing or inadequate. LAIS 320
tative and quantitative sciences. In the process of acquiring
Ethics is required. Other HS courses are offered through
the minor, students will develop forms of intellectual creativ-
LAIS along with selected technical electives by other aca-
ity and sensitivity to social and environmental dynamics in-
demic units across campus. Students may also wish to inves-
creasingly expected of twenty-first century scientists and
tigate the 28-credit minor in Humanitarian Engineering
engineers.
offered in cooperation with the Division of Engineering.
International Political Economy Minor and ASI
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
Program Advisor: Prof. James Jesudason. This minor is
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declar-
ideal for students anticipating careers in the earth resources
ing an Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose
industries. The International Political Economy (IPE) Pro-
18 restricted elective hours in LAIS in accordance with a
gram at CSM was the first such program in the U.S. designed
coherent rationale reflecting some explicit focus that the stu-
with the engineering and applied science student in mind,
dent wishes to pursue. A student desiring this minor must de-
and remains one of the very few international engineering
sign it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
programs with this focus. International Political Economy is
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses, eg.,
the study of the interplay among politics, the economy, and
pre-law or pre-med courses.
culture. In today’s global economy, international engineering
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 IPE minor is also a gateway to the Grad-
the music recording industry, including sound and video
uate Program in International Political Economy.
recording, sound effects and software design.
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public
Affairs
Program Director: Prof. Kenneth Osgood. As of Fall 2011,
the curriculum of the McBride Honors Program in Public Af-
fairs has been modified for all incoming students. Continuing
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students will follow their existing curriculum. The new Pro-
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
gram offers a 21-semester-hour honors minor consisting of
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
seminars, courses, and off-campus activities that has the pri-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
mary goal of providing a select number of students the op-
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
portunity to cross the boundaries of their technical expertise
under different titles.
into the ethical, cultural, socio-political, and environmental
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
dimensions of science and technology. Students will gain the
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
knowledge, skills, and values to anticipate, analyze, and eval-
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
uate the social, cultural, ethical, and environmental implica-
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
tions of their future professional judgments and activities,
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
and as responsible citizens in global, national, and local con-
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
texts. Themes, approaches and perspectives from the human-
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
ities and the social sciences are integrated with science and
engineering perspectives to develop in students habits of
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY A general
thought necessary for a comprehensive understanding of so-
introduction to philosophy that explores historical and ana-
cietal and cultural issues that enhance critical thinking, social
lytic traditions. Historical exploration may compare and con-
responsibility, and enlightened leadership. Please see the
trast ancient and modern, rationalist and empiricist, European
McBride Honors Program entry in the Bulletin or their web-
and Asian approaches to philosophy. Analytic exploration
site for further information.
may consider such basic problems as the distinction between
illusion and reality, the one and the many, the structure of
Description of Courses
knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (NHV) Na-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
ture and Human Values will focus on diverse views and criti-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
cal questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS A selective
linking the quality of human life and Nature, and their inter-
examination of world religions in terms of their historical de-
dependence. The course will examine various disciplinary
velopments, popular expressions, central teachings, institu-
and interdisciplinary approaches regarding two major ques-
tional forms, and practical implications, especially with
tions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality of human life
relation to science and technology. Religions to be consid-
and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
ered include: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity,
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature?
Confucianism, Taoism and Islam. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
These issues will examine cases and examples taken from
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture;
across time and cultures. Themes will include but are not
3 semester hours.
limited to population, natural resources, stewardship of the
LAIS286. INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND
Earth, and the future of human society. This is a writing-in-
POLITICS Introduction to Government and Politics is a be-
tensive course that will provide instruction and practice in
ginning-level course intended to familiarize students with the
expository writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of
study of politics across societies. The method is comparative
the Humanities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/semi-
in that it approaches the task of studying the world's different
nar; 4 semester hours.
political systems by contrasting and comparing them along
LAIS101. SHORT FORM NATURE AND HUMAN VAL-
different dimensions, and by seeking generalizations about
UES For transfer students with a minimum of six strong
them. The class focuses on cases, topics, and methodologies
composition and related transfer credits, this course will,
in American and comparative politics. No background in po-
with LAIS undergraduate advisory permission, complete
litical science is required or expected. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
the LAIS100 Nature and Human and Value requirement. Pre-
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
requisite: two transfer college composition courses. 2 hours
mester hours.
lecture/discussion; 2 semester hours.
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
LAIS115. ART STUDIO This is a hands-on art lab with an
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
interdisciplinary, experimental and multi-cultural focus. Stu-
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Pre-
dents are exposed to a number of media in order to learn how
requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
each medium is used, and will produce art works that are
Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
two-dimensional and three-dimensional, such as drawings,
under different topics.
paintings and sculpture. No prerequisites. 2 hours/studio,
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
2 semester hours.
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.
LAIS309. LITERATURE AND SOCIETY Before the emer-
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
gence of sociology as a distinct field of study, literary artists
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
had long been investigating the seemingly infinite complex-
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
ity of human societies, seeking to comprehend the forces
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION Students will
shaping collective identities, socio-cultural transformations,
write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
technological innovations, and political conflicts. Designed
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will
to enrich recognition and understanding of the complex inter-
be the production of a short story. The final will consist of a
play of artistic creativity and social inquiry over time, this
completed, revised short story. The best of these works may
course compares influential literary and social-scientific re-
be printed in a future collection. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Pre-
sponses to the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and
requisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
other dynamic junctures integral to the forging of "moder-
ter hours.
nity" and the volatile world we inhabit today. Prerequisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I This course
lecture; 3 semester hours.
focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft,
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE This
and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the
course will introduce students to some of the major figures
class reads, discusses, and models some of the great Ameri-
and generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and
can poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, en-
British literature. Reading, discussion, and writing will focus
courage the writing of literary poetry, and stimulate the
on fiction, poetry, drama, and critical essays representing
development of the student’s craft. The purpose of the course
British, French, Germanic, Italian, Czech, and Russian cul-
is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
tural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster understand-
society, while students “try on” various styles and contexts in
ing of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and
order to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
aesthetic movements and debates that have shaped modern
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3
European society and culture. Thematic concerns will in-
semester hours.
clude the French Enlightenment and its legacies, imperialism
within and beyond Europe, comparative totalitarianisms, the
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL
rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism, and mod-
PERIOD TO THE PRESENT This course offers an overview
ernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
of American literature from the colonial period to the present.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
The texts of the class provide a context for examining the tra-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
ditions that shape the American nation as a physical, cultural
and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the rela-
LAIS311. BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MOD-
tionships between community, landscape, history, and lan-
ERN This course surveys British literature from the Middle
guage in the American imagination. We will concentrate
Ages to early modernists in light of major developments in
specifically on conceptions of the nation and national identity
scientific thought. It considers topics such as medieval medi-
in relation to race, gender, and class difference. Authors may
cine and astrology in The Canterbury Tales, reflections of
include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne, Douglass,
Copernicus' new astronomy in Shakespearean tragedy and
Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko,
John Donne's poetry, the tumultuous career of Newtonian
and Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequi-
physics across the Enlightenment and Romanticism, the
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
struggle with Darwinian evolution in Victorian literature, and
early 20th century reactions to anthropology and psycho-
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERA-
analysis. Pre-requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
TURE This course examines major figures and themes in the
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
modern literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin Amer-
ica. Reading, discussion and writing will focus on fiction and
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
poetry representing Francophone, Arabic, and Hispanophone
WORLD An introduction to music of the Western world
traditions within these world regions. Engaging these texts
from its beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophi-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
cal, political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cul-
mester hours.
tural practices in diverse colonial territories and nation-states.
LAIS320/BELS320. ETHICS A general introduction to
Thematic and stylistic concerns will include imperialism, na-
ethics that explores its analytic and historical traditions. Ref-
tionalism, existentialism, Orientalism, negritude, and social
erence will commonly be made to one or more significant
and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augus-
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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LAIS322. LOGIC A general introduction to logic that ex-
oped North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
plores its analytic and historical traditions. Coverage will
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
commonly consider informal and formal fallacies, syllogistic
lecture; 3 semester hours.
logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logi-
AFRICA A broad survey of the interrelationships between
cal theorists as Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead,
the state and market in Africa as seen through an examination
Quine, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Co-requisite:
of critical contem porary and historical issues that shape
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be given
LAIS323. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE COMMUNICA-
to the dynamics between the developed North and the devel-
TION (I) This course will explore the relationship between
oping South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
science and the public through an examination of science
site: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
writing and communication on current events. Students will
LAIS344. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS This course
study various forms of science communication, including es-
surveys major topics and theories of international relations.
says, blogs, news segments, media clips, and radio programs
Students will evaluate diverse perspectives and examine a
in order to understand the ways in which science is commu-
variety of topics including war and peace, economic global-
nicated beyond the lab or university and into the public con-
ization, human rights and international law, international en-
sciousness. Science writing often explores the human
vironmental issues, and the role of the US as the current
condition, reflects on hopes and worries about technology,
superpower. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or co-req-
and informs our collective knowledge about the world. Stu-
uisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dents will discuss the implications of this kind of communi-
cation, analyze breakdowns in communication through case
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY In-
studies, and write for peer and popular audiences, including
ternational Political Economy is a study of contentious and
turning a lab report into a short feature article and writing a
harmonious relationships between the state and the market on
science essay. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Co-requisite:
the nation-state level, between individual states and their
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
markets on the regional level, and between region-states and
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
social behavior and cultural devel opment of humans. Prereq-
mester hours.
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. History of War looks at war
primarily as a significant human activity in the history of the
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
Western World since the times of Greece and Rome to the
LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelationship
present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
military and political leaders as well as on noted historians
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
and theoreticians. The course is primarily a lecture course
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
with possible group and individual presentations as class size
ships between the developed North and the developing
permits. Tests will be both objective and essay types. Prereq-
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. An introduction to the
ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between the
social history of science, exploring significant people, theo-
state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
ries, and social practices in science, with special attention to
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology,
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
and biology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
site SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ships between the developed North and the developing
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY A survey of the
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
played in the political and social history of countries around
THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
the world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
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-
neering problem solving from different cultural, political,
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and historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison
LAIS406. THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND REMEM-
and contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th
BRANCE In "The Literature of War and Remembrance," stu-
century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union and pres-
dents survey poetry, prose, and film ranging from classicial
ent-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
to contemporary war literature. The course considers literary
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
depictions of the individual and society in war and its after-
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
math. Critical reading and writing skills are demonstrated in
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
creative presentations and analytical essays. Students will in-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
vestigate war literature and commemorative art inspired by
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
recent world conflicts, and place a contemporary work into
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
the thematic structure of the course. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
under different topics.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3
semester hours.
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
LAIS407 SCIENCE IN LITERATURE Science fiction often
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker side of
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
humanity's desires in order to find a better understanding of
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
who we are and what we hope to become. This class exam-
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semes-
ines scientific and social progress as it is imagined by some
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
of the greatest authors of the genre. We will examine the cur-
rent events that may have influenced the writing and position
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II This course
our lens to the scientific and technological breakthroughs, as
is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in develop-
well as the social, cultural, and political state of the world at
ing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and
the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic sci-
writing poetry. Students will learn many different poetic
ence fiction from the late 1800's to the present which may in-
forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic
clude: Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack
preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
Williamson, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester,
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exer-
Philip Jose Farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ray Bradbury,
cises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of
Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K.
literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student’s
LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others. Prerequisite:
craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and its place in a multicultural society, while students “try
seminar; 3 semester hours.
on” various styles and contexts in order to develop their own
voice. Prerequisites: LAIS100 and LAIS301. Prerequisite or
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES Using texts by published authors
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and members of the class, we will explore the pleasures and
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. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3
derserved populations, particularly via funding proposals
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar;
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA Shakespeare, the
3 semester hours.
most well known writer in English and perhaps the world,
deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it
LAIS404 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 co-requisite:
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
pressures placed on them as artists and activists. Prerequisite:
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CEN-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite SYGN200. 3 hours
TURY LITERATURE This course introduces students to
seminar; 3 semester hours.
texts and cultural productions of the 20th Century literature.
We will examine a diverse collection of materials, including
novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
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sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity,
aged to discuss and write about these forms using critical
language all come under the careful scrutiny of the authors
film language. Students will have an opportunity to work on
we will discuss in this course, which may include Conrad,
their own film projects and to conduct research into the rela-
Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes, Camus, Borges, and
tionship between films and their historical, cultural, and ideo-
Marquez, among others. We will also screen films that com-
logical origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
ment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
modern technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION The novel, national-
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ism, and the modern nation-state share the same eighteenth-
LAIS411. LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD
and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
This course examines wide-ranging writers' depictions of
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics
collective transformations and conflicts integral to the mak-
have, however, always been volatile. These tensions have as-
ing and remaking of African and Afro-diasporic communities
sumed particularly dramatic expressive and political forms in
worldwide. Fiction, poetry, and essays representing diverse
Latin America and postcolonial South Asia and Africa. This
linguistic, aesthetic, and philosophical traditions will consti-
course examines the inspirations, stakes, and ramifications of
tute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic expres-
celebrated novelists' explorations of the conflicted and frag-
sive values, these texts illuminate religious and popular
mentary character their own and/or neighboring nation-
cultural practices important to social groups throughout
states. Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts
much of sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America,
illuminate distinctive religious, ritual, and popular cultural
and the United States. Primary socio-historical themes may
practices that have shaped collective imaginings of the na-
include the slave trade, plantation cultures, generational con-
tion, as well as oscillations in nationalist sentiment across
sciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, urbanization, and col-
specific regions and historical junctures. Studies in relevant
lective violence. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or
visual media -films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further
co-requisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
our comparative inquiry into the relationships between artis-
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT This
tic narrative and critical perspectives on "the nation." Along-
reading and writing intensive course investigates the human
side the focal literary and visual texts, the course will address
connection to the environment in a broad range of literary
major historians' and social theorists' accounts of the origins,
materials. Discussions focus on the role of place - of land-
spread, and varied careers of nationalist thought and practice
scape as physical, cultural, moral, historical space - and on
across our modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequi-
the relationship between landscape and community, history,
site or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
and language in the environmental imagination. Readings in-
hours.
clude texts that celebrate the natural world, those that indict
LAIS419. MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT This course
the careless use of land and resources, and those that predict
explores the ways that messages about the environment and
and depict the consequences of that carelessness. Addition-
environmentalism are communicated in the mass media, fine
ally, we investigate philosophical, legal, and policy frame-
arts, and popular culture. The course will introduce students
works that shape approaches to environmental issues.
to key readings in environmental communication, media
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requesite
studies, and cultural studies in order to understand the many
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ways in which the images, messages, and politics of environ-
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES This introduction to
mentalism and the natural world are constructed. Students
mass media studies is designed to help students become more
will analyze their role as science communicators and will
active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily those
participate in the creation of communication projects related
that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound
to environmental research on campus or beyond. Prerequi-
recordings (music), and motions pictures (film, documentary,
site: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite SYGN200.
etc.). Taking a broad rhetorical and sociological perspective,
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
the course examines a range of mass media topics and issues.
LAIS421 ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND
Students should complete this course with enhanced rhetori-
POLICY A critical examination of environmental ethics and
cal and sociological understandings of how media shapes in-
the philosophical theories on which they depend. Topics may
dividuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
include preservation/conservation, animal welfare, deep ecol-
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
ogy, the land ethic, eco-feminism, environmental justice, sus-
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
tainability, or non-western approaches. This class may also
LAIS416. FILM STUDIES This course introduces students
include analyses of select, contemporary environmental is-
to the basics of film history, form, and criticism. Students
sues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
will be exposed to a variety of film forms, including docu-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
mentary, narrative, and formalist films, and will be encour-
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LAIS423 ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION (II)
formulation as it relates to development goals. Prerequisite:
This course will examine historical and contemporary case
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
studies in which science communication (or miscommunica-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
tion) played key roles in shaping policy outcomes and/or
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This international po-
public perceptions. Examples of cases might include the re-
litical economy seminar deals with the historical develop-
cent controversies over hacked climate science emails, nu-
ment of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
clear power plant siting controversies, or discussions of
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World
ethics in classic environmental cases, such as the Dioxin pol-
War II, contemporary security issues that both divide and
lution case. Students will study, analyze, and write about sci-
unite the region; and globalization processes that encourage
ence communication and policy theories related to scientific
Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prerequisite:
uncertainty; the role of the scientist as communicator; and
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
media ethics. Students will also be exposed to a number of
seminar; 3 semester hours.
strategies for managing their encounters with the media, as
well as tools for assessing their communication responsibili-
LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT This interna-
ties and capacities. Prerequisite: LAIS100 or LAIS101, Co-
tional political economy seminar analyzes economic, politi-
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
cal and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction
of states, markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Busi-
development of the Middle East from agrarian to post-indus-
nesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon
trial societies; economic, political and cultural transforma-
which the well-being of society depends. As they create that
tions since World War II; contemporary security issues that
wealth, their actions impact society, which is composed of a
both divide and unite the region; and the effects of globaliza-
wide variety of stakeholders. In turn, society shapes the rules
tion processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
and expectations by which businesses must navigate their in-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
ternal and external environments. This interaction between
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course ex-
LAIS440. WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
plores the dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stake-
This course introduces students to theories of war and then
holder perspective using case studies, guest speakers and
discusses a select number of historical wars and contempo-
field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
rary ones. It also analyzes efforts at peace-making efforts
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
and why some fail and others succeed. The global conse-
quences of war and peace in the Middle East will be explored
LAIS431. RELIGION & SECURITY This course introduces
in terms of oil supply and of other geostrategic interests that
students to central topics in religion and society. It defines
America has in that region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequi-
civil society in 21st century contexts and connects this defi-
site or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
nition with leading debates about the relationship of religion
hours.
and security. It creates an understanding of diverse religious
traditions from the perspective of how they view security.
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities
of African development and the impediments that currently
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOP MENT A semi-
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural re-
nar designed to explore the political economy of current and
sources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and is-
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
sues in Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
the world today. Development is understood to be a nonlin-
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
ear, complex set of processes involving political, economic,
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
social, cultural, and environmental factors whose ultimate
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The role
the specific issues that confront African development today.
of both the state and the market in development processes
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
will be examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
realities dictate but will be drawn from such subjects as in-
equality of income distribution; the role of education and
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN
health care; region-markets; the impact of globalization, in-
AFRICA Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet
stitution-building, corporate-community-state interfaces, ne-
suffers civil wars and international conflicts based on access
oliberalism, privatization, democracy, and public policy
to resource revenues. The course examines the distinctive
history of Africa, the impact of the resource curse, misman-
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agement of government and corruption, and specific cases of
weaken as individuals developed more rational outlooks and
unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite
gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with the wan-
or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
ing of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, con-
hours.
flict based on cultural and "civilization" differences have
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION This international political
come to the fore in both developing and developed countries.
economy seminar is an historical and contemporary analysis
This course will examine ethnic conflict, broadly conceived,
of globalization processes examined through selected issues
in a variety of contexts. Case studies will include the civil
of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism between the
matic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-called
co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester hours.
war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutional-
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Critical
ized, political processes, such as the politics of affirmative
examination of interactions between development and the en-
action, as well as in non-institutionalized, extra-legal set-
vironment and the human dimensions of global change; so-
tings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and genocide. We will
cial, political, economic, and cultural responses to the
end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic conflict
management and preservation of natural resources and
and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
ecosystems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning and
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
implications of “Stewardship of the Earth” and “Sustainable
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Development.” Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS456. POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA This
seminar covers the major internal and international issues
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESS MENT This course
confronting the fifteen states that once comprised the Soviet
will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
Union. After an overview of the USSR and its collapse in
assessment in both country-specific and global environments.
1991, the course explores subsequent economic and security
It will also seek to design better ways of assessing and evalu-
dilemmas facing the "new" nations of Eurasia. Special atten-
ating risk factors for business and public diplomacy in the in-
tion will be paid to oil, natural gas, and other energy sectors
creasingly globalized context of economy and politics
in the region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-req-
wherein the role of the state is being challenged and rede-
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
fined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
SYGN200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level
LAIS457. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGE-
course and permission of instructor. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
MENT This course introduces students to central topics in
mester hours.
conflict management. It assesses the causes of contemporary
conflicts with an initial focus on weak states, armed insur-
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH
gencies, and ethnic conflict. It then examines a range of
SEMINAR This international political economy seminar
peace-building efforts, and strategies for reconstructing post-
must be taken concurrently with LAIS450, Political Risk As-
conflict states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
sessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the student with empiri-
requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
cal research methods and sources appropriate to conducting a
political risk assessment study, and to hone the students' ana-
LAIS459. INTERNATIONAL FIELD PRACTICUM For
lytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
students who go abroad for an on-site practicum involving
requisite: SYGN200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS450.
their technical field as practiced in another country and cul-
1 hour seminar; 1 semester hour.
ture; required course for students pursuing a certificate in In-
ternational Political Economy; all arrangements for this
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT This
course are to be supervised and approved by the advisor of
course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
the International Political Economy minor program. Prereq-
development. Readings are multi disciplinary and include
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
policy studies, economics, and political science. Students
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
will acquire an understanding of what constitutes corruption,
how it negatively affects development, and what they, as en-
LAIS460. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS This seminar exam-
gineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might do
ines geopolitical competition between great and aspiring
in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might
powers for influence, control over land and natural resources,
occur. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
critical geo-strategic trade routes, or even infrastructure.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Using empirical evidence from case studies, students develop
a deeper understanding of the interconnections between the
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPEC-
political, economic, social, cultural and geographic dimen-
TIVE Many scholars used to believe that with moderniza-
sions of foreign policies, as well as issues of war and peace.
tion, racial, religious, and cultural antagonisms would
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Prerequisite: LAIS 100 or LAIS101. Prerequisite or co-requi-
and independent research on specific environmental issues.
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 credit hours.
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVEL-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
OPING WORLD An investigation and assessment of engi-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
neering problem-solving in the developing world using
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY Seminar on
historical and cultural cases. Countries to be included range
water policies and the political and governmental processes
across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
and policy in general. Group discussion and independent re-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
search on specific politics and policy issues. Primary but not
LAIS477. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COM-
exclusive focus on the U.S. Pre requisite: LAIS100. Prerequi-
MUNITY DEVELOPMENT. This course is an introduction
site or co-requi site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
to the relationship between engineering and sustainable com-
hours.
munity development (SCD) from historical, political, ethical,
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY A
cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will study and
general introduction to research and practice concerning poli-
analyze different dimensions of sustainability, community,
cies and practices relevant to the development and manage-
and "helping," and the role that engineering might play in
ment of nuclear power. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite
them. Also students will critically explore strengths and limi-
or co-requisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
tations of dominant methods in engineering problem solving
hours.
and design for working in SCD. Through case-studies, stu-
LAIS/ENGY490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY (I,II) An inter-
dents will learn to analyze and evaluate projects in SCD and
disciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum of ap-
develop criteria for their evaluation. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
proaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation
Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN 200. 3 hours seminar;
of energy production and use, including those typical of di-
3 semester hours.
verse private and public (national and international) corpora-
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS This
tions, organizations, states, and agencies. Aspects of global
course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitu-
energy policy that may be considered include the historical,
tion with special attention devoted to the first ten Amend-
social, cultural, economic, ethical, political, and environmen-
ments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
tal aspects of energy together with comparative methodolo-
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
gies and assessments of diverse forms of energy development
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. How-
as these affect particular communities and societies. Prereq-
ever, as the historical and political context of constitutional
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
areas will also be covered. Significant current developments
LAIS497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
in constitutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The
first part of the course deals with Articles I through III of the
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot course or special topics
Constitution, which specify the division of national govern-
course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s)
mental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Vari-
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of
able credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
the American governmental system, in which governmental
under different titles.
authority is apportioned between the national government
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual research or
and the state governments, will be studied. The second part
special problem projects supervised by a faculty member.
of the course examines the individual rights specifically pro-
Primarily for students who have completed their Humanities
tected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally the
and Social Science requirements. Instructor consent required.
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amend-
Prerequisite: “Independent Study” form must be completed
ments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
and submitted to the Registrar. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
requisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. Variable credit: 1 to 6
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY An
semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
examination of current issues relating to science and technol-
Systems (SYGN)
ogy policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other
SYGN 200. HUMAN SYSTEMS A core undergraduate
countries. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
course that helps students at an applied science and engineer-
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ing university understand the structure of the world in which
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
they will be working and their roles in that world. This social
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and gov-
science course uses readings and lecture to explore historical,
ernmental processes that produce them. Group discussion
scientific, technological, sociological, political, and eco-
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nomic changes in the world and their culmination in contem-
LIFL 198, 298, 398, and 498. SPECIAL TOPICS Pilot
porary globalization. Students are encouraged to consider a
course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
conceptual map that should allow them to think critically
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is
about the world in which they live and the events that shaped
offered only once. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
that world.
peatable for credit under different topics.
Foreign Languages (LIFL)
LIFL 199, 299, 399, and 499. INDEPENDENT STUDY In-
Three foreign languages are taught through the LAIS Divi-
dividual research or special problem projects supervised by a
sion. Students interested in a particular language should
faculty member. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite:
check with the LAIS Division Office to determine when
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
these languages might be scheduled. In order to gain basic
to the Registrar. Variable credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Re-
proficiency from their foreign language study, students are
peatable for credit.
encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever
Music (LIMU)
language(s) they elect to take. If there is sufficient demand,
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities &
the Division can provide third- and fourth-semester courses
Social Sciences General Education restricted elective re-
in a given foreign language. No student is permitted to take
quirement but may be taken for Free Elective credit. A
a foreign language that is either his/her native language
maximum of 3 semester hours of concert band, chorus,
or second language.
physical education, athletics or other activity credit com-
Description of Courses
bined may be used toward free elective credit in a degree
LIFL113. SPANISH I Fundamentals of spoken and written
granting program.
Spanish with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
LIMU101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402. BAND Study,
sions of daily conversation, and Spanish American culture. 3
rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
semester hours.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation,
LIFL123. SPANISH II Continuation of Spanish I with an
embouchure, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour.
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
Not repeatable using same course number. See rules limiting
study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American cul-
the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
ture. 3 semester hours.
LIMU111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412. CHORUS
LIFL213. SPANISH 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 Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
sis on principles of diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and
LIFL114. ARABIC I Fundamentals of spoken and written
ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable
Arabic with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
using same course number. See rules limiting the number of
sions of daily conversation, and culture of Arabic-speaking
hours applicable to a degree above.
societies. 3 semester hours.
LIMU340. MUSIC THEORY The course begins with the
LIFL124. ARABIC II Continuation of Arabic I with an em-
fundamentals of music theory and moves into their more
phasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
complex applications. Music of the common practice period
study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic speak-
is considered. Aural and visual recognition of harmonic
ing societies. 3 semester hours.
materials covered is emphasized. Prerequisite: LAIS315 or
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LIFL214. ARABIC III Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tional skills and a continuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
(See also LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE
and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
WESTERN WORLD in preceding list of LAIS courses.)
LIFL115. GERMAN I Fundamentals of spoken and written
LIMU341. BASIC MUSIC OMPOSITION AND ARRANG-
German with an emphasis on vocabulary, idiomatic expres-
ING This course begins with the fundamentals of music
sions of daily conversation, and German culture. 3 semester
composition and works towards basic vocal and instrumental
hours.
arrangement skills. Upon completion of this course the stu-
dent should: 1) demonstrate basic knowledge of (music_
LIFL125. GERMAN II Continuation of German I with an
compositional techniques; 2) demonstrate primary concepts
emphasis on acquiring conversational skills as well as further
of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement; 3) demon-
study of grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3
strate an ability to use notational software and Midi station
semester hours.
hardware. Prerequisite; LIMU 340 or permission of instruc-
LIFL215. GERMAN III  Emphasis on furthering conversa-
tor. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
tional skills and a con tinuing study of grammar, vocabulary,
and German culture. 3 semester hours.
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LIMU350. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY An introduction to the
Mathematical and
physics of music and sound. The history of music technology
from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of instruments
Computer Sciences
and studio. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
TRACY CAMP, Professor and Interim Department Head
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL The Jazz
BERNARD BIALECKI, Professor
Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to participate
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz
WILLY HEREMAN, Professor
music is a unique American art form. The big band jazz for-
PAUL A. MARTIN, Professor
mat is an exciting way for students to experience the power,
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
grace and beauty of this art form and music in general. The
BARBARA M. MOSKAL, Professor
class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
QI HAN, Associate Professor
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
LUIS TENORIO, Associate Professor
CORY AHRENS, Assistant Professor
to a degree above.
ZIZHONG (JEFFREY) CHEN, Assistant Professor
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING The
JON M. COLLIS, Assistant Professor
Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to partic-
AMANDA HERING, Assistant Professor
ipate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz
IRENE POLYCARPOU, Assistant Professor
music is a unique American art form. The big band jazz for-
ANDRZEJ SZYMCZAK, Assistant Professor
mat is an exciting way for students to experience the power,
G. GUSTAVE GREIVEL, Teaching Professor
CYNDI RADER, Teaching Professor
grace and beauty of this art form and music in general. The
TERRY BRIDGMAN, Teaching Associate Professor
class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals and one or
HOLLY EKLUND, Teaching Associate Professor
more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
KEITH HELLMAN, Teaching Associate Professor
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
JENNIFER STRONG, Teaching Associate Professor
to a degree above.
SCOTT STRONG, Teaching Associate Professor
LIMU423. JAZZ LAB The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity
ROMAN TANKELEVICH, Teaching Associate Professor
for students to participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz
WILLIAM R. ASTLE, Professor Emeritus
NORMAN BLEISTEIN, Professor Emeritus
combo format. Jazz music is a unique American art form.
ARDEL J. BOES, Professor Emeritus
The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students to ex-
AUSTIN R. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
perience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
great American music form. The class will consist of regular
RAYMOND R. GUTZMAN, Professor Emeritus
weekly rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s).
FRANK G. HAGIN, Professor Emeritus
1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting
DONALD C.B. MARSH, Professor Emeritus
the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
STEVEN PRUESS, Professor Emeritus
ROBERT E. D. WOOLSEY, Professor Emeritus
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE
BARBARA B. BATH, Associate Professor Emerita
Project-based course designed to develop practical techno-
RUTH MAURER, Associate Professor Emerita
logical and communication skills for direct application to the
ROBERT G. UNDERWOOD, Associate Professor Emeritus
music recording. Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Program Description
The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department
(MCS) offers an undergraduate degree in which the student
may select a program in the mathematical and computer sci-
ences. There are three tracks: (i) the Computational and Ap-
plied Mathematics (CAM) option, (ii) the Statistics option,
and (iii) the Computer Science option. Each track offers a
unique opportunity to study mathematical and computer sci-
ences in an engineering environment. All three tracks empha-
size technical competence, problem solving, teamwork,
projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal, written, and
graphical skills.
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The department provides the teaching skills and technical
Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve prob-
expertise to develop mathematical and computer sciences
lems in mathematics/computer science, and
capa bilities for all Colorado School of Mines students. In
Creating efficient algorithms and well-structured com-
addi tion, MCS programs support targeted undergraduate
puter programs.
majors in mathematical and computer sciences and also grad-
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowl-
uate degree programs relevant to mathematical and computer
edge within mathematics/computer science by:
sciences aspects of the CSM mission.
Extending course material to solve original problems,
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development
of practical applications techniques to enhance the overall
Applying knowledge of mathematics/computer science
attractiveness of mathematical and computer sciences ma-
to the solution of problems,
jors to a wide range of employers in industry. More
Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics/com-
specifically, we utilize a summer session program in Com-
puter science problems, and
puter Science and the senior capstone experiences in
Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Statistics to
engage high-level undergraduate students in problems of
Students will demonstrate an understanding and apprecia-
practical applicability for potential employers. These
tion for the relationship of mathematics/computer science to
courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or re-
other fields by:
search environment. The close collaboration with potential
Applying mathematics/computer science to solve prob-
employers or professors improves communication be-
lems in other fields,
tween our students and the private sector as well as with
Working in cooperative multi-disciplinary teams, and
sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in
Mathematical and Computer Sciences majors can use their
other disciplines.
free electives to take additional courses of special interest to
them. This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate math-
students for a wide variety of careers.
ematics/computer science effectively by:
Any program of this type requires emphasis in study areas
Giving oral presentations,
which utilize the special skills of the Department. These areas
Completing written explanations,
are:
Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
Computational and Applied Mathematics: Classical scat-
Creating well documented programs, and
tering theory, dynamical systems, nonlinear partial differ-
ential equations, numerical analysis, symbolic computing,
Understanding and interpreting written material in
and mathematics education.
mathematics/computer science.
Applied Computer Sciences: Artificial intelligence, ad-hoc
Curriculum
networks, applied algorithms, high performance and fault-
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to
tolerant computing, parallel and distributed systems, com-
problems students are likely to see in other fields. This sup-
puter graphics, visualization, middleware, and educational
ports the curricula in other programs where mathematics is
technologies and human-computer interaction.
important, and assists students who are underprepared in
mathe matics. Priorities in the mathematics curriculum include:
Statistics: Stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo methods, bio-
statistics, statistical methods in cosmology, and inverse
applied problems in the mathematics courses and
problems.
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
engineering courses.
Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics and com-
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
puter sciences continues through the upper division courses.
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a spiraling
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the Mathematical and Com-
mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen
puter Sciences Program at CSM has established the follow-
the students’ understanding. The applications, team work,
ing program educational objectives:
assess ment, and communications emphasis directly address
ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The curriculum
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within
offers the following three study options:
mathematics/computer science by:
Designing and implementing solutions to practical prob-
lems in science and engineering,
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Degree Requirements (Mathematical and
Senior Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
Computer Sciences)
MATH455 - Partial Differential Eq.
3.0
3.0
Computational and Applied Mathematics Option
MATH433 - Mathematical Biology
3.0
3.0
MATH441 - Computer Graphics
3.0
3.0
Freshman Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective III
3.0
3.0
CHGN121 - Principles of Chemistry I
3.0
3.0
4.0
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH111 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. I
4.0
4.0
Total
15.0
CSCI101 - Intro to Computer Science
3.0
3.0
LAIS100 - Nature & Human Values
4.0
4.0
Senior Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
CSM101 - Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
MATH440 - Parallel Sci. Computing
3.0
3.0
PAGN101 - Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
MATH484 - Math. Modeling (Capstone)
3.0
3.0
Total
16.0
MATH - Mathematics Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH - Mathematics Elective
3.0
3.0
Freshman Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
DSCI - Distributed Sci. Elective
4.0*
Total
15.0
MATH112 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. II
4.0
4.0
EPIC151 - Design I
3.0
3.0
Degree Total:
130.5
PHGN100 - Physics I
3.0
3.0
4.5
PAGN102 - Physical Education II
0.5
0.5
* Students may choose from the remainder of the Distributed Sci-
Total
16.0
ence (SYGN101 (4 Cr. Hr.), BELS101 (4 Cr. Hr.), CHGN122 (4
Cr. Hr.)) course list for this course.
Sophomore Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
** Students should take EBGN201 with one of these courses and
MATH213 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. III
4.0
4.0
SYGN200 with the other.
CSCI261 - Programming Concepts
3.0
3.0
PHGN200 - Physics II
3.0
3.0
4.5
Statistics Option
EBGN201 - Principles of Economics
3.0
3.0**
Freshman Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
PAGN2xx - Physical Education III
0.5
0.5
CHGN121 - Principles of Chemistry I
3.0
3.0
4.0
Total
15.0
MATH111 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. I
4.0
4.0
CSCI101 - Intro to Computer Science
3.0
3.0
Sophomore Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
LAIS100 - Nature & Human Values
4.0
4.0
CSCI262 - Data Structures
3.0
3.0
CSM101 - Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
MATH225 - Differential Equations
3.0
3.0
PAGN101 - Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
MATH342 - Honors Linear Algebra
3.0
3.0
Total
16.0
SYGN200 - Human Systems
3.0
3.0**
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Freshman Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
PAGN2xx - Physical Education II
0.5
0.5
DSCI - Distributed Sci. Elective
4.0*
Total
15.5
MATH112 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. II
4.0
4.0
EPIC151 - Design I
3.0
3.0
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
PHGN100 - Physics I
3.0
3.0
4.5
MACS300 - Foundations of Adv. Math.
4.0
4.0
PAGN102 - Physical Education II
0.5
0.5
Total
16.0
Junior Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
MATH401 - Introduction to Analysis
3.0
3.0
Sophomore Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
MATH334 - Introduction to Probability
3.0
3.0
MATH213 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. III
4.0
4.0
CSCI/MATH407 - Intro. to Sci. Computing
3.0
3.0
CSCI261 - Programming Concepts
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective I
3.0
3.0
PHGN200 - Physics II
3.0
3.0
4.5
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EBGN201 - Principles of Economics
3.0
3.0**
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PAGN2xx - Physical Education III
0.5
0.5
Total
18.0
Total
15.0
Junior Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
Sophomore Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
MATH458 - Abstract Algebra
3.0
3.0
CSCI262 - Data Structures
3.0
3.0
MATH454 - Complex Analysis
3.0
3.0
MATH225 - Differential Equations
3.0
3.0
MATH - Mathematics Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH342 - Honors Linear Algebra
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective II
3.0
3.0
SYGN200 - Human Systems
3.0
3.0**
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
1.0
1.0
PAGN2xx - Physical Education II
0.5
0.5
Total
16.0
Total
15.5
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lec.
lab. sem.hrs
Freshman Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
MACS300 - Foundations of Adv. Math.
4.0
4.0
DSCI - Distributed Sci. Elective
4.0*
MATH112 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. II
4.0
4.0
Junior Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
EPIC151 - Design I
3.0
3.0
MATH401 - Introduction to Analysis
3.0
3.0
PHGN100 - Physics I
4.5
4.5
MATH334 - Introduction to Probability
3.0
3.0
PAGN102 - Physical Education II
0.5
0.5
CSCI/MATH407 - Intro. to Sci. Computing
3.0
3.0
Total
16.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective I
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Sophomore Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH213 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. III
4.0
4.0
Total
18.0
CSCI261 - Programming Concepts
3.0
3.0
PHGN200 - Physics II
4.5
4.5
Junior Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
EBGN201 - Principles of Economics
3.0
3.0**
MATH458 - Abstract Algebra
3.0
3.0
PAGN2xx - Physical Education III
0.5
0.5
MATH335 - Intro to Math Statistics
3.0
3.0
Total
15.0
MATH - Mathematics Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective II
3.0
3.0
Sophomore Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CSCI262 - Data Structures
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
1.0
3.0
MATH225 - Differential Equations
3.0
3.0
Total
16.0
CSCI358 - Discrete Mathematics
3.0
3.0
CSCI341 - Computer Organization
3.0
3.0
Senior Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
SYGN200 - Human Systems
3.0
3.0**
MATH424 - Intro to Applied Statistics
3.0
3.0
PAGN2xx - Physical Education II
0.5
0.5
MATH438 - Stochastic Models
3.0
3.0
Total
15.5
MATH433 - Mathematical Biology
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective III
3.0
3.0
Junior Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CSCI306 - Software Engineering
3.0
3.0
Total
15.0
MATH323 - Prob. & Stat. for Engineers
3.0
3.0
MATH332 - Linear Algebra
3.0
3.0
Senior Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH436 - Adv. Statistical Modeling
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH482 - Stat. Practicum (Capstone)
3.0
3.0
Total
15.0
MATH - Mathematics Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH - Mathematics Elective
3.0
3.0
Junior Year - Spring
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CSCI406 - Algorithms
3.0
3.0
Total
15.0
CSCI410 – Elements of Computing Systems
3.0
3.0
CSCI - Computer Science Elective
3.0
3.0
Degree Total
130.5
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective I
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
* Students may choose from the remainder of the Distributed Sci-
FREE - Free Elective
1.0
1.0
ence (SYGN101 (4 Cr. Hr.), BELS101 (4 Cr. Hr.), CHGN122 (4
Total
16.0
Cr. Hr.)) course list for this course.
** Students should take EBGN201 with one of these courses and
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
SYGN200 with the other.
CSCI370 - Field Course
6.0
Computer Sciences Option
Senior Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
CSCI442 - Operating Systems
3.0
3.0
Freshman Year - Fall
lec.
lab. sem.hrs
CSCI - Computer Science Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN121 - Principles of Chemistry I
3.0
1.0
4.0
CSCI - Computer Science Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH111 - Calculus for Sci. & Eng. I
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective II
3.0
3.0
CSCI101 - Intro to Computer Science
3.0
3.0
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS100 - Nature & Human Values
4.0
4.0
Total
15.0
CSM101 - Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
0.5
PAGN101 - Physical Education I
0.5
0.5
Total
16.0
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lec.
lab. sem.hrs
For a Minor in Statistics, the student should take the fol-
CSCI400 - Princ. Of Programming Lang.
3.0
3.0
lowing:
CSCI - Computer Science Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN - H&SS Cluster Elective III
3.0
3.0
MATH323– Probability & Statistics for Engineers
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH334 – Intro. to Probability
FREE - Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH335 – Intro. to Mathematical Statistics
Total
15.0
MATH424 – Intro. to Applied Statistics
6 credit hours of Statistics courses (2 courses) from the
Degree Total:
129.5
Statistics Courses list below.
* Students may choose from the remainder of the Distributed Sci-
Statistics Courses:
ence (SYGN101 (4 Cr. Hr.), BELS101 (4 Cr. Hr.), CHGN122 (4
MATH332 or MATH342 – Linear Algebra
Cr. Hr.)) course list for this course.
MATH436 – Advanced Statistical Modeling
** Students should take EBGN201 with one of these courses and
MATH437 – Multivariate Analysis
SYGN200 with the other.
MATH438 – Stochastic Models
Minor/ASI Mathematical and Computer Sciences
MATH482 – Statistics Practicum
Computational and Applied Math (CAM)
MATH498 – Special Topics in Statistics
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational
MATH5xx – Graduate Statistics Elective
and Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
Mathematical Sciences (could include a mixture of CAM
following:
and Statistics courses)
MATH225 or MATH235 – Differential Equations
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sci-
MATH332 or MATH342 – Linear Algebra
ences, the student should take the following:
MATH/CSCI407 – Intro. to Scientific Computing
MATH225 or MATH235 – Differential Equations
3 credit hours of CAM courses (1 course) from the CAM
9 credit hours of Mathematics courses (3 courses) from the
Courses List below.
Mathematical Sciences Courses List below, including one
For a Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student should
course at the 400‐level.
take the following:
For a Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student should
MATH225 or MATH235 – Differential Equations
take the following:
MATH332 or MATH342 – Linear Algebra
MATH225 or MATH235 – Differential Equations
MATH/CSCI407 – Intro. to Scientific Computing
15 credit hours of Mathematics courses (5 courses) from
9 credit hours of CAM courses (3 courses) from the CAM
the Mathematical Sciences
Courses List below.
Courses List below, including one course at the 400‐level.
CAM Courses:
Mathematical Sciences Courses:
MATH348 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics
MATH323– Probability & Statistics for Engineers
MATH401 – Intro. to Analysis
MATH332 or MATH342 – Linear Algebra
MATH/CSCI406 ‐ Algorithms
MATH334 – Intro. to Probability
MATH433 – Mathematical Biology
MATH335 – Intro. to Mathematical Statistics
MATH440 – Parallel Scientific Computing
MATH348 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics
MATH/CSCI441 – Computer Graphics
MATH358 – Discrete Mathematics
MATH454 – Complex Analysis
MATH401 – Intro. to Analysis
MATH455 – Partial Differential Equations
MATH/CSCI406
MATH484 – Mathematical & Computational Modeling
‐ Algorithms
MATH/CSCI407 – Intro. to Scientific Computing
MATH498 – Special Topics in CAM
MATH424 – Intro. to Applied Statistics
MATH5xx – Graduate CAM Electives
MATH433 – Mathematical Biology
Statistics:
MATH436 – Advanced Statistical Modeling
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the stu-
MATH437 – Multivariate Analysis
dent should take the following:
MATH438 – Stochastic Models
MATH440 – Parallel Scientific Computing
MATH323– Probability & Statistics for Engineers
MATH/CSCI441 – Computer Graphics
MATH334 – Intro. to Probability
MATH/CSCI444 – Advanced Computer Graphics
MATH335 – Intro. to Mathematical Statistics
MATH/CSCI447 – Scientific Visualization
MATH424 – Intro. to Applied Statistics
MATH454 – Complex Analysis
MATH455 – Partial Differential Equations
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MATH482 – Statistics Practicum
puter Science. Topics include conventional computer hard-
MATH484 – Mathematical & Computational Modeling
ware, data representation, the role of operating systems and
MATH498 – Special Topics
networks in modern computing, algorithm design, large data-
MATH5xx – Graduate Electives
bases, SQL, and security. A popular procedural programming
Computer Science
language will be learned by students and programming as-
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Sciences,
signments will explore ideas in algorithm runtimes, computer
the student should take:
simulation, computational techniques in optimization prob-
lems, client-server communications, encryption, and database
CSCI262
Data Structures
queries. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI306
Software Engineering
and either:
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
CSCI358
Discrete Mathematics & Algebraic Structures and
ENGINEERS I (I, II, S) First course in the calculus se-
CSCI406
Algorithms
quence, includ ing elements of plane geometry. Functions,
–or-
limits, continuity, derivatives and their application. Definite
CSCI341
Computer Organization and
and indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus. 4 hours
CSCI442
Operating Systems
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
For the Minor in Computer Sciences, the student should
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
take:
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
CSCI262
Data Structures
ENGINEERS II (I, II, S) Vectors, applications and tech-
CSCI306
Software Engineering
and either:
niques of integration, infinite series, and an introduction to
CSCI358
Discrete Math & Algebraic Structures and
multivariate functions and surfaces. Prerequisite: Grade of C
CSCI406
Algorithhms
or better in MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Ap-
-or-
proved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
CSCI341
Computer Organization
Equivalency for GT-MA1.
CSCI442
Operating Systems
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGI-
and:
CSCI4XX – 2 400-level Computer Science courses, which may not
NEERS II - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
be languages transferred from another university
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus exam or who
Combined BS/MS in Mathematical and Computer
have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another insti-
Sciences
tution (determined by a departmental review of course mate-
The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
rials). Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
and surfaces in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spheri-
program in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
cal coordinates, and applications of these topics. Prerequi-
that enables students to complete a Bachelor of Science and a
sites: Consent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
Master of Science simultaneously. The student takes an addi-
hour.
tional 30 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level, in
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
addition to the undergraduate requirements, and completes
ENGINEERS II HONORS (I) Same topics as those covered
both degrees at the same time. Interested students should
in MATH112 but with additional material and problems. Pre-
contact the department for further information.
requisite: Consent of Department. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
Description of Courses
hours.
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS
MATH/CSCI198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Pilot course
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essen-
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
tial to the background of an undergraduate student at CSM.
of instruc tor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered
This course serves as a preparatory course for the Calculus
only once. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Variable
curriculum and includes material from Algebra, Trigonome-
credit: 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under dif-
try, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics include
ferent titles.
basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
MATH/CSCI199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
variable, continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: Consent
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
of Instructor. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
CSCI101. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (I,
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
II, S) An introductory course to the building blocks of Com-
credit.
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environmental sciences. May not also receive credit for
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
MATH222. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
ENGINEERS III (I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus.
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS (II)
Pre requisite: Grade of C or better in MATH112 or
Same topics as those covered in MATH315 but with addi-
MATH122. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for
tional material and problems. Prerequisite: Consent of De-
Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
partment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lency for GT-MA1.
CSCI260. FORTRAN PROGRAMMING (I, II) Computer
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGI-
programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
NEERS III - SHORT FORM (I, II) This is a bridge course for
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem
entering freshmen and new transfer students to CSM who
analysis, debugging, program testing. Language skills: arith-
have taken an appropriate Calculus III course at another in-
metic, input/output, branching and looping, functions, arrays,
stitution (determined by a departmental review of course ma-
data types. Introduction to operating systems. Prerequisite:
terials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals
none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
with applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes'
Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: Con-
CSCI261. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS (I, II, S) Com-
sent of Department. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
puter programming in a contemporary language such as C++
or Java, using software engineering techniques. Problem solv-
MATH222. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL
ing, program design, documentation, debugging practices.
EQUATIONS FOR GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL EN-
Language skills: input/output, control, repetition, functions,
GINEERS (II). An introduction to differential equations
files, classes and abstract data types, arrays, and pointers.
with a special emphasis on problems in the earth related
Intro duction to operating systems and object-oriented pro-
fields. Topics include first and second order ordinary differ-
gramming. Application to problems in science and engineer-
ential equations, Laplace Transforms, and applications rele-
ing. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vant to the earth related fields. Prerequisites: MATH213 or
MATH223 or MATH224. Student must also be a declared
CSCI262. DATA STRUCTURES (I, II, S) Defining and
major in Geology and Geological Engineering. 2 hours lec-
using data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, bi-
ture; 2 semester hours.
nary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Lan-
Note: Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted
guage skills: abstract data types, templates and inheritance.
toward graduation. Any student who completes MATH222
Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and then changes majors out of Geology and Geological En-
gineering will be expected to complete MATH225 to meet
MATH/CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
graduation requirements. (In this case, MATH222 cannot be
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
counted toward graduation in any manner - even as a free
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
elective.)
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
MATH/CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
ENGINEERS III HONORS (II) Same topics as those cov-
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
ered in MATH213 but with additional material and problems.
faculty member; also, when a student and instructor agree on
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4 hours lec-
a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Inde-
ture;
pendent Study form must be completed and submitted to the
4 semester hours.
Registrar. Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
credit.
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND
ENGINEERS III HONORS(AP) (I) Early introduction of
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHE-
vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus. Vector fields,
MATICS (S) (WI) This course is an introduction to commu-
line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: Consent of Depart-
nication in mathematics as well computational tools for
ment.
mathematics. This writing intensive course provides a transi-
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
tion from the Calculus sequence to the upper-division mathe-
matics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I, II, S) Classi-
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and
cal techniques for first and higher order equations and sys-
writing proofs, mathematics software. Prerequisites:
tems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase plane and
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour
stability analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Appli-
seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
cations to physics, mechanics, electrical engineering, and
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system calls used to write programs in assembly language.
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (I, II) Introduction
This course provides insight into the way computers operate
to the software life cycle, including planning, design, imple-
at the machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261. 3 hours lecture;
mentation and testing. Topics include top down program de-
3 semester hours.
sign, problem decomposition, iterative refinement, program
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (II) Same topics
modularity and abstract data types. Course work emphasizes
as those covered in MATH332 but with additional material
good programming practices via models, metrics and docu-
and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation. Pre-
ments created and used throughout the software engineering
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lec-
process. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
MATH323. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with
ENGINEERS I (I, II, S) Elementary probability, propagation
applications to physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear
of error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval
algebra, with emphasis on sets of simultaneous equations.
esti mation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression with
This course cannot be used as a MATH elective by MCS ma-
empha sis on applications to science and engineering. Pre -
jors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture;
requisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (I, II) This
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA (I, II) Systems of linear
course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
equations, matrices, determinants and eigenvalues. Linear
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, re-
operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications selected from
cursion, analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; rela-
linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other fields.
tions, functions, and matrices; Boolean algebra and computer
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours
logic; trees, graphs, finite-state machines and regular lan-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
guages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY (I) An
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
introduction to the theory of probability essential for prob-
CSCI370. FIELD COURSE (S) (WI) This is the Computer
lems in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of
Science option’s capstone course where the students apply
probability, combinatorics, conditional probability and inde-
their course work knowledge to a challenging applied prob-
pendence, discrete and continuous probability density func-
lem in mathematics or computer science. In this course they
tions, expectation, jointly distributed random variables,
analyze, modify and solve a significant applied problem. The
Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers. Prerequisite:
students work in groups of three or four for a period of six
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture,
forty-hour weeks. By the end of the field session they must
3 semester hours.
have a finished product with appropriate supporting docu-
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STA-
ments. At a minimum CS students should have completed
TISTICS (II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essen-
coursework through CSCI306. Prerequisite: Consent of In-
tial for problems in science and engineering. Topics include
structor. 6-week summer session; 6 semester hours.
sampling distributions, methods of point estimation, methods
MATH/CSCI398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
of interval estimation, significance testing for population
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. 1 to 3 semester
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334. 3 hours lec-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ture, 3 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
MATH/CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S)
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
faculty member given agreement on a subject matter, con-
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in
tent, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
which specific educational objectives are achieved. Prerequi-
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable
site: Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative
Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
grade point average of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours.
Cooperative Education credit does not count toward gradua-
Senior Year
tion except under special conditions. Repeatable.
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING
LANGUAGES (I, II) Study of the principles relating to de-
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION (I, II) Covers the
sign, evaluation and implementation of programming lan-
basic concepts of computer architecture and organization.
guages of historical and technical interest, considered as
Topics include machine level instructions and operating
individual enti ties and with respect to their relationships to
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other languages. Topics discussed for each language include:
least-squares, zeros of nonlinear equations and systems by
history, design, structural organization, data structures, name
iterative methods, polynomial interpolation and cubic
structures, control structures, syntactic structures, and
splines, numerical integration by adaptive quadrature and
implementa tion of issues. The primary languages discussed
multivariate quadrature, numerical methods for initial value
are FORTRAN, PASCAL, LISP, ADA, C/C++, JAVA, PRO-
problems in ordinary differential equations. Emphasis is on
LOG, PERL.
problem solving using efficient numerical methods in scien-
Prerequisite: CSCI262 and CSCI306 or knowledge of JAVA.
tific computing. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
knowledge of computer programming. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
MATH401 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS (I) This
mester hours.
course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the con-
CSCI410. ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS (II)
text and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from
This comprehensive course will help students consolidate
power series to those less predictable series. The course is
their understanding of all fundamental computer science con-
taught from a historical perspective. It covers an introduction
cepts. Topics include symbolic communication, Boolean
to the real numbers, sequences and series and their conver-
logic, binary systems, logic gates, computer architecture, as-
gence, real-valued functions and their continuity and differ-
sembly language, assembler construction, virtual machines,
entiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise and
object-oriented programming languages, software engineer-
uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration the-
ing, compilers, language design, and operating systems.
ory. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and
Using a hardware simulator and a programming language of
MATH332 or MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
their choice, students construct an entire modern computer
CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT (I) Design and
from the ground up, resulting in an intimate understanding
evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems, in-
of how each component works. Prerequisites: CSCI261,
cluding defining and building a data base and producing the
CSCI341. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
necessary queries for access to the stored information. Gen-
MATH/CSCI411. INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT
eralized data base management systems, query languages,
SYSTEMS (II) General investigation of the field of expert
and data storage facilities. General organization of files in-
systems. The first part of the course is devoted to designing
cluding lists, inverted lists and trees. System security and
expert systems. The last half of the course is implementation
system recovery, and system definition. Interfacing host lan-
of the design and construction of demonstration prototypes of
guage to data base systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours
expert systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262, MATH/CSCI358.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (I) General inves-
CSCI422. USER INTERFACES (I) User Interface Design is
tigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. During the first
a course for programmers who want to learn how to create
part of the course a working knowledge of the LISP pro-
more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
gramming language is developed. Several methods used in
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, cri-
artificial intelligence such as search strategies, knowledge
tiquing existing software using criteria presented in the text-
representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are devel-
book, and researching and analyzing the capabilities of
oped and applied to problems. Learning is discussed and
various software development tools. Students will also learn
selected applications presented. Prerequisite: CSCI262,
a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
MATH358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including Goal-Directed Design, Cognitive Walkthrough,
MATH/CSCI406. ALGORITHMS (I, II) Divide-and-con-
Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lec-
quer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite number.
ture; 3 semester hours.
Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for op-
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
timality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of ex-
decisions in problem solution. Searches and traversals: deter-
periments, focusing on the construction of models and evalu-
mination of the vertex in the given data set that satisfies a
ation of their fit. Techniques covered will include stepwise
given property. Techniques of backtracking, branch-and-
and best subsets regression, variable transformations, and
bound techniques, techniques in lower bound theory. Prereq-
residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of
uisite: CSCI262, MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH323 or
MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH/CSCI407. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
MATH433/BELS433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
COMPUTING (I, II) Round-off error in floating point arith-
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
metic, condi tioning and stability, solution techniques (Gauss-
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
ian elimination, LU factorization, iterative methods) of linear
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
alge braic systems, curve and surface fitting by the method of
spread, pharmcokinetics and modeling of physiologic systems.
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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
MATH/CSCI444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS
neighbors.Prerequisites: MATH335 or MATH323. 3 hours
(I) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing
lecture; 3 semester hours.
on modern rendering and geometric modeling techniques.
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS (II) An introduction
Students will learn a variety of mathematical and algorithmic
to stochastic models applicable to problems in engineering,
techniques that can be used to develop high-quality computer
physical science, economics, and operations research. Markov
graphics software. In particular, the course will cover global
chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes,
illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition and
and topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Pre -
processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic ren-
requisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
dering. Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
exposure to graphics-related programming required. Prereq-
CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS
uisite: MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
AND ENGINEERS (II) This course is designed to introduce
the field of parallel computing to all scientists and engineers.
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING (II) Web Programming
The students will be taught how to solve scientific problems.
is a course for programmers who want to develop Web-based
They will be introduced to various software and hardware
applications. It covers basic web site design extended by
issues related to high performance computing. Prerequisite:
client-side and server-side programming. Students should
Programming experience in C++, consent of instructor.
know the elements of HTML and Web architecture and be
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
able to program in a high level language such as C++ or
Java. The course builds on this knowledge by presenting
MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING (I).
topics such as Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, PERL and
This course is designed to facilitate students' learning of par-
database connectivity that will allow the students to develop
allel programming techniques to efficiently simulate various
dynamic Web applications. Prerequisites: Fluency in a high
complex processes modeled by mathematical equations usin
level computer language/consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
multiple and multi-core processors. Emphasis will be placed
ture, 3 semester hours.
on implementation of various scientific computing algo-
rithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using MPI and
CSCI446. WEB APPLICATIONS (I) Web Applications is a
OpenMP. Prerequisite: CSCI/MATH407. 3 hours lecture;
course for programmers who want to learn how to create ef-
3 semester hours.
fective, dynamic web pages. At the completion of this
course, students should know Hypertext Markup Language
MATH/CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS (I) Data struc-
(HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript and
tures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Ajax, Ruby and Flash.
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing,
Additionally students should have considered a variety of is-
color plots, hidden surface and line, perspective drawings.
sues related to web site design, including but not limited to
Survey of graphics software and hardware systems. Prerequi-
web security, web server performance and content manage-
site: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
ment. Prerequisites: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS (I, II) Covers the basic
hours.
concepts and functionality of batch, timesharing and single-
MATH/CSCI447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION (I) Sci-
user operating system components, file systems, processes,
entific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
protection and scheduling. Representative operating systems
images which aid in understanding of complex, often mas-
are studied in detail. Actual operating system components are
sive numerical representation of scientific concepts or re-
programmed on a representative processor. This course pro-
sults. The main focus of this course is on modern
vides insight into the internal structure of operating systems;
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visualization techniques applicable to spatial data such as
CSCI475. INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY (I)
scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course will
Information Security and Privacy provides a hands-on intro-
cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector
duction to the principles and best practices in information
and tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field
and computer security. Lecture topics will include basic
topology. Basic understanding of computer graphics and
components of information security including threat assess-
analysis of algorithms required. Prerequisites: CSCI262 and
ment and mitigation, policy development, and the legal and
MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
political dimensions of information security. Prerequisite:
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS (II) The complex plane.
CSCI 442 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping by elemen-
ter hours.
tary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
MATH482 STATISTICS PRACTICUM (II) This is the cap-
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
stone course in the Statistics Option. Students will apply sta-
MATH235. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
tistical principles to data analysis through advanced work,
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (I)
leading to a written report and an oral presentation. Choice
Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the
of project is arranged between the student and the individual
classical second-order equations: wave equation, heat equa-
faculty member who will serve as advisor. Prerequisites:
tion, Laplace's equation. Separation of variables, Fourier
MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
methods, Sturm-Liouville problems. Prerequisite: MATH225
hours.
or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH484. MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA (II) This course is an
MODELING (CAPSTONE) (II) This is the capstone course
introduction to the concepts of contemporary abstract algebra
in the Computational and Applied Mathematics option. Stu-
and applications of those concepts in areas such as physics
dents will apply computational and applied mathematics
and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomor-
modeling techniques to solve complex problems in biologi-
phisms and homomorphisms, rings integral domains and
cal, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical meth-
fields. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH223 or
ods and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical
MATH224, and MATH300 or consent of the instructor. 3
and computational contexts. The emphasis is on how to for-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mulate, analyze and use nonlinear modeling to solve typical
modern problems. Prerequisites: MACS407, MACS433 and
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I (I) This introduc-
MACS455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion to computer networks covers the fundamentals of com-
puter communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
MATH/CSCI491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
as the main case study. The application layer and transport
(WI) Indi vidual investigation under the direction of a depart-
layer of communication protocols will be covered in depth.
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
Detailed topics include application layer protocols (HTTP,
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
FTP, SMTP, and DNS), reliable data transfer, connection
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
management, and congestion control. In addition, students
hours.
will build a computer network from scratch and program
MATH/CSCI492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
client/server network applications. Prerequisite: CSCI442 or
(WI) Indi vidual investigation under the direction of a depart-
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
ment faculty member. Written report required for credit. Pre-
MATH/CSCI474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRA-
requisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
PHY This course is primarily oriented towards the mathe-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12
matical aspects of cryptography, but is also closely related to
hours.
practical and theoretical issues of computer security. The
MATH/CSCI497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
course provides mathematical background required for cryp-
MATH/CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II, S) Selected top-
tography including relevant aspects of number theory and
ics chosen from special interests of instructor and students.
mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptogra-
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Head. Variable - 1 to 3
phy will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption,
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
computational number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and
discrete log systems, SHA, steganography, chaotic and
MATH/CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Indi-
pseudo-random sequences, message authentication, digital
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by a
signatures, key distribution and key management, and block
faculty member; also, given agreement on a subject matter,
ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Vari-
examples. Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/335,
able Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH358. 3 credit hours.
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Metallurgical and
terials related to their processing and structure; and the selec-
tion of materials for specific applications.
Materials Engineering
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is
MICHAEL J. KAUFMAN, Professor and Department Head
founded on fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and
CORBY G. ANDERSON, Harrison Western Professor
physics which contribute to building the knowledge base and
STEPHEN LIU, Professor
developing the skills for the processing of materials so as to
GERARD P. MARTINS, Professor
achieve specifications requested for a particular industrial or
DAVID K. MATLOCK, Charles S. Fogarty Professor
advanced product. The engineering principles in this disci-
BRAJENDRA MISHRA, Professor
pline include: crystal structure and structural analysis, ther-
DAVID L. OLSON, John H. Moore Distinguished Professor
modynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
phenomena, phase equilibria, phase transformations, mi-
JOHN G. SPEER, Professor
crostructural evolution, mechanical behavior, and properties
PATRICK R. TAYLOR, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of
of materials.
Chemical Metallurgy
CHESTER J. VAN TYNE, FIERF Professor and Associate
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad
Department Head
range of materials processes including extraction and refin-
BRIAN P. GORMAN, Associate Professor
ing of materials, alloy development, casting, mechanical
RYAN P. O’HAYRE, Associate Professor
working, joining and forming, ceramic particle processing,
STEVEN W. THOMPSON, Associate Professor
high temperature reactions and synthesis of engineered mate-
REED A. AYERS, Assistant Professor
rials. In each stage of processing, the effects of resultant mi-
KIP O. FINDLEY, Assistant Professor
crostructures and morphologies on materials properties and
JEFFREY C. KING, Assistant Professor
HONGJIN LIANG, Assistant Professor
performance are emphasized.
CORINNE E. PACKARD, Assistant Professor
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the
GERALD BOURNE, Teaching Associate Professor
finest in the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with
JOHN P. CHANDLER, Teaching Associate Professor
classroom instruction, provide for a well-integrated educa-
GEORGE S. ANSELL, President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus
tion of the undergraduates working towards their baccalaure-
W. REX BULL, Professor Emeritus
ate degrees. These facilities are well equipped and dedicated
GERALD L. DePOORTER, Associate Professor Emeritus
GLEN R. EDWARDS, University Professor Emeritus
to: particulate and chemical/extraction, metallurgical and ma-
ROBERT H. FROST, Associate Professor Emeritus
terials processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro-
JOHN P. HAGER, University Professor Emeritus
/electro-metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical
GEORGE KRAUSS, University Professor Emeritus
metallurgy, welding and joining, forming, processing and
JOHN J. MOORE, Professor Emeritus
testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical testing facilities in-
DENNIS W. READEY, University Professor Emeritus
clude computerized machines for tension, compression, tor-
Program Description
sion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all
dedicated to: vapor deposition, and plasma and high-temper-
manufacturing processes which convert raw materials into
ature reaction systems. Support analytical laboratories for
useful products adapted to human needs. The primary goal of
surface analysis, emission spectrometry, X-ray analysis, opti-
the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program is to
cal microscopy and image analysis, electron microscopy, in-
provide undergraduates with a fundamental knowledge base
cluding both scanning and transmission electron microscopy,
associated with materials-processing, their properties, and
and micro-thermal-analysis/mass spectrometry. Metallurgical
their selection and application. Upon graduation, students
and materials engineering involves all of the processes which
will have acquired and developed the necessary background
transform precursor materials into final engineered products
and skills for successful careers in materials related indus-
adapted to human needs. The objective of the metallurgical
tries. Furthermore, the benefits of continued education to-
and materials engineering program is to impart a fundamen-
ward graduate degrees and other avenues, and the pursuit of
tal knowledge of materials processing, properties, selection
knowledge in other disciplines should be well inculcated.
and application in order to provide graduates with the back-
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing
ground and skills needed for successful careers in materials-
operations which encompass: the conversion of mineral and
related industries, for continued education toward graduate
chemical resources into metallic, ceramic or polymeric mate-
degrees and for the pursuit of 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 ABET, 111 Mar-
ment of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of ma-
ket Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - tele-
phone (410) 347-7700.
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Metal urgical and Materials Engineering (MME)
tural evolution; strengthening mechanisms; quantitative
Program Educational Objectives
stereology; heat treatment.
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) pro-
5. Properties of Materials: mechanical properties; chemical
gram emphasizes the structure, properties, processing and
properties (oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic
performance of materials. Program educational objectives are
and optical properties: failure analysis.
broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metal-
attain within a few years of graduation. The Metallurgical
lurgical and Materials Engineering program emphasizes the
and Materials Engineering program at CSM prepares gradu-
following applications:
ates who:
1. Materials Processing: particulate processing; thermo- and
1. obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in
electro-chemical materials processing; hydrometallurgical
government facilities or pursue graduate education in
processing; synthesis of materials; deformation process-
engineering, science, or other fields;
ing; solidification and casting; welding and joining.
2. demonstrate advancement in their chosen careers;
2. Design and Application of Materials: materials selection;
3. engage in appropriate professional societies and con-
ferrous and nonferrous metals; ceramics; polymers; com-
tinuing education activities.
posites; electronic materials.
The three MME program educational objectives were de-
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments:
termined by using inputs from program constituencies (fac-
statistical process control; process capability analysis;
ulty, students, visiting committee, industry recruiters and
design of experiments.
alumni). These objectives are consistent with those of the
C. MME Focus Areas: There are four focus areas within
Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is an engineering
the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum.
and applied science institution, dedicated to the education
Students have the option to select one of these focus areas to
and training of students who will be stewards of the earth's
earn recognition with a designation of "area of special inter-
resources.
est" (ASI) on their transcript. To earn an ASI the student
Curriculum
must take a specific set of courses within MME. The specif-
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) cur-
ic courses for each focus area are listed below. As with any
riculum is organized to educate students in the fundamentals
ASI at CSM only one of the ASI designated courses can be
of materials (MME Basics) and their applications (MME Ap-
specifically required for the BS degree. The focus areas in
plications) with an option of earning an "area of special inter-
MME are:
est" (ASI) in one of four focus areas (MME Focus Areas).
1. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical
2. Ceramic, Ionic & Electronic Materials
and Materials Engineering program will provide a back-
ground in the following topic areas:
3. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: crystal sys-
4. Biomaterials
tems; symmetry elements and Miller indices; atomic
The present areas of special interest (ASI) offered by the
bonding; metallic, ceramic and polymeric structures; x-ray
department as well as the course(s) required for the ASI are
and electron diffraction; stereographic projection and
as follows:
crystal orientation; long range order; defects in materials.
ASI in Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy requires:
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: heat and mass balances;
MTGN442 Engineering Alloys (required for ASI)
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical
and three out of the following four courses:
equilibrium; solution thermodynamics & solution models;
MTGN300/1 Foundry Metallurgy and Foundry Metallurgy
partial molar and excess quantities; solid state thermody-
Laboratory
namics; thermodynamics of surfaces; electrochemistry.
MTGN456/8 Electron Microscopy and Electron Mi-
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and
croscopy Laboratory
momentum transport; transport properties of fluids;
MTGN464 Forging and Forming
diffusion mechanisms; reaction kinetics; nucleation
MTGN475/7 Metallurgy of Welding and Metallurgy of
and growth kinetics.
Welding Laboratory
4. Phase Equilibria: phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
ASI in Ceramic, Electronic, and Ionic Materials requires:
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface
MTGN412 Ceramic Engineering (required for ASI)
phenom ena; phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid,
MTGN415 Electronic Properties and Applications of Ma-
martensitic, nucleation and growth, recovery; microstruc-
terials (required for ASI)
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and two out of the following courses
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MTGN469 Fuel Cell Science and Technology
MTGN272 Particulate Materials Processing
3
MTGN498 Solid State Ionics
Total
3
MTGN465/565 Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Composites
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
3
3
4
MTGN598 Thin Film Mechanical Properties
MTGN381 Phase Equilibria
2
2
or other suitable electives as approved by the faculty in the
MTGN351 Metallurgical & Materials
Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics (CCAC)
Thermodynamics
3
3
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
ASI in Physicochemical Processing of Materials requires:
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials (required for
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
ASI)
and three out of the following five courses.
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MTGN430 Physical Chemistry of Iron and Steelmaking
MTGN334 Chemical Processing of Materials
3
3
4
MTGN431 Hydro- and Electro-Metallurgy
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop of Materials3
3
4
MTGN352 Metallurgical & Materials Kinetics 3
3
MTGN432 Pyrometallurgy
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
MTGN532 Particulate Materials Processing I (can be
Free Elective
3
3
taken as a senior)
Total
17
MTGN533 Particulate Materials Processing II (can be
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
taken as a senior)
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
3
3
4
or other suitable electives as approved by the faculty in the
MTGN461 Trans. Phen. & Reactor Design
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM)
for Met. & Mat. Engs.
2
3
3
ASI in Biomaterials requires:
MTGN450 Stat Process Control & Design
MTGN470 Introduction to Biocompatibility (required for
of Experiments
3
3
ASI)
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
MTGN498 Surfaces and Colloids (required for ASI)
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
MTGN463 Polymer Engineering (required for ASI)
Total
16
and one out of the following two courses:
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MTGN451 Corrosion Engineering
MTGN466 Design, Selection & Use of Mats
1
6
3
MTGN412 Ceramic Engineering
MTGN415 Electronic Properties &
Applications of Materials
3
3
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
and Materials Engineering course sequence is designed to
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
fulfill the program goals and to satisfy the curriculum
MTGN—MTGN Elective
3
3
requirements. The time sequence of courses organized by
Free Elective
3
3
degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
Total
18
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
Degree Total
138.5
Materials Engineering)
*Restricted Technical Electives
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
BELS301 General Biology I
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
CSCI261 Programming Concepts
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engnr’s III 4
4
CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
CHGN335 Instrumental Analysis
MTGN202 Engineered Materials
3
3
CHGN336 Analytical Chemistry
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
CHGN353 Physical Chemistry I
Total
15
EGGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
ENGY200 Introduction to Energy
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
ESGN353 Fundamentals of Environmental Science I
Restricted Technical Elective*
3
3
MATH323 Probability and Statistics
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
MATH332 Linear Algebra
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
MATH348 Advanced Engineering Math
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
PHGN300 Modern Physics
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
Total
18.5
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Minor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
requirements of the program and an overall curriculum
General Requirements: A minor program in metallurgical
need to be discussed with the student’s advisor and approved
and materials engineering consists of a minimum of 18 credit
by the Physics or Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
hours of a logical sequence of courses. Only three of these
Departments. A Program Mentor in each Department can
hours may be taken in the student's degree-granting depart-
also provide counseling on the program.
ment and no more than three of these hours may be at the
Application for admission to this program should be made
100- or 200- level. Students majoring in metallurgical and
during the first semester of the sophomore year (in special
material engineering are not eligible to earn a minor in the
cases, later entry may be approved, upon review, by one of
department.
the program mentors). Undergraduate students admitted to
A minor program declaration (available in the Registrar's
the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or
Office) must be submitted for approval prior to the student's
better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
completion of half of the hours proposed to constitute the
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor.
program. Approvals are required from the department head
Additional details on the Master of Engineering can be
of metallurgical and materials engineering, the student's advi-
found in the Graduate Degree and Requirements section of
sor, and the department head or division director in the de-
the Graduate Bulletin. The case study is started during the
partment or division in which the student is enrolled.
student’s senior design-project and completed during the
Recommended Courses: The following courses are recom-
year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
mended for students seeking to earn a minor in metallurgical
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the
and materials engineering:
graduate-studies final year, and prior to the start of their
senior year. The case-study topic is then identified and
MTGN202 Engineered Materials Systems
3 sem hrs
selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. A formal
MTGN311 Structure of Materials
4 sem hrs
application, during the senior year, for admission to the
MTGN348 Microstructural Develop. of Materials 4 sem hrs
graduate program in Metallurgical and Materials Engi neer -
MTGN445 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
4 sem hrs
ing must be submitted to the Graduate School. Students who
have maintained all the standards of the program require-
plus an additional 3-hour course at the 300- or 400- level in
ments leading up to this step, can expect to be admitted.
metallurgical and materials engineering.
#Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in con-
Other sequences are permissible to suit the special inter-
junction with other Departments on Campus.
ests of individual students. These other sequences need to be
discussed and approved by the department head in metallur-
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
gical and materials engineering.
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials
There are very few academic explosive engineering-relat-
Engineering Baccalaureate and Master of
ed programs in the United States of America and around the
world. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educa-
Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
tional institution that offers an explosive processing of mate-
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials
rials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition of
Emphasis.#
combining academic education with hands-on experience of
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials
CSM, this minor program will prepare the students for new
Engineering and Physics collaborate to offer a five-year pro-
and developing applications in materials joining, forming
gram designed to meet the needs of the electronics and simi-
and synthesis that involve the use of explosives.
lar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy the requirements
of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in either
Under proper development of courses and background in
Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials
explosives, students enrolled in this program will apply
Engineering in four years and a Master of Engineering degree
these energetic materials to the processing of traditional and
in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the end of the
advanced materials. The program focuses on the microstruc-
fifth year. The program is designed to provide for a strong
tural and property development in materials as a function of
background in science fundamentals, as well as specialized
deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives and proper
training in the materials-science and processing needs of
parameters, selection of specific materials for explosive pro-
these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the pro-
cessing and application, and optimization of post-processing
gram is to provide students with the specific educational
properties are the three major attributes acquired at the com-
requirements to begin a career in microelectronics and, at
pletion of this minor program. With the help of the program
the same time, a broad and flexible background necessary
advisor, the students will design and select the proper course
to remain competitive in this exciting and rapidly changing
sequence and complete a hands-on research project under
industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy the
the supervision of a faculty advisor.
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Description of Courses
Junior Year
Freshman Year
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY (II) Design and
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding materials
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Pilot course
and processes, solidification processes, risers and gating con-
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
cepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200/210. Co-requisite:
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3
MTGN302 or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ter hours.
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Independent
MTGN301. MATERIALS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
MAINTENANCE (I) Introduction of the necessary metal-
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
lurgical concepts for effective mine maintenance. Topics to
of problem is arranged between student and a specific depart -
include steel selection, heat treatment, mechanical proper-
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
ties, casting design and alloys, casting defects, welding
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
materials and processes selection, weld defects, weld design,
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
forms of corrosion protection, stainless steel, mechanical
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
forming, aluminum and copper alloy systems, and metal
failure identification. This course is designed for students
Sophomore Year
from outside the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN202 ENGINEERED MATERIALS (I,II) Introduc-
Department. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 3 hours
tion to the structure, properties, and processing of materials.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
The historical role that engineered and natural materials have
made on the advance of civilization. Engineered materials
MTGN302. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
and their life cycles through processing, use, disposal, and
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the
recycle. The impact that engineered materials have on se-
lectures of MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab;
lected systems to show the breadth of properties that are im-
1 semester hour.
portant and how they can be controlled by proper material
MTGN311/CHEN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS (I)
processing. Recent trends in materials development mimick-
(WI) Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry.
ing natural materials in the context of the structure and func-
Characterization of crystalline materials using X-ray diffrac-
tionality of material in living systems. Corequisites:
tion techniques. Applications to include compound identifi-
CHGN122, MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
cation, lattice parameter measurement, orientation of single
ter hours.
crystals, and crystal structure determination. Laboratory ex-
MTGN272/CHEN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS
periments to supplement the lectures. Prerequisites:
PROCESSING (S) Summer session. Characterization and
PHGN200/210 and MTGN202. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
production of particles. Physical and interfacial phenomena
4 semester hours.
associated with particulate processes. Applications to metal
MTGN334/CHEN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF
and ceramic powder processing. Laboratory projects and
MATERIALS (II) Development and application of funda-
plant visits. Prerequisites: DCGN209 and PHGN200.
mental principles related to the processing of metals and ma-
3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
terials by thermochemical and aqueous and fused salt
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
electrochemical/chemical routes. The course material is pre-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Pilot course
sented within the framework of a formalism that examines
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
the physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mecha-
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
nisms and kinetics inherent to a wide selection of chemical-
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3
processing systems. This general formalism provides for a
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
transferable knowledge-base to other systems not specifically
covered in the course. Prerequisite: MTGN272, MTGN351
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Independent
and EPIC251. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
of problem is arranged between student and a specific depart -
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second-
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point av-
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
erage of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
education credit does not count toward graduation except
under special conditions. Repeatable.
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MTGN348/CHEN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOP-
tantly. Prerequisite: EGGN320 and MTGN202 or consent of
MENT (II) (WI) An introduction to the relationships between
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
microstructure and properties of materials, with emphasis on
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
metallic and ceramic systems; Fundamentals of imperfec-
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Pilot course
tions in crystalline materials on material behavior; recrystal-
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
lization and grain growth; strengthening mechanisms: grain
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
refinement, solid solution strengthening, precipitation
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3
strengthening, and microstructural strengthening; and phase
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
transformations. Prerequisite: MTGN311 and MTGN351. 3
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II,S) Independent
work leading to a comprehensive report. This work may take
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
THERMODYNAMICS (I) Applications of thermodynamics
of problem is arranged between student and a specific depart -
in extractive and physical metallurgy and materials science.
ment faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic with
Thermodynamics of solutions including solution models, cal-
consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent Study Form”
culation of activities from phase diagrams, and measure-
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semes-
ments of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags.
ter hours. Repeatable for credit.
Reaction equilibria with examples in alloy systems and slags.
Phase stability analysis. Thermodynamic principles of phase
Senior Year
diagrams in material systems, defect equilibrium and inter -
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS (I, II) Two semester individ-
actions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
ual research under the direction of members of the Metallur-
hours.
gical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
presentation will be given at the end of the second semester
KINETICS (II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical
and written thesis submitted to the committee for evaluation.
kinetics, atomic and molecular diffusion, surface thermo -
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the Department of Metallur-
dynamics and kinetics of interfaces and nucleation-and-growth.
gical and Materials Engineering and consent of department
Applications to materials processing and performance aspects
head. 3 hours per semester. Repeatable for credit to a maxi-
associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation and dissolu-
mum of 6 hours.
tion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of semi-
conductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions
MTGN412/MLGN512. CERAMIC ENGINEERING (I)
and other important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351.
Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ceramic materials. Processing of raw materials and produc-
tion of ceramic bodies, glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements.
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA
Firing processes and reactions in glass bonded as well as me-
IN MATERIALS SYSTEMS (I) Review of the concepts of
chanically bonded systems. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
chemical equilibrium and derivation of the Gibbs phase rule.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Application of the Gibbs phase rule to interpreting one, two
and three component phase equilibrium diagrams. Applica-
MTGN414/MLGN544. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS (II)
tion to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Emphasis on the
Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship be-
evolution of phases and their amounts and the resulting mi-
tween processing and microstructure. Raw materials and
crostructural development. Prerequisite/Co-requisite:
raw materials preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal
MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
processing, and finishing of ceramic materials will be cov-
ered. Principles will be illustrated by case studies on specific
MTGN390/EGGN390. MATERIALS AND
ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic fabrication
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (I) Engineering materi-
process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufactur-
als and the manufacturing processes used in their conversion
ing operations. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or consent of the in-
into a product or structure as critical considerations in design.
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Properties, characteristics, typical selection criteria, and ap-
plications are reviewed for ferrous and nonferrous metals,
MTGN415/MLGN515. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND
plastics and composites. Characteristics, features, and eco-
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS (II) Survey of the elec-
nomics of basic shaping operations are addressed with regard
trical properties of materials, and the applications of materi-
to their limitations and applications and the types of process-
als as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
ing equipment available. Related technology such as meas-
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties.
urement and inspection procedures, numerical control
Functions, performance requirements and testing methods of
systems and automated operations are introduced concomi-
materials for each type of circuit component. General topics
covered are conductors, resistors, insulators, capacitors,
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energy converters, magnetic materials and integrated
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY (I)
circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501,
Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and refining of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical
MTGN416/MLGN516. PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS (II)
techniques. Discussion of unit processes in hydrometallurgy,
Survey of the properties of ceramic materials and how these
electrowinning, and electrorefining. Analysis of integrated
properties are determined by the chemical structure (compo-
flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals. Prerequi-
sition), crystal structure, and the microstructure of crystalline
sites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
ceramics and glasses. Thermal, optical, and mechanical prop-
MTGN461, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
erties of single-phase and multiphase ceramics, including
3 semester hours.
composites, are covered. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY (II) Extraction and re-
or MLGN501, MTGN412 or consent of instructor. 3 hours
fining of metals including emerging practices. Modifications
lecture, 3 semester hours.
driven by environmental regulations and by energy mini-
MTGN417. REFRACTORY MATERIALS (I) Refractory
mization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
materials in metallurgical construction. Oxide phase dia-
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lec-
grams for analyzing the behavior of metallurgical slags in
ture; 3 semester hours.
contact with materials of construction. Prerequisite: consent
MTGN434. DESIGN AND ECONOMICS OF
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
METALLURGICAL PLANTS (II) Design of metallurgical
MTGN419/MLGN519. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS
processing systems. Methods for estimating process costs
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-and-
and profitability. Performance, selection, and design of
engineering and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass
process equipment. Integration of process units into a work-
formation, structure, crystallization and properties will be
ing plant and its economics, construction, and operation.
covered, along with a survey of commercial glass composi-
Market research and surveys. Prerequisites: DCGN209,
tions, manufacturing processes and applications. Prerequi-
MTGN351 or Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
sites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/MTGN412, or
mester hours.
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN436. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN422. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES (II) Analysis of processes
(II) Aspects of process development, plant design and man-
for metal extraction and refining using classical and direct-
agement. Prerequisite: MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN424
search optimization methods and classical process control
or consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
with the aid of chemical functions and thermodynamic trans-
fer operations. Examples from processes in physicochemical
MTGN424. PROCESS ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT
and physical metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334 or consent
LABORATORY (II) Projects to accompany the lectures in
of instructor. Co-requisite: MTGN438 or consent of instruc-
MTGN422. Co-requisite: MTGN422 or consent of instructor.
tor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN438. CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION OF
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT (I)  Ex-
METALLURGICAL PROCESSES LABORATORY (II)
amination of the interface between metallurgical process en-
Experi ments designed to supplement the lectures in
gineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, effluents
MTGN436. Co-requisite: MTGN436 or consent of instructor.
and their point sources in metallurgical processes such as
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of metallurgical
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS (II) This course is
unit operations and unit processes with those applicable to
intended to be an important component of the physical metal-
waste and effluent control, disposal and materials recycling
lurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from
are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost com-
earlier courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of under-
ponents are also included for selected examples. Fundamen-
standing of concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems.
tals and applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites:
Metallic systems considered include iron and steels, copper,
MTGN334 or consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
aluminum, titanium, superalloys, etc. Phase stability, mi-
ter hours.
crostructural evolution and structure/property relationships
are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348 or consent of in-
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
structor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
STEELMAKING (I) Physical chemistry principles of blast
furnace and direct reduction production of iron and refining
MTGN445/MLGN505*. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
of iron to steel. Discussion of raw materials, productivity,
MATERIALS (I) (WI) Mechanical properties and relation-
impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and ladle
ships. Plastic deformation of crystalline materials. Relation-
metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
ships of microstructures to mechanical strength. Fracture,
mester hours.
creep, and fatigue. Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced
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mechanical-testing techniques to illustrate the application of
patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311 or Consent of Instructor.
the fundamentals presented in the lectures. Prerequisite:
Co-requisite: MTGN458. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4/3* semester hours.
MTGN458. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
*This is a 3 semester-hours graduate-course in the Materials
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation
Science Program (ML) and a 4 semester-hours undergradu-
techniques, microscope operation, and the interpretation of
ate-course in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
images produced from a variety of specimens, and to supple-
program.
ment the lectures in MTGN456. Co-requisite: MTGN456.
MTGN450/MLGN550. STATISTICAL PROCESS CON-
3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
TROL AND DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS (I) Introduction
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR
to statistical process control, process capability analysis and
DESIGN FOR METALLURGICAL-AND-MATERIALS
experimental design techniques. Statistical process control
ENGINEERS (I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities:
theory and techniques developed and applied to control
momentum, heat, and mass transfer, and application of chem-
charts for variables and attributes involved in process control
ical kinetics to elementary reactor-design. Examples from
and evaluation. Process capability concepts developed and
materials processing and process metallurgy. Molecular
applied to the evaluation of manufacturing processes. Theory
transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
of designed experiments developed and applied to full fac -
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing
torial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
operations. Uni-directional transport: problem formulation
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experi-
based on the required balance of the conserved- quantity ap-
ments. Analysis of designed experiments by graphical and
plied to a control-volume. Prediction of velocity, temperature
statistical techniques. Introduction to computer software for
and concentration profiles. Equations of change: continuity,
statistical process control and for the design and analysis of
motion, and energy. Transport with two independent vari-
experiments. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lec-
ables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimen-
ture, 3 semester hours.
sionless correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING (II) Principles
coefficients. Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer.
of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of cor-
Flow behavior in packed beds. Design equations for: contin-
rosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and
uous- flow/batch reactors with uniform dispersion and plug
coatings. Examples, from various industries, of corrosion
flow reactors. Digital computer methods for the design of
problems and solutions. Prerequisite: DCGN209. 3 hours
metallurgical systems. Laboratory sessions devoted to: tutori-
lecture; 3 semester hours
als/demonstrations to facilitate the understanding of concepts
MTGN452. CERAMIC AND METAL MATRIX COMPOS-
related to selected topics; and, Projects with the primary
ITES (I) Introduction to the synthesis, processing, structure,
focus on the operating principles and use of modern elec-
properties and performance of ceramic and metal matrix
tronic-instrumentation for measurements on lab-scale sys-
composites. Survey of various types of composites, and cor-
tems in conjunction with correlation and prediction strategies
relation between processing, structural architecture and prop-
for analysis of results. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334
erties. Prerequisites: MTGN272, MTGN311, MTGN348,
and MTGN352. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
hours.
MTGN453. PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT
MTGN462/ESGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION
PROCESSING (I) Introduction to the electrical conductivity
AND RECYCLING (I) This course will examine, using case
of semiconductor materials; qualitative discussion of active
studies, how industry applies engineering principles to mini-
semiconductor devices; discussion of the steps in integrated
mize waste formation and to meet solid waste recycling chal-
circuit fabrication; detailed investigation of the materials sci-
lenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid waste
ence and engineering principles involved in the various steps
environmental problems, especially those associated with
of VLSI device fabrication; a presentation of device packag-
metals, will be discussed. Prerequisites: EGGN/ESGN353,
ing techniques and the processes and principles involved.
EGGN/ESGN354, and ESGN302/CHGN403 or consent of
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ter hours.
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING (II) Introduction
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (II) Introduction
to the structure and properties of polymeric materials, their
to electron optics and the design and application of transmis-
deforma tion and failure mechanisms, and the design and
sion and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of
fabri cation of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallo-
images produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron
graphic structures of polymers will be developed and related
diffraction analysis and the indexing of electron diffraction
to the elastic, viscoelastic, yield and fracture properties of
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polymeric solids and reinforced polymer composites. Em-
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING (I) Introduc-
phasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item fabri-
tion to welding processes; thermal aspects; selection of filler
cation including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction
metals; stresses; stress relief and annealing; pre- and post-
injection molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The
weld heat treating; weld defects; welding ferrous and nonfer-
design of end-items in relation to: materials selection, manu-
rous alloys; weld metal phase transformations; metallurgical
facturing engineering, properties, and applications. Prerequi-
evaluation of resulting weld microstructures and properties;
site: consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and welding tests. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-requisite:
MTGN464/MTGN564. FORGING AND FORMING (II) In-
MTGN477. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
troduction to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working oper-
MTGN477. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
ations of forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in
sheet-metal forming. Metallurgical structure evolution during
MTGN475. Co-requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
working. Prerequisites: EGGN320 and MTGN348 or
hour.
EGGN350. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours
MTGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL
(II) Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based
AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING (I, II, S) Pilot course
composites; brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms
or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests
in composites; fatigue, high temperature mechanical behav-
of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
ior, including fracture, creep deformation. Prerequisites:
offered only once. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 to 3
MTGN445, MTGN412 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II, S) Independent
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHAR-
advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
ACTERIZATION AND SELECTION (II) (WI) Application
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
of fundamental materials-engineering principles to the design
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and
of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
a specific Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selec-
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for met-
tion of topic with consent of faculty supervisor; “Independent
allurgical processing to those used for processing of emer-
Study Form” must be completed and submitted to Registrar.
gent materials. Microstructural design, characterization and
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum
properties evaluation provide the basis for linking synthesis
of 6 hours.
to appli cations. Selection criteria tied to specific require-
ments such as corrosion resistance, wear and abrasion resist-
ance, high temperature service, cryogenic service, vacuum
systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety
issues. Materials investigated include mature and emergent
metallic, ceramic and composite systems used in the manu-
facturing and fabrication industries. Student-team design-
activities including oral- and written–reports. Prerequisite:
MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461 or con-
sent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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Mining Engineering
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor and Department Head
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
UGUR OZBAY, Professor
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
CHRISTIAN FRENZEL, Associate Professor
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives
MANOHAR ARORA, Teaching Professor
which the Mining Engineering Department aspires to accom-
VILEM PETR, Research Associate Professor
plish can be seen in the attributes of our graduates. The grad-
Program Description
uate is equipped with:
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces
uA sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and
all required activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable
engineering fundamentals;
minerals and products from the earth’s crust for the benefit
uKnowledge and experience in the application of engi-
of humanity. It is one of the oldest engineering professions,
neering principles to the exploitation of earth’s
which continues to grow in importance. It has often been
resources and construction of earth (rock) systems in
said: “If it was not grown in the field or fished out of the
an engineering systems orientation and setting;
water, then it must have been mined.” An adequate supply of
mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
uAbility to solve complex mining and earth systems
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the founda-
related problems;
tion of the progress for the developing countries.
uCapability for team work and decision making;
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge
uAppreciation of the global role of minerals in the
of pertinent scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and
changing world;
improved technology to recover natural resources. Mining is a
uDesire for continuing education, intellectual and profes-
world-wide activity involving the extraction of non-metallics,
sional development, analysis and creativity;
metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and energy sources
such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
uSelf confidence and articulation, with high professional
extrac tion, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a
and ethical standards.
variety of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the
Curriculum
underground construction industry. The construction industry,
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate
with its requirements of developing earth (rock) systems,
the widest employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is
tunnels and underground chambers, and the hazardous waste
based on scientific engineering and geologic funda mentals and
disposal industry are examples of such applications. These
the application of these fundamentals to design and operate
are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent people;
mines and to create structures in rock and prepare mine prod-
the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
ucts for the market. To achieve this goal, the curriculum is
designed to ensure that the graduates:
The importance of ecological and environmental planning
is recognized and given significant attention in all aspects of
ubecome broad based mining engineers who can tackle
the mining engineering curriculum.
the problems of both hard and soft rock mining,
regardless of whether the mineral deposit requires
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and
surface or underground methods of extraction,
techniques of mineral exploration, and underground and sur-
face mining operations, as well as, mineral processing
uhave an opportunity, through elective courses, to spe-
technol ogies. Studies include rock mechanics, rock fragmen-
cialize in one or more aspects of the mining engineer-
tation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation, surveying,
ing profession,
valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety, com-
uare interested in an academic or research career, or wish
puting, mineral processing, solution mining and operations
to pursue employment in related fields, have a suffi-
research. Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a
ciently sound scientific and engineering foundation to
constant effort is made to maintain a balance between theo-
do so effectively.
retical principles and their engineering applications. The
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper divi-
mining engineering graduate is qualified for positions in en-
sion courses. Another important aspect of the curriculum is
gineering, supervision, and research.
the development of the students’ capabilities to be team
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science
members, with the added objective of preparing them for leader-
in Mining Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
ship in their professional life. The curriculum focuses on the
Accredita tion Commission of the Accreditation Board for
application of engineering principles to solving problems, in
short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
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Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
Minor Programs
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
The Mining Engineering Department offers two minor
MATH213 Calc. for Scientists & Engn’rs III
4
4
programs; the traditional mining engineering program for
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
non-mining majors and in explosive engineering.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
Mining Engineering Minor
EPIC251 Design II
2
3
3
The minor program in mining engineering requires stu-
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
dents to take MNGN210, Introduction to Mining, 3 credit
Total
18
hours, two from the following three courses; MNGN312,
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Surface Mine Design, MNGN314, Underground Mine
EGGN351 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
Design or MNGN316, Coal Mining Methods and Design
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
plus nine credit hours of other courses from mining engi-
MNGN210 Introductory Mining
3
3
neering. The list of available courses can be found in the
SYGN200  Human Systems
3
3
MNGN317 Dynamics for Mn. Engs.
1
1
mining engineering department office.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
hours of course work) is also available and should be dis-
Total
16.5
cussed with a faculty member in the mining engineering
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
department and approved by the Department Head.
MNGN308 Mine Safety
1
1
MNGN300 Summer Field Session
3
Explosive Engineering Minor
Total
4
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
There are very few academic explosive engineering pro-
EGGN371 Engineering Thermodynamics
3
3
grams world wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the
MNGN309 Mine Engineering Lab
8
2
only educational institution that offers an explosive engi-
MNGN312 Surface Mine Design
2
3
3
neering minor program in the U.S.A. Developed in the
MNGN321 Introductory Rock Mechanics
2
3
3
CSM tradition of combining academic education with
GEOL310 Earth Materials and Resources
4
4
hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare stu-
Free Elective
3
3
dents for new and developing applications involving the use
Total
18
of explosives in the mining and materials engineering,
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
underground construction, oil and gas operations, demoli-
EGGN381 Electrical Circuits, Elec. & Pwr
3
3
tion, homeland security, military, forensic investigations,
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective I
3
3
MNGN314 Underground Mine Design
3
3
manufacturing and material synthesis.
MNGN316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
2
3
3
With the proper program development of courses and
GEOL311  Structural Geology
2
2
basic knowledge in explosive engineering, students enrolled
Free Elective
3
3
in this program will discover and gain insight into the excit-
Total
17
ing industrial applications of explosives, selection of explo-
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
sives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic materials.
MNGN408 Underground Design and Const.
2
2
With the help of the program advisor, the students will
MNGN414 Mine Plant Design
2
3
3
design and select the proper course sequence and complete a
MNGN428 Mining Eng. Design Report I
3
1
MNGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
hands-on research project under the supervision of a faculty
MNGN322/323 Intro. to Mineral Processing
3
2
3
advisor
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective II
3
3
Explosive Engineering Area of Special Interest
Free Elective
3
3
Total
18
(ASI)
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
MNGN429 Mining Eng. Design Report II
3
2
A total of 12 credit hours are needed to complete the Area
MNGN433 Mine Systems Analysis I
3
3
of Special Interest in Explosive Engineering Program. This
MNGN427 Mine Valuation
2
2
is the preferred route for students that would like to special-
MNGN424 Mine Ventilation
2
3
3
ize in explosive engineering. The first three (required)
MNGN410 Excavation Project Management
2
2
courses will provide the students with basic knowledge in
LAIS/EBGN H&SS Elective III
3
3
explosive engineering. And the forth course will provide the
Total
15
students with mining application such for surface, under-
Degree Total
139.5
ground or underground construction. No more than 3 credit
hours used for the ASI may be required for the degree-grant-
ing program in which the student is graduating.
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Required of All Students
sem.hrs.
MNGN 333 and MNGN 444. Prerequisites: PHGN100,
MNGN429 333 Introduction to Explosive Engineering I
3
MATH111, MATH112, CHGN121, and CHGN122. 3 hours
MNGN 407 Rock Fragmentation
3
lecture, 3 semester hours.
MNGN 444 Advanced Explosive Engineering II
3
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING
Plus at least one course from the following:
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
MNGN 210 Introductory Mining
3
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
MNGN 308 Mine Safety I
3
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
MNGN 309 Mining Engineering Laboratory
3
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
MNGN 312 Surface Mine Design
3
peatable for credit under different titles.
MNGN 314 Underground Mine Design
3
MNGN 316 Coal Mining Methods and Design
3
MNGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) ) Individ-
MNGN 321 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
3
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
MNGN 404 Tunneling
3
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
MNGN 405 Rock Mechanics in Mining
3
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
MNGN 406 Design & Support of Underground Excavation
3
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
MNGN 408 Underground Construction
3
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
MNGN 498 Advanced Rock Fragmentation
3
MNGN 499 Independent Research Project
3
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Total
12
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION (S) Classroom
Description of Courses
and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
Freshman Year
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the applica-
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING
tion of various computer-aided mine design software packages
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
incorporated in upper division mining courses. Prerequisite:
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
completion of sophomore year; Duration: first three weeks of
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
summer term; 3 semester hours.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS (II)
peatable for credit under different titles.
For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Indi -
motions, kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and
vidual research or special problem projects supervised by
angular impulse-momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223,
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree
DCGN241. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite:
Junior Year
“Inde pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY (I) Causes and prevention of
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine rescue training.
able for credit.
Safety management and organization. Prerequisite: MNGN210.
Sophomore Year
1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Taken as the first week of
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of
summer session.
mining and mining economics. Topics include mining law,
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY (I,
exploration and sampling, reserve estimation, project evalua-
II) Training in practical mine labor functions including: op-
tion, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting, load-
eration of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD ma-
ing and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to
chines. Training stresses safe operation of equipment and
surface and underground mining methods. Prerequisite:
safe handling of explosives. Introduction to front-line man-
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
agement techniques. Prerequisite: MNGN210, MNGN308 or
MNGN222. INTRODUCTION TO EXPLOSIVES ENGI-
consent of instructor. 2 semester hours.
NEERING (S) A basic introduction to explosive engineering
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN (I) (WI) Analysis
and applied explosive science for students that recently com-
of elements of surface mine operation and design of surface
pleted their freshman or sophomore years at CSM. Topics
mining system components with emphasis on minimization
covered will include safety and explosive regulations, chem-
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of effi-
istry of explosives, explosives physics, and detonation prop-
cient use of mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations,
erties. The course features a significant practical learning
equipment selection, final pit determinations, short- and long-
component with several sessions held at the Explosives Re-
range planning, road layouts, dump planning, and cost esti-
search Laboratory in Idaho Springs. Students completing this
mation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours
course will be well prepared for more advanced work in
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS (II) (WI) Devoted
Senior Year
to surface and underground coal mining methods and design.
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN (II) Selec-
The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining methods,
tion, design, and development of most suitable underground
including pertinent design-related regulations, and over -
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological
burden removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden
properties of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics),
equipment selection and cost estimation are presented. The
conservation considerations, and associated environmental
underground mining portion emphasizes general mine layout;
impacts. Reserve estimates, development and production
detailed layout of continuous, conventional, longwall, and
planning, engineering drawings for development and extrac-
shortwall sections. General cost and manning requirements;
tion, underground haulage systems, and cost estimates.
and production analysis. Federal and state health and safety
Prerequisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre -
mester hours.
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester
MNGN322/323. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL
hours
PROCESSING AND LABORATORY (I) Principles and
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
practice of crushing, grinding, size classification; mineral
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock sub-
concentration technologies including magnetic and electro-
stance and rock mass response to applied loads. Principles
static separation, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimenta-
of elastic analysis and stress-strain relationships. Elementary
tion, thickening, filtration and product drying as well as
principles of the theoretical and applied design of under-
tailings disposal technologies are included. The course is
ground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical ap-
open to all CSM students. Prerequisite: PHGN200/ 210,
plied aspects. Prerequisite: DCGN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours
MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
hours.
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I This course
MNGN404. TUNNELING (I) Modern tunneling techniques.
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
Emphasis on evaluation of ground conditions, estimation of
tunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge in-
support requirements, methods of tunnel driving and boring,
cluding terminology and understanding of explosives science
design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
and engineering concepts. Student learning will be demon-
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
strated by assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning assis-
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING (I) The
tance will come in the form of multidisciplinary lectures
course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of
complemented by a few experts’ lectures from government,
mine layouts developed in both underground and surface.
industry and the explosives engineering community. Pre-req-
Underground mining sections includes design of coal and
uisites: none. 3 semester hours.
hard rock pillars, mine layout design for tabular and massive
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics of ore bodies,
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon of
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
rock mass characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
in rock masses, probabilistic and deterministic approaches to
aver age of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
design of slopes, and remedial measures for slope stability
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
problems. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or equivalent. 3 hours
under special conditions.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
EXCAVATIONS Design of underground excavations and
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
support. Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
around excavations using analytical and numerical methods.
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and labora-
peatable for credit under different titles.
tory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating sys-
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
tems for site characterization and excavation design. Study of
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
support types and selection of support for underground exca-
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
vations. Use of numerical models for design of shafts, tun-
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
nels and large chambers. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION (II) Theory and
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives, blasting,
hours. Repeatable for credit.
and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
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applications to surface and underground excavation. Pre -
of some fundamental concepts. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
requisite: DCGN241 concurrent enrollment or instructors con-
hours.
sent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY (I) Experiments
MNGN408 UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUC -
to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Co-requisite:
TION (I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground
MNGN421 or Instructor's consent.. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
civil works. Tunneling and the construction of underground
hour.
openings for power facilities, water conveyance, transporta-
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION (II) Fundamentals of
tion, and waste disposal; design, excavation and support of
mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust, temperature,
underground openings. Emphasis on consulting practice, case
and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of
studies, geotechnical design, and construction methods. Pre-
systems. Prerequisite: EGGN351, EGGN371 and MNGN314
requisite: EGGN361 OR MNGN321, or Instructor’s consent.
or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semes-
2 hours of lecture; 2 semester hours.
ter hours.
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (II)
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION (II) Course emphasis is on
Successful implementation and management of surface and
the business aspects of mining. Topics include time valuation
underground construction projects, preparation of contract
of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment cri -
documents, project bidding and estimating, contract awarding
teria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escala-
and notice to proceed, value engineering, risk management,
tion and inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures
construction management and dispute resolution, evaluation
are illustrated by case studies. Computer programs are used.
of differing site conditions claims. Prerequisite: MNGN 210
Prerequisite: Senior in Mining, graduate status or Instructor’s
or Instructor’s consent, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.
consent. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN (I) Analysis of mine
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials handling,
AND DESIGN REPORT I (I) (WI) Preparation of phase I
dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material han-
engineering report based on coordination of all previous
dling systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic descrip-
MNGN314 or Instructor’s consent. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
tion, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
lab; 3 semester hour.
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS Analytical
and cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429.
and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and displacements
Prerequisitie: EPIC251. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation
AND DESIGN REPORT II (II) (WI) Preparation of formal
behavior of rocks. Measurement and monitoring techniques
engineering report based on all course work in the mining
in rock mechanics. Principles of design of excavation in
option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment selection,
rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and empirical design
production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis. Pre -
methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches to rock
requisite: MNGN427, 428. 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVI-
structures in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its allevia-
RONMENT This course covers studies of the interface
tion. Prerequisite: MNGN321 or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours
between mining and metallurgical process engineering and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
environmental engineering areas. Wastes, effluents and their
point sources in mining and metallurgical processes such as
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS
mineral concentration, value extraction and process metal-
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and
lurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
broken ground using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and efflu-
design and other ground support methods. Coal, evaporite,
ent control, disposal and materials recycling are covered.
metallic and nonmetallic deposits included. Prerequisite:
Engi neering design and engineering cost components are
MNGN321, concurrent enrollment or Instructor’s consent.
also included for some examples chosen. The ratio of funda-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
mentals applications coverage is about 1:1. Prerequisite: In-
MNGN422/522. FLOTATION Science and engineering
structor’s consent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
govern ing the practice of mineral concentration by flotation.
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (II) Applica-
Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
tion of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
inter actions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work
design and evaluation as well as tailings handling are also
using computer techniques to improve efficiency of mining
covered. The course also includes laboratory demonstrations
operations. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 2 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS Projects to accompany
Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in slope
the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite: MNGN422 or In-
design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for de-
structor’s consent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
terring physical properties required for slope design. Applica-
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN (II)
tion of numerical modeling and analytical techniques to slope
Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal
stability determinations for hard rock and soft rock environ-
reserve. This course shall utilize all previous course material
ments. Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lecture.
in the actual design of an underground coal mine. Ventilation,
3 semester hours.
materials handling, electrical transmission and distribution,
MNGN452/552. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING
fluid mechanics, equipment selection and application, mine
OF ORES (II) Theory and application of advanced methods
plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
of extracting and processing of minerals, underground or in
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321,
situ, to recover solutions and concentrates of value-materials,
MNGN414, EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. Con-
by minimization of the traditional surface processing and
current enrollment with the Instructor’s consent permitted.
disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts. Pre-
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
requisite: Senior or graduate status; Instructor’s consent.
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I) Introduction to elemen-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
tary probability theory and its applications in engineering
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION (II)
and sciences; discrete and continuous probability distribu-
This course describes the engineering principles and practices
tions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regres-
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement
sion; spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on
and aggregates industries. The course will cover resource defi -
applications in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites:
nition, quarry planning and design, extraction, and process-
MATH112. 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester
ing of material for cement and aggregate production. Permitting
hours.
issues and reclamation, particle sizing and environmental
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS (I)
practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite: MNGN312,
Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment re-
MNGN322, MNGN323, or Instructor’s consent. 3 hours lec-
placement theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to
ture; 3 semester hours. Offered in spring.
equipment replacement decision making. Topics include:
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT (II) Basic principles
oper ating and maintenance costs, obsolescence factors, tech-
of successful mine management including supervision skills,
nological changes, salvage, capital investments, minimal
administrative policies, industrial and human relations, im-
aver age annual costs, optimum economic life, infinite and
provement engineering, risk management, conflict resolution
finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement vs.
and external affairs. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status or
expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replace-
Instructor's consent. 2 hours lecture and 1 hour case study
ment expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or gradu-
presentation / discussion per week; 3 semester hours.
ate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II This course
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING
gives students in engineering and applied sciences the oppor-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
tunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
engi neering and science applications as they apply to indus-
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Instructor’s
try and real life examples. Students will expand upon their
consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
MNGN333 knowledge and develop a more advanced knowl-
credit under different titles.
edge base including an understanding of the subject as it ap-
plies to their specific project interests. Assignments, quizzes,
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) (WI) Individ-
concept modeling and their project development and presen-
ual research or special problem projects supervised by a fac-
tation will demonstrate student's progress. Prerequisite: none.
ulty member. When a student and instructor agree on a
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
subject matter, content, method of assessment, and credit
hours, it must be approved by the Department Head. Prereq-
MNGN445/545. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Introduc-
uisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and
tion to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geo-
hours. Repeatable for credit.
logical structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data
collection techniques, hydrological factors, methods of
analysis of slope stability, wedge intersections, monitoring
and maintenance of final pit slopes, classification of slides.
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in slope design.
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Petroleum Engineering
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the
profession, as well as advanced engineering applications.
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Department Head
Qualified students may continue their education and earn a
HOSSEIN KAZEMI, Chesebro’ Distinguished Professor
Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of
ERDAL OZKAN, Professor
Philosophy degrees.
AZRA TUTUNCU, Harry D. Campbell Chair and Professor
YU-SHU WU, CMG Chair and Professor
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experi-
ALFRED W. EUSTES III, Associate Professor
ence, the Petroleum Engineering faculty recommend that all
JENNIFER L. MISKIMINS, Associate Professor
petroleum engineering students have notebook computers.
MANIKA PRASAD, Associate Professor
Recommended specifications for the computer can be ob-
TODD HOFFMAN, Assistant Professor
tained from the CSM Academic Computing & Networking
XIAOLONG YIN, Assistant Professor
web site.
LINDA BATTALORA, Teaching Associate Professor
MARK G. MILLER, Teaching Associate Professor
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages stu-
M.W. SCOGGINS, Research Professor and CSM President
dent involvement with the Society of Petroleum Engineers,
BILLY J. MITCHELL, Professor Emeritus
the American Association of Drilling Engineers, and the
CRAIG W. VAN KIRK, Professor Emeritus
American Rock Mechanics Association. The department
RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN, Associate Professor Emeritus
provides some financial support for students attending the
Program Description
annual technical conferences for these professional societies.
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the
New laboratory and computer equipment added during the
safe and environmentally sound exploration, evaluation, de-
past few years total more than $3 million. The department
velopment, and recovery of oil, gas, geothermal, and other
has state-of-the-art laboratories in a wide range of technical
fluids in the earth. Skills in this branch of engineering are
areas, including the following undergraduate labs:
needed to meet the world's ever-increasing demand for hy-
Computer Laboratory
drocarbon fuel, thermal energy, and waste and pollution man-
This computer laboratory is available for general use and
agement.
classroom instruction. It is continuously open for student use.
Graduates of our program are in great demand in private
Software includes more than $5.0 million in donated industry
industry, as evidenced by the strong job market and high
software used by oil and gas companies and research labs
salaries. The petroleum industry offers a wide range of em-
around the world.
ployment opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
during summer breaks and after graduation. Exciting experi-
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains a computer
ences range from field work in drilling and producing oil and
controlled, full-scale, drilling rig simulator. It includes drilling
gas fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities. World-
controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore
wide travel and overseas assignments are available for inter-
drilling operations and well control situations. This lab also
ested students.
has three small scale drilling rig simulators, identical to those
One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering De-
used in industrial well control training facilities.
partment is to prepare students to succeed in an energy indus-
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
try that is evolving into an industry working with many
Rock properties are measured that affect economic devel-
energy sources. Besides developing technical competence in
opment of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured prop-
petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
erties include permeability, porosity, and relative
can help you contribute to the development of alternative en-
permeability. "Hands on" experiences with simple and so-
ergy sources such as geothermal. In addition to exciting ca-
phisticated equipment are provided.
reers in the petroleum industry, many petroleum engineering
Drilling Field Laboratory
graduates find rewarding careers in the environmental arena,
Modern equipment found on drilling rigs world-wide en-
law, medicine, business, and many other walks of life.
ables students to evaluate and design fluid systems required
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities
in drilling operations.
through formal exchange programs with the Petroleum Engi-
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
neering Department at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Aus-
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs
tria, Technical University in Delft, Holland, and the
are measured for realistic conditions of elevated temperature
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Qualified under-
and pressure. This laboratory accentuates principles studied
graduate and graduate students from each school can attend
in lectures.
the other for one semester and receive full transfer credit
back at the home university.
Petroleum Engineering Summer Sessions
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the
sophomore year and one after the junior year, are important
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parts of the educational experience. The first is a two-week
graduate programs. Students are well prepared for life-
session designed to introduce the student to the petroleum in-
long learning, an international and diverse career, further
dustry. Various career opportunities are highlighted as well as
education, and public service. The program emphasizes
showing petroleum field and office operations and geology.
integrated and multi disciplinary teamwork in classroom
In addition, students are indoctrinated in health, safety, and
instruction and in research, and actively pursues interdis-
environmental awareness. Petroleum Engineering, a truly
ciplinary activities with many other CSM departments,
unique and exciting engineering discipline, can be experi-
particularly the Earth Science/Engineering programs.
enced by visiting petroleum operations. Historically, the
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
areas visited have included Europe, Alaska, Canada, the U.S.
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
Gulf Coast, California, the Midcontinent, the Northeast US,
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, individuals interested in the
and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Petroleum Engineering program educational objectives are
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-
encouraged to contact faculty, visit the CSM campus, or visit
depth study of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology
our website: www.mines.edu. The Petroleum Engineering
in Western Colorado. The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil
program educational objectives can also be found posted in
field in the Rocky Mountain region and has undergone pri-
the hallway outside the department office. The specific educa-
mary, secondary, and enhanced recovery processes. Field work
tional objectives are outlined below:
in the area provide the setting for understanding the complex-
1. Broad education as evidenced by:
ity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety is-
CSM design and system courses
sues in the context of reservoir development and management.
Effective communication
Other Opportunities
Skills necessary for diverse and international profes-
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or
sional career
minoring in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective
Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong
course PEGN 102, Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in
learning
the spring semester. Also, seniors may take 500-level graduate
2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and
courses that include topics such as drilling, reservoir, and pro-
practices as shown by:
duction engineering; reservoir simulation and characteriza-
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program Criteria
tion, and economics and risk analysis with instructor
Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse
concurrence (see the CSM Graduate Bulletin for course offer-
backgrounds
ings).
Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in
3. Applied problem solving skills as demonstrated by:
Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Engineering
Designing and conducting experiments
Accredita tion Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050,
Problem solving skills in engineering practice
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.
Working real world problems
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental,
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
and professional responsibilities by:
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program con-
Following established Department and Colorado
tinues to evolve over time in response to the needs of the
School of Mines honor codes
graduates and industry; in concert with the Colorado School
Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real
of Mines Institutional Mission Statement and the Profile of
world problems
the Future Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation re-
Awareness of health and safety issues
quirements specified by the Engineering Accreditation Com-
5. Multidisciplinary team skills as displayed by:
mission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Integrating information and data from multiple sources
Technology. The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Pro-
Critical team skills
gram is:
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
Curriculum
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform re-
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered
search that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum
to great depth at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both
technology, and to serve the industry and public good
in the classroom and laboratory instruction, and in research.
through professional societies and public service. This
Specific areas include fundamental fluid and rock behavior,
mission is achieved through proactive leadership in pro-
drilling, formation evaluation, well completions and stimula-
viding a solid foundation for both the undergraduate and
tion, well testing, production operations and artificial lift,
reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil recov-
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ery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmen-
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
tal and safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of
PEGN315 Summer Field Session I
2
2
these topics.
Total
2
The Petroleum Engineering student studies mathematics,
Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
computer science, chemistry, physics, general engineering,
GEOL315 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
2
3
3
PEGN305 Computational Methods
2
2
the humanities, technical communication (including re-
PEGN310 Reservoir Fluid Properties
2
2
searching subjects, report writing, oral presentations, and lis-
PEGN311 Drilling Engineering
3
3
4
tening skills), and environmental topics. A unique aspect is
PEGN419 Well Log Anal. & Formation Eval.
2
3
3
the breadth and depth of the total program structured in a
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
manner that prepares each graduate for a successful career
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0
.5
from the standpoints of technical competence, managerial
Total
17.5
abilities, and multidisciplinary experiences. The needs for
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
continued learning and professionalism are stressed.
GEOL308 Intro. Applied Structural Geology
2
3
3
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of
PEGN438 Geostatistics
2
3
3
students and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching
PEGN361 Well Completions
3
3
PEGN411 Mechanics of Petrol. Production
3
3
and research in all the major areas of petroleum engineering
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
listed above. Additionally, the faculty members have signifi-
Free Elective
3
3
cant industrial backgrounds that lead to meaningful design
Total
18
experi ences for the students. Engineering design is taught
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
throughout the curriculum including a senior design course on
PEGN316 Summer Field Session II
2
2
applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development
Total
2
and management problems. The senior design course is truly
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
multidisciplinary with students and professors from the Petro-
PEGN481 Petroleum Seminar
2
2
leum Engineering, Geophysics, and Geology and Geological
PEGN423 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. I
3
3
Engineering departments.
PEGN413 Gas Meas. & Formation Evaluation
6
2
The program has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
PEGN414 Well Test Analysis and Design
3
3
for laboratory instruction and experimental research. To
PEGN422 Econ. & Eval. Oil & Gas Projects
3
3
maintain leadership in future petroleum engineering technol-
Free Elective
3
3
ogy, decision making, and management, computers are incor-
Total
16
porated into every part of the program, from undergraduate
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
instruction through graduate student and faculty research.
PEGN424 Petroleum Reservoir Eng. II
3
3
PEGN426 Stimulation
3
3
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, pe-
PEGN439 Multidisciplinary Design
2
3
3
troleum companies, research laboratories, and geologic out-
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3
3
crops of nearby producing formations. There are many
Free Elective
3
3
opportunities for short field trips and for summer and part-
Total
15
time employment in the oil and gas industry in the Denver
Degree Total
139.5
metropolitan 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 Master of Engineering or Master of
EPICS251 - 268 (choose one)
3
3
Science Degree while completing the requirements for the
DCGN241 Statics
3
3
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
Bachelor's Degree. These degrees are of special interest to
PHGN200 Physics II
3.5
3
4.5
those planning on studying abroad or wanting to get a head
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
start on graduate education. These combined programs are
Total
18
individualized and a plan of study should be discussed with
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
the student's academic advisor any time after the Sophomore
DCGN209 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
year.
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials
3
3
PEGN251 Fluid Mechanics
3
3
PEGN308 Res. Rock Properties
2
3
3
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
Total
18
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Description of Courses
reservoirs. Darcy’s law for linear horizontal and tilted flow,
Freshman Year
radial flow for single phase liquids and gases, multiphase
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and forma-
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum
tion compressibility are also discussed. This course is desig-
industry-exploration, development, processing, transportation,
nated as a writing intensive course (WI). Corequisite:
distribution, engineering ethics and professionalism. This
PEGN251. Prerequisite or Corequisite DCGN241. 2 hours
elective course is recommended for all PE majors, minors,
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and other interested students. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Junior Year
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM
PEGN305 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING (I) This course is an intro-
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
duction to computers and computer programming applied to
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
petroleum engineering. Emphasis will be on learning Visual
Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours.
Basic programming techniques to solve engineering problems.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
A toolbox of fluid property and numerical techniques will be
developed. Prerequisite: MATH213. 2 hours lecture; 2 se-
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
mester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES (I) Proper-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
ties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composi-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
tion of oil, gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for
for credit under different titles.
engineering applications. Flash calculations with k-values
and equation of state. Introduction to reservoir simulation
Sophomore Year
software. Prerequisites: DCGN209 and PEGN308. 2 hours
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS (II) Fundamental course
lecture; 2 semester hours.
in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in pipelines, sur-
face facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING (I) Study of drilling
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, di-
operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts, rig se-
mensional analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian
lection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string
and non-Newtonian fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture for-
design, directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Prereq-
mat with demonstrations and practical problem solving, coor-
uisites: PEGN251, PEGN315, and DCGN241. 3 hours lec-
dinated with PEGN 308. Students cannot receive credit for
ture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
both PEGN 251 Fluid Mechanics and EGGN351 Fluid Me-
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I (S) This two-
chanics. Prerequisite: MATH213. Corequisite: PEGN308.
week course taken after the completion of the sophomore
Prerequisite or Corequisite: DCGN209 and DCGN241.
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and other engineering operations. Engineering design prob-
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM
lems are integrated throughout the two-week session. On-site
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
visits to various oil field operations in the past included the
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California,
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include drilling,
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, arti-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ficial lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included
are environmental and safety issues as related to the petro-
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
leum industry. Prerequisite: PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II (S) This two-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
week course is taken after the completion of the junior year.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reser-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
voir management. Field trips in the area provide the opportu-
for credit under different titles.
nity to study eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and
marine depositional systems. These field trips provide the
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES (II) (WI)
setting for understanding the complexity of each system in
Intro duction to basic reservoir rock properties and their
the context of reservoir development and management.
measurements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations,
Petro leum systems including the source, maturity, and trap-
volumetric equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism,
ping of hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum
pressure and temperature gradients, abnormally pressured
exploration and development. Geologic methods incorporat-
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ing both surface and subsurface data are used extensively.
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION
Prerequisites: PEGN315, PEGN411, PEGN419, GEOL308,
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability in-
and GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
cluding single and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
of artificial lift methods including gas lift, sucker rod pumps,
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumps. Prereq-
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
uisites: PEGN 251, PEGN308, PEGN310, and PEGN311.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
PEGN419/GPGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
aver age of at least 2.00. 0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative
FORMATION EVALUATION (I) An introduction to well
Education credit does not count toward graduation except
logging methods, including the relationship between meas-
under special conditions.
ured properties and reservoir properties. Analysis of log
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (I or II) A
suites for reservoir size and content. Graphical and analytical
sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet pres-
methods will be developed to allow the student to better visu-
ent energy needs while preserving the ability of future gener-
alize the reservoir, its contents, and its potential for produc-
ations to meet their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems
tion. Use of the computer as a tool to handle data, create
introduces undergraduate students to sustainable energy sys-
graphs and log traces, and make computations of reservoir
tems that will be available in the 21st century. The course fo-
parameters is required. Prerequisite: PEGN308. Corequisites:
cuses on sustainable energy sources, especially renewable
PEGN310 and GEOL315. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 se-
energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students are
mester hours.
introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become fa-
Senior Year
miliar with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION
energy supply and demand that sustainable energy systems
EVALUATION LAB (I) (WI) This lab investigates the prop-
are needed. The ability to improve energy use efficiency and
erties of a gas such as vapor pressure, dew point pressure,
the impact of energy sources on the environment are dis-
and field methods of measuring gas volumes. The application
cussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and their ap-
of well logging and formation evaluation concepts are also
plicability to different energy sectors are presented. The
investigated. This course is designated as a writing intensive
course is recommended for students who plan to enter the en-
course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN310. Coreq-
ergy industry or students who would like an introduction to
uisite: PEGN423. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
sustainable energy systems. Prerequisite: EPIC151 or con-
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (I) 
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing:
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING (II) (WI) This
build-up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas.
class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into com-
Flow tests and well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis.
pletion operations. Topics include casing design, cement
Super position, active and interference tests. Well test design.
planning, completion techniques and equipment, tubing de-
Prerequisites: MATH225 and PEGN419. 3 hours lecture; 3
sign, wellhead selection, and sand control, and perforation
semester hours.
procedures. This course is designed as a writing intensive
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL
course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN311 and EPIC251, Prereq-
AND GAS PROJECTS (I) Project economics for oil and gas
uisite or Corequisite: EGGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
projects under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Topics
hours.
include time value of money concepts, discount rate assump-
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM
tions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes, expected
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
value concept, decision trees, gambler’s ruin, and Monte
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
Carlo simulation techniques. Prerequisite: PEGN438/
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
MNGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
(I) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies.
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Material balance calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
condensate, solution-gas and gas-cap reservoirs with or with-
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
out water drive. Primary reservoir performance. Forecasting
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
future recoveries by incremental material balance. Prerequi-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
sites: PEGN316, PEGN419 and MACS315 (MACS315 only
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for credit under different titles.
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PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING (I or II) Energy
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery
Engi neering is an overview of energy sources that will be
processes. Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement
available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the his-
processes, gas-liquid displacement processes, and thermal
tory of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the
recovery processes. Introduction to numerical reservoir
science and technology of energy, including geothermal
simula tion, history matching and forecasting. Prerequisite:
energy, fossil energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, wind
PEGN423. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy and the environ-
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION
ment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy, and
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin
energy forecasts. This broad background will give you addi-
damage associated with completions and well productivity.
tional flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an
Fluid types and properties; characterizations of compatibili-
energy industry that is evolving from an industry dominated
ties. Stimulation techniques; acidizing and fracturing. Selec-
by fossil fuels to an industry working with many energy
tion of proppants and fluids; types, placement and
sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture;
compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture di-
3 semester hours.
mensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR (I) (WI) Written and
and design. Prerequisites: PEGN361 and PEGN411. 3 hours
oral presentations by each student on current energy topics.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING (II)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 2 hours lecture; 2 semes-
Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling
ter hours.
programs, directional and horizontal well planning. This
PEGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
elective course is recommended for petroleum engineering
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM
majors interested in drilling. Prerequisites: PEGN311 and
ENGINEERING (I, II) Pilot course or special topics course.
EGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
PEGN438/MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS (I & II) Introduc-
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
tion to elementary probability theory and its applications in
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester
engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probabil-
hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
ity distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing;
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
linear regression; spatial correlations and geostatistics with
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
emphasis on applications in earth sciences and engineering.
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
Pre requisite: MATH112. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 se-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
mester hours.
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
PEGN439/GEGN439/GPGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable
PETROLEUM DESIGN (II) This is a multidisciplinary de-
for credit under different titles.
sign course that integrates fundamentals and design concepts
in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering. Students
work in integrated teams consisting of students from each of
the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design problems in oil
and gas exploration and field development are assigned. Sev-
eral written and oral presentations are made throughout the
semester. Project economics including risk analysis are an in-
tegral part of the course. Prerequisites: PE Majors:
GEOL308, PEGN316, PEGN422, PEGN423 and PEGN414.
Corequisites: PEGN424 and PEGN426; Prerequisites GE
Majors: GEOL308 or GEOL309, GEGN438, GEGN316 and
EPIC264. Prerequisites GP Majors: GPGN302, GPGN303
and EPIC268. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
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Physics
its most fundamental level. Engineering Physics is not a spe-
cialized branch of physics, but an interdisciplinary area
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
wherein the basic physics subject matter, which forms the
REUBEN T. COLLINS, Professor
backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken fur-
UWE GREIFE, Professor
ther toward application to engineering. The degree is accred-
FRANK V. KOWALSKI, Professor
ited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
MARK T. LUSK, Professor
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
JOHN A. SCALES, Professor
JEFF A. SQUIER, Professor
(ABET). At CSM, the required engineering physics curricu-
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
lum includes all of the undergraduate physics courses that
LINCOLN D. CARR, Associate Professor
would form the physics curriculum at any good university,
CHARLES G. DURFEE, III, Associate Professor
but in addition to these basic courses, the CSM requirements
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor
include pre-engineering and engineering courses, which
FREDERIC SARAZIN, Associate Professor
physics majors at other universities would not ordinarily
ERIC S. TOBERER, Assistant Professor
take. These courses include engineering science, design, sys-
LAWRENCE R. WIENCKE, Associate Professor
tems, summer field session, and a capstone senior design se-
DAVID M. WOOD, Associate Professor
quence culminating in a senior thesis.
ZHIGANG WU, Assistant Professor
TODD G. RUSKELL, Teaching Professor
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it
CHARLES A. STONE, Teaching Professor
possible for the engineering physics graduate to work at the
MATTHEW M. YOUNG, Teaching Professor
interface between science and technology, where new discov-
ALEX T. FLOURNOY, Teaching Associate Professor
eries are continually being put to practice. While the engi-
PATRICK B. KOHL, Teaching Associate Professor
neering physicist is at home applying existing technologies,
H. VINCENT KUO, Teaching Associate Professor
he or she is also capable of striking out in different direc tions
JOHN U. TREFNY, Professor Emeritus and President Emeritus
to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being
F. EDWARD CECIL, University Professor Emeritus
JAMES T. BROWN, Professor Emeritus
able to work at this cutting edge that makes the engi neering
JOHN A. DESANTO, Professor Emeritus
physics degree attractive to many students.
JAMES A. McNEIL, University Professor Emeritus
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary
FRANKLIN D. SCHOWENGERDT, Professor Emeritus
widely, illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program.
DON L. WILLIAMSON, Professor Emeritus
Approximately half of the graduating seniors go on to gradu-
F. RICHARD YEATTS, Professor Emeritus
ate school in physics or a closely related field of engineering.
WILLIAM B. LAW, Associate Professor Emeritus
Some go to medical, law, or other professional post-graduate
ARTHUR Y. SAKAKURA, Associate Professor Emeritus
JOSEPH D. BEACH, Research Associate Professor
schools. Others find employment in fields as diverse as elec-
JAMES E. BERNARD, Research Associate Professor
tronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials de-
M. SCOTT BRADLEY, Research Assistant Professor
velopment, biomedical applications, nuclear energy, solar
MARK W. COFFEY, Research Professor
energy, and geophysical exploration.
P. DAVID FLAMMER, Research Assistant Professor
The physics department maintains modern well-equipped
ALBERTO FRANCESCHETTI, Research Professor
laboratories for general physics, modern physics, electronics,
DAVID S. GINLEY, Research Professor
FREDRICK E. GRAY, Research Assistant Professor
and advanced experimentation. There are research labora -
RUSSELL E. HOLLINGSWORTH, Research Professor
tories for the study of condensed matter physics, surface
G. MARTIN HUDSON, Research Professor
physics, materials science, optics, and nuclear physics, in-
JONATHAN L. MACE, Research Professor
cluding an NSF-funded laboratory for solar and electronic
DANA C. OLSON, Research Assistant Professor
materials processing. The department also maintains elec-
VOICU A. POPESCU, Research Assistant Professor
tronic and machine shops.
ZEEV SHAYER, Research Professor
STEVE J. SMITH, Research Assistant Professor
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
PAULS STRADINS, Research Professor
Science in Engineering Physics)
ADELE C. TAMBOLI, Research Assistant Professor
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educa-
QI WANG, Research Professor
tional objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and
JOHN M. YARBROUGH, Research Assistant Professor
the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the physics department
XIUWEN ZHANG, Research Assistant Professor
embraces the broad institutional educational objectives as
Program Description
summarized in the Graduate Profile. The additional engineer-
Engineering Physics
ing physics program-specific educational objectives are listed
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation
below.
of most of the science and engineering disciplines. As such, it
All engineering physics graduates must have the factual
has always attracted those who want to understand nature at
knowledge and other thinking skills necessary to con-
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struct an appropriate understanding of physical phe-
the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. Students in this
nomena in an applied context.
Combined Baccalaureate/Doctoral Program may fulfill part
All engineering physics graduates must have the ability to
of the requirements of their doctoral degree by including up
communicate effectively.
to six hours of specified course credits that are also used to
Throughout their careers engineering physics graduates
fulfill the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These
should be able to function effectively and responsibly
courses may only be applied toward fulfilling Doctoral De-
in society.
gree requirements. Courses must meet all requirements for
Combined Baccalaureate / Masters and
graduate credit, but their grades are not included in calculat-
Baccalaureate / Doctoral Degree Programs
ing the graduate GPA.
The Physics Department, independently, and in collabora-
Interested students can obtain additional information and
tion with the Department of Metallurgical and Materials En-
detailed curricula from the Physics Department or from the
gineering, the Engineering Division, the Department of
participating Engineering Departments.
Mathematical and Computer Sciences, and the Nuclear Sci-
Minor and Area of Special Interest
ence and Engineering Program offers five-year programs in
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Inter-
which students obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineer-
est for students not majoring in physics. The requirements
ing Physics as well as a Masters Degree in Applied Physics,
are as follows:
an Engineering discipline, or Mathematics. There are four
Area of Special Interest: 12 sem. hrs. minimum (includes
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, and one mathemat-
3 semester hours of PHGN100 or 200)
ics track. The first two lead to a Masters degree in Engineer-
ing with a mechanical or electrical specialty. Students in the
Minor: 18 sem. hrs. minimum (includes 3 semester hours
third track receive a Masters of Metallurgical and Materials
of PHGN100 or 200)
Engineering with an electronic materials emphasis. Students
Two courses (one year) of modern physics:
in the fourth track receive a Masters degree in Nuclear Engi-
PHGN300/310 Modern Physics I 3 sem. hrs. and
neering. The Applied Physics tracks are in the areas of con-
PHGN320 Modern Physics II 4 sem. hrs.
densed matter, applied optics, and applied nuclear physics.
One course:
The Mathematics track emphasizes applied mathematics and
PHGN341 Thermal Physics 3 sem. hrs. or
computational science and results in a Masters degree in
PHGN350 Mechanics 4 sem. hrs. or
Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The programs empha-
PHGN361 Electromagnetism 3 sem. hrs.
size a strong background in fundamentals of science, in addi-
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division
tion to practical experience within an applied physics,
(400-level) and/or graduate (500-level) courses which form a
engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the under-
logical sequence in a specific field of study as determined in
graduate electives of students involved in each track are
consultation with the Physics Department and the student’s
specified. For this reason, students are expected to apply to
option department.
the program during the first semester of their sophomore year
(in special cases late entry can be approved by the program
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must be maintained to
Sophomore Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
guarantee admission into the engineering and physics gradu-
MATH213 Calculus for Scientists & Engn’rs III 4
4
PHGN200 Physics II
2
4
4.5
ate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must be maintained
EPIC251 Design II
3
3
to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate pro-
SYGN200 Human Systems
3
3
gram.
PAGN201 Physical Education III
2
0.5
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report
Total
15
or case study during the fifth year. Students in the physics
Sophomore Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
and mathematics tracks must complete a master's thesis. Stu-
MATH225 Differential Equations
3
3
dents in the nuclear engineering program can choose between
MATH332 Linear Algebra
3
3
thesis and non-thesis options. The case study or thesis
DCGN210 Introduction to Thermodynamics
3
3
should begin during the senior year as part of the Senior De-
PHGN300/310 Physics III-Modern Physics I
3
3
sign experience. Participants must identify an engineering or
PHGN215 Analog Electronics
3
3
4
PAGN202 Physical Education IV
2
0.5
physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year who
Total
16.5
will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coor-
dinate the senior design project with the case study or thesis
Summer Session
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
completed in the fifth year.
PHGN384 Summer Field Session (6 weeks)
6
It is also possible for undergraduate students to begin work
Total
6
on a Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics while completing
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Junior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
Sophomore Year
PHGN315 Advanced Physics Lab I (WI)
1
3
2
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PHGN311 Introduction to Math. Physics
3
3
OPTICS (I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3
3
to the fundamental laws and concepts of electricity and mag -
PHGN317 Digital Circuits
2
3
3
netism, electromagnetic devices, electromagnetic behavior
PHGN350 Intermediate Mechanics
4
4
of materials, applications to simple circuits, electromagnetic
Total
15
radia tion, and an introduction to optical phenomena. Prerequi-
Junior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
site: Grade of C or better in PHGN100, concurrent enroll-
PHGN361 Intermediate Electromagnetism
3
3
ment in MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5
PHGN320 Modern Physics II
4
4
PHGN326 Advanced Physics Lab II (WI)
1
3
2
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
PHGN341 Thermal Physics
3
3
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
EBGN201 Principles of Economics
3
3
PHGN215. ANALOG ELECTRONICS (II) Introduction to
Total
15
analog devices used in modern electronics and basic topics in
Senior Year Fall Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
PHGN471 Senior Design Principles I (WI)
0.5
0.5
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes
PHGN481 Senior Design Practice I (WI)
6
2.5
and computer based data acquisition. Topics covered include
PHGN462 Electromag. Waves & Opt. Physics
3
3
circuit analysis, electrical power, diodes, transistors (FET
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3
3
and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters, transducers, and
Free Elective I
3
3
inte grated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the use of
Free Elective II
3
3
Total
15
basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is
on practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including
Senior Year Spring Semester
lec.
lab. sem.hrs.
prototyping, troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style.
PHGN472 Senior Design Principles II (WI)
0.5
0.5
Prerequisite: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 se-
PHGN482 Senior Design Practice II (WI)
6
2.5
LAIS/EBGN H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III 3
3
mester hours.
Engineering Science Elective
3
3
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
Free Elective III
3
3
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
Free Elective IV
3
3
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
Total
15
peatable for credit under different titles.
Degree Total
130.5
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
Description of Courses
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS (I, II, S) A first
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a funda-
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
mental treatment of the concepts and applications of kine-
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
matics and dynamics of particles and systems of particles,
credit.
including Newton’s laws, energy and momentum, rotation,
Junior Year
oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH111 and concur-
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I (I) Our
rent enrollment in MATH112/122 or consent of instructor. 2
technical world is filled with countless examples of modern
hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved
physics. This course will discuss some historic experiments
for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer. Equiva-
that led to the key discoveries, and the basic concepts, theo-
lency for GT-SC1.
ries, and models behind some of our present day technolo-
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
gies. Topics may include special relativity, quantum physics,
topics course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department. Credit to
atomic and molecular physics, solid-state physics, semicon-
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
ductor theory and devices, nuclear physics, particle physics
peatable for credit under different titles.
and cosmology.Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enroll-
ment in MATH225 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
(II) The third course in introductory physics with in depth
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
discussion on special relativity, wave-particle duality, the
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Schroedinger equation, electrons in solids, quantum tunnel-
credit.
ing, nuclear structure and transmutations. Registration is
strongly recommended for declared physics majors and those
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considering majoring or minoring in physics. Prerequisite:
and medicine. Topics include: biological membranes, biolog-
PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225 or consent
ical mechanics and movement, neural networks, medical im-
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
aging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites:
PHYSICS Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such
PHGN 200 and BELS301/ESGN301, or permission of the
as mechanics, quantum mechanics, optics, and electricity
instruc tor, 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
and magnetism via the techniques of linear algebra, complex
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (I, II, S) Super-
variables, Fourier transforms, and vector calculus. Prerequi-
vised, full-time, engineering-related employment for a con-
site: PHGN300/310, MATH225, and MATH332 or consent
tinuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I (I) (WI) Intro-
semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point
duction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied to
aver age of at least 2.00. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and
up to 3 credit hours.
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
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL (I)
poten tials; Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Ele-
Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics.
mentary kinetic theory. An introduction to quantum statistics.
Topics covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, coun-
Prerequisite: DCGN209 or 210 and PHGN311. 3 hours lec-
ters, multiplexing, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog de-
ture; 3 semester hours.
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
PHGN320. MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF
and Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems
QUANTUM MECHANICS (II) Introduction to the
of particles, linear and driven oscillators, motion under a
Schroedinger theory of quantum mechanics. Topics include
central force, two-particle collisions and scattering, motion
Schroedinger’s equation, quantum theory of measurement,
in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid bodies.
the uncertainty principle, eigenfunctions and energy spectra,
Prerequisite: PHGN200. Co-requisite: PHGN311. 4 hours lec-
angular momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment of
ture; 4 semester hours.
identical particles. Example applications taken from atomic,
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM (II)
molecular, solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites:
Theory and application of the following: static electric and
PHGN300/310 and PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester
magnetic fields in free space, dielectric materials, and mag-
hours.
netic materials; steady currents; scalar and vector potentials;
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND
Gauss’ law and Laplace’s equation applied to boundary
ASTRO PHYSICS (II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler’s laws
value problems; Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws. Prerequisite:
and gravitation; solar system and its contents; electromagnetic
PHGN200 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
radiation and matter; stars: distances, magnitudes, spectral
PHGN384. APPARATUS DESIGN (S) Introduction to the
classification, structure, and evolution. Variable and unusual
design of engineering physics apparatus. Concentrated indi-
stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes, and
vidual participation in the design of machined and fabricated
models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequi-
system components, vacuum systems, electronics and com-
site: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
puter interfacing systems. Supplementary lectures on safety
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II (II) (WI) Con-
and laboratory techniques. Visits to regional research facili-
tinuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
ties and industrial plants. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310,
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid
PHGN215. Available in 4 or 6 credit hour blocks in the sum-
state physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
mer session usually following the sophomore year. The ma-
lab; 2 semester hours.
chine shop component also may be available in a 2-hour
block during the academic year. Total of 6 credit hours re-
PHGN333/BELS333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
quired for the Engineering Physics option. Repeatable for
(II) This course is designed to show the application of
credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
physics to biology. It will assess the relationships between
sequence structure and function in complex biological net-
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
works and the interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of department. Credit to
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be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
metals, and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics
peatable for credit under different titles.
may register only for PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320.
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
PHGN441/MLGN522. SOLID STATE PHYSICS
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
APPLICATIONS AND PHENOMENA Continuation of
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Indepen-
PHGN440/ MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications of
dent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
materials including: optical properties, superconductivity, di-
credit.
electric properties, magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and
Senior Year
interfaces. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR (I,II).
PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440 or MLGN502, or equiv-
Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
alent by instructor’s permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion.
hours.
Corequisite: PHGN300/310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Introduction to
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS.
numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics prob-
Review of the solar resource and components of solar irradi-
lems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analy-
ance; principles of photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic
sis of scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a
system design; photovoltaic electrical energy production and
survey of numerical algorithms and packages for analyzing
cost analysis of photovoltaic systems relative to fossil fuel al-
algebraic, differential, and matrix systems. The numerical
ternatives; introduction to concentrated photovoltaic systems
methods are introduced and developed in the analysis of ad-
and manufacturing methods for wafer-based and thin film
vanced physics problems taken from classical physics, astro-
photovoltaic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and MATH225.
physics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or
Basic; PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS Introduction to subatomic
(particle and nuclear) phenomena. Characterization and sys-
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
tematics of particle and nuclear states; symmetries; introduc-
PHYSICS (I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equa-
tion and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak, and strong
tion are studied, including plane waves, guided waves, re-
interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and
fraction, interference, diffraction and polarization; applications
shell models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite:
in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave guides. Pre-
PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS A survey of fundamental as-
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING Provides
pects of astrophysical phenomena, concentrating on measure-
students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
ments of basic stellar properties such as distance, luminosity,
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems
spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple models of
found in their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial
stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
optics, imaging, aberration analysis, use of commercial ray
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduc-
tracing and optimization, diffraction, linear systems and opti-
tion to cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models.
cal transfer functions, detectors and optical system examples.
Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Prerequisite: PHGN462 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
hours.
ture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN435/ChEN435/ChEN535/PHGN535/MLGN535. IN-
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES (I) (WI) The
TERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
PROCESSING LABORATORY Application of science and
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organiza-
engineering principles to the design, fabrication, and testing
tion, project planning, time management, literature research
of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on specific unit opera-
methods, record keeping, fundamentals of technical writing,
tions and the interrelation among processing steps. Prerequi-
professional ethics, project funding and intellectual property.
sites: Senior standing in PHGN, CHGN, MTGN, or EGGN.
Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-requisite:
Consent of instructor. 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semes-
PHGN481. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5 semester
ter hours.
hours.
PHGN440/MLGN502. SOLID STATE PHYSICS An ele-
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES (II) (WI) Con-
mentary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
tinuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482. 1 hour lecture in 7 class
sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
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PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS (I) Theory and application of
Bioengineering and Life
the following: Gaussian beams, optical cavities and wave
guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser oscilla-
Sciences (BELS)
tion, nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses. Prerequisite:
PHGN320. Co-requisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture;
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
3 semester hours.
JAMES F. ELY, Professor and BELS Director
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor and BELS Assistant Director
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (I) (WI) The first
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
of a two semester program covering the full spectrum of
DANIEL KNAUSS, Professor and Department Head
project design, drawing on all of the student's previous
KENT J. VOORHEES, Professor
course work. At the beginning of the first semester, the stu-
JAMES F. RANVILLE, Associate Professor
dent selects a research project in consultation with the Senior
KIM R. WILLIAMS, Associate Professor
Design Oversight Committee (SDOC) and the Project Men-
DAVID T. WU, Associate Professor
tor. The objectives of the project are given to the student in
MATTHEW C. POSEWITZ, Assistant Professor
broad outline form. The student then designs the entire proj-
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
ect, including any or all of the following elements as appro-
DAVID W. M. MARR, Professor and Department Head
priate: literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms,
TRACY Q. GARDNER, Teaching Associate Professor and Assistant
block-diagram electronics, computer data acquisition and/or
Department Head
JAMES F. ELY, Professor
analysis, sample materials, and measurement and/or analysis
ANNETTE L. BUNGE, Professor Emerita
sequences. The course culminates in a formal interim written
JOHN R. DORGAN, Professor
report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-requisite:
C. MARK MAUPIN, Assistant Professor
PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
KEITH B. NEEVES, Assistant Professor
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (II) (WI) Contin-
AMADEU SUM, Assistant Professor
uation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal writ-
NING WU, Assistant Professor
HUGH KING, Teaching Professor
ten report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Teaching Associate Professor
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester
PAUL OGG, Teaching Associate Professor
hours.
JOHN PERSICHETTI, Teaching Associate Professor
PHGN491. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (I)
JUDITH Y. SCHOONMAKER, Teaching Associate Professor
(WI) Individual work on an advanced research topic that in-
Division of Engineering
volves more challenging demands than a regular senior de-
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
sign project. Honors students will devote more time to their
WILLIAM A. HOFF, Associate Professor
project, and will produce an intermediate report in a more ad-
ANTHONY J. PETRELLA, Assistant Professor
vanced format. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
ANNE SILVERMAN, Assistant Professor
Corequisite: PHGN471. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
JOHN MCCRAY, Professor and Director
PHGN492. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE (II)
RONALD R. H. COHEN, Associate Professor
(WI) Continuation of PHGN481 or PHGN491. The course
LINDA A. FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
culminates in a formal written report and poster. The report
JUNKO MUNAKATA MARR, Associate Professor
may be in the form of a manuscript suitable for submission to
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
a professional journal. Prerequisite: PHGN481 or
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
PHGN491. Corequisite: PHGN472. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semes-
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Head
ter hours.
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor: Charles Franklin Fogarty Dis-
PHGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
tinguished Chair in Economic Geology
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS (I, II) Pilot course or special
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
topics course. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Credit to
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Re-
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Associate Professor
JASON DELBORNE, Assistant Professor
peatable for credit under different titles.
SANDRA WOODSON, Teaching Associate Professor
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
DINESH MEHTA, Professor
member, student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
MAHADEVAN GANESH, Professor
content, deliverables, and credit hours. Prerequisite: “Inde-
WILLIAM C. NAVIDI, Professor
pendent Study” form must be completed and submitted to the
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
IVAR E. REIMANIS, Professor
credit.
REED AYERS, Assistant Professor
HONGUIN LIANG, Assistant Professor
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Department of Physics
BELS313 General Biology II Laboratory
THOMAS E. FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
BELS321 Introduction to Genetics
JEFF SQUIER, Professor
BELS402 Cell Biology and Physiology
Programs Offered:
BELS404 Anatomy and Physiology
BELS405 Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
CHGN428 Biochemistry I
Area of Special Interest in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580 Microbiology & the Environment
Program Description
CHGN563/CHGC563/ESGN582 Environmental Microbiology Lab
The interdisciplinary program in Bioengineering and Life
BELS-approved Elective courses (including, but not limited to):
BELS320/LAIS320 Introduction to Ethics
Sciences (BELS) is administered by the Chemical and Bio-
BELS333/PHGN333 Introduction to Biophysics
logical Engineering Department. Participating departments
BELS350 Honors Undergraduate Research
(listed above) are represented on the Curriculum and Re-
BELS351 Honors Undergraduate Research
search Committee, which is responsible for the delivery and
BELS398 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
new course development for the program.
BELS415/ChEN415 Polymer Science and Technology
The mission of the BELS program is to offer Minors and
BELS432/CHEN432 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
Areas of Special Interest (ASI) at the undergraduate level,
BELS450 Honors Undergraduate Research
BELS451 Honors Undergraduate Research
and support areas of specialization at the graduate level, as
BELS325/EGGN325 Intro to Biomedical Engineering
well as to enable research opportunities for CSM students in
BELS425/EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
bioengineering and the life sciences.
BELS427/EGGN427 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
Bioengineering and the Life Sciences (BELS) are becom-
BELS428/EGGN428 Computational Biomechanics
ing increasingly significant in fulfilling the role and mission
BELS430/EGGN430 Biomedical Instrumentation
of the Colorado School of Mines. Many intellectual frontiers
BELS433/MATH433 Mathematical Biology
BELS453/EGGN453 Wastewater Engineering
within the fields of environment, energy, materials, and their
BELS470/CHEN470 Intro to Microfluidics
associated fields of science and engineering , are being
BELS498 Special Topics in Bioengineering and Life Sciences
driven by advances in the biosciences and the application of
BELS525/ EGGN Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
engineering to living processes.
BELS527/EGGN527 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering
Program Requirements:
BELS528/EGGN528 Computational Biomechanics
Minor in Bioengineering and Life Sciences:
BELS530/EGGN530 Biomedical Instrumentation
BELS541/ESGN541 Biochemical Treatment Processes
The Minor in BELS requires a minimum of 18 semester
CHGN422 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory
hours of acceptable coursework, as outlined under the Re-
CHGN508 Analytical Spectroscopy
quired Curriculum section that follows.
MLGN523 Applied Surface & Solution Chem.
The Area of Special Interest (ASI) in BELS requires a
ESGN401 Fundamentals of Ecology
minimum of 12 semester hours of acceptable coursework, as
BELS544/ESGN544 Aquatic Toxicology
outlined under the Required Curriculum section that follows.
BELS545/ESGN545 Environmental Toxicology
BELS596/ESGN596 Molecular Environmental Biotechnology
Enrollments in the BELS Minor and ASI are approved by
ESGN586 Microbiology of Engineered Environmental Systems
the Director or Associate Director, who monitor progress and
*CHGN221 Organic Chemistry I
completion.
*CHGN222 Organic Chemistry II
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility
Required Curriculum:
Both the Minor and the ASI require one core course (3 se-
Premedical Students
mester hours). The minor requires at least 6 additional credit
While medical college admissions requirements vary, most
hours from the Basic Life Science course list, and addi tional
require a minimum of:
BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at least 18
two semesters of General Chemistry with lab
credit hours. The ASI requires at least 3 additional credit
two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab
hours from the Life Science course list, and addi tional
two semesters of Calculus
BELS-approved courses to make up a total of at least 12
two semesters of Calculus-based Physics
credit hours.
two semesters of English Literature and Composition
Core Course:
two semesters of General Biology with lab.
BELS301 General Biology I
CSM currently offers all of these requirements. CSM also
Basic Life Science courses:
has a premedical student society. See
BELS303 General Biology II
BELS311 General Biology I Laboratory
http://stulife.mines.edu/premed for more information.
*Note: Only 3 hours of Organic Chemistry course credit
may be applied toward the BELS minor or ASI. General
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rules for Minor Programs and Areas of Special Interest are on
be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues and systems)
page 50 & 51 of this bulletin, Note, however, that due to the
and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: BELS303
interdisciplinary nature of the BELS minor and ASI pro-
or equivalent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
grams, there is no restriction on the number of credit hours
BELS320/LAIS320 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS A gen-
that may be taken in the student's degree grantling depart-
eral introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and his-
ment, provided that the course carries a BELS course number
torical traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one
and is not required by the degree program for graduation.
or more significant texts by such moral philosophers as Plato,
Description of Courses
Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart
BELS101 BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYS-
Mill, and others. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
TEMS (I,II) This course presents the basic principles and
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
properties of biological and environmental systems. It con-
BELS321. INTRO TO GENETICS (II) A study of the mech-
siders the chemistry of life and the structure and function of
anisms by which biological information is encoded, stored,
cells and organisms. Concepts related to physiology, energet-
and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics, molecular ge-
ics, and genetics are introduced. The fundamentals of envi-
netics, chromosome structure and rearrangement, cytogenet-
ronmental science are presented and we consider how
ics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I
organisms interact with each other and with their environ-
or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ment and discuss the possibilities and problems of these in-
BELS325/EGGN325. INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL ENGI-
teractions. Basic engineering principles of thermodynamics,
NEERING (I) The application of engineering principles and
kinetics, mass balance, transport phenomena and material
techniques to the human body presents many unique chal-
science are presented and applied to biological systems.
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly all-
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours
encompassing field that includes such areas as biomechanics,
BELS301. GENERAL BIOLOGY I (I, II) This is the first
bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
semester of an introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and
placed on the methods of science; structural, molecular, and
overview of, Biomedical Engineering. 3 hours lecture;
energetic basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and
3 semester hours.
evolution; diversity and life processes in plants and animals;
BELS333/PHGN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
and, principles of ecology. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours lec-
This course is designed to show the application of physics to
ture; 3 semester hours.
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence
BELS311. GENERAL BIOLOGY I LABORATORY(I, II)
structure and function in complex biological networks and the
This Course provides students with laboratory exer cises that
interfaces between physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
complement lectures given in BELS301, the first semester
Topics include: biological membranes, biological mechanics
introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on the
and movement, neural networks, medical imaging basics in-
methods of science; structural, molecular, and energetic
cluding optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers and CT, bio-
basis of cellular activities; genetic variability and evolution;
magnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
diversity and life processes in plants and animals; and, prin-
and BELS301, or permission of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
ciples of ecology. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
ture; 3 semester hours.
EGGN/BELS301 or equivalent. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
BELS350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
hour.
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
BELS303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II (I, II) This is the con-
junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
tinuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on an ex-
BELS351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
amination of organisms as the products of evolution. The
(II) Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequi-
diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will
site: junior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester
be given to the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and systems)
hours.
and how it functions. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or
BELS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course.
BELS313. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY (I, II)
Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and
This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that
student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequi-
complement lectures given in BELS303, the second semester
site: Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours.
introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an ex-
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
amination of organisms as the products of evolution. The di-
versity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will
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BELS402. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSI OLOGY (II) An
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophys-
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
ical properties of cells and their significance in the life
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
processes. Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent. 3
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
BELS404. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (II) This
BELS428/EGGN428. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHAN-
course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiol-
ICS (I) Computational Biomechanics provides and introduc-
ogy. We will discuss the gross and microscopic anatomy and
tion to the application of computer simulation to solve some
the physiology of the major organ systems. Where possible
fundamental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering.
we will integrate discussions of disease processes and intro-
Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction,
duce reliant biomedical engineering concepts. Prerequisite:
hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-sub-
General Biology I or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3
ject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
semester hours.
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer
BELS405. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB (II) In
model as a predictive tool and the need for rigorous verifica-
this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy
tion and validation of computational techniques. Clinical ap-
and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a
plication of biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and
virtual human dissector program. These are supplemented as
impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequi-
needed with animations, pictures and movies of cadaver dis-
sites: EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
section to provide the student with a practical experience dis-
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
covering principles and structures associated with the
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: BELS404. 3 lab hours,
BELS430/EGGN430. BIOMEDICAL
1 semester hour.
INSTRUMENTATION (I) The acquisition, processing, and
BELS415/ChEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECH-
interpretation of biological signals presents many unique
NOLOGY Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and
challenges to the Biomedical Engineer. This course is in-
polymer solutions. Reaction engineering of polymerization.
tended to provide students with an introduction to, and appre-
Characterization techniques based on solution properties.
ciation for, many of these challenges. At the end of the
Materials science of polymers in varying physical states. Pro-
semester, students should have a working knowledge of the
cessing operations for polymeric materials and use in separa-
special considerations necessary to gathering and analyzing
tions. Prerequisite: CHGN211, MATH225, ChEN357, or
biological signal data. Prerequisites: EGGN250 MEL I,
consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
DCGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electronics,
and Power, EGGN325/BELS425 Introduction to Biomedical
BELS425/EGGN425. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO -
Engineering (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3
MECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engi -
semester hours.
neering students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
BELS432/CHEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BI-
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
OLOGICAL SYSTEMS (II) The goal of this course is to de-
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
velop and analyze models of biological transport and reaction
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
processes. We will apply the principles of mass, momentum,
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of physiol-
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisites: DCGN421 Statics,
ogy and pathology. We will explore the applications of trans-
EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials, EGGN325/BELS325
port phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems,
Intro duction to Biomedical Engineering (or instructor per-
engineered tissues, and biomedical diagnostics with an em-
mission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
phasis on the barriers to molecular transport in cardiovascu-
lar disease and cancer. Prerequisite: CHEN430 or equivalent.
BELS427/EGGN427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
BELS433/MATH433. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (I)
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
This course will discuss methods for building and solving
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
both continuous and discrete mathematical models. These
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
methods will be applied to population dynamics, epidemic
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
spread, pharmacokinetics and modeling of physiologic sys-
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
tems. Modern Control Theory will be introduced and used to
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
model living systems. Some concepts related to self-organiz-
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
ing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225.
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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BELS450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (I)
chanics and other BELS courses to provide engineering stu-
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
dents with an introduction to prosthetics and implants for the
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester, students
BELS45I. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (II)
should have a working knowledge of the challenges and spe-
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite:
cial considerations necessary to apply engineering principles
senior standing, consent of instructor. 1 to 3 semester hours.
to augmentation or replacement in the musculoskeletal sys-
tem. Prerequisites: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
BELS453/EGGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING (I)
(EGGN/BELS425 or EGGN/BELS525) 3 hours lecture;
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the fun-
3 semester hours.
damental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
EGGN528. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS (I)
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
Computational Biomechanics provides and introduction to
the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
the application of computer simulation to solve some funda-
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
mental problems in biomechanics and bioengineering. Mus-
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
culoskeletal mechanics, medical image reconstruction, hard
Prerequisite: ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lec-
and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics, and inter-subject
ture; 3 semester hours.
variability will be considered. An emphasis will be placed on
understanding the limitations of the computer model as a pre-
BELS470/CHEN470. (I) INTRODUCTION TO MI-
dictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and valida-
CROFLUIDICS This course introduces the basic principles
tion of computational techniques. Clinical application of
and applications of microfluidic systems. Concepts related to
biomechanical modeling tools is highlighted and impact on
microscale fluid mechanics, transport, physics, and biology
patient quality of life is demonstrated. Prerequisites:
are presented. To gain familiarity with small-scale systems,
EGGN413 Computer Aided Engineering,
students are provided with the opportunity to design, fabri-
EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineer-
cate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
ing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHEN307 (or equivalent) and DCGN210 (or equivalent) or
permission of instructor. 3 semester hours.
BELS530/EGGN530. BIOMEDICAL
INSTRUMENTATION (I) The acquisition, processing, and
BELS497. SUMMER PROGRAMS
interpretation of biological signals presents many unique
BELS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOENGINEERING AND
challenges to the Biomedical Engineer. This course is in-
LIFE SCIENCES Pilot course or special topics course. Top-
tended to provide students with the knowledge to understand,
ics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and stu-
appreciate, and address these challenges. At the end of the se-
dent(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite:
mester, students should have a working knowledge of the
Instructor consent. Variable credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Re-
special considerations necessary to gathering and analyzing
peatable for credit under different titles.
biological signal data. Prerequisites: EGGN250 MEL I,
BELS525/EGGN525. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIO -
EGGN381 Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electronics,
MECHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide gradu-
and Power, EGGN325/BELS325 Introduction to Biomedical
ate engi neering students with an introduction to
Engineering (or permission of instructor). 3 hours lecture; 3
musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of the semester,
semester hours.
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-
DCGN241 Statics, EGGN320 Mechanics of Materials,
ations used for water, wastewater, and sludge treatment will
EGGN325/BELS325 Intro duction to Biomedical Engineer-
be discussed. Biochemical systems for organic oxidation and
ing (or instructor permission). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
fermentation and inorganic oxidation and reduction will be
hours.
presented. Prerequisites: ESGN504 or consent of the instruc-
BELS527/EGGN527. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT EN-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
BELS570/MTGN570/MLGN570. INTRO TO BIOCOM-
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are
PATIBILITY Material biocompatibility is a function of tis-
becoming increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint re-
sue/implant mechanics, implant morphology and surface
placements to myoelectric limb replacements and functional
chemistry. The interaction of the physiologic environment
electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities continue
with a material is present at each of these levels, with sub-
to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal biome-
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jects including material mechanical/structural matching to
with toxicity testing and subsequent data reduction. Prerequi-
surrounding tissues, tissue responses to materials (inflamma-
site: none. 2.5 hours lecture, 1 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
tion, immune response), anabolic cellular responses and tis-
BELS545/ESGN545. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
sue engineering of new tissues on scaffold materials. This
(II) Introduction to general concepts of ecology, biochem-
course is intended for senior level undergraduates and first
istry, and toxicology. The introductory material will provide
year graduate students. Prerequisites: BELS301 or equiva-
a foundation for understanding why, and to what extent, a
lent, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
variety of products and by-products of advanced industrial-
hours.
ized societies are toxic. Classes of substances to be examined
CHGN422. INTRO TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY
include metals, coal, petroleum products, organic compounds,
LABORATORY (I) Prerequisites: CHGN221. 3 hours lab;
pesticides, radioactive materials, and others. Prerequisite:
1 semester hour.
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY I (I) Introductory study of the
BELS596/ESGN596. MOLECULAR ENVIRONMENTAL
major molecules of biochemistry: amino acids, proteins, en-
BIOTECHNOLOGY (l) Applications of recombinant DNA
zymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their structure,
technology to the development of enzymes and organisms
chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
used for environmentally friendly industrial purposes. Topics
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization.
include genetic engineering technology, biocatalysis of
Discussion of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and pro-
indus trial processes by extremozymes, dye synthesis,
tein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHGN221 or consent of instruc-
biodegradation of aromatic compounds and chlorinated sol-
tor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
vents, biosynthesis of polymers and fuels, and agricultural
CHGN462/CHGC562/ESGN580. MICROBIOLOGY &
biotechnology. Prerequisite: introductory microbiology and
THE ENVIRONMENT This course will cover the basic fun-
organic chemistry or consent of the instructor. 3 hours lec-
damentals of microbiology, such as structure and function of
ture; 3 semester hours.
procaryotic versus eucaryotic cells; viruses; classification of
CHGN563/ESGN582. MICROBIOLOGY AND THE
microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics, genetics,
ENVIRONMENT LAB. (I) An introduction to the microor-
growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, ani-
ganisms of major geochemical importance, as well as those
mals, and other microbes. Additional topics covered will in-
of primary importance in water pollution and waste treat-
clude various aspects of environmental microbiology such as
ment. Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of
global biogeochemical cycles, bioleaching, bioremediation,
metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the micro-
and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
bial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are covered.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in alternate years.
Pre requisite: Consent of instructor. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours
CHGN508. ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY (II) Detailed
lab; 2 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
study of classical and modern spectroscopic methods; em-
ESGN401. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY (II). Biolog-
phasis on instrumentation and application to analytical chem-
ical and ecological principles discussed and industrial
istry problems. Topics include: UV-visible spectroscopy,
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes,
infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence,
such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate
Raman spectroscopy, arc and spark emission spectroscopy,
to engineering activities, including engineering design and
flame methods, nephelometry and turbidimetry, reflectance
plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed
methods, Fourier transform methods in spectroscopy, photo -
for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts.
acoustic spectroscopy, rapid-scanning spectroscopy. Pre-
North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry,
requisite: Consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
hours. Offered alternate years.
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged
MLGN532. APPLIED SURFACE & SOLUTION
during the semester. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
CHEMISTRY. (I) Solution and surface chemistry of impor-
ESGN586. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENGINEERED
tance in mineral and metallurgical operations. Prerequisite:
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (l) Applications of micro-
Consent of department. 3 semester hours. (Fall of even years
bial physiological processes to engineered and human-im-
only.)
pacted systems for the purpose of achieving environmentally
BELS544/ESGN544. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY (II) 
desirable results. Topics include microbial identification and
An introduction to assessing the effects of toxic substances on
enumer a tion, biofilms in engineered systems, industrial fer -
aquatic organisms, communities, and ecosystems. Topics in-
men tations and respirations, biodegradation and bio remediation
clude general toxicological principles, water quality standards,
of organic and inorganic contaminants, wastewater micro -
quantitative structure-activity relationships, single species and
biology, renewable energy generation, and agricultural bio tech -
community-level toxicity measures, regulatory issues, and
nology. Prerequisite: CHGC562 or equivalent, or enrollment
career opportunities. The course includes hands-on experience
in an ESE program. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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Energy Minor
erties, and reactions of the important classes of organic com-
pounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Laboratory
Minor and Area of Special Interest Only
exercises including synthesis, product purification and char-
TIMOTHY R. OHNO, Associate Professor of Physics and Director
acterization. Prerequisite: CHGN122. 3 hours lecture;
Department of Chemical Engineering
3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ANDREW M. HERRING, Associate Professor
JOHN M. PERSICHETTI, Teaching Associate Professor
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (II) Continuation of
CHGN221. Prerequisite: CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
Division of Economics and Business
lab; 4 semester hours.
RODERICK G. EGGERT, Professor and Division Director
CAROL DAHL, Professor
DANIEL KAFFINE, Assistant Professor
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
LINDA FIGUEROA, Associate Professor
Division of Engineering
P. K. SEN, Professor
MARCELO SIMOES, Associate Professor
NEAL SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Assistant Professor
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
JOHN CURTIS, Professor
MURRAY W. HITZMAN, Professor, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of
Economic Geology
Department of Geophysics
ROEL SNIEDER, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic Exploration
Science
Department of Mining Engineering
MASAMI NAKAGAWA, Professor
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
JEFFREY C. KING, Assistant Professor
Department of Petroleum Engineering
RAMONA M. GRAVES, Professor and Interim Department Head
DWAYNE BOURGOYNE, Assistant Professor
LINDA BATTALORA, Teaching Associate Professor
Department of Physics
JOSEPH BEACH Jr. Research Associate Professor
REUBEN COLLINS, Professor
CHARLES STONE, Teaching Professor
P. CRAIG TAYLOR, Professor
ERIC TOBERER, Assistant Professor
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
JASON A. DELBORNE, Assistant Professor
JOHN HEILBRUNN, Associate Professor
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, 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
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impacts as well. The Energy Minor program is intended to
GEGN438: Petroleum Geology I, 3 sem. hrs.
provide engineering students with a deeper understanding of
PEGN251: Fluid Mechanics, 3 sem. hrs.
the complex role energy technology plays in modern soci-
PEGN305: Computational Methods in Petroleum
eties by meeting the following learning objectives:
Engineering, 2 sem. hrs.
PEGN308: Reservoir Rock Properties, 3 sem. hrs.
1. Students will gain a broad understanding of the scientific,
PEGN311: Drilling Engineering, 4 sem. hrs.
engineering, environmental, economic and social aspects
PEGN361: Completion Engineering, 3 sem. hrs.
of the production, delivery, and utilization of energy as it
PEGN411: Mechanics of Petroleum Production, 3 sem.
relates to the support of current and future civilization both
hrs.
regional and worldwide.
PEGN419: Well Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation,
3 sem. hrs.
2. Students will develop depth or breadth in their scientific
PEGN422: Economics and Evaluation of Oil and Gas
and engineering understanding of energy technology.
Projects, 3 sem. hrs.
PEGN438/MNGN438: Geostatistics, 3 sem. hrs.
3. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of energy
science and technology to societal problems requiring
Energy-related Courses: Renewable Energy Track (9 sem.
economic, scientific, and technical analysis and
hrs.)
innovation, while working in a multidisciplinary
ENGY320: Renewable Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
environment and be able to communicate effectively the
MTGN469: Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 3 sem. hrs.
outcomes of their analyses in written and oral form.
EGGN486: Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy
Systems, 3 sem. hrs.
Program Requirements:
PHGN419: Principles of Solar Energy Systems,
Minor in Energy:
3 sem. hrs.
The Minor in Energy requires a minimum of 18 credit
hours of acceptable course work. There are three curricular
General Track (9 sem. hrs.)
tracks: Fossil Energy, Renewable Energy, and General. All
Required courses (2 of 4 survey):
Energy Minors must take Introduction to Energy, ENGY200,
ENGY310: Fossil Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
and Energy Economics, EBGN330/ENGY330, and Energy
ENGY320: Renewable Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
ENGY340: Nuclear Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
and Society, ENGY490. In addition to the required courses,
ENGY350. Introduction to Geothermal Energy; 3 sem.
students in the Fossil Energy track must take ENGY310,
Hrs.
Fossil Energy, and two approved fossil energy-related elec-
tives. In addition to the required courses, students in the Re-
Elective courses: one additional course chosen from either
newable Energy track must take ENGY320, Renewable
the Fossil Energy or Renewable Energy tracks or from the
Energy, and two approved renewable energy-related elec-
following additional energy-related courses:
tives. In addition to the required courses, students in the
EGGN389: Fundamentals of Electric Machinery I, 3 sem.
General track must take at least two of the energy topic sur-
hrs.
vey courses, ENGY310, Fossil Energy, ENGY320, Renew-
EGGN403: Thermodynamics II, 3 sem. hrs.
able Energy, and ENGY340, Nuclear Energy, ENGY350,
EGGN589. Design And Control Of Wind Energy Systems,
3 sem. hrs.
Introduction to Geothermal Energy and one additional en-
EBGN 340 Energy and Environmental Policy, 3 sem. hrs.
ergy-related elective from any category. Up to 3 hours of
LAIS 419: Media & the Environment, 3 sem. hrs.
coursework may be taken in the student's degree-granting
LAIS 423: Advanced Science Communication, 3 sem. hrs.
department.
LAIS 477: Engineering & Sustainable Community
The Area of Special Interest in Energy requires a mini-
Development, 3 sem. hrs.
mum of 12 credit hours of acceptable course work:
LAIS 489: Nuclear Power & Public Policy, 3 sem. hrs.
LAIS 498: Rhetoric, Energy & Public Policy, 3 sem. hrs.
ENGY200, EBGN330/ENGY330 and two additional courses
LAIS 486: Science & Technology Policy, 3 sem. hrs.
selected from the Energy-related courses listed below.
Policy course (3 sem. hrs., required for all Energy minors):
Introductory Courses (6 sem. hrs.)
ENGY490 / LAIS490: Energy and Society, 3 sem. hrs.
ENGY200 Introduction to Energy 3 sem. hrs.
EBGN330 / ENGY330 Energy Economics, 3 sem. hrs.
Description of Courses:
ENGY200. Introduction to Energy. Survey of human-pro-
Energy-related Courses: Fossil Energy Track (9 sem. hrs.)
duced energy technologies including steam, hydro, fossil (pe-
ENGY310: Fossil Energy, 3 sem. hrs.
CHEN408: Natural Gas Processing, 3 sem. hrs.
troleum, coal, and unconventionals), geothermal, wind, solar,
CHEN409: Petroleum Processes, 3 sem. hrs.
biofuels, nuclear, and fuel cells. Current and possible future
GEGN308: Instroductory Applied Structural Geology,
energy transmission and efficiency. Evaluation of different
3 sem.hrs.
energy sources in terms of a feasibility matrix of technical,
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economic, environmental, and political aspects. Prerequi-
ENGY350. INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL EN-
sites: PHGN100, SYGN101, BELS101 or BELS301.
ERGY (II) Geothermal energy resources and their utiliza-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tion, based on geoscience and engineering perspectives.
Geoscience topics include worldwide occurrences of re-
ENGY310. Fossil Energy (I). Students will learn about con-
sources and their classification, heat and mass transfer, geot-
ventional coal, oil, and gas energy sources across the full
hermal reservoirs, hydrothermal geochemistry, exploration
course of exploitation, from their geologic origin, through
methods, and resource assessment. Engineering topics in-
discovery, extraction, processing, processing, marketing, and
clude thermodynamics of water, power cycles, electricity
finally to their end-use in society. Students will be introduced
generation, drilling and well measurements, reservoir-surface
to the key technical concepts of flow through rock, the geot-
engineering, and direct utilization. Economic and environ-
hermal temperature and pressure gradients, hydrostatics, and
mental considerations and case studies are also
structural statics as needed to understand the key technical
presented.Prerequisite: ENGY200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semes-
challenges of mining, drilling, and production. Students will
ter hours.
then be introduced to unconventional (emerging) fossil-based
resources, noting the key drivers and hurdles associated with
ENGY/LAIS490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY (II).An inter-
their development. Students will learn to quantify the societal
disciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum of ap-
cost and benefits of each fossil resource across the full course
proaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation
of exploitation and in a final project will propose or evaluate
of energy production and use, including those typical of di-
a national or global fossil energy strategy, supporting their
verse private and public (national and international) corpora-
arguments with quantitative technical analysis. Prerequisite:
tions, organizations, states, and agencies. Aspects of global
ENGY200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
energy policy that may be considered include the historical,
social, cultural, economic, ethical, political, and environmen-
ENGY320. Renewable Energy (I). Survey of renewable
tal aspects of energy together with comparative methodolo-
sources of energy. The basic science behind renewable forms
gies and assessments of diverse forms of energy development
of energy production, technologies for renewable energy
as these affect particular communities and societies. Prereq-
storage, distribution, and utilization, production of alternative
uisites: EBGN330; ENGY200; one of the following:
fuels, intermittency, natural resource utilization, efficiency
ENGY310, ENGY320, or ENGY340; and one additional en-
and cost analysis and environmental impact. Prerequisite
ergy minor course, or consent of instructor. 3 lecture hours,
ENGY200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
3 semester hours.
ENGY330/EBGN330. Energy Economics (I). Study of eco-
nomic theories of optimal resource extraction, market power,
market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
energy topics. Prerequisites: EBGN201 or EBGN311. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ENGY340. Nuclear Energy (II). Survey of nuclear energy
and the nuclear fuel cycle including the basic principles of
nuclear fission and an introduction to basic nuclear reactor
design and operation. Nuclear fuel, uranium resources, distri-
bution, and fuel fabrication, conversion and breeding. Nu-
clear safety, nuclear waste, nuclear weapons and proliferation
as well economic, environmental and political impacts of nu-
clear energy. Prerequisite: ENGY200. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
mester hours.
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Humanitarian
- Area of Special Interest in Humanitarian Engineering (12
credit hours)
Engineering Minor
- Minor in Humanitarian Studies (for non-engineering
majors) (18 credit hours)
Certificate Minor, Minor and Area of Special Interest
- Area of Special Interest in Humanitarian Studies (12 credit
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Associate Professor of Engineering and
hours)
Director
Program Educational Objectives
Division of Engineering
The Humanitarian Engineering and Humanitarian Studies
JOAN GOSINK, Professor Emerita
Minors (HE & HS) are designed to prepare students to better
NING LU, Professor
KEVIN MOORE, Professor
understand the complexities of and develop a strong appreci-
JOEL M. BACH, Associate Professor
ation for society, culture, and environment in sustainable hu-
PANOS KIOUSIS, Associate Professor
manitarian engineering design projects. Humanitarian
DAVID R. MUNOZ, Associate Professor
engineering projects are intended to provide fundamental
MARCELO SIMOES, Associate Professor
needs (food, water, shelter, and clothing), or higher-level
CATHERINE A. SKOKAN, Associate Professor
needs when these are specifically requested by the local peo-
KATHRYN JOHNSON, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant
ple. The preparatory courses are offered through the Division
Professor
of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) with addi-
JOSEPH P. CROCKER, Teaching Professor
tional technical electives offered by engineering departments
SANAA ABDEL-AZIM, Teaching Associate Professor
across campus. Interested students are encouraged to investi-
CARA COAD, Teaching Associate Professor
gate the many options previously listed and described in
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering
more detail below that range from a 12 credit hour area of
LINDA FIGUROA, Associate Professor
special interest (ASI) to a 27-credit hour certificate minor in
JUNKO MUNAKATA-MARR, Associate Professor
Humanitarian Engineering.
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
JOHN D. HUMPHREY, Associate Professor and Head of
Program Requirements:
Department
1. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES (GATEWAY
Department of Geophysics
COURSE)
ROEL SCHNIEDER, Professor
This is part of all CSM degree programs but the credit
hours are not included as a part of the HE minor. Transfer
Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
BARBARA MOSKAL, Professor
students must show an equivalent course.
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
2. HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING MINOR
JEFFREY C. KING, Assistant Professor
(TOTAL: 18 credit hours)
Department of Physics
Take the Following (HE Core):
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
LAIS/BELS 320 Ethics (required)
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies
Take two (6 credits) of the Following (HE Core):
BARBARA OLDS, Professor Emerita
LAIS 375 Engineering Cultures
CARL MITCHAM, Professor
LAIS 402 Writing Proposals for a Better World
ARTHUR SACKS, Professor
LAIS 412 Literature and the Environment
TINA L. GIANQUITTO, Associate Professor
LAIS 475 Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
JON LEYDENS, Associate Professor
LAIS477/577 Engineering and Sustainable Community
JUAN C. LUCENA, Associate Professor
Development (strongly recommended)
JENNIFER SCHNEIDER, Assistant Professor
JAMES D. STRAKER, Assistant Professor
Take two (6 credits) from Global Studies track:
SANDY WOODSON, Teaching Professor
LAIS 220 Introduction to Philosophy*
LAIS 221 Introduction to Religion*
EPICS
LAIS 301 Explorations in Comparative Literature
ROBERT KNECHT, Teaching Professor
LAIS 309 Literature and Society*
MARTIN SPANN, Teaching Assistant Professor
LAIS 325 Cultural Anthropology*
Staff
LAIS 335 International Political Economy of Latin
DAVID FROSSARD, CCIT Staff
America*
KAY GODEL-GENGENBACH, Director, International Programs
LAIS 337 International Political Economy of Asia
GINNY LEE, CCIT Staff
LAIS 339 International Political Economy of the Middle
Programs Offered:
East
LAIS 341 International Political Economy of Africa
- Certificate Minor in Humanitarian Engineering (27 credit
EBGN 342 Economic Development
hours)
LAIS 345 International Political Economy
- Minor in Humanitarian Engineering (18 credit hours)
LAIS 411 Literatures of the African World
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LAIS 412 Literature and the Environment*
6. INTERNSHIP within and/or COMMUNITY SERV-
LAIS 421 Environmental Philosophy
ICE
LAIS 435 Latin American Development
Strongly recommended and not necessarily for credit. The
LAIS 436 Hemispheric Integration of the Americas
project is secured through McBride (if student is Honors stu-
LAIS 437 Asian Development*
dent), EWB, Rotoract, Circle K, Career Center, or some
LAIS 439 Mid-East Development*
other nonprofit or non-governmental organization (NGO).
LAIS 441 African Development
LAIS 442 Natural Resources and War in Africa*
This project must be discussed with the Director of Humani-
LAIS 444 Social Question in Europe
tarian Engineering prior to its occurrence.
LAIS 446 Globalization*
FIVE OPTIONS FOR CSM STUDENTS:
LAIS 448 Global Environmental Issues
A. Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Humanitarian
LAIS 449 Cultural Dynamics of Global Development
Studies (12 credit hours): Mainly for students not en-
LAIS 452 Corruption and Development*
rolled in the Engineering Division and/or students not
LAIS 453 Ethnic Conflict in the Global Perspective
LAIS 466 War in the Global Perspective
earning ABET accredited engineering degrees. Nine
LAIS 485 Constitutional Law and Politics
credits must be from the HE core in LAIS, with three
LAIS 486 Science & Technology Policy*
more from associated LAIS or EB courses.
LAIS 487 Environmental Politics and Policy
B. Minor is Humanitarian Studies (18 credit hours)
LAIS 488 Water Politics and Policy
Mainly for students not enrolled in one of the ABET ac-
OR
credited Engineering programs on campus. Nine credits
Foreign Language Courses (6 university level credits)
must be from the HE core in LAIS, with nine more
McBride Courses (6 credits)
credits from associated LAIS or EB courses.
Economics and Business Courses form the following :
C. Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Humanitarian
EBGN 310 Environmental and Resource Economics,
Engineering (12 credit hours):
EBGN 321 Engineering Economics,
EBGN 330 Energy Economics
Mainly for students not enrolled in the Engineering Di-
vision but from an ABET accredited engineering pro-
Take one (3 credit hours) from the following Technical
gram on campus wishing to deepen their knowledge in
Electives:
human development issues. Nine credits must be from
EGGN 447/547 Timber and Masonry Construction
EGGN 486 Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy
the HE core in LAIS, with three more from LAIS, EB or
Systems
associated HE technical elective courses.
EGGN 490 Sustainable Engineering Design
D. Minor in Humanitarian Engineering (18 credit
EGGN 498 Groundwater Mapping
hours): For those students enrolled in any CSM engi-
EGGN 536 Understanding Landslides
neering degree program. Take 1. and 2. from the list
Any Biomedical Engineering Course
above.
EGGN 325 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering,
E. Certificate Minor in Humanitarian Engineering
EGGN425 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics,
(27+ credit hours):
EGGN 427 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering and
For students enrolled in the Engineering Division or
EGGN430 Bioinstrumentation
who can incorporate a strong humanitarian component
ESGN460 Onsite Water Reclamation and Reuse
ESGN/EGGN353, 354 Fund. Env. Sci. and Engr I and II
to their senior design project. Will include the minor
EGGN453 Waste Water Engineering
(D.) plus program requirements 4, 5, and 6 above.
ESGN/EGGN454 Water Supply Engineering
Description of Courses:
3. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
Co-curricular activities associated with the Humanitarian
ECONOMICS (I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory
Engineering Program will include public lectures on campus
to topics in environmental and resource economics. Topics
and student clubs such as Engineers without Borders, Earth-
include analysis of pollution control, benefit/cost analysis in
works, Blue Key, Rotaract and Circle K.
decision-making and the associated problems of measuring
4. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABS
benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction, meas-
(MEL) (3 credit hours)
ures of resource scarcity, renewable resource management,
MEL will be adding labs with HE enhancements.
environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis of en-
vironmental regulations and resource policies. Prerequisite:
5. SENIOR DESIGN (6 credit hours)
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Senior design projects will preferably include students
working directly with the population lacking some basic
EBGN321/CHEN421. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
human need. Ideally, the local people will be involved with
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future
the development of the project objectives.
worth, annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis
applied to after-tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum
and general investments. Related topics on proper handling
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of (1) inflation and escalation, (2) leverage (borrowed
and hazardous waste. Prerequisite: CHGN124, PHGN100
money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using expected value
and MATH213, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
mester hours.
service producing alternatives. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EGGN425/BELS425. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOME-
hours.
CHANICS (II) This course is intended to provide engineer-
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS (I) Study of eco-
ing students with an introduction to musculoskeletal
nomic theories of optimal resource extraction, market power,
biomechanics. At the end of the semester, students should
market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
have a working knowledge of the special considerations nec-
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC,
essary to apply engineering principles to the human body.
energy mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation,
The course will focus on the biomechanics of injury since
electric utility restructuring, energy taxes, environmental im-
understanding injury will require developing an understand-
pacts of energy use, government R&D programs, and other
ing of normal biomechanics. Prerequisite: DCGN241,
energy topics. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 se-
EGGN320, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission.
mester hours.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (II) (WI) The-
EGGN427/BELS427. PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT
ories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral devel-
ENGINEERING (I) Prosthetics and implants for the muscu-
opment policies and industrialization. The special problems
loskeletal and other systems of the human body are becom-
and opportunities created by an extensive mineral endow-
ing increasingly sophisticated. From simple joint
ment, including the Dutch disease and the resource-curse ar-
replacements to myoelectric limb replacements and func-
gument. The effect of value-added processing and export
tional electrical stimulation, the engineering opportunities
diversification on development. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3
continue to expand. This course builds on musculoskeletal
lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
biomechanics and other BELS courses to provide engineer-
EGGN325/BELS325. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMED-
ing students with an introduction to prosthetics and implants
ICAL ENGINEERING (I) The application of engineering
for the musculoskeletal system. At the end of the semester,
principles and techniques to the human body presents many
students should have a working knowledge of the challenges
unique challenges. The discipline of Biomedical Engineer-
and special considerations necessary to apply engineering
ing has evolved over the past 50 years to address these chal-
principles to augmentation or replacement in the muscu-
lenges. Biomedical Engineering is a diverse, seemingly
loskeletal system. Prerequisites: EGGN/BELS325 or
all-encompassing field that includes such areas as biome-
EGGN/BELS525. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chanics, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging,
EGGN430/BELS430. BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTA-
rehabilitation. This course is intended to provide an intro-
TION (I) The acquisition, processing, and interpretation of
duction to, and overview of, Biomedical Engineering. At the
biological signals present many unique challenges to the Bio-
end of the semester, students should have a working knowl-
medical Engineer. This course is intended to provide students
edge of the special considerations necessary to apply various
with an introduction to, and appreciation for, many of these
engineering principles to the human body. Prerequisites:
challenges. At the end of the semester, students should have a
None.3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
working knowledge of the special considerations necessary
EGGN353/ESGN353. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVI-
to gathering and analyzing biological signal data. EGGN250,
RONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I (I, II)
DCGN381, EGGN325/BELS325, or instructor permission.
Topics covered include: history of water related environmen-
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
tal law and regulation, major sources and concerns of water
EGGN447. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN (II) The
pollution, water quality parameters and their measurement,
course develops the theory and design methods required for
material and energy balances, water chemistry concepts, mi-
the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The
crobial concepts, aquatic toxicology and risk assessment.
design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls,
Prerequisite: CHGN124, PHGN100 and MATH213, or con-
and structural systems are covered for each material. Grav-
sent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized
EGGN354/ESGN354. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVI-
for design. Prerequisite: EGGN320 or equivalent. 3 hours
RONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II (I, II)
lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring semester, odd years.
Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air
EGGN453/ESGN453. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING
pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste
(I) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the
management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role
fundamental phenomena involved in wastewater treatment
and responsibilities of public institutions and private organi-
processes (theory) and the engineering approaches used in
zations in environmental management (relative to air, solid
designing such processes (design). This course will focus on
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the physical, chemical and biological processes applied to
areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
liquid wastes of municipal origin. Treatment objectives will
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use effi-
be discussed as the driving force for wastewater treatment.
ciency, conserve energy and enable distributed energy gener-
Prerequisite: EGGN/ESGN353 or consent of instructor. 3
ation, promote green spaces, restore surface waters and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
aquifers, and stimulate new green companies and jobs. A
EGGN454/ESGN454. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING
growing array of approaches, devices and technologies have
(I) Water supply availability and quality. Theory and design
evolved that include point-of-use water purification, waste
of conventional potable water treatment unit processes. De-
source separation, conventional and advanced treatment
sign of distribution systems. Also includes regulatory analy-
units, localized natural treatment systems, and varied re-
sis under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Prerequisite:
source recovery and recycling options. This course will
EGGN/ESGN353, or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture;
focus on the engineering selection, design, and implementa-
3 semester hours.
tion of onsite and decentralized systems for water reclama-
tion and reuse. Topics to be covered include process analysis
EGGN486. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RE-
and system planning, water and waste stream attributes,
NEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (Taught on Demand) This
water and resource conservation, confined unit and natural
course provides the fundamentals to understand and analyze
system treatment technologies, effluent collection and clus-
renewable energy powered electric circuits. It covers practi-
tering, recycling and reuse options, and system management.
cal topics related to the design of alternative energy based
Prerequisite: ESGN/EGGN353 or consent of instructor.
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
broad knowledge of the principles of electrical machines,
thermodynamics, electronics, and fundamentals of electric
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY A gen-
power systems. One of the main objectives of this course is
eral introduction to philosophy that explores historical and
to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of integration of the
analytic traditions. Historical exploration may compare and
alternative sources of energy, including hydropower, wind
contrast ancient and modern, rationalist and empiricist, Euro-
power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems.
pean and Asian approaches to philosophy. Analytic explo-
Power electronic systems will be discussed and how those
ration may consider such basic problems as the distinction
electronic systems can be used for stand-alone and grid-con-
between illusion and reality, the one and the many, the struc-
nected electrical energy applications. Prerequisite: EGGN382
ture of knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind
or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
or self. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
EGGN490 SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN (I)
This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS This
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineer-
course has two focuses. We will look at selected religions
ing point of view. It involves the integration of engineering
emphasizing their popular, institutional, and contemplative
and statistical analysis thrugh a Life Cycle Assessment tool,
forms; these will be four or five of the most common reli-
allowing a quantitative, broad-based consideration any
gions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and/or
process or product design and their respective impacts on en-
Islam. The second point of the course focuses on how the
vironment, human health and the resource base. The require-
Humanities and Social Sciences work.We will use methods
ments for considering social implications are also discussed.
from various disciplines to study religion-history of religions
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing strongly recom-
and religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnogra-
mended; 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
phy, art history, study of myth, philosophy, analysis of reli-
gious texts and artifacts (both contemporary and historical),
EGGN536. HILLSLOPE HYDROLOGY AND STABIL-
analysis of material culture and the role it plays in religion,
ITY (I) Introduction of shallow landslide occurrence and
and other disciplines and methodologies. We will look at the
socio-economic dynamics. Roles of unsaturated flow and
question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We will
stress in shallow landslides. Slope stability analysis based on
approach this methodological question using the concept
unsaturated effective stress conceptualization. Computer
"standpoint." For selected readings, films, and your own
modeling of unsaturated flow and stress distributions in hills-
writings, we will analyze what the "standpoint" is. Prerequi-
lope. Prediction of precipitation induced shallow landslides.
site: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
Prerequisite: EGGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
ESGN460. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND
LAIS309. LITERATURE AND SOCIETY Before the emer-
REUSE. Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the
gence of sociology as a distinct field of study, literary artists
U.S. and globally need to be effective in protecting public
had long been investigating the seemingly infinite complex-
health and preserving water quality while also being accept-
ity of human societies, seeking to comprehend the forces
able, affordable and sustainable. Onsite and decentralized
shaping collective identities, socio-cultural transformations,
systems have the potential to achieve these goals in rural
technological innovations, and political conflicts. Designed
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to enrich recognition and understanding of the complex inter-
developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
play of artistic creativity and social inquiry over time, this
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semes-
course compares influential literary and social-scientific re-
ter hours.
sponses to the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
other dynamic junctures integral to the forging of "moder-
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and
nity" and the volatile world we inhabit today. Prerequisite:
harmonious relationships between the state and the market on
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
the nation-state level, between individual states and their
lecture; 3 semester hours.
markets o the regional level, and between region-states and
LAIS320/BELS320. ETHICS A general introduction to
region-markets on the global level. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
ethics that explores its analytic and historical traditions. Ref-
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/dis-
erence will commonly be made to one or more significant
cussion; 3 semester hours.
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augus-
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES This course seeks
tine, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others.
to improve students' abilities to understand and assess engi-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
neering problem solving from different cultural, political,
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
and historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY A study of the
and contrast, of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th
social behavior and cultural development of humans. Prereq-
century United States, Japan, former Soviet Union and pres-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3
ent-day Russia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
OF LATIN AMERICA A broad survey of the interrelation-
LAIS402.WRITING PROPOSALS FOR A BETTER-
ship between the state and economy in Latin America as seen
WORLD This course develops the student's writing and
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
higher-order thinking skills and helps meet the needs of un-
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
derserved populations, particularly via funding proposals
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
written for nonprofit organizations. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
ships between the developed North and the developing
Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 se-
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
mester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS411. MODERN AFRICAN LITERATURE This
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
course examines African writers' depictions of varied mate-
OF ASIA A broad survey of the interrelationship between
rial and symbolic transformations wrought by twentieth-cen-
the state and economy in East and Southeast Asia as seen
tury colonialism and decolonization, and their differential
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
impacts upon individual lives and collective histories around
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
the continent. Fiction and poetry representing Anglophone,
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relation-
Francophone, Arabic, and indigenous language traditions will
ships between the developed North and the developing
constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
artistic values, these texts illuminate religious, ritual, and
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
popular cultural practices massively important to social
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
groups in countries ranging from Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra
OF THE MIDDLE EAST A broad survey of the interrelation-
Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast to Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda,
ships between the state and market in the Middle East as seen
and Zimbabwe. Primary soci-historical themes will include
through an examination of critical contemporary and histori-
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, the
cal issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
dramatic grown of cities, and forms of collective violence
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the devel-
stirred by actions and inactions of colonial and postcolonial
oped North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
governments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-req-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
lecture/discussion; 3 semester hours.
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
This reading and writing intensive course investigates the
OF AFRICA A broad survey of the interrelationships be-
human connection to the environment in a broad range of lit-
tween the state and market in Africa as seen through an ex-
erary materials. Discussions focus on the role of place - of
amination of critical contemporary and historical issues that
landscape as physical, cultural, moral, historical space - and
shape polity, economy, and society. Special emphasis will be
on the relationship between landscape and community, his-
given to the dynamics between the developed North and the
tory, and language in the environmental imagination. Read-
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ings include texts that celebrate the natural world, those that
LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT This inter-
indict the careless use of land and resources, and those that
national political economy seminar analyzes economic, polit-
predict and depict the consequensces of that carelessness.
ical and social dynamics that affect the progress and
Additionally, we investigate philosophical, legal, and policy
direction of states, markets, and peoples of the region. It ex-
frameworks that shape approaches to environmental issues.
amines the development of the Middle East from agrarian to
Prerequesite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite
post-industrial societies; economic, political and cultural
SYGN200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
transformations since World War II; contemporary security
LAIS421 ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY A critical
issues that both divide and unite the region; and the effects of
examination of environmental ethics and the philosophical
globalization processes on economies and societies in the
theories on which they depend. Topics may include preserva-
Middle East. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi-
tion/conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the land
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ethic, eco-feminism, environmental justice, sustainability, or
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT This course pro-
non-western approaches. This class may also include analy-
vides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa. Its
ses of select, contemporary environmental issues. Prerequi-
goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities
site: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: SYGN200.
of African development and the impediments that currently
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
block its economic growth. Despite substantial natural re-
LAIS435/LAIS535. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOP-
sources, mineral reserves, and human capital, most African
MENT A senior seminar designed to explore the political
countries remain mired in poverty. The struggles that have
economy of current and recent past development strategies,
arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about the curse
models, efforts, and issues in Latin America, one of the most
of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds are
dynamic regions of the world today. Development is under-
beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give
stood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes involving
first an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on
political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental fac-
the specific issues that confront African development today.
tors whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
individuals. The role of both the state and the market in de-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester.
velopment processes will be examined. Topics to be covered
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN
will vary as changing realities dictate but will be drawn from
AFRICA Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet
such subjects as inequality of income distribution; the role of
suffers civil wars and international conflicts based on access
education 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.
LAIS444. THE SOCIAL QUESTION IN EUROPE Be-
LAIS436/LAIS536. HEMISPHERIC INTEGRATION IN
tween 1850 and 1960 the "proletariat" - the industrial work-
THE AMERICAS This international political economy semi-
ing class - threatened the stability of bourgeois Europe. What
nar is designed to accompany the endeavor now under way in
were their grievances, and how were they resolved? Simi-
the Americas to create a free trade area for the entire Western
larly, today large, unassimilated immigrant populations pose
Hemisphere. Integrating this hemisphere, however, is not just
growing challenges to European societies. What are the main
restricted to the mechanics of facilitating trade but also en-
tensions, and how might they be addressed? Prerequisite:
gages a host of other economic, political, social, cultural, and
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
environmental issues, which will also be treated in this
seminar; 3 semester hours.
course. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS446/LAIS546. GLOBALIZATION This international
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
political economy seminar is an historical and contemporary
LAIS437/LAIS537. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT This inter-
analysis of globalization processes examined through selected is-
national political economy seminar deals with the historical
sues of world affairs of political, economic, military, and diplo-
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial
matic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
eras; its economic, political, and cultural transformation
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
since World War II, contemporary security issues that both
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Criti-
divide and unite the region; and globalization processes that
cal examination of interactions between development and the
encourage Asia Pacific to forge a single trading bloc. Prereq-
environment and the human dimensions of global change; so-
uisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200.
cial, political, economic, and cultural responses to the man-
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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agement and preservation of natural resources and ecosys-
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVEL-
tems on a global scale. Exploration of the meaning and im-
OPING WORLD An investigation and assessment of engi-
plications of "Stewardship of the Earth" and "Sustainable
neering problem solving in the developing world using
Development." Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or coreq-
historical and cultural cases. Countries to be included range
uisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
LAIS449. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF GLOBAL DE-
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
VELOPMENT Role of cultures and nuances in world devel-
seminar; 3 semester hours.
opment; cultural relationship between the developed North
LAIS477/577. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
and the developing South, specifically between the U.S. and
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT An introduction to the re-
the Third World. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
lationship between engineering and sustainable community
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
development (SCD) from historical, political, ethical, cul-
LAIS452/LAIS552. CORRUPTION AND DEVELOP-
tural, and practical perspectives. Students will study and ana-
MENT This course addresses the problem of corruption and
lyze different dimensions of sustainability, community, and
its impact on development. Readings are multidisciplinary
"helping," and the role that engineering might play in each.
and include policy studies, economics, and political science.
Will include critical explorations of strengths and limitations
Students will acquire an understanding of what constitutes
of dominant methods in engineering problem solving, design
corruption, how it negatively affects development, and what
and research for working in SCD. Through case-studies, stu-
they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances,
dents will learn to analyze and evaluate projects in SCD and
might do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe
develop criteria for their evaluation. Prerequisite or corequi-
taking might occur. Prereqisite: LAIS100. Prerequeiste or
site: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPEC-
This course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S.
TIVE Many scholars used to believe that with moderniza-
Constitution with special attention devoted to the first ten
tion, racial, religious, and cultural antagonisms would
Amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights. Since the
weaken as individuals developed more rational outlooks and
Constitution is primarily a legal document, the class will
gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with the wan-
adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. How-
ing of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, con-
ever, as the historical and political context of constitutional
flict based on cultural and "civilization" differences have
interpretation is inseparable from the legal analysis, these
come to the fore in both developing and developed countries.
areas will also be covered. Significant current developments
This course will examine ethnic conflict, broadly conceived,
in constitutional jurisprudence will also be examined. The
in a variety of contexts. Case studies will include the civil
first part of the course deals with Articles I through III of the
war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism between the
Constitution, which specify the division of national govern-
Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-called
mental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutional-
the American governmental system, in which governmental
ized, political processes, such as the politics of affirmative
authority is apportioned between the national government
action, as well as in non-institutionalized, extra-legal set-
and the state governments, will be studied. The second part
tings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and genocide. We will
of the course examines the individual rights specifically pro-
end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic conflict
tected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally the
and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amend-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
ments. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar. 3 semester hours.
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS466. WAR IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE This course
LAIS486/LAIS586. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
examines selected military conflicts from the Greeks and the
POLICY An examination of current issues relating to science
Romans to recent wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq,
and technology policy in the United States and, as appropri-
with considerable attention given to the two world wars. The
ate, in other countries. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
course is not battles-oriented; rather, using an historical lens,
corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
it focuses on the causes that lie behind the battles themselves.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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Materials Science
AND POLICY Seminar on environmental policies and the
political and governmental processes that produce them.
(Interdisciplinary Program)
Group discussion and independent research on specific envi-
This graduate interdisciplinary Materials Science Program
ronmental issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
is administered jointly by the Departments of Chemical Engi-
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
neering, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Metallurgical and Ma-
SYGN200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
terials Engineering, Engineering Physics and the Division of
Engineering. Each department is represented on both the
LAIS488/LAIS588. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
Governing Board and the Graduate Affairs Committee which
Seminar on water policies and the political and governmental
are responsible for the operation of the program.
processes that produce them, as an exemplar of natural re-
source politics and policy in general. Group discussion and
Consult the Graduate Bulletin for details on the program
independent research on specific politics and policy issues.
and course listings.
Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S. Prerequisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: SYGN200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
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Guy T. McBride, Jr.
u One-to-one long-lasting intellectual relationships and
camaraderie among students and between faculty and
Honors Program in Public
students.
Affairs
u The Development and practice of oral/written commu-
nication, argumentation, and listening skills.
(Interdisciplinary Program)
u The opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and /or
DR. KENNETH A. OSGOOD, Program Director and Associate
countries abroad as part of the McBride curriculum.
Professor of Liberal Arts & International Studies
u The opportunity to engage in a public affairs or policy
Program Educational Objectives
related internship
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs offers an
An important experience in the Program is the opportuni-
honors minor consisting of seminars, courses, and off-cam-
ty to engage in a Practicum (an internship, overseas study,
pus activities that has the primary goal of providing a select
public service, undergraduate research experience, or thesis),
number of students the opportunity to cross the boundaries of
which usually comes during the summer following the junior
their technical expertise into the ethical, cultural, socio-polit-
year. Because engineers and scientists will continue to
ical, and environmental dimensions of science and technol-
assume significant responsibilities as leaders in public and
ogy. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and values to
private sectors, it is essential that CSM students be prepared
anticipate, analyze, and evaluate the social, cultural, ethical,
for more than their traditional first jobs. Leadership and
and environmental implications of their future professional
management demand an understanding of the accelerating
judgments and activities, and as responsible citizens in
pace of change that marks the social, political, economic,
global, national, and local contexts. The seminars are de-
and environmental currents of society and a commitment to
signed to offer coherent perspectives across the curriculum,
social and environmental responsibility. Regardless of their
allowing for a maximum degree of discussion and debate on
career goals, however, this same understanding is demanded
complex topics. Themes, approaches and perspectives from
of an educated person in the contemporary world. While the
the humanities and the social sciences are integrated with sci-
seminars in the Program are designed to nourish such an
ence and engineering perspectives to develop in students
understanding, these Practicum experiences allow students
habits of thought necessary for a comprehensive understand-
to see firsthand the kinds of challenges that they will face in
ing of societal and cultural issues that enhance critical think-
their professional and personal lives.
ing, social responsibility, and enlightened leadership.
Foreign study is also possible either through CSM-
Program Description
sponsored trips or through individual plans arranged in
The McBride Honors Program is administered by the Divi-
consul tation with the Director and CSM’s Office of
sion of Liberal Arts and International Studies.
International Programs. The cost for any foreign study is the
As of fall 2011, the new 21 credit hour curriculum of the
responsibility of the student.
McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs has been modi-
Student Profile
fied for all students admitted as freshmen in spring 2011 and
The McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs seeks to
starting the Program as sophomores in the fall term.
enroll students who can benefit most from the learning expe-
McBride students who began the Program prior to fall
riences upon which the Program is based while significantly
2011 will continue with the 24-credit hour curriculum that is
contributing to the broader learning objectives of the
designated separately below.
McBride community. Most honors programs admit students
The Program is delivered primarily in an interdisciplinary
exclusively on the basis of academic record. Although the
seminar format, with the intent of providing a coherent, inter-
McBride Honors Program uses SAT and ACT test scores,
connected curriculum which maximizes discussion and de-
and high school grade point average as important indicators
bate and student engagement. Seminars are designed and
of success in the McBride Program, they form only part of
taught by teams of faculty members from the humanities, so-
the criteria used in the admission process. The McBride
cial sciences, life sciences and physical sciences, and engi-
Program also examines extracurricular activities, interest in
neering. The curriculum of the McBride Honors Program
public affairs and public policy, and the willingness to
includes the following features and educational experiences:
engage actively in discussion and debate. Applicants must
demonstrate their commitment to public service, their leader-
u Student-centered seminars guided by faculty moderators
ship potential, willingness to understand and respect per-
from various disciplines.
spectives other than their own, and writing, listening, and
u An interdisciplinary approach that integrates domestic
speaking abilities through an essay and an interview with
and global perspectives into the curriculum.
faculty members.
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Once admitted into the Program, a McBride student com-
H & SS Core Curriculum Requirements
mits to:
Students completing the McBride Honors Program are
u completing the McBride curriculum as stated in the
required to complete LAIS100, "Nature and Human Values,"
Bulletin, deviating from this course of study only with
and EBGN201, "Principles of Economics." McBride stu-
permission from the Program Administration;
dents are exempt from completing SYGN200, "Human
u participating in the McBride seminars as an active and
Systems."
responsible member of the learning community, always
Transfer and Graduation Policies
completing reading and writing assignments on time in
The McBride Program accepts applications from transfer
order to be ready to learn;
students as follows:
u engaging in the highest level of intellectual discourse in
Transfer students must complete and submit an applica-
a civil and respectful manner with all members of the
tion and participate in the interview process with all other
CSM community, particularly with those who hold dif-
applicants under the timeframe set by the Program. All trans-
ferent beliefs, values, and views of the world and the
fer students should expect to take the entire McBride cur-
Earth;
riculum in residence. Only under very special circumstances
u accepting and behaving according to the rules estab-
will the Director consider a petition by a transfer student for
lished for the Washington Policy and/or international
course substitutions.
study trips to ensure the safety of peers, maximize the
Academic Standards
educational experience of the group, and maintain
Students must perform to the highest levels of writing,
CSM’s high reputation;
reading, and discussion in preparation for and during
u understanding that the McBride faculty are committed
McBride seminars. Participation in class projects and discus-
to provide the best education to help students become
sions is essential. Students who do not maintain an appropri-
thoughtful and responsible persons, citizens, and pro-
ate level of participation and engagement may be asked to
fessionals; and
leave the Program.
u upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and
Academic integrity and honesty are expected of all Mines
the CSM Honor Code, particularly those related to aca-
students. Any infractions in these areas will be handled under
demic honesty and respect for peers, instructors, and
the rules of CSM and the McBride Program and may result
Program administrators.
in dismissal from the Program.
Although the educational experiences in the McBride
The Program demands a high level of achievement not
Honors Program are rigorous and demand a high degree of
only in Honors courses, but in all academic work attempted
dedication from the students, McBride graduates have
at CSM. To that end, a student must meet the following mini-
gained positions of their choice in industry, business, gov-
mum requirements:
ernment, and within non-governmental organizations, or in
u A minimum cumulative GPA 2.9 is required upon ad-
other professions more easily than others, and have been
mission.. Students who meet this GPA requirement will
successful in winning admission to high-quality graduate,
be formally admitted to the Program and allowed to en-
law, medicine and other professional schools.
roll in the first McBride course at the appropriate time.
Admission
Failure to meet the GPA requirement will result in
Interested students who will begin the Program in the fall
voiding the invitation to join the McBride Program.
of their sophomore year should apply to the McBride
u A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Honors course-
Program by the deadline set by the Program, by filling out
work is required to remain in good academic standing
an application, submitting an essay, and securing a letter of
in the Program. Students who drop below the minimum
recommendation (see website for details:
in their McBride coursework will be placed on proba-
http://mcbride.mines.edu/). Applicants will be interviewed
tion for one semester. If the required minimum GPA
by a team of Honors faculty and students. Once a finalist
has not been met at the end of the probationary semes-
accepts the responsibilities of being a member of the
ter, or in any subsequent semester, the student will be
Program (see above), s/he begins taking Honors courses as
withdrawn from the Program.
prescribed by the Program.
u If a student's CSM semester GPA falls below the re-
Note: Students must complete LAIS100 Nature and
quired minimum, the student will receive a formal let-
Human Values prior to enrolling in the first course,
ter from the Director noting that his or her semester
HNRS200 Public Affairs: Global Responsibility &
GPA does not meet McBride standards. The student
Sustainability.
will be strongly encouraged to meet with the Director
to review strategies for academic success.
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u A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 is required in all
The Curriculum Effective for Students Who Began 2010 or
course work at CSM. Students who drop below a cu-
Earlier
mulative GPA of 2.9 will be placed on probation for
Curriculum Effective Fall 2010 & Earlier
one semester. Those students will receive a formal let-
ter from the Director informing them that they are on
Freshman Year
academic probation and are required to meet with the
HNRS101
Paradoxes of the Human Condition
Director. Students must meet with the Director or an-
(Spring)
other faculty member regularly through the semester of
Sophomore Year
academic probation. . If the required minimum GPA
HNRS201
Cultural Anthropology: A Study of
has not been met at the end of the probationary semes-
Diverse Cultures (Fall)
ter, or in any subsequent semester, the student will be
HNRS202
Comparative Political & Economic
withdrawn from the Program.
Systems (Spring)
u The minimum cumulative GPA and the minimum Hon-
Junior Year
ors GPA at the time of graduation are required in order
HNRS301
International Political Economy (Fall)
to receive the "Minor in the McBride Honors Program
HNRS302
Technology & Socio-Economic Change
in Public Affairs." Graduating seniors who fall below
(Fall)
these minima will receive a "Minor in Public Affairs"
HNRS311
U.S. Public Policy: Domestic & Foreign
without the Honors designation if they choose to com-
(Spring)
plete the Public Affairs minor instead of transferring
HNRS312
Foreign Area Study (Spring)
their credits to the Division of Liberal Arts and Interna-
Senior Year
tional Studies.
HNRS402
McBride Practicum (Summer)
u If students wish to appeal their withdrawal from the
HNRS401
McBride Practicum: Internship (Fall)
McBride Honors Program, they must write a letter of
HNRS411
Study of Leadership & Power (Fall
appeal to the Director, who will review the student's
HNRS412
Conflict Resolution (Fall)
case and consult with McBride faculty colleagues.
HNRS420
Science, Technology & Ethics (Spring)
Curriculum
Total:
24 credit hours
The Curriculum Effective for Students Beginning Fall 2011
Curriculum Effective Fall 2011
Description of Courses
Sophomore Year
For Students Starting the Program in Fall 2011
HNRS200
Public Affairs: Global Responsibility &
Sustainability (Fall)
HNRS200. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: GLOBAL RESPONSIBIL-
HNRS210
Comparative Ethics & Politics (Spring)
ITY AND SUSTAINABILITY (I) An introduction to issues
and cultural problems and the “public affairs” and “public
policy” circumstances faces by scientists, engineers, and
Junior Year
economists as they confront issues of global responsibility
HNRS300
U.S. Public Policy Analysis (Fall)
and sustainability in their professional and personal lives.
HNRS310
International Science & Technology
The seminar focuses on culture and its core role in relation-
Policy (Spring)
ships among science, engineering, technology and the envi-
ronment as interactive systems. Prerequisites: Admission to
Senior Year
McBride Honors Program and completion of LAIS100.
HNRS400
Field Research (Summer) [Students who
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
do not register for HNRS400 but under
HNRS210. COMPARATIVE ETHICS AND POLITICS (II)
take other work in summer must
Ethics and politics interact and diverge in subtle and overt
complete HNRS405 in semester eight,
ways. This seminar will introduce students to major schools
in addition to HNRS410]
of thought and important thinkers from a variety of time peri-
HNRS405
McBride Practicum (Fall)
ods and perspectives. Upon completion, students will be
HNRS410
Leadership & Power (Fall)
able to articulate and critically evaluate a selection of major
HNRS420
Synthesis Seminar (Spring)
ethical and political systems, and understand how these sys-
tems have impacted the trajectory and growth in the physical
Total:
21 credit hours
and applied sciences, particularly with regard to issues re-
lated to global responsibility and sustainability. Prerequisite:
HNRS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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HNRS300. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS (I) This
dents will gain knowledge and understanding about the sub-
seminar offers a microeconomic approach that explores ratio-
ject of the seminar and enhance their skills in leadership,
nales for public policy and develops tools for policy analysis
communication, conflict management, and examine a theo-
especially in terms of the U.S. with attention to science and
retical range of approaches and real world case studies to the
technology policies which are especially relevant to issues of
same. Prerequisite: HNRS310. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester
global responsibility and sustainability. It includes perspec-
hours.
tives from social sciences other than economics. Prerequi-
HNRS420. SYNTHESIS SEMINAR As the culmination of
sites: EBGN201, HNRS200, and HNRS210. 3 hours
the Program, this seminar will build upon the previous re-
seminar, 3 semester hours.
quired seminars and will examine in detail one or more
HNRS310. INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOL-
themes related to applied science, engineering, and global re-
OGY POLICY (II) This course builds on HNRS300 by
sponsibility, and sustainability for more in-depth analysis and
bringing a global perspective to policy-making and policies
critical reflection. The particular theme or themes will be in-
that relate to science and technology especially with rele-
fluenced by student experience and learning in the previous
vance to global responsibility and sustainability. The student
semesters and the prominence of relevant issues in public af-
will learn about the international organizations that affect sci-
fairs. The aim will be to engage participants; in the most
ence and technology worldwide and compare the politics of
current scholarship related to these themes, leading to a
science, engineering, and economics in one or more countries
scholarly deliverable in the form of a conference presentation
with those in the United States. Those who travel abroad for
or publication. Prerequisite: HNRS410. 3 hours seminar; 3
their summer Field Research will go to one of the countries
semester hours.
evaluated in this class; those who travel to Washington, D.C.
Description of Courses
will investigate further the domestic perspectives examined
in this course. Prerequisite: HNRS300. 3 hours seminar,
For Students Who Began in Fall 2010 or Earlier
3 semester hours.
HNRS101. PARADOXES OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
HNRS400. FIELD RESEARCH (S) An extended period,
Study of the paradoxes of the human condition as expressed
typically of three weeks duration, in a field location (either in
in significant texts, classics, literature, moral philosophy, and
the United States or abroad or in both settings) visiting and
history; drama and music, both classical and contemporary,
analyzing the work and policies of government agencies, in-
biography, and fiction. Prerequisite: Freshman status in the
ternational organizations, and non-governmental agencies in
McBride Honors Program, 3 hours seminar, 3 semester
relation to central themes of focus in the McBride Program.
hours.
This seminar builds upon the background and study under-
HNRS201. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A STUDY OF
taken in HNRS310. Prerequisite: HNRS310. 3 semester
DIVERSE CULTURES A study of cultures within the
hours.
United States and abroad and the behavior of people. The
HNRS405 MCBRIDE PRACTICUM (I) Individualized
seminar will emphasize the roles of languages, religions,
study under special circumstances and with approval of the
moral values, and legal and economic systems in the cultures
Program, a McBride student may enroll in an individualized
selected for inquiry. Prerequisite: HNRS101 or consent of the
study of project which substitutes for or enhances the regu-
Program Director. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
larly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars. This option –
HNRS202. COMPARATIVE POLITICAL AND
for 3 semester credits – may be used in lieu of HNRS400 in
ECONOMIC SYSTEMS This course constitutes a compara-
conjunction with an approved study abroad, summer intern-
tive study of the interrelationships between political and eco-
ship, or a research experience for undergraduates (REU) to
nomic systems in theory and practice. Totalitarianism,
develop and prepare a faculty-guided major research paper in
authoritarianism, democracy, anarchy, socialism, and com-
the following semester that integrates the experience with the
munism will be examined in their historical and theoretical
goals, objectives, and focus of the Honors Program in Public
contexts and compared with baseline concepts of what con-
Affairs. Credit will not be granted for both HNRS 400 and
stitutes a political system. Economics will be studied from a
HNRS 405. Prerequisite: HNRS310: International Science &
historical/developmental approach, examining classical and
Technology Policy.
neo-classical economics and theories of major western econ-
HNRS410. LEADERSHIP AND POWER (II) This seminar
omists, including Smith, Marx, and Keynes. Specific nation
builds on summer field study and the other McBride semi-
or area case studies will be used to integrate concepts and to
nars by examining leadership and its relation to power. It ex-
explore possible new global conditions which define the
plores the potential leadership roles of applied scientists,
roles of governments and other institutions in the develop-
engineers, and economists in their professional lives as well
ment, planning, and control of economic activities and social
as in their other roles as members of various communities
policy. Prerequisite: HNRS201 or permission of the Program
contributing to global responsibility and sustainability. Stu-
Director. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
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HNRS301. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
HNRS401. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: INTERNSHIP An
International political economy is the study of the dynamic
off-campus practicum which may include an internship in a
relationships between nation-states and the global market-
company, government agency, or public service organization
place. Topics include: international and world politics,
(domestic or foreign), or foreign study as a part of a McBride
money and international finance, international trade, multi -
group or individually. The practicum must have prior ap-
national and global corporations, global development, transi-
proval of the Program Director. All students completing a
tion economies and societies, and developing economies and
practicum are expected to keep an extensive journal and
societies. Prerequisite: HNRS202 or permission of Program
write a pro fessional report detailing, analyzing, and evaluat-
Director. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
ing their experi ences. Prerequisite: HNRS311. 3 hours semi-
HNRS302. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC
nar; 3 semester hours.
CHANGE A critical analysis of the interactions among sci-
HNRS402. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM: FOREIGN AREA
ence, technology, and American values and institutions. The
STUDY FIELD TRIP After completing the HNRS312
seminar will study the role of technology in American soci-
Foreign Area Study seminar, students travel to the selected
ety and will debate the implications of technology transfer
country or region. Students will gain first hand experience
from developed to developing nations. Students will learn to
inter acting and communicating with people from another
relate technological issues to socio-economic and religious
culture. Students will complete a written research and analy-
aspects of society and explore the moral and social conse-
sis report using historic cultural, technological, political, or
quences of technological innovations. Prerequisite:
an economic theme. Prerequisite: HNRS312 or permission of
HNRS202 or permission of the Program Director. 3 hours
the Program Director. 3 hours seminar, 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
HNRS411. STUDY OF LEADERSHIP AND POWER An
HNRS311. U.S. PUBLIC POLICY: DOMESTIC AND FOR-
intellectual examination into the nature of leadership and
EIGN Detailed examination of United States public policy,
power. Focuses on understanding and interpreting the leader-
using a case study approach to guide students to understand
ship role, both its potential and its limitations, in various
the various aspects of policy making and the participants in
historical, literary, political, socio-economic, and cultural
the process. As an outcome of this seminar, students will
contexts. Exemplary leaders and their antitypes are analyzed.
have the ability to engage in informed, critical analysis of
Characteristics of leaders are related to their cultural and
public policy, and will understand the process and how they
temporal context. This course will ask questions regarding
may become involved in it. Students should expect to spend
the morality of power and its uses. Leadership in technical
spring break in Washington, D.C., as part of this seminar.
and non-technical environments will be compared and con-
Prerequisite: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permission of the
trasted. Additionally, power and empowerment, and the
Program Director. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
compli cations of becoming or of confronting a leader are
HNRS312 FOREIGN AREA STUDY A survey of current
scrutinized. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permis-
public policy issues of a selected country or region, based on
sion of the Program Director. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
a broad survey of history and culture as well as contemporary
hours.
social, technological, economic and political trends. The
HNRS412. CONFLICT RESOLUTION An in-depth look at
areas that might be studied in a three year rotation; Far East
creative, non-violent, non-litigious, win-win ways to handle
(China and Taiwan or Hong Kong, Indonesia and/or
conflicts in personal, business, environmental and govern-
Malaysia), Latin America (Brazil or Chile), Middle
mental settings. The class will learn concepts, theories and
East/Africa (Turkey or South Africa). Students taking this
methods of conflict resolution, study past and present cases,
seminar in preparation for a McBride sponsored trip abroad
and observe on-going conflict resolution efforts in the Den-
might be able to take a brief intensive language course before
ver area. Prerequisite: HNRS311 or HNRS312 or permission
departure. Prerequisite: HNRS301 or HNRS302 or permis-
of the Program Director. 3 hour seminar. 3 semester hours.
sion of the Program Director. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester
hours.
HNRS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HON-
ORS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR ENGINEERS
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride
curriculum or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-
scheduled McBride seminars. Special Topics courses in the
McBride curriculum will not be offered more than twice.
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
under different titles.
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HNRS420. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ETHICS A
Military Science
comprehensive inquiry into ethical and moral issues raised
by modern science and technology. Issues covered include:
(Army ROTC-AROTC)
the contention that science is value neutral; the particular
The Department of Military Science offers programs lead-
sorts of ethical problems faced by engineers in their public
ing to an officer's commission in the active Army, Army
and political roles in deciding uses of materials and energy;
Reserve, or National Guard in conjunction with an under-
the personal problems faced in the development of a career in
graduate or graduate degree. Military science courses are
science and technology; the moral dilemmas inherent in
designed to supplement a regular degree program by offering
using natural forms and energies for human purposes; and
practical leadership and management experience. The
the technologically dominated modern civilization. The sem-
Military Science Program at the Colorado School of Mines
inar will consist of readings and discussion of ethical issues
(CSM) is offered in conjunction with the University of
in plays, works of fiction, and films. Prerequisite: HNRS411
Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). Students attend classes at the
or HNRS412 or permission of the Program Director. 3 hours
Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Four-Year Program
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HON-
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic
ORS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS A Special Topics
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced
course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum or
course (junior and senior years).
will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled
McBride seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride
Basic course
curriculum will not be offered more than twice. Variable
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semes-
credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under dif-
ter, covering Army history and organization as well as mili-
ferent titles.
tary leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide
the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY Under special circum-
military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no mili-
stances, a McBride student may use this course number to
tary obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.
register for an independent study project which substitutes
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum
Advanced course
seminars. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit
for credit.
operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A
33-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington,
provides challenging leadership training and is a prerequisite
for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the
Professor of Military Science (PMS).
Two-Year Program
The two-year program consists of the advanced course,
preceded by attending the Leaders Training course (a four-
week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky).
Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army National Guard
Soldiers, or students who have participated in three years of
Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in
the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or
completion of the basic course. Advanced course students
must obtain permission from the Professor of Military
Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
Scholarship Programs
Four-year college scholarships are available to high school
seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior year.
Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is open to
all university students, regardless of academic major and
whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory labo-
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ratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300-
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY
$500 per month during the academic year. Students interested
SCIENCE
in the scholarship program should contact the AROTC
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY
Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549 no later
MSGN203. MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the fol-
AND MANAGEMENT I
lowing academic year.
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND
Simultaneous Membership Program
MANAGEMENT II
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY
Guard and entering either the second year of the basic course
SCIENCE (I, II)
or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II)
Membership Program (SMP). Students participating in this
program will receive $450 to $500 monthly stipend plus their
2. All fourteen hours contained in the following courses:
unit pay at the E-5 grade. SMP participants may be eligible
MSGN301. MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS
for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance
AND TRAINING I (I)
benefits.
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND
Leadership Laboratories
TRAINING II (II)
Leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I)
experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II)
outside the classroom.. Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVEL-
leadership roles are frequently administered. Leadership labs
OPMENT I (I)
are compulsory for enrolled cadets. Physical training is con-
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVEL-
ducted three times a week with the purpose of developing
OPMENT II (II)
muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I)
endurance.
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II)
Veterans
Description of Courses
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army
Reserve/National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC pro-
Freshman Year
gram. Although veterans are not required to take the Basic
*Indicates courses that may be used to satisfy PAGN
Course, they are encouraged to do so. A minimum of 60
semester requirements.
credit hours are required prior to enrolling in the Advanced
*MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I (I) Intro-
Course.
duces fundamentals of leadership and the United States
Registration and Credits
Army. Examines its organization, customs, and history as
Army ROTC serves as elective credit in most departments.
well as its current relevance and purpose. Students also in-
Elective course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes
vestigate basic leadership and management skills necessary
will be determined by your individual academic advisor.
to be successful in both military and civilian settings. In-
Students who wish to register for Army ROTC classes do so
cludes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine, team-
through the normal course registration process at CSM.
building concepts, time and stress management, an
AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
introduction to cartography and land navigation, marksman-
ship, briefing techniques, and some basic military tactics.
For more information about AROTC, contact the Army
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at 303-492-3549
field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall)
or 303-492-6495, or the department on campus directly at
303-273-3380. The department is located in the Military
*MSGN104. Adventures in Leadership II (II) Continues the
Science building, 1232 West Campus Road. You can also go
investigation of leadership in small organizations. Covers se-
to http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC. For information about
lected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
ROTC at CSM, call 303-273-3398 or 303-273-3380.
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical
work climates, an introduction to Army organizations and in-
Military Science Minor
stallations, and a further examination of basic military tac-
Army ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Military
tics. Introduces students to effective military writing styles.
Science must complete at least 18 hours of Military Science
Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours
courses as follows:
field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring)
1. At least two courses from the following (4 hours):
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE (I,
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I
II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from
MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II
special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the
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course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of instruc-
Junior Year
tor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit
MSGN301. MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND
under different titles.
TRAINING I (I) Further explores the theory of managing
and leading small military units with an emphasis on practi-
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
cal applications at the squad and platoon levels. Students ex-
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
amine various leadership styles and techniques as they relate
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
craft, and weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
leadership opportunities in field settings and hands-on expe-
able for credit.
rience with actual military equipment. Students are given
Sophomore Year
maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs. Prerequi-
*MSGN203. MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
site: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
AND MANAGEMENT I (I) Comprehensively reviews ad-
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
vanced leadership and management concepts including moti-
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
vation, attitudes, communication skills, problem solving,
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small
human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
unit leadership principles. Focuses on managing personnel
Students continue to refine effective written and oral commu-
and resources, the military decision making process, the op-
nications skills and to explore topics such as the basic
erations order, and oral communications. Exposes the student
branches of the Army, and officer and NCO duties. Students
to tactical unit leadership in a variety of environments with a
conduct classroom and practical exercises in small unit light
focus on preparation for the summer advance camp experi-
infantry tactics and are prepared to perform as midlevel lead-
ence. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Sci-
ers in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture, 2 hours
ence. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring)
lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
(Fall)
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Develop-
ment of military leadership techniques to include preparation
*MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MAN-
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervi-
AGEMENT II (II) Focuses on leadership and management
sion of underclass military cadets. Instruction in military
functions in military and corporate environments. Studies
drill, ceremonies, and customs and courtesies of the Army.
various components of Army leadership doctrine to include
Must be taken in conjunction with MSGN301. Prerequisite:
the four elements of leadership, leadership principles, risk
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80
management and planning theory, the be-know-do frame-
hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
work, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue
to refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester
development of military leadership techniques with the major
hours. (Spring)
emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "hands-
on." Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
the principles of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
taken in conjunction with MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, 80 hours
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring)
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
credit under different titles.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT
COURSE (LDAC) (Fort Lewis, WA) A 34 day LDAC is re-
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II) Individual re-
quired for completion of the AROTC program. LDAC
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
should be attended between the junior and senior year. The
member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a sub-
emphasis at LDAC is placed on the development of individ-
ject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent
ual leadership initiative and self-confidence. Students are
of instructor. "Independent Study" form must be completed
rated on their performance in various positions of leadership
and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
during the LDAC period. The U.S. Army reimburses stu-
hours. Repeatable for credit.
dents for travel to and from LDAC. In addition, students re-
ceive approximately $600.00 pay while attending LDAC.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the AROTC LDAC and comple-
tion of MSGN301 through 304.
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MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (II) Continued
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
leadership development by serving in the command and staff
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization,
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
under supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan
credit under different titles.
and organize cadet outings and much of the training of un-
MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
derclassmen. Lab Fee. Prerequisite: Consent of department.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training;
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
.5 semester hour. (Spring)
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MSGN497. SPECIAL STUDIES IN LEADERSHIPAND
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS I (I) The course is specifi-
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
cally geared to the unique leadership challenges faced by in-
able for credit.
dividuals involved in CSM student government and other
Senior Year
campus leadership positions. Instruction emphasis is on
MSGN401. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
forces and dynamics which shape and define leader/man-
MENT I (I) Examines management and leadership concepts
ager's job in the campus environment. Prerequisite: Currently
and techniques associated with planning and executing mili-
appointed or elected leader of a recognized student organiza-
tary training and operations at company and higher echelons.
tion or consent of the department head. 1 hour lecture and 5
Includes analyses of professional ethics and values, effective
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
training principles and procedures, subordinate counseling,
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE
and effective staff officer briefing techniques. Also investi-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen
gates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern peace-
from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually
keeping missions, and the impact of the information
the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: Consent of in-
revolution on the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and
structor. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
out of classroom setting and with multiple practical leader-
credit under different titles.
ship opportunities to organize cadet training and activities.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY (I, II). Individual re-
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science.
search or special problem projects supervised by a faculty
Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall)
member. Student and instructor will agree on subject matter,
MSGN402. OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOP-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
MENT II (II) Continues MSGN401 study of management
"Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted
and leadership concepts and techniques, providing practical
to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeat-
leadership experiences in the classroom and during multiple
able for credit.
cadet-run activities. Also examines varied topics such as the-
Aerospace Studies
ory and practice of the military justice system, law of war,
military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
and their families, operational security considerations, and
The Department of Aerospace Studies offers programs
historical case studies in military leadership in the context of
leading to an officer's commission in the Air Force in con-
21st century land warfare. Prerequisite: Consent of the Pro-
junction with an undergraduate or graduate degree.
fessor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semes-
Aerospace science courses are designed to supplement a reg-
ter hours. (Spring)
ular degree program by offering practical leadership and
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (I) Continued
management experience. The Aerospace Studies Program at
development of leadership techniques by assignment in the
the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is offered in conjunc-
command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets
tion with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-B).
are expected to plan and execute much of the training associ-
Four-Year Program
ated with the day-to-day operations within the cadet battal-
The four-year program consists of two phases: the general
ion. Utilizing the troop leading and management principles
military course (freshman and sophomore years) and the
learned in previous classes, cadets analyze the problems
professional officer course (junior and senior years). This
which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief recom-
program is designed for incoming freshmen or any student
mendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite:
with four years remaining until degree completion. It con-
Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
sists of three parts: the General Military Course (GMC) for
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall)
lower division (normally freshmen and sophomore) students;
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the Professional Officer Course (POC) for upper division
prefix. For more information about AFROTC, contact the
students (normally juniors and seniors); and Leadership
Air Force ROTC Unit Admissions Officer at
Laboratory (LLAB-attended by all cadets). Completion of a
www.afrotc.colorado.edu , or the department on campus
four-week summer training course is required prior to com-
directly at 303-273-3380. The department is located in the
missioning.
Military Science building on West Campus Road. For infor-
Leadership Lab
mation about CSM, call 303-273-3380.
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (2 hours
Aerospace Studies Minor
per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force cus-
Air Force ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in
toms and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportuni-
Aerospace Studies must complete at least 20 hours of
ties, and the life and work of an Air Force officer.
Aerospace Studies courses as follows:
General Military Course (GMC)
1.5 AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
The basic course covers Air Force history and organiza-
FORCE (I)
tion as well as military leadership and management.
1.5 AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply leader-
FORCE (II)
ship skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in
the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Air
1.5 AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
Force scholarship recipients.
POWER (I)
Professional Officer Course (POC)
1.5 AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
The advanced course covers military officership, leader-
POWER (II)
ship and unit operations, training techniques, military law,
3.5 AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (I)
and professional ethics, and includes a leadership practicum
each semester. A Field Training encampment provides chal-
3.5 AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES (II)
lenging leadership training and is a prerequisite for commis-
3.5 AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPA-
sioning. Advanced course students must have completed the
RATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (I)
basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
Aerospace Studies (PAS) to enroll in the POC.
3.5 AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPA-
Three-Year Program
RATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY (II)
The three-year program consists of the first two years of
Other AFROTC Programs
GMC courses taken concurrently in one year. The student
Other programs are frequently available based on current
then attends a Field Training encampment, and completes
Air Force needs. Contact a Det 105 representative at
two years of advanced POC courses.
afrotc.colorado.edu.
Scholarship Programs
Description of Courses
Four-year college scholarships are available to high
Freshman Year
school seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior
AFGN101 and 102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED
year. Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is
STATES AIR FORCE - Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semes-
open to all university students, regardless of academic major
ter. This survey course briefly covers topics relating to the
and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC.
Air Force and defense. It focuses on the structure and mis-
Scholarship students receive tuition assistance and mandato-
sions of Air Force organizations, officership and profession-
ry laboratory fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend.
alism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
Students interested in the scholarship program should con-
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this
tact the AFROTC Unit Admissions Officer at
course (to be taken in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a
www.afrotc.colorado.edu no later than the beginning of the
weekly laboratory that touches on the topics of Air Force
spring semester to apply for the following academic year. A
customs and courtesies, health and physical fitness, and drill
complete listing of all available AFROTC scholarships is
and ceremonies.
available at www.afrotc.com.
Sophomore Year
Registration and Credits
AFGN201 and 202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR
Air Force ROTC serves as elective credit in most depart-
AND SPACE POWER - Two semesters, 1.5 hours per se-
ments. Elective course credit toward your degree for
mester. This survey course covers the beginnings of manned
AFROTC classes will be determined by your individual aca-
flight and the development of aerospace power in the United
demic advisor. Students who wish to register for Air Force
States, including the employment of air power in WWI,
ROTC classes do so through the normal course registration
WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful em-
process at CSM. AFROTC classes begin with the AFGN
ployment of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific mis-
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sions and support of space exploration. Weekly Leadership
Physical Education and
Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken in conjunc-
tion with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the opportunity
Athletics
to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
you for Field Training.
TOM SPICER, Department Head and Athletic Director
DIXIE CIRILLO, Associate Athletic Director
Junior Year
BRANDON LEIMBACH, Associate Athletic Director
AFGN301 and 302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES -
NOLAN SWETT, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a
STEPHANIE BEGLAY, Assistant Athletics Trainer
study in the anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and
BOB BENSON, Instructor and Associate Head Football Coach
management leadership, the role of discipline in leadership
SATYEN BHATKA, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
situations and the variables affecting leadership. Case studies
OSCAR BOES, Assistant Women’s Cross Country Coach
are used to examine Air Force leadership and management
SCOTT CAREY, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practi-
AMY HENKELMAN, Assistant Athletic Director and Director of
Recreational Sports
cal application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems
JEFF DUGGAN, Sports Information Director
and complete projects associated with planning and manag-
CLEMENT GRINSTEAD, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach
ing the Leadership Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Labora-
JOHN HOWARD, Director of Intramural and Club Sports
tory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken in conjunction with
JOSH HUTCHENS, Head Wrestling Coach
AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity to develop
GREG JENSEN, Assistant Athletics Trainer
your fundamental management skills while planning and
JACOB POPE, Assistant Athletics Trainer
conducting cadet activities.
TYLER KIMBLE, Instructor, Head Golf Coach and Coordinator for
Marketing and Promotions
Senior Year
FRANK KOHLENSTEIN, Instructor and Head Men's Soccer Coach
AFGN401 and 402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
PAULA KRUEGER, Head Women's Basketball Coach
AND PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY - Two semes-
ADAM LONG, Instructor and Assistant Football Coach/Strength and
ters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the pro-
Conditioning
fessional military leader in a democratic society; societal
JENNIFER McINTOSH, Head Athletic Trainer
attitudes toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintain-
GREG MULHOLLAND, Instructor and Assistant Men's Soccer
ing adequate national defense structure; the impact of techno-
Coach
logical and international developments on strategic
JERRID OATES, Instructor and Head Baseball Coach
preparedness and the overall policy-making process; and mil-
CHARLES O'DELL, Assistant Athletic Director
PRYOR ORSER, Head Men's Basketball Coach
itary law. In addition, you will study topics that will prepare
HEATHER ROBERTS, Instructor and Assistant Volleyball Coach
you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the
BRAD SCHICK, Instructor and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Air Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this
ART SIEMERS, Instructor and Head Track & Field and Cross
course (to be taken in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) pro-
Country Coach
vides you with the opportunity to use your leadership skills
KATIE SIMONS, Assistant Sports Information Director
in planning and conducting cadet activities. It prepares you
BRITTANY SIMPSON, Instructor and Assistant Women's
for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
Basketball Coach
JAMIE SKADELAND, Head Volleyball Coach
ROBERT STITT, Head Football Coach
ROBERT THOMPSON, Instructor and Director of Outdoor
Recreation Center
KRISTIE HAWKINS, Instructor and Head Softball Coach
KEVIN FICKES, Instructor and Head Women’s Soccer Coach
KATE CORTIS, Instructor and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach
NATE ROTHMAN, Head Swimming and Diving Coach
CAROLYN DENNEE, Administrative Assistant
DARREN TOWNSEND, Equipment Manager
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics of-
fers a four-fold physical education and athletics program
which includes (a) required physical education classes; (b)
intercollegiate athletics; (c) intramural athletics and club
sports; and (d) recreational athletics.
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A large number of students use the institution's facilities
ters of Physical Edu cation is a graduation requirement. Ex-
for recreational purposes, including swimming, tennis, soc-
ceptions: (1) a medical excuse verified by a physician;
cer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball, and rac-
(2) veterans, honorably discharged from the armed forces;
quetball.
(3) new students entering CSM for the first time who are 26
Russell H. Volk Gymnasium
years or older prior to the first day of class (4) students hold-
A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation basket-
ing a bachelor’s degree. Normally, it is fulfilled during the
ball arena, two racquetball/handball courts, wrestling room,
first two years of attendance. Transfer students should clear
weight training facility, locker space, and offices for the
with the Admissions Offices regarding advanced standing in
Physical Education Department.
physi cal education. Participation in intercollegiate athletics
may be substituted for required semesters and hours of physi-
Steinhauer Field House
cal education. ROTC students can waive the physical educa-
A facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of
tion requirement when a similar four-semester physical
intercollegiate athletics and physical education classes.
activity is required in their respective ROTC Programs.
Darden Baseball Field
Upper-class students who wish to continue taking physi-
Newly renovated with dugouts, fencing, 10 inning score-
cal education after completing graduation requirements may
board, netted backstop, press-box and lights for night games.
re-enroll in any of the regularly scheduled classes.
Located west of Brooks Field and has seating accommoda-
tions for 500 spectators.
All students enrolled in physical education shall provide
their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, and swimming suit.
Softball Field
A non-refundable $10 fee is assessed for the required locker
Newly constructed dugouts, batting cage, perimeter fenc-
service.
ing, sound system and new irrigation system. Located west
of Darden Field seating for 200 people.
Intercollegiate Athletics
The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain
Harry D. Campbell Field
Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate
Includes a synthetic surface named in honor of Harry D.
Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include: foot-
Campbell, Class of 1939. This is equipped with lights and a
ball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s and
steel-concrete grandstand and bleachers which seat 3,500
women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball,
spectators.
men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s
Tennis Courts
and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball.
The Department maintains four tennis courts.
One hour credit is given for a semester’s participation in each
Student Recreation Center
sport.
A three-level, 108,000 square foot facility that features an
Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students at-
8 lane, 25 yard swimming pool with 2 diving boards and a 14
tending CSM become members of the CSM Athletic Associa-
person hot tub. There are men's and women's locker rooms, a
tion, which financially supports the intercollegiate athletic
4,000 square foot climbing wall, a full service juice bar, an
program. With this fee, each CSM student receives free ad-
elevated jogging track, a 5,500 square foot fitness area, 2
mission to all home athletic events. The Director of Athletics
multi-purpose rooms, a recreational gym and an arena that
administers this program.
seats 3,000 for varsity athletic contests.
Intramural and Club Sports
Swenson Intramural Complex
The intramural program features a variety of activities
Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.
ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic pro-
Stermole Track and Field Complex
gram to more recreational type activities. They are governed
Nine lane metric track with all field event components
by the CSM Rec. Sports Department. All activities are of-
necessary to host NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating
fered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.
for 800 spectators.
The club sport program is governed by the CSM Sport
CSM Soccer Stadium
Club Council. There are 14 competitive groups currently
Synthetic surface which provides opportunities for Men's
under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate
and Women's NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for
competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as
500 spectators.
instructional/ recreational entities, and some as strictly
recreational interest groups. They are funded through
Required Physical Education.
ASCSM. Some of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice
Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to
Hockey, Lacrosse, Men's Rugby, Women's Rugby, Ski Team,
complete four Physical Education classes, beginning with the
Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Ultimate Frisbee,
prerequisite classes of PAGN101 and PAGN102 continuing
Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Women's Vol-
on to two additional 200 level courses. Four separate semes-
leyball, Water Polo, Bowling and In-Line Hockey.
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Description of Courses
PAGN255 MOUNTAIN BIKING
PAGN257 INTRODUCATION TO ROCK CLIMBING
All students are required to complete PAGN101 and
PAGN258 WOMEN'S ROCK CLIMBING
PAGN102 before they will be allowed to register in higher
PAGN271 BEGINNING BADMINTON
level activity classes. The only exceptions to this requirement
PAGN272 ADVANCED BADMINTON
are students enrolled in intercollegiate athletics and ROTC.
PAGN273 BEGINNING BASKETBALL
(See Required Physical Education.)
PAGN274 ADVANCED BASKETBALL
Freshman Year
PAGN275 VOLLEYBALL
PAGN277 BEGINNING RACQUETBALL
PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (I) (Required) A gen-
PAGN279 HANDBALL
eral overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure
PAGN280 CLUB SPORTS
to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug
and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provides
Intercollegiate Athletics
the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning ba-
Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of
sics for a healthy life style.
the selected sport in preparation for collegiate competition.
PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (II) (Required) Sec-
Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of
tions in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal
physical education requirements.
health and wellness activities. Prerequisite: PAGN101 or
PAGN151 VARSITY BASEBALL
consent of the Department Head.
PAGN153 VARSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL
Sophomore, Junior, Senior Years
PAGN154 VARSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Students may select from several special activities listed
PAGN157 VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
below. Approved transfer credit may be substituted for the
PAGN159 VARSITY FOOTBALL
PAGN161 VARSITY GOLF
following classes:
PAGN167 VARSITY MEN'S SOCCER
PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS provides an overview
PAGN168 VARSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER
of the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Emo-
PAGN169 VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING
tional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students will take a proac-
PAGN173 VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD
tive approach to developing strategies for optimum wellness
PAGN175 VARSITY WRESTLING
including goal setting and application of wellness principles
PAGN177 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
PAGN179 VARSITY SOFTBALL
through assignments and group in-class work. Prerequisites:
PAGN101 and PAGN102 or consent of Department Head.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. 1 semester hour.
2 hours lecturer; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.
PAGN202 through PAGN280. (Students enrolling in these
courses may be required to furnish their own equipment.)
Classes will be offered on Monday and Wednesday for 50
minutes each day or on Tuesday or Thursday for 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: PAGN101 or PAGN102 or consent of Depart-
ment Head. 2 hours activity; .5 semester hour. Repeatable
for credit.
PAGN202 INDOOR SOCCER
PAGN203 TECHNIQUES OF RELAXATION
PAGN205. BEGINNING KARATE
PAGN206 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED KARATE
PAGN207 TRAIL RUNNING
PAGN208 KAYAKING
PAGN209 AIKIDO
PAGN210 HIKING
PAGN211 BEGINNING SWIMMING
PAGN212 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
PAGN221 BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN222 ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN223 DISTANCE RUNNING
PAGN232 YOGA
PAGN235 AEROBICS
PAGN241 WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING
PAGN242 WOMEN'S RAQUETBALL
PAGN251 GOLF
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Space and Planetary
courses from five CSM departments and programs, covering
a broad spectrum of space and planetary topics including as-
Science and Engineering tronomy, planetary science, space exploration, and the design
of missions and instruments.
(SPSE)
Program Requirements:
Minors and Areas of Special Interest Only
Area of Special Interest in Space and Planetary Science
JEFFREY C. ANDREWS-HANNA, Assistant Professor and SPSE
and Engineering:
Director
Enrollment in the Area of Special Interest is approved by
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Associate Research Professor and
the Director or Associate Director. Students will then be as-
SPSE Associate Director
THOMAS FURTAK, Professor and SPSE Program Advisor
signed to an SPSE ASI advisor from among the faculty listed
above, who will monitor and advise their progress. The Area
Department of Chemical Engineering
of Special Interest requires a total of 12 credits, up to 3 of
ANGEL ABBUD-MADRID, Associate Research Professor and
SPSE Associate Director
which may be at the 200 level or below, up to 3 of which
ROBERT D. KNECHT, Research Professor and Teaching Professor
may overlap with the requirements of the degree-granting
in EPICS
program. Students may choose their ASI courses from the
CYNTHIA NORRGRAN, Teaching Associate Professor
list of approved courses below or from any additional
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
courses approved by the students' ASI advisor. Application of
JOEL G. DUNCAN, Teaching Professor
EPICS or Senior Design credits towards the ASI requires
choice of a space or planetary related project and approval by
Department of Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering
JEFFREY C. ANDREWS-HANNA, Assistant Professor
the students' SPSE ASI advisor.
WARREN HAMILTON, Distinguished Senior Scientist
SPSE-approved Courses:
GARY R. OLHOEFT, Professor
EPICS 251 Planetary EPICS Design II
Department of Engineering
EPICS 251 GIS EPICS Design II
CHRISTOPHER DRYER, Assistant Research Professor
EGGN 408 Introduction to Space Exploration
EGGN 491/492 Senior Design I and II
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
GEGN 469 Engineering Geology Design
JOHN R. SPEAR, Assistant Professor
GEOL 410 Planetary Geology
Department of Physics
GPGN 438 Geophysics Project Design
F. EDWARD CECIL, Professor Emeritus
GPGN/GEOL 470 Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing
THOMAS FURTAK, Professor and Department Head
GPGN 475 Planetary Geophysics
UWE GREIFE, Professor
PHGN 324 Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics
PHGN 424 Astrophysics
Programs Offered:
PHGN 471/481 and 472/482 Senior Design Principles/Practice I & II
Area of Special Interest in Space and Planetary Science and
Engineering
Programs Offered:
Area of Special Interest in Space and Planetary Science and
Engineering
Program Description
Since the advent of the space age in the middle of the last
century, the pace of human and robotic exploration of space
has been ever increasing. This exploration is made possible
by feats of engineering to allow long-term operation of ro-
botic and human explorers in the harsh environment of space.
The product of this exploration is a large and growing body
of knowledge about our neighbors in the Solar System and
our place in the universe. The mission of the Space and
Planetary Science and Engineering (SPSE) program is to pro-
vide students with a pathway for studying extraterrestrial ap-
plications of science, engineering, and resource utilization
through an Area of Special Interest. This ASI draws on
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Underground
The Minor Committee faculty members will sign Under-
ground Construction and Tunneling minor forms in routine
Construction and
cases. For exceptions (e.g., course substitutions) the UC&T
committee will make decisions. Students may obtain infor-
Tunneling Minor
mation on the minor from any of the three participating de-
partments/divisions.
Department of Mining Engineering
KADRI DAGDELEN, Professor and Head of Department
The Underground Construction & Tunneling minor con-
CHRISTIAN FRENZEL, Associate Professor
sists of a minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
of courses. Only three of the minimum 18 hours may be
PAUL SANTI, Professor
taken in the student’s degree-granting department.
JERRY HIGGINS, Associate Professor
Program Requirements:
Division of Engineering
Required Courses:
VAUGHAN GRIFFITHS, Professor
MNGN321 – 3 Introduction to Rock Mechanics
MICHAEL MOONEY, Professor
MNGN404 – 3 Tunneling
Programs Offered:
MNGN408 – 3 Underground Design and Construction
Minor in Underground Construction and Tunneling (18
GEGN466 – 3 Groundwater Engineering
credit hours)
or GEGN467 – 4 Groundwater Engineering
Program Educational Objectives
GEOL308 – 3 Introductory Applied Structural Geology
Underground Construction and Tunneling is a growing
or GEOL309 – 4 Structural Geology and Tectonics
discipline involving knowledge in the fields of mining engi-
or GEOL311 – 3 Structural Geology for Mining Engineers
neering, geological engineering and civil engineering. The
EGGN342 – 3 Structural Theory
Departments/Divisions of Mining Engineering, Geology &
EGGN361 – 3 Soil Mechanics
Geological Engineering and Engineering (Civil Engineering
EGGN445 – 3 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Specialty) offer an interdisciplinary minor course of study
that would allow students from these departments to take a
Electives:
suite of courses requiring a minimum of 18 credit hours.
GEGN468 – 4 Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Only three credit hours from the student’s degree granting
GEGN469 – 3 Engineering Geology Design
department/division may be used toward the minor. The re-
GEGN470 – 3 Groundwater Engineering Design
mainder would be part of a student’s free elective courses.
GEGN473 – 3 Geological Engineering Site Investigation
The minor program is delivered and managed by a com-
MNGN314 – 3 Underground Mine Design
mittee consisting of members from the three departments/di-
MNGN333 – 3 Explosives Engineering
visions. Curricular and advising matters are decided by this
MNGN406 – 3 Design and Support of Underground
committee.
Excavations
MNGN410 – 2 Excavation Project Management
The objectives of the minor are to supplement an engineer-
MNGN418 – 3 Advanced Rock Mechanics
ing background with a formal approach to subsurface engi-
MNGN424 – 3 Mine Ventilation
neering that includes site characterization, design and
EGGN422 – 3 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
construction of underground infrastructures. Infrastructures
EGGN441 – 3 Advanced Structural Analysis
could be water, storm water, highway or subway tunnels and
EGGN444 – 3 Design of Steel Structures
subsurface underground facilities beneath major metropolitan
EGGN460 – 3 Numerical Methods for Engineers
cities. The formal approach includes courses in site investi-
EGGN464 – 3 Foundations
gation and geotechnical analysis, mining, structural and
foundational design.
Curriculum
Several courses in each department or division were iden-
tified and categorized into the following three areas:
i) Site Investigation and Geotechnical Engineering
ii) Underground Mining Engineering
iii) Civil and Structural Engineering
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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