Table of Contents
Mining Engineering ......................................................... 113
Petroleum Engineering ................................................... 119
Bulletin Home ......................................................................................... 4
College of Applied Science and Engineering ........................ 125
Undergraduate ........................................................................................ 5
Chemical and Biological Engineering ............................. 125
Welcome .......................................................................................... 5
Chemistry and Geochemistry ......................................... 135
Student Life ...................................................................................... 7
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ......................... 142
International Student Services ................................................ 10
Physics ........................................................................... 152
Multicultural Engineering Program .......................................... 11
Additional Programs .............................................................. 158
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad/International
Aerospace Studies .......................................................... 158
Fellowships .............................................................................. 11
Military Science .............................................................. 160
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Physical Education & Athletics ....................................... 162
(WISEM) .................................................................................. 11
Interdisciplinary Minors ................................................................ 167
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing ................................. 12
Energy ................................................................................... 167
College Opportunity Fund ....................................................... 13
Humanitarian Engineering ..................................................... 169
Financial Aid and Scholarships ............................................... 13
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public Affairs ........... 170
Residence Halls ...................................................................... 15
Operations Research ............................................................. 183
State of Colorado Residency Qualifications ................................... 16
Space and Planetary Science and Engineering .................... 183
Housing & Dining ........................................................................... 16
Underground Construction & Tunneling ................................ 184
Undergraduate Information ............................................................ 17
Special Programs ......................................................................... 185
Academic Regulations ............................................................. 19
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) Writing
Admissions Procedures ........................................................... 21
Center .................................................................................... 185
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Programs .............................. 23
Skills Building Courses .......................................................... 185
Core Requirements ................................................................. 24
Study Abroad ......................................................................... 186
General Information ................................................................. 27
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) ................................... 186
Good Standing, Honor Roll & Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
Graduate ............................................................................................. 187
Probation & Suspension .......................................................... 29
General Information ..................................................................... 187
Grading System, Grade-Point Average (GPA), and Grade
Appeals .................................................................................... 31
The Graduate School ................................................................... 189
Minor Programs / Areas of Special Interest (ASI) .................... 33
Admission to the Graduate School .............................................. 190
Undergraduate Degree Requirements ..................................... 34
Student Life at CSM .................................................................... 191
Undergraduate Programs and Departments .................................. 35
Registration and Tuition Classification ......................................... 195
College of Engineering & Computational Sciences ................. 36
Graduation Requirements ..................................................... 197
Applied Mathematics & Statistics ...................................... 37
Leave of Absence & Parental Leave ..................................... 197
Civil & Environmental Engineering ................................... 45
In-State Tuition Classification Status ..................................... 199
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ..................... 54
Academic Regulations ................................................................. 200
Mechanical Engineering ................................................... 65
Graduate Grading System ..................................................... 201
Design -- EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course
Graduation ............................................................................. 203
Sequence) ........................................................................ 72
Independent Studies .............................................................. 203
College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering ............ 75
Non-Degree Students ............................................................ 204
Economics and Business ................................................. 75
Public Access to Graduate Thesis ........................................ 204
Geology and Geological Engineering ............................... 81
Unsatisfactory Academic Performance .................................. 204
Geophysics ....................................................................... 90
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance .............................................. 205
Liberal Arts and International Studies ............................... 96
Graduate Departments and Programs ......................................... 207

College of Engineering & Computational Sciences ............... 215
Colorado Energy Research Institute ...................................... 355
Applied Mathematics & Statistics .................................... 215
Critical Materials Institute ...................................................... 355
Civil & Environmental Engineering ................................. 220
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Center ...................... 355
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ................... 230
Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering
Center .................................................................................... 356
Mechanical Engineering .................................................. 241
ReNUWIt: The Urban Water Center ...................................... 356
College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering .......... 248
Collaboratory Centers .................................................................. 357
Economics and Business ................................................ 248
Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory .......................... 357
Geology and Geological Engineering ............................. 257
Centers of Excellence & Research Institutes ............................... 357
Geophysics ..................................................................... 270
Advanced Coatings and Engineering Laboratory .................. 357
Liberal Arts and International Studies ............................. 277
Advanced Steel Processing and Research Center ................ 357
Mining Engineering ......................................................... 282
Advanced Water Technology Center ..................................... 357
Petroleum Engineering ................................................... 288
Center for Assessment in Science, Technology, Engineering,
College of Applied Science and Engineering ........................ 295
and Mathematics (CA-STEM) ................................................ 358
Chemical and Biological Engineering ............................. 295
Center for Automation, Robotics, and Distributed Intelligence
Chemistry and Geochemistry ......................................... 300
................................................................................................ 358
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ......................... 306
Center for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research .......... 358
Physics ........................................................................... 310
Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics, and Characterization
................................................................................................ 358
Interdisciplinary Programs ..................................................... 313
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment .......................... 359
Geochemistry .................................................................. 314
Center for Experimental Study and Subsurface Environmental
Hydrologic Science and Engineering .............................. 317
Processes .............................................................................. 359
Interdisciplinary ............................................................... 319
Center for Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Studies ............. 359
Materials Science ........................................................... 321
Center for Rock Abuse .......................................................... 359
Nuclear Engineering ....................................................... 324
Center for Solar and Electronic Materials .............................. 359
Underground Construction & Tunneling .......................... 327
Center for Space Resources (CSR) ...................................... 360
Academic Calendar ............................................................................. 330
Center for Wave Phenomena ................................................ 360
Directory of the School ....................................................................... 331
Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research ............. 360
Board of Trustees ........................................................................ 331
Chevron Center of Research Excellence .............................. 360
Emeritus Members of BOT .......................................................... 331
Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics .............................. 360
Administration Executive Staff ..................................................... 331
Colorado Fuel Cell Center ..................................................... 361
Emeriti .......................................................................................... 334
Colorado Institute for Energy, Materials and Computational
Professors .................................................................................... 337
Science .................................................................................. 361
Associate Professors ................................................................... 340
Colorado Institute for Macromolecular Science and Engineering
................................................................................................ 361
Assistant Professors .................................................................... 342
Energy and Minerals Field Institute ....................................... 361
Teaching Professors .................................................................... 345
The Energy Modeling Group ................................................. 361
Teaching Associate Professor ..................................................... 345
Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute ......... 361
Teaching Assistant Professors ..................................................... 347
Golden Energy Computing Organization ............................... 362
Library Faculty ............................................................................. 347
Integrated Ground Water Modeling Center ............................ 362
Coaches/Athletics Faculty ............................................................ 347
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy .................................. 362
Policies & Procedures ........................................................................ 349
Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies ........... 362
Research Centers & Institutes ............................................................ 355
Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and Control
Institutional Centers ..................................................................... 355
................................................................................................ 362
Center for Research on Hydrates and Other Solids .............. 355

Petroleum Exploration and Production Center ...................... 362
Reservoir Characterization Project ........................................ 362
Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute (UNGI) ............ 363
Western Mining Resource Center ......................................... 363
Services .............................................................................................. 364
Arthur Lakes Library ..................................................................... 364
Assessment .................................................................................. 364
Green Center ............................................................................... 365
CCIT ............................................................................................. 365
Copy Center ................................................................................. 365
CSM Alumni Association .............................................................. 365
Environmental Health & Safety .................................................... 366
LAIS Writing Center ..................................................................... 366
Off-Campus Study ........................................................................ 366
Office of International Programs .................................................. 366
Office of Research ....................................................................... 367
Office of Technology Transfer ...................................................... 367
Public Relations ........................................................................... 367
Registrar ....................................................................................... 367
Research Administration .............................................................. 368
Office of Strategic Enterprises ..................................................... 368
SPACE ......................................................................................... 368
Telecommunications ..................................................................... 368
WISEM ......................................................................................... 369
Index ................................................................................................... 370

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

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Undergraduate
fields. They must have the knowledge and skills to be able to
recognize, define and solve problems by applying sound scientific
and engineering principles. These attributes uniquely distinguish our
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graduates to better function in increasingly competitive and diverse
technical professional environments.
To Mines Students:
• Graduates must have the skills to communicate information, concepts
and ideas effectively orally, in writing, and graphically. They must be
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skilled in the retrieval, interpretation and development of technical
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Published by Colorado School of Mines. 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO
80401.
• Graduates should have the flexibility to adjust to the ever changing
professional environment and appreciate diverse approaches to
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understanding and solving society’s problems. They should have
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the creativity, resourcefulness, receptivity and breadth of interests to
think critically about a wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. They
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should be prepared to assume leadership roles and possess the
skills and attitudes which promote teamwork and cooperation and to
Inquiries to Colorado School of Mines should be directed as follows:
continue their own growth through life-long learning.
Admissions: Director of Admissions, admit@mines.edu
Student Life: Dan Fox, Vice President for Student Life & Dean of
• Graduates should be capable of working effectively in an
Students
international environment, and be able to succeed in an increasingly
Financial Aid: Jill Robertson, Director of Financial Aid, finaid@mines.edu
interdependent world where borders between cultures and
Registrar: Lara Medley, Registrar, registrar@mines.edu
economies are becoming less distinct. They should appreciate the
Academic Affairs: Terry Parker, Provost and Executive Vice President
traditions and languages of other cultures, and value diversity in their
own society.
Welcome
• Graduates should exhibit ethical behavior and integrity. They should
also demonstrate perseverance and have pride in accomplishment.
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They should assume a responsibility to enhance their professions
through service and leadership and should be responsible
The Academic Environment
citizens who serve society, particularly through stewardship of the
environment.
We strive to fulfill this educational mission through our undergraduate
curriculum and in an environment of commitment and partnership
History of CSM
among students and faculty. The commitment is directed at learning,
academic success and professional growth, it is achieved through
In 1865, only six years after gold and silver were discovered in the
persistent intellectual study and discourse, and it is enabled by
Colorado Territory, the fledgling mining industry was in trouble. The
professional courtesy, responsibility and conduct. The partnership
nuggets had been picked out of streams and the rich veins had been
invokes expectations for both students and faculty. Students should
worked, and new methods of exploration, mining, and recovery were
expect access to high quality faculty and to appropriate academic
needed.
guidance and counseling; they should expect access to a high quality
Early pioneers like W.A.H. Loveland, E.L. Berthoud, Arthur Lakes,
curriculum and instructional programs; they should expect to graduate
George West and Episcopal Bishop George M. Randall proposed a
within four years if they follow the prescribed programs successfully;
school of mines. In 1874, the Territorial Legislature appropriated $5,000
and they should expect to be respected as individuals in all facets of
and commissioned Loveland and a Board of Trustees to found the
campus activity and should expect responsive and tactful interaction
Territorial School of Mines in or near Golden. Governor Routt signed the
in their learning endeavors. Faculty should expect participation and
Bill on February 9, 1874, and when Colorado became a state in 1876,
dedication from students, including attendance, attentiveness, punctuality
the Colorado School of Mines was constitutionally established. The first
and demonstrable contribution of effort in the learning process; and they
diploma was awarded in 1883.
should expect respectful interaction in a spirit of free inquiry and orderly
discipline. We believe that these commitments and expectations establish
As CSM grew, its mission expanded from the rather narrow initial
the academic culture upon which all learning is founded.
focus on nonfuel minerals to programs in petroleum production and
refining as well. Recently it has added programs in materials science
CSM offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics &
and engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and a broad
Statistics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering,
range of other engineering and applied science disciplines. CSM sees its
Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical
mission as education and research in engineering and applied science
Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering,
with a special focus on the earth science disciplines in the context of
Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Mechanical
responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering. A pervasive institutional goal
CSM long has had an international reputation. Students have come
for all of these programs is articulated in the Profile of the Colorado
from nearly every nation, and alumni can be found in every corner of the
School of Mines Graduate:
globe.
• All CSM graduates must have depth in an area of specialization,
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Unique Programs
Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
(410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in Chemical
Colorado School of Mines is an institution of engineering and applied
Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
science with a special focus in Earth, Energy, Environment and
Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental
Materials. As such, it has unique programs in many fields. This is the
Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
only institution in the world, for example, that offers doctoral programs
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
in all five of the major earth science disciplines: Geology and Geological
Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The American Chemical Society
Engineering, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mining Engineering and
has approved the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and
Petroleum Engineering. It has one of the few Metallurgical and Materials
Geochemistry.
Engineering programs in the country that still focuses on the complete
materials cycle from mineral processing to finished advanced materials.
Administration
In addition to these traditional programs which define the institutional
General management of the School is vested by State statute in a Board
focus, the school is pioneering programs in interdisciplinary areas. One
of Trustees, consisting of seven members appointed by the governor.
of the most successful of these is the Engineering Division program,
A non-voting student member is elected annually by the student body
which currently claims more than one-third of the undergraduate majors.
and a non-voting faculty member is elected to serve a two-year term by
This program combines civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical
the academic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition and
engineering in a nontraditional curriculum that is accredited by the
fees and from the State through annual appropriations. These funds are
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
augmented by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore,
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends.
MD 21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate
level, is the Master of International Political Economy of Resources. Such
Colorado School of Mines Non-
programs serve as models at CSM.
Discrimination Statement
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded in tradition,
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Titles VI and
they are all experiencing continual evolution and innovation. Recent
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment
successes in integrating aspects of the curriculum have spurred similar
of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
activity in other areas such as the geosciences. There, through the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act
medium of computer visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in
of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Employment
the process of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Genetic Information
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of aspects of civil
Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Board of Trustees Policy 10.6, the
engineering, geology and mining. CSM has played a leadership role
Colorado School of Mines does not discriminate against individuals
in this kind of innovation over the last decade. Many degree programs
on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
offer CSM undergraduate students the opportunity to begin work on a
expression, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree
service, or genetic information in its administration of educational
while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and
combined Bachelors-Masters programs have been created by CSM
loan programs; athletic or other school-administered programs; or
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
employment.
advantageous to treat BS and MS degree programs as a continuous and
integrated process. These are accelerated programs that can be valuable
Inquiries, concerns, or complaints should be directed by subject content
in fields of engineering and applied science where advanced education
as follows:
in technology and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a
The Employment-related EEO and discrimination contact is:
fast track for advancement to leadership positions. These programs also
can be valuable for students who want to get a head start on graduate
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
education.
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Golden, Colorado 80401
Location
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its inception.
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for employment
Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community of 18,000 is located
is:
in the foothills of the Rockies. Skiing is an hour away to the west. Golden
is a unique community that serves as home to CSM, the Coors Brewing
Ann Hix, Benefits Manager, Human Resources
Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S.
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Geological Survey facility that also contains the National Earthquake
Golden, Colorado 80401
Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once served as the
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
territorial capital of Colorado.
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for students and
Accreditation
academic educational programs is:
Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning
Kristen Wiegers, Coordinator of Student Disability Services
Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, 230 South
Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street
LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413 – telephone
Golden, Colorado 80401
(312) 263-0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
(Telephone: 303.273.3377)
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111

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The Title IX Coordinator is:
of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center at the corner of 18th
and Elm Streets (1770 Elm Street). Nurse practitioners and registered
Karin Ranta-Curran, Assistant Director of HR for EEO and Equity
nurses provide services Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
and 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Family medicine physicians provide services
Golden, CO 80401
by appointment several days a week. After hours students can call New
(Telephone: 303.384.2558)
West Physicians at (303) 278-4600 to speak to the physician on call
(E-Mail: krcurran@mines.edu)
(identify yourself as a CSM student). The Health Center offers primary
health care. For X-rays, specialists or hospital care, students are referred
The ADA Facilities Access Coordinator is:
to appropriate providers in the community. More information is available
Gary Bowersock, Director of Facilities Management
at http://healthcenter.mines.edu.
1318 Maple Street
Dental Clinic: The Dental Clinic is located on the second floor of the W.
Golden, Colorado 80401
Lloyd Wright Wellness Center. Services include cleanings, restoratives,
(Telephone: 303.273.3330)
and x-rays. Students who have paid the student health fee are eligible
Student Life
for this service. The dental clinic is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays during the academic year with fewer hours in the summer.
Services are by appointment only and can be made by calling the Dental
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Clinic - 303-273-3377. Dental care is on a fee-for-service basis, and
students enrolled in the CSM Student Health Insurance Plan pay lower
Facilities
rates for dental care. The Dental Clinic takes cash or checks, no credit/
Student Center
debit cards.
The Ben H. Parker Student Center contains the offices for the Vice
Fees: Students are charged a mandatory Health Services fee each
President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Associate Dean of
semester, which allows them access to services at the Health Center.
Students, Student Activities and Greek Life, Student Government (USG
Spouses of enrolled CSM students can choose to pay the health center
and GSG), Financial Aid, Cashier, International Student and Scholar
fee and are eligible for services. Dental services are not available to
Services, Career Center, Registrar, Conference Services, and student
spouses.
organizations. The Student Center also contains The Periodic Table food
Immunization Requirement: The State of Colorado requires that
court, bookstore, student lounges, meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.
all students enrolled have proof of two MMRs (measles, mumps
Student Recreation Center
and rubella). A blood test showing immunity to all three diseases is
acceptable. History of disease is not acceptable.
Completed in May 2007, the 108,000 square foot Student Recreation
Center, located at the corner of 16th and Maple Streets in the heart
Student Health Benefits Plan: The SHBP office is located on the
of campus, provides a wide array of facilities and programs designed
second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center.
to meet student's recreational and leisure needs while providing for a
healthy lifestyle. The Center contains a state-of-the-art climbing wall,
Adequate Health Insurance Requirement: All degree seeking U.S.
an eight-lane, 25 meter swimming and diving pool, a cardiovascular
citizen and permanent resident students, and all international students
and weight room, two multi-purpose rooms designed and equipped
regardless of degree status, are required to have health insurance.
for aerobics, dance, martial arts programs and other similar activities,
Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan
a competition gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts
and may waive coverage if they have comparable coverage under a
as well as seating for 2500 people, a separate recreation gymnasium
personal or employer plan. International students must purchase the
designed specifically for a wide variety of recreational programs,
SHBP, unless they meet specific requirements. Information about the
extensive locker room and shower facilities, and a large lounge intended
CSM Student Health Benefits Plan, as well as the criteria for waiving,
for relaxing, playing games or watching television. In addition to
is available online at http://studentinsurance.mines.edu or by calling
housing the Outdoor Recreation Program as well as the Intramurals
303.273.3388. Enrollment confirmation or waiver of the CSM Student
and Club Sports Programs, the Center serves as the competition
Health Benefits Plan is done online for U.S. Citizens and Permanent
venue for the Intercollegiate Men and Women's Basketball Programs,
Residents. International students must compete a paper enrollment/
the Intercollegiate Volleyball Program and the Men and Women's
waiver form. The deadline is Census Day.
Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Program.
Counseling Center: Located on the second floor of the W. Lloyd Wright
W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center
Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Services are available
for students who have paid the Student Services fee. Individual personal,
The W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street, houses
academic, and career counseling is offered on a short-term basis to
several health and wellness programs for Mines students: the Coulter
all enrolled CSM students. In cases where a student requires longer-
Student Health Center, the Student Health Benefits Plan, the Counseling
term counseling, referrals are made to providers in the local community.
Center, the Dental Clinic and Student Disability Services. The wellness
The Counseling Center also provides education and assessment on
center is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, during
alcohol and other drug use. More information is available at http://
the fall and spring semesters. Check the website for summer and holiday
counseling.mines.edu/.
hours.
Student Disability Services: Located on the second floor of the W.
Coulter Student Health Center: Services are provided to all students
Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, phone 303-273-3377. Student
who have paid the student health center fee. The Coulter Student Health
Disability Services provides students with disabilities an equal opportunity
Center (303) 273-3381, FAX (303) 273-3623 is located on the first floor
to access the institution’s courses, programs and activities. Services

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are available to students with a variety of disabilities, including but not
CASA hosts late-night programs in the residence halls and Greek
limited to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, learning disorders,
houses.
psychological disorders, vision impairment, hearing impairment, and
other disabilities. A student requesting disability accommodations at
Core Supplemental Instruction (CSI): First-Year students are
the Colorado School of Mines must comply with the Documentation
encouraged to attend our CSI workshops. These workshops run
Guidelines and submit required documents, along with a completed
concurrent to many of the first-year classes (Calc, Chem, Physics, etc.)
Request for Reasonable Accommodations form to Student Disability
and reiterate/strengthen material taught in class. They are offered in the
Services.
evening and are free to all students.
Documentation Guidelines and the Request form are available at http://
Faculty in CASA: Faculty from various departments host their regular
disabilities.mines.edu/.
office hours in CASA. Students are encouraged to utilize these
professors for assistance with material and/or questions on course
Services
planning.
Academic Advising & Support Services
Website and Additional Services: In addition to the aforementioned
services, CASA offers assistance with readmission to the institution,
Center for Academic Services and Advising
intensive academic support programs, and specialized courses in spatial
(CASA)
modeling and visualization.
Academic Advising: All students entering CSM are assigned an
CASA maintains an extensive website with resources, helpful tips, and
Academic Advising Coordinator. This assignment is made by last name.
guides. Check out CASA at http://casa.mines.edu.
This Coordinator serves as the student’s academic advisor until they
formally declare their major or intended degree. This declaration occurs in
Motor Vehicles Parking
their sophomore year. Incoming students have only noted an interest and
All motor vehicles on campus must be registered with the campus
are not declared.
Parking Services Division of Facilities Management, 1318 Maple Street,
The Coordinators will host individual, walk-in, and group advising
and must display a CSM parking permit. Vehicles must be registered at
sessions throughout the semester. Every student is required to meet
the beginning of each semester or upon bringing your vehicle on campus,
with their Coordinator at least once per semester. The Coordinator will
and updated whenever you change your address.
administer a PIN for course registration, each semester. Students unsure
Public Safety
of their academic path (which major to choose) should work with their
Coordinator to explore all different options.
The Colorado School of Mines Department of Public Safety is a full
service, community oriented law enforcement agency, providing 24/7
Students are encouraged to utilize the CASA Peer Advisors. Students
service to the campus. It is the mission of the Colorado School of Mines
may walk-in and speak with a fellow student on various issues pertaining
Police Department to make the Mines campus the safest campus in
to course registration, course enrollment, majors, and minors.
Colorado.
The Registrar's Office creates the first-semester schedule for incoming
The department is responsible for providing services such as:
transfer students. CASA advises undecided transfer students during their
first year who have successfully completed 30.0 or more semester hours.
• Proactive patrol of the campus and its facilities
• Investigation and reporting of crimes and incidents
CSM101: The First-Year Symposium, CSM101, is a required, credit-
bearing class. CSM101 aims to facilitate the transition from high school
• Motor vehicle traffic and parking enforcement
to college; create community among peers and upper-class students;
• Crime and security awareness programs
assess and monitor academic progress; and provide referrals to
• Alcohol / Drug abuse awareness / education
appropriate campus resources. CSM101 is taught by 45 professional staff
• Self defense classes
members (including faculty) and 90 Peer Mentor students.
• Consultation with campus departments for safety and security
Transfer students who have successfully completed fewer than 30.0
matters
transcripted semester hours at an institution of higher education after
• Additional services to the campus community such as: vehicle
high school graduation will automatically be enrolled in the First-Year
unlocks and jumpstarts, community safe walks (escorts), authorized
Advising and Mentoring Program in their first semester at CSM.
after-hours building and office access, and assistance in any medical,
fire, or other emergency situation.
Tutoring Services: CASA offers weekly tutoring services for all core-
curriculum courses. Our services run Sunday through Thursday and are
The police officers employed by the Department of Public Safety are fully
hosted in CASA and the Library.There is more information about tutoring
trained police officers in accordance with the Peace Officer Standards
services available via our website at http://casa.mines.edu.
and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board and the Colorado Revised Statute.
Academic Support Services: Routinely, CASA offers great support
Career Center
workshops and events. CASA hosts pre-finals workshops as well as mid-
The Mines Career Center mission is to assist students in developing,
term exam prep session. As well, students can work with our staff to
evaluating, and/or implementing career, education, and employment
develop the skills and technique of studying well in college – such as test-
decisions and plans. Career development is integral to the success
prep and cognitive learning development.
of Mines graduates and to the mission of Mines. All Colorado School
of Mines graduates will be able to acquire the necessary job search

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and professional development skills to enable them to successfully
The Blaster Card can be used for student meal plans, to check material
take personal responsibility for the management of their own careers.
out of the CSM Library, to access certain electronic doors, and may be
Services are provided to all students and for all recent graduates, up
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
to 24 months after graduation. Students must adhere to the ethical and
professional business and job searching practices as stated in the Career
Student Publications
Center Student Policy, which can be found in its entirety on the Student's
Two student publications are published at CSM by the Associated
Homepage of DiggerNet.
Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for students wishing to
participate on the staffs. A Board of Student Publications acts in an
In order to accomplish our mission, we provide a comprehensive array of
advisory capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommendations
career services:
on matters of policy.
Career, Planning, Advice, and Counseling
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly during the
• “The Mines Strategy" a practical, user-friendly career manual with
school year. It contains news, features, sports, letters and editorials of
interview strategies, resume and cover letter examples, career
interest to students, faculty, and the Golden community.
exploration ideas, and job search tips;
The literary magazine, High Grade, is published each semester.
• Online resources for exploring careers and employers at http://
Contributions of poetry, short stories, drawings, and photographs are
careers.mines.edu;
encouraged from students, faculty and staff.
• Individual resume and cover letter critiques;
• Individual job search advice;
Veterans Services
• Practice video-taped interviews;
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans services for students
• Job Search Workshops - successful company research, interviewing,
attending the School and using educational benefits from the Veterans
resumes, business etiquette, networking skills;
Administration.
• Salary and overall outcomes data;
Activities
• Information on applying to grad school;
• Career resource library.
Student Activities Office
Job Resources and Events
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various activities and
student organizations on the Mines campus. Student government,
• Career Day (Fall and Spring);
professional societies, living groups, honor societies, interest groups
• Online and in-person job search assistance for internships, CO-OPs,
and special events add a balance to the academic side of the CSM
and full-time entry-level job postings;
community. Participants take part in management training, event
• Virtual Career Fairs and special recruiting events;
planning, and leadership development. To obtain an up-to-date listing of
• On-campus interviewing - industry and government representatives
the recognized campus organizations or more information about any of
visit the campus to interview students and explain employment
these organizations, contact the Student Activities office.
opportunities;
Student Government
• General employment board;
• Company research resource;
The Associated Students of Colorado School of Mines (ASCSM)
is sanctioned by the Board of Trustees of the School. The purpose of
• Cooperative Education Program - available to students who have
ASCSM is, in part, to advance the interest and promote the welfare
completed three semesters at Mines (two for transfer students). It
of CSM and all of the students and to foster and maintain harmony
is an academic program which offers 3 semester hours of credit in
among those connected with or interested in the School, including
the major for engineering work experience, awarded on the basis of
students, alumni, faculty, trustees and friends. Undergraduate Student
a term paper written following the CO-OP term. The type of credit
Government (USG) and Graduate Student Government (GSG) are
awarded depends on the decision of the department, but in most
the governing bodies recognized by CSM through ASCSM as the
cases is additive credit. CO-OP terms usually extend from May to
representative voice of their respective student bodies. The goal of
December, or from January to August, and usually take a student off
these groups is to improve the quality of education and offer social
campus full time. Students must apply for CO-OP before beginning
programming and academic support.
the job (a no credit, no fee class), and must write learning objectives
and sign formal contracts with their company's representative to
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to ensure
ensure the educational component of the work experience.
a full social and academic life for all students with its organizations,
publications, and special events. As the representative governing body
Identification Cards (Blaster Card Office)
of the students ASCSM provides leadership and a strong voice for the
All new students must have a Blaster Card made as soon as possible
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student body, works to
after they enroll. The Blaster Card office also issues RTD College
integrate the various campus organizations, and promotes the ideals and
Passes, which allows students to ride RTD buses and light rail free of
traditions of the School.
charge (or for a reduced fee for airport bus service). Students can replace
The Mines Activity Council (MAC) serves as the campus special
lost, stolen, or damaged Blaster Cards for a small fee.
events board. The majority of all-student campus events are planned by
MAC. Events planned by MAC include comedy shows to the campus on
most Fridays throughout the academic year, events such as concerts,

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hypnotists, and one time specialty entertainment; discount tickets to
• Pi Beta Phi
local sporting events, theater performances, and concerts, movie nights
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon
bringing blockbuster movies to the Mines campus; and E-Days and
• Sigma Kappa
Homecoming.
• Sigma Nu
Special Events
• Sigma Phi Epsilon
Engineering Days festivities are held each spring. The three day affair is
Honor Societies - Honor societies recognize the outstanding
organized entirely by students. Contests are held in drilling, hand-spiking,
achievements of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership,
mucking, and oil-field olympics to name a few. Additional events include
and service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
a huge fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State Capitol,
achievements in our students.
the awarding of scholarships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors
and a concert.
Special Interest Organizations - Special interest organizations meet
the special and unique needs of the CSM student body by providing co-
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the year. Events
curricular activities in specific areas.
include a football rally and game, campus decorations, election of
Homecoming queen and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
International Student Organizations - The International Student
Organizations provide the opportunity to experience a little piece of a
International Day is planned and conducted by the International Student
different culture while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
Council and the International Student and Scholar Services Office.
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
It includes exhibits and programs designed to further the cause of
understanding among the countries of the world. The international dinner
Professional Societies - Professional Societies are generally student
and entertainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
chapters of the national professional societies. As a student chapter,
the year.
the professional societies offer a chance for additional professional
development outside the classroom through guest speakers, trips, and
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school ski day held
interactive discussions about the current activities in the profession.
each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In addition to skiing, there are
Additionally, many of the organizations offer internship, fellowship and
also fun competitions (snowman contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the
scholarship opportunities.
day.
Recreational Organizations - The recreation organizations provide the
Outdoor Recreation Program
opportunity for students with similar interests to participate as a group
in these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organizations
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Student Recreation
compete on both the local and regional levels at tournaments throughout
Center. The Program teaches classes in outdoor activities; rents
the year.
mountain bikes, climbing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and
sponsors day and weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing,
International Student Services
rock climbing, and mountaineering.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
2015/2016
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organization
The International Students & Scholar Services Office (ISSS) serves
developed to coordinate and plan activities for students living in the
approximately 800 international students and scholars at CSM.
Residence Halls. Its membership is represented by students from each
hall floor. Officers are elected each fall for that academic year. For more
ISSS provides the following services:
information, go to RHA (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-Hall-

Association).
• Admission of undergraduate international students
Student Organizations
• Advise on immigration regulations by individual appointment and
group seminars
For a complete list of all currently registered student organizations,
• Prepare legal documents that allow international students to gain
please visit the Student Activities office or website at http://
work experience through a period of practical training
studentactivities.mines.edu/.
• Provide forms required by international students and their
Social Fraternities and Sororities - There are seven national fraternities
dependents to travel outside the U.S.
and three national sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
• Process legal documents required for the admission of all
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service to one’s
international students (including undergraduate, graduate, special,
community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the number of campus
exchange, and visiting scholars)
leaders, athletes and scholars that come from their ranks. Colorado
• Organize orientation programs for entering international
School of Mines chapters are:
undergraduate and graduate students
• Alpha Phi
ISSS also sponsors events and programs to help students adjust to life in
• Alpha Tau Omega
the U.S. and CSM, and provides counseling related to emergencies and
• Beta Theta Pi
unexpected immigration problems.
• Kappa Sigma
For more information see www.isss.mines.edu
• Phi Gamma Delta

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

12 Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing & Dining Rates
sponsors programs and services for the CSM community regarding
Financial Responsibility
gender and equity issues, and produces the Chevron Lecture Series.
It is important for students to recognize their financial responsibilities
For further information, contact:
when registering for classes at the school. If students do not fulfill their
financial obligations by published deadlines:
Stephanie Berry
Director of the Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
• Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding balance.
Program
• Transcripts will not be issued.
Colorado School of Mines
• Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection
1133 17th Street
Services in accordance with Colorado law.
Golden, CO 80401-1869
• Collection costs will be added to a student’s account.
Phone (303) 273-3097
• The student’s delinquency may be reported to national credit
E-Mail stberry@mines.edu
bureaus.
Tuition, Fees, Financial
Late Payment Penalties
Assistance, Housing & Dining
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is not received
Rates
in full by the official day of registration. The penalty is described in the
schedule of courses for each semester. If payment is not completed
by the sixth week of class, the student may be officially withdrawn from
2015-2016
classes. Students will be responsible for all collection costs.
Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Trustees of Colorado
School of Mines following the annual budget process and action by the
Encumbrances
Colorado General Assembly and Governor.
A student will not be permitted to register for future classes, graduate,
or secure an official transcript of his/her academic record while indebted
Undergraduate Tuition
in any way to CSM. Students will be responsible for payment of all
reasonable costs of collection.
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2015-2016
academic year will be available prior to the start of the 2015-2016
Refunds
academic year and can be found at: https://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/
File/finance/budget/FY15/FY15%20Tuition%20Schedule.pdf.
Refunds for tuition and fees are made according to the following policy:
Fees
• The amount of tuition and fee assessments is based primarily on
each student’s enrolled courses. In the event a student withdraws
The official fees, approved charges, and fee descriptions for the
from a course or courses, assessments will be adjusted as follows:
2015-2016 academic year will be available prior to the start of the
• If the withdrawal is made prior to the end of the add/drop period for
2015-2016 academic year.
the term of enrollment, as determined by the Registrar, tuition and
fees will be adjusted to the new course level without penalty.
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees are not
reimbursed to the Student Receivables Office. Colorado School of Mines
• If the withdrawal from a course or courses is made after the add/drop
does not automatically assess any optional fees or charges.
period, and the student does not officially withdraw from school, no
adjustment in charges will be made.
Housing & Dining Rates
• If the withdrawal from courses is made after the add/drop period, and
the student withdraws from school, tuition and fee assessments will
Room and board charges are established by the Board of Trustees and
be reduced according to the following schedule:
are subject to change. Payment of room and board charges falls under
• Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the add/drop period,
the same guidelines as payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are
60 percent reduction in charges.
in effect for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. For more information, go to
Student Housing (http://inside.mines.edu/Student_Housing) or Mines
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 40 percent reduction in
Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/CampusDining).
charges.
• Within the next following 7 calendar days, a 20 percent reduction in
Payments and Refunds
charges.
• After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
Payment Information
A student is expected to complete the registration process, including the
The schedule above applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. The time
payment of tuition and fees, room and board, before attending class.
periods for the Summer sessions - Summer I and Summer II - will be
Students can mail their payment to:
adjusted in proportion to the reduced number of days in these semesters.
Cashier
Room and board refunds are pro-rated to the date of checkout from the
1600 Maple Street
Residence Hall. Arrangements must be made with the Housing Office.
Colorado School of Mines
Student health insurance charges are not refundable. The insurance
Golden, CO 80401-1887
remains in effect for the entire semester.

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PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid under the Title IV
http://inside.mines.edu/College-Opportunity-Fund-Application-
programs may have a different refund determined as required by federal
Authorization
law or regulations.
Colorado Department of Higher Education's website:
Late Fee for Application to Graduate after
http://highered.colorado.gov/Finance/COF/default.html
Stated Deadlines - $250 Beginning Fall 2015
The College Opportunity Fund website:
Undergraduates:
https://cof.college-assist.org/
The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement is
Financial Aid and Scholarships
the first day of class of the term in which the student intends to graduate/
participate.
2015/2016
Any request to be added to the graduation list and/or commencement
Undergraduate Student Financial
ceremony after the first day of class (and before November 10th for
fall or April 10th for spring and summer) may be made in writing and
Assistance
will be considered by the Registrar’s Office. If the request is denied,
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to enable
the student will be required to apply for the next available graduation/
students to enroll and complete their educations, regardless of their
ceremony. If the request is approved and all other conditions are met
financial circumstances. In fulfilling this role, the Office of Financial Aid
(i.e. degree requirements can be met, required forms are turned in, and
administered over $40 million in total assistance in 2013-2014, including
outstanding hours limitations are not exceeded), a mandatory $250 fee
over $22.7 million in grants and scholarships. Additional information may
will be applied to the student’s account. This fee cannot be waived and
be found at the CSM financial aid web site, finaid.mines.edu.
cannot be refunded if the student does not meet the graduation check-out
deadlines.
Applying for Assistance
For late requests that are approved, tickets to the commencement
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the application for CSM
ceremony for family and friends of the graduate are not guaranteed, as
merit-based scholarships for new students (except for the Engineers'
they may have already been distributed or assigned. Additionally, the
Days Scholarship which is an essay contest run by a student government
student’s name may not appear in the commencement program due to
committee, and the Athletic and Military Science Departments
publishing deadlines.
which have their own application procedures for their scholarships).
Continuing students may be recommended by their major department
No undergraduate student will be added to a graduation or
for scholarships designated for students from that department. To apply
commencement when the request is made after November 10th for the
for need-based CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should
fall commencement (which includes December graduation), or April 10th
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
for the spring and summer commencement ceremony (which includes
May and August graduations).
Once evaluated, a financial aid award notification will be sent to the
student. New students are sent a paper award letter beginning in early
College Opportunity Fund
March. Continuing students are notified in mid May via their Mines email.
The College Opportunity Fund provides State financial support to eligible
Types of Financial Assistance
students for higher education. It was created by an Act of the Colorado
State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Owens in May 2004.
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-time
employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by CSM, by
What does it mean? In the past, the State gave money directly to the
the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and by the federal
colleges. Now, if you authorize use of the stipend for any given term,
government (Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity
the college you are attending will receive the funding, and you will see it
Grants).
appear as a credit on your tuition bill.
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and the federal
Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who are eligible for in-state
government. Students work between 8 and 10 hours a week, and
tuition, and who apply for COF, are admitted to and enrolled in an eligible
typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to help pay for books, travel, and
institution of higher education, and who authorize the institution to collect
other personal expenses.
the funds on their behalf. Once enrolled at the Colorado School of Mines,
the student must authorize the School to collect these funds from the
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs: the Perkins
state on the student's behalf. Once authorized, the School will continue
Student Loan, or the Federal Direct Student Loan.
to collect these funds on the student's behalf unless and until the student
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through private bank
chooses to revoke the authorization.
loan programs.
How much is the stipend? It will vary. The amount will be determined
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan program designed
each year by the Colorado Legislature.
to assist juniors and seniors who have exhausted their other sources
For additional information please refer to:
of funds. These are short term loans which require repayment within
three years after graduation, and have been made available through the
Colorado School of Mines website:
contributions of CSM alumni.

14 Financial Aid and Scholarships
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students for their
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assistance from all
achievements. Academic awards to new students are made on the
sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s education at CSM. For the
basis of their high school GPA and SAT or ACT composite test scores.
purpose of this paragraph, the “total cost of education” shall be defined
Continuing students can receive departmental scholarships based on
to include the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation,
their academic performance at CSM, particularly in their major field of
and personal expenses.
study, and on financial need.
Funds for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who are children of
Opportunity Grant, Federal College Work-Study Program, Federal
alumni who have been active in the CSM Alumni Association for the two
Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and Federal Direct PLUS
years prior to the student’s enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value
Loans are provided in whole or part by appropriations of the United
of $1,000. The students may also receive a senior award, based on their
States Congress. The Colorado General Assembly provides funds for the
academic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
Colorado Grant and Colorado Work-Study programs. These programs
are all subject to renewed funding each year.
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado residents.
Based on high school records, an essay, and other information, a CSM
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Student Government committee selects students for these four-year
CSM students receiving scholarships must make satisfactory academic
awards.
progress as specified in the rules and regulations for each individual
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising student-athletes in
scholarship.
seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The scholarships are renewable
Students receiving assistance from federal, Colorado or need-based
for up to three years, based on the recommendation of the Athletics
CSM funds must make satisfactory academic progress toward their
Department.
degree. Satisfactory progress is defined by maintaining adequate pace
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the U.S. Army
towards graduation and maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA at all times.
for outstanding young men and women who are interested in a military
Pace is measured by dividing the overall credit hours attempted by the
career. The one, two, three, and four-year scholarships can provide up to
overall credit hours completed. Students will be required to maintain a
full tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
75% completion rate at all times. Satisfactory standing is determined
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists students in
after each semester, including summer. If students are deficient in either
applying for these scholarships.
the pace or grade average measure, they will receive a one semester
warning period during which they must return to satisfactory standing.
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Program, Nuclear
Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program
If this is not done, their eligibility will be terminated until such time as they
are also available to CSM students. The local Navy Recruiting District
return to satisfactory standing. In addition, if students receive grades
Office provides information about these scholarships.
of F or INC in all of their courses, their future financial aid eligibility
will be terminated without a warning period. Financial aid eligibility
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from CSM and the
termination may be appealed to the Financial Aid Office on the basis
U.S. Air Force. The three and four year scholarships can provide up to
of extenuating or special circumstances having negatively affected the
full tuition, fees, a book allowance, and a stipend. Further information is
student's academic performance. If approved, the student will receive a
available through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University
probationary period of one semester to regain satisfactory standing.
of Colorado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM detachment).
Study Abroad
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students receive
scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or other organizations.
Students wishing to pursue study abroad opportunities should contact
All students are urged to contact organizations with which they or their
the Office of International Programs (OIP), listed under the Services
parents are affiliated to investigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid
section of this Bulletin. Colorado School of Mines encourages students
Office reserves the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to
to include an international study/work experience in their undergraduate
release the student’s information to scholarship providers for the purpose
education. CSM maintains student exchange programs with engineering
of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
universities in South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia.
Courses successfully passed abroad can be substituted for their
Financial Aid Policies
equivalent course at CSM. Overall GPA is not affected by courses taken
abroad. A well-planned study abroad program will not delay graduation.
General
In addition, study abroad can be arranged on an individual basis at
universities throughout the world.
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance sponsored
by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or the Colorado School
Financial aid and selected scholarships and grants can be used to
of Mines are required to report to the CSM Financial Aid Office all
finance approved study abroad programs. The OIP has developed a
financial assistance offered or received from all sources including CSM
resource center for study abroad information in its office, 1706 Illinois St.,
immediately upon receipt or notification of such assistance. For the
phone 303-384-2121. Students are invited to use the resource materials
purpose of this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not
and meet with staff to discuss overseas study opportunities.
be limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded by public
or private sources, as well as all income not considered taxable income
Withdrawals
by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon receipt of this information, CSM
shall evaluate, and may adjust any financial assistance provided to the
We understand that unexpected events occur in life that will cause a
student from CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
student to withdraw from classes at Colorado School of Mines. Federal
regulation requires financial aid to be awarded under the assumption

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that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which
Meal Plans
federal assistance was disbursed. The following policies will help you
() indicates commuter meal plans available:
to understand the impact a withdrawal may have if you are receiving
financial aid. The tuition and fees refund policy set by CSM is separate
Meal Plan
Rate
from the return calculation required by federal regulation.
Marble (Gold): Unlimited meals in
$2,618 per semester
An official withdrawal will be recorded once the withdrawal process
Slate Cafe + $100 Munch Money
has been completed by the student. Students who withdraw from the
per semester
University should come to the financial aid office before completing
Quartz (Blue): 14 meals/week +
$2,556 per semester
the withdrawal process to determine what effect this will have on their
$200 Munch Money per semester
financial aid. A withdrawal requires the financial aid office to determine
Granite (Bronze): 160 meals/
$2,401 per semester
how much of the federal, state and institutional financial aid the student
semester + $250 Munch Money per
has earned. Financial aid is not considered earned until the 60% point
semester
of the semester. The unearned portion will be returned to the program
Agate (commuter only): 30 meal
$290 per block purchased
from which it came (i.e. student loans to the lender, Pell to the federal
block and $120 in Munch Money
department of education, etc). Students need to be aware that they
may owe Colorado School of Mines for unearned federal, state and/or
Summer Session Residence Hall Housing
institutional aid even if they are receiving a refund in tuition and fees.
(Weekly Rate)
Federal regulations consider a student to be an unofficial withdrawal
Room Type
Rate
if the student receives all failing grades for the term. If the student has
not completely withdrawn and has failed to earn a passing grade in at
Double Room
$90/Week
least one class for the term, CSM is required to determine whether the
Single Room
$140/week
student established eligibility for financial aid by attending at least one
class or participating in any CSM academic-related activity. An unofficial
Apartment Housing (Monthly Rate)
withdrawal calculation will be performed and funds returned to their
Family Housing at Mines Park
respective federal, state and/or institutional aid programs if there is not
Rates includes $2 per month Community Development fee per resident
documentation supporting the student's last day of attendance, or the
documentation indicates the student stopped attending prior to the 60%
# of Bedrooms
Rate
point of the semester.
1 Bedroom
$913
Residence Halls
2 Bedroom
$1000
Single Student Apartments at Mines Park
Residence Halls (Yearly Rate)
Rates includes $2 per month Community Development fee per resident
*Meal plans required. Room rates include $50 Residence Hall
# of Bedrooms
Rate
Association fee.
1 Bedroom
$913
Morgan/Thomas/Bradford/Randall/Aspen Halls
2 Bedroom
$1,200
3 Bedroom
$1,644
Room Type
Rate
Double/Triple Room
$5,362
*
Mines Park resident pays gas and electric utilities. CSM provides
Single Room
$6,668
free wireless and wired internet, basic expanded cable, water, sewer,
public electric, unlimited laundry, and Mines Park parking permit.
Temporary Triple
$4,288
Weaver Towers/ Maple / Elm Halls
Housing Application
Information and application for residence hall space is included in the
Room Type
Rate
packet offering admission to the student. Colorado School of Mines has a
Double Room
$6,554
First Year Residency Requirement (http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/
Single Room
$7,570
studentLife/ResidenceLife/First-year%20residency%20requirement.pdf).
Temporary Triple
$5,244
All housing assignments are based on the date of the enrollment deposit
with Admissions.
Campus-Owned Fraternity & Sorority Houses
After the first year, upperclass students may apply for the limited number
Fraternity/Sorority House
Rate
of spots on the upperclass/trasnfer student floors in the residence
Alpha Phi Sorority
$5,730
halls. Residence LIfe encourages upperclass students to apply for the
residence halls (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-Halls) along
FIJI Fraternity
$5,730
with the Apartments at Mines Park (http://inside.mines.edu/Apartments-
Pi Phi Sorority
$5,730
at-Mines-Park). Additionally, students associated with Greek Housing
Sigma Kappa Sorority
$5,730
may apply for housing through Residence Life in partnership with Greek
All CSM-owned Fraternity and
$90 / week
Life(Student Activities). The submission of a room application for all
Sorority Houses - Summer

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housing areas can be done in Trailhead (https://trailhead.mines.edu/cp/
of such appointment was not to qualify the minor for resident tuition
home/displaylogin).
status.
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no cancellation
Nonresident Students
will be accepted after an agreement has been done, except for those
To become a resident of Colorado for tuition classification under state
who decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued only
statutes, a student must be domiciled in Colorado for one year or more
for entering students second semester may be cancelled no later than
immediately preceding the first day of class for the semester for which
December 1. After that date no cancellation will be accepted except for
such classification is sought. A person must be emancipated before
those who decide not to attend CSM.
domicile can be established separate from the domicile of the parents.
State of Colorado Residency
Emancipation for tuition purposes takes place automatically when a
person turns 23 years of age or marries.
Qualifications
The establishment of domicile for tuition purposes has two inseparable
elements:
2015/2016
1. a permanent place of habitation in Colorado and
A student is classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes
at the time admission is granted and upon completion of the CSM
2. intent to remain in Colorado with no intent to be domiciled elsewhere.
Colorado Residency for Tuition Classification Form. The classification
The twelve-month waiting period does not begin until both elements
is based upon information furnished by the student. The student who,
exist. Documentation of the following is part of the petitioning process
due to subsequent events, becomes eligible for resident tuition must
to document physical presence: copies of rental arrangements, rent
make formal application to the Registrar for a change of status. The
receipts, copy of warranty deed if petitioner owns the personal residence
Petition for In-State Tuition Classification can be found on the Registrar's
property and verification of dates of employment. Documentation of the
Office website (http://inside.mines.edu/Petitioning-for-In-State-Tuition-
following is part of the petitioning process to document intent: Colorado
Classification).
drivers license, motor vehicle registration (as governed by Colorado
A student who willfully gives wrong information to evade payment of
Statute), voter registration, payment of Colorado state income taxes,
nonresident tuition shall be subject to serious disciplinary action. The final
ownership of residential real estate property in the state (particularly if the
decision regarding tuition status rests with the Tuition Appeals Committee
petitioner resides in the home), any other factor peculiar to the individual
of Colorado School of Mines.
which tends to establish the necessary intent to make Colorado one’s
permanent place of habitation.
Resident Students
Nonresident students wishing to obtain further information on the
A person whose legal residence is permanently established in Colorado
establishment of residency or to apply for resident status should contact
may continue to be classified as a resident student so long as such
the Registrar’s Office. The “Petition for In-State Tuition Classification” is
residence is maintained even though circumstances may require
due in the Registrar’s Office by the first day of classes of the term the
extended absences from the state.
student is requesting resident status.
Qualification for resident tuition requires both
Housing & Dining
1. proof of adoption of the state as a fixed and permanent home,
demonstrating physical presence within the state at the time of such
2015-2016
adoption, together with the intention of making Colorado the true
http://inside.mines.edu/Residence-Life
home; and
2. living within the state for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to
Residence Halls (http://inside.mines.edu/
the first day of classes for any given term.
Residence-Life)
These requirements must be met by one of the following:
Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado School of Mines
1. the father, mother, or guardian of the student if an unemancipated
experience, although no students are required to live on campus.
minor, or
The “Traditional” residence halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and
Randall halls) house about 380 students in mostly double rooms with a
2. the student if married or over 22, or
community style restroom/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers
3. the emancipated minor.
has living space for 230 students in suites with single and double rooms,
The home of the unemancipated minor is assumed to be that of the
a common living area, and two single restroom/shower facilities. There
parents, or if there is a legal guardian of the student, that of such
are a limited number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features
guardian. If the parents are separated or divorced and either separated
seven or eight person suites with each suite containing both single
or divorced parent meet the Colorado residency requirements, the minor
and double bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms. Maple
also will be considered a resident. Statutes provide for continued resident
Hall is our 290-bed facility that houses 2- and 4-person suites, with
status, in certain cases, following parents’ moving from Colorado. Please
single and double bedrooms and a private bathroom in each suite. Five
check Colorado Revised Statutes 1973, 23-7-103(2)(m)(II) for exact
social lounges, nine study rooms, community kitchen and activity room,
provisions. In a case where a court has appointed a guardian or granted
central living room with fireplace, music practice room, student storage
custody, it shall be required that the court certify that the primary purpose
and workshop space, laundry facilities, vending, mailroom, and desk
assistant services are available to all residents of Maple Hall. Elm Hall is

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a neighborhood style facility offering space for 205 students in single and
campus phone line for an additional fee. There are two community
double bedrooms with community bathrooms that offer private options
centers which contain the laundry facilities, recreational and study space,
on each floor. Located across the street from Maple Hall, Elm Hall offers
and meeting rooms. For more information or to apply for apartment
four social lounges, three study rooms, courtesy phones on each floor,
housing , go to the Apartment Housing website (http://inside.mines.edu/
creativity and design workshop, community kitchen and laundry rooms on
Apartments-at-Mines-Park). Additionally, the Apartment Housing office is
each floor, central social lounge, and rent-able indoor bike and storage
located within Community Center 2 for any additional assistance you may
units.
need.
All residence hall spaces are equipped with a bed, desk, chair, dresser
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 15)
and closet for each student, as well as wired and wireless internet
page.
connections. Television services are included. The student is responsible
for damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School of Mines
Fraternities, Sororities
assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal belongings, and
Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the national Greek
residents are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or Sorority housing
Additionally, Residence Life offers students an option to live and learn
after their freshman year. Several of the Greek Houses are owned and
within a theme learning community that is a partnership between
operated by the School, while the remaining houses are owned and
Residence Life, administrative departments, and faculty across
operated by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students are
campus. Theme Learning Communities consists of intentionally
eligible to join these organizations. For information, go to Greek Life
designed living experiences centered around a variety of educational,
(http://studentactivities.mines.edu/greeklife).
cultural, organizational, and personal interests. These communities
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 15)
allow students with common interests and pursuits to live together
page.
and support each other through planned activities and informal
interactions. Communities include Adventure Leadership Community
Off-Campus Housing
(Outdoor Recreation), Oredigger Leadership Community, Visual and
Performing Arts, Athleticism and Wellness, Nucleus Scholars, and Grand
Click here for Off-Campus Housing Resources (http://inside.mines.edu/
Challenges. For more information, please see the Theme Learning
Off-Campus-Housing-Resources).
Community Webpage (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Theme-Housing).
Undergraduate Information
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls (p. 15)
page.
2015-2016
Mines Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/
Undergraduate Bulletin
CampusDining)
It is the responsibility of the student to become informed and to observe
Mines Dining operates a main dining hall and four retail dining facilities
all regulations and procedures required by the program the student is
on campus. Mines Market features all-you-care-to-eat dining, adjacent to
pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving
Elm Hall. Additional retail dining facilities, including The Periodic Table
that rule. The Undergraduate Bulletin, current at the time of the
food court in the Student Center, Subway in the Student Recreation
student's most recent admission, gives the academic requirements the
Center, Starbucks in Brown Hall, and Einstein Bros. Bagels in CTLM
student must meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
take student meal plans, as well as cash or credit card. Residence hall
requirements in a later Bulletin published while the student is enrolled as
students are required to maintain a resident meal plan. Students not
an undergraduate. Changes to administrative policies and procedures
living in a residence hall may purchase any one of several commuter
become effective for all students as soon as the campus community
meal plans which best meets their individual needs. Dining options are
is notified of the changes. The Undergraduate Bulletin is available to
limited during breaks (Thanksgiving, Fall, Winter and Spring Break). For
students in electronic format. Electronic versions of the Undergraduate
more information and hours, go to Mines Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/
Bulletin may be updated more frequently to reflect changes approved
CampusDining).
by, and communicated to, the campus community. As such, students are
encouraged to refer to the most recently available electronic version of
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Residence Halls
the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website.
(p. 15) page.
The electronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the
Apartment Housing (http://
official version of this document. In case of disagreement between the
electronic and print versions (if available), the electronic version will take
inside.mines.edu/Apartments-at-Mines-Park)
precedence.
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the 6th Avenue
Admission Requirements
and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned by Mines. The complex
houses upperclass undergraduate students, graduate students, and
Colorado School of Mines admits students who have demonstrated the
families. Residents must be full-time students. Additionally, residents are
ability to accomplish classroom and laboratory work and benefit from our
provided with student and professional staff that live within the community
programs. The decision to admit a student is based on his or her ability to
for any assistance, advice, support, and community building.
earn a degree at CSM. Criteria considered in evaluating students include:
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, cable
1. pattern of course work in high school or college,
television, wired and wireless internet connections, and an optional
2. grades earned in those courses,

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3. ACT or SAT test scores,
You may also register online at www.collegeboard.com (http://
4. rank in class, and
www.collegeboard.com) (SAT) and www.act.org (http://www.act.org)
(ACT).
5. other available test scores.
No single criterion for admission is used; however, the most important
Transfer Students
factor is the academic record in high school or college.
Admission is competitive. An applicant to CSM is considered to be
The admission requirements below are minimum requirements which
a transfer student if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another
may change after a catalog has been finalized. The Board of Trustees,
college after graduating from high school. The minimum requirements for
CSM governing board, reserves the right to deviate from published
admission consideration for all transfer students are as follows:
admission requirements. In such cases, changes in admission policy
1. Students transferring from another college or university must have
would be widely publicized.
completed the same high school course requirements as entering
Freshmen
freshmen. A transcript of the applicant’s high school record is
required. ACT or SAT test scores are not required if the student has
Admission is competitive. The minimum requirements for admission
completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college credit.
consideration for all high school graduates who have not attended a
2. Applicants must present official college transcripts from all colleges
college or university are as follows:
attended. Applicants must have an overall, cumulative college grade
point average of 2.75 or better. Students presenting a lower GPA will
1. An applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school.
be given careful consideration and acted on individually.
2. An applicant should rank in the upper quartile of their graduating
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from which he or
class. Consideration will be given to applicants below this level
she wishes to transfer, or from any previously attended institution
on evidence of strong motivation, superior test scores, and
because of scholastic record or other reason will be evaluated on a
recommendation from principal or counselor.
case-by-case basis.
3. The following 17 units of secondary school work must be completed
4. Completed or "in progress" college courses - which meet CSM
upon graduation from high school:
graduation requirements - are eligible for transfer credit if
Algebra
2.0
the institution is regionally accredited, and the course is not remedial
Geometry
1.0
or vocational, and the grade earned is a "C" or better.
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry)
1.0
English
4.0
Former Students
History or Social Studies
3.0
The minimum admission requirements for those students who have
Academic Elective
2.0
previously attended CSM are as follows:
Laboratory Science
3.0
1. Any student who has attended another college or university since last
Foreign Language
1.0
enrolling at CSM must re-apply for admission through the Admissions
Total Semester Hrs
17.0
Office.
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immediately
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or physics.
preceding the beginning of the period for which he or she wishes to
The second and third units may be chemistry, physics, biology,
enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the Admissions Office.
zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory. Both physics and
chemistry are recommended for two of the three required units.
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension, must apply
General Science is not acceptable as a science unit, however it is
for admission to the Admissions Office and must furnish an approval
acceptable as an academic elective unit.
for such re-enrollment from the Readmissions Committee of Colorado
School of Mines. Appropriate forms to apply for admission may
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathematics,
be obtained from the Admissions Office. Official transcripts for all
English, science, or foreign language) must be acceptable to the
coursework completed while away from Mines must be submitted to
applicant’s high school to meet graduation requirements. For
the Registrar's Office for review of transferability of the credit.
applicants submitting GED Equivalency Diplomas, these units may be
completed by the GED test.
Exchange Students
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required to submit
the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College
All students participating in the CSM Exchange Program (coming to CSM
Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT)
and CSM students going abroad) must be enrolled in a minimum of 15
battery. Applications for either the SAT or ACT may be obtained from
semester credit hours at CSM or the foreign exchange university.
the high school counselors, or by writing to:
International Students
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 592
For purposes of admission, international applicants are students in a non-
Princeton, NJ 08541 for the SAT
immigrant status who are not U.S. citizens or do not have approved and
finalized U.S. permanent residence, refugee status or political asylum.
or to the: American College Testing Program
International students usually need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the United
P.O. Box 168
States.
Iowa City, IA 52243 for the ACT

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Generally, international applicants seeking admission to Colorado School
of that course, all related lower-level courses in that area, as
of Mines must meet the same academic standards for admission as
determined by the department granting credit, would be validated
those required of American applicants. Admission is competitive. There
and credit awarded.
are wide variations, however, between educational systems throughout
the world that make exact comparisons of educational standards
Enrollment Requirement - English Language
difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior
All new students whose primary language is not English must
academic work, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as
demonstrate English Language proficiency before enrolling for the first
evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved) and proof of
time at the university. This requirement applies to international and non-
English proficiency. After admission but prior to enrollment, certification of
international, permanent residents, immigrants, transfer and non-transfer
adequate financial resources is required.
students alike.
International applicants must submit a completed international application
form; a $45 nonrefundable international document processing fee;
Enrollment Requirement - All Admitted
translated secondary schooling records, and/or a credentials evaluation
Students
report; notarized affidavit of financial sponsorship; and when applicable,
All admissions are ultimately contingent upon successful completion
translated college transcripts.
and submission of final transcripts reflecting academic achievement
TOEFL/English Proficiency
similar to assessment at the time of admission. Students are expected
to continue to prepare at a similar level of academic rigor, and with
Student applicants whose primarily language is not English, must prove
similar or better results as the enrollment date approaches. If final
proficiency in the English language by achieving one of the following:
transcripts/documents are received that reflect information different from
the admission assessment, Colorado School of Mines reserves the right
1. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 on
to review the admission offer again, and to take appropriate action. This
the paper-based test, or a score of 79 on the internet Based TOEFL
may include a change in conditions or terms of admission, or a rescission
(iBT).
of the admission offer.
Subject
Internet TOEFL
Paper TOEFL
(iBT)
(PBT)
Fraudulent Applications
Reading
20
54
Individuals who withhold or provide fraudulent information on applications
Writing
17
55
for undergraduate admissions or readmissions are subject to immediate
Listening
21
55
dismissal from the university. The decision for immediate dismissal will be
Speaking
21
N/A
made by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and/
Total
79
550
or the Director of International Admissions. This decision will be made
after a complete and thorough review of the situation and an individual
2. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score of
conference with the student involved. The individual dismissed has the
6.5, with no band below a 6.0.
right to appeal the decision to the committee on academic policy and
3. Pearson Test of English/PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 53
procedure, whose decision will be final.
with no communicative skills score below 50.
Nondegree Students
4. Transferable credit from an accredited US institution of higher
education equivalent to 30 credits or more including 6 credits of
A nondegree student is one who has not applied to pursue a degree
freshman English composition at a U.S. college or university with a
program at CSM but wishes to take courses regularly offered on campus.
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher..
Such students may take any course for which they have the prerequisites
as listed in the CSM Bulletin or have the permission of the instructor.
The above English Proficiency requirement applies to students currently
Transcripts or evidence of the prerequisites are required. An applicant
studying in the United States and for students outside the country.
for admission to the undergraduate school who does not meet admission
requirements may not fulfill deficiencies through this means. Exception to
Advanced Credit for International Evaluation
this rule can be made only by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment
The following methods are used by Colorado School of Mines to validate
Management. A maximum of 12 hours of nondegree credit from Colorado
the awarding of advanced standing credit for international students who
School of Mines may be used toward an undergraduate degree program.
have completed work in their home countries at the postsecondary level:
A nondegree student who has completed a Bachelor degree or higher,
regardless of course level in which one wishes to enroll, must utilize
1. Credit is granted based upon recommendation by recognized
the graduate nondegree process. Courses completed as a non-
academic publications, primarily the World Education Series of
degree student at the undergraduate level will be included in the overall
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions
undergraduate grade point average.
Officers.
2. Validation by a comparable credit-granting department at Colorado
Academic Regulations
School of Mines. Validation by one of the following two options will be
at the discretion of the credit-granting department.
2015-2016
a. Option A: Course-by-course evaluation examination by
comparable Colorado School of Mines academic department.
Deficiencies
b. Option B: The adviser and/or academic dean's office makes a
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been especially designed
preliminary evaluation of the level a student has completed and
so that the course work flows naturally from course to course and year to
begins the student at that level. Upon successful completion

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

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the same term that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the
Personal Reason Absences
student must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emergency
contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and FERPA release, and
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused absences upon
provide adequate proof of current health insurance prior to departure. For
receipt of proper documentation of the illness, injury, or other incident.
additional information concerning study abroad requirements, contact the
The student must provide the documentation to the Associate Dean of
Office of International Programs (http://oip.mines.edu) at (303) 384-2121;
Students within one week of returning to class. Once documentation
for other information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
has been received and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will
send notice of excused absences to faculty members. The student
Absenteeism
is responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate
arrangements for making up any missed work.
Class attendance is required of all undergraduates unless the student
has an official excused absence. Excused absences are granted for three
Important Note: Every effort will be made by the faculty to honor
general reasons:
all excused absences. However, class attendance is essential for
understanding of the material and for learning to take place. Excessive
1. Student is a varsity athlete and is representing the School in a varsity
absence, regardless of reason, may result in a reduced or failing grade in
athletics activity.
the course based on course content and delivery. As content and delivery
2. Student is representing the School in an authorized activity related
differ among the faculty and with each class, it is important for a student
to a club or academic endeavor (academic competitions, student
missing class to discuss the absences, excused or unexcused, with his/
professional society conferences, club sport competition, program-
her faculty member(s) to determine what will be considered excessive.
sponsored competitions, etc.)
3. Student has a documented personal reason (illness, injury, jury duty,
Unexcused Absences
life-threatening illness or death in the immediate family, etc.).
All absences that are not documented as excused absences are
Students who miss academic work (including but not limited to exams,
considered unexcused absences. Faculty members may deny a student
homework, and labs) for one of the reasons listed above may be
the opportunity to make up some or all of the work missed due to
issued an excused absence. If an excused absence is received, the
unexcused absence(s). However, the faculty members do have the
student must be given the opportunity to make up the missed work in
discretion to grant a student permission to make up any missed academic
a reasonable period of time without penalty. While the student is not
work for an unexcused absence. The faculty member may consider the
responsible for actually issuing the excused absence, the student is
student's class performance, as well as their attendance, in the decision.
responsible for making sure documentation is submitted appropriately
Withdrawal from School
and for contacting his/her faculty member(s) to initiate arrangements for
making up any missed work.
A student may officially withdraw from CSM by processing a Withdrawal
from School form available through the Center for Academic Services
Varsity Athletics Absences
& Advising (CASA). Completion of the form prior to the last day of
The Athletics Department will authorize excused absences for all
scheduled classes for that term will result in W’s being assigned to
approved varsity athletics related absences. The Athletics Department
courses in progress. Failure to officially withdraw will result in the grades
will send notice of excused absences to faculty members on or before
of courses in progress being recorded as F’s. Leaving the School without
Census Day each semester. The student is responsible for contacting
having paid tuition and fees will result in a hold being placed against the
his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence occurring to initiate
transcript. Either of these actions would make future enrollment at CSM
arrangements for making up any missed work. The Faculty Oversight
or another college more difficult.
Committee on Sports and Athletics oversees the number of excused
absences permitted per semester by varsity athletes.
Admissions Procedures
Authorized Activity Absences
2015/2016
The Associate Dean of Students may authorize excused absences upon
All Applicants
receipt of proper documentation of the school related activity. All excused
absences for school-sponsored activities must be documented with the
Documents received by CSM in connection with applications for
Associate Dean of Students by Census Day of each semester. If the
admission or transfer of credit will not be duplicated, returned to the
absence will occur prior to Census Day, then the documentation should
applicant, or forwarded to any agency or any other institution.
be received at least two weeks prior to the absence. Once documentation
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from all applicants.
has been received and approved, the Associate Dean of Students will
send notice of excused absences to faculty members. The student is
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted later than
responsible for contacting his/her faculty member(s) prior to the absence
21 days prior to the date of registration confirmation for any academic
occurring to initiate arrangements for making up any missed work.
semester or summer session. Admission for any semester or term may
close whenever CSM’s budgeted number of students has been met.
Requests for excused absence(s) related to an authorized activity
received after Census Day may be denied or be documented as an
High School Students
excused/unexcused absence at the discretion of the faculty member.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.mines.edu. Questions
can be directed to the Admissions Office via e-mail: admit@mines.edu; or
via postal mail:

22 Admissions Procedures
Admissions Office
In special cases, advanced placement may be granted for course work
Colorado School of Mines
not completed under the College Entrance Examination Board Program.
1200 - 16th Street
Students wishing such credit may demonstrate competence by writing
Golden, CO 80401
the Advanced Placement Examination on the subject. Information can be
secured from:
(Please note: The Admissions Office will move to the Starzer Welcome
Center, 1812 Illinois Street in early fall 2015)
the College Entrance Examination Board
P.O. Box 592
A student may apply for admission any time after completing the
Princeton, NJ 08541
11th grade. The application will be evaluated upon receipt of the
completed application form, a high school transcript showing courses
More information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the
completed, courses remaining to be completed, ranking in class, other
web at www.mines.edu.
pertinent data, and SAT or ACT test scores. High school seniors are
encouraged to apply early in the fall term of senior year. Additionally,
Course work completed for select subjects under the International
it is recommended that the ACT and/or SAT be taken during this term.
Baccalaureate Program in high school may be accepted for college credit
In some cases, the grades or marks received in courses taken during
provided that the International Baccalaureate Program Exam grade
the first half of the senior year may be required. Freshman admission
is a 5, 6, or 7 on selected standard and higher level exams. In some
is competitive. Applicants who are determined to meet freshman
cases, departmental approval is required before credit is granted. More
admission requirements are admitted subject to completion of all
information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web at
entrance requirements and high school graduation.
www.mines.edu.
Transfer Students
Declaration of Option (Major)
Guaranteed Transfer
The curriculum during the first semester at CSM is generally the same
across majors. Students are not required to choose a major before the
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado Statewide
end of the freshman year. All students must have declared a major by the
Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be viewed at
beginning of the junior year.
www.state.co.us/cche (http://www.state.co.us/cche). Beginning with
admissions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability
Medical Record
of coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
A health history prepared by the student, a medical examination
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the statewide
performed by the student’s physician and an updated immunization
agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised by the CSM
record completed by the student and the physician, nurse or health
Admissions Office on their planned course of study. Credits earned more
authority comprise the medical record. A medical record is required for
than 10 years prior will not transfer.
full time students entering CSM for the first time, or following an absence
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal transfer agreements
of more than 12 calendar months.
with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Front Range Community
The medical record will be sent to the student after acceptance for
College (FRCC), Community College of Denver (CCD), Community
admission. The medical record must be updated and completed and
College of Aurora (CCA), and Arapahoe Community College. Students
then returned to the Student Health Center before permission to
are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at these institutions for
enroll is granted. Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate
additional information.
of Immunization signed by a physician, nurse, or public health official
Transfer by Review
which documents measles, mumps and rubella immunity. The Certificate
must specify the type of vaccine and the dates (month, day, year) of
Undergraduate students at another college or university who wish to
administration or written evidence of laboratory tests showing immunity to
transfer to CSM should apply online at www.mines.edu.
measles, mumps and rubella.
A transfer student should apply for admission at the beginning of
The completed medical record is confidential and will be kept in the
the final semester of attendance at his or her present college. The
Student Health Center. The record will not be released unless the student
application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed application
signs a written release.
form and application fee, official final high school transcript (or GED),
transcripts from each university or college attended, and a list of courses
Veterans
in progress. The Admissions Office will then notify the student of his or
her admission status. Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of
Colorado School of Mines is approved by the Colorado State Approving
current courses in progress and submission of a final, official transcript(s).
Agency for Veteran Benefits under chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606,
and 1607. Undergraduate students must register for and maintain 12.0
Advanced Placement and International
credit hours, and graduate students must register for and maintain 9.0
Baccalaureate
credit hours of graduate work in any semester to be certified as a full-time
student for full-time benefits. Any hours taken under the full-time category
Course work completed for select subjects under the Advanced
will decrease the benefits to 3/4 time, 1/2 time, or tuition payment only.
Placement Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
All changes in hours, program, addresses, marital status, or dependents
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade is either 5
are to be reported to the Veterans Certifying Officer as soon as possible
(highest honors) or 4 (honors).
so that overpayment or underpayment may be avoided. Veterans must
see the Veteran’s Certifying Officer each semester to be certified for any

Colorado School of Mines 23
benefits for which they may be eligible. In order for veterans to continue
for graduate credit, but their grades are not included in calculating
to receive benefits, they must make satisfactory progress as defined by
the graduate GPA. Check the departmental section of the Bulletin to
Colorado School of Mines.
determine which programs provide this opportunity.
An honorably or generally discharged military veteran providing a copy of
B. Admission Process
his/her DD214 is awarded two credit hours to meet the physical education
undergraduate degree requirement at CSM. Additionally, veterans may
A student interested in applying into a graduate degree program as a
request substitution of a technical elective for the institution's core EPICS
Combined Degree Program student should first contact the department or
course requirement in all undergraduate degree programs.
division hosting the graduate degree program into which he/she wishes
to apply. Initial inquiries may be made at any time, but initial contacts
For more information, please visit the Veterans Services (http://
made soon after completion of the first semester, Sophomore year are
inside.mines.edu/Veterans-Services) web page.
recommended. Following this initial inquiry, departments/ divisions will
provide initial counseling on degree application procedures, admissions
Combined Undergraduate/
standards and degree completion requirements.
Graduate Degree Programs
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined Degree
Program student can occur as early as the first semester, Junior
A. Overview
year, and must be granted no later than the end of registration, last
semester Senior year. Once admitted into a graduate degree program,
Many degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
students may enroll in 500-level courses and apply these directly to
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional
their graduate degree. To apply, students must submit the standard
Master’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree while completing
graduate application package for the graduate portion of their Combined
the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These combined
Degree Program. Upon admission into a graduate degree program,
Bachelors-Masters/Doctoral programs have been created by Mines
students are assigned graduate advisors. Prior to registration for the next
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
semester, students and their graduate advisors should meet and plan a
advantageous to treat undergraduate and graduate degree programs as
strategy for completing both the undergraduate and graduate programs
a continuous and integrated process. These are accelerated programs
as efficiently as possible. Until their undergraduate degree requirements
that can be valuable in fields of engineering and applied science where
are completed, students continue to have undergraduate advisors in the
advanced education in technology and/or management provides the
home department or division of their Bachelor’s Degrees.
opportunity to be on a fast track for advancement to leadership positions.
These programs also can be valuable for students who want to get a
C. Requirements
head start on graduate education.
Combined Degree Program students are considered undergraduate
The combined programs at Mines offer several advantages to students
students until such time as they complete their undergraduate degree
who choose to enroll in them:
requirements. Combined Degree Program students who are still
considered undergraduates by this definition have all of the privileges
1. Students can earn a graduate degree in their undergraduate major or
and are subject to all expectations of both their undergraduate and
in a field that complements their undergraduate major.
graduate programs. These students may enroll in both undergraduate
2. Students who plan to go directly into industry leave Mines with
and graduate courses (see section D below), may have access to
additional specialized knowledge and skills which may allow them to
departmental assistance available through both programs, and may
enter their career path at a higher level and advance more rapidly.
be eligible for undergraduate financial aid as determined by the Office
Alternatively, students planning on attending graduate school can get
of Financial Aid. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree
a head start on their graduate education.
requirements, a Combined Degree Program student is considered
3. Students can plan their undergraduate electives to satisfy
enrolled full-time in his/her graduate program. Once having done so, the
prerequisites, thus ensuring adequate preparation for their graduate
student is no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, but may now
program.
be eligible for graduate financial aid. To complete their graduate degree,
4. Early assignment of graduate advisors permits students to plan
each Combined Degree Program student must register as a graduate
optimum course selection and scheduling in order to complete their
student for at least one semester.
graduate program quickly.
Once admitted into a graduate program, undergraduate Combined
5. Early acceptance into a Combined Degree Program leading to a
Program students must maintain good standing in the Combined
Graduate Degree assures students of automatic acceptance into
Program by maintaining a minimum semester GPA of 3.0 in all courses
full graduate status if they maintain good standing while in early-
taken. Students not meeting this requirement are deemed to be making
acceptance status.
unsatisfactory academic progress in the Combined Degree Program.
6. In many cases, students will be able to complete both a Bachelor’s
Students for whom this is the case are subject to probation and, if
and a Master’s Degrees in five years of total enrollment at Mines.
occurring over two semesters, subject to discretionary dismissal from
the graduate portion of their program as defined in the Unsatisfactory
Certain graduate programs may allow Combined Degree Program
Academic Performance (p. 204) section of this Bulletin.
students to fulfill part of the requirements of their graduate degree by
including up to six hours of specified course credits which also were
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, Combined
used in fulfilling the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These
Degree Program students are subject to all requirements (e.g., course
courses may only be applied toward fulfilling Doctoral degree or, Master's
requirements, departmental approval of transfer credits, research credits,
degree requirements beyond the institutional minimum Master's degree
requirement of 30 credit hours. Courses must meet all requirements

24 Core Requirements
minimum GPA, etc.) appropriate to the graduate program in which they
students have a number of Free Elective courses. Free Electives are
are enrolled
usually taken in the last two years.
D. Enrolling in Graduate Courses as a
Refer to the Degree Requirements section for each major program under
Senior in a Combined Program
Undergraduate Programs and Departments (p. 35) for a listing of Core
courses students should take each semester.
As described in the Undergraduate Bulletin, seniors may enroll in 500-
level courses. In addition, undergraduate seniors who have been granted
Overview: Core Course Requirements
admission through the Combined Degree Program into thesis-based
Core & distributed course requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees
degree programs (Masters or Doctoral) may, with graduate advisor
are comprised of the four following groups:
approval, register for 700-level research credits appropriate to Masters-
level degree programs. With this single exception, while a Combined
1. Core Curriculum - Students in all degree options are required to
Degree Program student is still completing his/her undergraduate
complete all course requirements listed in this group.
degree, all of the conditions described in the Undergraduate Bulletin
2. Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - Students in all
for undergraduate enrollment in graduate-level courses apply. 700-
degree options must complete this requirement.
level research credits are always applied to a student’s graduate degree
3. Science Requirement - Students in all degree options are required
program.
to complete a minimum of three out of five courses from this list. For
If an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student would like to
some majors the three courses are prescribed, while other majors
enroll in a 500-level course and apply this course directly to his/her
leave the choices to the student. See the Science Requirement chart
graduate degree, he/she must be formally accepted as a combined
to determine the courses allowed for your particular major program.
program student through the Office of Graduate Studies and notify
4. Engineering Requirement - Students pursuing an engineering-
the Registrar of the intent to do so at the time of enrollment in the
based degree are required to complete the courses in this list.
course. The Registrar will forward this information to Financial Aid for
However, each engineering program will place the courses in the
appropriate action. Be aware that courses taken as an undergraduate
sophomore year or later based on the flow of the particular program.
student but applied directly toward a graduate degree are not eligible for
These are not considered freshman year courses.
undergraduate financial aid or the Colorado Opportunity Fund. If prior
consent is not received or if the student has not been accepted by OGS
1) The Core Curriculum
as a combined program student, all 500-level graduate courses taken
Core requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
as an undergraduate Combined Degree Program student will be applied
to the student’s undergraduate degree transcript. If these are not used
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences
toward an undergraduate degree requirement, they may, with program
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
consent, be applied to a graduate degree program as transfer credit. All
I
regular regulations and limitations regarding the use of transfer credit to a
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
graduate degree program apply to these credits.
II
Core Requirements
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
III
Core Curriculum
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
The Core Curriculum at Mines forms the foundation for advanced study
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
in the major fields. It is designed to give students the fundamental
In Design
knowledge and skills they will need and put to use in their majors
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
and in careers after graduation. Core courses provide students with
fundamental technical, mathematical, and writing skills. In Core courses,
In Humanities and the Social Sciences
students learn basic scientific procedures, principles, concepts, laws, and
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
theories relevant to all applied sciences. In addition, Core courses in the
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
humanities and social sciences help students develop interdisciplinary
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
perspectives on the ethical, social, and cultural contexts within which
In Physical Education (four separate semesters including the
engineering takes place.
following) **
The variety of courses in the Core Curriculum also provide students
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
with opportunities to develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking,
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
teamwork, design, and communication. Students who complete the
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
Core are well prepared to be lifelong learners and leaders who can work
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
effectively in an increasingly globalized world.
In Freshman Orientation & Success
The Core Curriculum has three parts, the details of which can be
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
found below. All CSM students complete the courses in the Common
Free Electives ***
Core. Courses required in the Science Requirement and Engineering
Requirement vary according to the major field of study. Finally, all
Total Semester Hrs
39.0

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*
2.0 semester hours are required in Differential Equations for
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
Geological Engineering majors. (MATH222)
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
**
A minimum of 2.0 credit hours. Neither PAGN101 or PAGN102
Total Semester Hrs
9.0
may be repeated for credit. See the Physical Education and
Athletics (http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/
The Freshman Year
additionalprograms/physicaleducationandathletics) section for
specifics.
Freshmen in all programs normally take similar subjects, as listed below:
*** A minimum of 9.0 hours are included with each degree-granting
Freshman
program. With the exception of the restrictions mentioned below,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
the choice of free elective courses to satisfy degree requirements is
unlimited. The restrictions are:
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation Requirements
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
(p. 34).
AND ENGINEERS I
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed three
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS*


3.0
semester hours (3.0) in activity courses such as band, choir, studio art,
physical education, and athletics courses combined.
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES*


4.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
2) Humanities and Social Science
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Requirement
16.0
H&SS Requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Two courses from the approved list of requirements *
6.0
AND ENGINEERS II
At least one course at the 400-level from the approved list of
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I*


3.0
requirements *
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Total Semester Hrs
9.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
SCI
Science Requirement*


4.0
*
See the approved list in the Liberal Arts and International Studies
(https://nextbulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/earthscieng/
16.0
liberalartsandinternationalstudies) section of this Bulletin.
Total Semester Hrs: 32.0
3) Science Requirement
*
For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of GEGN101,
BIOL110, LAIS100, EBGN201, and EPIC151 will vary between
The Science Requirement is applicable to all undergraduate students:
the fall and spring semesters. Students admitted with acceptable
Complete a minimum of three of the courses below according to
advanced placement credits will be registered in accordance with
your degree requirements as listed further on in this section:
their advanced placement status.
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
Course Descriptions for Core
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
4.0
Courses
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
4.5
OPTICS
1) Core Curriculum - Mathematics and the
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
4.0
CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
4.0
Basic Sciences
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
4) Engineering Requirement (see degree
Mathematics
program listing)
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
I
Engineering Requirements are applicable to undergraduate students
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
in engineering disciplines as specified by the degree program. See
II
Department and Division program descriptions in this Bulletin for specific
MATH113
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 1.0
courses required.
II - SHORT FORM
One of the following Thermodynamics courses may be required:
3.0
MATH122
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
II HONORS
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
THERMODYNAMICS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
III
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS
MATH214
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS
1.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
III - SHORT FORM
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0

26 Core Requirements
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL
2.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
EQUATIONS FOR GEOLOGISTS &
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS *
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
MATH223
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
III HONORS
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
MATH224
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
III HONORS
OPTICS
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS *
3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
3.0
CHEMICAL & BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Physics
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Design - Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence
OPTICS
(EPICS)
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
CIVIL ENGINEERING
EPIC155
EPICS I GRAPHICS **
1.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Humanities and the Social Sciences
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
OPTICS
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Physical Education
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
OPTICS
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
Freshman Orientation and Success
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
or CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
*
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
ECONOMICS
graduation. Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes
majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be expected
CHOOSE THREE FROM BELOW
to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
- even as a free elective.)
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
**
Completion of EPIC155 in lieu of EPIC151 is by permission only and
OPTICS
does not alter the total hours required for completion of the degree.
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
2) Humanities and Social Science
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Requirement
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
See Liberal Arts and International Studies (http://lais.mines.edu/LAIS-
OPTICS
HSS-Requirements) section for the list of approved courses and the
CHOOSE TWO FROM BELOW
associated descriptions.
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
3) Science Requirement
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
The Science Requirement is applicable to all undergraduate
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
students. Complete a minimum of three courses as outlined for your
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
degree below.
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
APPLIED MATH & STATISTICS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
OPTICS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
or BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
OPTICS
CHEMISTRY
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
OPTICS
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

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PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
General Information
OPTICS
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
2015-2016
or CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
or CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
Academic Calendar
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The academic year is based on the early semester system. The first
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
semester begins in late August and closes in mid-December; the second
OPTICS
semester begins in early January and closes in mid-May.
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
Classification of Students
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows according to
METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING
semester credit hours earned:
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Undergraduate Year
Semester Credit Hours Earned
OPTICS
Freshman
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
CHEMISTRY
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Course Numbering & Subject Codes
MINING ENGINEERING
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Numbering of Courses
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Course numbering is based on the content of material presented in
OPTICS
courses:
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
Material
Level
Division
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
100-199
Freshman Level
Lower Division
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
200-299
Sophomore Level
Lower Division
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
300-399
Junior Level
Upper Division
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
400-499
Senior Level
Upper Division
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
500-699
Graduate Level
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Over 700
Graduate Research or
OPTICS
Thesis Level
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
Subject Codes:
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Course Code
Course Title
or CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
BIOL
Biology
CBEN
Chemical & Biological Engineering
4) Engineering Requirement
CEEN
Civil & Environmental Engineering
CHGC
Geochemistry
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
CHGN
Chemistry
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS
3.0
CSCI
Computer Science
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
CSM
General Studies; Skills Courses
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
DCGN
Core Science & Engineering Fundamentals
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
EBGN
Economics & Business
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
EENG
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
EGES
Engineering Systems (Engineering)
NOTE:
Beginning Fall 2011, EPIC2xx courses can be taken in lieu of
EGGN
Engineering - General
EPIC251, subject to approval by academic departments granting
ENGY
Energy
ABET-accredited engineering degrees. These courses adhere to the
Design EPICS II learning objectives, which are described for each
EPIC
EPICs
course.
ESGN
Environmental Science & Engineering
GEGN
Geological Engineering
GEGX
Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)

28 General Information
GEOL
Geology
required. The necessary forms for attending these courses are available
GOGN
Geo-Engineering (Mining)
in the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/500-Level-Course-
Enrollment). Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits in 500-
GPGN
Geophysical Engineering
level courses earned by seniors may be applied toward an advanced
HNRS
Honors Program
degree at CSM only if:
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
LICM
Communication
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
LIFL
Foreign Languages
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits are a
reasonable part of his graduate program.
LIMU
Band; Choir
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question were not
MATH
Mathematics
counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s Degree.
MEGN
Mechanical Engineering
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not count toward
MNGN
Mining Engineering
eligibility for undergraduate financial aid. This may only be done if a
MSGN
Military Science
student has been admitted to a Combined BS/MS degree program
MLGN
Materials Science
and has received the appropriate prior approvals.
MTGN
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses (500-level)
NUGN
Nuclear Engineering
are graded using the graduate grading system. See the CSM Graduate
PAGN
Physical Education & Athletics
Bulletin (p. 201) for a description of the grading system used in
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
graduate-level courses.
PHGN
Physics
Course Substitution
SYGN
Core Sequence in Systems
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course required as
The Sophomore Year
part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a student must receive the
approval of the Registrar, the heads of departments of the two courses,
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within each degree-
the head of the student’s option department. There will be a periodic
granting program. Continuing requirements for satisfying the core are
review by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
met in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. It is advantageous that
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office (http://
students select one of the undergraduate degree programs early in the
inside.mines.edu/Course-Substitutions).
sophomore year.
Curriculum Changes
Change of Bulletin
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the requirements of
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes, the Colorado
the bulletin in effect at the time of most recent admission. However, it is
School of Mines makes improvements in its curriculum from time to time.
possible to change to any subsequent bulletin in effect while the student
To confirm that they are progressing according to the requirements of the
is enrolled in a regular semester.
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors on a regular
basis, reference the online degree evaluation, and carefully consult any
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s Office is
Bulletin Addenda that may be published.
presented for approval to the head of the student’s option department.
Upon receipt of approval, the form must be returned to the Registrar’s
Part-Time Degree Students
Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Bulletin-Change).
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for which he or she
Students’ Use of English
has the prerequisites or the permission of the department. Part-time
degree students will be subject to all rules and regulations of Colorado
All Mines students are expected to show professional facility in the use of
School of Mines, but they may not:
the English language.
1. Live in student housing;
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively, in most of the
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored scholarships
humanities and social sciences courses and EPICS as well as in option
or grants;
courses in junior and senior years. Students are required to write reports,
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees are paid;
make oral presentations, and generally demonstrate their facility in the
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees unless such
English language while enrolled in their courses.
fees are paid.
The LAIS Writing Center (http://inside.mines.edu/LAIS-Writing-Center-) is
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who subsequently
available to assist students with their writing. For additional information,
changes to full-time status will be accepted as meeting degree
contact the LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
requirements.
Summer Sessions
Seniors in Graduate Courses
The summer term is divided into two independent units. Summer
With the consent of the student’s department/division and the Dean of
Session I is a 6-week period beginning on Monday following Spring
Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll in 500-level courses
Commencement. Summer Session II is a 6-week session which
without being a registered graduate student. At least a 2.5 GPA is
immediately follows Summer Session I.

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Dead Day
• Make-up exams for students who miss a scheduled exam in the
prior week due to emergency, illness, athletic event, or other CSM
No required class meetings, examinations or activities may take place
sanctioned activity (provided this absence has been approved by the
on the Friday immediately preceding final exams for the fall and spring
Associate Dean of Students)
terms. At their own discretion, faculty members may hold additional office
hours or give a review session on Dead Day provided these activities
(Note: These policies apply only to undergraduate courses. Students
are strictly optional. This day has been created as a break from regularly
enrolled in graduate courses, are bound by policies outlined in the
scheduled and/or required academic activities to allow students to
Graduate Bulletin.)
prepare for their final examinations as they see fit.
Full-time Enrollment
Final Examinations Policy
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Benefits, athletics,
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With the exception of
loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12.0 credit hours per semester for the
courses requiring a common time, all finals will be scheduled on the basis
fall and spring semesters. Full-time enrollment for Summer Session I and
of the day and the hour the course is offered.
Summer Session II combined is 12.0 credit hours.
In general, all final examinations will be given only during the stated
Good Standing, Honor Roll &
final examination period and are to appear on the Registrar’s schedule.
Faculty policy adopted in January 1976 provides that no exams (final
Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
or otherwise) may be scheduled during the week preceding final
Probation & Suspension
examinations week, with the possible exception of laboratory exams.
The scheduling by an individual faculty member of a final exam during
the week preceding final examinations week is to be avoided because it
2015/2016
tends to hinder the students’ timely completion of other course work and
Good Standing
interfere with the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
not override this policy, even if the students in the class vote to do so.
A student is in Good Standing at CSM when he or she is enrolled
in class(es) and is not on either academic or disciplinary probation,
Academic activities that are explicitly disallowed by this policy include:
suspension, or dismissal.
• Scheduling an in-class examination (final or otherwise, with the possible
Honor Roll & Dean's List
exception of laboratory exams) for any course during the week preceding
final exams
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must complete at
least 14.0 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade point for the semester,
• Scheduling an early make-up final examination - unless the student
have no grade below C, and no incomplete grade. Those students
needs to miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business
satisfying the above criteria with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or
(athletics, school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and
above are placed on the Dean’s List.
approved by the instructor.
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt of these
• Assigning a take-home final examination for any course that is due
honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the student’s transcript.
during the week preceding final exams – unless the student needs to
miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business (athletics,
Graduation Awards
school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and approved
by the instructor.
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum Laude,
Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon graduation. These
Academic activities that are allowable during the week preceding final
designations are based on the following overall grade-point averages:
exams include:
Grade-point average
Designation
• The introduction of new materials
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
• Laboratory finals
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
• Required homework
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude
• Required in-class assignments such as quizzes or worksheets (NO
EXAMS)
Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the student's
• Quizzes are shorter exercises which take place on a fairly regular
cumulative academic record at the end of the preceding semester. For
basis (e.g. 15-30 minutes in duration, 6-10 times a semester).
example, the overall grade-point average earned at the end of the fall
• Exams are major exercises which take place only a few times a
term determines the honor listed in the May commencement program.
semester (e.g. 50-120 minutes in duration, 2-4 times a semester).
Final honors designations are determined once final grades have
• Major course assignments such as Final Presentations or Term
been awarded for the term of graduation. The final honors designation
Projects provided the assignment was assigned at least 4
appears on the official transcript and is inscribed on the metal diploma.
weeks in advance or was clearly indicated in the course syllabus
Official transcripts are available approximately one to two weeks after
(Presentations must not be scheduled in conflict with regularly
the term grades have been finalized. Metal diplomas are sent to the
scheduled courses in departments outside of the one scheduling the
student approximately two months after final grades are posted. Mailing
presentation.)
arrangements are made during Graduation Salute.
• Take home finals (provided they are not due prior to finals week)

30 Good Standing, Honor Roll & Dean's List, Graduation Awards, Probation & Suspension
Undergraduate students are provided one metal diploma at no cost.
enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission of
Additional metal diplomas and parchment diplomas can be ordered online
the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee meetings are
at the Registrar's Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Diplomas) webpage for
held prior to the beginning of each regular semester and at the end of the
an additional charge. Graduating students should order these items
spring term.
before the end of the graduation term in order to ensure delivery
approximately two months after final grades are awarded.
A student who intends to appear in person before the Readmissions
Committee must contact the Associate Dean of Students at least one
Academic Probation & Suspension
week prior to the desired appointment. Between regular meetings of the
Committee, in cases where extensive travel would be required to appear
Probation
in person, a student may petition in writing to the Committee, through the
Associate Dean of Students.
A student whose cumulative grade-point average falls below the minimum
requirements specified (see table below) will be placed on probation for
Appearing before the Readmissions Committee by letter rather than in
the following semester. A student on probation is subject to the following
person will be permitted only in cases of extreme hardship. Such cases
restrictions:
will include travel from a great distance, e.g. overseas, or travel from a
distance which requires leaving a permanent job.
1. The student may not register for more than 15.0 credit hours;
2. The student may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate
The Readmissions Committee meets on six separate occasions
athletics;
throughout the year. Students applying for readmission must appear
3. The student may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
at those times except under conditions beyond the control of the
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
student. Such conditions include a committee appointment load, delay in
probation while holding a position involving significant responsibility
producing notice of suspension, or weather conditions closing highways
and commitment may be required to resign after consultation with the
and airports.
Associate Dean of Students or the President of Associated Students.
All applications for readmission after a minimum period away from
A student will be removed from probation when the cumulative grade-
school, and all appeals of suspension or dismissal, must include a written
point average is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table
statement of the case to be made for readmission.
below.
Suspension
A student who, after being suspended and readmitted twice, again
fails to meet the academic standards shall be automatically dismissed.
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last semester grade
The Readmissions Committee will hear a single appeal of automatic
period requirements and the cumulative grade-point average given in
dismissal. The appeal will only be heard after demonstration of
the table below will be placed on suspension. A student who meets the
substantial and significant changes. A period of time sufficient to
last semester grade period requirement but fails to achieve the required
demonstrate such a change usually elapses prior to the student
cumulative grade-point average will remain on probation.
attempting to schedule this hearing. The decision of the Committee on
that single appeal will be final and no further appeal will be permitted.
total Quality Hours
Required Cumulative Last Semester G.P.
G.P. Average
Average
Readmission by the Committee does not guarantee that there is space
0 - 18.5
1.7
--
available to enroll. A student must process the necessary papers with the
Admissions Office prior to seeing the Committee.
19 - 36.5
1.8
2.0
37 - 54.5
1.8
2.0
Notification
55 - 72.5
1.9
2.1
Notice of probation, suspension, or dismissal will be mailed to each
73 - 90.5
1.9
2.1
student who fails to meet catalog requirements.
91 - 110.5
2.0
2.2
111 - 130.5
2.0
2.2
Repeated Failure
131 - end of program
2.0
2.3
A student who twice fails a required course at Colorado School of Mines
and is not subject to academic suspension will automatically be placed
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-point average
on "special hold" status with the Registrar, regardless of the student's
of 1.5 during the first grade period will be placed on suspension.
cumulative or semester GPA. The student must meet with the subject
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is imposed.
advisor and receive written permission to remove the hold before being
Readmission after suspension requires written approval from the
allowed to register.
Readmissions Committee. While a one semester suspension period is
In the case of three or more Fs in the same course, the student must
normally the case, exceptions may be granted, particularly in the case of
meet with the faculty Readmissions Committee and receive permission to
first-semester freshmen and new transfer students.
remove the hold before being allowed to register.
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular academic
Transfer credit from another school will not be accepted for a twice-failed
semester without the written approval of the Readmissions Committee.
course.
However, a student on suspension may enroll in a summer session (field
camp, academic session, or both) with the permission of the Associate
Dean of Students. Students on suspension who have been given
permission to enroll in a summer session by the Associate Dean may not

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Grading System, Grade-Point
week if it has not been updated by the instructor prior to this date. This
conversion only occurs during the Spring and Fall terms (not summer). In
Average (GPA), and Grade
the event that an INC grade remains upon completion of degree, the INC
Appeals
will be converted to an F and included in the final GPA.
NC Grade (Not for Credit or Audit)
2015/2016
A student may, for special reasons and with the instructor's permission,
register in a course on the basis of NC (Not for Credit). To have the grade
Undergraduate grading system
NC appear on his/her transcript, the student must enroll at registration
time as a NC student in the course and comply with all conditions
Grades
stipulated by the course instructor, except that if a student registered
as NC fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of this registration in the
When a student registers in a course, one of the following grades will
course will be made. The Registration Action Form is used to request that
appear on his/her academic record. If a student registered as NC (audit)
a course be recorded as an audit. The form is available in the Registrar's
fails to satisfy all conditions, no record of his registration in the course will
Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Auditing-a-Course).
be made. The assignment of the grade symbol is based on the level of
performance, and represents the extent of the student's demonstrated
Transfer Credit
mastery of the material listed in the course outline and achievement of
Transfer credit earned at another institution will have a T grade assigned
the stated course objectives.
but no grade points will be recorded on the student's permanent record.
Symbol
Interpretation
Calculation of the grade-point average will be made only from the courses
completed at Colorado School of Mines.
A
Excellent
A-
GPA Hours and Quality Points
B+
For graduation a student must successfully complete a certain number
B
Good
of required semester hours and must maintain grades at a satisfactory
B-
level. The system for expressing the quality of a student's work is based
C+
on quality points and GPA hours. The numerical value associated with
C
Satisfactory
the specific grades are:
C-
Grade
Numerical Value
D+
A
4.000
D
A-
3.700
D-
Poor (lowest passing)
B+
3.300
F
Failed
B
3.000
S
Satisfactory, C or better, used at mid-term
B-
2.700
U
Unsatisfactory, below C, used at mid-term
C+
2.300
PRG
Satisfactory Progress
C
2.000
PRU
Unsatisfactory Progress
C-
1.700
In addition to these performance symbols, the following is a list of
D+
1.300
registration symbols that may appear on a CSM transcript:
D
1.000
D-
0.700
Symbol
Interpretation
F
0.000
WI
Involuntary Withdrawal
W
Withdrew, no penalty
The number of quality points earned in any course is the number of
T
Transfer Credit
semester hours assigned to that course multiplied by the numerical
value of the grade received. To compute an overall or major grade-
INC
Incomplete
point average, the number of cumulative GPA hours is divided into the
NC
Not for Credit (Audit)
cumulative quality points received. Grades of W, WI, INC, PRG, PRU, or
Z
Grade not yet submitted
NC are not counted in quality hours.
Incomplete Grade
Midterm Grading
If a student, because of illness or other reasonable excuse, fails to
Midterm grading is conducted using Satisfactory (S) and Unsatisfactory
complete a course, a grade of INC (incomplete) is given. The grade INC
(U) grades. Certain foundational courses are required to be graded
indicates deficiency in quantity of work and is temporary.
between the 6th and 8th weeks of the term to provide students an early
warning with time to recover. If the midterm grade is blank in these
A GRADE OF INC MUST BE REMOVED NOT LATER THAN THE
specific courses, the grade for the student is Satisfactory (S) by default,
END OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF THE FIRST MAJOR TERM OF
ATTENDANCE FOLLOWING THAT IN WHICH IT WAS RECEIVED. A
grade of INC will be converted to an F grade by the Registrar in the fifth

32 Grading System, Grade-Point Average (GPA), and Grade Appeals
or C- or better. Faculty will enter Unsatisfactory (U) grades for those
Option (Major) Grade-Point Average
students currently earning grades of D+ or lower.
The grade-point average calculated for the option (major) is calculated in
Courses include: All Core Curriculum and Distributed Science
the same manner as the overall grade-point average. Starting Fall 2011
Elective courses with the exception of H&SS Mid-Level Cluster and
the repeat policy is no longer in effect and all attempts at major courses
400-Level. Additionally, the following courses will also be included:
completed in the major department or division are included. However,
CEEN241 (Statics), CEEN311 (Mechanics of Materials), MEGN361
the major grade point average includes only the most recent attempt of a
(Thermodynamics 1), CSCI261 (Programming Concepts), CHGN209
repeated course if the most recent attempt of that course occurs from Fall
(Chemical Thermodynamics), and CBEN210 (Intro to Thermodynamics)
2007 through Summer 2011.
as they are key pre-requisite courses for many students.
The major grade point average includes every course completed in
Semester Hours
the major department or division at Colorado School of Mines. In some
cases, additional courses outside of the major department are also
The number of times a class meets during a week (for lecture, recitation,
included in the major GPA calculation. The minimum major grade-point
or laboratory) determines the number of semester hours assigned to
average required to earn a Mines undergraduate degree is a 2.000. For
that course. Class sessions are normally 50 minutes long and represent
specifics concerning your major GPA, reference your online degree audit
one hour of credit for each hour meeting. A minimum of three hours of
(http://inside.mines.edu/Degree-Audit-Information) or contact your major
laboratory work per week are equivalent to 1-semester hour of credit.
department.
For the average student, each hour of lecture and recitation requires at
least two hours of preparation. No full-time undergraduate student may
Grade Appeal Process
enroll for more than 19 credit hours in one semester. Physical education,
CSM faculty have the responsibility, and sole authority for, assigning
advanced ROTC and Honors Program in Public Affairs courses are
grades. As instructors, this responsibility includes clearly stating the
excepted. However, upon written recommendation of the faculty advisor,
instructional objectives of a course, defining how grades will be assigned
the better students may be given permission by the Registrar on behalf of
in a way that is consistent with these objectives, and then assigning
Academic Affairs to take additional hours.
grades. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the grading criteria
Grade-Point Averages
and then maintain the standards of academic performance established
for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Grade-Point Averages shall be specified, recorded, reported, and used to
three figures following the decimal point for any and all purposes to which
If a student believes he or she has been unfairly graded, the student
said averages may apply.
may appeal this decision first to the instructor of the course, and if the
appeal is denied, to the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate.
Overall Grade-Point Average
The Faculty Affairs Committee is the faculty body authorized to review
and modify course grades, in appropriate circumstances. Any decision
Beginning Fall 2011, all attempts at every CSM course will count in the
made by the Faculty Affairs Committee is final. In evaluating a grade
overall grade point average. No repeat exclusions apply.
appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will place the burden of proof on
The overall grade-point average includes all attempts at courses taken at
the student. For a grade to be revised by the Faculty Affairs Committee,
Colorado School of Mines with the exception of courses which fall under
the student must demonstrate that the grading decision was unfair by
the repeat policy in effect from Fall 2007 through Summer 2011.
documenting that one or more of the following conditions applied:
If a course completed during the Fall 2007 term through Summer 2011
1. The grading decision was based on something other than course
was a repeat of a course completed in any previous term and the course
performance, unless the grade was a result of penalty for academic
was not repeatable for credit, the grade and credit hours earned for the
dishonesty.
most recent occurrence of the course will count toward the student's
2. The grading decision was based on standards that were
grade-point average and the student's degree requirements. The most
unreasonably different from those applied to other students in the
recent course occurrence must be an exact match to the previous course
same section of that course.
completed (subject and number). The most recent grade is applied to the
3. The grading decision was based on standards that differed
overall grade-point average even if the previous grade is higher.
substantially and unreasonably from those previously articulated by
the instructor.
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
are not counted in any grade-point average, and cannot be used under
To appeal a grade, the student should proceed as follows:
this repeat policy. Only courses originally completed and subsequently
repeated at Colorado School of Mines during Fall 2007 through Summer
1. The student should prepare a written appeal of the grade received in
2011 with the same subject code and number apply to this repeat policy.
the course. This appeal must clearly define the basis for the appeal
and must present all relevant evidence supporting the student’s case.
All occurrences of every course taken at Colorado School of Mines will
2. After preparing the written appeal, the student should deliver this
appear on the official transcript along with the associated grade.
appeal to the course instructor and attempt to resolve the issue
directly with the instructor. Written grade appeals must be delivered
Courses from other institutions transferred to Colorado School of Mines
to the instructor no later than 10 business days after the start of the
are not counted in any grade-point average.
regular (fall or spring) semester immediately following the semester
in which the contested grade was received. In the event that the
course instructor is unavailable because of leave, illness, sabbatical,
retirement, or resignation from the university, the course coordinator

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(first) or the Department Head/Division Director (second) shall
the student's official transcript. Please see the Department for specific
represent the instructor.
course requirements. For questions concerning changes in the sequence
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still dissatisfied,
of minor/ASI courses after the declaration form is submitted, contact the
he or she can proceed with the appeal by submitting three copies of
Registrar's Office for assistance.
the written appeal plus three copies of a summary of the instructor/
No more than half of the hours used for the minor or ASI may be
student meetings held in connection with the previous step to the
transferred from other colleges or universities including AP, IB, or other
President of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
high school or non-Mines credit. Some minor/ASI programs, however,
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
have been established in collaboration with other institutions through
the start of the semester immediately following the semester in which
formal articulation agreements and these may allow transfer credit
the contested grade was received. The President of the Faculty
exceeding this limit. For additional information on program-specific
Senate will forward the student’s appeal and supporting documents
transfer credit limits, refer to the programs section (p. 35) of this
to the Faculty Affairs Committee, and the course instructor’s
Bulletin.
Department Head/Division Director.
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to the appeal
As a minimum, CSM requires that any course used to fulfill a minor/ASI
from the instructor. On the basis of its review of the student’s appeal,
requirement be completed with a passing grade. Some programs offering
the instructor’s response, and any other information deemed pertinent
minors/ASIs may, however, impose higher minimum grades for inclusion
to the grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine
of the course in the minor/ASI. In these cases, the program specified
whether the grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
minimum course grades take precedence. For additional information
either:
on program-specific minimum course grade requirements, refer to the
a. the original grading decision is upheld, or
programs section (p. 35) of this Bulletin. As a minimum, to be awarded
b. sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been assigned
a minor/ASI, CSM requires students obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
unfairly.
or higher in all minor/ASI courses completed at CSM. All attempts at
In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will assign the
required minor/ASI courses are used in computing this minor/ASI GPA.
student a new grade for the course. The Committee’s decision is
Some programs offering minors/ASIs may, however, require a higher
final. The Committee’s written decision and supporting documentation
minimum cumulative GPA. In these cases, the program specified GPA
will be delivered to the President of the Faculty Senate, the office
takes precedence. For additional information on program specific GPA
of the EVPAA, the student, the instructor, and the instructor’s
requirements, refer to the programs section (p. 35) of this Bulletin.
Department Head/Division Director no later than 15 business days
Each department or minor-oversight authority (in the case of
following the Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
interdisciplinary minors) defines a list of requirements that constitute a
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be modified upon
minor. The lists of requirements clearly delineate any specific courses
mutual agreement of the student, the course instructor, and the Faculty
needed for the minor, may include a set of courses from which the
Affairs Committee.
rest of the credits must be completed, and will clearly outline any other
specific restrictions and/or requirements for obtaining the minor. Once
Class Rank
recommended by Undergraduate Council and approved by Faculty
Senate, the minor requirements will appear in the appropriate department
Colorado School of Mines does not calculate class rank. The Registrar's
or interdisciplinary sections of this bulletin so that courses may be
Office will provide a letter stating this fact upon request if necessary for
planned in advance in order for a student to receive a given minor/s.
the submission of scholarship applications.
The objective of a minor is to provide a depth of understanding and
Minor Programs / Areas of Special
expertise to an area outside of, or complementary to, a student's degree.
A minor is a thematically-related set of academic activities leading to a
Interest (ASI)
transcript designation in addition to but separate from that granted by the
student's degree.
Established Minor Programs/Areas of Special Interest (ASI) are offered
by undergraduate degree-granting departments and the Military Science
Minors
Department. Additionally CSM offers interdisciplinary minors (p. 167)
and ASIs.
All minors are created and awarded based on the following
minimum requirements and limitations:
A Minor Program/Area of Special Interest declaration (which can be
found in the Registrar's Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Minor-or-ASI-
MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS - 18.0
Declaration)) should be submitted for approval at the time of application
MINIMUM HOURS OUTSIDE OF DEGREE
for graduation. If the minor or ASI is added after the application to
graduate, it must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the first day of
REQUIREMENTS - 9.0
the term in which the student is graduating.
At least 9.0 of the hours required for the minor must not be used for any
part of the degree other than Free Electives.
Once the declaration form is submitted to the Registrar's Office, the
student deciding not to complete the minor/ASI must officially drop the
MINIMUM GPA - 2.0
minor/ASI by notifying the Registrar's Office in writing. Should minor/
ASI requirements not be complete at the time of graduation, the minor/
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
ASI program will not be awarded. Minors/ASIs are not added after the
the minor, must be met in order to receive the minor designation on the
BS degree is posted. Completion of the minor/ASI will be recorded on

34 Undergraduate Degree Requirements
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the minor grade point
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering Physics)
average.
• Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering)
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
• Bachelor of Science (Geological Engineering)
• Bachelor of Science (Geophysical Engineering)
300-level or above.
• Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)
CONTENT
• Bachelor of Science (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering)
There must be sufficient distinction between a degree and a minor
• Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering)
obtained by the same student. In general, students may earn minors
• Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Engineering)
offered by the same department as their degree program, but the minor
may not have the same name as the degree. For example, an Electrical
Degree Retirement Notification and
Engineering degree-seeking student may earn a minor in Computer
Requirement Definition
Science. However, degree granting programs, with recommendation by
Undergraduate Council and approval by Faculty Senate, may 1) specify
Admission into the following degree program is suspended after the Fall
minors that are excluded for their students due to insufficient distinction,
2012 semester:
and/or 2) add restrictions or additional requirements to the minimal
• Bachelor of Science (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
requirements for their students to obtain a specific minor. Any approved
exclusions and/or additional restrictions will appear in this Bulletin under
Both continuing students and students admitted into this degree program
both the associated degree and minor sections.
Fall, 2012 are encouraged to change programs to the newly approved
programs replacing this older program (either Applied Mathematics and
Areas of Special Interest (ASIs)
Statistics or Computer Science). Program requirements for students
admitted Fall, 2012 wishing to remain in the older program are as defined
All ASIs are created and awarded based on the following minimum
in the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin.
requirements and limitations:
Admission into the following degree program is suspended after the Fall
MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS - 12.0
2013 semester:
MINIMUM HOURS OUTSIDE OF DEGREE
• Bachelor of Science (Engineering) with specialty/specialties
REQUIREMENTS - 9.0
Both continuing students and students admitted into this degree program
Fall, 2013 are encouraged to change programs to the newly approved
At least 9.0 of the hours required for the ASI must not be used for any
programs replacing this older program (Civil Engineering, Electrical
part of the degree other than Free Electives.
Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering).
MIMIMUM GPA - 2.0
Program requirements for students admitted Fall, 2013 wishing to remain
in the older program are as defined in the 2013-2014 Undergraduate
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
Bulletin.
the ASI, must be met in order to receive the ASI designation on the
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the ASI grade point
Graduation Requirements
average.
To qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado School of
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
Mines, all candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
300-level or above.
1. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for all academic
Undergraduate Degree
work completed in residence.
2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 for courses in
Requirements
the candidate’s major.
3. A minimum of 30 hours credit in 300 and 400 series technical courses
2015/2016
in residence, at least 15 of which are to be taken in the senior year.
4. A minimum of 19 hours in humanities and social sciences courses.
Bachelor of Science Degree
5. The recommendation of their degree-granting department/ division to
Upon completion of the requirements and upon being recommended for
the faculty.
graduation by the faculty, and approved by the Board of Trustees, the
6. The certification by the Registrar that all required academic work is
undergraduate receives one of the following degrees:
satisfactorily completed.
7. The recommendation of the faculty and approval of the Board of
• Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Trustees.
• Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)
• Bachelor of Science (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering)
Seniors must submit an Application to Graduate (http://inside.mines.edu/
• Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Application-to-Graduate) upon completion of 90 hours (upon obtaining
Senior class standing). Applications are completed online through the
• Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
student's Trailhead account.
• Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
• Bachelor of Science (Economics)
Completed Minor and ASI forms are normally due to the Registrar's
• Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)
Office at the same as the application to graduate. If the Minor or ASI is

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added later, it is due no later than Census Day of the term in which the
Degree Posting and Grade Changes
students is graduating.
Once the degree is posted, grade changes will be accepted for six weeks
The Registrar’s Office provides the service of doing preliminary degree
only. After six weeks has passed, no grade changes will be allowed for
audits. Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of students to monitor
any courses on the official transcript.
the progress of their degrees. It is also the student’s responsibility to
contact the Registrar’s Office when there appears to be a discrepancy
Commencement Participation
between the degree audit and the student’s records.
To participate in May Commencement, no more than 6 semester credit
All graduating students must officially check out of the School. Checkout
hours can remain outstanding after the spring term. The student must
cards, available at Graduation Salute and in the Dean of Student’s Office,
show proof of summer registration for these 6 or fewer credits in order to
must be completed and returned one week prior to the expected date of
be placed on the list for August completion. To participate in December
completion of degree requirements.
convocation, the undergraduate student must be registered for all
courses that lead to completion of the degree at the end of the same fall
No students, graduate or undergraduate, will receive diplomas until they
term.
have complied with all the rules and regulations of Colorado School of
Mines and settled all accounts with the School. Transcript of grades and
Courses Older Than 10 Years
other records will not be provided for any student or graduate who has an
unsettled obligation of any kind to the School.
For returning students who wish to use courses completed more than 10
years prior, contact the Registrar’s Office. These courses will not apply
Multiple Degrees
to current degrees without special approval from the degree-granting
department or division, and the department in which the course is taught.
A student wishing to complete two Bachelor of Science degrees must
complete the first degree plus a minimum of thirty hours specific to
Late Fee for Application to Graduate after
the second degree program. The thirty (or more) hours required for
Stated Deadlines - $250 Beginning Fall
the second degree may not include free electives and may not be
double counted with any credit used to complete the first degree. The
2014
degree plan for the second degree must be approved by the advisor,
Undergraduates:
the department head, and the Registrar’s Office representing Academic
Affairs.
The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement is
the first day of class of the term in which the student intends to graduate/
When two degrees are completed concurrently, the first degree is the
participate.
one with fewer total hours required for graduation. In the case of a
returning student, the first degree is the original completed degree.
Any request to be added to the graduation list and/or commencement
The two degrees may be in different colleges. The degree plan may
ceremony after the first day of class (and before November 10th for
include courses from multiple departments. Different catalogs may be
fall or April 10th for spring and summer) may be made in writing and
used, one for each degree program. The student receives two separate
will be considered by the Registrar’s Office. If the request is denied,
diplomas. The transcript lists both degrees.
the student will be required to apply for the next available graduation/
ceremony. If the request is approved and all other conditions are met
A student may not earn two degrees in the same content area because
(i.e. degree requirements can be met, required forms are turned in, and
the course requirements, content, and titles do not significantly differ.
outstanding hours limitations are not exceeded), a mandatory $250 fee
The following combinations are not allowable:
will be applied to the student’s account. This fee cannot be waived and
cannot be refunded if the student does not meet the graduation check-out
BS in Engineering, Mechanical Specialty & BS in Mechanical Engineering
deadlines.
BS in Engineering, Electrical Specialty & BS in Electrical Engineering
For late requests that are approved, tickets to the commencement
ceremony for family and friends of the graduate are not guaranteed, as
BS in Engineering, Environmental Specialty & BS in Environmental
they may have already been distributed or assigned. Additionally, the
Engineering
student’s name may not appear in the commencement program due to
publishing deadlines.
BS in Engineering, Civil Specialty & BS in Civil Engineering
No undergraduate student will be added to a graduation or
BS in Mathematics & Computer Science & BS in Applied Math and
commencement when the request is made after November 10th for the
Statistics
fall commencement (which includes December graduation), or April 10th
BS in Mathematics & Computer Science & BS in Computer Science
for the spring and summer commencement ceremony (which includes
May and August graduations).
BS in Chemical Engineering & BS in Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering
Programs and Departments
Please select a department or program from the list on the right.

36 College of Engineering & Computational Sciences
College of Engineering &
EGGN250. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 1.5
Semester Hr.
Computational Sciences
(I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating instrumentation, circuits
and power with computer data acquisitions and sensors. Sensor data is
For department bulletin pages, please select from the list of links on the
used to transition between science and engineering science. Engineering
left to locate more information.
Science issues like stress, strains, thermal conductivity, pressure and
flow are investigated using fundamentals of equilibrium, continuity, and
CECS comprises four of the academic units and one program at CSM:
conservation. Prerequisites: PHGN200. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
1. Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
EGGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
3. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
for credit under different titles.
4. Department of Mechanical Engineering
EGGN301. HUMAN-CENTERED PROBLEM DEFINITION. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
5. EPICS Program
(I, II) This class will equip students with the knowledge, skills and
attitudes needed to identify, define, and begin solving real problems
Through these departments CECS is proud to offer rigorous and highly-
for real people, within the socio-technical ambiguity that surrounds
regarded educational programs as well as cutting-edge research that
all engineering problems. The course will focus on problems faced in
matters. As Dean of the school, my vision is that CECS will
everyday life, by people from different backgrounds and in different
circumstances, so that students will be able to rise to the occasion
... house educational, research, and outreach programs of distinction
presented by future workplace challenges. By the end of this course,
known for their high quality, innovation, and impact on improving
students will be able to recognize design problems around them,
the lives of people … through a focus on engineering design and
determine whether they are worth solving, and employ a suite of tools to
research challenges related to earth, energy, and the natural and built
create multiple solutions. The follow up course --"Design for People" --
environments … with departments and programs that are destinations
will enable students to take the best solutions to the prototype phase. 3.0
of choice for undergraduate and graduate students, employers, and
hours lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
funding agencies from around the world ...
EGGN350. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY II.
Today over 2100 students and more than 100 faculty members are
1.5 Semester Hr.
working toward this vision. If you are looking for a challenge though
(I, II) (WI) Laboratory experiments integrating electrical circuits, fluid
a world class education, if you want the skills you need to make a
mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineering fundamentals using
difference in the world, if you are interested in pursuing original research,
computer data acquisition and transducers. Fluid mechanics issues
or if you want to be part of the rich traditions of an institution that has
like compressible and incompressible fluid flow (mass and volumetric),
been committed to serving the people of Colorado, the nation, and the
pressure losses, pump characteristics, pipe networks, turbulent and
global community since the 1870’s, I invite you to join us in the College
laminar flow, cavitation, drag, and others are covered. Experimental
of Engineering and Computational Sciences at the Colorado School of
stress analysis issues like compression and tensile testing, strain gage
Mines.
installation, Young?s Modulus, stress vs. strain diagrams, and others are
covered. Experimental stress analysis and fluid mechanics are integrated
Sincerely, Kevin L. Moore, Dean
in experiments which merge fluid power of the testing machine with
applied stress and displacement of material specimen. Prerequisites:
Courses
EGGN250. Co-requisites: MEGN351 or CEEN310 and CEEN311 or
EGGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
MEGN312. 4.5 hours lab; 1.5 semester hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
EGGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
for credit under different titles.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
EGGN205. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS AND ENGINEERING
for credit under different titles.
ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EGGN401. PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II) This course provides an introduction to techniques of scientific
(I, II) Work with innovative organizations dedicated to community
computation that are utilized for engineering analysis, with the software
development to solve major engineering challenges. This course is
package MATLAB as the primary computational platform. The course
open to juniors and seniors interested in engaging a challenging design
focuses on methods data analysis and programming, along with
problem and learning more about Human Centered Design (HCD).
numerical solutions to algebraic and differential equations. Engineering
The course will be a mixture of lecture and lab aiming at developing
applications are used as examples throughout the course. Prerequisite:
engineering solutions to real problems affecting real people in areas
MATH112 or MATH113 or MATH122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
central to their lives. Repeatable for elective credit with a Maximum of 6
Total Hours. 1.0 hour lecture; 4.0 hours lab; 3.0 semester hours.

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EGGN408. INTRODUCTION TO SPACE EXPLORATION. 1.0 Semester
EGGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Hr.
(I) Overview of extraterrestrial applications of science and engineering
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
by covering all facets of human and robotic space exploration, including
its history, current status, and future opportunities in the aerospace and
2015-16
planetary science fields. Subtopics include: the space environment,
space transportation systems, destinations (Low-Earth orbit, Moon,
Mars, asteroids, other planets), current research, missions, and
Program Description
projects, the international and commercial perspectives, and discussion
of potential career opportunities. This seminarstyle class is taught
The Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department (AMS) offers an
by CSM faculty, engineers and scientists from space agencies and
undergraduate degree in which students are exposed to a breadth of
research organizations, aerospace industry experts, and visionaries
coursework in computational mathematics, applied mathematics, and
and entrepreneurs of the private space commerce sector. Prerequisites:
statistics. In the senior year, students may choose an area of emphasis
None; 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
in either Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM) or Statistics
(STAT). Both of these options emphasize technical competence, problem
EGGN450. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY III.
solving, teamwork, projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal,
1.0 Semester Hr.
written, and graphical skills.
(I, II) Laboratory experiments integrating electrical circuits, fluid
mechanics, stress analysis, and other engineering fundamentals
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development of practical
using computer data acquisition and transducers. Students will design
applications and techniques to enhance the overall attractiveness of
experiments to gather data for solving engineering problems. Examples
applied mathematics and statistics majors to a wide range of employers
are recommending design improvements to a refrigerator, diagnosing
in industry and government. More specifically, AMS utilizes a summer
and predicting failures in refrigerators, computer control of a hydraulic
field session program to introduce concepts and techniques in advanced
fluid power circuit in a fatigue test, analysis of structural failures in an
mathematics and the senior capstone experiences in Computational and
off-road vehicle and redesign, diagnosis and prediction of failures in
Applied Mathematics and Statistics to engage high-level undergraduate
a motor/generator system. Prerequisites: EGGN350 or EENG382,
students in problems of practical applicability for potential employers.
MEGN351, MEGN312 or CEEN311; Co-requisites: EENG307. 3 hours
These courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or research
lab; 1 semester hour.
environment. The close collaboration with potential employers and
EGGN491. SENIOR DESIGN I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
professors improves communication between our students and the
(I, II) (WI) This course is the first of a two-semester capstone course
private sector as well as with sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
sequence giving the student experience in the engineering design
Applied Mathematics and Statistics majors can use free elective courses
process. Realistic open-ended design problems are addressed for real
to gain knowledge in another discipline and incorporate either an Area of
world clients at the conceptual, engineering analysis, and the synthesis
Special Interest (ASI) or a minor in one of the following:
stages and include economic and ethical considerations necessary to
arrive at a final design. Students are assigned to interdisciplinary teams
• Computational and Applied Mathematics
and exposed to processes in the areas of design methodology, project
• Statistics
management, communications, and work place issues. Strong emphasis
• Mathematical Sciences
is placed on this being a process course versus a project course. This is
a writing-across-the-curriculum course where students' written and oral
This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies students for a wide
communication skills are strengthened. The design projects are chosen
variety of careers.
to develop student creativity, use of design methodology and application
of prior course work paralleled by individual study and research.
In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs,
Prerequisite: CEEN330 or CEEN331 or EENG334 or MEGN201. For
the Department provides the teaching skills and technical expertise to
BSE Mechanical Specialty and BSME students completion of MEGN481.
develop capabilities in computational mathematics, applied mathematics,
For BSE Civil Specialty and BSCE students, concurrent enrollment or
and statistics for all Colorado School of Mines (CSM) students.
completion of any one of CEEN443, CEEN445, CEEN440, or CEEN415.
2 hour lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Program Educational Objectives
EGGN492. SENIOR DESIGN II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) (WI) This course is the second of a two-semester sequence to
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
give the student experience in the engineering design process. Design
and Statistics)
integrity and performance are to be demonstrated by building a prototype
or model, or producing a complete drawing and specification package,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
and performing pre-planned experimental tests, wherever feasible,
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the Accreditation Board
to verify design compliance with client requirements. Prerequisite:
for Engineering and Technology's (ABET) accreditation criteria, the
EGGN491. 1 hour lecture; 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Program at CSM has established the
following program educational objectives:
EGGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
EGGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within mathematics and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
statistics by:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
science and engineering; and,
for credit under different titles.

38 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
mathematics.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
mathematics by:
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5
SCI
SCIENCE REQUIREMENT1
4.0
4.0
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
• Applying knowledge of mathematics to the solution of problems,
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
• Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics problems, and
16.0
• Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
Sophomore
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
relationship of mathematics to other fields by:
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
• Applying mathematics and statistics to solve problems in other fields,
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
• Working in cooperative multidisciplinary teams, and
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
disciplines.
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate mathematics
OPTICS
effectively by:
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
15.0
• Giving oral presentations,
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
• Completing written explanations,
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams, and
FOR ENGINEERS
• Understanding and interpreting written material in mathematics.
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
Curriculum
CSCIxxx
COMPUTER ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to problems
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
students are likely to see in other fields. This supports the curricula in
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
other programs where mathematics is important, and assists students
who are under prepared in mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics
15.5
curriculum include: applied problems in the mathematics courses and
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and engineering courses.
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED
4.0
4.0
MATHEMATICS
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics continues through the
upper division courses. Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a
4.0
spiraling mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen the
Junior
students’ understanding.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
The applications, teamwork, assessment and communications emphasis
directly address ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
curriculum offers the following two areas of emphases:
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
PROBABILITY
Degree Requirements (Applied Mathematics
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
and Statistics)
COMPUTING
Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
EMPHASIS
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
18.0
Freshman
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
AND ENGINEERS I
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
SCIENCE
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
1.0
1.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
16.0
16.0

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Senior
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
STATISTICS
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
COMPUTING (CAM required)
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
15.0
EQUATIONS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
15.0
FOR ENGINEERS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSCIXXX
COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
15.5
(CAPSTONE)
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED
4.0
4.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATHEMATICS
15.0
4.0
Total Semester Hrs: 130.5
Junior
1
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Students may choose from the following courses to fulfill the Science
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
Requirement: GEGN101, BIOL110, CHGN122.
2
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
intensive course.
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
3
PROBABILITY
CAM area of emphasis electives include: Functional Analysis,
Complex Analysis II, Numerical PDEs, Integral Equations, Modeling
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
with Symbolic Software, and other appropriate courses with
COMPUTING
departmental approval.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Statistics (STATS) EMPHASIS
18.0
Freshman
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
AND ENGINEERS I
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
SCIENCE
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
1.0
1.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
16.0
16.0
Senior
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
STATISTICS
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
SCI
SCIENCE REQUIREMENT1
4.0
4.0
EQUATIONS
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
16.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS FREE ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
15.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III

40 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE3
3.0
3.0
CAM Courses
MATH482
STATISTICS PRACTICUM (STAT
3.0
3.0
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
Capstone)
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
15.0
MATH406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 130.5
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR
3.0
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
1
Students may choose from the following courses to fulfill the Science
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
Requirement: GEGN101, BIOL110, CHGN122.
2
MATH441
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
3.0
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
intensive course.
3
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
STAT area of emphasis electives include: Advanced Statistical
Modeling, Multivariate Analysis, Stochastic Modeling, Survival
MATH457
INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Analysis, and other appropriate courses with departmental approval.
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
MODELING (CAPSTONE)
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (http://
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in CAM)
3.0
bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi).
MATH5XX
GRADUATE CAM ELECTIVE
3.0
An important policy for all CSM Minor/ASI programs is that 9.0 credit
hours must occur outside of a student’s degree program. The Department
Minor/ASI Statistics
of Applied Mathematics and Statistics also requires that one course must
be at the 400-level. The following options are available:
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the student
should take the following:
1. Minor/ASI in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
2. Minor/ASI in Statistics (STAT)
ENGINEERS
3. Minor in Mathematical Sciences, which can include a combination of
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
CAM and STAT coursework
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
For each of these options, there is a list of required courses and a list of
STATISTICS
elective courses which a student can choose from to complete his/her
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
Minor/ASI requirements.
For a Minor in Statistics, the student should take the following:
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
ENGINEERS
Minor/ASI Computational and Applied
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
Mathematics (CAM)
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational and
STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
following:
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
6 credit hours of Statistics courses (2 courses) from the Statistics
Courses List below.
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
MATH436
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
MATH439
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3 credit hours of CAM courses (1 course) from the CAM Courses List
below.
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in STATISTICS)
3.0
MATH5XX
GRADUATE STATISTICS ELECTIVE
3.0
For a Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM),
the student should take the following:
Mathematical Sciences (could include a mixture of CAM and
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
STATISTICS courses).
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sciences,
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
the student should take the following:
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
9 credit hours of CAM courses (3 courses) from the CAM Courses List
9 credit hours of Mathematics courses (3 courses) from either the CAM or
below.
STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-level.

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For a Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student should take
Austin R. Brown
the following:
John A. DeSanto
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
Graeme Fairweather
15 credit hours of Mathematics courses (5 courses) from either the CAM
Raymond R. Gutzman
or STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-
Frank G. Hagin
level.
Department Head
Donald C.B. Marsh
Willy Hereman, Professor
Steven Pruess
Professors
Emeriti Associate Professors
Bernard Bialecki
Barbara B. Bath
Mahadevan Ganesh
Ruth Maurer
Paul A. Martin
Robert G. Underwood
Barbara M. Moskal
Courses
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS. 2.0 Semester
William C. Navidi
Hrs.
Associate Professor
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essential to the
background of an undergraduate student at CSM. This course serves as
Luis Tenorio
a preparatory course for the Calculus curriculum and includes material
from Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics
Assistant Professors
include basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
Paul Constantine
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single variable,
continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply toward undergraduate
Cecilia Diniz Behn
degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
Amanda Hering
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I. 4.0
Semester Hrs.
Stephen Pankavich
Equivalent with MACS111,
(I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence, including elements of
Aaron Porter
plane geometry. Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their
Teaching Professors
application. Definite and indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
G. Gustave Greivel
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II. 4.0
Scott Strong
Semester Hrs.
Teaching Associate Professors
Equivalent with MACS112,MATH122,
(I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of integration, infinite
Terry Bridgman
series, and an introduction to multivariate functions and surfaces.
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4
Debra Carney
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
Holly Eklund
transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II -
Mike Mikucki
SHORT FORM. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Mike Nicholas
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
students to CSM who have either a score of 5 on the BC AP Calculus
Jennifer Strong
exam or who have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another
institution (determined by a departmental review of course materials).
Rebecca Swanson
Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves and surfaces
in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, and
Emeriti Professors
applications of these topics. Prerequisites: none. 1 hour lecture; 1
William R. Astle
semester hour.
Norman Bleistein
Ardel J. Boes

42 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
HONORS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
HONORS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MATH112,
Equivalent with MACS223,
(I) Same topics as those covered in MATH112 but with additional material
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH213 but with additional
and problems. Prerequisite: none. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
material and problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4
hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
MATH198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
HONORS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(I) Early introduction of vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus.
for credit under different titles.
Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: none. 4 hours
lecture; 4 semester hours.
MATH199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Equivalent with MACS225,MACS315,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(I, II, S) Classical techniques for first and higher order equations and
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
systems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase-plane and stability
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Applications from physics,
mechanics, electrical engineering, and environmental sciences. May not
MATH201. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0
also receive credit for MATH222. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
Semester Hrs.
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 3 hours
Equivalent with MATH323,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I,II,S) This course is an introduction to Probability and Statistics,
including fundamentals of experimental design and data collection, the
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
summary and display of data, elementary probability, propagation of
Equivalent with MACS325,
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval estimation,
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH225 but with additional
hypothesis testing, and linear regression with emphasis on applications
material and problems. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
to science and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112, MATH122 or
hours.
concurrent enrollment in MATH113. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3
MATH298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III. 4.0
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Equivalent with MACS213,MATH214,
for credit under different titles.
(I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, multiple
MATH299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
integrals, and vector calculus. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 4 hours
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS III - SHORT
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
FORM. 1.0 Semester Hr.
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS. 4.0
Equivalent with MATH213,
Semester Hrs.
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
(S) (WI) This course is an introduction to communication in mathematics
students to CSM who have taken an appropriate Calculus III course
as well computational tools for mathematics. This writing intensive
at another institution (determined by a departmental review of course
course provides a transition from the Calculus sequence to the upper-
materials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals with
division mathematics curriculum at CSM. Topics include logic and
applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem and
recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and writing proofs,
the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: none. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
mathematics software. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224.
hour.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour seminar, 2 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MATH222. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
MATH301. INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MATH401,
(II) An introduction to differential equations with a special emphasis on
(I) This course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the context
problems in the earth related fields. Topics include first and second order
and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
ordinary differential equations, Laplace Transforms, and applications
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a historical
relevant to the earth related fields. Prerequisites: MATH112 or MATH122.
perspective. It covers an introduction to the real numbers, sequences
Student must also be a declared major in Geology and Geological
and series and their convergence, real-valued functions and their
Engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours. **Note: Only one of
continuity and differentiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise
MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward graduation in GE.
and uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory.
Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes majors out
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH332 or
of Geology and Geological Engineering, will be expected to complete
MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this case, MATH222
cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner ? even as a free
elective.

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MATH307. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS342,
Equivalent with CSCI407,MATH407,
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH332 but with additional
(I, II) This course is designed to introduce scientific computing to
material and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation.
scientists and engineers. Students in this course will be taught various
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
numerical methods and programming techniques to solve basic scientific
semester hours.
problems. Emphasis will be made on implementation of various numerical
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Semester
and approximation methods to efficiently simulate several applied
Hrs.
mathematical models. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223, or MATH224
Equivalent with MACS348,
and MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with applications to
MATH323. SEE MATH201. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear algebra, with emphasis on
Equivalent with MATH201,
sets of simultaneous equations. This course cannot be used as a MATH
.
elective by MCS or AMS majors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235
and MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MATH331. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours.
Equivalent with BELS331,BELS433,MACS433,MATH433,
(I) This course will discuss methods for building and solving both
MATH358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
continuous and discrete mathematical models. These methods will be
Equivalent with CSCI358,MACS358,
applied to population dynamics, epidemic spread, pharmacokinetics
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
and modeling of physiologic systems. Modern Control Theory will be
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
introduced and used to model living systems. Some concepts related to
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
self-organizing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
MATH235 and MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
semester hours.
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS332,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I, II) Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
eigenvalues. Linear operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
selected from linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other
for credit under different titles.
fields. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Equivalent with MACS334,MACS434,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(I) An introduction to the theory of probability essential for problems
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of probability,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
combinatorics, conditional probability and independence, discrete and
MATH406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
continuous probability density functions, expectation, jointly distributed
Equivalent with CSCI406,MACS406,
random variables, Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers.
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
number. Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for
semester hours.
optimality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of decisions
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS. 3.0
in problem solution. Searches and traversals: determination of the
Semester Hrs.
vertex in the given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
Equivalent with MACS435,
backtracking, branch-andbound techniques, techniques in lower bound
(II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essential for problems in
theory. Prerequisite: CSCI262 and (MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
science and engineering. Topics include sampling distributions, methods
and MATH358/CSCI358). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of point estimation, methods of interval estimation, significance testing for
MATH408. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL
population means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
(II) This course is designed to introduce computational methods to
hours.
scientists and engineers for developing differential equations based
MATH340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
computer models. Students in this course will be taught various numerical
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
methods and programming techniques to simulate systems of nonlinear
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
ordinary differential equations. Emphasis will be on implementation of
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
various numerical and approximation methods to efficiently simulate
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
several systems of nonlinear differential equations. Prerequisite:
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
MATH307. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.

44 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS. 3.0 Semester
MATH444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
Equivalent with CSCI444,
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of experiments,
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
focusing on the construction of models and evaluation of their fit.
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
Techniques covered will include stepwise and best subsets regression,
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
variable transformations, and residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed
develop high-quality computer graphics software. In particular, the crouse
on the analysis of data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH201
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
or MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
MATH432. SPATIAL STATISTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
exposure to graphics-related programming, for example, MATH441. 3
(I) Modeling and analysis of data observed in a 2- or 3-dimensional
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
region. Random fields, variograms, covariances, stationarity,
nonstationarity, kriging, simulation, Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial
MATH447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
regression, SAR, CAR, QAR, and MA models, Geary/Moran indices,
Equivalent with CSCI447,
point processes, K-function, complete spatial randomness, homogeneous
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
and inhomogeneous processes, marked point processes. Prerequisite:
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
MATH335. Corequisite: MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
(II) Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical models.
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
Topics include generalized linear models, generalized additive models,
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
hierarchical Bayes methods, and resampling methods. Time series
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
models, including moving average, autoregressive, and ARIMA models,
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
estimation and forecasting, confidence intervals. Prerequisites: MATH335
hours.
and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS454,
(II) Introduction to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis.
(II) The complex plane. Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping
Topics include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
by elementary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distribution,
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
discriminant analysis, classification with nearest neighbors.Prerequisites:
MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MATH335 or MATH201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the classical
(II) An introduction to stochastic models applicable to problems in
second-order equations: wave equation, heat equation, Laplace's
engineering, physical science, economics, and operations research.
equation. Separation of variables, Fourier methods, Sturm-Liouville
Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, and
problems. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and MATH213 or
topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Prerequisite: MATH334.
MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MATH457. INTEGRAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH439. SURVIVAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) This is an introductory course on the theory and applications of integral
(I) Basic theory and practice of survival analysis. Topics include survival
equations. Abel, Fredholm and Volterra equations. Fredholm theory:
and hazard functions, censoring and truncation, parametric and non-
small kernels, separable kernels, iteration, connections with linear
parametric inference, hypothesis testing, the proportional hazards model,
algebra and Sturm-Liouville problems. Applications to boundary-value
model diagnostics. Prerequisite: MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
problems for Laplace's equation and other partial differential equations.
hours.
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH342, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
Equivalent with CSCI440,
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) This course is designed to facilitate students' learning of parallel
(II) This course is an introduction to the concepts of contemporary
programming techniques to efficiently simulate various complex
abstract algebra and applications of those concepts in areas such as
processes modeled by mathematical equations using multiple and multi-
physics and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomorphisms
core processors. Emphasis will be placed on implementation of various
and homomorphisms, rings, integral domains and fields. Prerequisites:
scientific computing algorithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH300. 3 hours lecture; 3
MPI and OpenMP. Prerequisite: MATH307/CSCI407. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
semester hours.
MATH441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CSCI441,
(I) Data structures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color plots,
hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey of graphics
software and hardware systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture,
3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 45
MATH474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Civil and Environmental
Equivalent with CSCI474,
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
Engineering
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
2015-2016
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
Program Description
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
design-oriented and interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Civil
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The degrees build upon
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
fundamental engineering principles and provide specialization within
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduates are positioned for a
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
broad range of professional opportunities, and are well-prepared for
Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/MATH335, MATH358. 3 credit hours.
an engineering career in a world of rapid technological change. The
MATH482. STATISTICS PRACTICUM (CAPSTONE). 3.0 Semester
Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering BS degrees are
Hrs.
accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://
(II) This is the capstone course in the Statistics option. Students will apply
www.abet.org.
statistical principles to data analysis through advanced work, leading to
a written report and an oral presentation. Choice of project is arranged
The Civil Engineering degree offers breadth in four traditional sub-fields
between the student and the individual faculty member who will serve
of Civil Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering,
as advisor. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3
Water Resources, and Construction Engineering. Civil students can elect
semester hours.
to further specialize in one or more of these areas by selecting related
courses to fulfill their Civil Engineering Technical Electives.
MATH484. MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
(CAPSTONE). 3.0 Semester Hrs.
The Environmental Engineering degree introduces students to the
(II) This is the capstone course in the Computational and Applied
fundamentals of environmental engineering including the scientific and
Mathematics option. Students will apply computational and applied
regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. The
mathematics modeling techniques to solve complex problems in
degree is designed to prepare students to investigate and analyze
biological, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical methods
environmental systems and assess risks to public health and ecosystems
and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical and computational
as well as evaluate and design natural and engineered solutions
contexts. The emphasis is on how to formulate, analyze and use
to mitigate risks and enable beneficial outcomes. Topics covered
nonlinear modeling to solve typical modern problems. Prerequisites:
include water reclamation and reuse, hazardous waste management,
MATH331, MATH307, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
contaminated site remediation, environmental science, and regulatory
MATH491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.
processes.
Equivalent with CSCI491,MACS491,
(I) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
Curriculum
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: none. Variable -
During the first two years at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM),
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
students complete a set of core courses that includes mathematics, basic
MATH492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.
sciences, and engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics is an
(II) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department
essential part of the curriculum which gives engineering students tools for
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: none.
modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical and chemical phenomena.
Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of
The basic sciences of physics and chemistry provide an appropriate
12 hours.
foundation in the physical sciences; engineering science then builds upon
these basic sciences and focuses on applications.
MATH498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
The core curriculum also includes engineering design course work
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
within the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
I and II). These courses emphasize design methodology and stress the
for credit under different titles.
creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. The core
MATH499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
curriculum also includes complementary courses in the humanities and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
social sciences which explore the links between the environment, human
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
society, and engineering.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
In the final two years, students complete discipline-specific advanced
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
engineering courses. The Civil Engineering students explore soil
mechanics, structural theory, design of foundations, design of steel
or concrete structures, and Civil Engineering technical electives. The
Environmental Engineering students explore water chemistry and
water quality, air pollution, the fate and transport of chemicals in the
environment (air, water, and soil), water resources, environmental policy,
and Environmental Engineering technical electives. The discipline-
specific curriculum is complemented by courses in advanced engineering

46 Civil and Environmental Engineering
design methodology, economics, and additional studies in liberal arts
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING, 261,

2.0
topics. At the student’s discretion, free electives (9 to 12 credits) can be
or EGGN 205
used to either satisfy his/her personal interest in a topic or the credits can
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
be used to pursue an "area of special interest" (12 semester hours) or
17.0
a minor (at least 18 semester hours). All students complete a capstone
engineering design course which is focused on an in-depth, realistic, and
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
multi-disciplinary engineering project.
CEEN310
FLUID MECHANICS FOR


3.0
CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Engineering analysis and design is emphasized with interdisciplinary
ENGINEERING
project applications. For example, our unique Multidisciplinary
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
Engineering Laboratory sequence promotes life-long learning skills using
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
state-of-the-art instrumentation funded through a combination of grants
from the U.S. Department of Education, private industry contributions,
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
and investment by CSM.
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
Students interested in a research experience, in addition to
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


3.0
their undergraduate curriculum, are encouraged to work on an
FOR ENGINEERS
Independent Study project with one of the Civil & Environmental
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Engineering faculty. These projects can offer an applied experience that
is relevant to future graduate studies and a professional career.
17.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,


3.0
CIVIL
Bachelor of Science in
3.0
Civil Engineering Degree
Junior
Requirements:
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
Freshman
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

1.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
ENGINEERING
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
16.0
SYSTEMS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
17.0
CEEN415
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING


3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES

3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
or 445
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
(SC1)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
ENGINEERING I or 302
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
15.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Senior
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
16.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
Sophomore
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENGINEERING LABORATORY II
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
OPTICS
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
16.5
AND ENGINEERS III
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective*


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0

Colorado School of Mines 47
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
LABORATORY
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
18.0
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 135.5
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
3.0
Required Civil Engineering Courses
List B Electives
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
CEEN310
FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND
3.0
AND PRACTICE
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY
1.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS 4.0
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY
3.0
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
3.0
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL
3.0
INVESTIGATION
CEEN415
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
3.0
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
Selected Electives - Civil Engineering students must take one of CEEN
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
3.0
443 or 445 and one of CEEN 301 or 302. These courses may also count
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
3.0
as List A Electives if not used as a required course.
EXCAVATIONS
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
Bachelor of Science in
CEEN445
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
3.0
STRUCTURES
Environmental Engineering
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Degree Requirements:
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Freshman
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
List A Electives - Civil Engineering students must take 4 electives, with
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
two of these from List A.
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
LABORATORY
SYSTEMS
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
CEEN410
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
3.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CEEN411
SOIL DYNAMICS
3.0
17.0
CEEN423
SURVEYING II
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN430
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
CEEN440
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
3.0
(SC1)
CEEN441
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
STRUCTURES
AND ENGINEERS II
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
PROCESSES
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
16.0
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
Sophomore
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CEEN480
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
ENVIRONMENT
THERMODYNAMICS, CBEN 210,
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
or MEGN 361
ENGINEERING

48 Civil and Environmental Engineering
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Elective*
OPTICS
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
Elective*
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
15.0
18.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW


3.0
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Elective*
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
15.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
17.0
Required Environmental Engineering Courses
Junior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
BIOSCI
Bioscience Elective**


3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
ELECT
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
3.0
ENGINEERING I
LABORATORY
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING or 261

2.0
or CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


3.0
LABORATORY
FOR ENGINEERS
CEEN310
FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND
3.0
CEEN310
FLUID MECHANICS FOR


3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,
3.0
ENGINEERING
ENVIRONMENTAL
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
17.0
ENGINEERING
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
or LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
ENGINEERING II
*Elective Courses - Environmental Engineering students are
required to take five electives from the following list. Note - CEEN
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

3.0
482 Hydro & Water Resources Lab cannot be used to meet the Env
LABORATORY or 482
Lab requirement and as an elective.
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY II
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
Elective*
PROCESSES
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
Elective*
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
3.0
16.5
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING 3.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,


3.0
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL
AND PRACTICE
3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
Senior
CEEN480
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENVIRONMENT
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
3.0
CEEN481
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER


3.0
LABORATORY
RESOURCES ENGINEERING
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CHEMISTRY

Colorado School of Mines 49
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
Reza Hedayat
**Bio-science Elective Courses - Environmental Engineering
Shiling Pei
students are required to take one Bio-science elective course from
Kathleen Smits
the following list.
Teaching Professors
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
Joseph Crocker
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Candace Sulzbach, Emeritus Teaching Professor
Please note - CEEN461 Fundamentals of Ecology cannot be used
Teaching Associate Professors
to meet both the Environmental Elective and the Biology Elective
requirements.
Andres Guerra
Professor and Department Head
Hongyan Liu
John E. McCray
Susan Reynolds
Professor and James R. Paden Distinguished
Alexandra Wayllace
Chair
Teaching Assistant Professor
Marte Gutierrez
Jeffrey Holley
Professor and AMAX Distinguished Chair
Adjunct Faculty
Tissa Illangasekare
Sidney Innerebner
Professor and Grewcock Distinguished Chair
Paul B. Queneau
Michael Mooney
Tanya Rauch
University Emeritus Professor
Patrick Ryan
Robert L. Siegrist
Research Assistant Professors
Professors
Mengistu Geza
D.V. Griffiths
Lee Landkamer
Terri Hogue
Dong Li
Ning Lu
Courses
John R. Spear
CEEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Timothy Strathmann
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Associate Professors
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
Tzahi Y. Cath
CEEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Ronald R.H, Cohen
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Linda A. Figueroa
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
Christopher Higgins
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Panos Kiousis
CEEN241. STATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with DCGN241,
Junko Munakata Marr
(I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, centroids and second
Jonathan O. Sharp
moments of areas, volumes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual
work. Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: PHGN100
Kamini Singha, (Joint appointment with Geology and Geological
and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3
Engineering)
semester hours.
Assistant Professors
Christopher Bellona

50 Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
CEEN311. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Equivalent with EGGN320,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I, II, S) Fundamentals of stresses and strains, material properties
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
including axial, torsional, bending, and combined loadings. Stress at
for credit under different titles.
a point; stress transformations and Mohr?s circle for stress; beam
deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels, columns and buckling, and stress
CEEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
concentrations. May not also receive credit for MEGN312. Prerequisite:
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
CEEN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
CEEN312. SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Equivalent with EGGN361,
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) An introductory course covering the engineering properties of soil,
soil phase relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
CEEN301. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
Seepage through soils and flow nets. Soil compressibility, consolidation
ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and settlement prediction. Shear strength of soils. Prerequisite:
Equivalent with EGGN353,ESGN353,
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Topics covered include history of water related environmental
law and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
CEEN312L. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
water quality parameters and their measurement, material and energy
Equivalent with EGGN363,
balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial concepts, aquatic
(I, II) Intro duction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100 and
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength. Prerequisite:
MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN312 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
CEEN302. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
CEEN314. STRUCTURAL THEORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN342,
Equivalent with EGGN354,ESGN354,
(I, II) Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures for both
(I, II) Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution
forces and deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
control, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods. Prerequisite:
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsibilities
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of public institutions and private organizations in environmental
CEEN330. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL. 3.0
management(relative to air, solid and hazardous waste). Prerequisite:
Semester Hrs.
CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with EGGN335,
CEEN303. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 3.0
(S) The environmental module is intended to introduce students
Semester Hrs.
to laboratory and field analytical skills used in the analysis of an
Equivalent with ESGN355,
environmental engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on
(I) This course introduces the laboratory and experimental techniques
the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
used for generating and interpreting data in environmental science
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use these skills to
and engineering related to water, land, and environmental health.
collect field data and analyze a given environmental engineering problem.
An emphasis is placed on quantitative chemical and microbiological
Prerequisites: CEEN301, EPIC251, MATH201. Three weeks in summer
analysis of water and soil samples relevant to water supply and
session; 3 semester hours.
wastewater discharge. Topics include basic water quality measurements
CEEN331. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(pH, conductivity, etc.) and quantitative analysis of chemicals by
Equivalent with EGGN234,
chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Advanced topics
(S) The theory and practice of modern surveying. Lectures and hands-
include quantitative and qualitative analysis of bioreactor performance,
on field work teaches horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements and
bench testing for water treatment, and measurement and control of
computations using traditional and modern equipment. Subdivision of
disinfection by-products. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 1 hour
land and applications to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
lecture, 6 hour lab. 3 semester hours.
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251. Three weeks (6 day weeks) in
CEEN310. FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
summer field session; 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) The study and application of principles of incompressible fluid
mechanics. Topics include: hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces,
buoyancy, control volume analysis, conservation of mass, fluid motion,
Bernoulli's equation and conservation of energy, momentum, dimensional
analysis, internal flow (pipe systems), external flow (drag and lift), flow
in open channels, and hydraulic jumps. The course will also introduce
concepts about municipal water supply networks and storm water
drainage and wastewater collection and treatment systems. May not also
receive credit for PEGN251 or MEGN351. Prerequisites: PHGN100. Co-
requisites: CEEN241. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 51
CEEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN410. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN340,EGGN340C,
Equivalent with EGGN448,
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering- related employment for a
Advanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will include
achieved. Students must meet with the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilistic methods.
op Advisor prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their
The course will have an emphasis on numerical solution techniques
individual Co-op program. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore
to geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite differences.
status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester
Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours. Fall even
hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit
years.
earned in EGGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free
CEEN411. SOIL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
elective credit hours or a civil specialty elective if, in the judgment of the
Equivalent with CEEN512,EGGN431,
Co-op Advisor, the required term paper adequately documents the fact
(II) Soil Dynamics combines engineering vibrations with soil mechanics,
that the work experience entailed high-quality application of engineering
analysis, and design. Students will learn to apply basic principles of
principles and practice. Applying the credits as free electives or civil
dynamics towards the analysis and design of civil infrastructure systems
electives requires the student to submit a Declaration of Intent to Request
when specific issues as raised by the inclusion of soil materials must be
Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation Requirements form
considered. Prerequisites: CEEN311, CEEN312, and MATH225. 3 hours
obtained from the Career Center to the Engineering Division Faculty Co-
lecture; 3 semester hours.
op Advisor.
CEEN412. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Equivalent with CEEN511,
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(II) Systematic introduction of soil mechanics under partially saturated
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
conditions. Topics include principles of seepage under variably saturated
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
conditions, principle of the effective stress, shear strength theory, and
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
hydraulic and mechanical properties. When this course is cross-listed and
for credit under different titles.
concurrent with CEEN511, students that enroll in CEEN511 will complete
CEEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
additional and/or more complex assignments. Prerequisites: CEEN312. 3
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
CEEN415. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
Equivalent with EGGN464,
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
(I, II) Techniques of subsoil investigation, types of foundations and
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
foundation problems, selection of basis for design of foundation types.
CEEN405. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Semester
Open-ended problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
Hrs.
CEEN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with EGGN460,
CEEN421. HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of
Hrs.
problems encountered in engineering analysis and design, e.g. linear
Equivalent with EGGN435,
simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic materials, steady heat
The emphasis of this class is on the multi-disciplinary nature of highway
flow); roots of nonlinear equations (e.g. vibration problems, open channel
and traffic engineering and its application to the planning and design
flow); eigen-value problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and
of transportation facilities. In the course of the class the students will
elastic stability); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
examine design problems that will involve: geometric design, surveying,
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g. summation
traffic operations, hydrology, hydraulics, elements of bridge design,
of pressure distributions, finite element properties, local averaging );
statistics, highway safety, transportation planning, engineering ethics, soil
ordinary differential equations (e.g. forced vibrations, beam bending).
mechanics, pavement design, economics, environmental science. 3 credit
All course participants will receive source code consisting of a suite
hours. Taught on demand.
of numerical methods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or CSCI261,
MATH225, CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN423. SURVEYING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN333,EGGN433,
CEEN406. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0
(I) Engineering projects with local control using levels, theodolites and
Semester Hrs.
total stations, including surveying applications of civil engineering work in
Equivalent with EGGN442,
the "field". Also includes engineering astronomy and computer generated
(II) A course combining finite element theory with practical progamming
designs; basic road design including centerline staking, horizontal and
experience in which the multi-disciplinary nature of the finite element
vertical curves, slope staking and earthwork volume calculations. Use
method as a numerical technique for solving differential equations is
of commercial software for final plan/profile and earthwork involved for
emphasized. Topics covered include simple structural element, solid
the road project data collected in the field. Conceptual and mathematical
elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a copy
knowledge of applying GPS data to engineering projects. Some
of all the source code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite:
discussion of the principles and equations of projections (Mercator,
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and their relationship to the databases
of coordinates based on (North American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83 and
(High Accuracy Reference Network) HARN. Prerequisite: CEEN331. 2
hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.

52 Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEEN430. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN461. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN441,
Equivalent with ESGN401,
(II) Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Nonprismatic
(II). Biological and ecological principles discussed and industrial
structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Structural
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes, such
optimization. Computer Methods. Structures with nonlinear materials.
as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to engineering
Internal force redistribution for statically indeterminate structures.
activities, including engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and
Graduate credit requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution control, and
CEEN314. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts
of forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
CEEN433. MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged during the
Equivalent with CEEN533,
semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
(II) Focused study on computer oriented methods for solving determinate
and indeterminate structures such as trusses and frames. Classical
CEEN470. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES.
stiffness based analysis method will be introduced with hands-on
3.0 Semester Hrs.
practice to develop customized matrix analysis program using Matlab.
Equivalent with BELS453,EGGN453,ESGN453,
Commercial structural analysis programs will also be introduced during
(I) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the unit
the class and practiced through class projects. When this course is cross-
operations and processes involved in water and wastewater treatment.
listed and concurrent with CEEN533, students that enroll in CEEN533
This course will focus on the physical, chemical, and biological processes
will complete additional and/or more complex assignments. Prerequisite:
for water and wastewater treatment and reclamation. Treatment
CEEN314. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
objectives, process theory, and practice are considered in detail.
Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN440. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN447,
CEEN471. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
(II) The course develops the theory and design methods required for the
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The design of walls,
(II) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the design
beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls, and structural systems are
of domestic and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems.
covered for each material. Gravity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are
This course will focus on the combination of physical, chemical, and
calculated and utilized for design. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or equivalent. 3
biological processes and technologies to form a water or wastewater
hours lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring odd years.
treatment system. Source water quality, treatment objectives, water
reuse, multi-barrier approaches, and water and energy efficiency are
CEEN441. INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
considered in detail. Prerequisites: CEEN470, or CEEN570, or other
STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
water or wastewater treatment design courses (for graduate students
Equivalent with EGGN494,
enrolled in this course). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) This course provides students with an introduction to seismic design
as it relates to structures. Students will become familiar with the sources
CEEN472. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. 3.0
of seismic disturbances, the physics of seismic energy transmission, and
Semester Hrs.
the relationship between ground disturbance and the resulting forces
Equivalent with ESGN460,
experienced by structures. The theory and basis for existing building
(II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the U.S. and globally
code provisions relating to seismic design of structures will be introduced.
need to be effective in protecting public health and preserving water
Building code requirements and design methodologies will be examined
quality while also being acceptable, affordable and sustainable. Onsite
and applied. Prerequisites: CEEN443, or CEEN445, or CEEN440. 3
and decentralized systems have the potential to achieve these goals
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in rural areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use efficiency,
CEEN443. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
conserve energy and enable distributed energy generation, promote
Equivalent with EGGN444,
green spaces, restore surface waters and aquifers, and stimulate new
(I, II) To learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
green companies and jobs. A growing array of approaches, devices and
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course develops an
technologies have evolved that include point-of-use water purification,
understanding of the underlying theory for the design specifications.
waste source separation, conventional and advanced treatment units,
Students learn basic steel structural member design principles to select
localized natural treatment systems, and varied resource recovery and
the shape and size of a structural member. The design and analysis
recycling options. This course will focus on the engineering selection,
of tension members, compression members, flexural members, and
design, and implementation of onsite and decentralized systems for
members under combined loading is included, in addition to basic bolted
water reclamation and reuse. Topics to be covered include process
and welded connection design. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture;
analysis and system planning, water and waste stream attributes, water
3 semester hours.
and resource conservation, confined unit and natural system treatment
CEEN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. 3.0
technologies, effluent collection and clustering, recycling and reuse
Semester Hrs.
options, and system management. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours
Equivalent with EGGN445,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to the materials and principles
involved in the design of reinforced concrete. It will allow students to
develop an understanding of the fundamental behavior of reinforced
concrete under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its application to
the design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, and footings.
Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 53
CEEN473. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN480. CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
Equivalent with EGGN451,
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Review of fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy
Equivalent with ESGN440,
and flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
(I) This course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydrodynamics,
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including water, air,
hydraulic structures. Prerequisites: MEGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of contaminants in
semester hours.
the environment are discussed as broad categories, with some specific
examples from various industries. Attention is focused on the persistence,
CEEN474. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
Semester Hrs.
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental models
Equivalent with ESGN462,
are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles of
(I) The course objective is to put the student into the shoes of a plant
contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and air are also
manager having process responsibility for waste minimization, focusing
introduced. The course provides students with the conceptual basis and
on recycling. Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
those associated with heavy metals. Waste minimization generally
environment. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
requires a solid understanding of alternative raw materials and process
technologies, in combination with creativity and sensitivity to economics.
CEEN481. HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING.
Prerequisites: Senior standing 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with ESGN459,
CEEN475. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course introduces the principles of physical hydrology in the
Equivalent with EGGN457,ESGN457,
framework of hydrologic and water resources engineering. Topics include
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
groundwater, surface water, infiltration, evapotranspiration, sediment
associated with the characterization and remediation of contaminated
transport, flood and drought analysis, lake and reservoir analysis,
sites. Methods for site characterization and risk assessment will be
water-resources planning, water quality engineering, and storm-sewer
highlighted while the emphasis will be on remedial action screening
hydraulics, water-wastewater distribution /collection, engineering design
processes and technology principles and conceptual design. Common
problems. Prerequisites: CEEN301. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.
isolation and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology
will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used and
CEEN482. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY.
case studies will be presented. Prerequisites: CEEN302. 3 hours lecture;
3.0 Semester Hrs.
3 semester hours.
(I) This course introduces students to the collection, compilation,
synthesis and interpretation of data for quantification of the components
CEEN476. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND
of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration,
PRACTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and runoff. Students will use hydrologic variables and parameters to
Equivalent with ESGN463,
evaluate watershed processes and behavior. Students will also survey
(II) The objective of this course is to introduce the principles of pollution
and apply measurement techniques necessary for watershed studies.
prevention, environmentally benign products and processes, and
Advanced topics include development, construction, and application
manufacturing systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in
of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water
pollution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are
resources. Prerequisites: CEEN481. 2 hour lecture; 3 hour lab; 3
given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-
semester hours.
making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus
includes sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
CEEN492. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution prevention
Equivalent with ESGN490,
plans; technological means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and
(I) Specially designed for the needs of the environmental quality
reagents in manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society.
engineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator,
Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging are
consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
also addressed. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state enforcement
semester hours.
programs, the National Environmental Policy Act, air and water pollutant
laws, risk assessment and management, and toxic and hazardous
CEEN477. SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
substance laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites:
Equivalent with EGGN490,
CEEN301 or CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineering point
CEEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
of view. It involves the integration of engineering and statistical analysis
CEEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
through a Life Cycle Assessment tool, allowing a quantitative, broad-
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
based consideration any process or product design and their respective
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
impacts on environment, human health and the resource base. The
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
requirements for considering social implications are also discussed.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing; 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
for credit under different titles.
hours.

54 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
CEEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
disciplines to receive a solid grounding in the basics, which should enable
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
them to apply their computing skills to solve problems in other domains.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Science in Computer Science)
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Computer Science Program
Electrical Engineering and
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives:
Computer Science
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within computer science by:
2015-2016
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in
science and engineering,
Program Description
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in computer
science, and
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
develops graduates who enable the management of tremendous
• Creating efficient algorithms and well-structured computer programs.
amounts of data and energy around the world. The department offers
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
computer science by:
and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Graduates of both
programs are in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
professional opportunities, and are well-prepared for a career in a world
• Applying knowledge of computer science to the solution of problems,
of rapid technological change.
and
BS in Computer Science
• Identifying, formulating and solving computer science problems.
Computing has become ubiquitous, impacting almost every aspect
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
of modern life, and playing an important role in many technological
relationship of computer science to other fields by:
advances. Computing jobs are among the highest paid, and computing
professionals generally report high job satisfaction. Graduates from our
• Applying computer science to solve problems in other fields,
program have found employment with many different types of companies
• Working in cooperative multidisciplinary teams, and
including technology, engineering, and financial companies.
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
disciplines.
The CS degree at CSM is designed to be accessible to students with
or without prior programming experience. The Introduction to Computer
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate computer science
Science course introduces students to the building blocks of CS and
effectively by:
provides a brief introduction to procedural programming in Python.
The second computing course, Programming Concepts, emphasizes
• Giving oral presentations,
development of programming skills in an object-oriented language. The
• Completing written explanations,
third introductory course, Data Structures, provides an understanding
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
of the classic data representation schemes, algorithms, and algorithm
• Creating well-documented programs, and
analysis that form the foundation for all advanced work in computing.
• Understanding and interpreting written material in computer science.
Required CS courses provide the fundamental skills and knowledge that
are critical to success in computing. These courses reflect a mixture of
BS in Electrical Engineering
theory and practice, including discrete structures, design and analysis of
A distinguishing feature of the EE program at CSM is a focus in three
algorithms, principles of programming languages, computer architecture,
specific areas: energy and power systems; antennas and wireless
operating systems, and software engineering. In the required Elements
communications; and information and systems sciences, which
of Computing Systems course, students consolidate their understanding
includes embedded processors, signal processing and control systems.
of CS by constructing a simulator for an entire modern computer from
Graduates from our program find employment in the power industry,
the ground up. The capstone field session course provides students an
engineering consulting firms, renewable energy companies, aerospace
opportunity to work in teams to create software products for real clients.
and communications firms, as well as a wide variety of companies that
rely on embedded intelligence to manage data and systems. Another
Elective courses in CS allow students to explore a variety of important
popular choice of our students after graduation is graduate school,
computing topics, such as graphics and visualization, human computer
where an advanced degree will open up opportunities in corporate and
interaction, artificial intelligence, database management, and web
government research labs or academia, and the opportunity to be come
programming. Elective courses often relate to recent trends in computing,
technological leaders.
covering topics such as security, high performance computing, wireless
sensor networks, and mobile applications.
Students in the Electrical Engineering program complete a set of core
courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
Computing is a broad field with applicability to most science and
sciences during their first two years. Course work in mathematics is
engineering domains. The CS minor is designed for students in other
an essential part of the curriculum, which gives engineering students
essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical
phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by physics and

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chemistry, which provide an appropriate foundation in the physical
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the basic sciences and are
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
focused on applications.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Students get early-hands-on-design experience in the first year through
AND ENGINEERS II
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPIC I). This experience
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
teaches design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two years includes
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
systems-oriented courses with humanities and social sciences content;
15.0
these courses explore the linkages within the environment, human
society, and engineered devices.
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
circuit analysis, electronics, electromagnetic fields and waves, and
AND ENGINEERS III
digital systems. Because of our program focus, the core curriculum
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
also includes courses in signal processing, embedded microprocessor
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
systems design, machines and power systems, and control systems.
OPTICS
Students can also take specialized electives that further develop their
expertise in one of these focus areas, or in other areas such as robotics,
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
biomedical engineering, and computing.
SYSTEMS, BIOL 110, or CHGN
122 (Distributed Science Elective)
In their final year, students complete a capstone design course that is
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES


3.0
focused on an in-depth engineering project. The projects are generated
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
by customer demand, and include experiential verification to ensure a
16.0
realistic design experience.
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
The Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION


3.0
by ABET.
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS


3.0
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
Science in Electrical Engineering)
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
The Electrical Engineering program contributes to the educational
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile. In addition, the
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Electrical Engineering Program at CSM has established the following
15.5
program educational objectives:
Junior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Within three years of attaining the BSEE degree:
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING


3.0
1. Graduates will be working in their chosen field or will be successfully
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
pursuing a graduate degree.
CSCI403
DATA BASE MANAGEMENT


3.0
2. Graduates will be situated in growing careers, generating new
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
knowledge, and exercising leadership in the field of electrical
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
engineering.
15.0
3. Graduates will be contributing to the needs of society through
professional practice, research, and service.
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS


3.0
Bachelor of Science in Computer
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


3.0
Science Degree Requirements:
FOR ENGINEERS
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
Freshman
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


1.0
SCIENCE
16.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CSCI370
ADVANCED SOFTWARE


6.0
AND ENGINEERS I
ENGINEERING
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
6.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
Senior
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
16.0
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS


3.0

56 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
Bachelor of Science in
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
Electrical Engineering Degree
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Requirements:
15.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Freshman
CSCI400
PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING

3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
LANGUAGES
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
SYSTEMS, BIOL 110, CSCI 101, or
CHGN 122 (Distributed Science 1)
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
15.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
Total Semester Hrs: 129.5
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
*
CSCI Electives can be chosen from any 400-level CSCI course.
Please see the Courses Tab for course listings.
17.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Combined BS/MS in Computer Science
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
in Computer Science that enables students to work on a Bachelor of
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Science and a Master of Science simultaneously. Normally a Master's
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Degree requires 36 credit hours and takes two years to complete. Under
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER


3.0
the Combined Program, students will count two courses (CSCI406
SCIENCE, BIOL 110, CHGN 122,
and CSCI442) toward both degrees, so only 30 additional credit hours
or GEGN 101 (Distributed Science
are needed to complete the degree. One additional 400-level course
2)
may be counted toward the graduate degree. Students selecting the
15.0
Thesis option will be required to complete 18 hours of coursework and
a thesis (12 credit hours). Students selecting the Non-Thesis option
Sophomore
will be required to complete 30 credit hours of coursework. There are
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
two required graduate-level courses: CSCI564 (Advanced Architecture)
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
and CSCI561 (Theory of Computation). The remaining courses are all
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
electives. Descriptions can be found in the EECS Graduate Bulletin.
AND ENGINEERS III
Students may not apply for the combined program until they have taken
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
five or more Computer Science classes at CSM (classes transferred from
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
other universities will not be considered). This requirement may be met
OPTICS
by any 200-level or above course with a CSCI prefix (e.g., CSCI261,
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
CSCI306, CSCI442, etc.). Since CSCI370 (Field Session) is based
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
almost exclusively on team work, it may not be counted as one of the five
15.0
courses. Independent study courses (i.e., CSCI499) are also not included
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
in the five courses. CSCI274 is a one credit hour course which also may
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
not be counted as one of the five courses.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
Students should have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of 3.2
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
for courses in the major. The calculation of GPA in the major will be
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC


4.0
based on all 200-level or above CSCI courses except those excluded
EENG282
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS


4.0
above (i.e., CSCI274, CSCI370 and CSCI499). If a course is taken
multiple times, all of the grades will be included into the GPA calculation.
14.5
Interested students with a lower GPA must write an essay to explain why
Junior
they should be admitted to the program.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I or CEEN


3.0
241
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK


3.0
CONTROL SYSTEMS

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EENG310
INFORMATION SYSTEMS


4.0
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
SCIENCE I
SYSTEMS
EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER


4.0
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
ARCHITECTURE AND
EENG470
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER
3.0
INTERFACING
ELECTRONICS
17.0
EENG472
PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENERGY SYSTEMS
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND


4.0
EENG480
POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
3.0
CIRCUITS
EENG481
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED
3.0
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS


3.0
ENERGY SYSTEMS
OF ENGINEERING
EENG489
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETICS
SYSTEMS AND POWER ELECTRONICS
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC


4.0
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
MACHINERY
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
EENG311
INFORMATION SYSTEMS


3.0
STATISTICS
SCIENCE II (Information Systems
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Science II)
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
14.0
ENGINEERING
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (Introduction to
3.0
EENG334
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,


3.0
Mathematical Physics)
ELECTRICAL
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
3.0
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
Senior
MECHANICS
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
PROCESSING LABORATORY
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.0
PHGN441
SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY III
PHENOMENA
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL
3.0
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*


3.0
PHYSICS
Elective
*Additional EENG or CSCI 400 level and graduate level classes taught
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*


3.0
in the EECS department can be considered as tech electives. Talk to
Elective
your advisor for further guidance. 300 level or higher courses from other
16.0
departments can be considered by the Department Head.
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Combined BS/MS in Electrical
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
Engineering
ELEC
Electrical Engineering Elective*


3.0
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a
Elective
combined
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program in Electrical Engineering
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
that enables
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
students to work on a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science
simultaneously. This allows undergraduate students to take courses that
18.0
will count for their graduate degree requirements, while still finishing their
Total Semester Hrs: 129.5
undergraduate degree requirements. This will be especially attractive
to students who intend to go on to the graduate program, and have
* Electrical Engineering students are required to take three Electrical
availability in their schedules even while fulfilling the undergraduate
Engineering Electives from the following list:
requirements. Another advantage is that there is an expedited graduate
Electrical Engineering Electives:
school application process, as described below.
Students must be admitted into the Combined BS/MS degree program
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
prior to the close of registration of the term in which any course toward
CSCI410
ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS
3.0
the MS degree will be applied. Typically this is the beginning of the
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
student’s Senior year, but students may apply as early as the first
CSCI440
PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND 3.0
semester of their Junior year. Admissions must be granted no later than
ENGINEERS
the end of registration in the last semester of the Senior year. In order to
EENG411
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
3.0
apply for the combined program, a pro forma graduate school application

58 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
is submitted, and as long as the undergraduate portion of the program
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
is successfully completed and the student has a GPA above 3.0, the
student is admitted to the non#thesis Master of Science degree program
and either
in Electrical Engineering.
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
Students are required to take an additional 30 credit hours for the M.S.
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of the
or
courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). There is no
limit on the number of graduate level (500#level and above) courses a
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
student may take beyond the undergraduate degree requirements, but
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
a student must complete at least one semester as a registered graduate
student after completion of the undergraduate degree before being
along with two 400- level Computer Science courses, which may not
awarded a graduate degree. Students must declare graduate courses
be languages transferred from another university.
through the Registrar’s Office at time of registration. Grades count toward
the graduate GPA and must meet the minimum grade requirements (C#
Electrical Engineering
or higher) to be counted toward graduation requirements. Courses may
ASI in Electrical Engineering
not be used to meet undergraduate financial aid requirements. Students
will declare course work as regular graduate courses on Admission to
The following twelve credit sequence is required for an ASI in Electrical
Candidacy Form. Students should follow the MS Non#Thesis degree
Engineering: (See Minor/ASI section of the Bulletin for all rules for ASIs at
requirements based on their track in selecting appropriate graduate
CSM.)
degree courses. Students may switch from the combined program which
includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to an M.S. degree with a
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
thesis optional, however, if students change degree programs they must
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
satisfy all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
Combined Engineering Physics
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
3.0
Baccalaureate and Electrical Engineering
ELECTROMAGNETICS
Masters Degrees
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
or EENG421
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PHYSICS AND DESIGN
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in
collaboration with the Department of Physics, offers a five-year program
Minor in Electrical Engineering
in which students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering
skill to complement their physics background. Physics students in this
A minimum of eighteen credits are required for a Minor in Electrical
program fill in their technical and free electives over their standard four
Engineering as follows. (See Minor/ASI section of the Bulletin for all rules
year Engineering Physics B.S. program with a reduced set of Electrical
for minors at CSM.)
Engineering classes. At the end of the fourth year, the student is awarded
Students must complete an eighteen credit hour sequence as described
an Engineering Physics B.S degree. Course schedules for this five-year
below for a minor in EE. All students seeking a minor in EE will need to
program can be obtained in the Physics Departmental Offices.
take one of two possible versions of Electrical Circuits and EENG 307
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
(3 credits) after which they can pick an emphasis area to complete the
remaining minor requirements. The four emphasis areas are as follows
Computer Science
1. Information Systems and Science (ISS), 18 or 18.5 credits
For an Area of Special Interest in Computer Science, the student
should take:
EENG282
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
4.0
or EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
& EGGN250
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0
and MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
and either
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
EENG310
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE I
4.0
or
EENG311
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE II
3.0
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION
3.0
2. Energy Systems and Power (ESPE), 18 credits
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS
3.0
EENG282
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
4.0
For a Minor in Computer Science, the student should take:
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES
3.0
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
4.0

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EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
3.0
Payam Nayeri
ELECTROMAGNETICS
Gongguo Tang
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
Hua Wang
3. Digital Systems, 18 or 18.5 credits
Bo Wu
EENG282
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
4.0
or EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
Dejun Yang
& EGGN250
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Hao Zhang
and MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
Teaching Professors
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
Ravel Ammerman
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
Vibhuti Dave
EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
4.0
INTERFACING
Cyndi Rader
EENG421
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PHYSICS AND
3.0
Jeffrey Schowalter
DESIGN
Teaching Associate Professors
4. General Electrical Engineering, 19 or 19.5 credits
Stephanie Claussen
EENG282
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
4.0
Keith Hellman
or EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
& EGGN250
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Christopher Painter-Wakefield
and MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
Jeffrey Paone
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
Emerita Associate Professor
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
Catherine Skokan
EENG310
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE I
4.0
Courses
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
4.0
CSCI101. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester
Interium Department Head & Professor
Hrs.
(I, II) An introductory course to the building blocks of Computer Science.
Atef Elsherbeni, Dobelman Chair
Topics include conventional computer hardware, data representation,
Professors
the role of operating systems and networks in modern computing,
algorithm design, relational databases, structured queries, and computer
Kevin Moore, College Dean
simulations. A popular procedural programming language will be
learned by students and programming assignments will explore ideas
Tracy Camp
from algorithm development, optimization, and computer simulation.
Randy Haupt
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Dinesh Mehta
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
P.K. Sen
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Tyrone Vincent
for credit under different titles.
Associate Professors
CSCI199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Qi Han
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
William Hoff
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Kathryn Johnson
CSCI260. FORTRAN PROGRAMMING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Marcelo Simoes
Equivalent with MACS260,
(I) Computer programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
Michael Wakin
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem analysis,
Assistant Professors
debugging, program testing. Language skills: arithmetic, input/output,
branching and looping, functions, arrays, data types. Introduction to
Salman Mohagheghi
operating systems. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.

60 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
CSCI261. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS261,
Equivalent with MACS341,
(I, II) This course introduces fundamental computer programming
(I, II) Covers the basic concepts of computer architecture and
concepts using a high-level language and a modern development
organization. Topics include machine level instructions and operating
environment. Programming skills include sequential, selection, and
system calls used to write programs in assembly language, computer
repetition control structures, functions, input and output, primitive data
arithmetics, performance, processor design, and pipelining techniques.
types, basic data structures including arrays and pointers, objects, and
This course provides insight into the way computers operate at the
classes. Software engineering skills include problem solving, program
machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261. Co-requisites: CSCI262. 3 hours
design, and debugging practices. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3
lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI262. DATA STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS358,MATH358,
Equivalent with MACS262,
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
(I, II, S) Defining and using data structures such as linked lists, stacks,
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
queues, binary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Language skills:
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
abstract data types, templates and inheritance. Prerequisite: CSCI261
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
with a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI274. INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM. 1.0
CSCI370. ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hr.
(S) (WI) This capstone course has three primary goals: (1) to enable
(I,II) Introduction to the Linux Operating System will teach students
students to apply their course work knowledge to a challenging applied
how to become proficient with using a Linux operating system from
problem for a real client, (2) to enhance students' verbal and written
the command line. Topics will include: remote login (ssh), file system
communication skills, and (3) to provide an introduction to ethical decision
navigation, file commands, editors, compilation, execution, redirection,
making in computer science. Ethics and communication skills are
output, searching, processes, usage, permissions, compression, parsing,
emphasized in a classroom setting. The client work is done in small
networking, and bash scripting. Prerequisites: CSCI 261. 1 hour lecture; 1
teams, either on campus or at the client site. Faculty advisors provide
semester hour.
guidance related to the software engineering process, which is similar to
Scrum. By the end of the course students must have a finished product
CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
with appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: CSCI306. 6-week summer
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
session; 6 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
CSCI398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
for credit under different titles.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
for credit under different titles.
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
hours. Repeatable for credit.
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
Equivalent with MACS306,
hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) Introduction to software engineering processes and object-oriented
design principles. Topics include the Agile development methodology,
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES. 3.0
test-driven development, UML diagrams, use cases and several object-
Semester Hrs.
oriented design patterns. Course work emphasizes good programming
Equivalent with MACS400,
practices via version control and code reviews. Prerequisite: CSCI262
(I, II) Study of the principles relating to design, evaluation and
with grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
implementation of programming languages, including basic compiler
techniques and context-free grammars. Students will be exposed to
CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
different categories of programming languages, such as functional,
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
imperative, object-oriented and scripting. Best practices for programming
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
will be explored, including effective use of exceptions and threads.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
The primary languages discussed are: Java, C++, Scheme, and Perl.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
Prerequisite: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.

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CSCI403. DATA BASE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI423. COMPUTER SIMULATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS403,
(I) A first course in computer simulation. A project based course
(I) Design and evaluation of information storage and retrieval systems,
emphasizing the rigorous development of simulation applications.
including defining and building a database and producing the necessary
Topics will include random number generation, Monte Carlo simulation,
queries for access to the stored information. Relational database
discrete event simulation, and the mathematics behind their proper
management systems, structured query language, and data storage
implementation and analysis. To a lesser extent we may discuss, time-
facilities. Applications of data structures such as lists, inverted lists and
step simulations and parallel simulations. The course uses journaling,
trees. System security, maintenance, recovery and definition. Interfacing
programming projects and exams for assessment. Prerequisite:
host languages to database systems and object-relational mapping tools.
CSCI306, and MATH323 or MATH201, and CSCI274. 3 hours lecture; 3
NoSQL databases and distributed databases. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with
semester hours.
a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI440. PARALLEL COMPUTING FOR SCIENTISTS AND
CSCI404. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ENGINEERS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS404,
Equivalent with MATH440,
(I) General investigation of the Artificial Intelligence field. Several
(II) This course is designed to introduce the field of parallel computing
methods used in artificial intelligence such as search strategies,
to all scientists and engineers. The students will be taught how to solve
knowledge representation, logic and probabilistic reasoning are
scientific problems using parallel computing technologies. They will be
developed and applied to practical problems. Fundamental artificial
introduced to basic terminologies and concepts of parallel computing,
intelligence techniques are presented, including neural networks, genetic
learn how to use MPI to develop parallel programs, and study how to
algorithms, and fuzzy sets. Selected application areas, such as robotics,
design and analyze parallel algorithms. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a
natural language processing and games, are discussed. Prerequisite:
grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher and MATH201. 3 hours lecture; 3
CSCI441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
Equivalent with MATH441,
CSCI406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) This class focuses on the basic 3D rendering and modeling
Equivalent with MACS406,MATH406,
techniques. In particular, it covers ray tracing, graphics pipeline, modeling
(I, II) Reasoning about algorithm correctness (proofs, counterexamples).
techniques based on polynomial curves and patches, subdivision for
Analysis of algorithms: asymptotic and practical complexity. Review of
curves and surfaces, scene graphs, BSP trees and their applications, and
dictionary data structures (including balanced search trees). Priority
elements of global illumination. Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a grade of C-
queues. Advanced sorting algorithms (heapsort, radix sort). Advanced
or higher. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
algorithmic concepts illustrated through sorting (randomized algorithms,
CSCI442. OPERATING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
lower bounds, divide and conquer). Dynamic programming. Backtracking.
Equivalent with MACS442,
Algorithms on unweighted graphs (traversals) and weighted graphs
(I, II) Introduces the essential concepts in the design and implementation
(minimum spanning trees, shortest paths, network flows and bipartite
of operating systems: what they can do, what they contain, and how
matching); NP-completeness and its consequences. Prerequisite:
they are implemented. Despite rapid OS growth and development,
CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher, MATH213, MATH223 or
the fundamental concepts learned in this course will endure. We will
MATH224, MATH/CSCI358. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cover the following high-level OS topics, roughly in this order: computer
CSCI410. ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
systems, processes, processor scheduling, memory management, virtual
(I, II) This comprehensive course will help students consolidate their
memory, threads, and process/thread synchronization. This course
understanding of all fundamental computer science concepts. Topics
provides insight into the internal structure of operating systems; emphasis
include symbolic communication, Boolean logic, binary systems,
is on concepts and techniques that are valid for all computers. We
logic gates, computer architecture, assembly language, assembler
suggest the student takes "Introduction to the Linux Operating System"
construction, virtual machines, object-oriented programming languages,
before this course (if the student is new to the Unix/Linux environment).
software engineering, compilers, language design, and operating
Prerequisite: CSCI262 with a grade of C- or higher, CSCI341. 3 hours
systems. Using a hardware simulator and a programming language of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
their choice, students construct an entire modern computer from the
CSCI443. ADVANCED PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS USING JAVA. 3.0
ground up, resulting in an intimate understanding of how each component
Semester Hrs.
works. Prerequisites: CSCI341 or EENG383. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit
Equivalent with MACS443,
hours.
(I, II) This course will quickly review programming constructs using the
CSCI422. USER INTERFACES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
syntax and semantics of the Java programming language. It will compare
Equivalent with MACS422,
the constructs of Java with other languages and discuss program design
(I) User Interface Design is a course for programmers who want to learn
and implementation. Object oriented programming concepts will be
how to create more effective software. This objective will be achieved by
reviewed and applications, applets, servlets, graphical user interfaces,
studying principles and patterns of interaction design, critiquing existing
threading, exception handling, JDBC, and networking as implemented
software using criteria presented in the textbooks, and applying criteria
in Java will be discussed. The basics of the Java Virtual Machine will be
to the design and implementation of one larger product. Students will
presented. Prerequisite: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
also learn a variety of techniques to guide the software design process,
including Cognitive Walkthrough, Talk-aloud and others. Prerequisite:
CSCI262. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CSCI444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI471. COMPUTER NETWORKS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MATH444,
(I) This introduction to computer networks covers the fundamentals
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
of computer communications, using TCP/IP standardized protocols
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
as the main case study. The application layer and transport layer of
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
communication protocols will be covered in depth. Detailed topics include
develop high-quality computer graphic software. In particular, the crouse
application layer protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and DNS), transport
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
layer protocols (reliable data transfer, connection management, and
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
congestion control), network layer protocols, and link layer protocols.
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
In addition, students will program client/server network applications.
exposure to graphics-related programming, for exmaple, MACS 441. 3
Prerequisite: CSCI442. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
CSCI473. HUMAN-CENTERED ROBOTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI445. WEB PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CSCI573,
Equivalent with MACS445,
(I) Human-centered robotics is an interdisciplinary area that bridges
(I) Web Programming is a course for programmers who want to develop
research and application of methodology from robotics, machine vision,
web-based applications. It covers basic website design extended by
machine learning, human-computer interaction, human factors, and
client-side and server-side programming. Students should acquire an
cognitive science. Students will learn about fundamental research in
understanding of the role and application of web standards to website
human-centered robotics, as well as develop computational models for
development. Topics include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript,
robotic perception, internal representation, robotic learning, human-
PHP and database connectivity. At the conclusion of the course students
robot interaction, and robot cognition for decision making. Prerequisites:
should feel confident that they can design and develop dynamic Web
CSCI262 and MATH201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
applications on their own. Prerequisites: CSCI262. Co-requisite:
CSCI474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI403. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with MATH474,
CSCI446. WEB APPLICATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
(II) Web Applications is a course for programmers who want to learn how
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
to move beyond creating dynamic web pages and build effective web-
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
based applications. At the completion of this course, students should
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
know HTTP, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Ajax, Ruby, RESTful architectures and Web
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
services. Additionally students should have considered a variety of
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
issues related to web application architecture, including but not limited
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
to security, performance and cloud-based deployment environments.
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
Prerequisites: CSCI445. Co-requisites: CSCI400. 3 hours lecture, 3
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
semester hours.
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
Prerequisites: CSCI262, (MATH334 or MATH335), MATH358. 3 hours
CSCI447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with MATH447,
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
CSCI475. INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY. 3.0 Semester
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
Hrs.
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
(I) Information Security and Privacy provides a hands-on introduction to
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
the principles and best practices in information and computer security.
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
Lecture topics will include basic components of information security
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
including threat assessment and mitigation, policy development, forensics
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
investigation, and the legal and political dimensions of information
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
security. Prerequisite: CSCI 262 and CSCI 341 (required); CSCI 274
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
(recommended). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours.
CSCI498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
CSCI448. MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I) This course covers basic and advanced topics in mobile application
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
development. Topics include the mobile application lifecycle, user
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
interface components and layouts, storing persistent data, accessing
for credit under different titles.
network resources, using location and sensor APIs including GPS and
CSCI499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
accelerometer, starting and stopping system services, and threading.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
This is a project-based course where students will design and develop
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
complete applications. Prerequisite: CSCI306 with a grade of C- or
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
higher. Repeatable: Yes, if taught on a different platform (e.g., Android
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
vs. iPhone) up to 6 hours. 3 hours lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit.

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EENG198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
EENG299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
for credit under different titles.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.
EENG199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
EENG307. INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3.0
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Semester Hrs.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
Equivalent with EGGN307,EGGN407,
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
(I, II) System modeling through an energy flow approach is presented,
hours. Repeatable for credit.
with examples from linear electrical, mechanical, fluid and/or thermal
systems. Analysis of system response in both the time domain and
EENG281. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
frequency domain is discussed in detail. Feedback control design
ELECTRONICS AND POWER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
techniques, including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and
Equivalent with DCGN381,EGGN281,EGGN381,
computational methods. Prerequisites: EENG281 or EENG282 or
(I, II) This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
PHGN215, and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
circuits. DC and single-phase AC networks are presented. Transient
analysis of RC, RL, and RLC circuits is studied as is the analysis of
EENG310. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor concepts. The following
Equivalent with EENG388,EGGN388,
topics are included: DC and single-phase AC circuit analysis, current
(I, II) The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-
and charge relationships. Ohm?s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors,
varying phenomena as signals which convey information and noise;
equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff?s Laws, Thevenin and
applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image processing,
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transformation,
and communications. Topics include convolution, Fourier series and
power and energy, maximum power transfer, first order transient
transforms, sampling and discrete-time processing of continuous-
response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor representation, time
time signals, modulation, and z-transforms. Prerequisites: (EENG281
domain and frequency domain concepts, and ideal transformers. The
or EENG282 or PHGN215) and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 1 hour
course features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software package.
recitation, 4 semester hours.
May not also receive credit for EENG282. Prerequisites: PHGN200; 3
EENG311. INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I,II) This course covers signals and noise in electrical systems. Topics
EENG282. ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
covered include information theory, signal to noise ratio, random
(I, II) This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
variables, probability density functions, statistics, noise, matched
circuits. DC and AC (single-phase and three-phase) networks are
filters, coding and entropy, power spectral density, and bit error rate.
presented. Transient analysis of RC and RL circuits is studied as is the
Applications are taken from radar, communications systems, and signal
analysis of circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor concepts.
processing. Prerequisite: EENG310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
The following topics are included: DC and AC circuit analysis, current
EENG334. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ELECTRICAL. 3.0
and charge relationships. Ohm?s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors,
Semester Hrs.
equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff?s Laws, Thevenin and
Equivalent with EGGN334,
Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transformation,
(S) Experience in the engineering design process involving analysis,
power and energy, maximum power transfer, first order transient
design, and simulation. Students use engineering, mathematics and
response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor representation, time
computers to model, analyze, design and evaluate system performance.
domain and frequency domain concepts, and steady-state analysis of
Teamwork emphasized. Prerequisites: EENG284, EENG385 and
single-phase and three-phase ac power circuits. May not also receive
EENG389. Three weeks in summer session; 3 semester hours.
credit for EENG281. Prerequisites: PHGN 200; 3 hours lecture; 3 lab
hours; 4 semester hours.
EENG340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN340,EGGN340E,
EENG284. DIGITAL LOGIC. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering related employment for a
Equivalent with EGGN284,EGGN384,
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives
(I, II) Fundamentals of digital logic design. Covers combinational
are achieved. Students must meet with the Department Head prior to
and sequential logic circuits, programmable logic devices, hardware
enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their individual Co-
description languages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
op program. Prerequisites: Second semester sophomore status and
Laboratory component introduces simulation and synthesis software
a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester hours
and hands-on hardware design. Prerequisites: CSCI261. Co-requisites:
credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit earned in
EENG282 or EENG281 or PHGN215. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4
EENG340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free elective credit
semester hours.
hours if, in the judgment of the Department Head, the required term
EENG298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
paper adequately documents the fact that the work experience entailed
Semester Hr.
high-quality application of engineering principles and practice. Applying
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
the credits as free electives requires the student to submit a Declaration
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Requirements form obtained from the Career Center to the Department
for credit under different titles.
Head.

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EENG382. ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EENG398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
Equivalent with EGGN382,
Semester Hr.
(I, II) This course provides for the continuation of basic circuit analysis
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
techniques developed in EENG281, by providing the theoretical and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
mathematical fundamentals to understand and analyze complex electric
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
circuits. The key topics covered include: (i) Steady-state analysis of
for credit under different titles.
single-phase and three-phase AC power circuits, (ii) Laplace transform
EENG399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
techniques, (iii) Frequency response of active and passive filter circuits,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(iv) Circuit Analysis using Fourier Series(v) Circuit Analysis using Fourier
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Transforms, (vi) Two-port networks. The course features PSPICE, a
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
commercial circuit analysis software package. Prerequisites: EENG281. 3
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
Semester Hours.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
EENG383. MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERFACING.
EENG411. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
4.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN481,
Equivalent with EGGN383,EGGN482,
(II) This course introduces the mathematical and engineering aspects of
(I, II) Microprocessor and microcontroller architecture focusing on
digital signal processing (DSP). An emphasis is placed on the various
hardware structures and elementary machine and assembly language
possible representations for discrete-time signals and systems (in the
programming skills essential for use of microprocessors in data
time, z-, and frequency domains) and how those representations can
acquisition, control, and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital
facilitate the identification of signal properties, the design of digital filters,
signal conditioning, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A
and the sampling of continuous-time signals. Advanced topics include
converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication
sigma-delta conversion techniques, multi-rate signal processing, and
standards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer system;
spectral analysis. The course will be useful to all students who are
design and implementation of interfacing projects. Prerequisites:
concerned with information bearing signals and signal processing in a
(EENG281 or EENG282 or PHGN215) and EENG284. 3 hours lecture; 3
wide variety of application settings, including sensing, instrumentation,
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
control, communications, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and
EENG385. ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
imaging. Prerequisite: EENG310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with EGGN385,
EENG413. ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 4.0
(I, II) Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction diode
Semester Hrs.
operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, biasing
Equivalent with EGGN483,
techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and power supply design,
(II) Signal classification; Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal
laboratory study of semiconductor circuit characteristics. Prerequisites:
representation; modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast,
EENG382 or EENG307. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
data transmission, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: EENG310. 3 hours
EENG386. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
ELECTROMAGNETICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EENG417. MODERN CONTROL DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN386,
Equivalent with EGGN417,
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to electromagnetic theory as
(I) Control system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods,
applied to electrical engineering problems in wireless communications,
from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation. The course
transmission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory and
begins with an overview of feedback control design technique from the
applications are based on Maxwell's equations, which describe the
frequency domain perspective, including sensitivity and fundamental
electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay between them, and how
limitations. State space realization theory is introduced, and system
they transport energy. Matlab and PSPICE will be used in homework
identification methods for parameter estimation are introduced.
assignments, to perform simulations of electromagnetic interference,
Computerbased methods for control system design are presented.
electromagnetic energy propagation along transmission lines on printed
Prerequisite: EENG307. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
circuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns. Prerequisites: EENG281
or EENG282 or EENG382, and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
EENG421. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PHYSICS AND DESIGN. 3.0
hours.
Semester Hrs.
(I) This course will explore the field of semiconductors and the
EENG389. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY. 4.0
technological breakthroughs which they have enabled. We will begin by
Semester Hrs.
investigating the physics of semiconductor materials, including a brief
Equivalent with EGGN389,
foray into quantum mechanics. Then, we will focus on understanding pn
(I, II) This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical
junctions in great detail, as this device will lead us to many others (bipolar
machines. The following topics are included: DC, single-phase and
transistors, LEDs, solar cells). We will explore these topics through a
three-phase AC circuit analysis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials,
range of sources (textbooks, scientific literature, patents) and discuss
transformer analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic analysis
the effects they have had on Western society. As time allows, we will
of rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase induction motors, and
conclude with topics of interest to the students (possibilities include
laboratory study of external characteristics of machines and transformers.
quantum devices, MOSFETs, lasers, and integrated circuit fabrication
Prerequisites: EENG282 or EENG382. Co-requisite: EENG386. 3 hours
techniques). Prerequisite: EENG385. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 65
EENG425. INTRODUCTION TO ANTENNAS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EENG489. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY SYSTEMS AND
(II) This course provides an introduction to antennas and antenna arrays.
POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Theoretical analysis and use of computer programs for antenna analysis
(II) The course presents a unified approach for understanding and
and design will be presented. Experimental tests and demonstrations
applying computational methods, computer-aided analysis and design
will also be conducted to complement the theoretical analysis. Students
of electric power systems. Applications will range from power electronics
are expected to use MATLAB to model antennas and their performance.
to power systems, power quality, and renewable energy. Focus will be
Prerequisites: EENG386.
on how these seemingly diverse applications all fit within the smart-
grid paradigm. This course builds on background knowledge of electric
EENG427. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
circuits, control of dc/dc converters and inverters, energy conversion and
(I, II, S) This course provides the tools needed to analyze and design a
power electronics by preparing students in applying the computational
wireless system. Topics include link budgets, satellite communications,
methods for multi-domain simulation of energy systems and power
cellular communications, handsets, base stations, modulation techniques,
electronics engineering problems. Prerequisites: EENG282 or EENG382.
RF propagation, coding, and diversity. Students are expected to complete
1 hour lecture, 2 lab hours, 3 semester hours.
an extensive final project. Prerequisites: EENG386, EENG311, and
EENG310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
EENG470. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0
EENG498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
Semester Hrs.
Semester Hr.
Equivalent with EGGN485,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Power electronics are used in a broad range of applications from
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
control of power flow on major transmission lines to control of motor
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
speeds in industrial facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power
for credit under different titles.
supplies. This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and
EENG499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC, AC/
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many configurations.
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Prerequisites: EENG282. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
EENG472. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Equivalent with EGGN486,
(Taught on Demand) This course provides the fundamentals to
Mechanical Engineering
understand and analyze renewable energy powered electric circuits. It
covers practical topics related to the design of alternative energy based
2015-2016
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and broad
knowledge of the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics,
electronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of the main
Program Description
objectives of this course is to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of
integration of the alternative sources of energy, including hydropower,
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a design-
wind power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems. Power
oriented undergraduate program that emphasizes fundamental
electronic systems will be discussed and how those electronic systems
engineering principles. Students receive a strong foundation in
can be used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy
mechanical engineering disciplines, and a working knowledge of modern
applications. Prerequisite: EENG382. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering tools. Classroom education is augmented with extensive
practical laboratory experiences. Successful graduates are well-prepared
EENG480. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
for a mechanical engineering career in a world of rapid technological
Equivalent with EGGN484,
change.
(I) 3-phase power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equivalent
circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calculations, symmetrical
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
components and unsymmetrical faults, system grounding, power-flow,
selection of major equipment, design of electric power distribution
Engineering
systems. Prerequisite: EENG389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
During the freshman and sophomore years, students complete a set of
EENG481. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED ENERGY
core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and fundamental
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
engineering disciplines. These years also include engineering design
Equivalent with EGGN487,
coursework within Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPIC
(II) The course investigates the design, operation and analysis of
151) and Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (MEGN 200). This
complex interconnected electric power grids, the basis of our electric
experience teaches design methodology and stresses the creative
power infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
aspects of the mechanical engineering profession. Additionally in the
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring, ensuring
first two years, courses in humanities and social sciences allow students
system reliability, maintaining security, and developing systems that are
to explore the linkages between the environment, human society, and
safe to operate has become increasingly more difficult. Because of the
engineered devices.
complexity of the problems encountered, analysis and design procedures
rely on the use of sophisticated power system simulation computer
In the junior and senior years, students complete an advanced
programs. The course features some commonly used commercial
engineering core that includes fluid mechanics, thermodynamics,
software packages. Prerequisites: EENG480. 2 Lecture Hours, 3
heat transfer, numerical methods, control theory, machine design,
Laboratory Hours, 3 Semester Hours.
computational engineering, and manufacturing processes. This

66 Mechanical Engineering
engineering core is complemented by courses in economics and elective
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
courses in humanities and social sciences. Students must also take
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
three advanced technical electives and three additional free electives
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
to explore specific fields of interest. In the senior year, all students
(SC1)
must complete a capstone design course focused on a multidisciplinary
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
engineering project.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Students in mechanical engineering spend considerable time in
AND ENGINEERS II
laboratories, including the Design Lab with a variety of prototyping
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
and testing equipment. Students are also encouraged to become
16.0
involved in research that is being conducted within the Department of
Mechanical Engineering. These research areas include: biomechanics;
Sophomore
solid mechanics and materials; thermal-fluid systems; and robotics,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
automation, and design.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited
by ABET.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Program Educational Objectives
OPTICS
(Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Engineering)
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
The Mechanical Engineering program contributes to the educational
MEGN200
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Accreditation Criteria. Accordingly, the Mechanical Engineering Program
18.0
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives for
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree:
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Within three to five years of completing their degree, graduates will be:
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS


3.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
• Applying their Mechanical Engineering education as active
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL

3.0
contributors in the workforce or graduate school;
CIRCUITS, ELECTRONICS AND
• Effective at communicating technical information in a diverse and
POWER
globally integrated society;
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
MEGN312
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID


3.0
• Demonstrating their commitment to continued professional
MECHANICS
development through training, coursework, and/or professional
society involvement; and
15.5
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
• Exemplifying ethical and social responsibility in their professional
MEGN201
MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION


3.0
activities.
3.0
Junior
Bachelor of Science in
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Mechanical Engineering Degree
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
Requirements:
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
Freshman
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
COMPUTING
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
ENGINEERING
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
16.5
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I


4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
or GEGN 101
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
AND ENGINEERS I
ENGINEERING LABORATORY II
17.0
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0

Colorado School of Mines 67
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK


3.0
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
CONTROL SYSTEMS
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN


4.0
MOVEMENT
MEGN381
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES


3.0
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
17.5
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
Senior
MEGN466
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENGINES
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
MEGN485
MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH
3.0
NETWORK MODELS
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MEGN493
ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
3.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY III
MEGN498
(SPECIAL TOPICS)
1-6
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
MEGN5XX
ANY 500-LEVEL MEGN COURSE
MECH
Mechanical Engineering Elective


3.0
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
ELECT
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering Elective


3.0
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
ELECT
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
16.0
MTGN464L
FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY
1.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
MTGN560
ANALYSIS OF METALLURGICAL FAILURES
3.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering Elective*


3.0
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
4.0
ELECT
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION
3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
EVALUATION
15.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
4.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
* Mechanical Engineering students are required to take three Mechanical
PROCESSING LABORATORY
Engineering elective courses. At least one of these courses must be from
PHGN440
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
3.0
List A, the remaining must be from List B.
Combined Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering List A Electives:
Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
Mechanical Engineering offers a five year combined program in which
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering skills
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
supplemented with graduate coursework in mechanical engineering.
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
Upon completion of the program, students receive two degrees, the
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of
Mechanical Engineering List B Electives:
Science in Mechanical Engineering.
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
Undergraduate/Graduate degree student may occur as early as the
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
first semester Junior year and must be granted no later than the end of
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
registration the last semester Senior year. Students must meet minimum
GPA admission requirements for the graduate degree.
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit hours for the M.S.
EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
4.0
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
INTERFACING
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
4.0
the courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). The
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Bulletin provides detail into the
EENG386
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING
3.0
graduate program and includes specific instructions regarding required
ELECTROMAGNETICS
and elective courses. Students may switch from the combined program,
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a M.S. degree
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
with a thesis option; however, if students change degree programs they
EGGN401
PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE
3.0
must satisfy all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
ENGINEERING

68 Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Areas of Special
are required (11.0 credits). Three more courses may be chosen from the
Interest (ASI)
proposed list of electives. The list of electives will be modified as new
related courses become available.
and Minor Programs
Required Courses (11.0 credits)
General Requirements
BIOL110
BIOLOGY I
4.0
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers minor and ASI
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
programs. Students who elect an ASI or minor, must fulfill all prerequisite
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY
1.0
requirements for each course in a chosen sequence. Students in
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
the sciences or mathematics must be prepared to meet prerequisite
ENGINEERING
requirements in fundamental engineering and engineering science
courses. Students in engineering disciplines are better positioned to
Biomechanical Engineering Elective Courses
meet the prerequisite requirements for courses in the minor and ASI
Mechanical Engineering program. (See Minor/ASI section of the Bulletin
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
for all requirements for a minor/ASI at CSM.)
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
MOVEMENT
For an Area of Special Interest in Mechanical Engineering, the
student must complete a minimum of 12 hours from the following:
or MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
MOVEMENT
MEGN312
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS
3.0
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
For a Minor in Mechanical Engineering, the student must complete a
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
minimum of 18 hours from the following:
MEGN553
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
1. Required Courses (choose three, 9 credit hours)
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND
MEGN312
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS
3.0
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
MEGN x98, x99
SPECIAL TOPICS *
3.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
or MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
2. Tracks (choose one track):
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
Robotics, Automation & Design Track (10 credit hours)
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
3.0
CBEN306
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
AND BRAIN
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN
4.0
CBEN309
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
MEGN381
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
3.0
AND BRAIN LABORATORY
or MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
or MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
or MEGN485
MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
NETWORK MODELS
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
Solid Materials Track (9 credit hours)
PHGN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
*
As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted as
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
3.0
relevant to the biomechanical engineering minor.
Thermal-Fluids Track (9 credit hours)
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Professor and Department Head
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
Gregory S. Jackson
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
Biomechanical Engineering Minor
Robert J. Kee
General Requirements
Professors
To obtain a Biomechanical Engineering Minor, students must take at
John R. Berger
least 18.0 credits from the courses listed below. Fundamentals of Biology
I (BIOL110), General Biology II (CBEN303) and associated Laboratory
Cristian V. Ciobanu
(CBEN323), and Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering (MEGN330)

Colorado School of Mines 69
Graham G. W. Mustoe
Research Professor
Alexandra Newman
George Gilmer
Associate professors
Research Associate Professor
Joel M. Bach
Huayang Zhu
Robert Braun
Research Assistant Professors
Anthony Petrella
Christopher B. Dryer
John P. H. Steele
Branden Kappes
Neal Sullivan
Sandrine Ricote
Cameron Turner
Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ruichong "Ray" Zhang
Michael Mooney
Assistant professors
Courses
Gregory Bogin
EGGN399MB. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
EGGN399MC. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Ozkan Celik
MEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Steven DeCaluwe
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Jason Porter
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
Anne Silverman
MEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Aaron Stebner
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Paulo Tabares-Velasco
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
Nils Tilton
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Douglas Van Bossuyt
MEGN200. INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
Xiaoli Zhang
(I, II) Students will learn the fundamentals behind mechanical
Teaching Associate Professors
engineering, design and drafting. The course will include an introduction
to solid modeling using CAD and/or SolidWorks. Students will also
Robert Amaro
gain understanding of how to visualize and present technical data.
Understanding of the design process will be expanded from the previous
Jenifer Blacklock
course by understanding how drawing and prototyping are implemented
Jered Dean
through practice in a common team design project. Teamwork,
presentations, and technical writing will be an integral part of this course.
Ventzi Karaivanov
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 hours lecture; 3.0 semester hours.
Leslie M. Light
MEGN201. MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN235,
Derrick Rodriguez
(S) This course provides the student with hands-on experience in
the use of modern engineering tools as part of the design process
Emeriti Professors
including modeling, fabrication, and testing of components and systems.
Student use engineering, mathematics and computers to conceptualize,
Robert King
model, create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
Michael B. McGrath
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work in teams.
Prerequisites: EENG281, MEGN200, and MEGN312 or CEEN311. Three
Emerita Professor
weeks in summer field session; 3 semester hours.
Joan P. Gosink
MEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Emeritus Associate Professor
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
David Munoz
for credit under different titles.

70 Mechanical Engineering
MEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
MEGN351. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Equivalent with EGGN351,
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
(I, II, S) Fluid properties, fluid statics, control-volume analysis,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
Bernoulli equation, differential analysis and Navier-Stokes equations,
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
dimensional analysis, internal flow, external flow, open-channel flow, and
hours. Repeatable for credit.
turbomachinery. May not also receive credit for CEEN310 or PEGN251.
Prerequisite: CEEN241 or MNGN317. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MEGN312. INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
MEGN361. THERMODYNAMICS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II, S) Introduction to the theory and application of the principles of
Equivalent with EGGN371,
Solid Mechanics by placing an early focus on free body diagrams,
(I, II, S) A comprehensive treatment of thermodynamics from a
stress and strain transformations, and failure theories. Covered topics
mechanical engineering point of view. Thermodynamic properties of
include: stress and stress transformation, strain and strain transformation,
substances inclusive of phase diagrams, equations of state, internal
mechanical properties of materials, axial load, torsion, bending,
energy, enthalpy, entropy, and ideal gases. Principles of conservation
transverse shear, combined loading, pressure vessels, failure theories,
of mass and energy for steady-state and transient analyses. First and
stress concentrations, thermal stress, deflection of beams and shafts,
Second Law of thermodynamics, heat engines, and thermodynamic
and column buckling. Upon completion of the course, students will be
efficiencies. Application of fundamental principles with an emphasis on
able to apply the principles of Solid Mechanics to the analysis of elastic
refrigeration and power cycles. May not also receive credit for CHGN209
structures under simple and combined loading, use free body diagrams
or CBEN210. Prerequisite: MATH213/MATH223/MATH224. 3 hours
in the analysis of structures, use failure theories to assess safety of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
design, and effectively communicate the outcomes of analysis and design
MEGN381. MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
problems. May not also receive credit for CEEN311. Prerequisites:
Equivalent with EGGN390,MEGN380,
CEEN241. Co-requisites: MEGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes with
MEGN315. DYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
emphasis on process selection and laboratory measurements of process
Equivalent with EGGN315,
conditions with product variables. Consideration of relations among
(I, II, S) Absolute and relative motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-
material properties, process settings, tooling features and product
momentum, vibrations. Prerequisites: CEEN241 and MATH225. 3 hours
attributes. Design and implementation of a process for manufacture of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
a given component. Manual and Automated manufacturing and their
implementation in plant layouts. Understanding how to eliminate waste in
MEGN330. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
manufacturing processes and enhance scheduling and satisfying client
Semester Hrs.
needs. Quality, tolerances and standards will be discussed along with
Equivalent with BELS325,BELS420,EGGN325,EGGN420,
their importance in a manufacturing setting. Prerequisites: MEGN312 or
(I) The application of mechanical engineering principles and techniques
CEEN311 and MTGN202. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
to the human body presents many unique challenges. The discipline of
Biomedical Engineering (more specifically, Biomechanical Engineering)
MEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
Semester Hr.
Biomechanical Engineering includes such areas as biomechanics,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and overview
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
of, Biomechanical Engineering and to prepare the student for more
for credit under different titles.
advanced Biomechanical coursework. At the end of the semester,
MEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
students should have a working knowledge of the special considerations
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
necessary to apply various mechanical engineering principles to the
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
human body. Prerequisites: MEGN312 or CEEN311 and PHGN200. Co-
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
requisites: MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
MEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Equivalent with EGGN340,EGGN340M,
MEGN412. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering related employment for a
Hrs.
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives
Equivalent with EGGN422,
are achieved. Students must meet with the Department Head prior to
(I, II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their individual Co-
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses,
op program. Prerequisites: Second semester sophomore status and
Hooke's law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to
a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester hours
elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled
credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit earned in
members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and
MEGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free elective credit
beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
hours if, in the judgment of the Department Head, the required term
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or MEGN312. 3
paper adequately documents the fact that the work experience entailed
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
high-quality application of engineering principles and practice. Applying
the credits as free electives requires the student to submit a Declaration
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
Requirements form obtained from the Career Center to the Department
Head.

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MEGN416. ENGINEERING VIBRATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MEGN441. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN478,
Equivalent with EGGN400,
(II) Theory of mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-
(I, II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineering of
degree-of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations to
intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators. Covers guidance and
different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic and general
force sensing, perception of the environment around a mobile vehicle,
transient loading. Derive model systems using D'Alambert's principle,
reasoning about the environment to identify obstacles and guidance path
Lagrange's equations and Hamilton's principle. Analysis of natural
features and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
frequencies and mode shapes. Role of damping in machines and
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics, dynamics,
structures. Analysis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal
and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator and intelligent mobile
superposition method and the transient Duhamel integral method.
robotics research and development. Introduces principles and concepts
Prerequisite: MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of guidance, position, and force sensing; vision data processing; basic
path and trajectory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
MEGN424. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisites: CSCI261 and EENG281. 2 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3
Equivalent with EGGN413,
semester hours.
(I, II, S) This course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the student with the
MEGN451. FLUID MECHANICS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
necessary background to use the computer as a tool for engineering
Equivalent with EGGN473,
analysis and design. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method and
(II) Review of elementary fluid mechanics and engineering, two-
associated computational engineering software have become significant
dimensional external flows, boundary layers, flow separation;
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is directed to
Compressible flow, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-
learning the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechanical
Meyer expansion fans, Fanno and Rayleigh flow; Introduction to
engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evaluation of the
flow instabilities (e.g., Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Raleigh Benard
results of a FEA using classical methods (from statics and mechanics of
convection). Prerequisite: MEGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials) and engineering judgment is employed throughout the course.
MEGN461. THERMODYNAMICS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: MEGN312 or CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with EGGN403,
MEGN430. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) This course extends the subject matter of Thermodynamics I (MEGN
Equivalent with BELS425,EGGN425,
361) to include the study of exergy, ideal gas mixture properties,
(II) This course is intended to provide mechanical engineering students
psychrometrics and humid air processes, chemical reactions, and the 1st,
with a second course in musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of the
2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics as applied to reacting systems.
semester, students should have in-depth knowledge and understanding
Chemical equilibrium of multi-component systems, and simultaneous
necessary to apply mechanical engineering principles such as statics,
chemical reactions of real combustion and reaction processes are
dynamics, and mechanics of materials to the human body. The course
studied. Phase equilibrium, ionization, and the thermodynamics of
will focus on the biomechanics of injury since understanding injury
compressible flow (nozzles and shock) are also introduced. Concepts of
will require developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.
the above are explored through the analysis of advanced thermodynamic
Prerequisites: MEGN315, CEEN311 or MEGN312, MEGN330. 3 hours
systems, such as cascaded and absorption refrigeration systems,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
cryogenics, and advanced gas turbine and combined power cycles.
Prerequisite: MEGN351, MEGN361. 3 hours lecture plus discussion
MEGN435. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.
section; 3 semester hours.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS426,EGGN426,
MEGN466. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES.
(II) Introduction to modeling and simulation in biomechanics. The course
3.0 Semester Hrs.
includes a synthesis of musculoskeletal properties and interactions with
(II) Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs); with a specific
the environment to construct detailed computer models and simulations.
focus on Compression Ignition (CI) and Spark Ignition (SI) reciprocating
The course will culminate in individual class projects related to each
engines. This is an applied thermo science course designed to introduce
student?s individual interests. Prerequisites: MEGN315 and MEGN330. 3
students to the fundamentals of both 4-stroke and 2-stroke reciprocating
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engines ranging in size from model airplane engines to large cargo ship
engines. Course is designed as a one ? semester course for students
MEGN436. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
without prior experience with IC engines, however, the course will
Equivalent with BELS428,BELS428,EGGN428,
also include advanced engine technologies designed to deliver more
Computational Biomechanics provides an introduction to the application
horsepower, utilize less fuel, and meet stringent emission regulations.
of computer simulation to solve some fundamental problems in
Discussion of advancements in alternative fueled engines will be covered
biomechanics and bioengineering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical
as well. This course also includes an engine laboratory designed to
image reconstruction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics,
provide hands-on experience and provide further insight into the material
and inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
covered in the lectures. Prerequisites: MEGN351, MEGN361. Co-
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer model as a
requisites: MEGN471. 3 hours lecture; 1.0 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and validation of
computational techniques. Clinical application of biomechanical modeling
tools is highlighted and impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated.
Prerequisites: MEGN424, MEGN330. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Fall odd years.

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MEGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
MEGN493. ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Hrs.
Equivalent with CBEN469,CHEN469,EGGN469,MTGN469,
Equivalent with EGGN493,
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
(II) The application of gradient, stochastic and heuristic optimization
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
algorithms to linear and nonlinear optimization problems in constrained
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
and unconstrained design spaces. Students will consider problems
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
with continuous, integer and mixed-integer variables, problems with
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
single or multiple objectives and the task modeling design spaces and
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
constraints. Design optimization methods are becoming of increasing
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
importance in engineering design and offer the potential to reduce design
cycle times while improving design quality by leveraging simulation
MEGN471. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and historical design data. Prerequisites: MATH213 and MATH225
Equivalent with EGGN471,
(Required), CSCI260 or CSCI261 or other experience with computer
(I, II) Engineering approach to conduction, convection, and radiation,
programming languages (Suggested). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
including steadystate conduction, nonsteady-state conduction, internal
heat generation conduction in one, two, and three dimensions, and
MEGN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
combined conduction and convection. Free and forced convection
MEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
including laminar and turbulent flow, internal and external flow. Radiation
Semester Hr.
of black and grey surfaces, shape factors and electrical equivalence.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235, and MEGN351, and MEGN361 or
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
PHGN341. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
MEGN481. MACHINE DESIGN. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
Equivalent with EGGN411,
MEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) This course is an introduction to the principles of mechanical design.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Methods for determining static, fatigue and surface failure are presented.
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Analysis and selection of machine components such as shafts, keys,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
couplings, bearings, gears, springs, power screws, and fasteners is
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
covered. Prerequisites: MEGN315 or PHGN350, and MEGN424. 3 hours
hours. Repeatable for credit.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MEGN482. MECHANICAL DESIGN USING GD&T. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Design -- EPICS (Engineering
Equivalent with EGGN410,
(II) The mechanical design process can be broadly grouped into
Practices Introductory Course
three phases: requirements and concept, design and analysis, details
Sequence)
and drawing package. In this class students will learn concepts and
techniques for the details and drawing package phase of the design
Design EPICS is designed to prepare students for their upper-division
process. The details of a design are critical to the success of a design
courses and to develop some of the key skills of the professional
project. The details include selection and implementation of a variety of
engineer: the ability to solve complex, open-ended problems, the ability to
mechanical components such as fasteners (threaded, keys, retaining
work in teams, the ability to select a solution from competing alternatives,
rings), bearing and bushings. Fits and tolerances will also be covered.
and the ability to communicate effectively. The first semester course,
Statistical tolerance analysis will be used to verify that an assembly
EPIC151, is required by all undergraduate options. The second semester
will fit together and to optimize the design. Mechanical drawings have
course, EPIC251, is required by all undergraduate engineering options
become sophisticated communication tools that are used throughout
according to ABET requirements. EPIC251 is not required for majors in
the processes of design, manufacturing, and inspection. Mechanical
Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Electrical Engineering
drawings are interpreted either by the ANSI or ISO standard which
and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Economics and
includes Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). In this course
Business.
the student will learn to create mechanical drawings that communicate
all of the necessary information to manufacture the part, inspect the
An award-winning program, Design EPICS replaces the traditional
part, and allow the parts to be assembled successfully. Prerequisite:
core courses in introductory computing skills, graphics, and technical
MEGN201. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
communication. Whenever possible, instruction in these subjects is
MEGN485. MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH NETWORK
"hands-on" and experimental, with the instructor serving as both mentor
MODELS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and lecturer.
Equivalent with EBGN456,
Problem-solving skills are developed through open-ended design
(I) We examine network flow models that arise in manufacturing, energy,
problems organized as semester-long "projects," which the students
mining, transportation and logistics: minimum cost flow models in
solve in teams. Projects grow in content and complexity as the program
transportation, shortest path problems in assigning inspection effort on a
applies a guided methodology to projects submitted by an external client.
manufacturing line, and maximum flow models to allocate machine-hours
The projects require extensive library research and self-education in
to jobs. We also discuss an algorithm or two applicable to each problem
appropriate technical areas; they also require students to consider non-
class. Computer use for modeling (in a language such as AMPL) and
technical constraints (economic, ethical, political, societal, etc.) and
solving (with software such as CPLEX) these optimization problems is
incorporate them into their solutions.
introduced. Prerequisites: MATH111. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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Written and oral communications skills are studied and practiced as an
EPIC252. LEADERSHIP DESIGN II. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
integral part of the project work. Specific graphics and computing skills
(I,II). EPIC252 can be taken in place of EPIC251. Students integrate
are integrated within projects wherever applicable.
teamwork, communications, computer software applications and project
management skills to solve engineering problems, and the deliverables
Director
are equivalent to those for EPICS 251. In addition, students examine
the global nature of modern engineering design by combining a project
Leslie Light, Program Director and Teaching Associate Professor of
of global interest with an emphasis on leadership and communications
Mechanical Engineering
skills across a variety of cultures. To support these objectives, students
Teaching Professor
conduct research in the effect of international influences and cultural
diversity on the acceptance and implementation of their design solutions.
Joel G. Duncan, (also in Geology & Geological Engineering)
Prerequisite: EPIC151. 4 semester hours.
Teaching Associate Professor
EPIC261. EPICS II: GIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II,S): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Natalie Van Tyne
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
Teaching Assistant Professor
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
Martin J. Spann
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
Courses
where to find the information efficiently. EPICS 261 GIS incorporates
instruction and practice in ArcView, a geographic information system
EPIC151. DESIGN (EPICS) I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
software package, to enable students to capture, manage, analyze and
(I,II,S). Design EPICS I introduces students to a design process that
display geographic information in maps, charts or tables, with projects
includes open-ended problem solving and teamwork integrated with
that depend on GIS for their design solutions. Recent projects involving
the use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
the use of GIS include campus emergency management and room usage
Computer applications emphasize graphical visualization and production
maps, groundwater testing well analysis and reporting for the Colorado
of clear and coherent graphical images, charts, and drawings. Teams
Department of Agriculture and trail maps for the Foothills Recreation
assess engineering ethics, group dynamics and time management with
District. Prerequisite: EPIC151 or EPIC155. 3 semester hours.
respect to decisionmaking. The course emphasizes written technical
communications and introduces oral presentations. 3 semester hours.
EPIC262. EPICS II: AUTO CAD. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
EPIC155. EPICS I GRAPHICS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
(I,II). Instruction and practice inmechanical sketching and computer-
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
aided drafting methods.Specific lessons include perspective sketching,
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
geometricconstruction, isometric and orthographic views, dimensions,and
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
sections. Homework is assigned weekly. Each unit culminatesin one in-
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
class proficiency examination or extended written assignment, plus one
to find the information efficiently. EPICS 262-AutoCAD incorporates
capstone design portfolio. Prerequisites: None. 1hour lecture, 1 hour
semester-long instruction and practice in AutoCAD computer-aided
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
drawing, with projects involving the use of AutoCAD in design solutions.
EPIC198. SPECIAL TOPCS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Recent projects include remodeling plans for the Ford Building, a solar
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
tree house education center, an environmentally sustainable house,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
and new structural designs for use in Haiti following the January 2010
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
earthquake in Haiti. Students in the Civil Engineering and Environmental
for credit under different titles.
Engineering or in Mining Engineering, should consider registering for this
EPIC199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
course. Prerequisite: EPIC151 or EPIC155. 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
EPIC263. EPICS II: DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(S): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
EPIC251. DESIGN (EPICS) II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
(I,II,S). Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
to find the information efficiently. This course implements the design
which students integrate teamwork and communications with the use of
process with drilling technology and automated drilling processes to solve
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
multidisciplinary drilling project issues. Based on the project conditions
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
set by the client, various alternatives and configurations are possible to
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
meet the project objectives. Teams select and build a body of evidence
to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze team dynamics through
to market their most desirable alternatives. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3
weekly team meetings and progress reports. The course emphasizes
semester hours.
oral presentations and builds on written communications techniques
introduced in Design EPICS I Prerequisite: EPIC151 or EPIC155. 3
semester hours.

74 Design -- EPICS (Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence)
EPIC264. EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EPIC269. EPICS II: ENGINEERING PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
(I) Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
EPICS I, and focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
use teamwork to develop computer software as a tool to solve problems
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
related to engineering physics. Students will learn basic programming
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
skills and apply them to projects that relate to current research and
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
applications of physics. Projects are selected to represent real world
to find the information efficiently. There are typically eight geology-based
physics problems wherein creative and critical thinking skills are
projects in the course, based on the needs of multiple outside clients.
necessary. These projects often involve computer-based optimization
Many of the course deliverables are maps with associated data sets.
to obtain a solution. Students will learn how to analyze errors in
Prerequisite: EPIC151 or EPIC155. 3 semester hours.
data, and their effects on data interpretation and decision-making.
Engineering Physics majors are encouraged to take this course in the
EPIC265. EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
sophomore year. It is open to other students on a space-available basis.
(I,II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
Prerequisites: EPIC151. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 3 semester hours.
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
EPIC271. EPICS II MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
(II) Design Epics II Materials builds on the design process introduced
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
in Design Epics I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
student integrate teamwork and communication with the use of computer
where to find the information efficiently. This course emphasizes steady-
software as tools to solve materials engineering problems. Computer
state design in biochemical production processes and provides exposure
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
to information about various manufacturing and research segments.
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a materials
Projects are selected to represent real-world biochemical engineering
problem and where to find the information efficiently. Teams analyze
problems in biofuels, food sciences and pharmaceuticals, wherein
team dynamics through weekly team meetings and progress reports.
creative and critical thinking skills are necessary. These projects may
The course emphasizes oral presentations and builds on written
often involve computer-based optimization to obtain a solution. Students
communications techniques introduced in Design EPICS I. Prerequisite:
are exposed to the range of core engineering computation skills that are
EPIC151 or EPIC155. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
utilized in both the chemical and biochemical engineering disciplines, and
EPIC298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
subsequently employ these skills to their design projects. This approach
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
also integrates the content of future courses with the application of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
engineering design. Prerequisite: EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
EPIC266. EPICS II: CHEMICAL PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
(I, II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in
EPIC299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
in which students integrate teamwork and communication with the
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Computer applications emphasize information acquisition and processing
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
based on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
problem and where to find the information efficiently. This course
emphasizes steady-state design in chemical production processes
EPIC398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
and provides exposure to information about various manufacturing
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and research segments. Projects are selected to represent realworld
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
chemical engineering problems in the energy sectors, chemicals and
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
environmental stewardship, wherein creative and critical thinking skills
for credit under different titles.
are necessary. These projects may often involve computer-based
EPIC399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
optimization to obtain a solution. Students are exposed to the range of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
core engineering computation skills that are utilized in both the chemical
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and biochemical engineering disciplines, and subsequently employ these
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
skills to their design projects. This approach also integrates the content
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
of future courses with the application of engineering design. Prerequisite:
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EPIC151. 3 semester hours.
EPIC497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
EPIC267. EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EPIC498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
for credit under different titles.
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on
knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where
to find the information efficiently. Prerequisite: EPIC151 or EPIC155. 3
semester hours.

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EPIC499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Curriculum
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
All economics majors take forty-five percent of their courses in math,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
science, and engineering, including the same core required of all CSM
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
undergraduates. Students take another forty percent of their courses in
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
economics and business. The remaining fifteen percent of the course
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
work can come from any field. Many students complete minor programs
College of Earth Resource
in a technical field, such as computer science, engineering, geology or
environmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.
Sciences and Engineering
To complete the economics major, students must take 45 hours of 300
and 400 level economics and business courses. Of these, 18 hours
Please select from the list of links on the left to locate more information.
must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the required 45 hours must be
Economics and Business
taken in residence in the home department. For students participating
in an approved foreign study program, up to 19 hours of the 30 hours in
residence requirement may be taken abroad.
2015-16
Degree Requirements in Economics
Program Description
Freshman
The economy is becoming increasingly global and dependent on
lec
lab sem.hrs
advanced technology. In such a world, private companies and public
organizations need leaders and managers who understand economics
CORE
Common Core


33.0
and business, as well as science and technology.
33.0
Sophomore
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are designed to
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
bridge the gap that often exists between economists and managers,
on the one hand, and engineers and scientists, on the other. All Mines
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
undergraduate students are introduced to economic principles in a
DIST SCI
Distributed Science III*
3.0
3.0
required course, and many pursue additional course work in minor
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
programs or elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate
AND ENGINEERS III
students to economic and business principles so that they will understand
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
the economic and business environments, both national and global, in
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
which they will work and live.
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of Mines, the Division
16.5
of Economics and Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Most economics degrees at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
of Arts, with a strong liberal arts component. Our degree is grounded in
MICROECONOMICS
mathematics, engineering and the sciences. We graduate technologically
literate economists with quantitative economics and business skills that
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
give them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
FOR ENGINEERS
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Economics majors have a range of career options following their
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate degrees in economics,
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
business, or law. Others begin careers as managers, economic advisors,
and financial officers in business or government, often in organizations
EBGN
EBGN Elective I**
3.0
3.0
that deal with engineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
15.5
Junior
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Science in Economics)
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
MACROECONOMICS
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
Criteria, the educational objectives of the undergraduate program in
EBGN
EBGN Elective II**
3.0
3.0
economics and business are:
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
1. To provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory and
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
analytical techniques, taking advantage of the mathematical and
15.0
quantitative abilities of CSM undergraduate students; and
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
2. To prepare students for the work force, especially in organizations
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
in CSM’s areas of traditional strength (engineering, applied science,
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
mathematics and computer science), and for graduate school,
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS***
3.0
3.0
especially in economics, business, and law.
or EBGN Elective III**




76 Economics and Business
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
15.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN
EBGN Elective I
3.0
3.0
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
15.5
3.0
Junior
Senior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
MACROECONOMICS
ECONOMICS
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING***
3.0
3.0
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
or EBGN Elective III**



LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective IV**
3.0
3.0
15.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
15.0
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective V**
3.0
3.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND


3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective VI**
3.0
3.0
RESOURCE ECONOMICS
EBGN
EBGN Elective VII**
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
6.0
6.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
15.0
15.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Total Semester Hrs: 128.0
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to complete
3.0
a minimum of three out of five courses from the list of Distributed
Senior
Science Requirements. For Economics Majors, students have a
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
choice of three of the following: BIOL110, GEGN101, PHGN200,
CHGN122, and CSCI101.
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS
**
At least 2 EBGN elective courses must be at the 400-level or above.
EBGN430
ADVANCED ENERGY


3.0
*** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
ECONOMICS
Degree Requirements (Energy and
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING**
3.0
3.0
Environmental Economics specialization)
or EBGN Elective II



EBGN
EBGN Elective III
3.0
3.0
Freshman
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
15.0
CORE
Common Core


33.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
33.0
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS**
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
or EBGN Elective II



Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
DIST SCI
Distributed Science III*
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
6.0
6.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
15.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Total Semester Hrs: 128.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to complete
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
a minimum of three out of five courses from the list of Distributed
16.5
Science Requirements. For Economics Majors, students have a
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
choice of three of the following: BIOL110, GEGN101, PHGN200,
CHGN122, and CSCI101.
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
**
MICROECONOMICS
Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
FOR ENGINEERS

Colorado School of Mines 77
Minor Program in Economics
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
EBGN314
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3.0
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6 economics
courses, for a total of 18.0 credit hours. Minors are required to
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
take Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and either Intermediate
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
Microeconomics (EBGN301) or Intermediate Macroeconomics
EBGN345
PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE
3.0
(EBGN302). Students must complete 4 additional courses from the lists
EBGN360
INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3.0
below. Students may choose courses from either the economics focus
EBGN361
BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR
3.0
or the business focus list (or both). Regardless of their course selection,
ENTREPRENEURS
the minor remains "Economics." Economics courses taken as part of the
Humanities and Social Sciences electives can be counted toward the
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
minor.
EBGN459
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
EBGN460
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Area of Special Interest in Economics
EBGN461
STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
3.0
The area of special interest in Economics requires that students complete
SCIENCE
Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics
EBGN474
INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING
3.0
and business chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
Except for Principles of Economics (EBGN201), economics courses
Professors
taken to complete any other graduation requirement may not be counted
John T. Cuddington , Research Professor
toward the area of special interest.
Roderick G. Eggert
Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship
Graham A. Davis, William Jesse Coulter Professor
The objective of the Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship is to
supplement an engineering or applied science education with tools and
Michael R. Walls, Division Director and Professor
processes to recognize and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities.
These tools include financial forecasting, business models and the
Associate Professors
interrelationships of business functions including accounting, marketing,
finance, human resources and operations. The processes include
Edward J. Balistreri
developing feasibility studies and business plans.
Jared C. Carbone
The area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship requires that students
Michael B. Heeley
complete Principles of Economics (EBGN201), Business Principles for
Entrepreneurs (EBGN361), Introduction to Entrepreneurship (EBGN360)
Steffan Rebennack
and Business Plan Development (EBGN460), for a total of 12 credit
hours.
Assistant professors
Economics Focus
Harrison Fell
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
Ian Lange
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
Peter Maniloff
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
Teaching Associate Professors
ECONOMICS
Scott Houser
EBGN315
BUSINESS STRATEGY
3.0
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Becky Lafrancois
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
Mark Mondry
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
John Stermole
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
3.0
Professors Emeriti
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Carol A. Dahl
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
John E. Tilton
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
Franklin J. Stermole
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN495
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
3.0
Business Focus
EBGN304
PERSONAL FINANCE
3.0
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0

78 Economics and Business
Courses
EBGN303. ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EBGN390,
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
(II) (WI) Introduction to econometrics, including ordinary least-squares
Semester Hr.
and single- equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
equation models; specification error, serial correlation, heteroskedasticity,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
and other problems; distributive-lag models and other extensions,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
hypothesis testing and forecasting applications. Prerequisites: EBGN201
for credit under different titles.
and MATH201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(S) The management of household and personal finances. Overview of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
financial concepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
faced by individuals and households: budget management, taxes,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrowing, insurance,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
investments, meeting retirement goals, and estate planning. Survey of
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
principles and techniques for the management of a household?s assets
(I,II,S) Introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This course
and liabilities. Study of financial institutions and their relationship to
focuses on applying the economic way of thinking and basic tools of
households, along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
economic analysis. Economic effects of public policies. Analysis of
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
markets for goods, services and resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis.
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Measures of overall economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
(I, II) Survey and evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
statements, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, depletion,
semester hours.
and reserve methods for tax and internal management purposes. Cash
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
flow analysis in relation to planning and -decision making. Inventory
Semester Hr.
methods and cost controls related to dynamics of production and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
processing. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(II) Introduction to cost concepts and principles of management
for credit under different titles.
accounting including cost accounting. The course focuses on activities
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
that create value for customers and owners of a company and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting information to be used
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
in management decision making. Prerequisite: EBGN201, EBGN305. 3
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 3.0
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Semester Hrs.
EBGN301. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory to topics in environmental
Equivalent with EBGN411,
and resource economics. Topics include analysis of pollution control,
(I,II) This course introduces the theoretical and analytical foundations
benefit/cost analysis in decision-making and the associated problems
of microeconomics and applies these models to the decisions and
of measuring benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
interactions of consumers, producers and governments. Develops and
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource management,
applies models of consumer choice and production with a focus on
environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis of environmental
general equilibrium results for competitive markets. Examines the effects
regulations and resource policies. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
of market power and market failures on prices, allocation of resources
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and social welfare. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3 hours
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and knowledge
EBGN302. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
required of the manager in a complex, modern organization. Prerequisite:
Equivalent with EBGN412,
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I,II) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation for analyzing
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
both short-run and long-run economic performance across countries and
(II) An introduction to game theory and industrial organization (IO)
over time. The course discusses macroeconomic data analysis (including
principles at a practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
national income and balance of payments accounting), economic
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision, market
fluctuations and the potentially stabilizing roles of monetary, fiscal and
structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic positioning, and the
exchange rates policies, the role of expectations and intertemporal
economics of organizational design. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
considerations, and the determinants of long-run growth. The effects of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
external and internal shocks (such as oil price shocks, resource booms
and busts) are analyzed. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) The theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
technology and technological change. Topics include the economics of
research and development, inventions and patenting, the Internet, e-
commerce, and incentives for efficient implementation of technology.
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 79
EBGN321. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN360. INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3.0 Semester
Equivalent with CHEN421,
Hrs.
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
(I) This course introduces students to the entrepreneurial process,
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied to after-
focusing on the concepts, practices, and tools of the entrepreneurial
tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
world. This will be accomplished through a combination of readings,
Related topics on proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation, (2)
cases, speakers, and projects designed to convey the unique
leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
environment of entrepreneurship and new ventures. The mastery of
expected value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
concepts covered in this course will lead to an initial evaluation of new
service producing alternatives. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3
venture ideas. In this course students will interact with entrepreneurs,
semester hours.
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
learning process. Prerequisite: EBGN201. Corequisite: EBGN361. 3
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) This survey course introduces fundamental operations research
techniques in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
EBGN361. BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR ENTREPRENEURS. 3.0
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost flow),
Semester Hrs.
integer programming, and nonlinear programming. Stochastic
(I) Students will be introduced to each of the functional areas of an
(probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and simulation. Inventory
entrepreneurial business, including marketing, accounting, finance,
models are discussed as time permits. The emphasis in this applications
operations, human resources management, and business operations.
course is on problem formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel
The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship
Software. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, EBGN201, MATH112. 3 hours
of these business functions and, understand how they operate in an
lecture; 3 semester hours.
entrepreneurial start-up business. In this course students are expected to
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
learning process. The class will be highly interactive and your engaged
Equivalent with ENGY330,
participation and presence will be required. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3
(I) Study of economic theories of optimal resource extraction, market
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
power, market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC, energy
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation, electric utility
Semester Hr.
restructuring, energy taxes, environmental impacts of energy use,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
government R&D programs, and other energy topics. Prerequisite:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
EBGN340. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
This course considers the intersection of energy and environmental policy
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
from an economic perspective. Policy issues addressed include climate
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
change, renewable resources, externalities of energy use, transportation,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and economic development and sustainability. Prerequisites: EBGN201.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN401. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) (WI) Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic and macroeconomic
development policies and industrialization. The special problems and
problems. This course will involve both theoretical and empirical
opportunities created by an extensive mineral endowment, including
modeling. Specific topics will vary by semester depending on faculty
the Dutch disease and the resource-curse argument. The effect of
and student interest. Topics may include general equilibrium modeling,
value-added processing and export diversification on development.
computational economics, game theory, the economics of information,
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered
intertemporal allocations, economic growth, microfoundations of
alternate years.
macroeconomic models and policy simulation. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
EBGN302 and EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
EBGN403. FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and financial
Equivalent with EBGN402,
markets. Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation, risk
(S) (WI) An applied course for students majoring in economics. The field
and returns, interest rates, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting
session may consist of either participation in a computer simulation or an
and financing decisions. Introduction to financial engineering and
independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
financial risk management, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives.
In the computer simulation, students work as part of the senior executive
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
team of a company and are responsible for developing and executing a
strategy for their company with on-going decisions on everything from
new product development, to marketing, to finance and accounting.
Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303. 3 semester hours.

80 Economics and Business
EBGN404. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester
EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
(I) (WI) This course covers public-sector economics, including the
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic problems. This
fundamental institutions and relationships between the government and
course will involve both theoretical and empirical modeling of consumers,
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental generalequilibrium
producers and markets. Topics may include game theory, risk and
welfare theorems and their interaction with government policy instruments
uncertainty, the economics of information, intertemporal allocations and
that affect efficiency and distribution. Normative topics include an
general equilibrium modeling. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302 and
intensive study of the causes and consequences of, and policy
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
prescriptions for, market failure due to public goods, or other problems
associated with externalities and income distribution. Positive analysis
EBGN405. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS. 3.0
focuses on policy formation in the context of political- economy and public
Semester Hrs.
choice theories. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(I) This course is a sequel to Intermediate Macroeconomics. The
hours.
course will cover (i) modern economic growth theory and empirics;
(ii) microfoundations and econometric estimation of macroeconomic
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
relationships, such as consumption, gross fixed investment, inventory
(I) This course addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
behavior and the sustainability of fiscal deficits; and (iii) multi-sectoral
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard form and
models of international trade and finance. Other topics may include
other basics essential to understanding the Simplex method, the Simplex
real business cycle models, macroeconomic policy simulation,
method itself, duality theory, complementary slackness conditions, and
macroeconomic policy efficacy in globally integrated economies, foreign
sensitivity analysis. As time permits, multi-objective programming, an
repercussions effects, empirical relationships between interest rates and
introduction to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
exchange rates, and interactions between resource industries and the
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models discussed in
rest of the economy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, ENGN302, EBGN303. 3
this course include, but are not limited to, the areas of manufacturing,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
finance, energy, mining, transportation and logistics, and the military.
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH348 or EBGN409. 3 hours lecture; 3
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
(II) Application of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature and
EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differential and
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how firms
integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and dynamic
can better organize their operations so that they more effectively align
programming. Applications are taken from mineral, energy, and
their supply with the demand for their products and services. Supply
environmental issues, requiring both analytical and computer solutions
Chain Management (SCM) is concerned with the efficient integration
using programs such as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites:
of suppliers, factories, warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of
MATH213, EBGN301, EBGN302. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
distribution channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing economies
EBGN430. ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of scale for functional products, managing market- mediation costs for
(I) Application of economic models to understand markets for oil, gas,
innovative products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources. Models, modeling
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and
techniques and applications include market structure, energy efficiency,
revenue management. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
demand-side management, energy policy and regulation. The emphasis
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or contemporary
in the course is on the development of appropriate models and their
operational and financial hedging strategies. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
application to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN330. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN460. BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN437. REGIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course leads students through the process of developing a
(I) (WI) Analysis of the spatial dimension of economies and economic
detailed business plan for a start-up company. The creation of a business
decisions. Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
plan can be challenging, frustrating, fascinating and will lead to a more
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models of regional
in-depth understand of how businesses start and operate. Most new
economic growth. Measuring and forecasting economic impact and
ventures are started by teams, with complementary skills and experience
regional growth. Local and regional economic development policy. Urban
sets. In this class, therefore, students will work in teams to develop and
and regional spatial structure. Emphasis on application of tools and
write a business plan. This class is also about identifying a new product
techniques of regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture;
or service with a viable market and potential to develop into a profitable
3 semester hours.
enterprise by expanding the feasibility study work from EBGN360. This
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
course is the hands-on work of developing a business plan, and as such
(II) (WI) Theories and determinants of international trade, including static
is intense and demanding. Additionally, this course will integrate previous
and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains from trade. The
entrepreneurship, business and economics classes. In this course
history of arguments for and against free trade. The political economy of
students are expected to participate in class discussion, and be active
trade policy in both developing and developed countries. Prerequisite:
participants in the teaching/learning process. The class will be highly
EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interactive and engaged participation and presence will be required.
Prerequisites: EBGN360, EBGN361; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 81
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 3.0
Geology and Geological
Semester Hrs.
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course is an introduction to
Engineering
the use of probability models for analyzing risks and economic decisions
and doing performance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties
2015-2016
of making decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We will
learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncertainty and how to
Program Description
use related software packages for managerial decision-making and to
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering is the basis
do optimization under uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn
for careers concentrating on the interaction of humans and the earth.
from many fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics
Geological Engineers deal with a wide variety of the resource and
and distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the course is to
environmental problems that come with accommodating more and more
see methodologies that help to quantify the dynamic relationships of
people on a finite planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be
sequences of "random" events that evolve over time. Prerequisite: None.
recognized and considered in the location and design of foundations
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities must
EBGN470. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
be properly located, designed and constructed; contaminated sites and
(II) (WI) This course considers the role of markets as they relate to
ground water must be accurately characterized before cleanup can be
the environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy and
accomplished; water supplies must be located, developed and protected;
economic incentives, market and non-market approaches to pollution
and new mineral and energy resources must be located and developed
regulation, property rights and the environment, the use of benefit/cost
in an environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
analysis in environmental policy decisions, and methods for measuring
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
environmental and nonmarket values. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong foundation
in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological science and basic
EBGN474. INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING. 3.0 Semester
engineering along with specialized upper level instruction in integrated
Hrs.
applications to real problems. Engineering design is integrated
(S) (WI) This course provides an introduction to the legal framework
throughout the four year program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year)
of inventing and patenting and addresses practical issues facing
and ending with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The
inventors. The course examines patent law, inventing and patenting in
program is accredited by the:
the corporate environment, patent infringement and litigation, licensing,
and the economic impact of patents. Methods and resources for
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market evaluation, searching prior art, documentation and disclosure of
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invention, and preparing patent applications are presented. Prerequisite:
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Telephone: (410) 347-7700.
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) An introduction to the methods employed in business and
Students have the background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering
econometric forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
Exam, the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, exponential
Graduates follow five general career paths:
smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data collection methods,
graphing, model building, model interpretation, and presentation of
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site investigation,
results. Topics include demand and sales forecasting, the use of
design and stabilization of foundations and slopes; site characterization,
anticipations data, leading indicators and scenario analysis, business
design, construction and remediation of waste disposal sites or
cycle forecasting, GNP, stock market prices and commodity market
contaminated sites; and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining
prices. Includes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
or environmental engineering projects.
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and remediation
of ground-water contamination, design of ground-water control facilities
EBGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
for geotechnical projects and exploration for and development of ground-
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
water supplies.
Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
search for and development of oil and gas and their efficient extraction.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in search
for credit under different titles.
for and development of natural deposits of metals, industrial materials
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
and rock aggregate.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to pursue careers
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
in basic geoscience. Graduates have become experts in fields as
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
divergent as global climate change, the early history of the Earth,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
planetary science, fractal representation of ground-water flow and
simulation of sedimentary rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are
available in research and education.

82 Geology and Geological Engineering
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration paths with
2. Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, and Ground-
slightly different upper division requirements. Both concentrations
water Engineering
are identical in the first two years as students study basic science,
mathematics, engineering science, and geological science. In the junior
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
year those students pursuing careers in ground-water engineering,
Concentration
engineering geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
Recommended for students intending careers in exploration and
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
development of mineral and fuels resources, or intending careers in
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration. Students
geoscience research and education.
anticipating careers in resource exploration and development or who
expect to pursue graduate studies in geological sciences follow the
Freshman
Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Engineering Concentration.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program emphasizes laboratory
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
and field experience. All courses have a laboratory session, and after the
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
4.0
junior year students participate in a field course, which is six weeks of
SYSTEMS
geologic and engineering mapping and direct observation. The course
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
involves considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
AND ENGINEERS I
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path by taking
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
course sequences in at least two areas of geological engineering
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
specialization. The course sequences begin with a 4 unit course in the
16.0
fundamentals of a field of geological engineering which is followed by
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
a 3 unit design-oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
application of principles through design projects.
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.5
3.0
4.5
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
Programs
AND ENGINEERS II
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
4.0
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
(SC1)
opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional Degree,
or Master Degree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
Degree. These programs can give students a head start on graduate
17.0
education. An overview of these combined programs and description
Sophomore
of the admission process and requirements are found in the Graduate
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Degrees and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin.
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
2.0
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
ANALYSIS
Science in Geological Engineering)
GEGN204
GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND
2.0
2.0
PROCESSES
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
3.0
1.0
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
LABORATORY
Criteria, the Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established the
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
following program educational objectives, which students are expected to
AND ENGINEERS III
attain within a few years of graduation:
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
3.0
1. Demonstrate a high level of technical competence
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
2. Demonstrate prowess in written, oral and graphical communication
15.5
3. Experience good teamwork and leadership practices
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
2.0
3.0
3.0
Program Requirements
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
2.0
3.0
3.0
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every student working
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
toward the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering must
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
complete the following requirements:
OPTICS
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO
2.0
2.0
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students choose
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL
from one of two concentrations:
ENGINEERS^
1. Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 83
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
^
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
16.0
graduation in GE. Any student who completes MATH222 and then
changes majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be
Junior
expected to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
(In this case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
manner - even as a free elective.)
TECTONICS
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
2.0
3.0
3.0
Option Electives
CHARACTERIZATION
Student must take TWO of the following four courses:
8.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
GEGN401
MINERAL DEPOSITS
THERMODYNAMICS
GEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS or MNGN 321


3.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
16.0
Design Electives
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Students must take TWO of the following design courses,
6.0
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
2.0
3.0
3.0
corresponding in subject area to the Option Elective:
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
GEGN403
MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
TECH ELECT Tech Elective II*
3.0
3.0
Environmental, Engineering Geology and
18.0
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Concentration
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY

6.0
6.0
6.0
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechnical
engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engineering careers.
Senior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Freshman
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ELECT
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
4.0
ELECT
SYSTEMS
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MANAGEMENT
AND ENGINEERS I
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
17.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
16.0
GEGN
GEGN4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
ELECT
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
GEGN
GEGN 4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECT
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
(SC1)
15.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
Total Semester Hrs: 136.5
17.0
Sophomore
*
Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or CEEN312 is required
as ONE of the technical electives. An additional technical elective
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
must be selected from a department list of approved courses.
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
2.0
The technical elective credits must total a minimum of 6 hours of
ANALYSIS
engineering topics with a minimum of 3 credit hours of engineering
GEGN204
GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND
2.0
2.0
design.
PROCESSES
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
3.0
1.0
LABORATORY

84 Geology and Geological Engineering
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
AND ENGINEERS III
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
3.0
3.0
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
3.0
DESIGN
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
DESIGN
15.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
2.0
3.0
3.0
15.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
Total Semester Hrs: 136.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
^
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO
2.0
2.0
graduation in GE. Any student who completes MATH222 and then
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
changes majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL
expected to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements.
ENGINEERS^
(In this case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any
manner - even as a free elective.)
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
16.0
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration may further specialize
Junior
by utilizing their free elective courses to emphasize a specific specialty.
Suggested courses are presented below and should be selected in
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
consultation with the student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal
GEGN212
PETROGRAPHY FOR
1.0
3.0
2.0
designation only and it will not appear on the transcript.
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis
TECTONICS
CEEN415
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS or MEGN 361
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
GEGN399
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

1.0
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
16.0
HYDROGEOLOGY
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
HYDROGEOLOGY
SITE INVESTIGATION
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
3.0
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
MECHANICS
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
2.0
CONSTRUCTION
18.0
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MNGNnull445/545ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING
3.0
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY

6.0
6.0
6.0
Water Engineering Emphasis
Senior
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
GEOTECHNICS
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
4.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
MANAGEMENT
PROCESSES
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
17.0
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 85
CEEN480
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
3.0
Piret Plink-Bjorklund
ENVIRONMENT
Kamini Singha, Joint appointment with Civil and Environmental
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING
2.0
Engineering
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
Bruce Trudgill
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Wei Zhou
CHEMISTRY
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
Assistant Professors
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
Alexander Gysi
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEGN481
ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY
3.0
Yvette Kuiper
GEGN483
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
Alexis Sitchler
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
Gabriel Walton
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
HYDROGEOLOGY
Teaching Professor
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
Christian V. Shorey
CHARACTERIZATION
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
Research Professors
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
David Pyles
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
J. Fredrick Sarg
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Research Associate Professors
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
Donna S. Anderson
Geological Engineering Minor and Area of
Special Interest
Nicholas B. Harris
To receive a minor or ASI, a student must take at least 12 (ASI)
Research Assistant Professors
or 18 (minor) hours of a logical sequence of courses. This may
Jennifer L. Aschoff
include GEGN101 (4 hours) and up to 4 hours at the 200-level.
Jeremy Boak
Students must consult with the Department to have their sequence of
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
Maeve Boland
Professor and Department Head
Mary Carr
Paul M. Santi
Brian Ebel
Professors
Karin Hoal
Wendy J. Harrison
Nigel Kelly
Murray W. Hitzman, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology
Professors Emerita
Reed M. Maxwell
Eileen Poeter
Stephen A. Sonnenberg, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in
Professors Emeriti
Petroleum Geology
John B. Curtis
Richard F. Wendlandt
Thomas L.T. Grose
Lesli J. Wood, Weimer Distinguished Chair and Professor, Geology
John D. Haun
Associate Professors
Neil F. Hurley
David A. Benson
Keenan Lee
Jerry D. Higgins
Samuel B. Romberger
John D. Humphrey
A. Keith Turner
Thomas Monecke

86 Geology and Geological Engineering
John E. Warme
GEGN205. ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY. 1.0
Semester Hr.
Robert J. Weimer
(I) Basic geologic mapping and data gathering skills, with special
emphasis on air photos and topographic and geologic maps. Course will
Associate Professors Emeriti
include fieldwork in geomorphic regions of Colorado, with analysis of
L. Graham Closs
landforms and geologic processes. Applications of geologic information
to solve geologic engineering problems. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be
Timothy A. Cross
taken concurrently with GEGN203 and GEGN204 for GE majors. 3 hours
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
Gregory S. Holden
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Joint Appointment
(II) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
composition, formation, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories
Stephen M. Enders
emphasize the recognition, description, and engineering evaluation
John E. McCray
of earth materials. Prerequisite: GEGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204,
GEGN205. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Courses
GEGN212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0
GEGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. 4.0 Semester
Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
(I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming processes as a basis
Equivalent with SYGN101,
for rock classification. The course will teach practical skills allowing
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, composition and
identification of common rock types in hand specimen and in outcrop.
evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere of
Subsurface and nearsurface alteration and weathering processes will be
the earth integrating the basic sciences of chemistry, physics, biology
covered, emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and the
and mathematics. Understanding of anthropological interactions with the
changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the rock masses.
natural systems, and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass,
Prerequisites: GEGN206 or equivalent. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2
global warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environmental
semester hours.
problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and conservation
GEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
of energy, mineral and agricultural resources, proper use of water
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
resources, biodiversity and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
GEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
for credit under different titles.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
for credit under different titles.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
GEGN307. PETROLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Equivalent with GEOL307,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(II) An introduction to igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic processes,
GEGN203. ENGINEERING TERRAIN ANALYSIS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
stressing the application of chemical and physical mechanisms to study
(I) Analysis of landforms, geologic processes, principles of
the origin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on the
geomorphology, mapping, air photo and map interpretation, and
megascopic and microscopic classification, description, and interpretation
engineering uses of geologic information.. Geomorphology of glacial,
of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physical properties. Prerequisite:
volcanic, arid, karst, and complex geological landscapes. Introduction
GEOL321, CHGN209. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
to weathering, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Prerequisite:
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently with GEGN204 and GEGN205 for
(S) Six weeks of field work, stressing geology of the Southern Rocky
GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
Mountain Province. Mapping of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary
GEGN204. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES. 2.0 Semester
terrain using air photos, topographic maps, and other methods.
Hrs.
Diversified individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
(I) Introduction to advanced concepts of physical and historical geology
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy. Formal
from a scientific perspective. Development of the geologic time scale,
reports submitted on several problems. Frequent evening lectures and
relative time, and geochronology. Chemical composition and cycling
discussion sessions. Field trips emphasize regional geology as well as
of elements in the Earth. Plate tectonics and how tectonics influence
mining, petroleum, and engineering projects. Prerequisites: GEGN203,
sea-level history and sedimentation patterns. Evolution and the fossil
GEGN204, GEGN205, GEGN206, GEGN212 or GEGN307, GEOL314,
record. Critical events in Earth history with a focus on North America and
GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours (Summer Term).
Colorado geology. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently
with GEGN203 and GEGN205 for GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester
hours.

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GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Methods and techniques of geologic field observations and
(II) (WI) Exploration project design: commodity selection, target selection,
interpretations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Laboratory
genetic models, alternative exploration approaches and associated
and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic,
costs, exploration models, property acquisition, and preliminary
structural, and surficial terrains using aerial photographs and topographic
economic evaluation. Lectures and laboratory exercises to simulate
maps. Geologic cross sections, maps, and reports. Weekend exercises
the entire exploration sequence from inception and planning through
required. Prerequisites: GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205, GEOL309
implementation to discovery, with initial ore reserve calculations and
or GEOL308, GEGN212 or completion or concurrent enrollment in
preliminary economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
GEGN307, and completion or concurrent enrollment in GEOL314. 1 hour
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light microscopy, micro-
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
hardness, and reflectivity techniques. Interpretation of common ore
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
mineral textures, including those produced by magmatic segregation,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
open space filling, replacement, exsolution, and recrystallization. Guided
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of classical ore deposits.
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
Prerequisite: GEOL321, GEGN401. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
GEGN432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data, including
(I) Study of interrelationships between internal and external earth
statistical analysis procedures and computer programming. Topics
processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting landforms on the
addressed include elementary probability, populations and distributions,
Earth?s surface. Influences of geomorphic processes on design
estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of data sequences, mapping,
of natural resource exploration programs and siting and design of
sampling and sample representativity, linear regression, and overview of
geotechnical and geohydrologic projects. Laboratory analysis of
univariate and multivariate statistical methods. Practical experience with
geomorphic and geologic features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and
principles of software programming and statistical analysis for geological
field observations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
applications via suppled software and data sets from geological case
3 semester hours.
histories. Prerequistes: Senior standing in Geological Engineering. 1 hour
lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Properties of fluids; Bernoulli's energy equation, the momentum
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, channels,
(I) Source rocks, reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and
machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and supercritical flow in
pressure conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumulation
channels; Darcy's Law; the Coriolis effect and geostrophic flow in the
of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and provinces of the
oceans and atmosphere; sediment transport. Prerequisite: CEEN241. 3
world, and methods of exploration for petroleum. Term report required.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Laboratory consists of study of well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation,
production mapping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises.
GEGN398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
Prerequisite: GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314 or GEOL315; and
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
GEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0
for credit under different titles.
Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with PEGN439,
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
(I) Introductory presentation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
sedimentary metallic ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
sedimentological processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Review of
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand specimen study of
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral deposit evaluation problems.
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
Prerequisite: CHGN209, GEGN307, GEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests; water
lab; 4 semester hours.
chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Prerequisites: Calc
III (MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224) and DiffEQ (MATH225 or
MATH235) and GEGN351 or MEGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
hours.

88 Geology and Geological Engineering
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests;
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters, fractured-
water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Laboratory
rock flow, new or specialized methods of well hydraulics and pump tests,
sessions on water budgets, water chemistry, properties of porous media,
tracer methods, and well construction design. Design of well tests in
solutions to hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital models, and
variety of settings. Prerequisites: GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisites: Calc III (MATH213, MATH223
hours.
or MATH224) and DiffEQ (MATH225 or MATH235) and GEGN351 or
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUNDWATER
MEGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS. 4.0
(II) Lectures, assigned readings, and direct computer experience
Semester Hrs.
concerning the fundamentals and applications of analytical and finite-
(I) Application of geology to evaluation of construction, mining, and
difference solutions to ground water flow problems as well as an
environmental projects such as dams, water ways, tunnels, highways,
introduction to inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
bridges, buildings, mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities.
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
Design projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and GEGN467. 3
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and CEEN312/
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN312L. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
GEGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
(II) (WI) This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is used to
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
introduce projects and discussions of methods and procedures for
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
project work. Several major projects will be assigned and one to two field
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
trips will be required. Students work as individual investigators and in
for credit under different titles.
teams. Final written design reports and oral presentations are required.
Prerequisite: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and ground-water
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or water quality problems
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
involving the design of well fields, drilling programs, and/or pump tests.
Engineering reports, complete with specifications, analysis, and results,
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE. 3.0 Semester
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2
Hrs.
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
(II) An introduction to the Earth?s atmosphere and its role in weather
patterns and long term climate. Provides basic understanding of
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION. 3.0
origin and evolution of the atmosphere, Earth?s heat budget, global
Semester Hrs.
atmospheric circulation and modern climatic zones. Long- and short-
(II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and monitoring for geotechnical
term climate change including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial
and hazardous waste sites, including: drilling and sampling methods,
periods and global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer.
sample logging, field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
Causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid rain,
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and engineering
severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and avalanches are also
soils map construction. Projects will include technical writing for
discussed. Microclimates and weather patterns common in Colorado.
investigations (reports, memos, proposals, workplans). Class will
Prerequisite: Completion of CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent.
culminate in practice conducting simulated investigations (using a
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
computer simulator). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
(II) An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, including
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and mineral resources
(II) An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their
of the marine environment. Lectures from pertinent disciplines are
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineering. Lecture
included. Recommended background: basic college courses in chemistry,
topics include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
geology, mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial modeling, data
Offered alternate years.
quality and error propagation, methods of GIS projects, as well as video
presentations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. 1.0
semester hours.
Semester Hr.
(II) Presentations by faculty members and outside professionals of case
studies to provide a comprehensive overview of the fields of Geology
and Geological Engineering and the preparation necessary to pursue
careers in those fields. A short paper on an academic professional path
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN101 or concurrent enrollment. 1 hour
lecture; 1 semester hour.

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GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
1-6 Semester Hr.
(II) Lectures and laboratory and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and biostratigraphy, facies associations in various depositional
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
environments, sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
sedimentary basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins.
for credit under different titles.
Prerequisites: GEGN101, GEGN203 or GEGN204, GEGN205. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(I) Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and permeability
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
development and distribution for non-geology majors. Emphasis is placed
on siliciclastic systems of varying degrees of heterogeneity. Topics
GEOL298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
include diagenesis, facies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation stressed
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
throughout the course. Required of all PEGN students. Prerequisite:
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
GEGN101, PEGN308. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
for credit under different titles.
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Semester Hrs.
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. 3.0
(I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral characterization. Crystallography
Semester Hrs.
of naturally occurring materials. Principles of crystal chemistry.
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth?s crust emphasizing
Interrelationships among mineral structure, external shape, chemical
structural controls on oil and gas entrapment. Structural patterns and
composition, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral stability.
associations are discussed in context of plate tectonic theories, using
Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including X-ray diffraction,
examples from across the globe. In class exercises and field projects in
scanning electron microscopy, and optical microscopy. Prerequisite:
structural geometry, mapping and cross section construction and seismic
GEGN101, CHGN122, GEGN206. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 3
reflection data interpretation. Course required of all PEGN and GPGN
semester hours.
students. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEOL398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS. 4.0 Semester
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Hrs.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational structures related
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and microstructures) and plate
for credit under different titles.
tectonics. Structural development of mountain belts, rift, strike-slip and
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
salt systems. Comprehensive field and laboratory projects use descriptive
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
geometry, stereographic projection, structural contours, map and cross
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
section construction, air photo interpretation, and seismic reflection data
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
analysis. Required of Geological Engineers. Prerequisite: GEGN101,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205 and GEGN206 or GPGN200. 3 hours
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL410. PLANETARY GEOLOGY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Geology of the terrestrial planets and moons, specifically the Moon
(I) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation,
and Mars. Emphasis will be placed on the geomorphology, planetary
distribution and engineering behavior of minerals, rocks and ores.
materials, geologic structure, geologic history, and natural resource
Laboratories emphasize the recognition, description and engineering
potential of terrestrial planetary bodies. Lectures present the knowledge
evaluation of natural materials. Lectures present the knowledge of natural
of materials, geomorphic processes, and geologic history. Prerequisite:
materials, processes and resources necessary for mining engineering
GEGN101. 2 hours lecture: 2 semester hours.
careers. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 4 semester
hours.
GEOL443. UNDERGRADUATE FIELD SEMINAR. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Special advanced classroom and field programs emphasizing detailed
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 2.0
study of some aspects of the geology of an area or region. Field studies
Semester Hrs.
normally conducted away from the Golden campus. Classroom course
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth's crust emphasizing
content dependent on area of study. Fees assessed for field and living
structural controls of ore deposits and analysis of structures related to
expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be repeated for
rock engineering and mining. Structural features and processes are
credit.
related to stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic map, cross
section, and orientation data analysis of structural features including
fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages. Prerequisite: GEGN101 and
GEOL310. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.

90 Geophysics
GEOL444. INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society, serves as the
(II) Fossils are the basis for establishing global correlation among
repository for used products, and provides a home to all its inhabitants.
Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks, and thus are critical to the reconstruction
Geophysics and geophysical engineering have important roles to play
of the past 550 million years of Earth history. This is a lecture elective
in the solution of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
course that will aid in rounding out undergraduate Earth science/
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
engineering geological knowledge. Fossil preservation, taphonomy,
growing population, evaluating sites for underground construction and
evolution, mass extinctions, biostratigraphy, graphic correlation,
containment of hazardous waste, monitoring noninvasively the aging
invertebrate phyla and their geologic history and evolution. Prerequisites:
infrastructures of developed nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards
GEGN204, GEGN205, GEGN206. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas,
contributing to homeland security (including detection and removal of
GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating changes in climate
Semester Hrs.
and managing humankind’s response to them, and exploring other
(II) Students are introduced to geoscience applications of satellite
planets.
remote sensing. Introductory lectures provide background on satellites,
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. One or more areas of
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists to explore for
application are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
hidden resources around the world. Engineering firms hire geophysical
from academia, industry, and government agencies present case studies
engineers to assess the Earth’s near-surface properties when sites
focusing on applications, which vary from semester to semester. Students
are chosen for large construction projects and waste-management
do independent term projects, under the supervision of a faculty member
operations. Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
or guest lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and government agencies
semester hours.
(such as the United States Geological Survey, NASA, and the National
GEOL497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal,
GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade, nearly
1-6 Semester Hr.
100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employment in their
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
chosen field, with about 70% choosing to pursue graduate studies.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical
for credit under different titles.
Engineering
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two undergraduate
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
geophysical engineering programs in the entire United States accredited
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
by:
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
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Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Telephone: (410) 347-7700
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Geophysical Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest
Program Description
in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School
as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program has the following
of Mines is recognized and respected around the world for its programs
objectives and associated outcomes:
in applied geophysical research and education. With nearly 20 active
faculty and smaller class sizes, students receive individualized attention
Program Objective 1: Graduates will be competent geophysical
in a close-knit department. The mission of the geophysical engineering
engineers who are capable of independent and innovative problem
program is to educate undergraduates in the application of geophysics
solving.
to help meet global needs for energy, water, food, minerals, and the
mitigation of natural hazards by exploring and illuminating the dynamic
Program Objective 2: Graduates can design and execute experiments
processes of the Earth, oceans, atmosphere and solar system.
effectively with appropriate treatment of the resulting data.
Geophysicists study the Earth’s interior through physical measurements
Program Objective 3: Graduates will be competent in scientific
collected at the Earth’s surface, in boreholes, from aircraft, or from
computing.
satellites. Using a combination of mathematics, physics, geology,
chemistry, hydrology, and computer science, both geophysicists and
Program Objective 4: Graduates will be effective communicators, both
geophysical engineers analyze these measurements to infer properties
orally and in writing.
and processes within the Earth’s complex interior. Noninvasive imaging
Program Objective 5: Graduates will exhibit good team skills, be able to
beneath the surface of Earth and other planets by geophysicists is
lead and to follow effectively.
analogous to noninvasive imaging of the interior of the human body by
Student Outcomes (from ABET Criterion 3):
medical specialists.

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a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
Combined BS/MS Program
engineering.
Undergraduate students in the Geophysical Engineering program
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
who would like to continue directly into the Master of Science program
and interpret data.
in Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering, are allowed to fulfill part
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to six
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired
hours of specified course credits, which also were used in fulfilling
needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,
the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Students interested
social, political, ethical, health, safety, manufacturability, and
to take advantage of this option should meet with their advisor or
sustainability.
department head as early as possible in their undergraduate program to
determine which elective courses will be acceptable and advantageous
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
for accelerating them through their combined BS/MS studies.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
Summer Jobs in Geophysics
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
In addition to the summer field camp experience, students are given
opportunities every summer throughout their undergraduate career to
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
work as summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for government
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of
agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey. Students have recently
engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal
worked outdoors with geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S.,
context.
South America, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
Undergraduate Research
learning.
Students are encouraged to try their hand at research by working
j. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
on a project with a CSM faculty member, either part-time during the
semester, or full-time during the summer. As an alternative to a summer
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
internship, students may wish to participate in a Research Experience for
necessary for engineering practice.
Undergraduates (REU), either at Mines or at another university. REU's
are typically sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
Program Specific Outcomes
are listed on the NSF website.
1. Expanded perspective of applied geophysics as a result of participating
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and
in employment or research.
Professional Center
2. An ability to analyze, quantitatively, the errors, limitations, and
The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided instruction areas
uncertainties in data.
of the Department of Geophysics are located in the Green Center.
Geophysics Field Camp
The Department maintains equipment for conducting geophysical field
measurements, including magnetometers, gravity meters, ground-
Each summer, a base of field operations is set up for four weeks, usually
penetrating radar, and instruments for recording seismic waves. Students
in the mountains of Colorado, for students who have completed their
have access to the Department petrophysics laboratory for measuring
junior year. Students prepare geological maps and cross sections
properties of porous rocks.
and then use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
magnetic, electrical, and electromagnetic surveys. After acquiring these
Curriculum
various geophysical data-sets, the students process the data and develop
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science; students therefore
an interpretation that is consistent with all the information. In addition to
must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, geology and
the required four-week program, students can also participate in other
computer sciences. Superimposed on this foundation is a comprehensive
diverse field experiences. In recent years these have included cruises
body of courses on the theory and practice of geophysical methods.
on seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site,
As geophysics and geophysical engineering involve the study and
investigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
exploration of the entire earth, our graduates have great opportunities to
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging school offered
work anywhere on, and even off, the planet. Therefore, the curriculum
by Baker Hughes.
includes electives in the humanities and social sciences that give
Study Abroad
students an understanding of international issues and different cultures.
Every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysical
The Department of Geophysics encourages its undergraduates to spend
Engineering completes the CSM Core Curriculum plus the courses
one or two semesters studying abroad. At some universities, credits can
listed below. We recommend students download the current curriculum
be earned that substitute for course requirements in the geophysical
flowchart from the Departmental webpage, http://geophysics.mines.edu/
engineering program at CSM. Information on universities that have
GEO-Undergraduate-Program.
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be obtained
from either the Department of Geophysics or the Office of International
Programs.

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Degree Requirements (Geophysical
ELECT
Electives3
6.0
6.0
Engineering)
18.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Freshman
GPGN486
GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP

4.0
4.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
4.0
CORE
Common Core


32.0
Senior
32.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Sophomore
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
3.0
2.0
ANALYSIS or 2041
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
4.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
GPGN438
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN

3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
or 439 (in Spring Semester)6
OPTICS
ELECT
Electives3
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
17.0
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

1.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LABORATORY
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
3.0
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
GEOPHYSICS
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
STRATIGRAPHY or 314
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
ELECT
Electives3
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
12.0
18.0
Total Semester Hrs: 132.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
1
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Students must take GEGN205 (1 credit hour) with either
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
GEGN203 or GEGN204 (2 credit hours).
2
GPGN221
THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC
3.0
3.0
Students should enroll in the Java section of CSCI261, although
FIELDS
C++ is accepted.
3
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS2
3.0
3.0
Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS core
requirements. The Department of Geophysics encourages its
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
students to consider organizing their electives to form a Minor or an
GPGN268
GEOPHYSICAL DATA ANALYSIS


3.0
Area of Special Interest (ASI). A guide suggesting various Minor and
15.5
ASI programs can be obtained from the Department office.
Junior
4
Students must take either GEOL308 or GEOL309, and either
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEOL314 or GEOL315.
5
GPGN304
INTRO TO GRAVITY AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
Students must take 11 credits of advanced GPGN elective courses
MAGNETIC METHODS
at the 400- or 500-level.
6
GPGN315
SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL


1.0
Students can take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the senior
FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course GPGN439,
GPGN322
THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-
3.0
3.0
a 3-credit course offered only in Spring semester, is strongly
VARYING FIELDS
recommended for students interested in petroleum exploration and
production. Students interested in non-petroleum applications of
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
geophysics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either by enrolling for
MATHEMATICS or PHGN 311
all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or by enrolling for a
ELECT
Electives3
6.0
6.0
portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in Spring.
16.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
GPGN305
INTRODUCTION TO SEISMIC
2.0
3.0
3.0
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical
EXPLORATION
Engineering
GPGN308
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL
2.0
3.0
3.0
AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of civil engineering,
METHODS
petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, and mining engineering,
GPGN320
ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM
3.0
3.0
as well as mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
MECHANICS AND WAVE
computer science. Given the natural connections between these various
PROPAGATION
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in other majors
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or to choose geophysics as
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY or 3094
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requirement typically includes some of the following geophysics methods
Research Assistant Professor
courses.
Richard Krahenbuhl
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS
3.0
Adjunct Faculty
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
Timothy Collett
GPGN432
FORMATION EVALUATION
4.0
Gavin P. Hayes
GPGN470
APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE
3.0
SENSING
Stephen J. Hill
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination of other
Walter S. Lynn
geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology, mathematics, and
Charles P. Oden
computer science depending on the student’s major. Students must
consult with the Department of Geophysics to have their sequence of
Bruce VerWest
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
David J. Wald
Professors
Distinguished Senior Scientists
Terence K. Young, Professor and Department Head
Warren B. Hamilton
Thomas L. Davis
Misac N. Nabighian
Roelof K. Snieder, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic Exploration
Science
Courses
Ilya D. Tsvankin
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Associate Professors
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
for credit under different titles.
Thomas M. Boyd, Dean of Graduate Studies
GPGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Yaoguo Li
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Andre Revil
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Paul C. Sava, C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Assistant Professors
GPGN200. INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) (WI) This is a discovery course designed to introduce sophomores
Edwin Nissen
to the science of geophysics in the context of the whole-earth system.
Students will explore the fundamental observations from which physical
Andrei Swidinsky
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the Earth?s origin,
structure, and processes. Examples of such observations are earthquake
Whitney Trainor-Guitton
records; geodetic and gravitational data, such as those recorded by
Professors Emeriti
satellites; magnetic measurements; and greenhouse gases in the
atmosphere. Learning will take place through the examination of selected
Frank A. Hadsell
topics that may vary from one semester to the next. Examples of such
topics are: earthquake seismology, geomagnetism, geodynamics, and
Alexander A. Kaufman
climate change. 3 hours, lecture, 3 semester hours.
Gary R. Olhoeft
GPGN221. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with GPGN321,
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
(II) Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and electrical
Research Professors
fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the mathematical and
physical foundations of the various phenomena and the similarities and
Norman Bleistein, University Emeritus Professor
differences in the various field properties. Physical laws governing the
behavior of the gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems
Dave Hale
of equations of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequisites:
Kenneth L. Larner, University Emeritus Professor
PHGN200, MATH213, and concurrent enrollment in MATH225. 3 hours
Research Associate Professor
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Robert D. Benson

94 Geophysics
GPGN268. GEOPHYSICAL DATA ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GPGN308. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
Equivalent with EPIC268,
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Geophysical Data Analysis focuses on open-ended problem solving
(II) This is an introductory course on electrical and electromagnetic
in which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use
methods in applied geophysics. Methods covered include: natural-source
of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer
methods (self-potential, telluric, magnetotelluric, audio-magnetotelluric)
applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based
and artificial-source methods (direct current resistivity, induced
on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and
polarization, ground/airborne/marine electromagnetic methods, ground
where to find the information efficiently. Students work on projects from
penetrating radar, as well as laboratory and borehole methods). The
the geophysical engineering practice in which they analyze (process,
fundamental theory of electrical and electromagnetic exploration is
model, visualize) data. In their projects, students encounter limitations
introduced, along more practical aspects such as field acquisition
and uncertainties in data and learn quantitative means for handling
procedures, data processing, and data interpretation. The application
them. They learn how to analyze errors in data, and their effects on data
of these methods is demonstrated for a large variety of exploration
interpretation and decision making. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours.
goals including environmental, mining, groundwater, petroleum,
geothermal, basin studies, and deep crustal investigations. Prerequisites:
GPGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GPGN304, PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and concurrent enrollment
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
in MATH348 or PHGN311. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
GPGN315. SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL FIELD INVESTIGATIONS.
1.0 Semester Hr.
GPGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I) Prior to conducting a geophysical investigation, geophysicists often
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
need input from related specialists such as geologists, surveyors, and
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
land-men. Students are introduced to the issues that each of these
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
specialists must address so that they may understand how each affects
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
the design and outcome of geophysical investigations. Students learn to
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
use and understand the range of applicability of a variety of surveying
GPGN303. SEE GPGN304. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
methods, learn the tools and techniques used in geological field mapping
GPGN304. INTRO TO GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS. 3.0
and interpretation, and explore the logistical and permitting issues directly
Semester Hrs.
related to geophysical field investigations. 3 hours lab, 1 semester hours.
(I) This is an introductory study of gravity and magnetic methods for
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND WAVE
imaging the earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connection
PROPAGATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
between geophysical measurements and subsurface materials. It
(II) Introduction to continuum mechanics and elastic wave propagation
introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and physics of gravity and
with an emphasis on principles and results important in seismology and
magnetic fields, emphasizing similarities with the equations and physics
earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elementary
that underlie all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in
mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke?s law, notions of geostatic pressure
geotechnical and environmental engineering and resources exploration
and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-Stokes equation. Basic discussion
for base and precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and
of the wave equation for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/
hydrocarbons. The discussion of each method includes the principles,
transmission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours
instrumentation, and procedures of data acquisition, analysis, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
interpretation. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING FIELDS. 3.0
concurrent enrollment in MATH348 or PHGN311. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
Semester Hrs.
lab; 3 semester hours.
(I) Constant electric field. Coulomb's law. System of equations of the
GPGN305. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMIC EXPLORATION. 3.0
constant electric field. Stationary electric field and the direct current in
Semester Hrs.
a conducting medium. Ohm's law. Principle of charge conservation.
(II) This is an introductory study of seismic methods for imaging the
Sources of electric field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force.
Earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connection between
Resistance. System of equations of the stationary electric field. The
geophysical measurements and subsurface materials. It introduces
magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart law. The
basic concepts, mathematics, and physics of seismic wave propagation,
electromagnetic induction. Faraday's law. Prerequisite: GPGN221. 3
emphasizing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in geotechnical
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
and environmental engineering and resources exploration for base and
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
The discussion of each method includes the principles, instrumentation,
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
procedures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites:
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00. 0 to
GPGN322, PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or
3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
PHGN311. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
graduation except under special conditions.
GPGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.

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GPGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GPGN420. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
METHODS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Equivalent with GPGN422,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(II) In-depth study of the application of electrical and electromagnetic
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
methods to crustal studies, minerals exploration, oil and gas exploration,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and groundwater. Laboratory work with scale and mathematical models
coupled with field work over areas of known geology. Prerequisite:
GPGN404. DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GPGN302 and GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester
(I) The fundamentals of one-dimensional digital signal processing as
hours.
applied to geophysical investigations are studied. Students explore the
mathematical background and practical consequences of the sampling
GPGN432. FORMATION EVALUATION. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
theorem, convolution, deconvolution, the Z and Fourier transforms,
(II) The basics of core analysis and the principles of all common borehole
windows, and filters. Emphasis is placed on applying the knowledge
instruments are reviewed. The course teaches interpretation methods
gained in lecture to exploring practical signal processing issues.
that combine the measurements of various borehole instruments to
This is done through homework and in-class practicum assignments
determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon
requiring the programming and testing of algorithms discussed in lecture.
saturation, water salinity, ore grade and ash content. The impact of these
Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or PHGN311.
parameters on reserve estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral
Knowledge of a computer programming language is assumed. 2.5 hours
accumulations is demonstrated. Geophysical topics such as vertical
lecture; 1.5 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
seismic profiling, single well and cross-well seismic are emphasized in
this course, while formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered
GPGN409. INVERSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
in GPGN419/PEGN419 presented in the fall. The laboratory provides on-
(II) The fundamentals of inverse problem theory as applied to geophysical
line course material and hands-on computer log evaluation exercises.
investigation are studied. Students explore the fundamental concepts
Prerequisites: MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302, and
of inversion in a Bayesian framework as well as practical methods
GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours. Only one of
for solving discrete inverse problems. Topics studied include Monte
the two courses GPGN432 and GPGN419/ PEGN419 can be taken for
Carlo methods, optimization criteria, convex optimization methods,
credit.
and error and resolution analysis. Weekly homework assignments
addressing either theoretical or numerical problems through programming
GPGN438. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN. 1-3 Semester Hr.
assignments illustrate the concepts discussed in class. Prerequisites:
(I, II) (WI) Complementary design course for geophysics restricted
MATH213, MATH225, GPGN404 and MATH348 or PHGN311.
elective course(s). Application of engineering design principles to
Knowledge of a programming language is assumed. 3 hours lecture, 3
geophysics through advanced work, individual in character, leading to
semester hours.
an engineering report or senior thesis and oral presentation thereof.
Choice of design project is to be arranged between student and individual
GPGN411. ADVANCED GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS. 4.0
faculty member who will serve as an advisor, subject to department head
Semester Hrs.
approval. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GPGN303 and completion of or
Equivalent with GPGN414,
concurrent enrollment in geophysics method courses in the general topic
(I) Instrumentation for land surface, borehole, sea floor, sea surface, and
area of the project design. Credit variable, 1 to 3 hours. Repeatable for
airborne operations. Reduction of observed gravity and magnetic values.
credit up to a maximum of 3 hours.
Theory of potential field effects of geologic distributions. Methods and
limitations of interpretation. Prerequisite: GPGN303. 3 hours lecture, 3
GPGN439. GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN / MULTIDISCIPLINARY
hours lab; 4 semester hours.
PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with GEGN439,PEGN439,
GPGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
3.0 Semester Hrs.
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
Equivalent with PEGN419,
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
(I) The basics of core analysis and the principles of all common borehole
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
instruments are reviewed. The course shows (computer) interpretation
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
methods that combine the measurements of various borehole instruments
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
to determine rock properties such as porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
saturation, water salinity, ore grade, ash content, mechanical strength,
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
and acoustic velocity. The impact of these parameters on reserves
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
estimates of hydrocarbon reservoirs and mineral accumulations are
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
demonstrated. In spring semesters, vertical seismic profiling, single well
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
and cross-well seismic are reviewed. In the fall semester, topics like
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
formation testing, and cased hole logging are covered. Prerequisites:
MATH225, MATH348 or PHGN311, GPGN302 and GPGN303. 3 hours
lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

96 Liberal Arts and International Studies
GPGN461. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with GPGN452,
(S) Introduction to geological and geophysical field methods. The
(I) This course covers the basic processing steps required to create
program includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic section
images of the earth using 2-D and 3-D reflection seismic data. Topics
measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of geological
include data organization and domains, signal processing to enhance
observations. Students conduct geophysical surveys related to the
temporal and spatial resolution, identification and suppression techniques
acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic, and electrical observations.
of incoherent and coherent noises, velocity analysis, velocity conversion,
Students participate in designing the appropriate geophysical surveys,
near-surface statics, datuming, common-midpoint stacking, imaging
acquiring the observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
principles and methods used for post-stack and prestack time and depth
these observations in the context of the geological model defined
imaging, migration-velocity analysis and post-imaging enhancement
from the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GPGN268, GEOL308 or
techniques. Examples from field data are extensively used. A three-
GEOL309, GPGN304, GPGN305, GPGN308, and GPGN315. 12 hours
hour lab introduces the student to hands-on seismic data processing
lab; 4 semester hours.
using Seismic Unix. The final exam consists of a presentation of the data
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
processing a 2-D seismic line. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GEOL308.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Co-requisites: GPGN404. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
(II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite remote sensing
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION. 1-6 Semester Hr.
of the Earth and planets. The lectures provide background on satellites,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visible,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and radio sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
involve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several applications
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students
will complete independent term projects that are presented both
Liberal Arts and International
written and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and
MATH225. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Studies
GPGN471. GEODYNAMICS AND GEOLOGY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Earth?s evolving internal dynamics and properties have controlled
2015-2016
time-varying crustal geologic processes and their products. All terrestrial
planets fractionated synchronously with accretion, but only Earth
Program Description
continued strongly active. Much geology, from ancient granite and
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and nations face
greenstone to recently enabled plate-tectonics, will be illustrated in
major challenges in energy, natural resources, and the environment.
the context of coevolving deep and shallow processes. Integration of
While these challenges demand practical ingenuity from engineers
geophysics, geology, and planetology will allow evaluation of popular and
and applied scientists, solutions must also take into account social,
alternative explanations, but the sum will be contrarian, not conventional.
political, economic, cultural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students,
Math and specialist vocabularies will be minimized. PREREQUISITES:
as citizens and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
CHGN121, PHGN100, PHGN200, and GEGN101. 2 lecture hours, 2
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible intelligence,
semester hours.
original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
GPGN475. PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Of the solid planets and moons in our Solar System, no two bodies
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) expand students'
are exactly alike. This class will provide an overview of the observed
professional and personal capacities by providing opportunities to
properties of the planets and moons, cover the basic physical processes
explore the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Our curricula
that govern their evolution, and then investigate how the planets
encourage the development of critical thinking skills that will help students
differ and why. The overarching goals are to develop a quantitative
make more informed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of planetary
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, history,
surfaces and interiors, and to develop a deeper understanding of
development, and sustainability. Students,for example, study ethical
the Earth by placing it in the broader context of the Solar System.
reasoning, compare and contrast different economies and cultures,
Prerequisites: PHGN100, MATH225, and GEGN205 or GEOL410. Senior
develop arguments from data, and interrogate globalization. LAIS
or graduate standing recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
courses also foster creativity by offering opportunities for self-discovery.
Students conduct literary analyses, improve communication skills, play
music, learn media theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster
intellectual agility, personal maturity, and respect for the complexity of our
world.
Required Undergraduate Core Courses
Two of three required undergraduate core courses in the Humanities
and Social Sciences are delivered by LAIS, namely, LAIS100, Nature
and Human Values; and LAIS200, Human Systems. The third HSS core

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course, EBGN201, Principles of Economics, is delivered by the Division
Undergraduate minor. See the minor tab for details. LAIS also is the
of Economics & Business.
home for the minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs.
Freshman
Graduate Degree and Programs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
At the graduate level, LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers
4.0
Graduate Certificates and Graduate minors in International Political
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Economy and Science and Technology Policy. See the Graduate Bulletin
for details.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
3.0
Hennebach Program in the Humanities
Sophomore
The Hennebach Program in the Humanities, supported by a major
lec
lab sem.hrs
endowment from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
regular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement of
3.0
the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors have included
Junior
scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Ethics,
History, Literature, Philosophy, and Social Theory as well as the
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Policy, and Science, Technology,
LAIS2xx or
200- or 300-level Restricted H&SS


3.0
and Society Studies. The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of
3xx
Elective
both students and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting
3.0
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting workshops,
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hennebach Program is
LAIS2xx or
200- or 300-level Restricted H&SS


3.0
exploring opportunities for meeting the needs of Undergraduate students
3xx
Elective
who would especially benefit from more focused study in the Humanities
that would appropriately complement technical degree curricula.
3.0
Senior
Writing Center
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
The LAIS Division operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides
LAIS 4xx
400-level Restricted H&SS Elective

3.0
students with tutoring tailored to their individual writing problems
3.0
(including non-native speakers of English). It also provides faculty with
Total Semester Hrs: 19.0
support for courses associated with the Writing Across the Curriculum
program. Faculty and staff are welcome to make use of the Writing
Undergraduate Humanities and Social
Center's expertise for writing projects and problems. The Writing Center
Sciences Requirement
Staff also offers tutoring hours at CASA. The Writing Center is located on
the 1st floor of Alderson Hall in room AH133.
Beyond the core, LAIS offers the majority of the courses that meet the
9 credit-hour Humanities and Social Science (HSS) requirement. The
Program Educational Objectives
Division of Economic and Business also offers courses that may be used
to meet the HSS requirement.
In addition to contributing to the educational objectives described in
the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
Music (LIMU)
coursework in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies is
designed to help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities & Social Sciences
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquiring the broad
General Education restricted elective requirement, but may be taken
education necessary to
for Free Elective credit only. A maximum of 3.0 semester hours of
concert band, chorus, physical education, athletics or other activity
1. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in contemporary,
credit combined may be used toward free elective credit in a degree
global, international, societal, political, and ethical contexts;
granting program.
2. Understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences in identifying,
formulating, and solving engineering problems;
Foreign Language (LIFL)
3. Prepare to live and work in a complex world;
Four foreign languages are taught through the LAIS Division. In order
4. Understand the meaning and implications of “stewardship of the
to gain basic proficiency from their foreign language study, students
Earth”; and
are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever
5. Communicate effectively in writing and orally.
language(s) they elect to take. No student is permitted to take a
foreign language that is either his/her native language or second
Curriculum
language.
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
Undergraduate Minors
Course Code
Course Title
At the undergraduate level, LAIS offers minors in Literature, Society, and
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
the Environment; International Political Economy; Science, Technology,
LIFL
Foreign Language
Engineering, and Policy; Humanitarian Engineering; and an Individualized

98 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LIMU
Music
the LAIS100 pre-requisite and LAIS200 co-requisite for 400-level
courses.
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit-hours in Humanities
8. Except for foreign languages, NO AP or IB credit can be used to
and Social Sciences, ranging from freshman through senior levels of
meet the General Education Restricted Elective requirements.
coursework. These courses are housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and
AP/IB credits will be applied as free electives.
International Studies and in the Division of Economics and Business.
List of LAIS and EB Courses Satisfying the
Required Core Courses
DHSS Requirement
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the following two
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies:
a. LAIS100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
b. LAIS200 Human Systems 3 semester hours
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
ECONOMICS
2. All Undergraduate students are also required to take EBGN201
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Principles of Economics (3 semester hours) from the Division of
Economics and Business.
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
3. Students in the McBride Honors Program must take LAIS100, Nature
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
and Human Values and EBGN201. Please see the McBride Honors
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Program web site for further information.
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an additional
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
three courses (9 semester hours) from the list below. The following
LAIS220
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
3.0
restrictions apply to these three courses:
LAIS221
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS
3.0
1. At least one of the three courses must be taken from the Division of
LAIS286
INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND
3.0
Liberal Arts and International Studies.
POLITICS
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level course.
LAIS298
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
In any given semester, either LAIS or EB may offer 400-level
LAIS300
CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
3.0
Special Topics courses that will be numbered as either LAIS498 or
LAIS301
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
3.0
EBGN498. Even though no Special Topics courses appear in the
list below, these courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General
LAIS324
AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND
3.0
Education restricted electives requirement as follows:
SCIENCE
a. All courses numbered LAIS498 will satisfy the requirement.
LAIS326
MUSIC THEORY
3.0
b. Some EBGN498 courses as determined on a case-by-case basis
LAIS327
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3.0
will satisfy the rquirement. Consult EBGN in any given semester
LAIS328
BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND
1.0
for EBGN498 courses that satisfy the requirement.
ARRANGING
3. Typically, the other two courses are midlevel courses, i.e., 200 or 300
LAIS330
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE
3.0
level classes. The only exception to this rule are Foreign Language
LAIS305
AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD
3.0
courses (see below).
TO THE PRESENT
4. A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL) may be applied
LAIS307
EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE
3.0
toward satisfying the DHSS requirement. LIFL 498 or 499 may not be
LITERATURE
used to satisfy the 400-level course requirement.
LAIS309
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
3.0
5. Music (LIMU) courses may not be used to meet the
LAIS310
MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
1-3
DHSS requirement. They may be used for Free Elective credit only. A
LAIS311
BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN 3.0
maximum of 3 semester hours of concert band chorus, physical
LAIS315
MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
3.0
education, athletics, or other activity credit combined may be
WORLD
used toward free elective credit in a degree granting program.
LAIS320
ETHICS
3.0
6. Single majors in Economics may not use Economics courses to
meet the DHSS requirement. Economics majors must meet this
LAIS322
LOGIC
3.0
requirement with courses from the Division of Liberal Arts and
LAIS323
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE
3.0
International Studies, as per the above restrictions and requirements.
COMMUNICATION
Students other than single majors in Economics may take up to 6
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3.0
semester hours (2 courses) of approved EBGN courses, listed below,
LAIS335
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
to satisfy the DHSS requirement.
LATIN AMERICA
7. During Pre-Registration each semester, only students with senior
LAIS337
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
standing or instructor's permission are initially allowed to register for
ASIA
400-level LAIS courses. If 400-level courses do not fill up during Pre-
LAIS339
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
Registration or soon thereafter, the Division Director may elect to
THE MIDDLE EAST
open course registration to sophomores and juniors who have met

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LAIS341
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
LIFL114
ARABIC I
3.0
AFRICA
LIFL119
FRENCH I
3.0
LAIS344
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
3.0
LIFL124
ARABIC II
3.0
LAIS345
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
3.0
LIFL115
GERMAN I
3.0
LAIS365
HISTORY OF WAR
3.0
LIFL125
GERMAN II
3.0
LAIS370
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
3.0
LIFL129
FRENCH II
3.0
LAIS371
HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LIFLx98
Special Topics
LAIS375
ENGINEERING CULTURES
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
LAIS377
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
3.0
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Minor Programs
LAIS398
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LAIS401
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II
3.0
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies offers several minor
programs. Students who elect to pursue a minor usually will satisfy the
LAIS404
WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY
3.0
HSS requirements; however, the Music Technology ASI will not satisfy
LAIS406
THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND
3.0
these requirements. Students will need to use their free elective hours to
REMEMBRANCE
complete a minor.
LAIS407
SCIENCE IN LITERATURE
3.0
LAIS408
LIFE STORIES
3.0
A minor requires a minimum of 18 credit-hours; an area of special interest
(ASI) requires a minimum of 12 credit hours. No more than half the
LAIS409
SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA
3.0
credits to be applied towards an LAIS minor or ASI may be transfer
LAIS410
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY 3.0
credits. The LAIS Undergraduate Advisor must approve all transfer
LITERATURE
credits that will be used for an LAIS minor or ASI.
LAIS411
LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD
3.0
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
Prior to the completion of the sophomore year, a student wishing to
declare an LAIS Minor must fill out an LAIS Minor form (available in the
LAIS415
MASS MEDIA STUDIES
3.0
LAIS Office) and obtain approval signatures from the appropriate minor
LAIS416
FILM STUDIES
3.0
advisor in LAIS and from the LAIS Director. The student must also fill out
LAIS418
NARRATING THE NATION
3.0
a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration (available in the Registrar’s
LAIS419
MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
Office) and obtain approval signatures from the student’s CSM advisor,
LAIS421
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY
3.0
from the Head or Director of the student’s major department or division,
LAIS423
ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
3.0
and from the LAIS Director. Students should consult the listed advisors
for the specific requirements of each minor.
LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.0
LAIS431
RELIGION & SECURITY
3.0
The six minors or ASI available and their advisors are
LAIS435
LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Literature, Society, and the Environment
LAIS437
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS439
MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Minor and ASI
LAIS440
WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
3.0
Program Advisors: Prof. Tina Gianquitto and Prof. Jay Straker.
LAIS441
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
The Literature, Society, and the Environment Minor and ASI are designed
LAIS442
NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA
3.0
for students with a passion for literature, and an interest in exploring
LAIS446
GLOBALIZATION
3.0
relationships between literary traditions and the broader social and
LAIS448
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
3.0
environmental processes that have helped inspire and shape them.
LAIS450
POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
3.0
The minor's inter-disciplinary emphasis creates unique opportunities
for students to forge connections between literary studies and diverse
LAIS452
CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT
3.0
fields of inquiry, spanning the humanities and qualitative and quantitative
LAIS453
ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
3.0
sciences. In the process of acquiring the minor, students will develop
LAIS460
GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS
3.0
forms of intellectual creativity and sensitivity to social and environmental
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
3.0
dynamics increasingly expected of twenty-first century scientists and
DEVELOPING WORLD
engineers.
LAIS485
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
3.0
International Political Economy Minor and
LAIS486
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
3.0
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
ASI
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
Program Advisor: Prof. James Jesudason.
LAIS489
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
3.0
This minor and ASI are ideal for students anticipating careers in the
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
earth resources industries. The International Political Economy Program
LAIS498
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
at CSM was the first such program in the U.S. designed with the
LIFL113
SPANISH I
3.0
engineering and applied science student in mind, and it remains
LIFL123
SPANISH II
3.0
one of the very few international engineering programs with this

100 Liberal Arts and International Studies
focus. International Political Economy is the study of the interplay
Students desiring a Music, Audio Engineering, and the Recording Arts
among politics, the economy, and culture. In today’s global economy,
Minor must complete 18 hours of courses as follows:
international engineering and applied science decisions are
fundamentally political decisions made by sovereign nations. Therefore,
Four required music courses (12 credit-hours):
International Political Economy theories and models are often used in
LAIS324
AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND
3.0
evaluating and implementing engineering and science projects. Project
SCIENCE
evaluations and feasibilities now involve the application of such IPE
methods as political risk assessment and mitigation. The IPE minor
LAIS327
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3.0
is also a gateway to the Graduate Program in International Political
LAIS315
MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
3.0
Economy.
WORLD
LAIS330
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE
3.0
Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Total Semester Hrs
12.0
Policy Minor and ASI
One 400 level required course (3 credit hours):
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy Minor focuses
on science, technology, and engineering in the societal and policy
LAIS429
REAL WORLD RECORDING/RESEARCH
3.0
context: how STE influence society, politics, and policy, and how society,
politics, and policy influence STE. Courses provide historical, social
Three additional credit-hours:
scientific, ethical, and policy approaches to issues that inevitably confront
professional applied scientists, engineers, managers, and administrators
LAIS326
MUSIC THEORY
3.0
in both public and private sectors. Such issues concern, for example,
Performance Enhancement (3 credit hours total)
professional ethical responsibilities, intellectual property rights, regulatory
LIMU
ENSEMBLE Two semesters
regimes, assessments of societal impacts, science policy implementation,
LIMU189
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL
and the roles of technical innovation in economic development or
MUSIC INSTRUCTION One semester
international competitiveness. LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
is required. Students work with the STEP Advisor to tailor a sequence of
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
other courses appropriate to their background and interests.
Program Advisor: Prof. Sandy Woodson. Students declaring an
Humanitarian Engineering Minor and ASI
Undergraduate Individual Minor in LAIS must choose 18 restricted
LAIS Advisor: Prof. Juan Lucena.
elective hours in LAIS with a coherent rationale reflecting some explicit
focus of study that the student wishes to pursue. A student desiring this
The Humanitarian Studies Minor and ASI focuses on the intersection of
minor must design it in consultation with a member of the LAIS faculty
science, technology, and engineering in humanitarian projects. Scientific,
who approves the rationale and the choice of courses, eg., pre-law or
technological, and engineering oriented humanitarian projects are
pre-med courses.
intended to help marginalized communities meet basic human needs
(such as water, food, and shelter) when these are missing or inadequate.
Area of Special Interest in Music Technology
LAIS320 Ethics is required. Other HS courses are offered through LAIS
Program Advisor: Prof. Bob Klimek. The Area of Special Interest in Music
along with selected technical electives by other academic units across
Technology is comprised of a sequence of courses that allows students
campus. Students may also wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in
to combine interests and abilities in both the science and theory of music
Humanitarian Engineering offered in cooperation with the Division of
production. Completion of this ASI will train students in the technical
Engineering.
aspects of the music recording industry, including sound and video
recording, sound effects, and software design.
Music, Audio Engineering, and the Recording
Arts
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in
Pogram Advisor: Robert Klimek. Program Co-Advisor: Jonathan Cullsion.
Public Affairs
Program Director: Prof. Kenneth Osgood. The curriculum of the McBride
The Music, Audio Engineering, and the Recording Arts Minor is designed
Honors Program in Public Affairs offers an honors minor consisting of
for students interested in the crossover field between music and related
seminars, courses, and off-campus activities that has the primary goal
technical skills. Technical emphasis within this minor creates an
of providing a select number of students the opportunity to cross the
opportunity for the student to research/experience the impact of their
boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethical, cultural, socio-
specific majors upon both music as an art form and music as an industry.
political, and environmental dimensions of human life. Students will
Throughout the minor, students are exposed to the refinements and
develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, and leadership
developments that technology has created in the field of recording,
through seminar style classes that explore diverse aspects of the human
production, sound reinforcement and product design, as well as, the
experience. The seminars allow for a maximum degree of discussion and
interplay between the arts and technology. The discovery of connections
debate on complex topics. Themes and perspectives from the humanities
between current music and sound engineering practices is stressed.
and the social sciences are integrated with science and engineering to
The final outcome is a skilled and informed studio musician/technician
develop in students a sophisticated understanding of the social context in
in present day studio conditions. Finally, this minor is not designed
which scientists and engineers work.
to expand any current engineering curriculum, but to complement a
student’s education.

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Professors
T. Graham Hereford
Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
Barbara M. Olds
Linda Layne, Division Director
Eul-Soo Pang
Juan C Lucena
Anton G. Pegis
Carl Mitcham, Retired
Thomas Philipose, University professor emeriti
Kenneth Osgood, Director of McBride Honors Program
Arthur B. Sacks
Associate Professors
Joseph D. Sneed
Hussein A. Amery
Associate Professors Emeriti
Tina L. Gianquitto
Betty J. Cannon
Kathleen J. Hancock
Kathleen H. Ochs
John R. Heilbrunn
Laura J. Pang
Jon Leydens
Karen B. Wiley
James D. Straker
Courses
Assistant Professors
HNRS198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
Derrick Hudson, Director MIPER Program
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
Jessica Smith, Hennebach Assistant Professor
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
Teaching Professors
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
HNRS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Sandy Woodson , Undergraduate Advisor
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
James V. Jesudason
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
Robert Klimek
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Toni Lefton
HNRS298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
Teaching Associate Professors
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
Jonathan H. Cullison
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
Paula A. Farca
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
HNRS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Sarah J. Hitt
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
Cortney E. Holles
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
Rose Pass
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
HNRS305. EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN AMERICA. 3.0 Semester
Teaching Assistant Professors
Hrs.
James Bishop
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student skills in reading,
writing, critical thinking, and oral communication. skills through the
Olivia Burgess
exploration of selected topics related to the social, cultural, and political
ideas and events that have shaped the development of the modern
Joseph Horan
United States and its role in the world. Prerequisite: Admission to the
Rachel Osgood
Program and LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit
hours.
Seth Tucker
Professors Emeriti
W. John Cieslewicz
Wilton Eckley

102 Liberal Arts and International Studies
HNRS315. EXPLORATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD. 3.0 Semester
HNRS445. EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND
Hrs.
SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student writing skills and
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to the relationships between
critical thinking abilities through the exploration of selected topics related
science, technology, and society through case studies, readings,
to the social, cultural, and political ideas and developments that have
research, and writing. Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern
shaped the modern world. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program and
America and HNRS315: Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable
LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
HNRS450. EXPLORATIONS IN EARTH, ENERGY, AND
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to earth, energy, and/or the
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
environment through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
This course may focus on the human dimensions or broader impacts
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Prerequisites:
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
HNRS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
HNRS476. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
(II) Community Engagement through Service Learning combines a
traditional classroom environment with an off campus learning experience
HNRS405. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM. 1-3 Semester Hr.
with a local non-profit or community organization. Students spend
(I, II) (WI) With approval of the Program, a McBride student may enroll
3-4 hours per week serving the organization they choose and meet in
in an individualized study project which substitutes for or enhances the
class once per week to discuss reading assignments, present research
regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars. This option may be
findings, and share experiences and insights about the course material.
used to pursue an approved foreign study program, service learning
Instructors may choose to focus on a particular topic or social issue, such
program, international internship, undergraduate research project, or
as poverty and privilege, or may engage with community issues more
other authorized experiential learning program of study. Students must
broadly. The course focuses on several aspects of a student?s learning,
also prepare a faculty-guided major research paper that integrates the
including intra- and interpersonal learning, discovering community,
experience with the goals, objectives, and focus of the Honors Program
and developing communication skills and critical and interdisciplinary
in Public Affairs. 1-3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 6 hours.
approaches. Course work will focus on critical reading, group discussion
HNRS425. EXPLORATIONS IN POLITICS, POLICY, AND
and deliberation, oral presentations of research, and writing assignments.
LEADERSHIP. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisites: none. 2 hours lecture; 3-4 hours lab; 3.0 semester hours.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to policy, politics, and/or
HNRS497. SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
leadership through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
Explorations in The Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
HNRS430. EXPLORATIONS IN IDEAS, ETHICS, AND RELIGION. 3.0
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
Semester Hrs.
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to ideas, ethics, and/or religion
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
through case studies, readings, research, and writing. Prerequisites:
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
HNRS435. EXPLORATIONS IN CULTURE, SOCIETY, AND CREATIVE
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
ARTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to culture, society, and/or
the creative arts through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS440. EXPLORATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES &
GLOBAL AFFAIRS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to international studies and/
or global affairs through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.

Colorado School of Mines 103
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with LIHU100,
This course has two focuses. We will look at selected religions
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and critical
emphasizing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms; these
questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues linking the
will be four or five of the most common religions: Hinduism, Buddhism,
quality of human life and Nature, and their interdependence. The course
Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The second point of the course
will examine various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
focuses on how the Humanities and Social Sciences work. We will use
regarding two major questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality
methods from various disciplines to study religion-history of religions and
of human life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature? These issues
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and artifacts (both
will use cases and examples taken from across time and cultures.
contemporary and historical), analysis of material culture and the role
Themes will include but are not limited to population, natural resources,
it plays in religion, and other disciplines and methodologies. We will
stewardship of the Earth, and the future of human society. This is
look at the question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We will
a writing-intensive course that will provide instruction and practice
approach this methodological question using the concept ?standpoint.?
in expository writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the
For selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will analyze what
Humanities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semester
the ?standpoint? is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LAIS286. INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. 3.0
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Semester Hrs.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Introduction to Government and Politics is a beginning- level course
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
intended to familiarize students with the study of politics across societies.
for credit under different titles.
The method is comparative in that it approaches the task of studying the
world's different political systems by contrasting and comparing them
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
along different dimensions, and by seeking generalizations about them.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
The class focuses on cases, topics, and methodologies in American and
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
comparative politics. No background in political science is required or
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
expected. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LAIS200. HUMAN SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Equivalent with SYGN200,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I, II) Part of the CSM core curriculum, following the first-year requirement
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
of LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values. This course examines political,
for credit under different titles.
economic, social, and cultural systems on a global scale during the
modern era. Topics covered include development patterns in key regions
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
of the world; the causes and outcomes of globalization; and the influence
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
of energy, technology, and resources on development. Course material
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
presented by instructors with social science and humanities disciplinary
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
backgrounds, with weekly readings and evaluation through exams and
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
written essays. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A general introduction to philosophy that explores historical and analytic
Students will write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
traditions. Historical exploration may compare and contrast ancient and
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will be the
modern, rationalist and empiricist, European and Asian approaches to
production of a short story. The final will consist of a completed, revised
philosophy. Analytic exploration may consider such basic problems as
short story. The best of these works may be printed in a future collection.
the distinction between illusion and reality, the one and the many, the
Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
structure of knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 credit hours.
This course focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique.
Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exercises
reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary poetry,
and stimulate the development of the student?s craft. The purpose of
the course is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
society, while students ?try on? various styles and contexts in order
to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

104 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD TO THE
LAIS311. BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN. 3.0
PRESENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
This course offers an overview of American literature from the
This course surveys British literature from the Middle Ages to early
colonial period to the present. The texts of the class provide a context
modernists in light of major developments in scientific thought. It
for examining the traditions that shape the American nation as a
considers topics such as medieval medicine and astrology in The
physical, cultural and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the
Canterbury Tales, reflections of Copernicus' new astronomy in
relationships between community, landscape, history, and language in
Shakespearean tragedy and John Donne's poetry, the tumultuous career
the American imagination. We will concentrate specifically on conceptions
of Newtonian physics across the Enlightenment and Romanticism, the
of the nation and national identity in relation to race, gender, and class
struggle with Darwinian evolution in Victorian literature, and early 20th
difference. Authors may include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne,
century reactions to anthropology and psychoanalysis. Pre-requisite:
Douglass, Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko, and
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD. 3.0
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
An introduction to music of the Western world from its beginnings to the
This course examines major figures and themes in the modern literatures
present. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Reading, discussion and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
writing will focus on fiction and poetry representing Francophone, Arabic,
LAIS320. ETHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and Hispanophone traditions within these world regions. Engaging
Equivalent with BELS320,
these texts will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical,
A general introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical
political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cultural practices
traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one or more significant
in diverse colonial territories and nation-states. Thematic and stylistic
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas
concerns will include imperialism, nationalism, existentialism, Orientalism,
Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
negritude, and social and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS322. LOGIC. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS309. LITERATURE AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A general introduction to logic that explores its analytic and historical
Before the emergence of sociology as a distinct field of study, literary
traditions. Coverage will commonly consider informal and formal fallacies,
artists had long been investigating the seemingly infinite complexity of
syllogistic logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
human societies, seeking to comprehend the forces shaping collective
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logical theorists as
identities, socio-cultural transformations, technological innovations, and
Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead, Quine, and others. Prerequisite:
political conflicts. Designed to enrich recognition and understanding of
LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the complex interplay of artistic creativity and social inquiry over time, this
course compares influential literary and social-scientific responses to the
LAIS323. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0
Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and other dynamic junctures
Semester Hrs.
integral to the forging of "modernity" and the volatile world we inhabit
This course will explore the relationship between science and the public
today. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
through an examination of science writing and communication on current
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
events. Students will study various forms of science communication,
including essays, blogs, news segments, media clips, and radio programs
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE. 1-3 Semester Hr.
in order to understand the ways in which science is communicated
This course will introduce students to some of the major figures and
beyond the lab or university and into the public consciousness. Science
generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and British literature.
writing often explores the human condition, reflects on hopes and worries
Reading, discussion, and writing will focus on fiction, poetry, drama,
about technology, and informs our collective knowledge about the world.
and critical essays representing British, French, Germanic, Italian,
Students will discuss the implications of this kind of communication,
Czech, and Russian cultural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster
analyze breakdowns in communication through case studies, and write
understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and aesthetic
for peer and popular audiences, including turning a lab report into a short
movements and debates that have shaped modern European society
feature article and writing a science essay. Prerequisites: LAIS100, and
and culture. Thematic concerns will include the French Enlightenment
pre- or co-requisite of LAIS200 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and its legacies, imperialism within and beyond Europe, comparative
totalitarianisms, the rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism,
LAIS324. AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE. 3.0
and modernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
Semester Hrs.
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
(I) Audio/acoustical engineering and science teaches concepts
semester hours.
surrounding the production, transmission, manipulation and reception
of audible sound. These factors play a role in many diverse areas
such as the design of modern music technology products, recording
studios and loudspeakers, civil engineering and building design, and
industrial safety. This course will explore and concepts of this field and
the physics/mechanics that are involved, as well as aesthetic impacts
related to the subject matter. Discussion of human anatomy and psycho
acoustic phenomena are also presented. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.

Colorado School of Mines 105
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA. 3.0
A study of the social behavior and cultural devel opment of humans.
Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market
lecture; 3 semester hours.
in Africa as seen through an examination of critical contem porary
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
LAIS326. MUSIC THEORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
(I) The course begins with the fundamentals of music theory and moves
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
into more complex applications. Music of the common practice period
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(18th century) and beyond is considered. Aural and visual recognition
of harmonic material is emphasized. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
LAIS344. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
This course surveys major topics and theories of international relations.
Students will evaluate diverse perspectives and examine a variety of
LAIS327. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
topics including war and peace, economic globalization, human rights
(I, II) An introduction to the physics of music and sound. The history
and international law, international environmental issues, and the role of
of music technology from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of
the US as the current superpower. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
instruments and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours. Prerequisite:
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS328. BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING. 1.0
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and harmonious
Semester Hr.
relationships between the state and the market on the nation-state
(I) This course begins with the fundamentals of music composition
level, between individual states and their markets on the regional level,
and works towards basic vocal and instrumental arrangement skills.
and between region-states and region-markets on the global level.
Upon completion of this course the student should: 1) Demonstrate
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
basic knowledge of (music) compositional techniques; 2) Demonstrate
lecture; 3 semester hours.
primary concepts of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement;
3) Demonstrate an ability to use notational software and Midi station
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hardware. 1 semester hour; repeatable for credit. Pre-requisite: LAIS 100;
History of War looks at war primarily as a significant human activity in
Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
the history of the Western World since the times of Greece and Rome
to the present. The causes, strategies, results, and costs of various
LAIS330. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important military and
(II) Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
political leaders as well as on noted historians and theoreticians. The
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording. 3
course is primarily a lecture course with possible group and individual
credit hours. Prerequisites: LAIS100, LAIS324, LAIS326, and LAIS327.
presentations as class size permits. Tests will be both objective and
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
essay types. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LATIN
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
AMERICA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
An introduction to the social history of science, exploring significant
in Latin America as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
people, theories, and social practices in science, with special attention to
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, and biology.
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relationships
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours
between the developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A survey of the history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA. 3.0
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has played in the
Semester Hrs.
political and social history of countries around the world. Prerequisite:
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
in East and Southeast Asia as seen through an examination of critical
semester hours.
contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and
society. Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
relationships between the developed North and the developing South.
This course seeks to improve students? abilities to understand and
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
assess engineering problem solving from different cultural, political, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison and contrast,
of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th century United States,
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE
Japan, former Soviet Union and presentday Russia, Europe, Southeast
EAST. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market in
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the Middle East as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

106 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS376. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
LAIS404. WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This reading and writing intensive course examines the role that women
(II) Community Engagement through Service Learning combines a
writers have played in a range of literary traditions. Far from residing
traditional classroom environment with an off campus learning experience
in the margins of key national debates, women writers have actively
with a local non-profit or community organization. Students spend
contributed their voices to demands for social, racial, economic, and
3-4 hours per week serving the organization they choose and meet in
artistic equality. We will examine the writing produced by women from
class once per week to discuss reading assignments, present research
a diversity of racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as we examine the
findings, and share experiences and insights about the course material.
ways in which women writers respond to the various pressures placed on
Instructors may choose to focus on a particular topic or social issue, such
them as artists and activists. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
as poverty and privilege, or may engage with community issues more
requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
broadly. The course focuses on several aspects of a student?s learning,
LAIS406. THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE. 3.0
including intra- and interpersonal learning, discovering community,
Semester Hrs.
and developing communication skills and critical and interdisciplinary
In "The Literature of War and Remembrance," students survey poetry,
approaches. Course work will focus on critical reading, group discussion
prose, and film ranging from classicial to contemporary war literature. The
and deliberation, oral presentations of research, and writing assignments.
course considers literary depictions of the individual and society in war
Prerequisites: none. 2 hours lecture; 3-4 hours lab; 3.0 semester hours.
and its aftermath. Critical reading and writing skills are demonstrated in
LAIS377. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
creative presentations and analytical essays. Students will investigate
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
war literature and commemorative art inspired by recent world conflicts,
(I) This course is an introduction to the relationship between engineering
and place a contemporary work into the thematic structure of the course.
and sustainable community development (SCD) from historical, political,
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
ideological, ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will
semester hours.
study and analyze different dimensions of community and sustainable
LAIS407. SCIENCE IN LITERATURE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
development and the role that engineering might play in them. Also
Science fiction often serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker
students will critically explore strengths and limitations of dominant
side of humanity's desires in order to find a better understanding of who
methods in engineering problem solving, design, and research for
we are and what we hope to become. This class examines scientific
working in SCD. Students will learn to research, describe, analyze and
and social progress as it is imagined by some of the greatest authors of
evaluate case studies in SCD and develop criteria for their evaluation.
the genre. We will examine the current events that may have influenced
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
the writing and position our lens to the scientific and technological
seminar; 3 semester hours.
breakthroughs, as well as the social, cultural, and political state of the
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
world at the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic science
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
fiction from the late 1800's to the present which may include: Jules Verne,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack Williamson, Isaac Asimov,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Marion Zimmer
for credit under different titles.
Bradley, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke,
Ursula K. LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others. Prerequisite:
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LAIS100, Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Using texts by published authors and members of the class, we will
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
explore the pleasures and challenges of creating and interpreting
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
narratives based on "real life." The class will consider critical theories
about the relationship between the self and the stories we tell.
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
This course is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in
seminar; 3 semester hours.
developing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and writing
poetry. Students will learn many different poetic forms to compliment
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed
Shakespeare, the most well known writer in English and perhaps the
as the class reads, discusses, and models some of the great American
world, deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it is
poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the
to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read around the
writing of literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student?
globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will explore why Shakespeare?
s craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature and its
s plays and characters have such lasting power and meaning to
place in a multicultural society, while students ?try on? various styles
humanity. The seminar will combine class discussion, lecture, and video.
and contexts in order to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100
Grades will be based on participation, response essays, and a final
and LAIS301. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
essay. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
semester hours.
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 107
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY
LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LITERATURE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
The novel, nationalism, and the modern nation-state share the same
This course introduces students to texts and cultural productions of the
eighteenth and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
20th Century literature. We will examine a diverse collection of materials,
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics have, however,
including novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
always been volatile. These tensions have assumed particularly dramatic
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity, language all
expressive and political forms in Latin America and postcolonial South
come under the careful scrutiny of the authors we will discuss in this
Asia and Africa. This course examines the inspirations, stakes, and
course, which may include Conrad, Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes,
ramifications of celebrated novelists' explorations of the conflicted
Camus, Borges, and Marquez, among others. We will also screen films
and fragmentary character their own and/or neighboring nationstates.
that comment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of modern
Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts illuminate distinctive
technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
religious, ritual, and popular cultural practices that have shaped collective
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
imaginings of the nation, as well as oscillations in nationalist sentiment
across specific regions and historical junctures. Studies in relevant visual
LAIS411. LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD. 3.0 Semester
media -films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further our comparative
Hrs.
inquiry into the relationships between artistic narrative and critical
This course examines wide-ranging writers' depictions of collective
perspectives on "the nation." Alongside the focal literary and visual texts,
transformations and conflicts integral to the making and remaking of
the course will address major historians' and social theorists' accounts of
African and Afro-diasporic communities worldwide. Fiction, poetry, and
the origins, spread, and varied careers of nationalist thought and practice
essays representing diverse linguistic, aesthetic, and philosophical
across our modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
traditions will constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
expressive values, these texts illuminate religious and popular cultural
practices important to social groups throughout much of sub-Saharan
LAIS419. MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. Primary
This course explores the ways that messages about the environment
socio-historical themes may include the slave trade, plantation cultures,
and environmentalism are communicated in the mass media, fine
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, urbanization, and
arts, and popular culture. The course will introduce students to key
collective violence. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
readings in environmental communication, media studies, and cultural
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
studies in order to understand the many ways in which the images,
messages, and politics of environmentalism and the natural world are
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
constructed. Students will analyze their role as science communicators
This reading and writing intensive course investigates the human
and will participate in the creation of communication projects related to
connection to the environment in a broad range of literary materials.
environmental research on campus or beyond. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Discussions focus on the role of place - of landscape as physical, cultural,
Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
moral, historical space - and on the relationship between landscape and
community, history, and language in the environmental imagination.
LAIS421. ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY. 3.0
Readings include texts that celebrate the natural world, those that indict
Semester Hrs.
the careless use of land and resources, and those that predict and depict
A critical examination of environmental ethics and the philosophical
the consequences of that carelessness. Additionally, we investigate
theories on which they depend. Topics may include preservation/
philosophical, legal, and policy frameworks that shape approaches to
conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the land ethic, eco-feminism,
environmental issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requesite
environmental justice, sustainability, or non-western approaches. This
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
class may also include analyses of select, contemporary environmental
issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
This introduction to mass media studies is designed to help students
become more active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily
LAIS423. ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0 Semester
those that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound recordings
Hrs.
(music), and motions pictures (film, documentary, etc.). Taking a broad
This course will examine historical and contemporary case studies in
rhetorical and sociological perspective, the course examines a range of
which science communication (or miscommunication) played key roles in
mass media topics and issues. Students should complete this course
shaping policy outcomes and/or public perceptions. Examples of cases
with enhanced rhetorical and sociological understandings of how media
might include the recent controversies over hacked climate science
shapes individuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
emails, nuclear power plant siting controversies, or discussions of
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
ethics in classic environmental cases, such as the Dioxin pollution case.
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Students will study, analyze, and write about science communication and
policy theories related to scientific uncertainty; the role of the scientist
LAIS416. FILM STUDIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
as communicator; and media ethics. Students will also be exposed to
This course introduces students to the basics of film history, form, and
a number of strategies for managing their encounters with the media,
criticism. Students will be exposed to a variety of film forms, including
as well as tools for assessing their communication responsibilities and
documentary, narrative, and formalist films, and will be encouraged
capacities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
to discuss and write about these forms using critical film language.
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Students will have an opportunity to work on their own film projects and to
conduct research into the relationship between films and their historical,
cultural, and ideological origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

108 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS424. RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Semester
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
This international political economy seminar deals with the historical
(I) This course will examine the ways in which rhetoric shapes public
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
policy debates on energy. Students will learn how contemporary
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World War II,
rhetorical and public policy theory illuminates debates that can affect
contemporary security issues that both divide and unite the region;
environmental, economic and/or socio-cultural aspects of energy
and globalization processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a
use, transportation and production. 3 hour seminar; 3 credit hours.
single trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS200. 3 hoursseminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS426. SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Examines national and international, historical and contemporary
This internationa political economy seminar analyzes economic, political
scientific and engineering controversies. In particular, the course provides
and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction of states,
students with a window into how scientific controversies arise, evolve,
markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the development of
and are resolved both within scientific circles and in the public arena.
the Middle East from agrarian to post-industrial societies; economic,
By exploring case studies of such controversies, students gain a better
political and cultural transformations since World War II; contemporary
understanding about how scientific controversies shape and are shaped
security issues that both divide and unite the region; and the effects of
by communication as well as by public policy. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
globalization processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
Corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS429. REAL WORLD RECORDING/RESEARCH. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(WI) This reading and writing-intensive course explores the acoustical,
LAIS440. WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
musical, and technical aspects of recording a variety of live ethno-
This course introduces students to theories of war and then discusses a
musicological music genres and/or performances, towards the purpose
select number of historical wars and contemporary ones. It also analyzes
of learning how to research, document and capture the most accurate
efforts at peace-making efforts and why some fail and others succeed.
and authentic recording. Historical research, non-traditional recording
The global consequences of war and peace in the Middle East will be
techniques; archival documentation, and editing will all be a part of this
explored in terms of oil supply and of other geostrategic interests that
course. Prerequisites: LAIS100 and either LAIS315 or LAIS327. Co-
America has in that region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisites: LAIS200. 3 semester hours.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Businesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon which the
This course provides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa.
well-being of society depends. As they create that wealth, their actions
Its goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities of African
impact society, which is composed of a wide variety of stakeholders. In
development and the impediments that currently block its economic
turn, society shapes the rules and expectations by which businesses
growth. Despite substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and
must navigate their internal and external environments. This interaction
human capital, most African countries remain mired in poverty. The
between corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
struggles that have arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course explores the
the curse of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds
dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stakeholder perspective using
are beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give first
case studies, guest speakers and field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on the specific
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
issues that confront African development today. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS431. RELIGION & SECURITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This course introduces students to the central topics in religion and
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA. 3.0
society. It defines civil society in 21st century contexts and connects
Semester Hrs.
this definition with leading debates about the relationship of religion
Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet suffers civil wars and
and security. IT creates an understanding of diverse religious traditions
international conflicts based on access to resource revenues. The course
from the perspective of how they view security. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
examines the distinctive history of Africa, the impact of the resource
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture and descission; 3
curse, mismanagement of government and corruption, and specific cases
semester hours.
of unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A seminar designed to explore the political economy of current and
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and issues in
This international political economy seminar is an historical and
Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of the world today.
contemporary analysis of globalization processes examined through
Development is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes
selected issues of world affairs of political, economic, military, and
involving political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors
diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
role of both the state and the market in development processes will be
examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate
but will be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income distribution;
the role of education and health care; region-markets; the impact of
globalization, institution-building, corporate-community-state interfaces,
neoliberalism, privatization, democracy, and public policy formulation as it
relates to development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS456. POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Critical examination of interactions between development and the
This seminar covers the major internal and international issues
environment and the human dimensions of global change; social,
confronting the fifteen states that once comprised the Soviet Union. After
cpolitical, economic, and cultural responses to the management and
an overview of the USSR and its collapse in 1991, the course explores
preservation of natural resources and ecosystems on a global scale.
subsequent economic and security dilemmas facing the "new" nations of
Exploration of the meaning and implications of ?Stewardship of the
Eurasia. Special attention will be paid to oil, natural gas, and other energy
Earth? and ?Sustainable Development.? Prerequisite: LAIS100.
sectors in the region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS457. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3.0
This course will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
Semester Hrs.
assessment in both country-specific and global environments. It will also
This course introduces students to central topics in conflict management.
seek to design better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors for
It assesses the causes of contemporary conflicts with an initial focus on
business and public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of
weak states, armed insurgencies, and ethnic conflict. It then examines
economy and politics wherein the role of the state is being challenged
a range of peace-building efforts, and strategies for reconstructing
and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
post-conflict states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level course. 3 hours
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS460. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR. 1.0
This seminar examines geopolitical competition between great and
Semester Hr.
aspiring powers for influence, control over land and natural resources,
This international political economy seminar must be taken concurrently
critical geo-strategic trade routes, or even infrastructure. Using empirical
with LAIS450, Political Risk Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the
evidence from case studies, students develop a deeper understanding
student with empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
of the interconnections between the political, economic, social, cultural
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students'
and geographic dimensions of foreign policies, as well as issues of war
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
and peace.Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS450. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
3 hours seminar; 3 credit hours.
hour.
LAIS464. HISTORY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
This course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
(II) This course examines the major patterns of human energy use
development. Readings are multi disciplinary and include policy studies,
and interaction with the natural environment on a global scale from the
economics, and political science. Students will acquire an understanding
origins of civilization to the present day. Topics analyzed include the
of what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects development, and
dynamics of historical change in energy and resource use, the ways
what they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might
in which energy and the environment have shaped the development
do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might occur.
of past societies, cultural perceptions of energy and the environment
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
during different historical eras, and the impact of past human activities
seminar; 3 semester hours.
on natural systems. Analysis of historical trends will also serve as a basis
for discussions related to current issues in energy and the environment.
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 3.0
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
Semester Hrs.
lecture/seminar; 3 semester hours.
Many scholars used to believe that with modernization, racial, religious,
and cultural antagonisms would weaken as individuals developed more
LAIS467. HISTORY OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES.
rational outlooks and gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with
3.0 Semester Hrs.
the waning of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, conflict
This course provides an overview of the history of some of the key
based on cultural and "civilization" differences have come to the fore
sciences that help us understand the world we inhabit: geology,
in both developing and developed countries. This course will examine
climatology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. As we investigate
ethnic conflict, broadly conceived, in a variety of contexts. Case studies
key scientific discoveries of the modern era, we will also consider the
will include the civil war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism
philosophical and cultural impacts of those scientific discoveries. Thus,
between the Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-
our reading will include not only original texts by scientists, but also
called war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
key literary, historical and other texts inspired by those discoveries.
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutionalized, political
Prerequisites: LAIS100. Co-requisites: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
processes, such as the politics of affirmative action, as well as in non-
semester hours.
institutionalized, extra-legal settings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.
genocide. We will end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic
3.0 Semester Hrs.
conflict and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
An investigation and assessment of engineering problem-solving in the
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
developing world using historical and cultural cases. Countries to be
seminar; 3 semester hours.
included range across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
semester hours.

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LAIS478. ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course offers students the opportunity to explore the
Equivalent with ENGY490,MNGN490,
relationships between engineering and social justice. The course
(I,II) An interdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum
begins with students? exploration of their own social locations, alliances
of approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
and resistances to social justice through critical engagement of
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
interdisciplinary readings that challenge engineering mindsets. Then the
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
course helps students to understand what constitutes social justice in
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may be
different areas of social life and the role that engineers and engineering
considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic, ethical,
might play in these. Finally, the course gives students an understanding
political, and environmental aspects of energy together with comparative
of why and how engineering has been aligned and/or divergent from
methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy development
social justice issues and causes. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
as these affect particular communities and societies. Prerequisite:
semester hours. Prerequisite: LAIS100; pre- or co-requisite: LAIS200.
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitution
LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
with special attention devoted to the first ten Amendments, also known as
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
the Bill of Rights. Since the Constitution is primarily a legal document, the
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
class will adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. However,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
as the historical and political context of constitutional interpretation is
for credit under different titles.
inseparable from the legal analysis, these areas will also be covered.
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Significant current developments in constitutional jurisprudence will
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
also be examined. The first part of the course deals with Articles I
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
through III of the Constitution, which specify the division of national
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
governmental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of the American
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
governmental system, in which governmental authority is apportioned
between the national government and the state governments, will be
LIFL113. SPANISH I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
studied. The second part of the course examines the individual rights
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish with an emphasis on
specifically protected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Spanish
the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
American culture. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LIFL114. ARABIC I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Fundamentals of spoken and written Arabic with an emphasis on
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and culture of
An examination of current issues relating to science and technology
Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other countries.
LIFL115. GERMAN I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
Fundamentals of spoken and written German with an emphasis on
seminar; 3 semester hours.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and German
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Semester
culture. 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
LIFL119. FRENCH I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and governmental
(I) French I provides basic instruction in speaking, reading, listening, and
processes that produce them. Group discussion and independent
writing the French language, with emphasis in class on communicating
research on specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
through speaking and listening skills. French and francophone culture will
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
also be studied. Successful completion of French I will allow students to
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
further their french studies in level 2. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LIFL123. SPANISH II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Seminar on water policies and the political and governmental processes
Continuation of Spanish I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics and policy
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish
in general. Group discussion and independent research on specific
American culture. 3 semester hours.
politics and policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
LIFL124. ARABIC II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Pre requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi site: LAIS200. 3 hours
Continuation of Arabic I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
seminar; 3 semester hours.
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Semester
Arabic speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
LIFL125. GERMAN II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A general introduction to research and practice concerning policies
Continuation of German I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
and practices relevant to the development and management of nuclear
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and German
power. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
culture. 3 semester hours.
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LIFL129. FRENCH II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(II) French 2 provides continued instruction in speaking, reading,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
listening, and writing the French language, with emphasis in class
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
on communicating through speaking and listening skills. French and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
francophone culture will also be studied. Prerequisites: LIFL119. 3 hours
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
lecture.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIMU101. BAND - FRESHMAN. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
for credit under different titles.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree above.
LIFL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LIMU102. BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree above.
LIFL213. SPANISH III. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study of
LIMU111. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
LIFL214. ARABIC III. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
semester hours.
LIMU112. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIFL215. GERMAN III. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con tinuing study of
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semester hours.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
LIFL298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIMU189. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL MUSIC
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
INSTRUCTION. 1.0 Semester Hr.
for credit under different titles.
(I, II) The course affords the student an opportunity to study privately
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
with CSM music faculty on a wide range of instruments including guitar,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
piano, bass guitar, voice, saxophone, flute, drums and world instruments.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Students will be required to practice regularly and demonstrate
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
proficiency on their instrument/voice. Topics of this class will include
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
performance etiquette, musicianship, musical styles, stylistic vocabulary,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
foreign language and basic music theory. 1 credit hour.
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIMU198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
for credit under different titles.
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIMU199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIMU201. BAND - SOPHOMORE. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
for credit under different titles.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree above.

112 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LIMU202. BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to a degree above.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIMU211. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU401. BAND - SENIOR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
to a degree above.
LIMU212. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU402. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
to a degree above.
LIMU298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIMU411. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
for credit under different titles.
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LIMU412. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU301. BAND - JUNIOR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
FALL The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
to a degree above.
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
LIMU302. BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
rehearsals and one or more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
a degree above.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING. 1.0 Semester Hr.
to a degree above.
SPRING The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
LIMU311. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour.
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
a degree above.
LIMU312. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU423. JAZZ LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity for students to participate in a
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
musical ensemble in the jazz combo format. Jazz music is a unique
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
American art form. The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
to experience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this great
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
American music form. The class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals
LIMU398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
above.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.

Colorado School of Mines 113
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE. 3.0 Semester
technical skills, knowledge, and expertise. Beyond the technical aspects
Hrs.
of basic sciences, engineering fundamentals, and problem-solving,
Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
mining engineering graduates must also acquire a host of other skills
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording.
which are essential in today’s global economy.
Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
These include:
LIMU498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
• The ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
effectively to different types of audiences,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
• An appreciation of the social, political, and economic realities of
for credit under different titles.
different cultures, countries, and indigenous peoples,
LIMU499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
• An understanding of the global role mineral extraction and resource
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
development have on local, regional, and international levels,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
• The desire for continuing and life-long education, intellectual and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
professional development, analysis, and creativity,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
• The need to maintain high professional and ethical standards,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
• The importance of self-confidence, conviction, and compassion, and
Mining Engineering
• The skills critical to leadership and supervision.
Put simply, our vision for the Mining Engineering Department is to
Program Description
be internationally recognized as the World’s premiere center for
education and applied research in the diverse fields of mining and
Mining engineering is a broad profession, which embraces all required
underground construction and tunneling. This vision spans across
activities to facilitate the recovery of valuable minerals and products
numerous interdisciplinary areas of study. Through collaborations with
from the earth’s crust for the benefit of humanity. It is one of the oldest
other CSM departments, academic institutions, government agencies,
engineering professions, which continues to grow in importance. It has
and industry, we are committed to expanding the international reputation
often been said: “If it can't be grown then it must be mined.” An adequate
of the Department for excellence in education, research, industry service,
supply of mineral products at competitive prices is the life-blood of the
and community outreach.
continuing growth of industrialized nations and the foundation of the
progress for the developing countries.
The Mining Engineering Department's program objectives are:
The function of the mining engineer is to apply knowledge of pertinent
1. Have knowledge of, and skills in, engineering fundamentals to
scientific theory, engineering fundamentals, and improved technology
solve complex and open-ended mining and earth systems-related
to recover natural resources. Mining is a world-wide activity involving
problems.
the extraction of non-metallics, metal ores of all kinds, and solid fuel and
2. Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills relevant to their chosen
energy sources such as coal and nuclear materials. In addition to mineral
profession.
extraction, the skills of mining engineers are also needed in a variety
of fields where the earth’s crust is utilized, such as the underground
3. Several years after leaving CSM, our graduates will achieve
construction industry. The construction industry, with its requirements of
professional growth.
developing earth (rock) systems, tunnels and underground chambers,
The program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Mining
and the hazardous waste disposal industry are examples of such
Engineering is accredited by:
applications. These are expanding needs, with a shortage of competent
people; the mining engineer is well qualified to meet these needs.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology
The importance of ecological and environmental planning is recognized
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
and given significant attention in all aspects of the mining engineering
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
curriculum.
Telephone (410) 347-7700
CSM mining engineering students study the principles and techniques
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
of mineral exploration, and underground and surface mining operations,
as well as, mineral processing technologies. Studies include rock
Science in Mining Engineering)
mechanics, rock fragmentation, plant and mine design, mine ventilation,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
surveying, valuation, industrial hygiene, mineral law, mine safety,
described in the CSM Graduate profile and the ABET Accreditation
computing, mineral processing, solution mining and operations research.
Criteria, the educational objectives which the Mining Engineering
Throughout the mining engineering curriculum, a constant effort is
Department aspires to accomplish can be seen in the attributes of our
made to maintain a balance between theoretical principles and their
graduates. The graduate is equipped with:
engineering applications. The mining engineering graduate is qualified for
positions in engineering, supervision, and research.
• A sound knowledge in the required basic sciences and engineering
fundamentals;
The Department recognizes the high expectations that industry has
• Knowledge and experience in the application of engineering
for our graduates as well as the responsibility we have to prepare
principles to the exploitation of earth’s resources and construction
our students for successful professional careers. To be successful, it
is imperative that mining graduates possess an ever-growing set of

114 Mining Engineering
of earth (rock) systems in an engineering systems orientation and
MNGN317
DYNAMICS FOR MINING
1.0
1.0
setting;
ENGINEERS
• Ability to solve complex mining and earth systems related problems;
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
• Capability for team work and decision making;
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
• Appreciation of the global role of minerals in the changing world;
16.5
• Desire for continuing education, intellectual and professional
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
development, analysis and creativity;
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
1.0
1.0
• Self confidence and articulation, with high professional and ethical
MNGN300
SUMMER FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
standards.
4.0
Curriculum
Junior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
The mining engineering curriculum is devised to facilitate the widest
employability of CSM graduates. The curriculum is based on scientific
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
engineering and geologic fundamentals and the application of these
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING

8.0
2.0
fundamentals to design and operate mines and to create structures in
LABORATORY
rock and prepare mine products for the market. To achieve this goal, the
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
curriculum is designed to ensure that the graduates:
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
MECHANICS
• become broad based mining engineers who can tackle the problems
of both hard and soft rock mining, regardless of whether the mineral
GEOL310
EARTH MATERIALS AND
4.0
4.0
deposit requires surface or underground methods of extraction,
RESOURCES
• have an opportunity, through elective courses, to specialize in one or
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
more aspects of the mining engineering profession,
18.0
• are interested in an academic or research career, or wish to pursue
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
employment in related fields, have a sufficiently sound scientific and
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
engineering foundation to do so effectively.
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL

3.0
CIRCUITS, ELECTRONICS AND
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper division courses.
POWER
Another important aspect of the curriculum is the development of the
students’ capabilities to be team members, with the added objective of
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
3.0
3.0
preparing them for leadership in their professional life. The curriculum
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
2.0
3.0
3.0
focuses on the application of engineering principles to solving problems,
GEOL311
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR
2.0
2.0
in short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
MINING ENGINEERS
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
17.0
Freshman
Senior
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CORE
Common Core


33.0
MNGN414
MINE PLANT DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
33.0
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
2.0
2.0
Sophomore
CONSTRUCTION
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MNGN428
MINING ENGINEERING
3.0
1.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
AND ENGINEERS III
REPORT I
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
MNGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MNGN322
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
2.0
3.0
OPTICS
MINERAL PROCESSING AND
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
LABORATORY
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II
2.0
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
18.0
18.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING

3.0
2.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
REPORT II
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
MNGN433
MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I
3.0
3.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
3.0
MNGN427
MINE VALUATION
2.0
2.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
MNGN424
MINE VENTILATION
2.0
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 115
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT
2.0
2.0
Explosive Engineering Area of Special
MANAGEMENT
Interest (ASI)
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
15.0
Total Semester Hrs: 139.5
A total of 12 credit hours are needed to complete the Area of Special
Interest in Explosive Engineering Program. This is the preferred route
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
for students that would like to specialize in explosive engineering.
The first three (required) courses will provide the students with basic
Minor Programs
knowledge in explosive engineering. And the forth course will provide
the students with mining application such for surface, underground or
The Mining Engineering Department offers three minor programs;
underground construction. No more than 3 credit hours used for the ASI
the traditional mining engineering program for non-mining majors,
may be required for the degree-granting program in which the student is
underground construction and tunneling and explosive engineering.
graduating.
Mining Engineering Minor
Required of All Students
The minor program in mining engineering requires students to take:
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
2.0
DESIGN REPORT II
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
MNGN407
ROCK FRAGMENTATION
3.0
Select two of the following:
6.0
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
Select at least one of the following:
3.0
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
Other courses from mining engineering
9.0
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Total Semester Hrs
18.0
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
The list of available courses can be found in the mining engineering
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
department office.
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit hours of course
work) is also available and should be discussed with a faculty member
MNGN404
TUNNELING
in the mining engineering department and approved by the Department
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
Head.
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
EXCAVATIONS
Explosive Engineering Minor
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
Program Advisor: Dr. Mark Kuchta
CONSTRUCTION
Total Semester Hrs
11.0
There are very few academic explosive engineering programs world
wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educational institution
Department Head
that offers an explosive engineering minor program in the U.S.A.
Developed in the CSM tradition of combining academic education
Priscilla P. Nelson
with hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare students
for new and developing applications involving the use of explosives in
Professors
the mining and materials engineering, underground construction, oil
Kadri Dagdelen
and gas operations, demolition, homeland security, military, forensic
investigations, manufacturing and material synthesis.
Priscilla P. Nelson
With the proper program development of courses and basic knowledge
M. Ugur Ozbay
in explosive engineering, students enrolled in this program will discover
and gain insight into the exciting industrial applications of explosives,
Associate Professors
selection of explosives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic
Mark Kuchta
materials. With the help of the program advisor, the students will design
and select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
Hugh B. Miller
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Masami Nakagawa
An explosives minor requires 18 credit hours of specially selected
courses. The list of available courses can be found in the mining
Assistant Professors
engineering department office.
Elizabeth A. Holley
Rennie Kaunda

116 Mining Engineering
Research Professors
MNGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 6.0
Semester Hrs.
Jurgen F. Brune
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
M. Stephen Enders
only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Research Associate Professor
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MNGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Vilem Petr
(I, II) (WI) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
Adjunct Faculty
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
John W. Grubb
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Wm. Mark Hart
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Raymond Henn
MNGN300. SUMMER FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(S) Classroom and field instructions in the theory and practice of surface
Paul Jones
and underground mine surveying. Introduction to the application of
Andy Schissler
various computer-aided mine design software packages incorporated in
upper division mining courses. Prerequisite: completion of sophomore
D. Erik Spiller
year; Duration: first three weeks of summer term; 3 semester hours.
MNGN308. MINE SAFETY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
William R. Wilson
(I) Causes and prevention of accidents. Mine safety regulations. Mine
Courses
rescue training. Safety management and organization. Prerequisite:
MNGN210. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour. Taken as the first week of
MNGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6
summer session.
Semester Hr.
MNGN309. MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I, II) Training in practical mine labor functions including: operation
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
of jackleg drills, jumbo drills, muckers, and LHD machines. Training
only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
stresses safe operation of equipment and safe handling of explosives.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Introduction to front-line management techniques. Prerequisite:
MNGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
MNGN210, MNGN308. 2 semester hours.
(I, II) (WI) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by
MNGN312. SURFACE MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I) (WI) Analysis of elements of surface mine operation and design of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
surface mining system components with emphasis on minimization
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
of adverse environmental impact and maximization of efficient use of
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
mineral resources. Ore estimates, unit operations, equipment selection,
MNGN210. INTRODUCTORY MINING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
final pit determinations, short- and longrange planning, road layouts,
INTRODUCTORY MINING (I, II) Survey of mining and mining economics.
dump planning, and cost estimation. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and
Topics include mining law, exploration and sampling, reserve estimation,
MNGN300. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
project evaluation, basic unit operations including drilling, blasting,
MNGN314. UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
loading and hauling, support, shaft sinking and an introduction to surface
(II) Selection, design, and development of most suitable underground
and underground mining methods. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
mining methods based upon the physical and the geological properties
semester hours.
of mineral deposits (metallics and nonmetallics), conservation
MNGN222. INTRODUCTION TO EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING. 3.0
considerations, and associated environmental impacts. Reserve
Semester Hrs.
estimates, development and production planning, engineering drawings
(S) A basic introduction to explosives engineering and applied explosives
for development and extraction, underground haulage systems, and cost
science for students that recently completed their freshman or sophomore
estimates. Prerequisite: MNGN210 and MNGN300. 2 hours lecture, 3
years at CSM. Topics covered will include safety and explosives
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
regulations, chemistry of explosives, explosives physics, and detonation
MNGN316. COAL MINING METHODS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
properties. The course features a significant hands-on practical laboratory
(II) (WI) Devoted to surface and underground coal mining methods
learning component with several sessions held at the Explosives
and design. The surface mining portion emphasizes area-mining
Research Laboratory (ERL) in Idaho Springs. Students completing this
methods, including pertinent design-related regulations, and overburden
course will be well prepared for more advanced work in MNGN333 and
removal systems. Pit layout, sequencing, overburden equipment
MNGN444. Prerequisites: PHGN100, CHGN121, CHGN122, MATH111,
selection and cost estimation are presented. The underground mining
and MATH112. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
portion emphasizes general mine layout; detailed layout of continuous,
conventional, longwall, and shortwall sections. General cost and manning
requirements; and production analysis. Federal and state health and
safety regulations are included in all aspects of mine layout. Pre -
requisite: MNGN210. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.

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MNGN317. DYNAMICS FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
MNGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(II) For mining engineering majors only. Absolute and relative motions,
(I, II) (WI) ) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
kinetics, work-energy, impulse-momentum and angular impulse-
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
momentum. Prerequisite: MATH213/223, CEEN241. 1 hour lecture; 1
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
semester hour.
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
MNGN321. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Hrs.
Physical properties of rock, and fundamentals of rock substance and rock
MNGN404. TUNNELING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
mass response to applied loads. Principles of elastic analysis and stress-
(I) Modern tunneling techniques. Emphasis on evaluation of ground
strain relationships. Elementary principles of the theoretical and applied
conditions, estimation of support requirements, methods of tunnel driving
design of underground openings and pit slopes. Emphasis on practical
and boring, design systems and equipment, and safety. Prerequisite:
applied aspects. Prerequisite: CEEN241 or MNGN317. 2 hours lecture, 3
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN405. ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MNGN322. INTRODUCTION TO MINERAL PROCESSING AND
(I) The course deals with the rock mechanics aspect of design of mine
LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
layouts developed in both underground and surface. Underground mining
(I) Principles and practice of crushing, grinding, size classification;
sections include design of coal and hard rock pillars, mine layout design
mineral concentration technologies including magnetic and electrostatic
for tabular and massive ore bodies, assessment of caving characteristics
separation, gravity separation, and flotation. Sedimentation, thickening,
or ore bodies, performance and application of backfill, and phenomenon
filtration and product drying as well as tailings disposal technologies
of rock burst and its alleviation. Surface mining portion covers rock mass
are included. The course is open to all CSM students. Prerequisite:
characterization, failure modes of slopes excavated in rock masses,
PHGN200/ 210, MATH213/223. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester
probabilistic and deterministic approaches to design of slopes, and
hours.
remedial measures for slope stability problems. Prerequisite: MN321 or
equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN333. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences the
MNGN406. DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
opportunity to examine and develop a fundamental knowledge including
EXCAVATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
terminology and understanding of explosives science and engineering
Design of underground excavations and support. Analysis of stress
concepts. Student learning will be demonstrated by assignments,
and rock mass deformations around excavations using analytical and
quizzes, and exams. Learning assistance will come in the form of
numerical methods. Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and
multidisciplinary lectures complemented by a few lectures from experts
laboratory data for excavation design. Use of rock mass rating systems
from government, industry and the explosives engineering community.
for site characterization and excavation design. Study of support types
Pre-requisites: None. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab. 3 semester hours.
and selection of support for underground excavations. Use of numerical
models for design of shafts, tunnels and large chambers. Prerequisite:
MNGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered in odd years.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
MNGN407. ROCK FRAGMENTATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
(II) Theory and application of rock drilling, rock boring, explosives,
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
blasting, and mechanical rock breakage. Design of blasting rounds,
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
applications to surface and underground excavation. Prerequisite:
toward graduation except under special conditions.
CEEN241, concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN350. INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY. 3.0
MNGN408. UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. 2.0
Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
Geothermal energy resources and their utilization, based on geoscience
(I) Soil and rock engineering applied to underground civil works.
and engineering perspectives. Geoscience topics include world wide
Tunneling and the construction of underground openings for power
occurrences of resources and their classification, heat and mass
facilities, water conveyance, transportation, and waste disposal;
transfer, geothermal reservoirs, hydrothermal geochemistry, exploration
design, excavation and support of underground openings. Emphasis on
methods, and resource assessment. Engineering topics include
consulting practice, case studies, geotechnical design, and construction
thermodynamics of water, power cycles, electricity generation, drilling and
methods. Prerequisite: CEEN312 OR MNGN321. 2 hours of lecture; 2
well measurements, reservoir-surface engineering, and direct utilization.
semester hours.
Economic and environmental considerations and case studies are also
MNGN410. EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 2.0 Semester
presented. Prerequisites: ENGY200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
MNGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6
(II) Successful implementation and management of surface and
Semester Hr.
underground construction projects, preparation of contract documents,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
project bidding and estimating, contract awarding and notice to proceed,
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
value engineering, risk management, construction management
only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
and dispute resolution, evaluation of differing site conditions claims.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: MNGN 210, 2-hour lecture, 2 semester hours.

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MNGN414. MINE PLANT DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MNGN429. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND DESIGN
(I) Analysis of mine plant elements with emphasis on design. Materials
REPORT II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
handling, dewatering, hoisting, belt conveyor and other material handling
(II) (WI) Preparation of formal engineering report based on all course
systems for underground mines. Prerequisite: MNGN312 and MNGN314.
work in the mining option. Emphasis is on mine design, equipment
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hour.
selection, production scheduling, evaluation and cost analysis.
Prerequisite: MNGN428, MNGN210, MNGN300, MNGN308, MNGN312,
MNGN418. ADVANCED ROCK MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MNGN314, MNGN309, MNGN321, MNGN316, GEOL310, GEOL311,
Analytical and numerical modeling analysis of stresses and
MNGN438, MNGN414; Concurrent: MNGN322/MNGN323, MNGN427,
displacements induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
and MNGN433. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
stress. Rock failure criteria. Complete load deformation behavior of rocks.
Measurement and monitoring techniques in rock mechanics. Principles
MNGN431. MINING AND METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0
of design of excavation in rocks. Analytical, numerical modeling and
Semester Hrs.
empirical design methods. Probabilistic and deterministic approaches
This course covers studies of the interface between mining and
to rock engineering designs. Excavation design examples for shafts,
metallurgical process engineering and environmental engineering areas.
tunnels, large chambers and mine pillars. Seismic loading of structures
Wastes, effluents and their point sources in mining and metallurgical
in rock. Phenomenon of rock burst and its alleviation. Prerequisite:
processes such as mineral concentration, value extraction and process
MNGN321. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
metallurgy are studied in context. Fundamentals of unit operations
and unit processes with those applicable to waste and effluent control,
MNGN421. DESIGN OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS. 3.0
disposal and materials recycling are covered. Engineering design and
Semester Hrs.
engineering cost components are also included for some examples
(II) Design of underground openings in competent and broken ground
chosen. The ratio of fundamentals applications coverage is about 1:1.
using rock mechanics principles. Rock bolting design and other ground
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
support methods. Coal, evaporite, metallic and nonmetallic deposits
included. Prerequisite: MNGN321, concurrent enrollment. 3 hours lecture;
MNGN433. MINE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
3 semester hours.
(II) Application of statistics, systems analysis, and operations research
techniques to mineral industry problems. Laboratory work using computer
MNGN422. FLOTATION. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
techniques to improve efficiency of mining operations. Prerequisite:
Science and engineering governing the practice of mineral concentration
Senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
by flotation. Interfacial phenomena, flotation reagents, mineral-reagent
interactions, and zeta-potential are covered. Flotation circuit design and
MNGN434. PROCESS ANALYSIS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
evaluation as well as tailings handling are also covered. The course also
Projects to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Prerequisite:
includes laboratory demonstrations of some fundamental concepts. 3
MNGN422. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN436. UNDERGROUND COAL MINE DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MNGN423. FLOTATION LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) Design of an underground coal mine based on an actual coal reserve.
(I) Experiments to accompany the lectures in MNGN422. Co-requisite:
This course shall utilize all previous course material in the actual design
MNGN421. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
of an underground coal mine. Ventilation, materials handling, electrical
transmission and distribution, fluid mechanics, equipment selection and
MNGN424. MINE VENTILATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
application, mine plant design. Information from all basic mining survey
(II) Fundamentals of mine ventilation, including control of gas, dust,
courses will be used. Prerequisite: MNGN316, MNGN321, MNGN414,
temperature, and humidity; ventilation network analysis and design of
EGGN329 and MNGN381 or MNGN384. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
systems. Prerequisite: MEGN351, MEGN361 and MNGN314. 2 hours
semester hours.
lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MNGN438. GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MNGN427. MINE VALUATION. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
(II) Course emphasis is on the business aspects of mining. Topics include
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
time valuation of money and interest formulas, cash flow, investment
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
criteria, tax considerations, risk and sensitivity analysis, escalation and
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications in
inflation and cost of capital. Calculation procedures are illustrated by case
earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours of
studies. Computer programs are used. Prerequisite: Senior in Mining,
lecture and 3 hours of lab. 3 semester hours.
graduate status. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MNGN440. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT ANALYSIS. 2.0 Semester
MNGN428. MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND DESIGN
Hrs.
REPORT I. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(I) Introduction to the fundamentals of classical equipment replacement
(I) (WI) Preparation of phase I engineering report based on coordination
theory. Emphasis on new, practical approaches to equipment
of all previous work. Includes mineral deposit selection, geologic
replacement decision making. Topics include: operating and maintenance
description, mining method selection, ore reserve determination, and
costs, obsolescence factors, technological changes, salvage, capital
permit process outline. Emphasis is on detailed mine design and
investments, minimal average annual costs, optimum economic life,
cost analysis evaluation in preparation for MNGN429. Prerequisites:
infinite and finite planning horizons, replacement cycles, replacement
MNGN210, MNGN300, MNGN308, MNGN312, MNGN314, MNGN309,
vs. expansion, maximization of returns from equipment replacement
MNGN321, MNGN316, GEOL310, GEOL311. Concurrent: MNGN438. 1
expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or graduate status. 2 hours
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
lecture; 2 semester hours.

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MNGN444. EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MNGN490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course gives students in engineering and applied sciences
Equivalent with ENGY490,LAIS490,
the opportunity to acquire the fundamental concepts of explosives
(II). A transdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum of
engineering and science applications as they apply to industry
approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
and real life examples. Students will expand upon their MNGN333
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
knowledge and develop a more advanced knowledge base including
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
an understanding of the subject as it applies to their specific project
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may
interests. Assignments, quizzes, concept modeling and their project
be considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic,
development and presentation will demonstrate student's progress.
ethical, political, and environmental aspects of energy together with
Prerequisite: MNGN333. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.
comparative methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy
development. Prerequisites: ENGY330/EBGN330 and one of either
MNGN445. ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ENGY310, ENGY320, or ENGY340. 3 hours lecture/seminar; 3 semester
Introduction to the analysis and design of slopes excavated in rock.
hours.
Rock mass classification and strength determinations, geological
structural parameters, properties of fracture sets, data collection
MNGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MINING ENGINEERING. 1-6
techniques, hydrological factors, methods of analysis of slope stability,
Semester Hr.
wedge intersections, monitoring and maintenance of final pit slopes,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
classification of slides. Deterministic and probabilistic approaches in
interests of instructor(s) and student( s). Usually the course is offered
slope design. Remedial measures. Laboratory and field exercise in
only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
slope design. Collection of data and specimens in the field for deterring
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
physical properties required for slope design. Application of numerical
MNGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
modeling and analytical techniques to slope stability determinations for
(I, II) (WI) Individual research or special problem projects supervised
hard rock and soft rock environments. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture;
by a faculty member. When a student and instructor agree on a subject
3 semester hours.
matter, content, method of assessment, and credit hours, it must be
MNGN452. SOLUTION MINING AND PROCESSING OF ORES. 3.0
approved by the Department Head. Prerequisite: "Independent Study"
Semester Hrs.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(II) Theory and application of advanced methods of extracting and
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
processing of minerals, underground or in situ, to recover solutions and
concentrates of value-materials, by minimization of the traditional surface
Petroleum Engineering
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts.
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status; none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Program Description
hours. Offered in spring.
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the safe and
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION. 3.0 Semester
environmentally sound exploration, evaluation, development, and
Hrs.
recovery of oil, gas, geothermal, and other fluids in the earth. Skills in this
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
branch of engineering are needed to meet the world's ever-increasing
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement and
demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal energy, and waste and pollution
aggregates industries. The course will cover resource definition, quarry
management.
planning and design, extraction, and processing of material for cement
and aggregate production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
Graduates of our program are in great demand in private industry, as
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite:
evidenced by the strong job market and high salaries. The petroleum
MNGN312, MNGN322, MNGN323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities for Petroleum
Offered in spring.
Engineering students during summer breaks and after graduation.
MNGN470. SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE MINING
Exciting experiences range from field work in drilling and producing oil
INDUSTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and gas fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide
(I) Fundamentals of managing occupational safety and health at a
travel and overseas assignments are available for interested students.
mining operation. Includes tracking of accident and injury statistics, risk
One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering Department is to
management, developing a safety and health management plan, meeting
prepare students to succeed in an energy industry that is evolving into an
MSHA regulatory requirements, training, safety audits and accident
industry working with many energy sources. Besides developing technical
investigations. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
competence in petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
can help you contribute to the development of alternative energy sources
(II) Basic principles of successful mine management including
such as geothermal. In addition to exciting careers in the petroleum
supervision skills, administrative policies, industrial and human relations,
industry, many petroleum engineering graduates find rewarding careers
improvement engineering, risk management, conflict resolution and
in the environmental arena, law, medicine, business, and many other
external affairs. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture
walks of life.
and 1 hour case study presentation and discussion per week; 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities through formal
exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering Department
at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria, Technical University in
Delft, Holland, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and
the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Qualified undergraduate

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and graduate students from each school can attend the other for one
Petroleum Engineering Summer Sessions
semester and receive full transfer credit back at the home university.
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the sophomore year
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the profession,
and one after the junior year, are important parts of the educational
as well as advanced engineering applications. Qualified students may
experience. The first is a two-week session designed to introduce the
continue their education and earn a Master of Science, Master of
student to the petroleum industry. Various career opportunities are
Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
highlighted as well as showing petroleum field and office operations and
geology. In addition, students are indoctrinated in health, safety, and
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experience, the
environmental awareness. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and
Petroleum Engineering faculty recommend that all petroleum engineering
exciting engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petroleum
students have notebook computers. Recommended specifications for
operations. Historically, the areas visited have included Europe, Alaska,
the computer can be obtained from the CSM Academic Computing &
Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, the Midcontinent, the Northeast
Networking web site.
US, and the Rocky Mountain Region.
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student involvement
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-depth study
with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of
of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology in Western Colorado.
Drilling Engineers, and the American Rock Mechanics Association. The
The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil field in the Rocky Mountain
department provides some financial support for students attending the
region and has undergone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery
annual technical conferences for these professional societies.
processes. Field work in the area provide the setting for understanding
the complexity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety
In the fall of 2012, the new Petroleum Engineering building, Marquez
issues in the context of reservoir development and management.
(pronounced "Marcus") Hall, was opened. The new home for the
Petroleum Engineering Department is a prominent campus landmark,
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showcasing Mines’ longstanding strengths in its core focus areas and our
commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation. The new building
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or minoring
is designed using aggressive energy saving strategies and is LEED
in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective course PEGN102,
certified. Marquez Hall is the first building on the Colorado School of
Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in the spring semester. Also,
Mines Campus that is funded entirely by private donations.
seniors may take 500-level graduate courses that include topics such
as drilling, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir simulation
New laboratory and computer equipment added to Marquez Hall include:
and characterization, and economics and risk analysis with instructor
concurrence (see the CSM Graduate Bulletin (p. 189) for course
Computer Laboratory
offerings).
This computer laboratory is available for general use and classroom
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
instruction. It is continuously open for student use. Software includes
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by oil and gas
Science in Petroleum Engineering)
companies and research labs around the world.
The Petroleum Engineering Department is accredited by the Engineering
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012,
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains an up-to-date computer
telephone (410) 347-7700.
controlled, full-scale,graphic intensive drilling rig simulator. It includes
drilling controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore drilling
The Mission of the Petroleum Engineering Program continues to evolve
operations and well control situations. This lab also has three small scale
over time in response to the needs of the graduates and industry; in
drilling rig simulators, identical to those used in industrial well control
concert with the Colorado School of Mines Institutional Mission Statement
training facilities.
and the Profile of the Future Graduate; and in recognition of accreditation
requirements specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Mission of
the Petroleum Engineering Program is:
Rock properties are measured that affect economic development
of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured properties include
To educate engineers for the worldwide petroleum industry
permeability, porosity, and relative permeability. "Hands on" experiences
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, perform research
with simple and sophisticated equipment are provided.
that enhances the state-of-the-art in petroleum technology,
and to serve the industry and public good through professional
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
societies and public service. This mission is achieved through
Modern equipment found on drilling rigs world-wide enables students to
proactive leadership in providing a solid foundation for both the
evaluate and design fluid systems required in drilling operations.
undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are well prepared
for life-long learning, an international and diverse career, further
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
education, and public service. The program emphasizes integrated
and multi-disciplinary teamwork in classroom instruction and in
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs are measured
research, and actively pursues interdisciplinary activities with many
for realistic conditions of elevated temperature and pressure. This
other CSM departments, particularly the Earth Science/Engineering
laboratory accentuates principles studied in lectures.
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As part of the that process, the faculty of the department has objectives
report writing, oral presentations, and listening skills), and environmental
that they want to see their alumni accomplish within three to five years
topics. A unique aspect is the breadth and depth of the total program
from graduation. Therefore, the Petroleum Engineering Department's
structured in a manner that prepares each graduate for a successful
faculty has affirmed the following Program Educational Objectives as
career from the standpoints of technical competence, managerial abilities,
follows:
and multidisciplinary experiences. The needs for continued learning and
professionalism are stressed.
• Our Alumni will practice their professions in an ethical, social, and
environmentally responsible manner.
The strength of the program comes from the high quality of students
• Our Alumni will serve society and individuals through professional
and professors. The faculty has expertise in teaching and research in
societies, educational institutions, and governmental organizations.
all the major areas of petroleum engineering listed above. Additionally,
the faculty members have significant industrial backgrounds that lead
• Our Alumni will have a high-level competency in engineering
to meaningful design experiences for the students. Engineering design
principles and practices.
is taught throughout the curriculum including a senior design course
• Our Alumni will pursue successful and diverse professional careers,
on applying the learned skills to real world reservoir development and
or will continue education in the US or abroad.
management problems. The senior design course is truly multidisciplinary
• Our Alumni will work on multidisciplinary teams across multitude of
with students and professors from the Petroleum Engineering,
cultures.
Geophysics, and Geology and Geological Engineering departments.
• Our Alumni will be effective communicators.
As of August 2012 the program has new facilities and equipment for
To accomplish these objectives, the Petroleum Engineering program has,
laboratory instruction and experimental research. To maintain leadership
in addition to the school's Graduate Profile and the overall objectives,
in future petroleum engineering technology, decision making, and
certain student objectives particular to the Department. These include:
management, computers are incorporated into every part of the program,
from undergraduate instruction through graduate student and faculty
• A broad education, based on science, technology, engineering,
research.
and mathematics basics, effective communication skills, the skills
necessary for diverse and international professional career, and the
The department is close to oil and gas field operations, petroleum
recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
companies, research laboratories, and geologic out-crops of nearby
• A solid foundation in engineering principles and practices, based
producing formations. There are many opportunities for short field trips
upon the Society of Petroleum Engineer's ABET Guidelines, a strong
and for summer and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry.
petroleum engineering department faculty with diverse backgrounds,
and various technical seminars, field trips, and our field sessions.
Degree Requirements (Petroleum
• Applying problem solving skills, as demonstrated by designing and
Engineering)
conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, developing
Freshman
problem solving skills in engineering practice by working real world
lec
lab sem.hrs
problems.
Common Core


33.0
• An understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional
responsibilities as demonstrated by following established department
33.0
and Colorado School of Mines honor codes, integrating ethical and
Sophomore
environmental issues into real world problems, and developing an
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
awareness of health and safety issues.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
• And by developing multidisciplinary team skills, as demonstrated by
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II, 252, 261, 262,
3.0
3.0
the ability to integrate information and data from multiple sources and
263, 264, 265, 266, 267, or GPGN
to enhance critical team skills sets.
268
These program objectives and student outcomes can be found on the
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
Petroleum Engineering Department's website under the Colorado School
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
of Mines website. These are also found publicly posted in the ABET
AND ENGINEERS III
bulletin board outside the department offices.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Curriculum
OPTICS
All disciplines within petroleum engineering are covered to great depth
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both in the classroom
18.0
and laboratory instruction, and in research. Specific areas include
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
fundamental fluid and rock behavior, drilling, formation evaluation,
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
well completions and stimulation, well testing, production operations
THERMODYNAMICS
and artificial lift, reservoir engineering, supplemental and enhanced oil
recovery, economic evaluation of petroleum projects, environmental and
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
safety issues, and the computer simulation of most of these topics.
PEGN251
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
PEGN308
RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
2.0
3.0
3.0
The Petroleum Engineering student studies mathematics, computer
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
science, chemistry, physics, general engineering, geology, the
humanities, technical communication (including researching subjects,

122 Petroleum Engineering
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
18.0
15.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Total Semester Hrs: 139.5
PEGN315
SUMMER FIELD SESSION I
2.0
2.0
2.0
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and
Junior
Masters Degree
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the opportunity to begin
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
work on a Master of Engineering or Master of Science Degree while
STRATIGRAPHY
completing the requirements for the Bachelor's Degree. These degrees
PEGN305
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN
2.0
2.0
are of special interest to those planning on studying abroad or wanting to
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
get a head start on graduate education. These combined programs are
individualized and a plan of study should be discussed with the student's
PEGN310
RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES
2.0
2.0
academic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
4.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
FORMATION EVALUATION
Professors
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Hazim Abass
17.5
Ramona M. Graves, Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Engineering
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Hossein Kazemi, Chesebro' Distinguished Chair
PEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOSTATISTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
Erdal Ozkan, Interim Department Head
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
PEGN411
MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM
3.0
3.0
Azra N.Tutuncu, Harry D. Campbell Chair
PRODUCTION
Yu-Shu Wu, CMG Chair
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Associate Professors
18.0
Alfred W. Eustes III
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Jorge H. B. Sampaio Jr.
PEGN316
SUMMER FIELD SESSION II
2.0
2.0
2.0
Manika Prasad
Senior
Xiaolong Yin
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
PEGN481
PETROLEUM SEMINAR
2.0
2.0
Assistant Professors
PEGN423
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
Rosmer Maria Brito
ENGINEERING I
PEGN413
GAS MEASUREMENT AND

6.0
2.0
Luis Zerpa
FORMATION EVALUATION LAB
Teaching Professor
PEGN414
WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND
3.0
3.0
DESIGN
Linda A. Battalora
PEGN422
ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION
3.0
3.0
OF OIL AND GAS PROJECTS
Teaching Associate Professors
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Mansur Ermila
16.0
Carrie J. McClelland
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PEGN424
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
Mark G. Miller
ENGINEERING II
PEGN426
WELL COMPLETIONS AND
3.0
3.0
Teaching Assistant Professor
STIMULATION
Elio S. Dean
PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
2.0
3.0
3.0
PETROLEUM DESIGN
Research Associate Professor
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Philip H. Winterfeld

Colorado School of Mines 123
Research Assistant Professor
PEGN305. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM
ENGINEERING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Wendy Wempe
(I) This course is an introduction to computers and computer
Adjunct Professor
programming applied to petroleum engineering. Emphasis will be on
learning Visual Basic programming techniques to solve engineering
William W. Fleckenstein
problems. A toolbox of fluid property and numerical techniques will be
developed. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-Requisite: PEGN310. 2 hours
Professor Emeritus
lecture; 2 semester hours.
Craig W. Van Kirk
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) (WI) Intro duction to basic reservoir rock properties and their
Associate Professor Emeritus
measurements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volumetric
equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism, pressure and
Richard Christiansen
temperature gradients, abnormally pressured reservoirs. Darcy?s law for
Courses
linear horizontal and tilted flow, radial flow for single phase liquids and
gases, multiphase flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. 3.0
formation compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
Semester Hrs.
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: CEEN241, PEGN251. 2
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum industry-
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
exploration, development, processing, transportation, distribution,
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
engineering ethics and professionalism. This elective course is
(I) Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
recommended for all PE majors, minors, and other interested students. 3
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composition of oil,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for engineering applications.
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Flash calculations with k-values and equation of state. Introduction to
Semester Hr.
reservoir simulation software. Prerequisites: PEGN308 (grade of C- or
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
higher), CHGN209 (grade of C- or higher). 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
(I) Study of drilling operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts,
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
rig selection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string design,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Prerequisites: PEGN251
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(grade of C- or higher), PEGN315, CEEN241. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
lab; 4 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(S) This twoweek course taken after the completion of the sophomore
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field and other
(II) Fundamental course in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in
engineering operations. Engineering design problems are integrated
pipelines, surface facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
throughout the two-week session. On-site visits to various oil field
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, dimensional
operations in the past included the Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf
analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian and non-Newtonian
Coast, California, Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include
fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture format with demonstrations and
drilling, completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, artificial
practical problem solving, coordinated with PEGN308. May not also
lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included are environmental
receive credit for MEGN351 Fluid Mechanics or CEEN310 Fluid
and safety issues as related to the petroleum industry. Prerequisite:
Mechanics for Civil & Environmental Engineering. Prerequisite:
PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
MATH213. Co-requisites: PEGN308, CHGN209, CEEN241. 3 hours
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(S) This twoweek course is taken after the completion of the junior
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
year. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reservoir
Semester Hr.
management. Field trips in the area provide the opportunity to study
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and marine depositional systems.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
These field trips provide the setting for understanding the complexity of
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
each system in the context of reservoir development and management.
for credit under different titles.
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trapping of
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum exploration
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
and development. Geologic methods incorporating both surface and
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
subsurface data are used extensively. Prerequisites: PEGN315,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
PEGN411, PEGN419, GEOL308, and GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

124 Petroleum Engineering
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PEGN414. WELL TEST ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
(I) Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing: build-
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas. Flow tests and
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis. Super position, active and
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
interference tests. Well test design. Prerequisites: MATH225 and
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
PEGN419. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
toward graduation except under special conditions.
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I or II) A sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet present
Equivalent with GPGN419,
energy needs while preserving the ability of future generations to meet
(I) An introduction to well logging methods, including the relationship
their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems introduces undergraduate
between measured properties and reservoir properties. Analysis of log
students to sustainable energy systems that will be available in the 21st
suites for reservoir size and content. Graphical and analytical methods
century. The course focuses on sustainable energy sources, especially
will be developed to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
renewable energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the computer as a tool
are introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become familiar
to handle data, create graphs and log traces, and make computations of
with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of energy supply and
reservoir parameters is required. Prerequisites: PEGN 308 (grade of C-
demand that sustainable energy systems are needed. The ability to
or higher); PHGN 200 (grade of C- or higher). Co-requisites: GEOL315 or
improve energy use efficiency and the impact of energy sources on the
GEOL308 . 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
environment are discussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND GAS
their applicability to different energy sectors are presented. The course
PROJECTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
is recommended for students who plan to enter the energy industry or
(I) Project economics for oil and gas projects under conditions of
students who would like an introduction to sustainable energy systems.
certainty and uncertainty. Topics include time value of money concepts,
Prerequisites: EPIC 151. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
discount rate assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes,
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
expected value concept, decision trees, gambler?s ruin, and Monte Carlo
(II) (WI) This class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into
simulation techniques. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
completion operations. Topics include casing design, cement planning,
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Semester
completion techniques and equipment, tubing design, wellhead selection,
Hrs.
and sand control, and perforation procedures. This course is designed as
(II) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies. Material balance
a writing intensive course (WI). Prerequisite: PEGN311, CEEN311, and
calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas condensate, solution-gas
EPIC251. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and gas-cap reservoirs with or without water drive. Primary reservoir
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
performance. Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
Semester Hr.
balance. Prerequisites: PEGN419 and (MATH225 or MATH235 or
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MATH222 only for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Semester
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery processes.
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement processes, gas-liquid
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
displacement processes, and thermal recovery processes. Introduction
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
to numerical reservoir simula tion, history matching and forecasting.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PEGN426. WELL COMPLETIONS AND STIMULATION. 3.0 Semester
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. 3.0
Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin damage
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability including single
associated with completions and well productivity. Fluid types and
and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design of artificial lift methods
properties;characterizations of compatibilities. Stimulation techniques;
including gas lift, sucker rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and
acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants and fluids; types,
hydraulic pumps. Prerequisites: PEGN251, PEGN308 (grade of C- or
placement and compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture
higher), PEGN310, and PEGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
dimensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation and design.
Prerequisite: PEGN361 and PEGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION EVALUATION
hours.
LAB. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) (WI) This lab investigates the properties of a gas such as vapor
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
pressure, dew point pressure, and field methods of measuring gas
(II) Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling programs,
volumes. The application of well logging and formation evaluation
directional and horizontal well planning. This elective course is
concepts are also investigated. This course is designated as a writing
recommended for petroleum engineering majors interested in drilling.
intensive course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN310.
Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Corequisite: PEGN423. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 125
PEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOSTATISTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications in
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: PEGN423 and PEGN316.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Semester
College of Applied Science and
Hrs.
Engineering
Equivalent with GEGN439,GPGN439,
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
The College of Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) comprises four
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
academic departments and two interdisciplinary programs:
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
Department of Physics
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
Through these departments and programs CASE is proud to offer
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
rigorous and highly-regarded educational programs, featuring an
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, that address
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
professional and societal needs. CASE departments and programs
are also leaders in the creation of knowledge, recognizing the critical
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
role research plays both in building a dynamic and rigorous intellectual
(I or II) Energy Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will
learning community and in the advancement of humankind. The college
be available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the history
structure facilitates collaboration among our departments, allowing our
of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the science and
faculty and students to tackle the most challenging problems, with a
technology of energy, including geothermal energy, fossil energy, solar
particular emphasis on analysis of relevant systems at the molecular
energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy
level.
and the environment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy,
and energy forecasts. This broad background will give you additional
The students and faculty in CASE are working collaboratively toward a
flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an energy industry
shared vision of academic excellence. I am honored to serve as their
that is evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an industry
Dean and invite you to learn more about each department’s extraordinary
working with many energy sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3
capabilities and accomplishments by visiting their websites.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Please select from the list of links on the right or above to locate more
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
information.
(I) (WI) Written and oral presentations by each student on current energy
topics. This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
Chemical and Biological
Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
PEGN490. RESERVOIR GEOMECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Engineering
(I) The course provides an introduction to fundamental rock mechanics
and aims to emphasize their role in oil and gas exploration, drilling,
2015-2016
completion and production engineering operations. Deformation as
a function of stress, elastic moduli, in situ stress, stress magnitude
Program Description
and orientation, pore pressure, strength and fracture gradient, rock
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers two different
characteristic from field data (seismic, logging, drilling, production),
degrees:
integrated wellbore stability analysis, depletion and drilling induced
fractures, compaction and associated changes in rock properties,
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and
hydraulic fracturing and fracture stability are among the topics to be
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
covered. Pre-requisites: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3
semester hours.
Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering are
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
extremely broad, and encompass all technologies and industries
Semester Hr.
where chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
baccalaureate (BS) Chemical Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Engineering degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and processing, product
for credit under different titles.
and process research and development, food and pharmaceutical
processing and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and
products, microelectronics manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical
processing, and process and product design. A student seeking the
degree of BS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates as a

126 Chemical and Biological Engineering
fully-qualified Chemical Engineer with additional training in bioprocessing
2015-2016
technologies that are of interest in renewable energy and other emerging
fields.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor
of Science in Chemical Engineering and
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the fundamentals
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Accordingly,
undergraduate students must initially complete a program of study
Biochemical Engineering)
that stresses these basic fields of science. Chemical engineering
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
coursework blends these four disciplines into a series of engineering
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
fundamentals relating to how materials are produced and processed
Criteria, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at CSM
both in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
has established 3 program educational objectives for all of its graduates
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics,
and one additional objective specifically for its Chemical and Biochemical
reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the heart of the
Engineering graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing
chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In addition, it is becoming
their degree will:
increasingly important for engineers to understand how biological and
microscopic, molecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic
• be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in
behavior of materials, biological, and chemical systems. This somewhat
chemical engineering fundamentals
unique focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and organic
• be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals
chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed within
in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary
the chemical engineering curriculum via material and projects introduced
and growing fields
in advanced courses. Our undergraduate program at CSM is exemplified
• have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop
by intensive integration of computer-aided simulation and computer-
personally and professionally and an appreciation for the ethical and
aided process modeling in the curriculum and by our unique approach to
social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world
teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence. The unit operations
citizen
lab course is offered only in the summer as a 6-week intensive session.
Here, the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transfer and
Additionally, our Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates within
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-
3 to 5 years of completing their degree will be applying their knowledge of
oriented setting. The important skills of teamwork, critical thinking, time
and skills in biochemical engineering fundamentals.
management, and oral and written technical communications skills are
also stressed in this course.
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree
Program
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemical and
biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines are among the
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers the
best in the nation. Our modern in-house computer laboratory supports
opportunity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without
nearly 70 workstations for students to use in completing their assigned
thesis) degree while completing the requirements of the BS degree.
coursework. In addition, specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to allow undergraduates
exist for studying polymer properties, measuring reaction kinetics,
engaged in research, or simply interested in furthering their studies
characterizing transport phenomena, and for studying several typical
beyond a BS degree, to apply their experience and interest to an
chemical unit operations. Our honors undergraduate research program
advanced degree. Students may take graduate courses while completing
is open to highly qualified students and provides our undergraduates
their undergraduate degrees and count them towards their graduate
with the opportunity to carry out independent research or to join a
degree. The requirements for the MS degree consist of the four core
graduate research team. This program has been highly successful and
graduate courses:
our undergraduate chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical
engineering students have won several national competitions and
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
awards based on research conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate
THERMODYNAMICS
degrees. We also have a cooperative (Co-Op) education program in
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
which students can earn course credit while gaining work experience in
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
industry.
CBEN568
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3.0
Programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical
RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
Additional credits
18.0
Biochemical Engineering are both accredited by:
Total Semester Hrs
30.0
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
It is expected that a student would be able to complete both degrees in 5
Engineering and Technology (ABET)
to 5 1/2 years. To take advantage of the combined program, students are
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encouraged to engage in research and take some graduate coursework
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during their senior year. The application process and requirements
telephone (410) 347-7700
are identical to our normal MS degree programs. Applications may be
completed online and require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement
of purpose, and completion of the graduate record exam (GRE). For
students who intend to begin the BS/MS program in Fall, applications are
due by April 1st. The deadline is November 1st for students intending to

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enroll in the Spring semester. Students must have a GPA greater than
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
3.0 to be considered for the program. Interested students are encouraged
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
to get more information from their advisor and/or the current faculty
BIOL110
BIOLOGY I


4.0
member in charge of Graduate Affairs.
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Curriculum
AND ENGINEERS I
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
The Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
curricula are structured according to the goals outlined above.
16.0
Accordingly, the programs of study are organized to include 3 semesters
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
of science and general engineering fundamentals followed by 5
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
semesters of chemical/biochemical engineering fundamentals and
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
applications.
(SC1)
A. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Engineering Fundamentals
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
The following courses represent the basic knowledge component of the
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
Chemical Engineering curriculum at CSM.
17.0
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
3.0
Sophomore
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS


3.0
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
B. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
AND ENGINEERS III
Engineering Applications
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
The following courses are applications-oriented courses that build on the
OPTICS
student’s basic knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals:
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CBEN312/313
UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
6.0
16.0
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
3.0
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY


3.0
BALANCES
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING
3.0
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
Technical Electives for Chemical Engineering
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
C. Technical Electives for Chemical
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Engineering
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL


3.0
Whereas Chemical and Biochemical Engineering majors have specific
PROCESSES
additional required courses to give them the biochemical engineering
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
training they need, Chemical Engineering majors have technical electives
credit requirements that may be fulfilled with several different courses.
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
16.5
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
Junior
There are 10 credits specifically required for Chemical and Biochemical
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Engineering that are not specified for Chemical Engineering. Three of
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
these may be any CHGN or CBEN 3XX or higher credits, 6 must be
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
CBEN engineering credits, and 1 is an additional elective credit.
THERMODYNAMICS
NOTE: Below is a suggested curriculum path. Electives may be taken
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
any time they fit into your schedule, but note that not all courses are
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
offered all semesters. Please refer to http://chemeng.mines.edu/
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
undergraduate_program.html for the most updated flowsheet.
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE*


3.0
16.0
Freshman
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER


3.0

128 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


1.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
THERMODYNAMICS
16.0
LABORATORY
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN/CHGN CHEMISTRY OR CHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
ELECT
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE**
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
(SC1)
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE*


3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
16.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
CBEN312/313 UNIT OPERATIONS


6.0
PAGN102
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
LABORATORY
17.0
6.0
Sophomore
Senior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS


3.0
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION


3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERING
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


3.0
LABORATORY
CBEN
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
ELECT
ELECTIVE***
AND ENGINEERS III
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE*


4.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
16.0
OPTICS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
16.0
DESIGN
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND


3.0
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY


3.0
CONTROL
BALANCES
CBEN
400-LEVEL CHEMICAL


3.0
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
ELECT
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE***
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS


3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III

3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
15.0
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
PROCESSES
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
*
Six of the technical electives credits must be CBEN courses
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
with engineering content (http://chemeng.mines.edu/
16.5
undergraduate_program.html), at least 3 of which must be at the 400
level.
Junior
**
Three of the technical electives credits may be any CBEN or CHGN
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
credits at the 300-or higher level.
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
*** Note the 10 free electives credits may be taken as any
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
combination of eligible courses (http://chemeng.mines.edu/
THERMODYNAMICS
undergraduate_program.html)
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Engineering)
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Freshman
16.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


1.0
THERMODYNAMICS
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
LABORATORY
BIOL110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I


4.0
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
3.0

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LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
16.0
ENGINEERING
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
CBEN312/313 UNIT OPERATIONS


6.0
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
LABORATORY
MOVEMENT
6.0
or MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
MOVEMENT
Senior
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION


3.0
ENGINEERING
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


3.0
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
CBEN460
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS


3.0
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
ENGINEERING
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
CBEN461
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Plus at least 4 more credits from the list above and/or the list below:
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Additional elective courses related to BME:
16.0
CBEN304
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN305
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1.0
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
DESIGN
CBEN306
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
AND BRAIN
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND


3.0
CONTROL
CBEN309
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
AND BRAIN LABORATORY
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS


3.0
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
15.0
CBEN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
or PHGN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
CBEN35x/45x/
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH,
1-4
x98/x99
SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY
Biomedical Engineering Minor
CBEN411
NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING
3.0
To obtain a Biomedical Engineering (BME) minor, students must take
(NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING)
at least 18 credits related to Biomedical Engineering. Two courses (8
CBEN412
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
3.0
credits) of biology are required. Two restricted requirements include Intro
(INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY)
to Biomedical Engineering (required) and at least 3 credits of engineering
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
electives related to BME. Two more courses (or at least 4 credits) may
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
be chosen from the engineering and/or additional electives. The lists
SCIENTISTS
of electives will be modified as new related courses that fall into these
or CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
categories become available.
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
REQUIRED courses (11 credits):
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
BIOL110
BIOLOGY I
4.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN303/323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II/LABORATORY
4.0
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN310
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
3.0
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
ENGINEERING
or MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
Plus at least 3 credits of engineering electives:
*As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted
CBEN35x/45x/
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH,
1-4
as relevant to the BME minor to count toward the minor, and noted as
x98/x99
SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY *
having sufficient engineering content to count as an engineering elective
CBEN432
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL
3.0
course as the engineering electives.
SYSTEMS
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
CBEN555
POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS
1.0
COLLOQUIUM

130 Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and
Research Assistant Professor
Engineering
Stephanie Villano
Michael J. Kaufman
Adjunct Faculty
Professors
John L. Jechura
John R. Dorgan
Sarah M. Ryan
Andrew M. Herring
Professors Emeriti
Carolyn A. Koh
Robert M. Baldwin
David W. M. Marr, Department Head
Annette L. Bunge
J. Douglas Way
James F. Ely, University Professor Emeritus
Colin A. Wolden, Weaver Distinguished Professor
John O. Golden
David T. W. Wu, by courtesy
J. Thomas McKinnon
Associate Professors
Ronald L. Miller
Sumit Agarwal
E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., University Professor Emeritus
Moises A. Carreon, Coors Developmental Chair
Victor F. Yesavage
Keith B. Neeves
Courses
Amadeu K. Sum
BIOL110. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Assistant Professors
Equivalent with BELS311,
(I, II) Fundamentals of Biology with Laboratory I. This course will
Nanette R. Boyle, Coors Developmental Chair
emphasize the fundamental concepts of biology and use illustrative
examples and laboratory investigations that highlight the interface of
Kevin J. Cash
biology with engineering. The focus will be on (1) the scientific method;
(2) structural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; (3)
Melissa D. Krebs
mechanisms of storage and transfer of genetic information in biological
C. Mark Maupin
organisms; (4) a laboratory "toolbox" that will carry them forward in
their laboratory-based courses. This core course in biology will be
Ning Wu
interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the major themes and
mission of this school - earth, energy, and the environment. Prerequisite:
Teaching Associate Professors
none. Lecture Hours: 3; Lab Hours: 3; Semester Hours: 4.
Jason C. Ganley, Assistant Department Head
CBEN110. SEE BIOL110. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Tracy Q. Gardner
CBEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
Rachel M. Morrish
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CBEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Cynthia L. Norrgran
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
Paul D. Ogg
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM
John M. Persichetti
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Judith N. Schoonmaker
CBEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Charles R. Vestal
Equivalent with CHEN200,
Fundamentals of computer programming as applied to the solution
Teaching Assistant Professor
of chemical engineering problems. Introduction to Visual Basic,
C. Joshua Ramey
computational methods and algorithm development. Prerequisite:
MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Research Associate Professor
Angel Abbud-Madrid

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CBEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN304. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN201,
Equivalent with BELS404,CBEN404,
(II) Introduction to the formulation and solution of material and energy
(II) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of
balances on chemical processes. Establishes the engineering approach
the cardiovascular system and blood, the immune system, the respiratory
to problem solving, the relations between known and unknown process
system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the urinary system
variables, and appropriate computational methods. Corequisites:
and the reproductive system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic
CBEN210 (or equivalent); CBEN202, MATH213, MATH225. 3 hours
anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we
lecture; 3 semester hours.
will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical
engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I. 3
CBEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORATORY. 1.0
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN202,
CBEN305. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and second laws
Equivalent with BELS405,CBEN405,
of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of experimental results,
(II) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy
professional report writing. Introduction to computer-aided process
and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a virtual human
simulation. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), CBEN201, MATH225,
dissector program. These are supplemented as needed with animations,
EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
pictures and movies of cadaver dissection to provide the student with
a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated
CBEN210. INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
with the anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: CBEN404. 3 lab hours, 1
Equivalent with DCGN210,
semester hour.
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical engineering
thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to closed
CBEN306. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
and open systems including systems undergoing transient processes.
BRAIN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed
Equivalent with BELS406,CBEN406,
and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and chemical
(I) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology
reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. May not also receive credit
of the tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous
for CHGN209 or MEGN361. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122,
system and peripheral nervous system. We will discuss the gross and
MATH111. Co-requisites: MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3
microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems.
semester hours.
Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and
introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite:
CBEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
General Biology I. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.
AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN250,
CBEN307. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Introduction to chemical process industries and how analysis and design
Equivalent with CHEN307,
concepts guide the development of new processes and products. Use
(I) This course covers theory and application of momentum transfer and
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance of common
fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application
process building blocks including pumps, heat exchangers, chemical
to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes
reactors, and separators. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in
computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN265. SEE EPIC265. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN308. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN308,
CBEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer:
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
conduction, convection, and radiation. Fundamentals of microscopic
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed.
CBEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
solve heat transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
better in CBEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM
CBEN309. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
BRAIN LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
CBEN303. GENERAL BIOLOGY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS407,CBEN407,
Equivalent with BELS303,ESGN303,
(I) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and
(I, II) This is the continuation of General Biology I. Emphasis is placed
physiology of the tissue types, skeletal system, muscular system, and
on an examination of organisms as the products of evolution. The
nervous system using anatomical models and medical tissue microscope
diversity of life forms will be explored. Special attention will be given to
slides. These are supplemented as needed with pictures, chalk talks,
the vertebrate body (organs, tissues, and systems) and how it functions.
handouts, ultrasound for muscle and skeleton, and EEG recording of
Prerequisite: General Biology I, or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
brain waves to provide the student with a practical experience discovering
hours.
principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology
and to reinforce the material from the lecture course. Prerequisite:
General Biology 1 [BIOL110]. Co-requisites: must either have taken or
currently taking Anatomy and Physiology BMB [CBEN406]. 3 hour lab; 1
semester hour.

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CBEN310. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
CBEN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS333,PHGN333,
(I) Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering including
This course is designed to show the application of physics to biology.
biomolecular, cellular, and physiological principles, and areas of specialty
It will assess the relationships between sequence structure and
including biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics,
function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
bioinstrumentation and bioimaging. Prerequisites: BIOL110 and
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
(CBEN210 or CHGN209 or MEGN361). 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
hours.
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN200
CBEN311. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and BIOL110. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(I, II) This course is the general overview of brain anatomy, physiology,
and function. It includes perception, motor, language, behavior, and
CBEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
executive function. This course will review what happens with injury and
Equivalent with CHEN340,
abnormalities of thought. It will discuss the overview of brain development
Cooperative work/education experience involving employment of
throughout one?s lifespan. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CHGN121,
a chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least
CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
one academic semester. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
CBEN312. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN312,
CBEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
Hr.
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
Equivalent with CHEN350,
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: Junior
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
CBEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
Hr.
CBEN313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN351,
Equivalent with CHEN313,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: junior
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
CBEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
Semester Hrs.
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
Equivalent with CHEN357,
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
(I) Introduction to non-ideal behavior in thermodynamic systems and
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
their applications. Phase and reaction equilibria are emphasized.
CBEN320. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation are incorporated.
Equivalent with BELS402,CBEN410,ESGN402,
Prerequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), MATH225, grade of C- or better
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical
in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
properties of cells and their significance in the life processes.
CBEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
hours.
Equivalent with CHEN358,
CBEN321. INTRO TO GENETICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course includes an introduction to process modeling as well
Equivalent with BELS321,ESGN321,
as hands-on laboratory measurements of physical data. Methods and
(II) A study of the mechanisms by which biological information is
concepts explored include calculation and analysis of physical properties,
encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
phase equilibria, and reaction equilibria and the application of these
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrangement,
concepts in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: CBEN202. Corequisites:
cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I or
CBEN357, EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1
equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
semester hour.
CBEN323. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
CBEN368. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
Equivalent with BELS313,ESGN313,
Semester Hr.
(I, II) This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that
Equivalent with CHEN368,
complement lectures given in CBEN303, the second semester
(I, II) Introduction to Undergraduate Research. This course introduces
introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
research methods and provides a survey of the various fields in which
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be
CBE faculty conduct research. Topics such as how to conduct literature
explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs,
searches, critically reading and analyzing research articles, ethics, lab
tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
safety, and how to write papers are addressed. Prerequisites: None. 1
CBEN303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.

Colorado School of Mines 133
CBEN375. MASS TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN411. NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. 3.0
Equivalent with CHEN375,
Semester Hrs.
(II) This course covers fundamentals of stage-wise and diffusional
(I) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience
mass transport with applications to chemical engineering systems and
to memory encoding and current learning theories. When this course
processes. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation and
is cross-listed and concurrent with CBEN511, students that enroll in
computational methods are incorporated. Prerequisites: grade of C- or
CBEN511 will complete additional and/or more complex assignments.
better in CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Pre-requisites are the completion of freshmen levels of the three courses:
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CBEN303,
CBEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
CHGN121, CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200 or consent of instructor. 3
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
CBEN412. INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(II) This course introduces the concepts of pharmacokinetics
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
and biopharmaceuticals. It will discuss the delivery systems for
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
pharmaceuticals and how they change with disease states. It will cover
member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM
the modeling of drug delivery, absorption, excretion, and accumulation.
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
The course will cover the different modeling systems for drug delivery and
CBEN401. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESS DESIGN. 3.0
transport. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CBEN303, CHGN121, CHGN122. 3
Semester Hrs.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with CHEN401,
CBEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
(I) This course introduces skills and knowledge required to develop
Hrs.
conceptual designs of new processes and tools to analyze troubleshoot,
Equivalent with BELS415,CHEN415,CHGN430,MLGN530,
and optimize existing processes. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN308,
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer solutions.
CBEN307, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization techniques
CBEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
based on solution properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
Equivalent with CHEN402,
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materials and use
(II) (WI) This course covers simulation, synthesis, analysis, evaluation,
in separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CBEN357. 3 hours
as well as costing and economic evaluation of chemical processes.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Computer-aided process simulation to plant and process design is
CBEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0
applied. 3 hours lecture; 3 Semester hours. Prerequisites: CBEN307,
Semester Hrs.
CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, CBEN418 (co-requisite), CBEN421 (co-
Equivalent with CHEN416,
requisite).
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and polymer
CBEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
shape forming. Definition and measure ment of material properties.
Equivalent with CHEN403,
Interrelationships between response functions and correlation of data
(II) Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
and material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic chemical
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and
engineering systems and processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
flow instabilities. Prerequisite: CBEN307, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN375, MATH225.
semester hours.
CBEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN418. KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester
Equivalent with CHEN408,
Hrs.
(II) Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of
Equivalent with CHEN418,
natural gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
(I) (WI) This course emphasizes applications of the fundamentals of
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-
thermodynamics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and material
aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221, CBEN201,
and energy balances to the engineering of reactive processes. Key
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
topics include reactor design, acquisition and analysis of rate data,
hours.
and heterogeneous catalysis. Computational methods as related to
CBEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
reactor and reaction modeling are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN308,
Equivalent with CHEN409,
CBEN357, MATH225, CHGN221, CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(I) Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
hours.
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydro carbon
CBEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN357,
Equivalent with CHEN420,
CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems using
numerical solution methods within the Excel and MathCAD environments.
Setup and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations
for typical chemical engineering systems and transport processes.
Prerequisite: MATH225, CHGN209 or CBEN210, CBEN307, CBEN357. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

134 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
Equivalent with CHEN430,
Hr.
(I) This course covers theory and applications of momentum, energy,
Equivalent with CHEN451,
and mass transfer based on microscopic control volumes. Analytical and
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
numerical solution methods are employed in this course. Prerequisites:
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
CBEN454. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
3 semester hours.
Equivalent with BELS454,
CBEN431. IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 3.0
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics.
Semester Hrs.
The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented
Equivalent with BELS431,
and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and
such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and
their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the
protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure
molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system
prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools
including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune
for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases.
systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to
In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming
infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and
language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be
materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and
presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed.
lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer,
Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110]. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester
allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such
hours.
as immunoassay and flow cytometry.Prerequisites: General Biology
CBEN460. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester
[BIOL110] or equivalent. 3 Lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
CBEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.
Equivalent with CHEN460,
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit
Equivalent with BELS432,CHEN432,
operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors,
The goal of this course is to develop and analyze models of biological
are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are
transport and reaction processes. We will apply the principles of mass,
developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes
momentum, and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of
for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems
physiology and pathology. We will explore the applications of transport
for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and
phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems, engineered tissues,
reduction are presented. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462.
and biomedical diagnostics with an emphasis on the barriers to molecular
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transport in cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prerequisites: CBEN430
CBEN461. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY.
or equivalent. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
1.0 Semester Hr.
CBEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester
Equivalent with CHEN461,
Hrs.
(I) This course emphasizes bio-based product preparation, laboratory
Equivalent with CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN435,PHGN535,
measurement, and calculation and analysis of bioprocesses including
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
fermentation and bio-solids separations and their application to
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
biochemical engineering. Computer-aided process simulation is
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462. Co-
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CBEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Due
requisite: CBEN460, 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.
to lab, space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5 hours lecture, 4
CBEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
CBEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
Equivalent with CHEN469,EGGN469,MEGN469,MTGN469,
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
Equivalent with CHEN440,
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-science perspective.
Applications of statistical and quantum mechanics to understanding
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
and prediction of equilibrium and transport properties and processes.
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
Relations between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
CBEN375, CHGN351 and CHGN353, CHGN221 and CHGN222,
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
Equivalent with BELS470,CHEN470,
Hr.
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of
Equivalent with CHEN450,
microfluidic systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
small-scale systems, students are provided with the opportunity to
design, fabricate, and test a simple microfluidic device. Prerequisites:
CBEN307 (or equivalent) or MEGN351 (or equivalent). 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 135
CBEN472. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0
tracks emphasizing environmental chemistry or biochemistry are
Semester Hrs.
offered along with a more flexible chemistry track that can be tailored
Equivalent with CHEN472,
to optimize preparation consistent with a student's individual career
(II) In this course the student will gain an understanding about energy
goals. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are strongly
technologies including how they work, how they are quantitatively
advised to include undergraduate research among their elective hours.
evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the
Others interested in industrial chemistry choose area of special interest
natural environment. There will be discussions about proposed energy
courses, for example in chemical engineering or metallurgy. A significant
systems and how they might become a part of the existing infrastructure.
number of students complete degrees in both chemistry and chemical
However, to truly understand the impact of proposed energy systems,
engineering as an excellent preparation for industrial careers.
the student must also have a grasp on the infrastructure of existing
energy systems. Prerequisites: CBEN357 Chemical Engineering
The instructional and research laboratories located in Coolbaugh Hall are
Thermodynamics (or equivalent). 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
state-of-the-art facilities with modern instrumentation for synthesis and
characterization of molecules and materials. Instrumentation includes:
CBEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
gas chromatographs (GC), high-performance liquid chromatographs
Equivalent with CHEN480,
(HPLC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic emission spectrometers
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two
(ICP-AES), field-flow fractionation (FFF) equipment, mass spectrometry
of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third
equipment (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS, PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS,
Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering,
MALDI-TOF), 400 MHz and 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance
(2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs,
spectrometers (NMR), infrared spectrometers (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible
we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always
(UV) spectrometers, thermogravimetric analyzers (TGA), differential
learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
scanning calorimeters (DSC), and others including equipment for
CBEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
microscopy, light scattering, and elemental analysis. In addition,
the campus provides access to the CSM 2,144 core 23 teraflop
CBEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
supercomputer for computational research.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
CBEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Science in Chemistry)
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
member. Prerequisite: none, submission of ?Independent Study? form to
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:
Chemistry and Geochemistry
• Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
• Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in solving open-
2014-2015
ended problems;
• Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of chemical
Program Description
analysis and synthesis;
• Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information from the
Chemistry is the field of science associated with atoms and molecules.
chemical literature;
It focuses on the behavior and properties of matter, the reactions and
• Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data for chemical
transformations that dictate chemical processes, and the creation of new
systems;
substances. Chemistry is the primary field that deals with nanoscience
and nanotechnology. It is often considered the central science, linking
• Develop ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral
the physical sciences with engineering, medicine, and life sciences.
formats;
The subject of chemistry is typically organized into more focused
• Prepare students for entry to and success in professional careers;
subdisciplines, including organic chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic
• Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate programs; and
chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, theoretical and
• Prepare students for responsible contribution to society.
computational chemistry, and materials chemistry. A degree in chemistry
examines these topics to promote a fundamental understanding of the
Curriculum
world and an application toward technological problems. Professional
chemists apply their knowledge in many different areas ranging from
The B.S. chemistry curricula, in addition to the strong basis provided by
environmental processes to the development of new materials and
the common core, contain three components: chemistry fundamentals,
renewable energy. They work in academic environments, high-tech
laboratory and communication skills, and applications courses.
start-ups, and research and development laboratories associated with
Chemistry fundamentals
practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy,
biotechnology, computing, and agriculture.
• Analytical chemistry - sampling, method selection, statistical data
analysis, error sources, theory of operation of analytical instruments
The B.S. degree program in chemistry is approved by the American
(atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, nuclear
Chemical Society (ACS) and is designed to educate professionals for
magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatography and other
the varied career opportunities this central scientific discipline affords.
separation methods, electroanalytical methods, and thermal
The curricula are therefore founded in rigorous fundamental science
methods), calibration, standardization, stoichiometry of analysis,
complemented by application of these principles to the materials, energy,
equilibrium and kinetic principles in analysis.
minerals, or environmental fields. For example, specific curricular

136 Chemistry and Geochemistry
• Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity, crystal
• Undergraduate research - open-ended problem solving in the context
lattice structure, molecular geometry and bonding (VSEPR, Lewis
of a research project
structures, VB and MO theory, bond energies and lengths), metals
structure and properties, acid-base theories, main-group element
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
chemistry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand field theory,
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
spectra and magnetism of complexes, organometallic chemistry, and
and degree requirements.
nanomaterials chemistry and design.
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
• Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure- physical
property relationships, reactivity-structure relationships, reaction
Freshman
mechanisms (nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution, addition,
lec
lab sem.hrs
elimination, radical reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions,
Common Core


33.0
photochemical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
33.0
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and their reactions,
and design of synthetic pathways.
Sophomore
• Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy, entropy,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical potential, non-ideal
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
systems, standard states, activity, phase rule, phase equilibria,
AND ENGINEERS III
phase diagrams), electrochemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
Boltzmann distribution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic reversibility, relaxation
OPTICS
processes, mechanisms and rate laws, collision and absolute
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
rate theories), quantum mechanics (Schroedinger equations,
THERMODYNAMICS
operators and matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen atom, hydrogen
wave functions, spin, Pauli principle, LCAO method, MO theory,
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
bonding), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules, rotational spectra,
LABORATORY
term symbols, atomic and molecular electronic spectra, magnetic
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton selection rules,
16.0
lasers), statistical thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions,
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Einstein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface chemistry,
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction, dielectric constants, dipole
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
moments, and elements of computational chemistry.
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Laboratory and communication skills
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
• Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dissolution,
quantitative spectroscopy, GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, NMR,
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
AA, ICP-AES
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
• Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-atmosphere
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
manipulations, vacuum line methods, high-temperature methods,
16.5
high-pressure methods, distillation, recrystallization, extraction,
Junior
sublimation, chromatographic purification, product identification
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
• Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry, colligative
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3.0
1.0
• Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts online searching, CA
LABORATORY
registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks, organic syntheses,
organic reactions, inorganic syntheses, primary sources, ACS Style
CHGN341
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
Guide
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
• Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research reports, technical
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
oral reports
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO

3.0
1.0
• Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presentations,
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
publication of research results
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Applications
18.0
• Elective courses - application of chemistry fundamentals in chemistry
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
elective courses or courses in another discipline; e.g. chemical
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
engineering, environmental science, materials science
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
• Internship - summer or semester experience in an industrial or
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
governmental organization working on real-world problems
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
SPECTROSCOPY

Colorado School of Mines 137
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
Chemistry or related fields are strongly advised to include undergraduate
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
15.0
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION

18.0
6.0
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
6.0
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
Senior
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
and degree requirements.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
Environmental Chemistry Track
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
ELECT
Freshman
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Common Core


33.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
33.0
15.0
Sophomore
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CHGN401
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
ELECT
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
14.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 133.5
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
LABORATORY
Military Science, ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN are
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
not accepted technical electives. Examples of possible electives that will
16.0
be recommended to students are:
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
CHGN411
APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
CHGN430
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
3.0
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
LABORATORY
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
ECONOMICS
16.5
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
3.0
Junior
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENGINEERS
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
1.0
1.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
LABORATORY
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
CHGN341
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
PEGN102
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
3.0
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
1.0
1.0
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
ELECT
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
18.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in

138 Chemistry and Geochemistry
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
and degree requirements.
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
Biochemistry Track
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
SPECTROSCOPY
Freshman
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
Common Core


33.0
ELECT
33.0
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
15.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION

18.0
6.0
AND ENGINEERS III
6.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
Senior
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
ELECT
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
ELECT
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
16.0
12.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
ELECT
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
14.0
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
16.5
Total Semester Hrs: 130.5
Junior
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
BIOL110
BIOLOGY I


4.0
are not accepted technical electives.
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3.0
1.0
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
LABORATORY
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
CHGN341
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
4.0
4.0
Environmental Electives are courses that are directly or indirectly related
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
to Environmental Chemistry. Examples include environmental CEEN
courses and CHGN462 Microbiology. Students can consult their advisors
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO

3.0
1.0
for further clarification.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
16.0
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
Chemistry or related fields are strongly advised to include undergraduate
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
SPECTROSCOPY
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II


3.0

Colorado School of Mines 139
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II


1.0
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
LABORATORY
No specific course sequences are suggested for students wishing to
16.0
include chemistry minors or areas of special interest in their programs.
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Rather, those students should consult with the Chemistry department
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION

18.0
6.0
head (or designated faculty member) to design appropriate sequences.
6.0
For the purpose of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic
Chemistry sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.
Senior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ASI programs include Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Environmental
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Refer to the main ASI section of the Bulletin
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
for applicable rules for Areas of Special Interest (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
ELECT
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi).
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
Professors
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Mark E. Eberhart
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
15.0
Mark P. Jensen, Grandey University Chair in Nuclear Science &
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Engineering
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
Daniel M. Knauss
CHGN401
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
James F. Ranville
ELECT
Ryan M. Richards
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Bettina M. Voelker
14.0
Kim R. Williams
Total Semester Hrs: 132.5
David T. Wu , Department Head
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
Associate Professors
are not accepted technical electives. * Possible technical electives that
Stephen G. Boyes
will be recommended to students are:
Matthew C. Posewitz
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CHEMISTRY
Alan S. Sellinger
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Assistant Professors
CBEN304
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
Jenifer C. Braley
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
Svitlana Pylypenko
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
Brian G. Trewyn
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
Shubham Vyas
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
Yongan Yang
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
Chemistry or related fields are strongly advised to include undergraduate
Teaching Professors
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
Renee L. Falconer
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
Mark R. Seger
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
Teaching Associate Professor
enrollment in CHGN495. Up to 5 credit hours of CHGN495 can be taken.
Angela Sower
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
Teaching Assistant Professors
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
and degree requirements.
Allison G. Caster
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
Edward A. Dempsey

140 Chemistry and Geochemistry
Research Professors
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1). 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II, S) Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
Donald L. Macalady
gas laws, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium
(acid- base, solubility, complexation, and redox). Laboratory experiments
Kent J. Voorhees
emphasizing quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
Research Assistant Professors
C- or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
CHGN125. MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS CHEMISTRY.
Christopher Cox
4.0 Semester Hrs.
Fiona Davies
(I,II) Studies of the interactions of matter and energy in chemical
reactions and physical processes. Building on principles from CHGN121,
Yuan Yang
the course systematically explores the relationships between processes,
structures and properties, starting from the atomic and molecular level.
Research Faculty
It provides a framework to apply knowledge of chemical bonding and
Jesse Hensley
material properties to engineering design, with an emphasis on the
Engineering Grand Challenges and the discovery of new process-
Bryan Pivovar
structure-property relationships. There is a strong focus on the underlying
principles of kinetics and equilibrium, and their general applicability,
Robert Rundberg
strongly rooted in the first and second law of thermodynamics. Examples
Affiliated Faculty
of these principles come primarily from solid-state systems. Laboratory
experiments emphasize conceptual understanding of structure-property
Joseph Meyer
relationships through both hands-on and computational analysis,
reinforced by quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
Professors Emeriti
C- or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
Scott W. Cowley
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Stephen R. Daniel
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Dean W. Dickerhoof
for credit under different titles.
Kenneth W. Edwards
CHGN198LA. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Ronald W. Klusman
CHGN198LB. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Donald Langmuir
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Patrick MacCarthy
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Michael J. Pavelich
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
E. Craig Simmons
CHGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
Thomas R. Wildeman
Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with DCGN209,
John T. Williams
(I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical
thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on chemical and phase
Robert D. Witters
equilibria. Volume-temperature-pressure relationships for solids, liquids,
Courses
and gases; ideal and non-ideal gases. Introduction to kineticmolecular
theory of ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems, including
(S) Introductory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and Third Laws; Gibbs Free
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry
Energy. Chemical equilibrium and the equilibrium constant; introduction to
of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and
activities & fugacities. One- and two-component phase diagrams; Gibbs
properties of gases. Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply
Phase Rule. May not also receive credit for CBEN210 or MEGN361.
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab; 3
Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122, MATH111, MATH112, PHGN100. 3
semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Study of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
(I, S) Structure, properties, and reactions of the important classes of
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart, chemical
organic compounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites:
bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes, stoichiometry, solution
Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
chemistry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
(II, S) Continuation of CHGN221. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in
transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 141
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I.
(I,II, S) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques, synthesis,
4.0 Semester Hrs.
and characterization. Experiments are designed to support concepts
(I) A study of chemical systems from a molecular physical chemistry
presented in the CHGN221. Students are introduced to Green Chemistry
perspective. Includes an introduction to quantum mechanics, atoms and
principles and methods of synthesis and the use of computational
molecules, spectroscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
software. Prerequisites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH225; PHGN200;
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
Grade of C- or better in both CHGN 122 and CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3
hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II, S) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis techniques.
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE
Experiments are designed to support concepts presented in CHGN222.
II. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent
(II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes statistical thermodynamics,
enrollment. 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.
chemical kinetics, chemical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and
selected additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Semester Hr.
for credit under different titles.
(I) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate Research is designed to introduce
students to the research endeavor. Topics include ethics, hypothesis
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
testing, critical evaluation of the scientific literature, scientific writing,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
bibliographic software, and proposal preparation. Prerequisites:
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Completion of the chemistry curriculum through the Spring semester of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
the sophomore year. Credit: 1 semester hour.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN396. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Semester Hr.
(I,II,S) Individual research project for freshman, sophomores or juniors
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
under direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Prerequisites:
SPECTROSCOPY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
None. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit hours. Repeatable for credit. Seniors
(II) Identification, separation and purification of organic compounds
should take CHGN495 instead of CHGN396.
including use of modern physical and instrumental methods. Prerequisite:
Grade of C- or better in CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
lab; 2 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(II) Principles of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS,
for credit under different titles.
electron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography; data
interpretation. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours
CHGN398LA. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-6 Semester Hr.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I) Theory and techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
complexometric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chemical
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
better in both CHGN122 and CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
semester hours.
CHGN401. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
(II) The chemistry of the elements and several applications are related
Hr.
to inorganic chemistry are considered in this course. Particular concepts
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample preparation and
covered include experimental techniques, chemistry specific to groups
instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CHGN336 or concurrent
of elements, catalysis and industrial processes, inorganic materials
enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
and nanotechnology, and other applications of inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHGN341. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for
CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
Semester Hrs.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
Equivalent with CHGC505,
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
(II) Processes by which natural and anthro?pogenic chemicals interact,
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
react and are transformed and redistributed in various environmental
toward graduation except under special conditions.
compartments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with specialized envi?
CHGN341. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ronments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper atmosphere.
(I) The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reactivity is
Prerequisites: CHGN222, CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
discussed. Particular concepts covered include group theory, symmetry,
semester hours.
bonding in ionic and metallic crystal, acid-base theories, coordination
chemistry, ligand field theory and radioactivity. Prerequisite: CHGN222
and CHGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
CHGN410. SURFACE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN490. CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MLGN510,
(S) (WI) Professional-level chemistry experience featuring modules
(II) Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and contact
including organic/polymer synthesis and characterization, inorganic
angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro - emulsions, the
nanomaterial investigations, computational chemistry, environmental
solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques, van der Waal forces,
chemical analysis , biochemistry and technical report writing.
electrical properties and colloid stability, some specific colloid systems
Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341, and CHGN353. 6-week summer
(clays, foams and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
session; 6 semester hours.
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Semester Hr.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) (WI) Individual research project under direction of a member of
CHGN411. APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a research topic and
(II) This course is designed for those who have a budding interest
advisor, preparation and approval of a research proposal, completion of
radiochemistry and its applications. A brief overview of radioactivity and
chemistry curriculum through the junior year. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit
general chemistry will be provided in the first three weeks of the course.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Follow-on weeks will feature segments focusing on the radiochemistry in
CHGN496A. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 16.0 Semester Hrs.
the nuclear fuel cycle, radioisotope production, nuclear forensics and the
environment. Prerequisite: CHGN121 and CHGN122. 3 hours lecture, 3
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Semester Hr.
semester hours.
(I, II, S) Individual internship experience with an industrial, academic,
or governmental host supervised by a Departmental faculty member.
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year.
(I) Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I) Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry: amino
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
structure, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization. Discussion
for credit under different titles.
of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis.
Prerequisite: CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I) A continuation of CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis;
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
DNA repair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis; protein
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
target and degradation; membranes; receptors and signal transduction.
Prerequisites: CHGN428. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Metallurgical and Materials
CHGN430. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Engineering
Equivalent with CHEN415,MLGN530,
(I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of macromolecules.
2015-2016
Topics include the properties and statistics of polymer solutions,
measurements of molecular weights, molecular weight distributions,
Program Description
properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all manufacturing
properties of thermosets and thermoplastics including elastomers. Pre
processes which convert raw materials into useful products adapted
requisite: CHGN222. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
to human needs. The primary goal of the Metallurgical and Materials
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Engineering program is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
Equivalent with CHGN562,ESGN580,
knowledge base associated with materials-processing, their properties,
(II)?This course will cover the basic fundamentals of microbiology, such
and their selection and application. Upon graduation, students will
as structure and function of prokaryotic versus eukaryotic cells; viruses;
have acquired and developed the necessary background and skills for
classification of microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
successful careers in materials related industries. Furthermore, the
genetics, growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, animals,
benefits of continued education toward graduate degrees and other
and other microbes. Special focus will be on pathogenic bacteriology,
avenues, and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be well
virology, and parasitology including disease symptoms, transmission, and
inculcated.
treatment. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing operations
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
which encompass: the conversion of mineral and chemical resources into
(II) This class provides a survey of techniques of computational
metallic, ceramic or polymeric materials; the synthesis of new materials;
chemistry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and density
refining and processing to produce high performance materials for
functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Emphasis is given to the
applications from consumer products to aerospace and electronics;
integration of these techniques with experimental programs of molecular
the development of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of
design and development. Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours
materials related to their processing and structure; and the selection of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials for specific applications.

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The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is founded on
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and physics which contribute
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
to building the knowledge base and developing the skills for the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
processing of materials so as to achieve specifications requested for
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
a particular industrial or advanced product. The engineering principles
in this discipline include: crystal structure and structural analysis,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena,
(MME) Program Educational Objectives
phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural evolution,
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) program emphasizes
mechanical behavior, and properties of materials.
the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials.
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad range of
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe
materials processes including extraction and refining of materials,
what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.
alloy development, casting, mechanical working, joining and forming,
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program at CSM prepares
ceramic particle processing, high temperature reactions and synthesis
graduates who:
of engineered materials. In each stage of processing, the effects of
1. obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
resultant microstructures and morphologies on materials properties and
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science, or
performance are emphasized.
other fields;
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the finest in
2. demonstrate advancement in their chosen careers;
the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with classroom instruction,
3. engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
provide for a well-integrated education of the undergraduates working
education activities.
towards their baccalaureate degrees. These facilities are well equipped
and dedicated to: particulate and chemical/extraction, metallurgical and
The three MME program educational objectives were determined by
materials processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro/electro-
using inputs from program constituencies (faculty, students, visiting
metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical metallurgy, welding and
committee, industry recruiters and alumni). These objectives are
joining, forming, processing and testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical
consistent with those of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is an
testing facilities include computerized machines for tension, compression,
engineering and applied science institution, dedicated to the education
torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
and training of students who will be stewards of the earth's resources.
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories dedicated
Curriculum
to: vapor deposition, and both plasma and high-temperature reaction
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) curriculum is
systems. Supporting analytical laboratories also exist for surface
organized to educate students in the fundamentals of materials (MME
analysis, emission spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy
Basics) and their applications (MME Applications) with the option of
and image analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy,
pursuing a track in one of four focus areas.
and micro-thermal-analysis/mass spectrometry. Metallurgical and
materials engineering involves all of the processes that transform
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical and Materials
precursor materials into final engineered products adapted to human
Engineering program will provide a background in the following topic
needs. The objective of the metallurgical and materials engineering
areas:
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials processing,
properties, selection and application in order to provide graduates with
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: crystal systems; symmetry
the background and skills needed for successful careers in materials-
elements and Miller indices; atomic bonding; metallic, ceramic and
related industries, for continued education toward graduate degrees and
polymeric structures; x-ray and electron diffraction; stereographic
for the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines.
projection and crystal orientation; long range order; defects in
materials.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: heat and mass balances;
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical equilibrium;
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
solution thermodynamics & solution models; partial molar and excess
Telephone (410) 347-7700
quantities; solid state thermodynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces;
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
electrochemistry.
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and momentum
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
transport; transport properties of fluids; diffusion mechanisms;
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in
reaction kinetics; nucleation and growth kinetics.
either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
4. Phase Equilibria: phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface phenomena;
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid, martensitic, nucleation
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
and growth, recovery; microstructural evolution; strengthening
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
mechanisms; quantitative stereology; heat treatment.
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
5. Properties of Materials: mechanical properties; chemical properties
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
(oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic and optical properties:
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
failure analysis.
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy

144 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metallurgical and
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Materials Engineering program emphasizes the following applications:
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
1. Materials Processing: particulate processing; thermo- and electro-
TECH ELECT Restricted Technical Elective**


3.0
chemical materials processing; hydrometallurgical processing;
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
synthesis of materials; deformation processing; solidification and
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
casting; welding and joining.
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
2. Design and Application of Materials: materials selection; ferrous
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
and nonferrous metals; ceramics; polymers; composites; electronic
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
materials.
18.5
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments: statistical
process control; process capability analysis; design of experiments.
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN272
PARTICULATE MATERIALS


3.0
C. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
PROCESSING
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program
3.0
educational objectives. In addition, there are four focus areas within
Junior
the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum. Students have
the option to select one of these focus areas by pursuing one of four
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
tracks. A track is not required to obtain a degree in Metallurgical and
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS


3.0
Materials Engineering. Only a single track can be taken as part of the
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS


1.0
degree. The track designation will only appear on the transcript and it
LABORATORY
does not appear on the diploma. To pursue a track, the student must
MTGN351
METALLURGICAL AND


3.0
file appropriate paper work with the registrar and the student will need
MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS
to fulfill the curricular requirements for that track as listed below. Once a
MTGN381
INTRODUCTION TO PHASE


2.0
track has been declared the student can change their track or return to
EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
the basic curriculum by submitting appropriate paperwork to the registrar.
SYSTEMS
The four focus areas (tracks) in MME are:
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective I


3.0
1. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
2. Ceramic and Electronic Materials
18.0
3. Physicochemical Processing of Materials
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
4. Biomaterials
MTGN334
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF


3.0
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
MATERIALS
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program goals and
MTGN334L
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF


1.0
to satisfy the curriculum requirements. The time sequence of courses
MATERIALS LABORATORY
organized by degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL


3.0
DEVELOPMENT
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL


1.0
Materials Engineering)
DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY
The B.S. curricula in metallurgical and materials engineering are outlined
MTGN352
METALLURGICAL AND


3.0
below:
MATERIALS KINETICS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective II


3.0
Freshman
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
17.0
Common Core


33.0
Senior
33.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Sophomore
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATERIALS
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
THERMODYNAMICS
MATERIALS LABORATORY
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
EXPERIMENTS
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
OPTICS
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS


3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
15.0

Colorado School of Mines 145
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
Junior
AND REACTOR DESIGN
lec
lab sem.hrs
LABORATORY
Junior Year


35.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
35.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective III (400 Level)


3.0
Senior
16.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
MATERIALS
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
SELECTION
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
18.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
LABORATORY
** Restricted Electives:
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective


3.0
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
16.0
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
SYNTHESIS,
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
SELECTION
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
4.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
PERSPECTIVE I
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
MTGN442
ENGINEERING ALLOYS


3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
18.0
ENGINEERS
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
4.0
MTGN300
FOUNDRY METALLURGY
2.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
MTGN300L
FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
1.0
Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy Track requires:
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
Freshman
MTGN464L
FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY
1.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
Common Core


33.0
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
33.0
Ceramic and Electronic Materials Track requires:
Sophomore
lec
lab sem.hrs
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Sophomore Year


36.5
Freshman
36.5
lec
lab sem.hrs
Common Core


33.0
33.0

146 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Sophomore
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
Sophomore Year


36.5
PROCESSING LABORATORY
36.5
Physicochemical Processing of Materials Track requires:
Junior
lec
lab sem.hrs
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Junior Year


35.0
Freshman
35.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
Senior
Common Core


33.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
33.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
Sophomore
MATERIALS
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
Sophomore Year


36.5
MATERIALS LABORATORY
36.5
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Junior
EXPERIMENTS
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
Junior Year


35.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
35.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
Senior
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MATERIALS
LABORATORY
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING


3.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
MTGN
Restricted Track MTGN Elective##


3.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
16.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
SYNTHESIS,
AND REACTOR DESIGN
CHARACTERIZATION AND
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
SELECTION
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
LABORATORY
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective


3.0
16.0
18.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
CHARACTERIZATION AND
SELECTION
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MTGN465
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN469
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective


3.0
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
18.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
PROCESSING LABORATORY
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
## Restricted Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following
courses:
MTGN430
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
3.0
STEELMAKING

Colorado School of Mines 147
MTGN431
HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN432
PYROMETALLURGY
3.0
18.0
MTGN532
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I -
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS
MTGN533
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II -
3.0
# Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following courses:
APPLIED SEPARATIONS
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
3.0
Biomaterials Track requires:
MTGN451
CORROSION ENGINEERING
3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Baccalaureate and Master of Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
Freshman
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials Emphasis.*
lec
lab sem.hrs
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
Common Core


33.0
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
33.0
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
Sophomore
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in
lec
lab sem.hrs
either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Sophomore Year


36.5
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
36.5
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
Junior
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
lec
lab sem.hrs
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
Junior Year


35.0
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
35.0
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
Senior
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
MATERIALS
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
MATERIALS LABORATORY
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
Application for admission to this program should be made during the first
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
semester of the sophomore year (in special cases, later entry may be
EXPERIMENTS
approved, upon review, by one of the program mentors). Undergraduate
students admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
average or better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
AND REACTOR DESIGN
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor. Additional
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
details on the Master of Engineering can be found in the Graduate
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
Degree and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin. The case
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
study is started during the student’s senior design-project and completed
AND REACTOR DESIGN
during the year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
LABORATORY
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the graduate-studies
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I


3.0
final year, and prior to the start of their senior year. The case-study topic
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
is then identified and selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.
16.0
A formal application, during the senior year, for admission to the graduate
program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering must be submitted to
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
the Graduate School. Students who have maintained all the standards
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
of the program requirements leading up to this step, can expect to be
SYNTHESIS,
admitted.
CHARACTERIZATION AND
SELECTION
*
Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in conjunction with
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
other Departments on Campus.
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
MTGN463
POLYMER ENGINEERING


3.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF


3.0
Minor in Metallurgical and Materials
MATERIALS
Engineering
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective


3.0
A minor program in metallurgical and materials engineering consists of a
minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Students

148 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
majoring in metallurgical and material engineering are not eligible to earn
Stephen Liu, Interim American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair
a minor in the department.
Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
A minor program declaration (available in the Registrar's Office) must
Ryan P. O'Hayre
be submitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half of the
hours proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required from
John G. Speer, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of
the department head of metallurgical and materials engineering, the
Metallrugical and Materials Engineering
student's advisor, and the department head or division director in the
Patrick R. Taylor, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical
department or division in which the student is enrolled.
Metallurgy
Recommended Courses: The following courses are recommended
Chester J. Van Tyne, Associate Department Head, FIERF Professor
for students seeking to earn a minor in metallurgical and materials
engineering:
Associate Professors
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
Kip O. Findley
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
Brian P. Gorman
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Jeffrey C. King
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
1.0
Steven W. Thompson
LABORATORY
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
Assistant Professors
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
1.0
Geoff L. Brennecka
LABORATORY
300- or 400- level course in metallurgical and materials engineering
3.0
Emmanuel De Moor
Total Semester Hrs
18.0
Corinne E. Packard
Other sequences are permissible to suit the special interests of individual
Teaching Associate Professors
students. These other sequences need to be discussed and approved by
the department head in metallurgical and materials engineering.
Gerald Bourne
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
John P. Chandler
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
Emeriti Professors
There are very few academic explosive engineering-related programs
George S. Ansell, President Emeritus
in the United States of America and around the world. In fact, Colorado
School of Mines is the only educational institution that offers an explosive
W. Rex Bull
processing of materials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition
Glen R. Edwards, University Professor Emeritus
of combining academic education with hands-on experience of CSM,
this minor program will prepare the students for new and developing
John P. Hager, University Professor Emeritus
applications in materials joining, forming and synthesis that involve the
use of explosives.
George Krauss, University Professor Emeritus
Under proper development of courses and background in explosives,
Gerard P. Martins
students enrolled in this program will apply these energetic materials
David K. Matlock, University Professor Emeritus
to the processing of traditional and advanced materials. The program
focuses on the microstructural and property development in materials as
Brajendra Mishra
a function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives and proper
parameters, selection of specific materials for explosive processing and
John J. Moore
application, and optimization of post-processing properties are the three
major attributes acquired at the completion of this minor program. With
David L. Olson, University Professor Emeritus
the help of the program advisor, the students will design and select the
Dennis W. Readey, Universtiy Professor Emeritus
proper course sequence and complete a hands-on research project
under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Emeriti Associate Professors
Professors
Gerald L. DePoorter
Ivar E. Reimanis, Interim Department Head, Herman F. Coors
Robert H. Frost
Distinguished Professor of Ceramics
Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor
Michael J. Kaufman, Dean of CASE

Colorado School of Mines 149
Courses
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Characterization
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction techniques. Applications
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
to include compound identification, lattice parameter measurement,
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
orientation of single crystals, and crystal structure determination.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
Prerequisites: PHGN200 or PHGN210 and MTGN202. Co-requisite:
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
MTGN311L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
for credit under different titles.
MTGN311L. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY. 1.0
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
(I) (WI) Experiments in structure of materials to supplement the lectures
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
of MTGN311. Co-requisite: MTGN311. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent Study Form
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
Repeatable for credit.
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles related to
the processing of metals and materials by thermochemical and aqueous
MTGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and fused salt electrochemical/chemical routes. The course material
Equivalent with SYGN202,
is presented within the framework of a formalism that examines the
(I,II,S) Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural materials have
inherent to a wide selection of chemical processing systems. The
made on the advance of civilization. Engineered materials and their life
general formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-base to other
cycles through processing, use, disposal, and recycle. The impact that
systems not specifically covered in the course. Prerequisites: MTGN272,
engineered materials have on selected systems to show the breadth of
MTGN351 and (EPIC251 or EPIC252 or EPIC261 or EPIC262 or
properties that are important and how they can be controlled by proper
EPIC263 or EPIC264 or EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC267 or EPIC268
material processing. Recent trends in materials development mimicking
or EPIC269 or EPIC271). Co-requisites: MTGN334L. 3 hours lecture, 3
natural materials in the context of the structure and functionality of
semester hours.
material in living systems. Prerequisites: CHGN122 or CHGN125,
MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN334L. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester
(II) Experiments in chemical processing of materials to supplement the
Hrs.
lectures of MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
(S) Summer session. Characterization and production of particles.
hour.
Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with particulate
processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder processing.
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequisites: CHGN209 and
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative education credit does not count
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
(II) An introduction to the relationships between microstructure and
properties of materials, with emphasis on metallic and ceramic systems;
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materials on material
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
behavior; recrystallization and grain growth; strengthening mechanisms:
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
grain refinement, solid solution strengthening, precipitation strengthening,
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
and microstructural strengthening; and phase transformations.
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent Study Form
Prerequisite: MTGN311 and MTGN351. Co-requisite: MTGN348L. 3
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit.
MTGN348L. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY.
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) Design and metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding
(II) (WI) Experiments in microstructural development of materials to
materials and processes, solidification processes, risers and gating
supplement the lectures of MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
lab; 1 semester hour.
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200 or PHGN210. Co-requisite:
MTGN300L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN300L. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
Hr.
Equivalent with MTGN302,
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the lectures of
MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.

150 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS.
MTGN407. STEEL BAR MANUFACTURING. 1.0 Semester Hr.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Facilities and metallurgical principles for manufacturing carbon and
(I) Applications of thermodynamics in extractive and physical metallurgy
low alloy steel bars that are further transformed into high performance
and materials science. Thermodynamics of solutions including solution
parts. Discussion of steel melting, ladle refining, casting, hot rolling, heat
models, calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measurements
treatment, final processing, inspection and testing methods. Implications
of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Reaction equilibria
of process design and control on chemical uniformity, macrostructure,
with examples in alloy systems and slags. Phase stability analysis.
microstructure, internal quality, surface quality, mechanical properties and
Thermodynamic properties of phase diagrams in material systems, defect
residual stresses. Review of customer processes and requirements for
equilibrium and interactions. Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3
manufacturing parts from bars by hot or cold forging, machining, surface
semester hours.
treating, and heat treating. Applications include crankshafts, gears,
axles, drive shafts, springs, bearings, rails, line pipe, oil well casing, etc.
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS KINETICS. 3.0
Prerequisite: MTGN348. 1 hour lecture; 1.0 semester hour.
Semester Hrs.
(II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical kinetics, atomic and
MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
molecular diffusion, surface thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces
(I) Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ceramic
and nucleation-and-growth. Applications to materials processing and
materials. Processing of raw materials and production of ceramic bodies,
performance aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation
glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements. Firing processes and reactions
and dissolltion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of
in glass bonded as well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
semiconductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions and other
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
(II) Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw materials
SYSTEMS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal processing, and finishing
(I) Review of the concepts of chemical equilibrium and derivation of the
of ceramic materials will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case
Gibbs phase rule. Application of the Gibbs phase rule to interpreting
studies on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
one, two and three component phase equilibrium diagrams. Application
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufacturing
to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Emphasis on the evolution of
operations. Prerequisite: MTGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
phases and their amounts and the resulting microstructural development.
MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
(II) Survey of the electrical properties of materials, and the applications
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
of materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties. Functions,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
performance requirements and testing methods of materials for each type
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
of circuit component. General topics covered are conductors, resistors,
for credit under different titles.
insulators, capacitors, energy converters, magnetic materials and
integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501. 3
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-andengineering
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent Study Form
and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass formation, structure,
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
crystallization and properties will be covered, along with a survey
Repeatable for credit.
of commercial glass compositions, manufacturing processes and
applications. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Two semester individual research under the direction of members
of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral presentation
(I) Examination of the interface between metallurgical process
will be given at the end of the second semester and written thesis
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, effluents and their
submitted to the committee for evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing
point sources in metallurgical processes such as mineral concentration,
in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. 3 hours per
value extraction and process metallurgy are studied in context.
semester. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and unit processes with
those applicable to waste and effluent control, disposal and materials
recycling are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost
components are also included for selected examples. Fundamentals and
applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites: MTGN334. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 151
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND STEELMAKING.
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Principles of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
(I) Physical chemistry principles of blast furnace and direct reduction
corrosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and coatings.
production of iron and refining of iron to steel. Discussion of raw
Examples, from various industries, of corrosion problems and solutions.
materials, productivity, impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and
Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
ladle metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
hours.
(II) Introduction to electron optics and the design and application of
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY. 3.0 Semester
transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of images
Hrs.
produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron diffraction analysis
(I) Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction and refining
and the indexing of electron diffraction patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311.
of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical techniques. Discussion of
Co-requisite: MTGN456L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
unit processes in hydrometallurgy, electrowinning, and electrorefining.
MTGN456L. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
Analysis of integrated flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals.
Hr.
Prerequisites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
Equivalent with MTGN458,
MTGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation techniques,
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
microscope operation, and the interpretation of images produced from a
(II) Extraction and refining of metals including emerging practices.
variety of specimens, and to supplement the lectures in MTGN456. Co-
Modifications driven by environmental regulations and by energy
requisite: MTGN456. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
minimization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN FOR
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
(I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities: momentum, heat, and mass
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
transfer, and application of chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-
(II) This course is intended to be an important component of the physical
design. Examples from materials processing and process metallurgy.
metallurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from earlier
Molecular transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of understanding of
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing operations.
concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems. Metallic systems considered
Uni-directional transport: problem formulation based on the required
include iron and steels, copper, aluminum, titanium, superalloys,
balance of the conserved- quantity applied to a control-volume. Prediction
etc. Phase stability, microstructural evolution and structure/property
of velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. Equations of
relationships are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3
change: continuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two independent
semester hours.
variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. 3.0
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior in packed
Semester Hrs.
beds. Design equations for: continuous- flow/batch reactors with uniform
(I) Mechanical properties and relationships. Plastic deformation of
dispersion and plug flow reactors. Digital computer methods for the
crystalline materials. Relationships of microstructures to mechanical
design of metallurgical systems. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
strength. Fracture, creep, and fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-
MTGN352. Co-requisite: MTGN461L. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
requisite: MTGN445L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MTGN461L. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN445L. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) Experiments in transport phenomena and reactor design to
(I) (WI) Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-testing
supplement the lectures of MTGN461. Co-requisite: MTGN461. 3 hours
techniques to illustrate the application of the fundamentals presented
lab; 1 semester hour.
in the lectures of MTGN445. Co-requisite: MTGN445. 3 hours lab; 1
semester hour.
MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
(I) This course will examine, using case studies, how industry applies
EXPERIMENTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
engineering principles to minimize waste formation and to meet solid
(I) Introduction to statistical process control, process capability analysis
waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process control theory
waste environmental problems, especially those associated with metals,
and techniques developed and applied to control charts for variables and
will be discussed. Prerequisites: CEEN301, CEEN302, and CHGN403. 3
attributes involved in process control and evaluation. Process capability
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
concepts developed and applied to the evaluation of manufacturing
processes. Theory of designed experiments developed and applied to
full factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis
of designed experiments by graphical and statistical techniques.
Introduction to computer software for statistical process control and for
the design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours
lecture, 3 semester hours.

152 Physics
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN472. BIOMATERIALS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Introduction to the structure and properties of polymeric materials,
(I) This course covers a broad overview on materials science and
their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and fabrication
engineering principles for biomedical applications, and is organized
of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallographic structures of
around three main topics: 1) The fundamental properties of biomaterials;
polymers will be developed and related to the elastic, viscoelastic,
2) The fundamental concepts in biology; 3) The interactions between
yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer
biological systems with exogenous materials. Particular emphasis will
composites. Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item
be put on understanding surface energy and surface modification;
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction injection
protein adsorption; cell adhesion, spreading and migration; Biomaterials
molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The design of end-items in
implantation and acute inflammation; blood-materials interactions and
relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
thrombosis; biofilm and biomaterials-related pathological reactions. In
and applications. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
addition to the reign of biomedical materials, this course also introduces
the basic principles of bio-mimetic materials synthesis and assembly.
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisites: MTGN202 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Introduction to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations
of forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal forming.
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequisites: CEEN311
(I) Introduction to welding processes; thermal aspects; selection of
and MTGN348 or EGGN350. Co-requisite: MTGN-464L. 2 hours lecture;
filler metals; stresses; stress relief and annealing; pre- and postweld
2 semester hours.
heat treating; weld defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys;
weld metal phase transformations; metallurgical evaluation of resulting
MTGN464L. FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
weld microstructures and properties; and welding tests. Prerequisite:
Hr.
MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN475L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
(II) Experiments in forging and forming to supplement the lectures of
MTGN464. Co-requisite: MTGN464. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN475L. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY. 1.0
Semester Hr.
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Semester
Equivalent with MTGN477,
Hrs.
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in MTGN475. Co-
(II) Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based composites;
requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue,
high temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
MTGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445, MTGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
semester hours.
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
AND SELECTION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
(II) (WI) Application of fundamental materials-engineering principles to
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
the design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
for credit under different titles.
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for metallurgical
MTGN498LB. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Semester Hr.
processing to those used for processing of emergent materials.
Microstructural design, characterization and properties evaluation
MTGN498LC. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Semester Hr.
provide the basis for linking synthesis to applications. Selection criteria
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
tied to specific requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and
(I, II, S) Independent advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report.
abrasion resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic service,
This work may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and a specific
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety issues.
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent
Materials investigated include mature and emergent metallic, ceramic
Study Form must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3
and composite systems used in the manufacturing and fabrication
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
industries. Student-team designactivities including oral- and written?
reports. Prerequisite: MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461. 1
Physics
hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MTGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
2015-2016
Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN469,EGGN469,
Program Description - Engineering
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
Physics
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation of most of
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
the science and engineering disciplines. As such, it has always attracted
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
those who want to understand nature at its most fundamental level.
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
Engineering Physics is not a specialized branch of physics, but an
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
interdisciplinary area wherein the basic physics subject matter, which
forms the backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
further toward application to engineering. The degree is accredited by
the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology (ABET). At CSM, the required engineering
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics courses that

Colorado School of Mines 153
would form the physics curriculum at any good university, but in addition
Sophomore
to these basic courses, the CSM requirements include pre-engineering
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
and engineering courses, which physics majors at other universities
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
would not ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
AND ENGINEERS III
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior design
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it possible for
OPTICS
the engineering physics graduate to work at the interface between
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
science and technology, where new discoveries are continually being
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
put to practice. While the engineering physicist is at home applying
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
existing technologies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being able
15.0
to work at this cutting edge that makes the engineering physics degree
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
attractive to many students.
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary widely,
illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program. More than half of
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS


3.0
the graduating seniors go on to graduate school in physics or a
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I

3.0
closely related field of engineering. Some go to medical, law, or other
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS


4.0
professional post-graduate schools. Others find employment in fields as
PAGN2XX
PHYSICAL EDUCATION


0.5
diverse as electronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
16.5
development, biomedical applications, nuclear energy, solar energy, and
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
geophysical exploration.
PHGN384
FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES IN

6.0
The Physics Department maintains modern well-equipped laboratories
PHYSICS
for general physics, modern physics, electronics, and advanced
6.0
experimentation. There are research laboratories for the study of
Junior
condensed matter physics, surface physics, materials science, optics,
and nuclear physics, including an NSF-funded laboratory for solar
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
and electronic materials processing. The Department also maintains
PHGN315
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I


2.0
electronic and machine shops.
PHGN311
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I


3.0
Science in Engineering Physics)
PHGN317
SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS-


3.0
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
DIGITAL
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Physics Department is
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS


4.0
dedicated to additional educational objectives.
15.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
The program prepares graduates who, based on factual knowledge
and other skills necessary to construct an appropriate understanding of
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE


3.0
physical phenomena in applied contexts, will:
ELECTROMAGNETISM
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF

4.0
1. Obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
QUANTUM MECHANICS
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science or
PHGN326
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II


2.0
related fields;
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS


3.0
2. Communicate and perform effectively within the criteria of their
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
chosen careers;
3. Engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
15.0
education activities;
Senior
4. Participate ethically as members of the global society.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN471
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES I


0.5
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
PHGN481
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE


2.5
Freshman
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES


3.0
lec
lab sem.hrs
AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
CORE
Common Core


33.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II

3.0
33.0
FREE
Free Elective I


3.0
FREE
Free Elective II


3.0
15.0

154 Physics
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
PHGN472
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES II


0.5
Minor and Area of Special Interest
PHGN482
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE


2.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III

3.0
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Interest for students
ENG SCI
Engineering Science Elective


3.0
not majoring in physics. The requirements are as follows:
FREE
Free Elective III


3.0
Area of Special Interest (12 semester hours minimum)
FREE
Free Elective IV


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
15.0
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
Total Semester Hrs: 130.5
Minor (18 semester hours minimum)
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters and
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
Baccalaureate/Doctoral Degree Programs
PHGNnull300/310 PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
The Physics Department, independently, and in collaboration with the
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
4.0
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Department
MECHANICS
of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering
Select one of the following:
3-4
and Computer Science, the Materials Science Program, and the
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS
Nuclear Science and Engineering Program offers combined BS/MS
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
degree programs in which students obtain an undergraduate degree in
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM
Engineering Physics, in as few as four years, as well as a masters degree
in Applied Physics, in an Engineering discipline, in Materials Science,
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division (400-level) and/or
or in Mathematics, after an additional year of study. There are three
graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical sequence in a specific
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, a materials science track, and
field of study as determined in consultation with the Physics Department
a mathematics track. These programs emphasize a strong background
and the student’s option department.
in fundamentals of science, in addition to practical experience within an
applied science, engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the
Biophysics Minor
undergraduate electives of students involved in each track are specified.
For this reason, students are expected to apply to the program during the
To obtain a Biophysics Minor, students must take at least 18.0 credits
first semester of their sophomore year (in special cases late entry can
related to Biophysics. Two courses (8.0 credits) of Biology are required.
be approved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must
Two additional requirements include Intro to Biophysics (PHGN333)
be maintained to guarantee admission into the physics, engineering, and
and Laser Physics (PHGN480). Two more courses (or at least 4.0
materials science graduate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must
credits) may be chosen from the list below. The list of electives will be
be maintained to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate
modified as new related courses that fall into these categories become
program.
available. While the current emphasis of the Biophysics Minor is on
optical techniques, we intend to add alternative tracks, for example
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report or case study
radiologic (nuclear) techniques.
during the last year. Students in the physics, materials science, and
mathematics tracks must complete a master's thesis. Students in the
Required Courses (14.0 Credits)
nuclear engineering program can choose between thesis and non-thesis
options. The case study or thesis should begin during the senior year
BIOL110
BIOLOGY I
4.0
as part of the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify an
CBEN303
GENERAL BIOLOGY II
3.0
engineering or physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year
CBEN323
GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY
1.0
who will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coordinate the
PHGN333
INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS
3.0
senior design project with the case study or thesis completed in the last
PHGN480
LASER PHYSICS
3.0
year.
Two Elective courses (at least 4.0 credits) from the list below:
It is also possible for undergraduate students to begin work on a doctoral
degree in Applied Physics while completing the requirements for their
PHGN466
MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
bachelor’s degree. Students in this combined baccalaureate/doctoral
or PHGN566
MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
program may fulfill part of the requirements of their doctoral degree by
including up to six hours of specified course credits that are also used to
PHGN570
FOURIER AND PHYSICAL OPTICS
3.0
fulfill the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These courses may
CBEN310
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
3.0
only be applied toward fulfilling doctoral degree requirements. Courses
ENGINEERING
must meet all requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are not
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
included in calculating the graduate GPA.
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
SCIENTISTS
Interested students can obtain additional information and detailed
curricula from the Physics Department or from the participating
or CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
engineering departments.
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS

Colorado School of Mines 155
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
Teaching Associate Professor
NUGN535
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PHYSICS
3.0
Kristine E. Callan
PHGN504
RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT 3.0
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
Research Professors
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Mark W. Coffey
or MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
Jonathan L. Mace
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
Zeev Shayer
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Research Associate Professors
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
Joseph D. Beach
Professors
James E. Bernard
Lincoln D. Carr
Research Assistant Professor
Reuben T. Collins
P. David Flammer
Charles G. Durfee III
Professors Emeriti
Uwe Greife
F. Edward Cecil
Frank V. Kowalski
Thomas E. Furtak
Mark T. Lusk
James A. McNeil
Frederic Sarazin
Don L. Williamson
John A. Scales
Associate Professors Emeriti
Jeff A. Squier, Department Head
William B. Law
P. Craig Taylor
Arthur Y. Sakakura
Associate Professors
Courses
Timothy R. Ohno
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS. 4.5 Semester Hrs.
Lawrence R. Wiencke
(I, II, S) A first course in physics covering the basic principles of
mechanics using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a
David M. Wood
fundamental treatment of the concepts and applications of kinematics
Assistant Professors
and dynamics of particles and systems of particles, including Newton?
s laws, energy and momentum, rotation, oscillations, and waves.
Kyle G. Leach
Prerequisite: MATH111 and concurrent enrollment in MATH112 or
MATH113 or MATH122. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5 semester
Susanta K. Sarkar
hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education transfer.
Equivalency for GT-SC1.
Eric S. Toberer
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Zhigang Wu
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
Jeramy D. Zimmerman
credit under different titles.
Teaching Professors
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Alex T. Flournoy
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Patrick B. Kohl
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
H. Vincent Kuo
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Todd G. Ruskell
Charles A. Stone
Matt Young

156 Physics
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS. 4.5
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(I) (WI) Introduction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied
(I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction to the fundamental laws
to modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and atomic
and concepts of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic devices,
physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory and computer
electromagnetic behavior of materials, applications to simple circuits,
design projects based on applications of modern physics. Prerequisite:
electromagnetic radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena.
PHGN300/310, PHGN384. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in PHGN100, concurrent enrollment in
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH213 or MATH214 or MATH223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5
(I) Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics. Topics
semester hours.
covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, counters, multiplexing,
PHGN215. ANALOG ELECTRONICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices. Emphasis is on practical
(II) Introduction to analog devices used in modern electronics and basic
circuit design and assembly. Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3
topics in electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes and computer
PHGN320. MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
based data acquisition. Topics covered include circuit analysis, electrical
MECHANICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
power, diodes, transistors (FET and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters,
(II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory of quantum mechanics.
transducers, and integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the
Topics include Schroedinger?s equation, quantum theory of
use of basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is on
measurement, the uncertainty principle, eigenfunctions and energy
practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including prototyping,
spectra, anular momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment of
troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
identical particles. Example applications taken from atomic, molecular,
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300/310 and
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS.
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
3.0 Semester Hrs.
credit under different titles.
(II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler?s laws and gravitation; solar system
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
and its contents; electromagnetic radiation and matter; stars: distances,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
magnitudes, spectral classification, structure, and evolution. Variable
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and unusual stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
and models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequisite:
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
Equivalent with PHGN310,
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid state
(I) Our technical world is filled with countless examples of modern
physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester
physics. This course will discuss some historic experiments that led
hours.
to the key discoveries, and the basic concepts, theories, and models
PHGN333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
behind some of our present day technologies. Topics may include special
Equivalent with BELS333,
relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid-state
(II) This course is designed to show the application of physics to
physics, semiconductor theory and devices, nuclear physics, particle
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence structure
physics and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment
and function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
in MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
Hrs.
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
Equivalent with PHGN300,
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: PHGN 200
(II) The third course in introductory physics with in depth discussion
and BIOL110. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
on special relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
electrons in solids, quantum tunneling, nuclear structure and
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
transmutations. Registration is strongly recommended for declared
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
physics majors and those considering majoring or minoring in physics.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225. 3 hours
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 3 credit hours.
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. 3.0
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(II) An introduction to statistical physics from the quantum mechanical
Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such as mechanics, quantum
point of view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism via the techniques
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic potentials;
of linear algebra, complex variables, Fourier transforms, and vector
Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Elementary kinetic theory. An
calculus. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, MATH225, and MATH332. 3 hours
introduction to quantum statistics. Prerequisite: CHGN209 or CBEN210
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 157
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I)Begins with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics
Introduction to subatomic (particle and nuclear) phenomena.
and continues through an introduction to Hamilton?s principle and
Characterization and systematics of particle and nuclear states;
Hamiltonian and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems of particles,
symmetries; introduction and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak,
linear and driven oscillators, motion under a central force, two-particle
and strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and shell
collisions and scattering, motion in non-inertial reference frames and
models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
dynamics of rigid bodies.Prerequisite:PHGN200. Corequisite: PHGN311.
3 semester hours.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
PHGN423. PARTICLE PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN361. INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM. 3.0 Semester
(II) Introduction to the Standard Model of particle physics including:
Hrs.
experimental methods, motivation and evaluation of amplitudes from
(II) Theory and application of the following: static electric and magnetic
Feynman diagrams with applications to scattering cross-sections and
fields in free space, dielectric materials, and magnetic materials; steady
decay rates, organization of interactions based on underlying gauge-
currents; scalar and vector potentials; Gauss? law and Laplace?s
symmetry principles, Dirac equation and relativistic spinors, C, P and T
equation applied to boundary value problems; Ampere?s and Faraday?s
symmetries, renormalization, spontaneous symmetry breaking and the
laws. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
Higgs mechanism for mass generation. Prerequisites: PHGN350. Co-
hours.
requisites: PHGN320. 3 hour lecture.
PHGN384. FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICS. 1-6 Semester
PHGN424. ASTROPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hr.
(II) A survey of fundamental aspects of astrophysical phenomena,
(S1) Introduction to the design and fabrication of engineering physics
concentrating on measurements of basic stellar properties such as
apparatus. Intensive individual participation in the design of machined
distance, luminosity, spectral classification, mass, and radii. Simple
system components, vacuum systems, electronics, optics, and
models of stellar structure evolution and the associated nuclear
application of computer interfacing systems and computational tools.
processes as sources of energy and nucleosynthesis. Introduction to
Supplementary lectures on safety, laboratory techniques and professional
cosmology and physics of standard big-bang models. Prerequisite:
development. Visits to regional research facilities and industrial plants.
PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, PHGN215. (6 credit hours).
PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
Equivalent with
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
CBEN435,CBEN535,CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN535,
credit under different titles.
Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CHGN, MTGN, or EGGN. 1.5
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
An elementary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in metals,
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
(I,II) Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion. Corequisite:
PHGN300/PHGN310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN418. GENERAL RELATIVITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Continuation of PHGN440/ MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications
(II) Introduction to Einstein?s theory of gravitation. Requisite mathematics
of the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
introduced and developed including tensor calculus and differential
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
geometry. Formulation of Einstein field and geodesic equations.
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. (Graduate students
Development and analysis of solutions including stellar, black hole and
in physics may register only for PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
cosmological geometries. Prerequisite: PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3
MLGN502. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0
Introduction to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics
Semester Hrs.
problems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
Review of the solar resource and components of solar irradiance;
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey of numerical
principles of photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic system design;
algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic, differential, and matrix
photovoltaic electrical energy production and cost analysis of photovoltaic
systems. The numerical methods are introduced and developed in the
systems relative to fossil fuel alternatives; introduction to concentrated
analysis of advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
photovoltaic systems and manufacturing methods for wafer-based and
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
thin film photovoltaic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and MATH225. 3
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or Basic; and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

158 Additional Programs
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL PHYSICS.
PHGN492. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481 or PHGN491. The course culminates
(I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equation are studied, including
in a formal written report and poster. The report may be in the form of a
plane waves, guided waves, refraction, interference, diffraction and
manuscript suitable for submission to a professional journal. Prerequisite:
polarization; applications in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave
PHGN481 or PHGN491. Corequisite: PHGN472. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5
guides. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semesterhours.
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems found in
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial optics, imaging,
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
aberration analysis, use of commercial ray tracing and optimization,
credit under different titles.
diffraction, linear systems and optical transfer functions, detectors and
optical system examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3
PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES I. 0.5 Semester Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organization, project
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
planning, time management, literature research methods, record keeping,
fundamentals of technical writing, professional ethics, project funding
Additional Programs
and intellectual property. Prerequisites: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
requisites: PHGN481 or PHGN491. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5
Please select from the list of links on the right to locate more information.
semester hours.
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES II. 0.5 Semester Hrs.
Aerospace Studies
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482 or PHGN492. 1 hour lecture in 7
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
class sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
The Department of Aerospace Studies offers programs leading
PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
to an officer's commission in the Air Force in conjunction with an
(I) Theory and application of the following: Gaussian beams, optical
undergraduate or graduate degree.
cavities and wave guides, atomic radiation, detection of radiation, laser
oscillation, nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses. Prerequisite: PHGN320.
Aerospace science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
Co-requisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
program by offering practical leadership and management experience.
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
The Aerospace Studies Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester program covering the full spectrum
is offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CUB).
of project design, drawing on all of the student's previous course work.
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a research
Four-Year Program
project in consultation with the Senior Design Oversight Committee
The four-year program consists of two phases: the general military
(SDOC) and the Project Mentor. The objectives of the project are given
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional officer
to the student in broad outline form. The student then designs the entire
course (junior and senior years). This program is designed for incoming
project, including any or all of the following elements as appropriate:
freshmen or any student with four years remaining until degree
literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms, block-diagram
completion. It consists of three parts: the General Military Course (GMC)
electronics, computer data acquisition and/or analysis, sample materials,
for lower division (normally freshmen and sophomore) students; the
and measurement and/or analysis sequences. The course culminates in
Professional Officer Course (POC) for upper division students (normally
a formal interim written report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
juniors and seniors); and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB-attended by all
Co-requisite: PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
cadets). Completion of a four-week summer training course is required
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
prior to commissioning.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal
written report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
Leadership Lab
requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (2 hours per week). The
PHGN491. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and
(I) (WI) Individual work on an advanced research topic that involves
ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force
more challenging demands than a regular senior design project. Honors
officer.
students will devote more time to their project, and will produce an
intermediate report in a more advanced format. Prerequisite: PHGN384
General Military Course (GMC)
and PHGN326. Corequisite: PHGN471. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
The basic course covers Air Force history and organization as well as
military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the
opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills.
Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Air
Force scholarship recipients.

Colorado School of Mines 159
Professional Officer Course (POC)
AFGN401
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
3.5
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
The advanced course covers military officership, leadership and
AFGN402
NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND
3.5
unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional
PREPARATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY
ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A Field
Training encampment provides challenging leadership training and is a
Total Semester Hrs
20.0
prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
Courses
Aerospace Studies (PAS) to enroll in the POC.
AFGN101. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
Three-Year Program
Hour.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
The three-year program consists of the first two years of GMC courses
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
taken concurrently in one year. The student then attends a Field Training
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
encampment, and completes two years of advanced POC courses.
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
Scholarship Programs
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
Two-year, Three-year and Four-year college scholarships are available to
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
eligible high school seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
year. Scholarship students receive tuition assistance and mandatory
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
laboratory fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Students
Hour.
interested in the scholarship program should contact the AFROTC Unit
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
Admissions Officer no later than the beginning of the spring semester
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
to apply for the following academic year. A complete listing of all
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
available AFROTC scholarships is available at www.afrotc.com (http://
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
www.afrotc.com).
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
Registration and Credits
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
Air Force ROTC serves as free-elective credit in most departments.
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
Elective course credit toward your degree for AFROTC classes will be
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
determined by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to
Hour.
register for Air Force ROTC classes do so through the normal course
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
registration process at CSM. AFROTC classes begin with the AFGN
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
prefix. For more information about AFROTC, contact the Air Force ROTC
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
Unit Admissions Officer at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://www.colorado.edu/
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
afrotc), or the department on campus directly at 303-273-3380. The
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
department is located in the Military Science building on West Campus
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
Road. For information about CSM, call 303-273-3380.
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
Other AFROTC Programs
you for Field Training.
Other programs are frequently available based on current Air Force
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
needs. Contact a Det 105 representative at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://
Hour.
afrotc.colorado.edu).
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 33).
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
Aerospace Studies Minor
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
Air Force ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Aerospace Studies
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
must complete at least 20 hours of Aerospace Studies courses as
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
follows:
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
you for Field Training.
AFGN101
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
FORCE
AFGN102
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
FORCE
AFGN201
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5