Table of Contents
Petroleum Engineering .......................................................... 131
College of Applied Science and Engineering ............................... 138
Colorado School of Mines Bulletin ......................................................... 2
Chemical and Biological Engineering .................................... 138
Undergraduate ........................................................................................ 3
Chemistry .............................................................................. 148
Academic Calendar ................................................................................ 4
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering ................................ 157
Welcome ................................................................................................. 5
Physics .................................................................................. 168
Student Life ............................................................................................ 7
Additional Programs ..................................................................... 175
International Student Services ....................................................... 10
Aerospace Studies ................................................................ 175
Multicultural Engineering Program ................................................. 11
Military Science ..................................................................... 177
Office of International Programs/Study Abroad/International
Physical Education and Athletics .......................................... 180
Fellowships ..................................................................................... 11
Interdisciplinary Minors ....................................................................... 184
Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
Energy .......................................................................................... 184
......................................................................................................... 12
Humanitarian Engineering ............................................................ 185
Tuition, Fees, Financial Assistance, Housing & Dining Rates ............... 13
Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in Public Affairs ................. 186
College Opportunity Fund .............................................................. 15
Operations Research ................................................................... 200
Financial Aid and Scholarships ...................................................... 16
Space and Planetary Science and Engineering ........................... 200
Residence Halls ............................................................................. 18
Underground Construction & Tunneling ....................................... 201
State of Colorado Residency Qualifications ................................... 19
Special Programs ............................................................................... 203
Housing & Dining .................................................................................. 20
Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) Writing
Undergraduate Information ................................................................... 21
Center ........................................................................................... 204
Academic Regulations ................................................................... 24
Skills Building Courses ................................................................ 205
Admissions Procedures ................................................................. 27
Study Abroad ............................................................................... 206
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs ................. 29
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) .......................................... 207
Core Requirements ........................................................................ 31
Policies and Procedures ..................................................................... 208
General Information ....................................................................... 34
Directory of the School ....................................................................... 215
Good Standing, Honor Roll & Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
Board of Trustees ........................................................................ 215
Probation & Suspension ................................................................ 37
Emeritus Members of BOT .......................................................... 216
Grading System, Grade-Point Average (GPA), and Grade Appeals
......................................................................................................... 39
Administration Executive Staff ..................................................... 217
Minor Programs / Areas of Special Interest (ASI) .......................... 42
Emeriti .......................................................................................... 220
Undergraduate Degree Requirements ........................................... 44
Professors .................................................................................... 224
Undergraduate Programs and Departments ......................................... 46
Associate Professors ................................................................... 227
College of Engineering & Computational Sciences ........................ 46
Assistant Professors .................................................................... 230
Applied Mathematics & Statistics ............................................ 46
Teaching Professors .................................................................... 233
Civil and Environmental Engineering ....................................... 55
Teaching Associate Professor ..................................................... 234
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ........................ 64
Teaching Assistant Professors ..................................................... 236
Mechanical Engineering .......................................................... 76
Library Faculty ............................................................................. 237
College of Earth Resource Sciences ............................................. 83
Coaches/Athletics Faculty ............................................................ 238
Economics and Business ........................................................ 83
Index ................................................................................................... 239
Geology and Geological Engineering ...................................... 90
Geophysics ............................................................................ 100
Liberal Arts and International Studies ................................... 107
Mining Engineering ................................................................ 124

2 Colorado School of Mines Bulletin
Colorado School of
• The Mines student graduates with a strong sense of integrity,
intellectual curiosity, demonstrated ability to get a job done in
Mines Bulletin
collaborative environments, passion to achieve goals, and an
enhanced sense of responsibility to promote positive change in the
world.
2016-2017
• 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

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2016-2017
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This Bulletin is for your use as a source of continuing reference. Please
save it.
Published by Colorado School of Mines. 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO
80401.
Address correspondence to: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
80401
Main Telephone: 303-273-3000 Toll Free: 800-446-9488
Inquiries to Colorado School of Mines should be directed as follows:
Admissions: Kim Medina, Director of Admissions, admit@mines.edu
Student Life: Dan Fox, Vice President of Student Life
Financial Aid: Jill Robertson, Director of Financial Aid, finaid@mines.edu
Registrar: Lara Medley, Registrar, registrar@mines.edu
Academic Affairs: Tom Boyd, Interim Provost

4 Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar
Last Withdrawal - Continuing April 12
Wednesday
& Grad (13 weeks)
E-Days
April 13-16
Thursday - Saturday
Fall Semester 2016
Last Withdrawal - New
April 28
Friday
Freshmen & Transfers
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Classes End
May 4
Thursday
Confirmation Deadline
Aug. 19
Friday
Dead Week - No Exams
May 1-5
Monday - Friday
Faculty Conference
Aug. 19
Friday
Dead Day - No Academic
May 5
Friday
Classes Start (1)
Aug. 22
Monday
Activities
Graduate Student
Aug. 26
Friday
Final Exams
May 6, 8-11
Saturday, Monday -
Registration Deadline - Late
Thursday
Fee Applied After this Date
Semester Ends
May 12
Friday
Labor Day - Campus Closed Sep. 5
Monday
Commencement
May 12
Friday
Census Day
Sep. 6
Tuesday
Final Grades Due
May 15
Monday
Fall Break (not always
Oct. 17 & 18
Monday & Tuesday
Columbus Day)
Summer Sessions 2017
Midterm Grades Due
Oct. 17
Monday
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Last Withdrawal - Continuing Nov. 11
Friday
Students (12 wks)
Summer I Starts (6-week
May 15
Monday
session) (1)
Priority Registration for
Nov. 14-18
Monday - Friday
Spring Term
Summer I Census
May 19
Friday
Non-Class Day prior to
Nov. 23
Wednesday
Memorial Day - No Classes, May 29
Monday
Thanksgiving Break
Campus Closed
Thanksgiving Break -
Nov. 24-25
Thursday & Friday
Summer I Last Withdrawal - June 9
Friday
Campus Closed
All Students
Last Withdrawal - New
Dec. 2
Friday
Summer I Ends
June 23
Friday
Freshmen & Transfers
Summer I Grades Due
June 26
Monday
Classes End
Dec. 8
Thursday
Summer II Starts (6-week
June 26
Monday
Dead Week - no exams
Dec. 5-9
Monday - Friday
session) (1)
Dead Day - no academic
Dec. 9
Friday
Summer II Census
June 30
Friday
activities
Independence Day - No
July 4
Tuesday
Final Exams
Dec. 10, 12-15
Saturday, Monday -
Classes, Campus Closed
Thursday
Summer II Last Withdrawal - July 21
Friday
Semester Ends
Dec. 16
Friday
All Students
Commencement
Dec. 16
Friday
Summer II Ends (2)
Aug. 4
Friday
Final Grades Due
Dec. 19
Monday
Summer II Grades Due
Aug. 7
Monday
Winter Break
Dec. 19 - Jan 10
Summer Grades Available
Aug. 23
Wednesday
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Spring Semester 2017
1
Petitions for changes in tuition classification due in the Registrar's
Description
Date(s)
Day(s) of Week
Office for this term.
2
Confirmation Deadline
Jan. 9
Monday
PHGN courses end two weeks later on Thursday, August 17th.
Classes Start (1)
Jan. 10
Tuesday
Graduate Student
Jan. 13
Friday
Registration Deadline - Late
Fee Applied After this Date
Martin Luther King Day -
Jan. 16
Monday
Campus Closed
Census Day
Jan. 25
Wednesday
Non-Class Day - President's Feb. 20-21
Monday-Tuesday
Day (2 days)
Midterm Grades Due
Mar. 6
Monday
Spring Break
Mar. 27-31
Saturday - Sunday
Priority Registration
April 3-7
Monday - Friday
Summer/Fall

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

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MD 21202-4012 – telephone (410) 347-7700. Another, at the graduate
augmented by government and privately sponsored research, private gift
level, is the Master of International Political Economy of Resources. Such
support from alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends.
programs serve as models at CSM.
Colorado School of Mines Non-
While many of the programs at CSM are firmly grounded in tradition,
Discrimination Statement
they are all experiencing continual evolution and innovation. Recent
successes in integrating aspects of the curriculum have spurred similar
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Titles VI and
activity in other areas such as the geosciences. There, through the
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment
medium of computer visualization, geophysicists and geologists are in
of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
the process of creating a new emerging discipline. A similar development
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act
is occurring in geo-engineering through the integration of aspects of civil
of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Uniformed Services Employment
engineering, geology and mining. CSM has played a leadership role
and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Genetic Information
in this kind of innovation over the last decade. Many degree programs
Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Board of Trustees Policy 10.6, the
offer CSM undergraduate students the opportunity to begin work on a
Colorado School of Mines does not discriminate against individuals
Graduate Certificate, Professional Master’s Degree, or Master’s Degree
on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
while completing the requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree. These
expression, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military
combined Bachelors-Masters programs have been created by CSM
service, or genetic information in its administration of educational
faculty in those situations where they have deemed it academically
policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and
advantageous to treat BS and MS degree programs as a continuous and
loan programs; athletic or other school-administered programs; or
integrated process. These are accelerated programs that can be valuable
employment.
in fields of engineering and applied science where advanced education
in technology and/or management provides the opportunity to be on a
Inquiries, concerns, or complaints should be directed by subject content
fast track for advancement to leadership positions. These programs also
as follows:
can be valuable for students who want to get a head start on graduate
The Employment-related EEO and discrimination contact is:
education.
Location
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Golden, Colorado has been the home for CSM since its inception.
Golden, Colorado 80401
Located 20 minutes west of Denver, this community of 18,000 is located
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
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
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for employment
Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a major U.S.
is:
Geological Survey facility that also contains the National Earthquake
Ann Hix, Benefits Manager, Human Resources
Center, and the seat of Jefferson County. Golden once served as the
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
territorial capital of Colorado.
Golden, Colorado 80401
Accreditation
(Telephone: 303.273.3250)
Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning
The ADA Coordinator and the Section 504 Coordinator for students and
Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, 230 South
academic educational programs is:
LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413 – telephone
Katie Ludwin, Coordinator of Student Disability Services
(312) 263-0456. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the
Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111
Golden, Colorado 80401
Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone
(Telephone: 303.273.3377)
(410) 347-7700, accredits undergraduate degree programs in Chemical
Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
The Title IX Coordinator is:
Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental
Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering,
Karin Ranta-Curran, Assistant Director of HR for EEO and Equity
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mining
Guggenheim Hall, Room 110
Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The American Chemical Society
Golden, CO 80401
has approved the degree program in the Department of Chemistry and
(Telephone: 303.384.2558)
Geochemistry.
(E-Mail: krcurran@mines.edu)
Administration
The ADA Facilities Access Coordinator is:
General management of the School is vested by State statute in a Board
Gary Bowersock, Director of Facilities Management
of Trustees, consisting of seven members appointed by the governor.
1318 Maple Street
A non-voting student member is elected annually by the student body
Golden, Colorado 80401
and a non-voting faculty member is elected to serve a two-year term by
(Telephone: 303.273.3330)
the academic faculty. Financial support comes from student tuition and
fees and from the State through annual appropriations. These funds are

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

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

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Career, Planning, Advice, and Counseling
The Oredigger is the student newspaper, published weekly during the
school year. It contains news, features, sports, letters and editorials of
• “The Mines Strategy" a practical, user-friendly career manual with
interest to students, faculty, and the Golden community.
interview strategies, resume and cover letter examples, career
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;
Veterans Services
• Individual job search advice;
The Registrar’s Office provides veterans services for students
• Practice video-taped interviews;
attending the School and using educational benefits from the Veterans
• Job Search Workshops - successful company research, interviewing,
Administration.
resumes, business etiquette, networking skills;
• Salary and overall outcomes data;
Activities
• Information on applying to grad school;
Student Activities Office
• Career resource library.
The Office of Student Activities coordinates the various activities and
Job Resources and Events
student organizations on the Mines campus. Student government,
professional societies, living groups, honor societies, interest groups
• Career Day (Fall and Spring);
and special events add a balance to the academic side of the CSM
• Online and in-person job search assistance for internships, CO-OPs,
community. Participants take part in management training, event
and full-time entry-level job postings;
planning, and leadership development. To obtain an up-to-date listing of
• Virtual Career Fairs and special recruiting events;
the recognized campus organizations or more information about any of
• On-campus interviewing - industry and government representatives
these organizations, contact the Student Activities office.
visit the campus to interview students and explain employment
opportunities;
Student Government
• General employment board;
The Associated Students of Colorado School of Mines (ASCSM)
• Company research resource;
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
Through funds collected as student fees, ASCSM strives to ensure
and sign formal contracts with their company's representative to
a full social and academic life for all students with its organizations,
ensure the educational component of the work experience.
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
student body, enforces policies enacted by the student body, works to
All new students must have a Blaster Card made as soon as possible
integrate the various campus organizations, and promotes the ideals and
after they enroll. The Blaster Card office also issues RTD College
traditions of the School.
Passes, which allows students to ride RTD buses and light rail free of
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
The Blaster Card can be used for student meal plans, to check material
most Fridays throughout the academic year, events such as concerts,
out of the CSM Library, to access certain electronic doors, and may be
hypnotists, and one time specialty entertainment; discount tickets to
required to attend various CSM campus activities.
local sporting events, theater performances, and concerts, movie nights
bringing blockbuster movies to the Mines campus; and E-Days and
Student Publications
Homecoming.
Two student publications are published at CSM by the Associated
Students of CSM. Opportunities abound for students wishing to
Special Events
participate on the staffs. A Board of Student Publications acts in an
Engineering Days festivities are held each spring. The three day affair is
advisory capacity to the publications staffs and makes recommendations
organized entirely by students. Contests are held in drilling, hand-spiking,
on matters of policy.
mucking, and oil-field olympics to name a few. Additional events include
a huge fireworks display, the Ore-Cart Pull to the Colorado State Capitol,

10 International Student Services
the awarding of scholarships to outstanding Colorado high school seniors
and service. Each of the CSM honor societies recognizes different
and a concert.
achievements in our students.
Homecoming weekend is one of the high points of the year. Events
Special Interest Organizations - Special interest organizations meet
include a football rally and game, campus decorations, election of
the special and unique needs of the CSM student body by providing co-
Homecoming queen and beast, parade, burro race, and other contests.
curricular activities in specific areas.
International Day is planned and conducted by the International Student
International Student Organizations - The International Student
Council and the International Student and Scholar Services Office.
Organizations provide the opportunity to experience a little piece of a
It includes exhibits and programs designed to further the cause of
different culture while here at Mines, in addition to assisting the students
understanding among the countries of the world. The international dinner
from that culture adjust to the Mines campus.
and entertainment have come to be one of the campus social events of
the year.
Professional Societies - Professional Societies are generally student
chapters of the national professional societies. As a student chapter,
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Blue Key, is an all-school ski day held
the professional societies offer a chance for additional professional
each year at one of the nearby ski areas. In addition to skiing, there are
development outside the classroom through guest speakers, trips, and
also fun competitions (snowman contest, sled races, etc.) throughout the
interactive discussions about the current activities in the profession.
day.
Additionally, many of the organizations offer internship, fellowship and
scholarship opportunities.
Outdoor Recreation Program
Recreational Organizations - The recreation organizations provide the
The Outdoor Recreation Program is housed at the Student Recreation
opportunity for students with similar interests to participate as a group
Center. The Program teaches classes in outdoor activities; rents
in these recreational activities. Most of the recreational organizations
mountain bikes, climbing gear, backpacking and other equipment; and
compete on both the local and regional levels at tournaments throughout
sponsors day and weekend activities such as camping, snowshoeing,
the year.
rock climbing, and mountaineering.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
International Student Services
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-run organization
2016/2017
developed to coordinate and plan activities for students living in the
Residence Halls. Its membership is represented by students from each
The International Student & Scholar Services Office (ISSS) serves
residence hall floor. Officers are elected each fall for that academic
approximately 800 international students from 75 countries who attend
year. For more information, go to RHA (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-
Mines.
Residence-Hall-Association).
The ISSS provides the following services:
Student Organizations
• Admission of Undergraduate International Students
For a complete list of all currently registered student organizations,
• Advise on immigration regulations by individual appointment and
please visit the Student Activities office or website at http://
group seminars
studentactivities.mines.edu/.
• Prepare legal documents that allow international students to gain
work experience through a period of training
Social Fraternities and Sororities - There are seven national fraternities
and three national sororities active on the CSM campus. Fraternities and
• Provide forms required by international students and their
Sororities offer the unique opportunity of leadership, service to one’s
dependents to travel outside the US
community, and fellowship. Greeks are proud of the number of campus
• Process legal documents required for the admission of all
leaders, athletes and scholars that come from their ranks. Colorado
international students (including undergraduate, graduate, special,
School of Mines chapters are:
exchange, and visiting students)
• Organize orientation programs for entering international
• Alpha Phi
undergraduate, graduate and exchange students
• Alpha Tau Omega
• Advise various international student groups, such as International
• Beta Theta Pi
Student Council, Indonesian Student Association, Kuwait Student
• Kappa Sigma
Association and others
• Phi Gamma Delta
• Provide key pre-departure and arrival information for incoming
• Pi Beta Phi
students, their dependents and scholars.
• Sigma Alpha Epsilon
The ISSS also sponsors events and programs to help students adjust
• Sigma Kappa
to life in the US and at Mines, and provides counseling related to
• Sigma Nu
emergencies and unexpected immigration problems.
• Sigma Phi Epsilon

If you have questions about international student admissions, degree
Honor Societies - Honor societies recognize the outstanding
programs, billing, financial aid, or housing, please visit those specific
achievements of their members in the areas of scholarship, leadership,
CSM web pages. Please send other questions and comments about
international student life at CSM to bsamter@mines.edu.

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For more information see www.isss.mines.edu
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a non-
profit organization that exists for the advancement of Hispanic
Multicultural Engineering
engineering students to become professional engineers and scientists, to
increase the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engineering,
Program
and to develop and implement programs benefiting Hispanics seeking to
become engineers and scientists. Anyone interested in joining may do so.
2016-2017
SHPE is a national organization with student and professional chapters
in nearly 100 cities across the country. The organization is divided into
Multicultural Engineering Program
five regions. The SHPE organization is governed by a National Board of
Directors which includes representatives from all regions including two
The Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) is located at 1400 Maple
student representatives.
Street. MEP provides support that contributes to the recruitment,
retention and graduation of historically under-represented students.
For further information, contact:
MEP offers academic support, leadership opportunities, and professional
development through programming, tutoring, community outreach, and
Andrea Salazar Morgan, Director, Multicultural Engineering Program
cultural and social activities.
Colorado School of Mines
1400 Maple Street
Working through student professional societies-American Indian Science
Golden, CO 80401
and Engineering Society (AISES), National Society of Black Engineers
Phone: (303)273-3021
(NSBE), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
asalazar@mines.edu
(oSTEM), Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and the
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the Multicultural
Office of International Programs/
Engineering Program is a center for student, faculty and staff support,
and a place for students to become a community of scholars with
Study Abroad/International
common goals and objectives in a welcoming learning environment.
Fellowships
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a non-
profit national organization that represents American Indians and Alaskan
2016/2017
Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines.
The mission of AISES is to substantially increase the representation
The Office of International Programs (OIP) fosters and facilitates
of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and
international education, research and outreach at CSM. OIP is
other related technology disciplines. Through the quality and reach of
administered by the Office of Academic Affairs.
its programs and the longevity and devoted commitment of its “family,”
AISES is the undisputed leader in STEM opportunity in Indian Country.
OIP also advises students interested in applying for one or more of the
Members from over 200 tribal nations are represented within AISES, and
nationally competitive scholarships, such as Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill,
AISES enjoys the support and partnership of corporate, government,
Fulbright, or Mitchell and will work with individual students to prepare
academic, and tribal decision-makers.
competitive application packages.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit
OIP is located in the Ben Parker Student Center, Suite E110. For
organization managed by students. It was founded to promote the
more specific information about study abroad and other international
recruitment, retention and successful graduation of Black and other
programs, contact OIP at 303 384-2121 or visit the OIP web page (http://
under-represented groups in the field of engineering. NSBE operates
OIP.mines.edu).
through a university-based structure coordinated through regional zones,
The office works with the departments and divisions of the School to:
and administered by the National Executive Board. The local chapters,
which are the center of NSBE activity, create and conduct projects in
1. Help develop and facilitate study abroad opportunities for CSM
the areas of pre-college student interaction, university academic support
students while serving as an informational and advising resource for
mechanisms and career guidance programs. “We instill pride and add
them;
value to our members which causes them to want to give back to NSBE
2. Assist in attracting new international students to CSM;
in order to produce a continuum of success.”
3. Serve as a resource for faculty and scholars of the CSM community,
Out in Science, Engineering, Technology & Mathematics (oSTEM)
promoting faculty exchanges, faculty-developed overseas learning
is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for
opportunities, and the pursuit of collaborative international research
LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields. Originally established at Mines
activities;
in 1997, and formally Sigma Lambda.
4. Foster international outreach and technology transfer programs;
5. Facilitate arrangements for official international visitors to CSM; and
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) The Colorado
6. In general, helps promote the internationalization of CSM’s curricular
School of Mines student chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and
programs and activities.
Engineers is dedicated to the enhancement of Asian Pacific Americans
in the engineering and scientific community. We strive to develop
OIP promotes and coordinates the submission of Fulbright, Rhodes,
leaders who are educated in issues facing both Asian and non-Asian
Churchill, Goldwater, Morris K. Udall and Marshall Scholarship programs
communities and promote the academic and professional success of our
on campus.
members. Our goal is to erase ignorance and maintain equality through
empowerment and positive community impact.

12 Office of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (WISEM)
http://inside.mines.edu/OIP-home
Office of Women in Science,
Engineering and Mathematics
(WISEM)
2016-2017
The WISEM office in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is located at
1710 Illinois Street. The mission of WISEM is to enhance opportunities
for women in science and engineering careers, to increase retention of
women at CSM, and to promote equity and diversity in higher education.
The office sponsors programs and services for the CSM community
regarding gender and equity issues, and produces the Chevron Lecture
Series.
For further information, contact:
Stephanie Berry
Director of the Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Program
Colorado School of Mines
1710 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1869
Phone (303) 273-3146
E-Mail stberry@mines.edu

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Tuition, Fees, Financial
• The student’s delinquency may be reported to national credit
bureaus.
Assistance, Housing &
Late Payment Penalties
Dining Rates
A penalty will be assessed against a student if payment is not received
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
2016-2017
by the sixth week of class, the student may be officially withdrawn from
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
The official tuition and approved charges for the 2016-2017
reasonable costs of collection.
academic year will be available prior to the start of the
Refunds
2016-20167academic 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:
2016-2017 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
2016-2017 academic year.
the term of enrollment, as determined by the Registrar, tuition and
Please note that in all instances, the costs to collect fees are not
fees will be adjusted to the new course level without penalty.
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
the same guidelines as payment of tuition and fees. Rates below are
• Within the 7 calendar days following the end of the add/drop period,
in effect for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. For more information, go to
60 percent reduction in charges.
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.
Payment Information
• After that period, no reduction of charges will be made.
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
1200 16th Street 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.
Financial Responsibility
PLEASE NOTE: Students receiving federal financial aid under the Title IV
programs may have a different refund determined as required by federal
It is important for students to recognize their financial responsibilities
law or regulations.
when registering for classes at the school. If students do not fulfill their
financial obligations by published deadlines:
Late Fee for Application to Graduate after
Stated Deadlines - $250 Beginning Fall 2016
• Late payment penalties will accrue on any outstanding balance.
• Transcripts will not be issued.
Undergraduates:
• Past due accounts will be turned over to Colorado Central Collection
The deadline to apply to graduate and participate in commencement is
Services in accordance with Colorado law.
the first day of class of the term in which the student intends to graduate/
• Collection costs will be added to a student’s account.
participate.

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

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

16 Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid and Scholarships
performance at CSM, particularly in their major field of study, and on
financial need.
2016/2017
Alumni Association Grants are awarded to students who are children of
alumni who have been active in the CSM Alumni Association for the two
Undergraduate Student Financial
years prior to the student’s enrollment. The one-year grants carry a value
Assistance
of $1,000. The students may also receive a senior award, based on their
academic scholarship, and the availability of funds.
The role of the CSM Financial Assistance Program is to enable
students to enroll and complete their educations, regardless of
Engineers’ Day Scholarships are available to Colorado residents.
their financial circumstances. In fulfilling this role, the Office of
Based on high school records, an essay, and other information, a CSM
Financial Aid administered over $42.8 million in total assistance in
Student Government committee selects students for these four-year
2014-2015, including over $25.2 million in grants and scholarships.
awards.
Additional information may be found at the CSM financial aid web site,
finaid.mines.edu.
Athletic scholarships may be awarded to promising student-athletes in
seventeen men’s and women’s sports. The scholarships are renewable
Applying for Assistance
for up to three years, based on the recommendation of the Athletics
Department.
The CSM Application for Admission serves as the application for CSM
merit-based scholarships for new students (except for the Engineers'
Army ROTC scholarships are available from CSM and the U.S. Army
Days Scholarship which is an essay contest run by a student government
for outstanding young men and women who are interested in a military
committee, and the Athletic and Military Science Departments
career. The one, two, three, and four-year scholarships can provide up to
which have their own application procedures for their scholarships).
full tuition and fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend for personal
Continuing students may be recommended by their major department
expenses. The CSM Military Science Department assists students in
for scholarships designated for students from that department. To apply
applying for these scholarships.
for need-based CSM, federal and Colorado assistance, students should
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
U.S. Navy Scholarships through the Civil Engineering Program, Nuclear
Power Officer Program, and Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program
Once evaluated, a financial aid award notification will be sent to the
are also available to CSM students. The local Navy Recruiting District
student. New students are sent a paper award letter beginning in early
Office provides information about these scholarships.
March. Continuing students are notified in mid May via their Mines email.
U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships are available from CSM and the
Types of Financial Assistance
U.S. Air Force. The three and four year scholarships can provide up to
full tuition, fees, a book allowance, and a stipend. Further information is
Need-based assistance will typically include grants, part-time
available through the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University
employment, and student loans. Grants are provided by CSM, by
of Colorado Boulder (the official home base for the CSM detachment).
the State of Colorado (Colorado State Grants), and by the federal
government (Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity
In addition to scholarships through CSM, many students receive
Grants).
scholarships from their hometown civic, religious or other organizations.
All students are urged to contact organizations with which they or their
Work Study funds also come from CSM, Colorado and the federal
parents are affiliated to investigate such scholarships. The Financial Aid
government. Students work between 8 and 10 hours a week, and
Office reserves the right, unless otherwise instructed by the student, to
typically earn between $500 to $1,500 to help pay for books, travel, and
release the student’s information to scholarship providers for the purpose
other personal expenses.
of assisting students in obtaining scholarships.
Student Loans may be offered from two federal programs: the Perkins
Financial Aid Policies
Student Loan, or the Federal Direct Student Loan.
General
Supplemental student loans may also be offered through private bank
loan programs.
CSM students requesting or receiving financial assistance sponsored
by the U.S. Government, the State of Colorado, or the Colorado School
The Alumni Association of CSM administers a loan program designed
of Mines are required to report to the CSM Financial Aid Office all
to assist juniors and seniors who have exhausted their other sources
financial assistance offered or received from all sources including CSM
of funds. These are short term loans which require repayment within
immediately upon receipt or notification of such assistance. For the
three years after graduation, and have been made available through the
purpose of this paragraph, “financial assistance” shall include, but not
contributions of CSM alumni.
be limited to, grants, scholarships, fellowships, or loans funded by public
or private sources, as well as all income not considered taxable income
Merit-based assistance is offered to recognize students for their
by the Internal Revenue Service. Upon receipt of this information, CSM
achievements. Academic awards to new freshmen students are made
shall evaluate, and may adjust any financial assistance provided to the
on the basis of their high school GPA and SAT or ACT composite test
student from CSM, Colorado, or federal funds. No student shall receive
scores. New transfer students who are seeking their first degree may be
financial assistance from CSM if such student’s total assistance from all
eligible for a merit award if they belong to Phi Theta Kappa. Continuing
sources exceeds the total cost of the student’s education at CSM. For the
students can receive departmental scholarships based on their academic
purpose of this paragraph, the “total cost of education” shall be defined

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

18 Residence Halls
Residence Halls
Apartment Housing (Monthly Rate)
Family Housing 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
$1000
Room Type
Rate
Single Student Apartments at Mines Park
Double/Triple Room
$5,362
Rates includes $2 per month Community Development fee per resident
Single Room
$6,668
# of Bedrooms
Rate
Temporary Triple
$4,288
1 Bedroom
$913
Weaver Towers/ Maple / Elm Halls
2 Bedroom
$1,200
3 Bedroom
$1,644
Room Type
Rate
Double Room
$6,554
*
Mines Park resident pays gas and electric utilities. CSM provides
free wireless and wired internet, basic expanded cable, water, sewer,
Single Room
$7,570
public electric, unlimited laundry, and Mines Park parking permit.
Temporary Triple
$5,244
Housing Application
Campus-Owned Fraternity & Sorority Houses
Information and application for residence hall space is included in the
Fraternity/Sorority House
Rate
packet offering admission to the student. Colorado School of Mines has a
Alpha Phi Sorority
$5,730
First Year Residency Requirement (http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/
FIJI Fraternity
$5,730
studentLife/ResidenceLife/First-year%20residency%20requirement.pdf).
Pi Phi Sorority
$5,730
All housing assignments are based on the date of the enrollment deposit
with Admissions.
Sigma Kappa Sorority
$5,730
All CSM-owned Fraternity and
$90 / week
After the first year, upperclass students may apply for the limited number
Sorority Houses - Summer
of spots on the upperclass/trasnfer student floors in the residence
halls. Residence LIfe encourages upperclass students to apply for the
Meal Plans
residence halls (http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Residence-Halls) along
with the Apartments at Mines Park (http://inside.mines.edu/Apartments-
() indicates commuter meal plans available:
at-Mines-Park). Additionally, students associated with Greek Housing
Meal Plan
Rate
may apply for housing through Residence Life in partnership with Greek
Life(Student Activities). The submission of a room application for all
Marble (Gold): Unlimited meals in
$2,618 per semester
housing areas can be done in Trailhead (https://trailhead.mines.edu/cp/
Slate Cafe + $100 Munch Money
home/displaylogin).
per semester
Quartz (Blue): 14 meals/week +
$2,556 per semester
Contracts are issued for the full academic year and no cancellation
$200 Munch Money per semester
will be accepted after an agreement has been done, except for those
Granite (Bronze): 160 meals/
$2,401 per semester
who decide not to attend CSM. Those contracts separately issued only
semester + $250 Munch Money per
for entering students second semester may be cancelled no later than
semester
December 1. After that date no cancellation will be accepted except for
Agate (commuter only): 30 meals
$290 per block purchased
those who decide not to attend CSM.
per plan at Mines Market. Meals roll
over from Fall to Spring semester.
$120 in Munch Money per plan.
Munch Money ends at the end of
each semester and does not carry
over to the next semester. You
may purchase multiple Agate plans
throughout the semester.
Summer Session Residence Hall Housing
(Weekly Rate)
Room Type
Rate
Double Room
$90/Week
Single Room
$140/week

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

20 Housing & Dining
Housing & Dining
Elm Hall. Additional retail dining facilities, including The Periodic Table
(featuring Starbucks, WOW Café, and Habañeros) in the Student Center,
Subway in the Student Recreation Center, coffee shop in Brown Hall, and
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Einstein Bros. Bagels in CTLM take student meal plans, as well as cash
or credit card. Residence hall students are required to maintain a resident
Residence Halls (http://inside.mines.edu/
meal plan. Students not living in a residence hall may purchase any one
of several commuter meal plans which best meets their individual needs.
Residence-Life)
Dining options are limited during breaks (Thanksgiving, Fall, Winter and
Residence hall living is an integral part of the Colorado School of Mines
Spring Break). For more information and hours, go to Mines Dining (http://
experience, although no students are required to live on campus.
inside.mines.edu/CampusDining).
The “Traditional” residence halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford and
For rates, please see the Residential Meal Plans (https://
Randall halls) house about 380 students in mostly double rooms with a
minesdining.sodexomyway.com/dining-plans) page.
community style restroom/shower facility on each floor. Weaver Towers
has living space for 230 students in suites with single and double rooms,
Apartment Housing (http://
a common living area, and two single restroom/shower facilities. There
are a limited number of single rooms available. Weaver Towers features
inside.mines.edu/Apartments-at-Mines-Park)
seven or eight person suites with each suite containing both single
The Mines Park apartment complex is located west of the 6th Avenue
and double bedrooms, a living/study room and two bathrooms. Maple
and 19th Street intersection on 55 acres owned by Mines. The complex
Hall is our 290-bed facility that houses 2- and 4-person suites, with
houses upperclass undergraduate students, graduate students, and
single and double bedrooms and a private bathroom in each suite. Five
families. Residents must be full-time students. Additionally, residents are
social lounges, nine study rooms, community kitchen and activity room,
provided with student and professional staff that live within the community
central living room with fireplace, music practice room, student storage
for any assistance, advice, support, and community building.
and workshop space, laundry facilities, vending, mailroom, and desk
assistant services are available to all residents of Maple Hall. Elm Hall is
Units are complete with refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, cable
a neighborhood style facility offering space for 205 students in single and
television, wired and wireless internet connections, and an optional
double bedrooms with community bathrooms that offer private options
campus phone line for an additional fee. There are two community
on each floor. Located across the street from Maple Hall, Elm Hall offers
centers which contain the laundry facilities, recreational and study space,
four social lounges, three study rooms, courtesy phones on each floor,
and meeting rooms. For more information or to apply for apartment
creativity and design workshop, community kitchen and laundry rooms on
housing , go to the Apartment Housing website (http://inside.mines.edu/
each floor, central social lounge, and rent-able indoor bike and storage
Apartments-at-Mines-Park). Additionally, the Apartment Housing office is
units.
located within Community Center 2 for any additional assistance you may
need.
All residence hall spaces are equipped with a bed, desk, chair, dresser
and closet for each student, as well as wired and wireless internet
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Housing Rates (http://
connections. Television services are included. The student is responsible
inside.mines.edu/RSL-Room-Board-Rates) page.
for damage to the room or furnishings. Colorado School of Mines
assumes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal belongings, and
Fraternities, Sororities
residents are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.
Any non-freshman student who is a member of one of the national Greek
Additionally, Residence Life offers students an option to live and learn
organizations on campus is eligible to live in Fraternity or Sorority housing
within a theme learning community that is a partnership between
after their freshman year. Several of the Greek Houses are owned and
Residence Life, administrative departments, and faculty across
operated by the School, while the remaining houses are owned and
campus. Theme Learning Communities consists of intentionally
operated by the organizations. All full time, undergraduate students are
designed living experiences centered around a variety of educational,
eligible to join these organizations. For information, go to Greek Life
cultural, organizational, and personal interests. These communities
(http://studentactivities.mines.edu/greeklife).
allow students with common interests and pursuits to live together
and support each other through planned activities and informal
Off-Campus Housing
interactions. Communities include Adventure Leadership Community
Click here for Off-Campus Housing Resources (http://inside.mines.edu/
(Outdoor Recreation), Oredigger Leadership Community, Visual and
Off-Campus-Housing-Resources).
Performing Arts, Athleticism and Wellness, Nucleus Scholars, First
Year Honors Experience, and Engineering Grand Challenges. For more
information, please see the Theme Learning Community Webpage (http://
inside.mines.edu/RSL-Theme-Housing).
For all Housing & Dining rates, please see the Housing Rates (http://
inside.mines.edu/RSL-Room-Board-Rates) page.
Mines Dining (http://inside.mines.edu/
CampusDining)
Mines Dining operates a main dining hall and four retail dining facilities
on campus. Mines Market features all-you-care-to-eat dining, adjacent to

Colorado School of Mines 21
Undergraduate
2. An applicant should rank in the upper quartile of their graduating
class. Consideration will be given to applicants below this level
Information
on evidence of strong motivation, superior test scores, and
recommendation from principal or counselor.
3. The following 17 units of secondary school work must be completed
2016-2017
upon graduation from high school:
Algebra
2.0
Undergraduate Bulletin
Geometry
1.0
Advanced Mathematics (including Trigonometry)
1.0
It is the responsibility of the student to become informed and to observe
all regulations and procedures required by the program the student is
English
4.0
pursuing. Ignorance of a rule does not constitute a basis for waiving
History or Social Studies
3.0
that rule. The Undergraduate Bulletin, current at the time of the
Academic Elective
2.0
student's most recent admission, gives the academic requirements the
Laboratory Science
3.0
student must meet to graduate. However, a student can change to the
Foreign Language
1.0
requirements in a later Bulletin published while the student is enrolled as
an undergraduate. Changes to administrative policies and procedures
Total Semester Hrs
17.0
become effective for all students as soon as the campus community
One unit of laboratory science must be either chemistry or physics.
is notified of the changes. The Undergraduate Bulletin is available to
The second and third units may be chemistry, physics, biology,
students in electronic format. Electronic versions of the Undergraduate
zoology, botany, geology, etc. with laboratory. Both physics and
Bulletin may be updated more frequently to reflect changes approved
chemistry are recommended for two of the three required units.
by, and communicated to, the campus community. As such, students are
General Science is not acceptable as a science unit, however it is
encouraged to refer to the most recently available electronic version of
acceptable as an academic elective unit.
the Undergraduate Bulletin. This version is available at the CSM website.
The electronic version of the Undergraduate Bulletin is considered the
4. The 2 units of academic electives (social studies, mathematics,
official version of this document. In case of disagreement between the
English, science, or foreign language) must be acceptable to the
electronic and print versions (if available), the electronic version will take
applicant’s high school to meet graduation requirements. For
precedence.
applicants submitting GED Equivalency Diplomas, these units may be
completed by the GED test.
Admission Requirements
5. Applicants from the United States and Canada are required to submit
the scores of either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College
Colorado School of Mines seeks to admit a diverse and dynamic
Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT)
student population representative of the state of Colorado, the nation
battery. Applications for either the SAT or ACT may be obtained by
and beyond. CSM admits students who have demonstrated the ability
consulting with one's high school counselor, or by contacting:
to accomplish classroom and laboratory work and benefit from our
programs. The decision to admit a student is based on our confidence in
Educational Testing Service
one's ability to earn a degree at CSM. Criteria considered in evaluating
P.O. Box 592
students include:
Princeton, NJ 08541 (for the SAT)
1. pattern of course work in high school or college,
or to the: American College Testing Program
2. grades earned in those courses,
P.O. Box 168
3. ACT or SAT test scores,
Iowa City, IA 52243 (for the ACT)
4. rank in class, and
You may also register online at www.collegeboard.com (http://
5. other available test scores.
www.collegeboard.com) (SAT) and www.act.org (http://www.act.org)
(ACT).
No single criterion for admission is used; however, the most important
factor generally is the academic record and rigor in high school or
Transfer Students
college.
Admission is competitive. An applicant to CSM is considered to be
The admission requirements below are minimum requirements for
a transfer student if he or she has enrolled in coursework at another
consideration and may change after a catalog has been finalized.
college after graduating from high school. The minimum requirements for
Admission is competitive and not guaranteed. The Board of Trustees,
admission consideration for all transfer students are as follows:
CSM governing board, reserves the right to deviate from published
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. A transcript of the applicant’s high school record is
Freshmen
required. ACT or SAT test scores are not required if the student has
completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college credit.
Admission is competitive. The minimum requirements for admission
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.

22 Undergraduate Information
3. An applicant who cannot re-enroll at the institution from which he or
TOEFL/English Proficiency
she wishes to transfer, or from any previously attended institution
Student applicants whose primarily language is not English, must prove
because of scholastic record or other reason will be evaluated on a
proficiency in the English language by achieving one of the following:
case-by-case basis.
4. Completed or "in progress" college courses which meet CSM
1. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 on
graduation requirements are eligible for transfer credit if the institution
the paper-based test, or a score of 79 on the internet Based TOEFL
is regionally accredited, and the course is not remedial or
(iBT).
vocational, and the grade earned is a "C" or better. For more
Subject
Internet TOEFL
Paper TOEFL
information see: http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/
(iBT)
(PBT)
undergraduateinformation/academicregulations/
Reading
20
54
Former Students
Writing
17
55
Listening
21
55
The minimum admission requirements for those students who have
Speaking
21
N/A
previously attended CSM are as follows:
Total
79
550
1. Any student who has attended another college or university since last
enrolling at CSM must re-apply for admission through the Admissions
2. An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score of
Office.
6.5, with no band below a 6.0.
2. Any student who did not complete the semester immediately
3. Pearson Test of English/PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 53
preceding the beginning of the period for which he or she wishes to
with no communicative skills score below 50.
enroll must be re-admitted to CSM by the Admissions Office.
4. Transferable credit from an accredited US institution of higher
3. A former student, returning after a period of suspension, must apply
education equivalent to 30 credits or more including 6 credits of
for admission to the Admissions Office and must furnish an approval
freshman English composition at a U.S. college or university with a
for such re-enrollment from the Readmissions Committee of Colorado
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
School of Mines. Appropriate forms to apply for admission may
The above English Proficiency requirement applies to students currently
be obtained from the Admissions Office. Official transcripts for all
studying in the United States and for students outside the country.
coursework completed while away from Mines must be submitted to
the Registrar's Office for review of transferability of the credit.
Advanced Credit for International Evaluation
Exchange Students
The following methods are used by Colorado School of Mines to validate
the awarding of advanced standing credit for international students who
All students participating in the CSM Exchange Program (coming to CSM
have completed work in their home countries at the postsecondary level:
and CSM students going abroad) must be enrolled in a minimum of 15
semester credit hours at CSM or the foreign exchange university.
1. Credit is granted based upon recommendation by recognized
academic publications, primarily provided by the American
International Students
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
2. Courses are evaluated by a comparable credit-granting department at
For purposes of admission, international applicants are students in a non-
Colorado School of Mines.
immigrant status who are not U.S. citizens or do not have approved and
finalized U.S. permanent residence, refugee status or political asylum.
Enrollment Requirement - English Language
International students usually need an F1 or J1 visa to study in the United
States.
All new students whose primary language is not English must
demonstrate English Language proficiency before enrolling for the first
Generally, international applicants seeking admission to Colorado School
time at the university. This requirement applies to international and non-
of Mines must meet the same academic standards for admission as
international, permanent residents, immigrants, transfer and non-transfer
those required of American applicants. Admission is competitive. There
students alike.
are wide variations, however, between educational systems throughout
the world that make exact comparisons of educational standards
Enrollment Requirement - All Admitted
difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior
Students
academic work, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as
evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved) and proof of
All admissions are ultimately contingent upon successful completion
English proficiency. After admission but prior to enrollment, certification of
and submission of final transcripts reflecting academic achievement
adequate financial resources is required.
similar to assessment at the time of admission. Students are expected
to continue to prepare at a similar level of academic rigor, and with
International applicants must submit a completed international application
similar or better results as the enrollment date approaches. If final
form; a $50 nonrefundable international document processing fee;
transcripts/documents are received that reflect information different from
translated secondary schooling records, and/or a credentials evaluation
the admission assessment, Colorado School of Mines reserves the right
report; notarized affidavit of financial sponsorship; and when applicable,
to review the admission offer again, and to take appropriate action. This
translated college transcripts.
may include a change in conditions or terms of admission, or a rescission
of the admission offer.

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

24 Academic Regulations
Academic Regulations
New Transfer Students
Upon matriculation, a transfer student will receive the prescribed
2016-2017
academic credit for courses taken at another institution if these courses
are listed in a current articulation agreement and transfer guide between
Deficiencies
CSM and that institution. When an articulation agreement does not
exist with another institution, the transfer student may receive credit
The curricula at Colorado School of Mines have been especially designed
for a course taken at another institution upon receipt of a certified copy
so that the course work flows naturally from course to course and year to
of the student’s official transcript from the host institution, subject to
year. Thus, it is important that deficiencies in lower numbered courses be
review by the appropriate CSM department head or designate to ensure
scheduled in preference to more advanced work.
course equivalency. Course materials, such as syllabi, exams, and notes
Prerequisites
may be requested for evaluation. Credits earned more than 10 years in
advance of admission will not transfer.
It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that the proper
prerequisites for all courses have been met. Registration in a course
Continuing Students
without the necessary prerequisite may result in dismissal from the class
Students who are currently enrolled at CSM may transfer credit in
or a grade of F (Failed) in the course.
required courses only in extenuating circumstances, upon the advance
Remediation
approval of the Registrar, the department head of the appropriate course,
and the department head of the student’s option/major. Upon return,
The Colorado Department of Higher Education specifies a remedial
credit will be received subject to review by the Registrar. Physics courses
programs policy in which any first-time freshmen admitted to public
are subject to post-approval from the department. Forms for this purpose
institutions of higher education in Colorado with ACT (or equivalent)
are available in the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Transfer-
scores of less than 18 in reading or English, or less than 19 in
Credit-Approvals), and the process is reviewed periodically by the Office
mathematics, are required to participate in remedial studies. At the
of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA).
Colorado School of Mines, these remedial studies will be conducted
through required tutoring in Nature and Human Values for reading and
Returning Students
writing, and Calculus for Scientists and Engineers I for mathematics, and
Students who have matriculated at CSM, withdrawn, applied for
the consequent achievement of a grade of C or better.
readmission and wish to transfer in credit taken at an institution while
they were absent from CSM, must obtain approval, upon return, of the
Transfer Credit
department head of the appropriate course, the department head of the
In all cases, requests for transfer credit are processed by the Registrar.
student’s option/major, and the Registrar.
Credits must be submitted on an official transcript from a regionally
Prior Learning Credit
accredited institution or if the institution is international, credit is only
considered from institutions that are recognized by the Ministry of
Colorado school of Mines makes no promises to prospective students
Education or other official accrediting or recognition body in the country
regarding the acceptance of credit awarded by examination, credit
of origin. Credits must be academic in nature. Military, Vocational, CLEP,
for prior learning, or credit for transfer until these credits have been
DSST, and theological credit is not accepted. No credit is granted for
evaluated for applicability to a degree program. If prior learning credits
internships, co-ops, practicums, life experience courses, Independent
are approved by Mines, up to a maximum of 56.0 semester hours of prior
Study, precalculus courses below Calculus I such as trigonometry and
learning credit may be applied to an undergraduate degree based on
geometry, and non-calculus based general/introductory Physics courses.
course applicability for that degree.
Only courses completed with grades of "C" or better will be considered for
Advanced Placement (AP) and International
acceptance. Credit that is recorded as “pass” “satisfactory” or “credit” at
Baccalaureate (IB)
institutions that do not equate this classification to a C or better grade will
not transfer.
Course work completed for select subjects under the Advanced
Placement Program in a high school may be accepted for college credit
Departments may stipulate a higher minimum grade.
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade is either a 5,
Credit Conversion
4, or 3 depending on the exam. See http://inside.mines.edu/Advanced-
Placement-Credit for specific information.
Quarter credits are converted to semester credits upon transfer. This is
done by multiplying the quarter credits by 0.67 (i.e. 4 quarter credits x
Course work completed for select subjects under the International
0.67 = 2.6 semester credits).
Baccalaureate Program in high school may be accepted for college credit
provided that the International Baccalaureate Program Exam grade in
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits are
a 4, 5, 6, or 7 on selected standard and higher level exams. In some
converted to semester credits by multiplying ECTS credits by 0.5 (i.e. 2
cases, departmental approval is required before credit is granted. More
ECTS x 0.5 = 1 semester credit),
information on which subjects are accepted can be found on the web
at http://inside.mines.edu/International-Baccalaureate-Credit.
Other international credits are converted to the U.S. semester based
system according to national standards set by AACRAO International
Challenge Exams
Education Services.
Qualified students may complete challenge exams to test out of and
receive credit for the following foundational Core courses at Mines.

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Faculty in each department determine a student's eligibility for sitting for
student will complete the substitution form and turn it in to the Registrar's
the exams and communicate eligibility requirements to the Registrar for
Office to be placed in the academic file.
the purposes of communication with the new incoming eligible students.
Course Withdrawals, Additions and Drops
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
Courses may be added or dropped without fee or penalty during the first
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
11 school days of a regular academic term (first 4 school days of a 6-
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
3.0
week field course or the first 6 school days of the 8-week summer term).
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
I
Continuing students may withdraw from any course after the eleventh
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
day of classes through the twelfth week for any reason with a grade of
II
W. After the twelfth week, no withdrawals are permitted except in cases
of withdrawal from school or for extenuating circumstances under the
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Registrar.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
4.5
A grade of F will be given in courses which are withdrawn from after the
OPTICS
deadline without approval.
Incoming students in their first two semesters at CSM may be eligible for
Freshmen and transfer students in their first and second semesters are
challenge exams based on AP scores or other factors as determined by
permitted to withdraw from courses through the Friday prior to the last
the department offering the exam.
week of classes.
Challenge exams are provided at the department’s option and discretion.
All adds/drops are initiated in the Registrar’s Office. To withdraw from
Departments are not required to provide exams for all introductory and
a course (with a “W”) a student must obtain the appropriate form from
foundational Core courses.
the Registrar’s office, have it signed by the instructor and signed by the
student’s advisor to indicate acknowledgment of the student’s action,
Students must pass the challenge exam with the equivalent of a “C”
and return it to the Registrar’s Office by close of business on the last day
grade or better as determined by the department in order to earn credit
that a withdrawal is authorized. Acknowledgment (by signature) by the
for the course. Passed exams are recorded as CSM transfer credit with
division/department is required in only 2 cases:
a grade of “T”. Challenge exams do not affect the student’s grade point
average at CSM.
1. when a course is added after the 11th day of the semester and
Departments provide information about students who have passed
2. when the Registrar has approved, for extenuating circumstances, a
exams to the Registrar’s Office prior to Census Day in order to make
withdrawal after the last date specified (a “late withdrawal”).
necessary adjustments to the student’s schedule.
Approval of a late withdrawal can be given by the Registrar acting on
Challenge exam credit may not be awarded if it is a repeat of already
behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs in accordance with CSM’s refund
earned college-level credit.
policy, and in compliance with federal regulations.
Students will not be charged tuition but CSM reserves the right to charge
A $5.00 fee will be charged for any change in class schedule after the
an administrative fee to take an exam. No fees are required at this time.
first 11 days of class, except in cases beyond the student’s control or
withdrawal from school.
Additional details about these exams can be found on the relevant
department's website.
Independent Study
Military and EPICs
For each semester credit hour awarded for independent study a student
is expected to invest approximately 25 hours of effort in the educational
Students with experience in the military who have a DD214 showing a
activity involved. To register for independent study, a student should get
general or honorable discharge will receive a total of two credit hours
from the Registrar’s Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Independent-Study-
in PAGN101, PAGN102, and two semesters of PAGN2XX. This will
Registration) the form provided for that purpose, have it completed by the
complete the Physical Activity requirements for the undergraduate
instructor involved and the appropriate department/ division head, and
degree.
return it to the Registrar’s Office.
Credit will not be granted for College Level General Educational
Off-Campus Study
Development (GED) Tests, United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI)
courses, American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations,
A student must enroll in an official CSM course for any period of off-
or courses completed at any United States armed services, with the
campus, course-related study, whether U.S. or foreign, including faculty-
exception of the military academies and schools with full accreditation by
led short courses, study abroad, or any off-campus trip sponsored by
a regional accrediting body. No credit is granted for technical or military
CSM or led by a CSM faculty member. The registration must occur in
programs earned through the Community College of the Air Force or for
the same term that the off-campus study takes place. In addition, the
any course listed on the Joint Service Transcript (JST).
student must complete the necessary release, waiver, and emergency
contact forms, transfer credit pre-approvals, and FERPA release, and
Students who have technical experience outside of the classroom may
provide adequate proof of current health insurance prior to departure. For
be eligible to substitute a different technical elective course in place of
additional information concerning study abroad requirements, contact the
EPIC251. In order to pursue this course of action, the student must
Office of International Programs (http://oip.mines.edu) at (303) 384-2121;
provide information and materials describing the experience and how it
for other information, contact the Registrar’s Office.
applies to the program to the EPICs program director. If approved, the

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

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Admissions Procedures
Transfer by Review
Undergraduate students at another college or university who wish to
2016/2017
transfer to CSM should apply online at www.mines.edu.
All Applicants
A transfer student should apply for admission at the beginning of
the final semester of attendance at his or her present college. The
Documents received by CSM in connection with applications for
application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed application
admission or transfer of credit will not be duplicated, returned to the
form and application fee, official final high school transcript (or GED),
applicant, or forwarded to any agency or any other institution.
transcripts from each university or college attended, and a list of courses
in progress. The Admissions Office will then notify the student of his or
A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is required from all applicants.
her admission status. Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of
Applications for undergraduate study cannot be accepted later than
current courses in progress and submission of a final, official transcript(s).
21 days prior to the date of registration confirmation for any academic
semester or summer session. Admission for any semester or term may
Advanced Placement, International
close whenever CSM’s budgeted number of students has been met.
Baccalaureate, and A-Levels
High School Students
Course work completed for select subjects under the Advanced
Placement Program in high school may be accepted for college credit
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.mines.edu. Questions
provided that the Advanced Placement Program Test grade meets
can be directed to the Admissions Office via e-mail: admit@mines.edu; or
currently evaluated outcomes. Advanced Placement credit is evaluated
via postal mail:
by Mines faculty every two years and credit will be transferred upon
receipt of official test scores. See current Advanced Placement test
Admissions Office
score requirements for transfer credit at: http://inside.mines.edu/
Colorado School of Mines
advanced_credit.
1812 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401
Course work completed for select subjects under the International
Baccalaureate Program in high school may be accepted for college
A student may apply for admission any time after completing the 11th
credit provided that the International Baccalaureate Program Exam grade
grade. The application will be evaluated upon receipt of the completed
meets currently evaluated outcomes. International Baccalaureate credit is
application form, a high school transcript showing courses completed,
evaluated by Mines faculty every two years and credit will be transferred
courses remaining to be completed, ranking in class, other pertinent data,
upon receipt of official exam scores. In some cases, departmental
and SAT or ACT test scores. High school seniors are encouraged to
approval is required before credit is granted. See current International
apply early in the fall term of senior year. Additionally, it is recommended
Baccalaureate exam score requirements for transfer credit at: http://
that the ACT and/or SAT be taken during this term. In some cases,
inside.mines.edu/advanced_credit.
the grades or marks received in courses taken during the first half of
the senior year may be required. Freshman admission is competitive.
Course work completed for select subjects within the UK system (A or
Applicants who are admitted are subject to completion of all entrance
AS Exam): A-Levels may be accepted for college credit provided the final
requirements and high school graduation.
grade meets currently evaluated outcomes. Generally, Advanced Levels
(A-Levels) are reviewed on a course by course basis. However, some
Transfer Students
exams have been approved for the coming two years starting in the fall of
Guaranteed Transfer
2016. See current A-Levels exam score requirements for transfer credit
at: http://inside.mines.edu/advanced_credit.
Colorado School of Mines is a signatory to the Colorado Statewide
Engineering Articulation Agreement, which can be viewed at
Declaration of Option (Major)
www.state.co.us/cche (http://www.state.co.us/cche). Beginning with
The curriculum during the first semester at CSM is generally the same
admissions in 2003–2004, this agreement determines transferability
across majors. Students are not required to choose a major before the
of coursework for engineering students in the State of Colorado.
end of the freshman year. All students must have declared a major by the
All students transferring into CSM under the terms of the statewide
beginning of the junior year.
agreement are strongly encouraged to be advised by the CSM Registrar's
Office on their planned course of study. Credits earned more than 10
Medical Record
years prior will not transfer.
A health history prepared by the student, a medical examination
Additionally, Colorado School of Mines has formal transfer articulation
performed by the student’s physician and an updated immunization
agreements with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), Front Range
record completed by the student and the physician, nurse or health
Community College (FRCC), Community College of Denver (CCD),
authority comprise the medical record. A medical record is required for
Community College of Aurora (CCA), and Arapahoe Community College.
full time students entering CSM for the first time, or following an absence
Students are encouraged to review the articulation information at http://
of more than 12 calendar months.
inside.mines.edu/Transfer-Student-Information.
The medical record will be sent to the student after acceptance for
admission. The medical record must be updated and completed and
then returned to the Student Health Center before permission to
enroll is granted. Proof of immunity consists of an official Certificate

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

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

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

Colorado School of Mines 31
Core Requirements
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
4.0
Core Curriculum
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
In Design
The Core Curriculum at Mines forms the foundation for advanced study
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
in the major fields. It is designed to give students the fundamental
knowledge and skills they will need and put to use in their majors
In Physical Activity (four separate semesters including the
and in careers after graduation. Core courses provide students with
following) *
fundamental technical, mathematical, and writing skills. In Core courses,
PAGN Elective
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE
0.5
students learn basic scientific procedures, principles, concepts, laws, and
PAGN Elective
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE
0.5
theories relevant to all applied sciences. In addition, Core courses in the
PAGN Elective
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE
0.5
humanities and social sciences help students develop interdisciplinary
PAGN Elective
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE
0.5
perspectives on the ethical, social, and cultural contexts within which
engineering takes place.
In Freshman Orientation & Success
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
The variety of courses in the Core Curriculum also provide students
Free Electives **
with opportunities to develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking,
Minimum of 9.0 Semester Hours
9.0
teamwork, design, and communication. Students who complete the
Core are well prepared to be lifelong learners and leaders who can work
Total Semester Hrs
38.0
effectively in an increasingly globalized world.
*
A minimum of 2.0 credit hours. See the Physical Education and
The Core Curriculum has three parts, the details of which can be
Athletics (http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/programs/
found below. All CSM students complete the courses in the Common
additionalprograms/physicaleducationandathletics) section for
Core. Courses required in the Science Requirement and Engineering
specifics.
Requirement vary according to the major field of study. Finally, all
**
A minimum of 9.0 hours of Free Elective are included with each
students have a number of Free Elective courses. Free Electives are
degree-granting program.
usually taken in the last two years.
1. The choice must not be in conflict with any Graduation Requirements
(p. 44).
Refer to the Degree Requirements section for each major program
2. Free electives to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed three
under Undergraduate Programs and Departments (bulletin.mines.edu/
semester hours (3.0) in activity courses such as band, choir, studio art,
undergraduate/programs) for a listing of Core courses students should
physical activity, and varsity athletics courses combined.
take each semester.
3. Transfer credits used for free electives must comply with the transfer credit
guidelines.
Overview: Core Course Requirements
2) Humanities and Social Science
Core & distributed course requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees
Requirement
are comprised of the following four groups:
H&SS Requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
1. Core Curriculum - Students in all degree programs are required to
complete all course requirements listed in this group.
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
2. Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement - Students in all
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
degree programs are required to complete all course requirements
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
listed in this group.
MID-LEVEL
Two courses from the approved list of
6.0
3. Science Requirement - Students in all degree programs are
ELECTIVE
requirements *
required to complete a minimum of three courses as prescribed by
400-LEVEL
One course at the 400-level from the approved list 3.0
the specific degree program.
ELECTIVE
of requirements *
4. Engineering Requirement - Engineering Requirements are
Total Semester Hrs
19.0
applicable to undergraduate students in engineering disciplines
as specified by the degree program. See Department and Division
*
See the approved list in the Liberal Arts and International Studies
program descriptions in this Bulletin for specific courses required.
(p. 107) section of this Bulletin.
1) The Core Curriculum
3) Distributed Science Requirement
Core requirements are applicable to all undergraduate students:
The Science Requirement is a minimum of three courses and is
In Mathematics and the Basic Sciences
applicable to all undergraduate students as follows:
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
APPLIED MATH & STATISTICS
I
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
II
ENGINEERS
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS 4.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
III
OPTICS

32 Core Requirements
CHEMISTRY - See degree specialty listings to determine if
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CBEN110 or GEGN101 are required
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
ENGINEERS
OPTICS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
OPTICS
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
OPTICS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
OPTICS
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
CHEMISTRY
CHEMICAL & BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
OPTICS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
CIVIL ENGINEERING
or CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
FOUR COURSES REQUIRED
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
CHEMISTRY
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
or CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
ENGINEERS
or MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
OPTICS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
OPTICS
or CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
COMPUTER SCIENCE
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
CHEMISTRY
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
or CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
ECONOMICS
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
CHOOSE THREE FROM BELOW
CHEMISTRY
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MINING ENGINEERING
OPTICS
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
OPTICS
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
OPTICS
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CHOOSE TWO FROM BELOW
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
OPTICS
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
CHEMISTRY
CHEMISTRY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
OPTICS
FOUR COURSES REQUIRED
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)

Colorado School of Mines 33
or CHGN125
MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS
CHEMISTRY
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
or GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
or CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
4) Engineering Requirement (see degree
program listing)
Engineering Requirements are applicable to undergraduate students
in engineering disciplines as specified by the degree program. See
Department and Division program descriptions in this Bulletin for specific
courses required.
The Freshman Year
Freshmen in all programs normally take similar subjects. A sample first
year schedule is listed below:
Freshman
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS*


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES*


4.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ELECTIVE


0.5
Elective
16.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I**


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
DIST SCI
Distributed Science Requirement*


4.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ELECTIVE


0.5
Elective
16.0
Total Semester Hrs: 32.0
*
For scheduling purposes, registration in combinations of GEGN101,
CBEN110, LAIS100, EBGN201, MATH201, CSCI101, and EPIC151
will vary between the fall and spring semesters. Students admitted
with acceptable advanced placement credits will be registered in
accordance with their advanced placement status.
**
Completion of EPIC155 in lieu of EPIC151 is by permission only and
does not alter the total hours required for completion of the degree.

34 General Information
General Information
GPGN
Geophysical Engineering
HNRS
Honors Program
2016-2017
LAIS
Liberal Arts & International Studies
LICM
Communication
Academic Calendar
LIFL
Foreign Languages
The academic year is based on the early semester system. The first
LIMU
Band; Choir
semester begins in late August and closes in mid-December; the second
MATH
Mathematics
semester begins in early January and closes in mid-May.
MEGN
Mechanical Engineering
Classification of Students
MNGN
Mining Engineering
MSGN
Military Science
Degree seeking undergraduates are classified as follows according to
MLGN
Materials Science
semester credit hours earned:
MTGN
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Undergraduate Year
Semester Credit Hours Earned
NUGN
Nuclear Engineering
Freshman
0 to 29.9 semester credit hours
PAGN
Physical Education & Athletics
Sophomore
30 to 59.9 semester credit hours
PEGN
Petroleum Engineering
Junior
60 to 89.9 semester credit hours
PHGN
Physics
Senior
90 or more semester credit hours
SYGN
Core Sequence in Systems
Course Numbering & Subject Codes
The Sophomore Year
Numbering of Courses
Requirements for the sophomore year are listed within each degree-
granting program. Continuing requirements for satisfying the core are
Course numbering is based on the content of material presented in
met in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. It is advantageous that
courses:
students select one of the undergraduate degree programs early in the
sophomore year.
Material
Level
Division
100-199
Freshman Level
Lower Division
Curriculum Changes
200-299
Sophomore Level
Lower Division
In accordance with the statement on Curriculum Changes, the Colorado
300-399
Junior Level
Upper Division
School of Mines makes improvements in its curriculum from time to time.
400-499
Senior Level
Upper Division
To confirm that they are progressing according to the requirements of the
500-599
Master's Level
curriculum, students should consult their academic advisors on a regular
600-699
Doctoral Level
basis, reference the online degree evaluation, and carefully consult any
Over 700
Graduate Research or
Bulletin Addenda that may be published.
Thesis Level
Part-Time Degree Students
Subject Codes:
A part-time degree student may enroll in any course for which he or she
Course Code
Course Title
has the prerequisites or the permission of the department. Part-time
degree students will be subject to all rules and regulations of Colorado
CBEN
Chemical & Biological Engineering
School of Mines, but they may not:
CEEN
Civil & Environmental Engineering
CHGC
Geochemistry
1. Live in student housing;
CHGN
Chemistry
2. Receive financial help in the form of School-sponsored scholarships
CSCI
Computer Science
or grants;
CSM
General Studies; Skills Courses
3. Participate in any School-recognized activity unless fees are paid;
EBGN
Economics & Business
4. Take advantage of activities provided by student fees unless such
fees are paid.
EENG
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
EGGN
Engineering - General
Course work completed by a part-time degree student who subsequently
ENGY
Energy
changes to full-time status will be accepted as meeting degree
EPIC
EPICs
requirements.
ESGN
Environmental Science & Engineering
Seniors in Graduate Courses
GEGN
Geological Engineering
GEGX
Geochemical Exploration (Geology)
With the consent of the student’s department/division and the Dean of
Graduate Studies, a qualified senior may enroll in 500-level courses
GEOC
Oceanography (Geology)
without being a registered graduate student. At least a 2.5 GPA is
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-

Colorado School of Mines 35
Enrollment). Seniors may not enroll in 600-level courses. Credits in 500-
Dead Day
level courses earned by seniors may be applied toward an advanced
degree at CSM only if:
No required class meetings, examinations or activities may take place
on the Friday immediately preceding final exams for the fall and spring
1. The student gains admission to the Graduate School.
terms. At their own discretion, faculty members may hold additional office
2. The student’s graduate committee agrees that these credits are a
hours or give a review session on Dead Day provided these activities
reasonable part of his graduate program.
are strictly optional. This day has been created as a break from regularly
3. The student provides proof that the courses in question were not
scheduled and/or required academic activities to allow students to
counted toward those required for the Bachelor’s Degree.
prepare for their final examinations as they see fit.
4. Graduate courses applied to a graduate degree may not count toward
Final Examinations Policy
eligibility for undergraduate financial aid. This may only be done if a
student has been admitted to a Combined BS/MS degree program
Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar. With the exception of
and has received the appropriate prior approvals.
courses requiring a common time, all finals will be scheduled on the basis
of the day and the hour the course is offered.
Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses (500-
level) are graded using the graduate grading system. See the CSM
In general, all final examinations will be given only during the stated
Graduate Bulletin (bulletin.mines.edu/graduate/generalregulations/
final examination period and are to appear on the Registrar’s schedule.
graduategradingsystem) for a description of the grading system used in
Faculty policy adopted in January 1976 provides that no exams (final
graduate-level courses.
or otherwise) may be scheduled during the week preceding final
examinations week, with the possible exception of laboratory exams.
Course Substitution
The scheduling by an individual faculty member of a final exam during
the week preceding final examinations week is to be avoided because it
To substitute credit for one course in place of another course required as
tends to hinder the students’ timely completion of other course work and
part of the approved curricula in the catalog, a student must receive the
interfere with the schedules of other instructors. Faculty members should
approval of the Registrar, the heads of departments of the two courses,
not override this policy, even if the students in the class vote to do so.
the head of the student’s option department. There will be a periodic
review by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Academic activities that are explicitly disallowed by this policy include:
Forms for this purpose are available in the Registrar’s Office (http://
inside.mines.edu/Course-Substitutions).
• Scheduling an in-class examination (final or otherwise, with the possible
exception of laboratory exams) for any course during the week preceding
Change of Bulletin
final exams
It is assumed that each student will graduate under the requirements of
• Scheduling an early make-up final examination - unless the student
the bulletin in effect at the time of most recent admission. However, it is
needs to miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business
possible to change to any subsequent bulletin in effect while the student
(athletics, school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and
is enrolled in a regular semester.
approved by the instructor.
To change bulletins, a form obtained from the Registrar’s Office is
• Assigning a take-home final examination for any course that is due
presented for approval to the head of the student’s option department.
during the week preceding final exams – unless the student needs to
Upon receipt of approval, the form must be returned to the Registrar’s
miss the regularly scheduled final for school related business (athletics,
Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Bulletin-Change).
school-related travel, etc…) and requested by the student and approved
by the instructor.
Students’ Use of English
Academic activities that are allowable during the week preceding final
All Mines students are expected to show professional facility in the use of
exams include:
the English language.
• The introduction of new materials
English skills are emphasized, but not taught exclusively, in most of the
• Laboratory finals
humanities and social sciences courses and EPICS as well as in option
courses in junior and senior years. Students are required to write reports,
• Required homework
make oral presentations, and generally demonstrate their facility in the
• Required in-class assignments such as quizzes or worksheets (NO
English language while enrolled in their courses.
EXAMS)
• Quizzes are shorter exercises which take place on a fairly regular
The LAIS Writing Center (http://inside.mines.edu/LAIS-Writing-Center-) is
basis (e.g. 15-30 minutes in duration, 6-10 times a semester).
available to assist students with their writing. For additional information,
• Exams are major exercises which take place only a few times a
contact the LAIS Division, Stratton 301; 303-273-3750.
semester (e.g. 50-120 minutes in duration, 2-4 times a semester).
Summer Sessions
• Major course assignments such as Final Presentations or Term
Projects provided the assignment was assigned at least 4
The summer term is divided into two independent units. Summer
weeks in advance or was clearly indicated in the course syllabus
Session I is a 6-week period beginning on Monday following Spring
(Presentations must not be scheduled in conflict with regularly
Commencement. Summer Session II is a 6-week session which
scheduled courses in departments outside of the one scheduling the
immediately follows Summer Session I.
presentation.)
• Take home finals (provided they are not due prior to finals week)

36 General Information
• Make-up exams for students who miss a scheduled exam in the
prior week due to emergency, illness, athletic event, or other CSM
sanctioned activity (provided this absence has been approved by the
Associate Dean of Students)
(Note: These policies apply only to undergraduate courses. Students
enrolled in graduate courses, are bound by policies outlined in the
Graduate Bulletin.)
Full-time Enrollment
Full-time enrollment for certification for Veterans Benefits, athletics,
loans, most financial aid, etc. is 12.0 credit hours per semester for the
fall and spring semesters. Full-time enrollment for Summer Session I and
Summer Session II combined is 12.0 credit hours.

Colorado School of Mines 37
Good Standing, Honor Roll &
1. The student may not register for more than 15.0 credit hours;
2. The student may be required to withdraw from intercollegiate
Dean's List, Graduation Awards,
athletics;
Probation & Suspension
3. The student may not run for, or accept appointment to, any campus
office or committee chairmanship. A student who is placed on
2016/2017
probation while holding a position involving significant responsibility
and commitment may be required to resign after consultation with the
Good Standing
Associate Dean of Students or the President of Associated Students.
A student will be removed from probation when the cumulative grade-
A student is in Good Standing at CSM when he or she is enrolled
point average is brought up to the minimum, as specified in the table
in class(es) and is not on either academic or disciplinary probation,
below.
suspension, or dismissal.
Suspension
Honor Roll & Dean's List
A student on probation who fails to meet both the last semester grade
To be placed on the academic honor roll, a student must complete at
period requirements and the cumulative grade-point average given in
least 14.0 semester hours with a 3.0-3.499 grade point for the semester,
the table below will be placed on suspension. A student who meets the
have no grade below C, and no incomplete grade. Those students
last semester grade period requirement but fails to achieve the required
satisfying the above criteria with a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or
cumulative grade-point average will remain on probation.
above are placed on the Dean’s List.
total Quality Hours
Required Cumulative Last Semester G.P.
Students are notified by the Dean of Students of the receipt of these
G.P. Average
Average
honors. The Dean’s List notation appears on the student’s transcript.
0 - 18.5
1.7
--
19 - 36.5
1.8
2.0
Graduation Awards
37 - 54.5
1.8
2.0
Colorado School of Mines awards the designations of Cum Laude,
55 - 72.5
1.9
2.1
Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude upon graduation. These
73 - 90.5
1.9
2.1
designations are based on the following overall grade-point averages:
91 - 110.5
2.0
2.2
Grade-point average
Designation
111 - 130.5
2.0
2.2
3.500 - 3.699
Cum Laude
131 - end of program
2.0
2.3
3.700 - 3.899
Magna Cum Laude
A freshman or transfer student who fails to make a grade-point average
3.900 - 4.000
Summa Cum Laude
of 1.5 during the first grade period will be placed on suspension.
Commencement ceremony awards are determined by the student's
Suspension becomes effective immediately when it is imposed.
cumulative academic record at the end of the preceding semester. For
Readmission after suspension requires written approval from the
example, the overall grade-point average earned at the end of the fall
Readmissions Committee. While a one semester suspension period is
term determines the honor listed in the May commencement program.
normally the case, exceptions may be granted, particularly in the case of
first-semester freshmen and new transfer students.
Final honors designations are determined once final grades have
been awarded for the term of graduation. The final honors designation
No student who is on suspension may enroll in any regular academic
appears on the official transcript and is inscribed on the metal diploma.
semester without the written approval of the Readmissions Committee.
Official transcripts are available approximately one to two weeks after
However, a student on suspension may enroll in a summer session (field
the term grades have been finalized. Metal diplomas are sent to the
camp, academic session, or both) with the permission of the Associate
student approximately two months after final grades are posted. Mailing
Dean of Students. Students on suspension who have been given
arrangements are made during Graduation Salute.
permission to enroll in a summer session by the Associate Dean may not
enroll in any subsequent term at CSM without the written permission of
Undergraduate students are provided one metal diploma at no cost.
the Readmissions Committee. Readmissions Committee meetings are
Additional metal diplomas and parchment diplomas can be ordered online
held prior to the beginning of each regular semester and at the end of the
at the Registrar's Office (http://inside.mines.edu/Diplomas) webpage for
spring term.
an additional charge. Graduating students should order these items
before the end of the graduation term in order to ensure delivery
A student who intends to appear in person before the Readmissions
approximately two months after final grades are awarded.
Committee must contact the Associate Dean of Students at least one
week prior to the desired appointment. Between regular meetings of the
Academic Probation & Suspension
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:

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

Colorado School of Mines 39
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)
2016/2017
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

40 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

Colorado School of Mines 41
(first) or the Department Head/Division Director (second) shall
represent the instructor.
3. If after discussion with the instructor, the student is still dissatisfied,
he or she can proceed with the appeal by submitting three copies of
the written appeal plus three copies of a summary of the instructor/
student meetings held in connection with the previous step to the
President of the Faculty Senate. These must be submitted to the
President of the Faculty Senate no later than 25 business days after
the start of the semester immediately following the semester in which
the contested grade was received. The President of the Faculty
Senate will forward the student’s appeal and supporting documents
to the Faculty Affairs Committee, and the course instructor’s
Department Head/Division Director.
4. The Faculty Affairs Committee will request a response to the appeal
from the instructor. On the basis of its review of the student’s appeal,
the instructor’s response, and any other information deemed pertinent
to the grade appeal, the Faculty Affairs Committee will determine
whether the grade should be revised. The decision rendered will be
either:
a. the original grading decision is upheld, or
b. sufficient evidence exists to indicate a grade has been assigned
unfairly.
In this latter case, the Faculty Affairs Committee will assign the
student a new grade for the course. The Committee’s decision is
final. The Committee’s written decision and supporting documentation
will be delivered to the President of the Faculty Senate, the office
of the EVPAA, the student, the instructor, and the instructor’s
Department Head/Division Director no later than 15 business days
following the Senate’s receipt of the grade appeal.
The schedule, but not the process, outlined above may be modified upon
mutual agreement of the student, the course instructor, and the Faculty
Affairs Committee.
Class Rank
Colorado School of Mines does not calculate class rank. The Registrar's
Office will provide a letter stating this fact upon request if necessary for
the submission of scholarship applications.

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

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MIMIMUM GPA - 2.0
A 2.0 grade point average, including all CSM graded courses used for
the ASI, must be met in order to receive the ASI designation on the
transcript. Transfer credit hours do not factor into the ASI grade point
average.
LEVEL - At least 9.0 credits must be at the
300-level or above.

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

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

46 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in
mathematics.
2016-17
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
mathematics by:
Program Description
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
• Applying knowledge of mathematics to the solution of problems,
The Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department (AMS) offers an
undergraduate degree in which students are exposed to a breadth of
• Identifying, formulating and solving mathematics problems, and
coursework in computational mathematics, applied mathematics, and
• Analyzing and interpreting statistical data.
statistics. In the senior year, students may choose an area of emphasis
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
in either Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM) or Statistics
relationship of mathematics to other fields by:
(STAT). Both of these options emphasize technical competence, problem
solving, teamwork, projects, relation to other disciplines, and verbal,
• Applying mathematics and statistics to solve problems in other fields,
written, and graphical skills.
• Working in cooperative multidisciplinary teams, and
In a broad sense, these programs stress the development of practical
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
applications and techniques to enhance the overall attractiveness of
disciplines.
applied mathematics and statistics majors to a wide range of employers
in industry and government. More specifically, AMS utilizes a summer
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate mathematics
field session program to introduce concepts and techniques in advanced
effectively by:
mathematics and the senior capstone experiences in Computational and
• Giving oral presentations,
Applied Mathematics and Statistics to engage high-level undergraduate
• Completing written explanations,
students in problems of practical applicability for potential employers.
These courses are designed to simulate an industrial job or research
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams, and
environment. The close collaboration with potential employers and
• Understanding and interpreting written material in mathematics.
professors improves communication between our students and the
private sector as well as with sponsors from other disciplines on campus.
Curriculum
Applied Mathematics and Statistics majors can use free elective courses
The calculus sequence emphasizes mathematics applied to problems
to gain knowledge in another discipline and incorporate either an Area of
students are likely to see in other fields. This supports the curricula in
Special Interest (ASI) or a minor in one of the following:
other programs where mathematics is important, and assists students
who are under prepared in mathematics. Priorities in the mathematics
• Computational and Applied Mathematics
curriculum include: applied problems in the mathematics courses and
• Statistics
ready utilization of mathematics in the science and engineering courses.
• Mathematical Sciences
This emphasis on the utilization of mathematics continues through the
This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies students for a wide
upper division courses. Another aspect of the curriculum is the use of a
variety of careers.
spiraling mode of learning in which concepts are revisited to deepen the
students’ understanding.
In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs,
the Department provides the teaching skills and technical expertise to
The applications, teamwork, assessment and communications emphasis
develop capabilities in computational mathematics, applied mathematics,
directly address ABET criteria and the CSM graduate profile. The
and statistics for all Colorado School of Mines (CSM) students.
curriculum offers the following two areas of emphases:
Program Educational Objectives
Degree Requirements (Applied Mathematics
and Statistics)
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
and Statistics)
EMPHASIS
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
Freshman
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the Accreditation Board
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
for Engineering and Technology's (ABET) accreditation criteria, the
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Program at CSM has established the
AND ENGINEERS I
following program educational objectives:
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within mathematics and
SCIENCE
statistics by:
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in
science and engineering; and,
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5

Colorado School of Mines 47
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
Elective
FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
16.0
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
15.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Senior
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
EQUATIONS
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
MATH458
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3.0
3.0
Elective
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
15.0
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
18.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
COMPUTING
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
OPTICS
(CAPSTONE)
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
MATH
MATHEMATICS-CAM ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
Elective
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
15.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
15.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 128.5
FOR ENGINEERS
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
1
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
CSCIxxx
COMPUTER ELECTIVE1
3.0
3.0
intensive course.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
CAM Elective List 2
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH457
INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Elective
MATH503
FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS
3.0
15.5
MATH506
COMPLEX ANALYSIS II
3.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH536
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
MATH310
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
4.0
MATH550
NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL
3.0
MATHEMATICAL MODELING
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
4.0
MATH556
MODELING WITH SYMBOLIC SOFTWARE
3.0
Junior
CAM ELECTIVE Department approval required for courses not on
3.0
list
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED
3.0
3.0
Statistics (STATS) EMPHASIS
MATHEMATICS
Freshman
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
COMPUTING
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
PROBABILITY
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
SCIENCE
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
15.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Elective
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
16.0

48 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
15.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Senior
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
4.5
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED
3.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
STATISTICS
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
Elective
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL
3.0
3.0
15.0
EQUATIONS
Sophomore
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
18.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
3.0
MATH482
STATISTICS PRACTICUM (STAT
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.0
3.0
4.5
Capstone)
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
MATH
STAT ELECTIVE2
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Elective
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
15.0
15.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Total Semester Hrs: 128.5
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA or 342
3.0
3.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
1
May be satisfied by CSCI262 or any other approved computationally
FOR ENGINEERS
intensive course.
CSCIXXX
COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVE1
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
STAT Elective List 2
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CSCI403
DATA BASE MANAGEMENT
3.0
Elective
MATH436
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE


3.0
MATH437
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
3.0
15.5
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH439
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
MATH310
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
4.0
STAT Elective
Department approval required for courses not on
3.0
MATHEMATICAL MODELING
this list
4.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (http://
Junior
bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi).
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
An important policy for all CSM Minor/ASI programs is that 9.0 credit
MATH300
FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED
3.0
3.0
hours must occur outside of a student’s degree program. The Department
MATHEMATICS
of Applied Mathematics and Statistics also requires that one course must
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
be at the 400-level. The following options are available:
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
1. Minor/ASI in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
PROBABILITY
2. Minor/ASI in Statistics (STAT)
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC
3.0
3.0
3. Minor in Mathematical Sciences, which can include a combination of
COMPUTING
CAM and STAT coursework
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
15.0
For each of these options, there is a list of required courses and a list of
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
elective courses which a student can choose from to complete his/her
Minor/ASI requirements.
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS


3.0
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
3.0
3.0
FOR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0

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Minor/ASI Computational and Applied
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
Mathematics (CAM)
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
STATISTICS
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Computational and
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
Applied Mathematics (CAM), the student should take the
following:
6 credit hours of Statistics courses (2 courses) from the Statistics
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Courses List below.
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
MATH432
SPATIAL STATISTICS
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
MATH436
ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
MATH438
STOCHASTIC MODELS
3.0
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
MATH439
SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3 credit hours of CAM courses (1 course) from the CAM Courses List
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in STATISTICS)
3.0
below.
MATH5XX
GRADUATE STATISTICS ELECTIVE
3.0
For a Minor in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM),
Mathematical Sciences (could include a mixture of CAM and
the student should take the following:
STATISTICS courses).
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Mathematical Sciences,
the student should take the following:
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
or MATH342
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA
9 credit hours of Mathematics courses (3 courses) from either the CAM or
9 credit hours of CAM courses (3 courses) from the CAM Courses List
STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-level.
below.
CAM Courses
For a Minor in Mathematical Sciences, the student should take
the following:
MATH301
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
or MATH235
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
15 credit hours of Mathematics courses (5 courses) from either the CAM
MATH406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
or STATISTICS Courses listed above, including one course at the 400-
level.
MATH408
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR
3.0
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Department Head
MATH440
PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
3.0
Willy Hereman, Professor
MATH441
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
3.0
MATH454
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
3.0
Professors
MATH455
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
Bernard Bialecki
MATH457
INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
3.0
MATH484
MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
Mahadevan Ganesh
MODELING (CAPSTONE)
Paul A. Martin
MATH498
SPECIAL TOPICS (in CAM)
3.0
MATH5XX
GRADUATE CAM ELECTIVE
3.0
Barbara M. Moskal
Minor/ASI Statistics
William C. Navidi
For an Area of Special Interest (ASI) in Statistics, the student
Associate Professor
should take the following:
Luis Tenorio
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
ENGINEERS
Assistant Professors
MATH334
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
3.0
Paul Constantine
MATH335
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL
3.0
STATISTICS
Cecilia Diniz Behn
MATH424
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
3.0
Amanda Hering
For a Minor in Statistics, the student should take the following:
Stephen Pankavich
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
ENGINEERS

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Aaron Porter
MATH111. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I. 4.0
Semester Hrs.
Teaching Professors
Equivalent with MACS111,
(I, II, S) First course in the calculus sequence, including elements of
G. Gustave Greivel
plane geometry. Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their
Scott Strong
application. Definite and indefinite integrals; Prerequisite: precalculus.
4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
Teaching Associate Professors
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
Terry Bridgman
MATH112. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II. 4.0
Semester Hrs.
Debra Carney
Equivalent with MACS112,MATH122,
(I, II, S) Vectors, applications and techniques of integration, infinite
Holly Eklund
series, and an introduction to multivariate functions and surfaces.
Mike Mikucki
Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH111. 4 hours lecture; 4
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
Mike Nicholas
transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
MATH113. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II -
Jennifer Strong
SHORT FORM. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Rebecca Swanson
(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
Emeriti Professors
exam or who have taken an appropriate Calculus II course at another
institution (determined by a departmental review of course materials).
William R. Astle
Two, three and n-dimensional space, vectors, curves and surfaces
Norman Bleistein
in 3-dimensional space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, and
applications of these topics. Prerequisites: none. 1 hour lecture; 1
Ardel J. Boes
semester hour.
Austin R. Brown
MATH122. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II
HONORS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
John A. DeSanto
Equivalent with MATH112,
(I) Same topics as those covered in MATH112 but with additional material
Graeme Fairweather
and problems. Prerequisite: none. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
Raymond R. Gutzman
MATH198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Frank G. Hagin
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Donald C.B. Marsh
for credit under different titles.
Steven Pruess
MATH199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Emeriti Associate Professors
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Barbara B. Bath
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Ruth Maurer
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MATH201. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0
Robert G. Underwood
Semester Hrs.
Courses
Equivalent with MATH323,
(I,II,S) This course is an introduction to Probability and Statistics,
MATH100. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS FOR CALCULUS. 2.0 Semester
including fundamentals of experimental design and data collection, the
Hrs.
summary and display of data, elementary probability, propagation of
(S) An introduction and/or review of topics which are essential to the
error, discrete and continuous probability models, interval estimation,
background of an undergraduate student at CSM. This course serves as
hypothesis testing, and linear regression with emphasis on applications
a preparatory course for the Calculus curriculum and includes material
to science and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112, MATH122 or
from Algebra, Trigonometry, Mathematical Analysis, and Calculus. Topics
concurrent enrollment in MATH113. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
include basic algebra and equation solving, solutions of inequalities,
trigonometric functions and identities, functions of a single variable,
continuity, and limits of functions. Does not apply toward undergraduate
degree or g.p.a. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.

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MATH213. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III. 4.0
MATH298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Equivalent with MACS213,MATH214,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I, II, S) Multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, multiple
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
integrals, and vector calculus. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
for credit under different titles.
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 4 hours
MATH299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
lecture; 4 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-MA1.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
MATH214. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTIST AND ENGINEERS III - SHORT
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
FORM. 1.0 Semester Hr.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Equivalent with MATH213,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) This is a bridge course for entering freshmen and new transfer
MATH300. FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED MATHEMATICS. 3.0
students to CSM who have taken an appropriate Calculus III course
Semester Hrs.
at another institution (determined by a departmental review of course
(I) (WI) This course is an introduction to communication in mathematics.
materials). Vector Calculus including line and surface integrals with
This writing intensive course provides a transition from the Calculus
applications to work and flux, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem and
sequence to theoretical mathematics curriculum in CSM. Topics include
the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisites: none. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester
logic and recursion, techniques of mathematical proofs, reading and
hour.
writing proofs. Prerequisites: MATH112 or MATH122. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH222. INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
semester hours.
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH301. INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) An introduction to differential equations with a special emphasis on
Equivalent with MATH401,
problems in the earth related fields. Topics include first and second order
(I) This course is a first course in real analysis that lays out the context
ordinary differential equations, Laplace Transforms, and applications
and motivation of analysis in terms of the transition from power series
relevant to the earth related fields. Prerequisites: MATH112 or MATH122.
to those less predictable series. The course is taught from a historical
Student must also be a declared major in Geology and Geological
perspective. It covers an introduction to the real numbers, sequences
Engineering. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours. **Note: Only one of
and series and their convergence, real-valued functions and their
MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward graduation in GE.
continuity and differentiability, sequences of functions and their pointwise
Any student who completes MATH222 and then changes majors out
and uniform convergence, and Riemann-Stieltjes integration theory.
of Geology and Geological Engineering, will be expected to complete
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH332 or
MATH225 to meet graduation requirements. (In this case, MATH222
MATH342. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
cannot be counted toward graduation in any manner ? even as a free
elective.
MATH307. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
MATH223. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
Equivalent with CSCI407,MATH407,
HONORS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) This course is designed to introduce scientific computing to
Equivalent with MACS223,
scientists and engineers. Students in this course will be taught various
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH213 but with additional
numerical methods and programming techniques to solve basic scientific
material and problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH122. 4
problems. Emphasis will be made on implementation of various numerical
hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
and approximation methods to efficiently simulate several applied
MATH224. CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III
mathematical models. Prerequisites: MATH213, MATH223, or MATH224
HONORS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
and MATH225 or MATH235. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Early introduction of vectors, linear algebra, multivariable calculus.
MATH310. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING. 4.0
Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Prerequisite: none. 4 hours
Semester Hrs.
lecture; 4 semester hours.
(S) An introduction to modeling and communication in mathematics.
MATH225. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A writing intensive course providing a transition from the core math
Equivalent with MACS225,MACS315,
sequence to the upper division AMS curriculum. Topics include a variety
(I, II, S) Classical techniques for first and higher order equations and
of mathematical and statistical modeling techniques. Students will
systems of equations. Laplace transforms. Phase-plane and stability
formulate and solve applied problems and will present results orally and
analysis of non-linear equations and systems. Applications from physics,
in writing. In addition, students will be introduced to the mathematics
mechanics, electrical engineering, and environmental sciences. May not
software that will be used in upper division courses. Prerequisites:
also receive credit for MATH222. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in
MATH201 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
MATH112 or MATH122 or Concurrent Enrollment in MATH113. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH235. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS HONORS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS325,
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH225 but with additional
material and problems. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.

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MATH331. MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS331,BELS433,MACS433,MATH433,
Equivalent with CSCI358,MACS358,
(I) This course will discuss methods for building and solving both
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
continuous and discrete mathematical models. These methods will be
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
applied to population dynamics, epidemic spread, pharmacokinetics
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
and modeling of physiologic systems. Modern Control Theory will be
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
introduced and used to model living systems. Some concepts related to
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
self-organizing systems will be introduced. Prerequisite: MATH225 or
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH235 and MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
MATH398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
MATH332. LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Equivalent with MACS332,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(I, II) Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants and
for credit under different titles.
eigenvalues. Linear operators. Abstract vector spaces. Applications
MATH399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
selected from linear programming, physics, graph theory, and other
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
fields. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
MATH334. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Equivalent with MACS334,MACS434,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I) An introduction to the theory of probability essential for problems
MATH406. ALGORITHMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
in science and engineering. Topics include axioms of probability,
Equivalent with CSCI406,MACS406,
combinatorics, conditional probability and independence, discrete and
(I, II) Divide-and-conquer: splitting problems into subproblems of a finite
continuous probability density functions, expectation, jointly distributed
number. Greedy: considering each problem piece one at a time for
random variables, Central Limit Theorem, laws of large numbers.
optimality. Dynamic programming: considering a sequence of decisions
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3
in problem solution. Searches and traversals: determination of the
semester hours.
vertex in the given data set that satisfies a given property. Techniques of
MATH335. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS. 3.0
backtracking, branch-andbound techniques, techniques in lower bound
Semester Hrs.
theory. Prerequisite: CSCI262 and (MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224,
Equivalent with MACS435,
and MATH358/CSCI358). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) An introduction to the theory of statistics essential for problems in
MATH408. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENTIAL
science and engineering. Topics include sampling distributions, methods
EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of point estimation, methods of interval estimation, significance testing for
(II) This course is designed to introduce computational methods to
population means and variances and goodness of fit, linear regression,
scientists and engineers for developing differential equations based
analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH334. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
computer models. Students in this course will be taught various numerical
hours.
methods and programming techniques to simulate systems of nonlinear
MATH340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ordinary differential equations. Emphasis will be on implementation of
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
various numerical and approximation methods to efficiently simulate
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
several systems of nonlinear differential equations. Prerequisite:
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
MATH307. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
MATH424. INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS. 3.0 Semester
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
Hrs.
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
(I) Linear regression, analysis of variance, and design of experiments,
MATH342. HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
focusing on the construction of models and evaluation of their fit.
Equivalent with MACS342,
Techniques covered will include stepwise and best subsets regression,
(II) Same topics as those covered in MATH332 but with additional
variable transformations, and residual analysis. Emphasis will be placed
material and problems as well as a more rigorous presentation.
on the analysis of data with statistical software. Prerequisites: MATH201
Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3
or MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
MATH432. SPATIAL STATISTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH348. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Semester
(I) Modeling and analysis of data observed in a 2- or 3-dimensional
Hrs.
region. Random fields, variograms, covariances, stationarity,
Equivalent with MACS348,
nonstationarity, kriging, simulation, Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial
(I, II, S) Introduction to partial differential equations, with applications to
regression, SAR, CAR, QAR, and MA models, Geary/Moran indices,
physical phenomena. Fourier series. Linear algebra, with emphasis on
point processes, K-function, complete spatial randomness, homogeneous
sets of simultaneous equations. This course cannot be used as a MATH
and inhomogeneous processes, marked point processes. Prerequisite:
elective by MCS or AMS majors. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235
MATH335. Corequisite: MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.

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MATH436. ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical models.
Equivalent with CSCI447,
Topics include generalized linear models, generalized additive models,
(I) Scientific visualization uses computer graphics to create visual
hierarchical Bayes methods, and resampling methods. Time series
images which aid in understanding of complex, often massive numerical
models, including moving average, autoregressive, and ARIMA models,
representation of scientific concepts or results. The main focus of this
estimation and forecasting, confidence intervals. Prerequisites: MATH335
course is on modern visualization techniques applicable to spatial
and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
data such as scalar, vector and tensor fields. In particular, the course
will cover volume rendering, texture based methods for vector and
MATH437. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
tensor field visualization, and scalar and vector field topology. Basic
(II) Introduction to applied multivariate techniques for data analysis.
understanding of computer graphics and analysis of algorithms required.
Topics include principal components, cluster analysis, MANOVA
Prerequisites: CSCI262 and MATH441. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
and other methods based on the multivariate Gaussian distribution,
hours.
discriminant analysis, classification with nearest neighbors.Prerequisites:
MATH335 or MATH201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH454. COMPLEX ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS454,
MATH438. STOCHASTIC MODELS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) The complex plane. Analytic functions, harmonic functions. Mapping
(II) An introduction to stochastic models applicable to problems in
by elementary functions. Complex integration, power series, calculus of
engineering, physical science, economics, and operations research.
residues. Conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and
Markov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson processes, and
MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
topics in queuing, reliability, and renewal theory. Prerequisite: MATH334.
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
MATH455. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Linear partial differential equations, with emphasis on the classical
MATH439. SURVIVAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
second-order equations: wave equation, heat equation, Laplace's
(I) Basic theory and practice of survival analysis. Topics include survival
equation. Separation of variables, Fourier methods, Sturm-Liouville
and hazard functions, censoring and truncation, parametric and non-
problems. Prerequisite: MATH225 or MATH235 and MATH213 or
parametric inference, hypothesis testing, the proportional hazards model,
MATH223 or MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
model diagnostics. Prerequisite: MATH335. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
MATH457. INTEGRAL EQUATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) This is an introductory course on the theory and applications of integral
MATH440. PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
equations. Abel, Fredholm and Volterra equations. Fredholm theory:
Equivalent with CSCI440,
small kernels, separable kernels, iteration, connections with linear
(I) This course is designed to facilitate students' learning of parallel
algebra and Sturm-Liouville problems. Applications to boundary-value
programming techniques to efficiently simulate various complex
problems for Laplace's equation and other partial differential equations.
processes modeled by mathematical equations using multiple and multi-
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH342, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3
core processors. Emphasis will be placed on implementation of various
semester hours.
scientific computing algorithms in FORTRAN 90 and its variants using
MPI and OpenMP. Prerequisite: MATH307/CSCI407. 3 hours lecture; 3
MATH458. ABSTRACT ALGEBRA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
(II) This course is an introduction to the concepts of contemporary
abstract algebra and applications of those concepts in areas such as
MATH441. COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
physics and chemistry. Topics include groups, subgroups, isomorphisms
Equivalent with CSCI441,
and homomorphisms, rings, integral domains and fields. Prerequisites:
(I) Data structures suitable for the representation of structures, maps,
MATH213, MATH223 or MATH224, and MATH300. 3 hours lecture; 3
three-dimensional plots. Algorithms required for windowing, color plots,
semester hours.
hidden surface and line, perspective drawings. Survey of graphics
software and hardware systems. Prerequisite: CSCI262. 3 hours lecture,
MATH474. INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
3 semester hours.
Equivalent with CSCI474,
(II) This course is primarily oriented towards the mathematical aspects of
MATH444. ADVANCED COMPUTER GRAPHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
cryptography, but is also closely related to practical and theoretical issues
Equivalent with CSCI444,
of computer security. The course provides mathematical background
(I, II) This is an advanced computer graphics course, focusing on modern
required for cryptography including relevant aspects of number theory
rendering and geometric modeling techniques. Students will learn a
and mathematical statistics. The following aspects of cryptography
variety of mathematical and algorithmic techiques that can be used to
will be covered: symmetric and asymmetric encryption, computational
develop high-quality computer graphics software. In particular, the crouse
number theory, quantum encryption, RSA and discrete log systems,
will cover global illumination, GPU programming, geometry acquisition
SHA, steganography, chaotic and pseudo-random sequences, message
and processing, point based graphics and non-photorealistic rendering.
authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and key management,
Prerequistes: Basic understanding of computer graphics and prior
and block ciphers. Many practical approaches and most commonly used
exposure to graphics-related programming, for example, MATH441. 3
techniques will be considered and illustrated with real-life examples.
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
Prerequisites: CSCI262, MATH334/MATH335, MATH358. 3 credit hours.

54 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
MATH482. STATISTICS PRACTICUM (CAPSTONE). 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
(II) This is the capstone course in the Statistics option. Students will apply
statistical principles to data analysis through advanced work, leading to
a written report and an oral presentation. Choice of project is arranged
between the student and the individual faculty member who will serve
as advisor. Prerequisites: MATH335 and MATH424. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
MATH484. MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
(CAPSTONE). 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This is the capstone course in the Computational and Applied
Mathematics option. Students will apply computational and applied
mathematics modeling techniques to solve complex problems in
biological, engineering and physical systems. Mathematical methods
and algorithms will be studied within both theoretical and computational
contexts. The emphasis is on how to formulate, analyze and use
nonlinear modeling to solve typical modern problems. Prerequisites:
MATH331, MATH307, and MATH455. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MATH491. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CSCI491,MACS491,
(I) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department faculty
member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: none. Variable -
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 12 hours.
MATH492. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(II) (WI) Individual investigation under the direction of a department
faculty member. Written report required for credit. Prerequisite: none.
Variable - 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of
12 hours.
MATH498. 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.
MATH499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 55
Civil and Environmental
modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical and chemical phenomena.
The basic sciences of physics and chemistry provide an appropriate
Engineering
foundation in the physical sciences; engineering science then builds upon
these basic sciences and focuses on applications.
2016-2017
The core curriculum also includes engineering design course work
Program Description
within the Engineering Practice Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS
I and II). These courses emphasize design methodology and stress the
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers
creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. The core
design-oriented and interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Civil
curriculum also includes complementary courses in the humanities and
Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The degrees build upon
social sciences which explore the links between the environment, human
fundamental engineering principles and provide specialization within
society, and engineering.
Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduates are positioned for a
broad range of professional opportunities, and are well-prepared for
In the final two years, students complete discipline-specific advanced
an engineering career in a world of rapid technological change. The
engineering courses. The Civil Engineering students explore soil
Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering BS degrees are
mechanics, structural theory, design of foundations, design of steel
accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://
or concrete structures, and Civil Engineering technical electives. The
www.abet.org.
Environmental Engineering students explore water chemistry and
water quality, air pollution, the fate and transport of chemicals in the
The Civil Engineering degree offers breadth in several traditional
environment (air, water, and soil), water resources, environmental policy,
sub-fields of Civil Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, Structural
and Environmental Engineering technical electives. The discipline-
Engineering, Water Resources, Engineering Surveying, Environmental
specific curriculum is complemented by courses in advanced engineering
Engineering, and Construction Engineering. Civil students can elect
design methodology, economics, and additional studies in liberal arts
to further specialize in one or more of these areas by selecting related
topics. At the student’s discretion, free electives (9 credits) can be used
courses to fulfill their Civil Engineering Technical Electives.
to either satisfy his/her personal interest in a topic or the credits can be
used to pursue an "area of special interest" (12 semester hours) or a
The Environmental Engineering degree introduces students to the
minor (at least 18 semester hours). All students complete a capstone
fundamentals of environmental engineering including the scientific and
engineering design course which is focused on an in-depth, realistic, and
regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. The
multi-disciplinary engineering project.
degree is designed to prepare students to investigate and analyze
environmental systems and assess risks to public health and ecosystems
Students interested in a research experience, in addition to
as well as evaluate and design natural and engineered solutions
their undergraduate curriculum, are encouraged to work on an
to mitigate risks and enable beneficial outcomes. Topics covered
Independent Study project with one of the Civil & Environmental
include water reclamation and reuse, hazardous waste management,
Engineering faculty. These projects can offer an applied experience that
contaminated site remediation, environmental science, and regulatory
is relevant to future graduate studies and a professional career.
processes.
Program Educational Objectives
Bachelor of Science in
The Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering programs
contribute to the educational objectives described in the CSM Graduate
Civil Engineering Degree
Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria. Program Educational
Objectives (PEOs) of these programs are as follows:
Requirements:

Within three years of attaining the Bachelor of Science in Civil
Freshman
Engineering, graduates will be situated in growing careers or will be
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
successfully pursuing a graduate degree in Civil Engineering or a related
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
field; advancing in their professional standing, generating new knowledge
AND ENGINEERS I
and/or exercising leadership in the field; and contributing to the needs of
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
society through professional practice, research, and/or service.
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0

SYSTEMS or CBEN 110
Within three years of attaining the Bachelor of Science in Environmental
Engineering, graduates will be situated in careers or will be successfully
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or a related
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
field; advancing in their professional standing, generating new knowledge
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
and/or exercising leadership in their field; and contributing to the needs of
Elective
society through professional practice, research, and/or service.
17.0
Curriculum
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
During the first two years at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM),
AND ENGINEERS II
students complete a set of core courses that includes mathematics, basic
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
sciences, and engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics is an
essential part of the curriculum which gives engineering students tools for

56 Civil and Environmental Engineering
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
CEEN415
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING


3.0
(SC1)
STR ELECT
Structural Design Elective**


3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
Elective
18.0
16.0
Senior
Sophomore
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Technical


3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Elective***
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Technical


3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Elective***
OPTICS
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
CEEN310
FLUID MECHANICS FOR


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING
18.0
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING, 261,

2.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
or EGGN 205
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Technical


3.0
Elective
Elective***
17.0
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Technical


3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Elective***
CEEN210
INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL


1.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
INFRASTRUCTURE
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EPIC267
EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING,


3.0
15.0
262, 261, or 251
Total Semester Hrs: 135.5
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY II
* Civil Engineering Breadth Electives - Students must take a
minimum of two courses from this list. These courses may count as Civil
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


3.0
Engineering Technical Electives or Free Electives if not used to meet this
FOR ENGINEERS
requirement.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
Elective
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
15.5
CEEN360
INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENGINEERING
CEEN331
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,


3.0
CEEN381
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES
CIVIL
ENGINEERING
3.0
Junior
** Structural Design Elective - Students must take a minimum of one
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
course from this list. These courses may count as Civil Engineering
CEEN350
CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION


3.0
Technical Electives or Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement.
ENGINEERING MATERIALS
CEEN443
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
CEEN314
STRUCTURAL THEORY


3.0
CEEN445
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
STRUCTURES
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

1.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
*** Civil Engineering Technical Electives - Students must take a
minimum of four courses from this list. These courses may also count as
16.0
Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement.
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CE
Civil Engineering Breadth Elective*


3.0
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
BREADTH
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
CE
Civil Engineering Breadth Elective*


3.0
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
BREADTH
LABORATORY

Colorado School of Mines 57
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CEEN410
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
Elective
CEEN411
SOIL DYNAMICS
17.0
CEEN412
UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN421
HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CEEN423
SURVEYING FOR ENGINEERS AND
AND ENGINEERS II
INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN PRACTICES
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
CEEN430
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
(SC1)
CEEN433
MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
CEEN440
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
CEEN441
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
STRUCTURES
Elective
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
16.0
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Sophomore
PROCESSES
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
AND ENGINEERS III
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
THERMODYNAMICS, CBEN 210,
or MEGN 361
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
AND PRACTICE
OPTICS
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
CEEN310
FLUID MECHANICS FOR


3.0
CEEN480
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ENVIRONMENT
ENGINEERING
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
LABORATORY
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Elective
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
18.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
INVESTIGATION
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II, 261, or 262


3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
MNGN404
TUNNELING
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
Elective
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
15.5
EXCAVATIONS
Junior
Bachelor of Science in
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
Environmental Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
Degree Requirements:
ENGINEERING I
BIOSCI
Bioscience Elective*


3.0
ELECT
Freshman
CEEN381
HYDROLOGIC AND WATER


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
RESOURCES ENGINEERING
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
FOR ENGINEERS
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING, 261,

2.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
or MATH 307
SYSTEMS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
17.0

58 Civil and Environmental Engineering
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF


3.0
CEEN410
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
ENGINEERING II
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
CEEN303
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

3.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
LABORATORY
CEEN472
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
CEEN482
HYDROLOGY AND WATER


3.0
CEEN474
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
RESOURCES LABORATORY
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
CEEN476
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS
Elective**
AND PRACTICE
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
CEEN477
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
18.0
CHEMISTRY
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
CEEN330
ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION,


3.0
ENGY320
RENEWABLE ENERGY
ENVIRONMENTAL
GEGN466
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE
Senior
INVESTIGATION
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER


3.0
TREATMENT PROCESSES
Professor and Department Head
CEEN480
CHEMICAL FATE AND


3.0
John E. McCray
TRANSPORT IN THE
ENVIRONMENT
Professor and James R. Paden Distinguished
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
Chair
Elective**
Marte Gutierrez
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
15.0
Professor and AMAX Distinguished Chair
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Tissa Illangasekare
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
Professor and Grewcock Distinguished Chair
Elective**
Michael Mooney
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering


3.0
Elective**
University Emeritus Professor
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
Robert L. Siegrist
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
15.0
Emeritus Associate Professor
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
Ronald R. H. Cohen
Emeritus Teaching Professor
* Bio-science Elective Courses - Students must take a minimum of
Candace Sulzbach
one course from this list. If this requirement is met with BIOL110, then
CEEN461 and CHGN462 may count as Environmental Engineering
Professors
Electives or Free Electives. BIOL110 cannot count as an Environmental
Engineering Elective.
D.V. Griffiths
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
Terri Hogue
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
Ning Lu
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
John R. Spear
** Environmental Engineering Elective Courses - Students must take
Timothy Strathmann
a minimum of four courses from this list. These courses may count as
Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement.
Associate Professors
Tzahi Y. Cath
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS

Colorado School of Mines 59
Linda A. Figueroa
CEEN210. INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE. 1.5
Semester Hr.
Christopher Higgins
(I) An introduction to civil infrastructure systems, including the analysis,
design and management of infrastructure that supports human activity,
Panos Kiousis
including transportation (road, rail, aviation), water and wastewater,
Junko Munakata Marr
communications and power. 0.75 hours lecture; 2.25 hours lab; 3
semester hours.
Jonathan O. Sharp
CEEN241. STATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Kamini Singha, (Joint appointment with Geology and Geological
Equivalent with DCGN241,
Engineering)
(I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, centroids and second
moments of areas, volumes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual
Assistant Professors
work. Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: PHGN100
and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3
Christopher Bellona
semester hours.
Reza Hedayat
CEEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Shiling Pei
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Kathleen Smits
for credit under different titles.
Teaching Professor
CEEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Joseph Crocker
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Teaching Associate Professors
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Andres Guerra
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Hongyan Liu
CEEN301. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Susan Reynolds
Equivalent with EGGN353,ESGN353,
(I, II) Topics covered include history of water related environmental
Alexandra Wayllace
law and regulation, major sources and concerns of water pollution,
Teaching Assistant Professor
water quality parameters and their measurement, material and energy
balances, water chemistry concepts, microbial concepts, aquatic
Jeffrey Holley
toxicology and risk assessment. Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100 and
MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Adjunct Faculty
CEEN302. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND
Sidney Innerebner
ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN354,ESGN354,
Paul B. Queneau
(I, II) Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution
control, solid waste management, hazardous waste management,
Tanya Rauch
waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsibilities
Patrick Ryan
of public institutions and private organizations in environmental
management(relative to air, solid and hazardous waste). Prerequisite:
Research Assistant Professors
CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Mengistu Geza
CEEN303. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
Lee Landkamer
Equivalent with ESGN355,
(I) This course introduces the laboratory and experimental techniques
Courses
used for generating and interpreting data in environmental science
CEEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
and engineering related to water, land, and environmental health.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
An emphasis is placed on quantitative chemical and microbiological
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
analysis of water and soil samples relevant to water supply and
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
wastewater discharge. Topics include basic water quality measurements
for credit under different titles.
(pH, conductivity, etc.) and quantitative analysis of chemicals by
chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Advanced topics
CEEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
include quantitative and qualitative analysis of bioreactor performance,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
bench testing for water treatment, and measurement and control of
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
disinfection by-products. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 1 hour
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
lecture, 6 hour lab. 3 semester hours.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

60 Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEEN310. FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CEEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN340,EGGN340C,
(I, II) The study and application of principles of incompressible fluid
(I,II,S) Supervised full-time engineering-related employment in which
mechanics. Topics include: hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces,
specific educational objectives are set and achieved. The co-op differs
buoyancy, control volume analysis, conservation of mass, fluid motion,
from a typical internship in both the length and scope of responsibilities.
Bernoulli's equation and conservation of energy, momentum, dimensional
Students must meet with the CEE Co-op Advisor prior to enrolling to
analysis, internal flow (pipe systems), external flow (drag and lift), flow
determine the appropriateness of the engagement, clarify the educational
in open channels, and hydraulic jumps. The course will also introduce
objectives, set expectations, and receive written approval for their
concepts about municipal water supply networks and storm water
specific Co-op program. This prior approval of the CEE Co-op Advisor
drainage and wastewater collection and treatment systems. May not also
and completion of paperwork with the Career Center is required prior
receive credit for PEGN251 or MEGN351. Prerequisites: PHGN100. Co-
to beginning the work portion of the program. The co-op occurs during
requisites: CEEN241. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
academic fall or spring semester(s) and may overlap with a summer
session, with a typical length of six months total. Prerequisite: Second
CEEN311. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester sophomore status or above and a cumulative grade-point
Equivalent with EGGN320,
average of at least 2.00. 3.0 credit hours. This course is repeatable.
(I, II, S) Fundamentals of stresses and strains, material properties
including axial, torsional, bending, and combined loadings. Stress
CEEN350. CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MATERIALS.
at a point; stress transformations and Mohr's circle for stress; beam
3.0 Semester Hrs.
deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels, columns and buckling, and stress
(I) This course deals with the nature and performance of civil engineering
concentrations. May not also receive credit for MEGN312. Prerequisite:
materials and evaluation of their physical and mechanical properties.
CEEN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
This course focuses on materials used in construction and maintenance
of building and infrastructure such as metals (steel and aluminum),
CEEN312. SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, shotcrete, asphalt, wood,
Equivalent with EGGN361,
recycled materials, and composites. The course covers standards
(I, II) An introductory course covering the engineering properties of soil,
describing materials and tests for determining material properties and
soil phase relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress.
includes a lab component where students conduct tests, analyze the
Seepage through soils and flow nets. Soil compressibility, consolidation
resulting data, and prepare technical reports. Laboratory tests include
and settlement prediction. Shear strength of soils. Prerequisite:
evaluation of behavior of civil engineering materials under a wide range
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of conditions. Prerequisites: CEEN311. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3
CEEN312L. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
semester hours.
Equivalent with EGGN363,
CEEN360. INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING. 3.0
(I, II) Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics.
Semester Hrs.
Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength. Co-requisites:
(II) Overview of the construction process for civil construction (spanning
CEEN312. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
the building, transportation, and infrastructure sectors), including
CEEN314. STRUCTURAL THEORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
procurement methods and project delivery methods, codes, regulations,
Equivalent with EGGN342,
tests, standards, and Risk estimation and management. Construction
(I, II) Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures for both
methods and materials. Construction contracts, including drawings
forces and deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods,
and specifications. Construction administration, including submittals,
moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods. Prerequisite:
requests for information, change orders, special instructions, claims,
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
disputes, arbitration, litigation, and project close-out. Project scheduling
CEEN330. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL. 3.0
using the Critical Path Method. Construction project management.
Semester Hrs.
Construction safety and OSHA. Quantity takeoffs and construction
Equivalent with EGGN335,
estimating. Application of engineering analysis and design to construction
(S) The environmental module is intended to introduce students
projects. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
to laboratory and field analytical skills used in the analysis of an
CEEN381. HYDROLOGIC AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING.
environmental engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on
3.0 Semester Hrs.
the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and
Equivalent with CEEN481,ESGN459,
biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use these skills to
(II) This course introduces the principles of physical hydrology in the
collect field data and analyze a given environmental engineering problem.
framework of hydrologic and water resources engineering. Topics include
Prerequisites: CEEN301. Three weeks in summer session; 9 hours lab; 3
groundwater, surface water, infiltration, evapotranspiration, sediment
semester hours.
transport, flood and drought analysis, lake and reservoir analysis,
CEEN331. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
water-resources planning, water quality engineering, and storm-sewer
Equivalent with EGGN234,
hydraulics, water-wastewater distribution /collection, engineering design
(S) The theory and practice of modern surveying. Lectures and hands-
problems. Prerequisites: CEEN301. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.
on field work teaches horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements and
CEEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
computations using traditional and modern equipment. Subdivision of
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
land and applications to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
observations. Prerequisite: EPIC251 or EPIC261 or EPIC262 or
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
EPIC267. Three weeks (6 day weeks) in summer field session; 9 hours
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
lab; 3 semester hours.
for credit under different titles.

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CEEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
CEEN415. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Equivalent with EGGN464,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I, II) Techniques of subsoil investigation, types of foundations and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
foundation problems, selection of basis for design of foundation types.
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Open-ended problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite:
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CEEN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN405. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Semester
CEEN421. HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN460,
Equivalent with EGGN435,
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of
The emphasis of this class is on the multi-disciplinary nature of highway
problems encountered in engineering analysis and design, e.g. linear
and traffic engineering and its application to the planning and design
simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic materials, steady heat
of transportation facilities. In the course of the class the students will
flow); roots of nonlinear equations (e.g. vibration problems, open channel
examine design problems that will involve: geometric design, surveying,
flow); eigen-value problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and
traffic operations, hydrology, hydraulics, elements of bridge design,
elastic stability); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of
statistics, highway safety, transportation planning, engineering ethics, soil
experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g. summation
mechanics, pavement design, economics, environmental science. 3 credit
of pressure distributions, finite element properties, local averaging );
hours. Taught on demand.
ordinary differential equations (e.g. forced vibrations, beam bending).
CEEN423. SURVEYING FOR ENGINEERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
All course participants will receive source code consisting of a suite
DESIGN PRACTICES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of numerical methods programs. Prerequisite: CSCI260 or CSCI261,
Equivalent with EGGN333,EGGN433,
MATH225, CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Applications of civil engineering skills using the engineer's level,
CEEN406. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0
total station, GPS receiver, and commercial software for field data
Semester Hrs.
collection, design, and layout of civil infrastructure including survey
Equivalent with EGGN442,
control, roadways, intersections, and utilities such as water and sewer.
(II) A course combining finite element theory with practical progamming
The course includes basic road design, horizontal design, vertical
experience in which the multi-disciplinary nature of the finite element
design, centerline layout, slope/cross section staking, earthwork volume
method as a numerical technique for solving differential equations is
calculations, engineering astronomy, and preparation of plan/profile
emphasized. Topics covered include simple structural element, solid
drawings. Some discussion of concepts and mathematics of applying
elasticity, steady state analysis, transient analysis. Students get a copy
GPS data to engineering projects and the principles of map projections
of all the source code published in the course textbook. Prerequisite:
(Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and coordinate systems
CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
such as (North American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83, and other reference
networks is included. Prerequisite: CEEN331. 2 hours lecture; 8-9 field
CEEN410. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
work days; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with EGGN448,
Advanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis
CEEN430. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will include
Equivalent with EGGN441,
seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilistic methods.
(II) Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Nonprismatic
The course will have an emphasis on numerical solution techniques
structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Structural
to geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite differences.
optimization. Computer Methods. Structures with nonlinear materials.
Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours. Fall even
Internal force redistribution for statically indeterminate structures.
years.
Graduate credit requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite:
CEEN314. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.
CEEN411. SOIL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CEEN512,EGGN431,
CEEN433. MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Soil Dynamics combines engineering vibrations with soil mechanics,
Equivalent with CEEN533,
analysis, and design. Students will learn to apply basic principles of
(II) Focused study on computer oriented methods for solving determinate
dynamics towards the analysis and design of civil infrastructure systems
and indeterminate structures such as trusses and frames. Classical
when specific issues as raised by the inclusion of soil materials must be
stiffness based analysis method will be introduced with hands-on
considered. Prerequisites: CEEN311, CEEN312, and MATH225. 3 hours
practice to develop customized matrix analysis program using Matlab.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Commercial structural analysis programs will also be introduced during
the class and practiced through class projects. When this course is cross-
CEEN412. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
listed and concurrent with CEEN533, students that enroll in CEEN533
Equivalent with CEEN511,
will complete additional and/or more complex assignments. Prerequisite:
(II) Systematic introduction of soil mechanics under partially saturated
CEEN314. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
conditions. Topics include principles of seepage under variably saturated
conditions, principle of the effective stress, shear strength theory, and
CEEN440. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
hydraulic and mechanical properties. When this course is cross-listed and
Equivalent with EGGN447,
concurrent with CEEN511, students that enroll in CEEN511 will complete
(II) The course develops the theory and design methods required for the
additional and/or more complex assignments. Prerequisites: CEEN312. 3
use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The design of walls,
lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls, and structural systems are
covered for each material. Gravity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are
calculated and utilized for design. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or equivalent. 3
hours lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring odd years.

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CEEN441. INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF
CEEN471. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN494,
(II) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the design
(I) This course provides students with an introduction to seismic design
of domestic and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems.
as it relates to structures. Students will become familiar with the sources
This course will focus on the combination of physical, chemical, and
of seismic disturbances, the physics of seismic energy transmission, and
biological processes and technologies to form a water or wastewater
the relationship between ground disturbance and the resulting forces
treatment system. Source water quality, treatment objectives, water
experienced by structures. The theory and basis for existing building
reuse, multi-barrier approaches, and water and energy efficiency are
code provisions relating to seismic design of structures will be introduced.
considered in detail. Prerequisites: CEEN470, or CEEN570, or other
Building code requirements and design methodologies will be examined
water or wastewater treatment design courses (for graduate students
and applied. Prerequisites: CEEN443, or CEEN445, or CEEN440. 3
enrolled in this course). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN472. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. 3.0
CEEN443. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN444,
Equivalent with ESGN460,
(I, II) To learn application and use the American Institute of Steel
(II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the U.S. and globally
Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course develops an
need to be effective in protecting public health and preserving water
understanding of the underlying theory for the design specifications.
quality while also being acceptable, affordable and sustainable. Onsite
Students learn basic steel structural member design principles to select
and decentralized systems have the potential to achieve these goals
the shape and size of a structural member. The design and analysis
in rural areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small
of tension members, compression members, flexural members, and
and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use efficiency,
members under combined loading is included, in addition to basic bolted
conserve energy and enable distributed energy generation, promote
and welded connection design. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture;
green spaces, restore surface waters and aquifers, and stimulate new
3 semester hours.
green companies and jobs. A growing array of approaches, devices and
technologies have evolved that include point-of-use water purification,
CEEN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. 3.0
waste source separation, conventional and advanced treatment units,
Semester Hrs.
localized natural treatment systems, and varied resource recovery and
Equivalent with EGGN445,
recycling options. This course will focus on the engineering selection,
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to the materials and principles
design, and implementation of onsite and decentralized systems for
involved in the design of reinforced concrete. It will allow students to
water reclamation and reuse. Topics to be covered include process
develop an understanding of the fundamental behavior of reinforced
analysis and system planning, water and waste stream attributes, water
concrete under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and
and resource conservation, confined unit and natural system treatment
gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its application to
technologies, effluent collection and clustering, recycling and reuse
the design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, and footings.
options, and system management. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours
Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN461. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN473. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with ESGN401,
Equivalent with EGGN451,
(II). Biological and ecological principles discussed and industrial
(I,II) Review of fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy
examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes, such
and flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels,
as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to engineering
backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydrodynamics,
activities, including engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and
hydraulic structures. Prerequisites: CEEN310. 3 hours lecture; 3
performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution control, and
semester hours.
mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts
of forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to
CEEN474. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged during the
Semester Hrs.
semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with ESGN462,
(I) The course objective is to put the student into the shoes of a plant
CEEN470. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES.
manager having process responsibility for waste minimization, focusing
3.0 Semester Hrs.
on recycling. Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially
Equivalent with BELS453,EGGN453,ESGN453,
those associated with heavy metals. Waste minimization generally
(I) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the unit
requires a solid understanding of alternative raw materials and process
operations and processes involved in water and wastewater treatment.
technologies, in combination with creativity and sensitivity to economics.
This course will focus on the physical, chemical, and biological processes
Prerequisites: Senior standing 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for water and wastewater treatment and reclamation. Treatment
objectives, process theory, and practice are considered in detail.
Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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CEEN475. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN482. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY.
Equivalent with EGGN457,ESGN457,
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
(I) This course introduces students to the collection, compilation,
associated with the characterization and remediation of contaminated
synthesis and interpretation of data for quantification of the components
sites. Methods for site characterization and risk assessment will be
of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration,
highlighted while the emphasis will be on remedial action screening
and runoff. Students will use hydrologic variables and parameters to
processes and technology principles and conceptual design. Common
evaluate watershed processes and behavior. Students will also survey
isolation and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology
and apply measurement techniques necessary for watershed studies.
will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used and
Advanced topics include development, construction, and application
case studies will be presented. Prerequisites: CEEN302. 3 hours lecture;
of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water
3 semester hours.
resources. Prerequisites: CEEN481. 2 hour lecture; 3 hour lab; 3
semester hours.
CEEN476. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND
PRACTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CEEN492. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with ESGN463,
Equivalent with ESGN490,
(II) The objective of this course is to introduce the principles of pollution
(I) Specially designed for the needs of the environmental quality
prevention, environmentally benign products and processes, and
engineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator,
manufacturing systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in
consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works,
pollution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are
environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state enforcement
given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-
programs, the National Environmental Policy Act, air and water pollutant
making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus
laws, risk assessment and management, and toxic and hazardous
includes sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for
substance laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites:
life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution prevention
CEEN301 or CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
plans; technological means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and
CEEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
reagents in manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society.
Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging are
CEEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
also addressed. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
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
CEEN477. SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Equivalent with EGGN490,
for credit under different titles.
(I) This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of
sustainability and sustainable development from an engineering point
CEEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
of view. It involves the integration of engineering and statistical analysis
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
through a Life Cycle Assessment tool, allowing a quantitative, broad-
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
based consideration any process or product design and their respective
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
impacts on environment, human health and the resource base. The
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
requirements for considering social implications are also discussed.
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing; 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
hours.
CEEN480. CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with ESGN440,
(I) This course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and
organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including water, air,
sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of contaminants in
the environment are discussed as broad categories, with some specific
examples from various industries. Attention is focused on the persistence,
reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental
media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental models
are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles of
contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and air are also
introduced. The course provides students with the conceptual basis and
mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the
environment. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN481. SEE CEEN381. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CEEN381,ESGN459,
.

64 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and
Students will demonstrate technical expertise within computer science by:
Computer Science
• Designing and implementing solutions to practical problems in
science and engineering,
2016-2017
• Using appropriate technology as a tool to solve problems in computer
science, and
Program Description
• Creating efficient algorithms and well-structured computer programs.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge within
develops graduates who enable the management of tremendous
computer science by:
amounts of data and energy around the world. The department offers
two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
• Extending course material to solve original problems,
and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Graduates of both
• Applying knowledge of computer science to the solution of problems,
programs are in a position to take advantage of a broad variety of
and
professional opportunities, and are well-prepared for a career in a world
• Identifying, formulating and solving computer science problems.
of rapid technological change.
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the
BS in Computer Science
relationship of computer science to other fields by:
Computing has become ubiquitous, impacting almost every aspect
• Applying computer science to solve problems in other fields,
of modern life, and playing an important role in many technological
• Working in cooperative multidisciplinary teams, and
advances. Computing jobs are among the highest paid, and computing
professionals generally report high job satisfaction. Graduates from our
• Choosing appropriate technology to solve problems in other
program have found employment with many different types of companies
disciplines.
including technology, engineering, and financial companies.
Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate computer science
The CS degree at CSM is designed to be accessible to students with
effectively by:
or without prior programming experience. The Introduction to Computer
• Giving oral presentations,
Science course introduces students to the building blocks of CS and
• Completing written explanations,
provides a brief introduction to procedural programming in Python.
The second computing course, Programming Concepts, emphasizes
• Interacting effectively in cooperative teams,
development of programming skills in an object-oriented language. The
• Creating well-documented programs, and
third introductory course, Data Structures, provides an understanding
• Understanding and interpreting written material in computer science.
of the classic data representation schemes, algorithms, and algorithm
analysis that form the foundation for all advanced work in computing.
BS in Electrical Engineering
Required CS courses provide the fundamental skills and knowledge that
A distinguishing feature of the EE program at CSM is a focus in three
are critical to success in computing. These courses reflect a mixture of
specific areas: energy and power systems; antennas and wireless
theory and practice, including discrete structures, design and analysis of
communications; and information and systems sciences, which
algorithms, principles of programming languages, computer architecture,
includes embedded processors, signal processing and control systems.
operating systems, and software engineering. In the required Elements
Graduates from our program find employment in the power industry,
of Computing Systems course, students consolidate their understanding
engineering consulting firms, renewable energy companies, aerospace
of CS by constructing a simulator for an entire modern computer from
and communications firms, as well as a wide variety of companies that
the ground up. The capstone field session course provides students an
rely on embedded intelligence to manage data and systems. Another
opportunity to work in teams to create software products for real clients.
popular choice of our students after graduation is graduate school,
where an advanced degree will open up opportunities in corporate and
Elective courses in CS allow students to explore a variety of important
government research labs or academia, and the opportunity to be come
computing topics, such as graphics and visualization, human computer
technological leaders.
interaction, artificial intelligence, database management, and web
programming. Elective courses often relate to recent trends in computing,
Students in the Electrical Engineering program complete a set of core
covering topics such as security, high performance computing, wireless
courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering
sensor networks, and mobile applications.
sciences during their first two years. Course work in mathematics is
an essential part of the curriculum, which gives engineering students
Computing is a broad field with applicability to most science and
essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical
engineering domains. The CS minor is designed for students in other
phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by physics and
disciplines to receive a solid grounding in the basics, which should enable
chemistry, which provide an appropriate foundation in the physical
them to apply their computing skills to solve problems in other domains.
sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the basic sciences and are
focused on applications.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Science in Computer Science)
Students get early-hands-on-design experience in the first year through
the Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPIC I). This experience
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
teaches design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Computer Science Program
aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two years includes
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives:
systems-oriented courses with humanities and social sciences content;

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these courses explore the linkages within the environment, human
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0.5
society, and engineered devices.
Elective
15.0
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes
circuit analysis, electronics, electromagnetic fields and waves, and
Sophomore
digital systems. Because of our program focus, the core curriculum
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
also includes courses in signal processing, embedded microprocessor
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
systems design, machines and power systems, and control systems.
AND ENGINEERS III
Students can also take specialized electives that further develop their
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
expertise in one of these focus areas, or in other areas such as robotics,
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
biomedical engineering, and computing.
OPTICS
In their final year, students complete a capstone design course that is
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
focused on an in-depth engineering project. The projects are generated
SYSTEMS, CBEN 110, CHGN 122,
by customer demand, and include experiential verification to ensure a
or CHGN 125 (Distributed Science
realistic design experience.
Elective)
CSCI262
DATA STRUCTURES


3.0
The Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
by ABET.
Elective
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
16.0
Science in Electrical Engineering)
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSCI341
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION


3.0
The Electrical Engineering program contributes to the educational
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile. In addition, the
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS


3.0
Electrical Engineering Program at CSM has established the following
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
program educational objectives:
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Within three years of attaining the BSEE degree:
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
1. Graduates will be working in their chosen field or will be successfully
Elective
pursuing a graduate degree.
15.5
2. Graduates will be situated in growing careers, generating new
Junior
knowledge, and exercising leadership in the field of electrical
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
engineering.
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING


3.0
3. Graduates will be contributing to the needs of society through
professional practice, research, and service.
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
CSCI403
DATA BASE MANAGEMENT


3.0
Bachelor of Science in Computer
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Science Degree Requirements:
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
15.0
Freshman
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS


3.0
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER


3.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS


3.0
SCIENCE
FOR ENGINEERS
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
FREE
Free Elective


1.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
16.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Elective
CSCI370
ADVANCED SOFTWARE


6.0
16.0
ENGINEERING
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
6.0
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
Senior
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
AND ENGINEERS II
CSCI442
OPERATING SYSTEMS


3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0

66 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
15.0
SYSTEMS, CBEN 110, CSCI
101, CHGN 122, or CHGN 125
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
(Distributed Science 1. May not use
CSCI400
PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING

3.0
both CHGN122 and 125)
LANGUAGES
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CSCI ELECT Computer Science Elective*


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
15.0
Elective
Total Semester Hrs: 129.5
17.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
*
CSCI Electives can be chosen from any 400-level CSCI course.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Please see the Courses Tab for course listings.
AND ENGINEERS II
Combined BS/MS in Computer Science
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER


3.0
offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science program
SCIENCE, CBEN 110, GEGN
in Computer Science that enables students to work on a Bachelor of
101, CHGN 122, or CHGN 125
Science and a Master of Science simultaneously. Normally a Master's
(Distributed Science 2. May not use
Degree requires 36 credit hours and takes two years to complete. Under
both CHGN122 and CHGN125)
the Combined Program, students will count two courses (CSCI406
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
and CSCI442) toward both degrees, so only 30 additional credit hours
Elective
are needed to complete the degree. One additional 400-level course
may be counted toward the graduate degree. Students selecting the
15.0
Thesis option will be required to complete 18 hours of coursework and
Sophomore
a thesis (12 credit hours). Students selecting the Non-Thesis option
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
will be required to complete 30 credit hours of coursework. There are
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
two required graduate-level courses: CSCI564 (Advanced Architecture)
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
and CSCI561 (Theory of Computation). The remaining courses are all
AND ENGINEERS III
electives. Descriptions can be found in the EECS Graduate Bulletin.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
Students may not apply for the combined program until they have taken
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
five or more Computer Science classes at CSM (classes transferred from
OPTICS
other universities will not be considered). This requirement may be met
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS


3.0
by any 200-level or above course with a CSCI prefix (e.g., CSCI261,
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CSCI306, CSCI442, etc.). Since CSCI370 (Field Session) is based
Elective
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
in the five courses. CSCI274 is a one credit hour course which also may
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
not be counted as one of the five courses.
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
Students should have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of 3.2
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC


4.0
for courses in the major. The calculation of GPA in the major will be
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
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
multiple times, all of the grades will be included into the GPA calculation.
Elective
Interested students with a lower GPA must write an essay to explain why
14.5
they should be admitted to the program.
Junior
Bachelor of Science in
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
Electrical Engineering Degree
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I or CEEN


3.0
Requirements:
241
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK


3.0
Freshman
CONTROL SYSTEMS
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EENG310
INFORMATION SYSTEMS


4.0
SCIENCE I
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0

Colorado School of Mines 67
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
EENG450
SYSTEMS EXPLORATION AND


1.0
PHGN441
SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
3.0
ENGINEERING DESIGN LAB
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
is submitted, and as long as the undergraduate portion of the program
EENG413
ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
4.0
is successfully completed and the student has a GPA above 3.0, the
SYSTEMS

68 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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. 42).
(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
CSCI358
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3.0
SYSTEMS
CSCI406
ALGORITHMS
3.0
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
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
CSCI306
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 69
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, Ben L. Fryrear
& EGGN250
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Chuan Yue
and MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
Hao Zhang
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
SYSTEMS
Teaching Professors
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
Ravel Ammerman
EENG383
MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND
4.0
INTERFACING
Vibhuti Dave
EENG421
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PHYSICS AND
3.0
Cyndi Rader
DESIGN
Jeffrey Schowalter
4. General Electrical Engineering, 19 or 19.5 credits
Teaching Associate Professors
EENG282
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
4.0
Stephanie Claussen
or EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
& EGGN250
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
Keith Hellman
and MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
Christopher Painter-Wakefield
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL
3.0
Jeffrey Paone
SYSTEMS
EENG284
DIGITAL LOGIC
4.0
Emerita Associate Professor
EENG310
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE I
4.0
Catherine Skokan
EENG385
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS
4.0
Courses
Interium Department Head & Professor
CSCI101. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester
Atef Elsherbeni, Dobelman Chair
Hrs.
Professors
(I, II) An introductory course to the building blocks of Computer Science.
Topics include conventional computer hardware, data representation,
Kevin Moore, College Dean
the role of operating systems and networks in modern computing,
algorithm design, relational databases, structured queries, and computer
Tracy Camp
simulations. A popular procedural programming language will be
learned by students and programming assignments will explore ideas
Randy Haupt
from algorithm development, optimization, and computer simulation.
Dinesh Mehta
Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
P.K. Sen
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Tyrone Vincent
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Associate Professors
for credit under different titles.
Qi Han
CSCI199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
William Hoff
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
Kathryn Johnson
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.
Marcelo Simoes
Michael Wakin, Ben L. Fryrear
Assistant Professors
Salman Mohagheghi

70 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
CSCI260. FORTRAN PROGRAMMING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI341. COMPUTER ORGANIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS260,
Equivalent with MACS341,
(I) Computer programming in Fortran90/95 with applications to science
(I, II) Covers the basic concepts of computer architecture and
and engineering. Program design and structure, problem analysis,
organization. Topics include machine level instructions and operating
debugging, program testing. Language skills: arithmetic, input/output,
system calls used to write programs in assembly language, computer
branching and looping, functions, arrays, data types. Introduction to
arithmetics, performance, processor design, and pipelining techniques.
operating systems. Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
This course provides insight into the way computers operate at the
machine level. Prerequisite: CSCI261. Co-requisites: CSCI262. 3 hours
CSCI261. PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with MACS261,
(I, II) This course introduces fundamental computer programming
CSCI358. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
concepts using a high-level language and a modern development
Equivalent with MACS358,MATH358,
environment. Programming skills include sequential, selection, and
(I, II) This course is an introductory course in discrete mathematics and
repetition control structures, functions, input and output, primitive data
algebraic structures. Topics include: formal logic; proofs, recursion,
types, basic data structures including arrays and pointers, objects, and
analysis of algorithms; sets and combinatorics; relations, functions, and
classes. Software engineering skills include problem solving, program
matrices; Boolean algebra and computer logic; trees, graphs, finite-state
design, and debugging practices. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3
machines and regular languages. Prerequisite: MATH213, MATH223 or
semester hours.
MATH224. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI262. DATA STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CSCI370. ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MACS262,
(S) (WI) This capstone course has three primary goals: (1) to enable
(I, II, S) Defining and using data structures such as linked lists, stacks,
students to apply their course work knowledge to a challenging applied
queues, binary trees, binary heap, hash tables. Introduction to algorithm
problem for a real client, (2) to enhance students' verbal and written
analysis, with emphasis on sorting and search routines. Language skills:
communication skills, and (3) to provide an introduction to ethical decision
abstract data types, templates and inheritance. Prerequisite: CSCI261
making in computer science. Ethics and communication skills are
with a grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
emphasized in a classroom setting. The client work is done in small
teams, either on campus or at the client site. Faculty advisors provide
CSCI274. INTRODUCTION TO THE LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM. 1.0
guidance related to the software engineering process, which is similar to
Semester Hr.
Scrum. By the end of the course students must have a finished product
(I,II) Introduction to the Linux Operating System will teach students
with appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: CSCI306. 6-week summer
how to become proficient with using a Linux operating system from
session; 6 semester hours.
the command line. Topics will include: remote login (ssh), file system
navigation, file commands, editors, compilation, execution, redirection,
CSCI398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
output, searching, processes, usage, permissions, compression, parsing,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
networking, and bash scripting. Prerequisites: CSCI 261. 1 hour lecture; 1
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
semester hour.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
CSCI298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CSCI399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
for credit under different titles.
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
CSCI299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
CSCI400. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES. 3.0
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
Semester Hrs.
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
Equivalent with MACS400,
hours. Repeatable for credit.
(I, II) Study of the principles relating to design, evaluation and
implementation of programming languages, including basic compiler
CSCI306. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
techniques and context-free grammars. Students will be exposed to
Equivalent with MACS306,
different categories of programming languages, such as functional,
(I, II) Introduction to software engineering processes and object-oriented
imperative, object-oriented and scripting. Best practices for programming
design principles. Topics include the Agile development methodology,
will be explored, including effective use of exceptions and threads.
test-driven development, UML diagrams, use cases and several object-
The primary languages discussed are: Java, C++, Scheme, and Perl.
oriented design patterns. Course work emphasizes good programming
Prerequisite: CSCI306. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
practices via version control and code reviews. Prerequisite: CSCI262
with grade of C- or higher. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CSCI340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II, S) (WI) Supervised, full-time engineering-related employment
for a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
sophomore status and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
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, CSCI358, MATH334 or MATH335 or MATH201.
CSCI447. SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
3 hours 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: PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours
lab; 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.

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EENG425. INTRODUCTION TO ANTENNAS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EENG481. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED ENERGY
(II) This course provides an introduction to antennas and antenna arrays.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Theoretical analysis and use of computer programs for antenna analysis
Equivalent with EGGN487,
and design will be presented. Experimental tests and demonstrations
(II) The course investigates the design, operation and analysis of
will also be conducted to complement the theoretical analysis. Students
complex interconnected electric power grids, the basis of our electric
are expected to use MATLAB to model antennas and their performance.
power infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for
Prerequisites: EENG386.
the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring, ensuring
system reliability, maintaining security, and developing systems that are
EENG427. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
safe to operate has become increasingly more difficult. Because of the
(I,II,S) This course provides the tools needed to analyze and design a
complexity of the problems encountered, analysis and design procedures
wireless system. Topics include link budgets, satellite communications,
rely on the use of sophisticated power system simulation computer
cellular communications, handsets, base stations, modulation techniques,
programs. The course features some commonly used commercial
RF propagation, coding, and diversity. Students are expected to complete
software packages. Prerequisites: EENG480. 2 Lecture Hours, 3
an extensive final project. Prerequisites: EENG386, EENG311, and
Laboratory Hours, 3 Semester Hours.
EENG310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG489. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY SYSTEMS AND
EENG450. SYSTEMS EXPLORATION AND ENGINEERING DESIGN
POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) The course presents a unified approach for understanding and
(I, II) This laboratory is a semester-long design and build activity centered
applying computational methods, computer-aided analysis and design
around a challenge problem that varies from year to year. Solving
of electric power systems. Applications will range from power electronics
this problem requires the design and prototyping of a complex system
to power systems, power quality, and renewable energy. Focus will be
and utilizes concepts from multiple electrical engineering courses.
on how these seemingly diverse applications all fit within the smart-
Students work in intra-disciplinary teams, with students focusing on either
grid paradigm. This course builds on background knowledge of electric
embedded systems or control systems. Prerequisites: EENG383 and
circuits, control of dc/dc converters and inverters, energy conversion and
EENG307. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
power electronics by preparing students in applying the computational
EENG470. INTRODUCTION TO HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0
methods for multi-domain simulation of energy systems and power
Semester Hrs.
electronics engineering problems. Prerequisites: EENG282 or EENG382.
Equivalent with EGGN485,
1 hour lecture, 2 lab hours, 3 semester hours.
(II) Power electronics are used in a broad range of applications from
EENG497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
control of power flow on major transmission lines to control of motor
speeds in industrial facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power
EENG498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
supplies. This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and
Semester Hr.
design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC, AC/
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many configurations.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Prerequisites: EENG282. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
EENG472. PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EENG499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with EGGN486,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(Taught on Demand) This course provides the fundamentals to
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
understand and analyze renewable energy powered electric circuits. It
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
covers practical topics related to the design of alternative energy based
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and broad
hours. Repeatable for credit.
knowledge of the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics,
electronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of the main
objectives of this course is to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of
integration of the alternative sources of energy, including hydropower,
wind power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems. Power
electronic systems will be discussed and how those electronic systems
can be used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy
applications. Prerequisite: EENG382. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG480. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN484,
(I) 3-phase power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equivalent
circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calculations, symmetrical
components and unsymmetrical faults, system grounding, power-flow,
selection of major equipment, design of electric power distribution
systems. Prerequisite: EENG389. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

76 Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
• Applying their Mechanical Engineering education as active
contributors in the workforce or graduate school;
2016-2017
• Effective at communicating technical information in a diverse and
globally integrated society;
Program Description
• Demonstrating their commitment to continued professional
development through training, coursework, and/or professional
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a design-
society involvement;
oriented undergraduate program that emphasizes fundamental
engineering principles. Students receive a strong foundation in
• Exemplifying ethical and social responsibility in their professional
mechanical engineering disciplines, and a working knowledge of modern
activities.
engineering tools. Classroom education is augmented with extensive
practical laboratory experiences. Successful graduates are well-prepared
for a mechanical engineering career in a world of rapid technological
Bachelor of Science in
change.
Mechanical Engineering Degree
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Requirements:
Engineering
Freshman
During the freshman and sophomore years, students complete a set of
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and fundamental
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
engineering disciplines. These years also include engineering design
coursework within Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPIC
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
151) and Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (MEGN 200). This
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
experience teaches design methodology and stresses the creative
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I


4.0
aspects of the mechanical engineering profession. Additionally in the
or GEGN 101
first two years, courses in humanities and social sciences allow students
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
to explore the linkages between the environment, human society, and
AND ENGINEERS I
engineered systems.
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
In the junior and senior years, students complete an advanced
Elective
engineering core that includes fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat
17.0
transfer, numerical methods, control theory, machine design, computer-
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
aided engineering, and manufacturing processes. This engineering core
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
is complemented by courses in economics and electives in humanities
(SC1) or 125
and social sciences. Students must also take three advanced technical
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
electives and three additional free electives to explore specific fields of
interest. In the senior year, all students must complete a capstone design
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
course focused on a multidisciplinary engineering project.
AND ENGINEERS II
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
Students in mechanical engineering spend considerable time in
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
laboratories, including the CECS Garage with a variety of prototyping
Elective
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.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree is accredited
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
by ABET.
OPTICS
Program Educational Objectives
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
(Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
Engineering)
MEGN200
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
The Mechanical Engineering program contributes to the educational
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Accreditation Criteria. Accordingly, the Mechanical Engineering Program
Elective
at CSM has established the following program educational objectives for
18.0
the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree:
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Within three to five years of completing their degree, graduates will be:
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS


3.0

Colorado School of Mines 77
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
EGGN492
SENIOR DESIGN II


3.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL

3.0
15.0
CIRCUITS, ELECTRONICS AND
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
POWER
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
* Mechanical Engineering students are required to take three Mechanical
MEGN312
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID


3.0
Engineering elective courses. At least one of these courses must be
MECHANICS
from the Advanced Engineering Sciences list. The remaining must be
from either the Advanced Engineering Sciences list or the Mechanical
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Engineering Electives list.
Elective
15.5
Advanced Engineering Sciences:
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MEGN201
MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION


3.0
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
3.0
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Junior
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
Mechanical Engineering Electives:
EGGN250
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
CEEN405
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
CEEN406
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0
MATH307
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC


3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
COMPUTING
EENG389
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY
4.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS


3.0
EENG417
MODERN CONTROL DESIGN
3.0
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED


3.0
EGGN401
PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE
3.0
ENGINEERING
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
16.5
ENGINEERING
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I


3.0
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
EGGN350
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.5
MOVEMENT
ENGINEERING LABORATORY II
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
3.0
EENG307
INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK


3.0
MEGN466
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION
3.0
CONTROL SYSTEMS
ENGINES
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN


4.0
MEGN485
MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH
3.0
MEGN381
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES


3.0
NETWORK MODELS
17.5
MEGN493
ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
3.0
Senior
MEGN498
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL
1-6
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
ENGINEERING (SPECIAL TOPICS)
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II


3.0
MEGN5XX
ANY 500-LEVEL MEGN COURSE
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
EGGN450
MULTIDISCIPLINARY


1.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND
3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY III
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
EGGN491
SENIOR DESIGN I


3.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering Elective*


3.0
MTGN463
POLYMER ENGINEERING
3.0
ELECT
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering Elective*


3.0
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
ELECT
NUGN520
INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR
3.0
16.0
THERMAL-HYDRAULICS
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III


3.0
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
MECH
Mechanical Engineering Elective*


3.0
ELECT
FREE
Free Elective


3.0

78 Mechanical Engineering
Combined Mechanical Engineering
2. Tracks (choose one track):
Baccalaureate and Masters Degrees
Robotics, Automation & Design Track (10 credit hours)
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
3.0
Mechanical Engineering offers a five year combined program in which
MEGN481
MACHINE DESIGN
4.0
students have the opportunity to obtain specific engineering skills
MEGN381
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
3.0
supplemented with graduate coursework in mechanical engineering.
Upon completion of the program, students receive two degrees, the
or MEGN441
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of
or MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
Science in Mechanical Engineering.
or MEGN485
MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH
NETWORK MODELS
Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined
Solid Materials Track (9 credit hours)
Undergraduate/Graduate degree student may occur as early as the
first semester Junior year and must be granted no later than the end of
MEGN412
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
registration the last semester Senior year. Students must meet minimum
MEGN416
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
3.0
GPA admission requirements for the graduate degree.
MEGN424
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
3.0
Thermal-Fluids Track (9 credit hours)
Students are required to take an additional thirty credit hours for the M.S.
degree. Up to nine of the 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
degree requirements can be 400-level courses. The remainder of
MEGN461
THERMODYNAMICS II
3.0
the courses will be at the graduate level (500-level and above). The
MEGN471
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Bulletin provides detail into the
graduate program and includes specific instructions regarding required
Biomechanical Engineering Minor
and elective courses. Students may switch from the combined program,
which includes a non-thesis Master of Science degree to a M.S. degree
General Requirements
with a thesis option; however, if students change degree programs they
To obtain a Biomechanical Engineering Minor, students must take at
must satisfy all degree requirements for the M.S. with thesis degree.
least 18.0 credits from the courses listed below. Fundamentals of Biology
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
I (CBEN110), Fundamentals of Biology II (CBEN120), and Introduction
to Biomechanical Engineering (MEGN330) are required (11.0 credits).
Mechanical Engineering Areas of Special
Three more courses may be chosen from the proposed list of electives.
Interest (ASI)
The list of electives will be modified as new related courses become
available.
and Minor Programs
Required Courses (11.0 credits)
General Requirements
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers minor and ASI
CBEN120
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II
4.0
programs. Students who elect an ASI or minor, must fulfill all prerequisite
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
requirements for each course in a chosen sequence. Students in
ENGINEERING
the sciences or mathematics must be prepared to meet prerequisite
requirements in fundamental engineering and engineering science
Biomechanical Engineering Elective Courses
courses. Students in engineering disciplines are better positioned to
meet the prerequisite requirements for courses in the minor and ASI
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Mechanical Engineering program. (See Minor/ASI section of the Bulletin
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
for all requirements for a minor/ASI at CSM.)
MOVEMENT
or MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
For an Area of Special Interest in Mechanical Engineering, the
MOVEMENT
student must complete a minimum of 12 hours from the following:
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
MEGN312
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS
3.0
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
For a Minor in Mechanical Engineering, the student must complete a
MEGN553
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL
3.0
minimum of 18 hours from the following:
TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID DYNAMICS AND
1. Required Courses (choose three, 9 credit hours)
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
MEGN312
INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS
3.0
MEGN x98, x99
SPECIAL TOPICS *
3.0
MEGN315
DYNAMICS
3.0
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
or MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I
3.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 79
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
Douglas Van Bossuyt
CBEN306
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
Xiaoli Zhang
AND BRAIN
CBEN309
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
Teaching Associate Professors
AND BRAIN LABORATORY
Robert Amaro
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
Jenifer Blacklock
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
Jered Dean
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
PHGN433
BIOPHYSICS
3.0
Ventzi Karaivanov
*
As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted as
Leslie M. Light
relevant to the biomechanical engineering minor.
Derrick Rodriguez
Professor and Department Head
Emeriti Professors
Gregory S. Jackson
Robert King
George R. Brown Distinguished Professor
Michael B. McGrath
Robert J. Kee
Emerita Professor
Professors
Joan P. Gosink
John R. Berger
Emeritus Associate Professor
Cristian V. Ciobanu
David Munoz
Graham G. W. Mustoe
Research Professor
Alexandra Newman
George Gilmer
Brian Thomas
Research Associate Professor
Associate professors
Huayang Zhu
Joel M. Bach
Research Assistant Professors
Robert Braun
Christopher B. Dryer
Mark Deinert
Branden Kappes
Anthony Petrella
Canan Karakaya
John P. H. Steele
Andrew Osborne
Neal Sullivan
Sandrine Ricote
Ruichong "Ray" Zhang
Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant professors
Michael Mooney
Gregory Bogin
Courses
Ozkan Celik
MEGN200. INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
Steven DeCaluwe
(I, II, S) Students will learn the fundamentals behind mechanical
engineering, design and drafting. The course will include an introduction
Jason Porter
to solid modeling using CAD and/or SolidWorks. Students will also
Anne Silverman
gain understanding of how to visualize and present technical data.
Understanding of the design process will be expanded from the previous
Aaron Stebner
course by understanding how drawing and prototyping are implemented
through practice in a common team design project. Teamwork,
Paulo Tabares-Velasco
presentations, and technical writing will be an integral part of this course.
Nils Tilton
Prerequisites: EPIC151 or EPIC155. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

80 Mechanical Engineering
MEGN201. MECHANICAL FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN235,
Equivalent with EGGN340,EGGN340M,
(S) This course provides the student with hands-on experience in
(I,II,S) Supervised, full-time engineering related employment for a
the use of modern engineering tools as part of the design process
continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives
including modeling, fabrication, and testing of components and systems.
are achieved. Students must meet with the Department Head prior to
Student use engineering, mathematics and computers to conceptualize,
enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their individual Co-
model, create, test, and evaluate components and systems of their
op program. Prerequisites: Second semester sophomore status and
creation. Teamwork is emphasized by having students work in teams.
a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: EENG281, MEGN200, and MEGN312 or CEEN311. Three
credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit earned in
weeks in summer field session; 3 semester hours.
MEGN340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free elective credit
hours if, in the judgment of the Department Head, the required term
MEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
paper adequately documents the fact that the work experience entailed
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
high-quality application of engineering principles and practice. Applying
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
the credits as free electives requires the student to submit a Declaration
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation
for credit under different titles.
Requirements form obtained from the Career Center to the Department
MEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Head.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MEGN351. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
Equivalent with EGGN351,
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
(I, II) Fluid properties, fluid statics, control-volume analysis, Bernoulli
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
equation, differential analysis and Navier-Stokes equations, dimensional
hours. Repeatable for credit.
analysis, internal flow, external flow, open-channel flow, and
MEGN312. INTRODUCTION TO SOLID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester
turbomachinery. May not also receive credit for CEEN310 or PEGN251.
Hrs.
Prerequisite: CEEN241 (C- or better) or MNGN317 (C- or better). 3 hours
(I, II, S) Introduction to the theory and application of the principles of
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Solid Mechanics by placing an early focus on free body diagrams,
MEGN361. THERMODYNAMICS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
stress and strain transformations, and failure theories. Covered topics
Equivalent with EGGN371,
include: stress and stress transformation, strain and strain transformation,
(I, II, S) A comprehensive treatment of thermodynamics from a
mechanical properties of materials, axial load, torsion, bending,
mechanical engineering point of view. Thermodynamic properties of
transverse shear, combined loading, pressure vessels, failure theories,
substances inclusive of phase diagrams, equations of state, internal
stress concentrations, thermal stress, deflection of beams and shafts,
energy, enthalpy, entropy, and ideal gases. Principles of conservation
and column buckling. Upon completion of the course, students will be
of mass and energy for steady-state and transient analyses. First and
able to apply the principles of Solid Mechanics to the analysis of elastic
Second Law of thermodynamics, heat engines, and thermodynamic
structures under simple and combined loading, use free body diagrams
efficiencies. Application of fundamental principles with an emphasis on
in the analysis of structures, use failure theories to assess safety of
refrigeration and power cycles. May not also receive credit for CHGN209,
design, and effectively communicate the outcomes of analysis and design
CBEN210, or GEGN330. Prerequisite: MATH213 (C- or better). 3 hours
problems. May not also receive credit for CEEN311. Prerequisites:
lecture; 3 semester hours.
CEEN241 (C- or better). Co-requisites: MEGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
MEGN381. MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN390,MEGN380,
MEGN315. DYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II,S) Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes with
Equivalent with EGGN315,
emphasis on process selection and laboratory measurements of process
(I,II,S) Absolute and relative motions. Kinetics, work-energy, impulse-
conditions with product variables. Consideration of relations among
momentum, vibrations. Prerequisites: CEEN241 (C- or better) and
material properties, process settings, tooling features and product
MATH225 (C- or better). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
attributes. Design and implementation of a process for manufacture of
MEGN330. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
a given component. Manual and Automated manufacturing and their
Semester Hrs.
implementation in plant layouts. Understanding how to eliminate waste in
Equivalent with BELS325,BELS420,EGGN325,EGGN420,
manufacturing processes and enhance scheduling and satisfying client
(I) The application of mechanical engineering principles and techniques
needs. Quality, tolerances and standards will be discussed along with
to the human body presents many unique challenges. The discipline of
their importance in a manufacturing setting. Prerequisite: MEGN312 or
Biomedical Engineering (more specifically, Biomechanical Engineering)
CEEN311, and MTGN202 and MEGN201. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester
has evolved over the past 50 years to address these challenges.
hours.
Biomechanical Engineering includes such areas as biomechanics,
MEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. 1-6
biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, and rehabilitation.
Semester Hr.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to, and overview
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
of, Biomechanical Engineering and to prepare the student for more
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
advanced Biomechanical coursework. At the end of the semester,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
students should have a working knowledge of the special considerations
for credit under different titles.
necessary to apply various mechanical engineering principles to the
human body. Prerequisites: MEGN312 or CEEN311 and PHGN200. Co-
requisites: MEGN315. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 81
MEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
MEGN430. MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Equivalent with BELS425,EGGN425,
faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter,
(II) This course is intended to provide mechanical engineering students
content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must
with a second course in musculoskeletal biomechanics. At the end of the
be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit
semester, students should have in-depth knowledge and understanding
hours. Repeatable for credit.
necessary to apply mechanical engineering principles such as statics,
dynamics, and mechanics of materials to the human body. The course
MEGN412. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester
will focus on the biomechanics of injury since understanding injury
Hrs.
will require developing an understanding of normal biomechanics.
Equivalent with EGGN422,
Prerequisite: MEGN315, (MEGN312 or CEEN311), MEGN330, or
(I, II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain
instructor permission. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses,
Hooke's law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to
MEGN435. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT.
elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of non-circular and thin-walled
3.0 Semester Hrs.
members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and
Equivalent with BELS426,EGGN426,
beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled
(II) Introduction to modeling and simulation in biomechanics. The course
cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisite: CEEN311 (C- or better) or
includes a synthesis of musculoskeletal properties and interactions with
MEGN312 (C- or better). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the environment to construct detailed computer models and simulations.
The course will culminate in individual class projects related to each
MEGN416. ENGINEERING VIBRATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
student?s individual interests. Prerequisites: MEGN315 and MEGN330. 3
Equivalent with EGGN478,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Theory of mechanical vibrations as applied to single- and multi-
degree-of-freedom systems. Analysis of free and forced vibrations to
MEGN436. COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
different types of loading - harmonic, impulse, periodic and general
Equivalent with BELS428,BELS428,EGGN428,
transient loading. Derive model systems using D'Alambert's principle,
Computational Biomechanics provides an introduction to the application
Lagrange's equations and Hamilton's principle. Analysis of natural
of computer simulation to solve some fundamental problems in
frequencies and mode shapes. Role of damping in machines and
biomechanics and bioengineering. Musculoskeletal mechanics, medical
structures. Analysis and effects of resonance. Use of the modal
image reconstruction, hard and soft tissue modeling, joint mechanics,
superposition method and the transient Duhamel integral method.
and inter-subject variability will be considered. An emphasis will be
Prerequisite: MEGN315 (C- or better). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
placed on understanding the limitations of the computer model as a
predictive tool and the need for rigorous verification and validation of
MEGN424. COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
computational techniques. Clinical application of biomechanical modeling
Equivalent with EGGN413,
tools is highlighted and impact on patient quality of life is demonstrated.
(I, II, S) This course introduces the student to the concept of computer-
Prerequisites: MEGN424, MEGN330. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
aided engineering. The major objective is to provide the student with the
Fall odd years.
necessary background to use the computer as a tool for engineering
analysis and design. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method and
MEGN441. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
associated computational engineering software have become significant
Equivalent with EGGN400,
tools in engineering analysis and design. This course is directed to
(I, II) Overview and introduction to the science and engineering of
learning the concepts of FEA and its application to civil and mechanical
intelligent mobile robotics and robotic manipulators. Covers guidance and
engineering analysis and design. Note that critical evaluation of the
force sensing, perception of the environment around a mobile vehicle,
results of a FEA using classical methods (from statics and mechanics of
reasoning about the environment to identify obstacles and guidance path
materials) and engineering judgment is employed throughout the course.
features and adaptively controlling and monitoring the vehicle health. A
Prerequisite: MEGN312 (C- or better) or CEEN311 (C- or better). 3 hours
lesser emphasis is placed on robot manipulator kinematics, dynamics,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and force and tactile sensing. Surveys manipulator and intelligent mobile
robotics research and development. Introduces principles and concepts
MEGN425. ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING. 3.0
of guidance, position, and force sensing; vision data processing; basic
Semester Hrs.
path and trajectory planning algorithms; and force and position control.
(I,S) This course studies advanced topics in engineering analysis
Prerequisites: CSCI261 and EENG281. 2 hours lecture; 1 hour lab; 3
using the finite element method. The analyses are conducted using
semester hours.
commercial FEA software. The advanced topics include: nonlinear large
deformations and elasto-plastic behavior, steady and transient heat
MEGN451. FLUID MECHANICS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
transfer and thermally induced stresses, mechanical vibrations and
Equivalent with EGGN473,
transient dynamic phenomena, deformations and stresses in mechanical
(II) Review of elementary fluid mechanics and engineering, two-
and structural assemblies, and stress intensity phenomena. Note, the
dimensional external flows, boundary layers, flow separation;
accuracy and validity of FEA results is assessed by comparison with
Compressible flow, isentropic flow, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-
results obtained with exact or approximate analytical methods wherever
Meyer expansion fans, Fanno and Rayleigh flow; Introduction to
possible. Prerequisites: MEGN424. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
flow instabilities (e.g., Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Raleigh Benard
convection). Prerequisite: MEGN351 (C- or better). 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

82 Mechanical Engineering
MEGN461. THERMODYNAMICS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MEGN482. MECHANICAL DESIGN USING GD&T. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EGGN403,
Equivalent with EGGN410,
(I) This course extends the subject matter of Thermodynamics I
(II) The mechanical design process can be broadly grouped into
(MEGN361) to include the study of exergy, ideal gas mixture properties,
three phases: requirements and concept, design and analysis, details
psychrometrics and humid air processes, chemical reactions, and the 1st,
and drawing package. In this class students will learn concepts and
2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics as applied to reacting systems.
techniques for the details and drawing package phase of the design
Chemical equilibrium of multi-component systems, and simultaneous
process. The details of a design are critical to the success of a design
chemical reactions of real combustion and reaction processes are
project. The details include selection and implementation of a variety of
studied. Phase equilibrium, ionization, and the thermodynamics of
mechanical components such as fasteners (threaded, keys, retaining
compressible flow (nozzles and shock) are also introduced. Concepts of
rings), bearing and bushings. Fits and tolerances will also be covered.
the above are explored through the analysis of advanced thermodynamic
Statistical tolerance analysis will be used to verify that an assembly
systems, such as cascaded and absorption refrigeration systems,
will fit together and to optimize the design. Mechanical drawings have
cryogenics, and advanced gas turbine and combined power cycles.
become sophisticated communication tools that are used throughout
Prerequisites: MEGN351 (C- or better), MEGN361 (C- or better). 3 hours
the processes of design, manufacturing, and inspection. Mechanical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
drawings are interpreted either by the ANSI or ISO standard which
includes Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). In this course
MEGN466. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES.
the student will learn to create mechanical drawings that communicate
3.0 Semester Hrs.
all of the necessary information to manufacture the part, inspect the
(II) Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs); with a specific
part, and allow the parts to be assembled successfully. Prerequisite:
focus on Compression Ignition (CI) and Spark Ignition (SI) reciprocating
MEGN201. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
engines. This is an applied thermo science course designed to introduce
students to the fundamentals of both 4-stroke and 2-stroke reciprocating
MEGN485. MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH NETWORK
engines ranging in size from model airplane engines to large cargo ship
MODELS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
engines. Course is designed as a one ? semester course for students
Equivalent with EBGN456,
without prior experience with IC engines, however, the course will
(I) We examine network flow models that arise in manufacturing, energy,
also include advanced engine technologies designed to deliver more
mining, transportation and logistics: minimum cost flow models in
horsepower, utilize less fuel, and meet stringent emission regulations.
transportation, shortest path problems in assigning inspection effort on a
Discussion of advancements in alternative fueled engines will be covered
manufacturing line, and maximum flow models to allocate machine-hours
as well. This course also includes an engine laboratory designed to
to jobs. We also discuss an algorithm or two applicable to each problem
provide hands-on experience and provide further insight into the material
class. Computer use for modeling (in a language such as AMPL) and
covered in the lectures. Prerequisites: MEGN351, MEGN361. Co-
solving (with software such as CPLEX) these optimization problems is
requisites: MEGN471. 3 hours lecture; 1.0 hour lab; 3 semester hours.
introduced. Prerequisites: MATH111. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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: C- or better in MATH225 or MATH235, MEGN351,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
MEGN361 or 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: C- or better in MEGN315 or PHGN350, and
hours. Repeatable for credit.
MEGN424. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 83
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.
2016-17
Program Description
Degree Requirements in Economics
Freshman
The economy is becoming increasingly global and dependent on
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
advanced technology. In such a world, private companies and public
organizations need leaders and managers who understand economics
DIST SCI
Distributed Science*
4.0
4.0
and business, as well as science and technology.
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
Programs in the Division of Economics and Business are designed to
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
bridge the gap that often exists between economists and managers,
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
on the one hand, and engineers and scientists, on the other. All Mines
undergraduate students are introduced to economic principles in a
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
required course, and many pursue additional course work in minor
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
programs or elective courses. The courses introduce undergraduate
Elective
students to economic and business principles so that they will understand
16.0
the economic and business environments, both national and global, in
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
which they will work and live.
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
4.5
In keeping with the mission of the Colorado School of Mines, the Division
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
of Economics and Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
AND ENGINEERS II
Most economics degrees at other universities are awarded as a Bachelor
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
of Arts, with a strong liberal arts component. Our degree is grounded in
SCIENCE
mathematics, engineering and the sciences. We graduate technologically
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
literate economists with quantitative economics and business skills that
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
give them a competitive advantage in today’s economy.
Elective
Economics majors have a range of career options following their
16.0
undergraduate studies. Some pursue graduate degrees in economics,
Sophomore
business, or law. Others begin careers as managers, economic advisors,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
and financial officers in business or government, often in organizations
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
that deal with engineering, applied science, and advanced technology.
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
AND ENGINEERS III
Science in Economics)
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Criteria, the educational objectives of the undergraduate program in
Elective
economics and business are:
13.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
1. To provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory and
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
analytical techniques, taking advantage of the mathematical and
MICROECONOMICS
quantitative abilities of CSM undergraduate students; and
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
2. To prepare students for the work force, especially in organizations
FOR ENGINEERS
in CSM’s areas of traditional strength (engineering, applied science,
mathematics and computer science), and for graduate school,
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
especially in economics, business, and law.
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective I**
3.0
3.0
Curriculum
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
All economics majors take forty-five percent of their courses in math,
Elective
science, and engineering, including the same core required of all CSM
15.5
undergraduates. Students take another forty percent of their courses in
Junior
economics and business. The remaining fifteen percent of the course
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
work can come from any field. Many students complete minor programs
in a technical field, such as computer science, engineering, geology or
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
environmental science. A number of students pursue double majors.
MACROECONOMICS
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
To complete the economics major, students must take 45 hours of 300
EBGN
EBGN Elective II**
3.0
3.0
and 400 level economics and business courses. Of these, 18 hours
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
must be at the 400 level. At least 30 of the required 45 hours must be

84 Economics and Business
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
15.0
Elective
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
16.0
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
4.5
4.5
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS***
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
or EBGN Elective III**



CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
SCIENCE
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
15.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Elective
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
16.0
3.0
Sophomore
Senior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
ECONOMICS
AND ENGINEERS III
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING***
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
or EBGN Elective III**



FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
EBGN
EBGN Elective IV**
3.0
3.0
Elective
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
13.5
15.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective V**
3.0
3.0
MICROECONOMICS
EBGN
EBGN Elective VI**
3.0
3.0
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective VII**
3.0
3.0
FOR ENGINEERS
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
15.0
EBGN
EBGN Elective I
3.0
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 124.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Elective
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to
15.5
complete a minimum of three out of five courses from the list
Junior
of Distributed Science Requirements. For Economics Majors,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
students must take CSCI101 and MATH201 and one of the
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE
3.0
3.0
following: CBEN110, GEGN101, PHGN200, CHGN122,
MACROECONOMICS
or CHGN125.
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
3.0
**
At least 2 EBGN elective courses must be at the 400-level or above.
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
*** Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Energy and
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Environmental Economics specialization)
15.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Freshman
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
DIST SCI
Distributed Science*
4.0
4.0
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
RESOURCE ECONOMICS
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
3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
15.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN403
FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 85
Senior
finance, human resources and operations. The processes include
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
developing feasibility studies and business plans.
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN
3.0
3.0
The area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship requires that students
ECONOMICS
complete Principles of Economics (EBGN201), Business Principles for
EBGN430
ADVANCED ENERGY


3.0
Entrepreneurs (EBGN361), Introduction to Entrepreneurship (EBGN360)
ECONOMICS
and Business Plan Development (EBGN460), for a total of 12 credit
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING**
3.0
3.0
hours.
or EBGN Elective II



Economics Focus
EBGN
EBGN Elective III
3.0
3.0
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
15.0
EBGN303
ECONOMETRICS
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS**
3.0
3.0
ECONOMICS
or EBGN Elective II



EBGN315
BUSINESS STRATEGY
3.0
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
FREE
Free Electives
3.0
3.0
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
15.0
EBGN401
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 124.0
EBGN409
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
3.0
*
Students in all degree options (majors) are required to complete
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
a minimum of three out of five courses from the list of Distributed
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Science Requirements. For Economics Majors, students must
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
take CSCI101 and MATH201 and one of the following: CBEN110,
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
GEGN101, PHGN200, CHGN122, or CHGN125.
EBGN495
ECONOMIC FORECASTING
3.0
**
Students must take either EBGN409 or EBGN455.
Business Focus
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
EBGN304
PERSONAL FINANCE
3.0
Minor Program in Economics
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
The minor in Economics requires that students complete 6 economics
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
courses, for a total of 18.0 credit hours. Minors are required to
EBGN314
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3.0
take Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and either Intermediate
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
Microeconomics (EBGN301) or Intermediate Macroeconomics
EBGN325
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
3.0
(EBGN302). Students must complete 4 additional courses from the lists
EBGN345
PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE
3.0
below. Students may choose courses from either the economics focus
or the business focus list (or both). Regardless of their course selection,
EBGN360
INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3.0
the minor remains "Economics." Economics courses taken as part of the
EBGN361
BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR
3.0
Humanities and Social Sciences electives can be counted toward the
ENTREPRENEURS
minor.
EBGN455
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
3.0
EBGN459
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3.0
Area of Special Interest in Economics
EBGN460
BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
The area of special interest in Economics requires that students complete
EBGN461
STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT
3.0
Principles of Economics (EBGN201) and 3 other courses in economics
SCIENCE
and business chosen from the lists below, for a total of 12 credit hours.
EBGN474
INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING
3.0
Except for Principles of Economics (EBGN201), economics courses
taken to complete any other graduation requirement may not be counted
Professors
toward the area of special interest.
John T. Cuddington , Research Professor
Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship
Roderick G. Eggert
The objective of the Area of Special Interest in Entrepreneurship is to
supplement an engineering or applied science education with tools and
Graham A. Davis, William Jesse Coulter Professor
processes to recognize and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities.
These tools include financial forecasting, business models and the
Michael R. Walls, Division Director and Professor
interrelationships of business functions including accounting, marketing,

86 Economics and Business
Associate Professors
EBGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Edward J. Balistreri
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Jared C. Carbone
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Michael B. Heeley
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EBGN301. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Steffan Rebennack
Equivalent with EBGN411,
Assistant professors
(I,II) This course introduces the theoretical and analytical foundations
of microeconomics and applies these models to the decisions and
Harrison Fell
interactions of consumers, producers and governments. Develops and
applies models of consumer choice and production with a focus on
Ian Lange
general equilibrium results for competitive markets. Examines the effects
Peter Maniloff
of market power and market failures on prices, allocation of resources
and social welfare. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3 hours
Teaching Associate Professors
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Scott Houser
EBGN302. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EBGN412,
Becky Lafrancois
(I,II) Intermediate macroeconomics provides a foundation for analyzing
both short-run and long-run economic performance across countries and
Mark Mondry
over time. The course discusses macroeconomic data analysis (including
national income and balance of payments accounting), economic
John Stermole
fluctuations and the potentially stabilizing roles of monetary, fiscal and
Professors Emeriti
exchange rates policies, the role of expectations and intertemporal
considerations, and the determinants of long-run growth. The effects of
Carol A. Dahl
external and internal shocks (such as oil price shocks, resource booms
and busts) are analyzed. Prerequisites: EBGN201 and MATH213. 3
John E. Tilton
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Franklin J. Stermole
EBGN303. ECONOMETRICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with EBGN390,
Courses
(II) (WI) Introduction to econometrics, including ordinary least-squares
EBGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
and single- equation models; two-stage least-squares and multiple-
Semester Hr.
equation models; specification error, serial correlation, heteroskedasticity,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and other problems; distributive-lag models and other extensions,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hypothesis testing and forecasting applications. Prerequisites: EBGN201
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
and MATH201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for credit under different titles.
EBGN304. PERSONAL FINANCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
(S) The management of household and personal finances. Overview of
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
financial concepts with special emphasis on their application to issues
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
faced by individuals and households: budget management, taxes,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
savings, housing and other major acquisitions, borrowing, insurance,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
investments, meeting retirement goals, and estate planning. Survey of
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
principles and techniques for the management of a household?s assets
and liabilities. Study of financial institutions and their relationship to
EBGN201. PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
households, along with a discussion of financial instruments commonly
(I,II,S) Introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics. This course
held by individuals and families. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
focuses on applying the economic way of thinking and basic tools of
economic analysis. Economic effects of public policies. Analysis of
EBGN305. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
markets for goods, services and resources. Tools of cost-benefit analysis.
(I, II) Survey and evaluation of balance sheets and income and expense
Measures of overall economic activity. Determinants of economic growth.
statements, origin and purpose. Evaluation of depreciation, depletion,
Monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisites: None. 3 hours lecture; 3
and reserve methods for tax and internal management purposes. Cash
semester hours.
flow analysis in relation to planning and -decision making. Inventory
methods and cost controls related to dynamics of production and
EBGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
processing. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
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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EBGN306. MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN330. ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Introduction to cost concepts and principles of management
Equivalent with ENGY330,
accounting including cost accounting. The course focuses on activities
(I) Study of economic theories of optimal resource extraction, market
that create value for customers and owners of a company and
power, market failure, regulation, deregulation, technological change
demonstrates how to generate cost-accounting information to be used
and resource scarcity. Economic tools used to analyze OPEC, energy
in management decision making. Prerequisite: EBGN201, EBGN305. 3
mergers, natural gas price controls and deregulation, electric utility
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
restructuring, energy taxes, environmental impacts of energy use,
government R&D programs, and other energy topics. Prerequisite:
EBGN310. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 3.0
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Semester Hrs.
(I) (WI) Application of microeconomic theory to topics in environmental
EBGN340. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. 3.0 Semester
and resource economics. Topics include analysis of pollution control,
Hrs.
benefit/cost analysis in decision-making and the associated problems
This course considers the intersection of energy and environmental policy
of measuring benefits and costs, non-renewable resource extraction,
from an economic perspective. Policy issues addressed include climate
measures of resource scarcity, renewable resource management,
change, renewable resources, externalities of energy use, transportation,
environmental justice, sustainability, and the analysis of environmental
and economic development and sustainability. Prerequisites: EBGN201.
regulations and resource policies. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN342. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN314. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) (WI) Theories of development and underdevelopment. Sectoral
(II) Introduction of underlying principles, fundamentals, and knowledge
development policies and industrialization. The special problems and
required of the manager in a complex, modern organization. Prerequisite:
opportunities created by an extensive mineral endowment, including
EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
the Dutch disease and the resource-curse argument. The effect of
value-added processing and export diversification on development.
EBGN315. BUSINESS STRATEGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 lecture hours; 3 semester hours. Offered
(II) An introduction to game theory and industrial organization (IO)
alternate years.
principles at a practical and applied level. Topics include economies of
scale and scope, the economics of the make-versus-buy decision, market
EBGN345. PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE FINANCE. 3.0 Semester
structure and entry, dynamic pricing rivalry, strategic positioning, and the
Hrs.
economics of organizational design. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours
(II) Introduction to corporate finance, financial management, and financial
lecture; 3 semester hours.
markets. Time value of money and discounted cash flow valuation, risk
and returns, interest rates, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting
EBGN320. ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and financing decisions. Introduction to financial engineering and
(II) The theoretical, empirical and policy aspects of the economics of
financial risk management, derivatives, and hedging with derivatives.
technology and technological change. Topics include the economics of
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
research and development, inventions and patenting, the Internet, e-
commerce, and incentives for efficient implementation of technology.
EBGN360. INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3.0 Semester
Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hrs.
(II) This course introduces students to the entrepreneurial process,
EBGN321. ENGINEERING ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
focusing on the concepts, practices, and tools of the entrepreneurial
Equivalent with CHEN421,
world. This will be accomplished through a combination of readings,
(II) Time value of money concepts of present worth, future worth,
cases, speakers, and projects designed to convey the unique
annual worth, rate of return and break-even analysis applied to after-
environment of entrepreneurship and new ventures. The mastery of
tax economic analysis of mineral, petroleum and general investments.
concepts covered in this course will lead to an initial evaluation of new
Related topics on proper handling of (1) inflation and escalation, (2)
venture ideas. In this course students will interact with entrepreneurs,
leverage (borrowed money), (3) risk adjustment of analysis using
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
expected value concepts, (4) mutually exclusive alternative analysis and
learning process. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
service producing alternatives. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3 hours lecture; 3
hours.
semester hours.
EBGN361. BUSINESS PRINCIPLES FOR ENTREPRENEURS. 3.0
EBGN325. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(I) This survey course introduces fundamental operations research
(I) Students will be introduced to each of the functional areas of an
techniques in the optimization areas of linear programming, network
entrepreneurial business, including marketing, accounting, finance,
models (i.e., maximum flow, shortest part, and minimum cost flow),
operations, human resources management, and business operations.
integer programming, and nonlinear programming. Stochastic
The course is designed to help students appreciate the interrelationship
(probabilistic) topics include queuing theory and simulation. Inventory
of these business functions and, understand how they operate in an
models are discussed as time permits. The emphasis in this applications
entrepreneurial start-up business. In this course students are expected to
course is on problem formulation and obtaining solutions using Excel
participate in class discussion, and be active participants in the teaching/
Software. Prerequisite: Junior Standing, EBGN201, MATH112. 3 hours
learning process. The class will be highly interactive and your engaged
lecture; 3 semester hours.
participation and presence will be required. Prerequisite: EBGN201. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

88 Economics and Business
EBGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
EBGN409. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hr.
(II) Application of mathematical tools to economic problems. Coverage
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
of mathematics needed to read published economic literature and
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
to do graduate study in economics. Topics from differential and
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
integral calculus, matrix algebra, differential equations, and dynamic
for credit under different titles.
programming. Applications are taken from mineral, energy, and
environmental issues, requiring both analytical and computer solutions
EBGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
using programs such as GAMS and MATHEMATICA. Prerequisites:
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
MATH213, EBGN301, EBGN302. 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?
EBGN430. ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(I) Application of economic models to understand markets for oil, gas,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
coal, electricity, and renewable energy resources. Models, modeling
techniques and applications include market structure, energy efficiency,
EBGN401. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
demand-side management, energy policy and regulation. The emphasis
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic and macroeconomic
in the course is on the development of appropriate models and their
problems. This course will involve both theoretical and empirical
application to current issues in energy markets. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
modeling. Specific topics will vary by semester depending on faculty
EBGN330. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and student interest. Topics may include general equilibrium modeling,
computational economics, game theory, the economics of information,
EBGN437. REGIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
intertemporal allocations, economic growth, microfoundations of
(II) (WI) Analysis of the spatial dimension of economies and economic
macroeconomic models and policy simulation. Prerequisites: EBGN301,
decisions. Interregional capital and labor mobility. Location decisions
EBGN302 and EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of firms and households. Agglomeration economies. Models of regional
economic growth. Measuring and forecasting economic impact and
EBGN403. FIELD SESSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
regional growth. Local and regional economic development policy. Urban
Equivalent with EBGN402,
and regional spatial structure. Emphasis on application of tools and
(S) (WI) An applied course for students majoring in economics. The field
techniques of regional analysis. Prerequisite: EBGN301 or EBGN302. 3
session may consist of either participation in a computer simulation or an
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
In the computer simulation, students work as part of the senior executive
EBGN441. INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
team of a company and are responsible for developing and executing a
(II) (WI) Theories and determinants of international trade, including static
strategy for their company with on-going decisions on everything from
and dynamic comparative advantage and the gains from trade. The
new product development, to marketing, to finance and accounting.
history of arguments for and against free trade. The political economy of
Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303. 3 semester hours.
trade policy in both developing and developed countries. Prerequisite:
EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN404. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
EBGN443. PUBLIC ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Application of economic theory to microeconomic problems. This
(I) (WI) This course covers public-sector economics, including the
course will involve both theoretical and empirical modeling of consumers,
fundamental institutions and relationships between the government and
producers and markets. Topics may include game theory, risk and
private decision makers. It covers the fundamental generalequilibrium
uncertainty, the economics of information, intertemporal allocations and
welfare theorems and their interaction with government policy instruments
general equilibrium modeling. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302 and
that affect efficiency and distribution. Normative topics include an
EBGN303. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
intensive study of the causes and consequences of, and policy
prescriptions for, market failure due to public goods, or other problems
EBGN405. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS. 3.0
associated with externalities and income distribution. Positive analysis
Semester Hrs.
focuses on policy formation in the context of political- economy and public
(I) This course is a sequel to Intermediate Macroeconomics. The
choice theories. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
course will cover (i) modern economic growth theory and empirics;
hours.
(ii) microfoundations and econometric estimation of macroeconomic
relationships, such as consumption, gross fixed investment, inventory
EBGN455. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
behavior and the sustainability of fiscal deficits; and (iii) multi-sectoral
(I) This course addresses the formulation of linear programming models,
models of international trade and finance. Other topics may include
examines linear programs in two dimensions, covers standard form and
real business cycle models, macroeconomic policy simulation,
other basics essential to understanding the Simplex method, the Simplex
macroeconomic policy efficacy in globally integrated economies, foreign
method itself, duality theory, complementary slackness conditions, and
repercussions effects, empirical relationships between interest rates and
sensitivity analysis. As time permits, multi-objective programming, an
exchange rates, and interactions between resource industries and the
introduction to linear integer programming, and the interior point method
rest of the economy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, ENGN302, EBGN303. 3
are introduced. Applications of linear programming models discussed in
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
this course include, but are not limited to, the areas of manufacturing,
finance, energy, mining, transportation and logistics, and the military.
Prerequisites: MATH332 or MATH348 or EBGN409. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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EBGN459. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
EBGN474. INVENTING, PATENTING AND LICENSING. 3.0 Semester
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course will explore how firms
Hrs.
can better organize their operations so that they more effectively align
(S) (WI) This course provides an introduction to the legal framework
their supply with the demand for their products and services. Supply
of inventing and patenting and addresses practical issues facing
Chain Management (SCM) is concerned with the efficient integration
inventors. The course examines patent law, inventing and patenting in
of suppliers, factories, warehouses and retail-stores (or other forms of
the corporate environment, patent infringement and litigation, licensing,
distribution channels) so that products are provided to customers in the
and the economic impact of patents. Methods and resources for
right quantity and at the right time. Topics include managing economies
market evaluation, searching prior art, documentation and disclosure of
of scale for functional products, managing market- mediation costs for
invention, and preparing patent applications are presented. Prerequisite:
innovative products, make-to order versus make-to-stock systems, quick
None. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
response strategies, risk pooling strategies, supply-chain contracts and
EBGN495. ECONOMIC FORECASTING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
revenue management. Additional "special topics" will also be introduced,
(II) An introduction to the methods employed in business and
such as reverse logistics issues in the supply-chain or contemporary
econometric forecasting. Topics include time series modeling, Box-
operational and financial hedging strategies. Prerequisite: None. 3 hours
Jenkins models, vector autoregression, cointegration, exponential
lecture; 3 semester hours.
smoothing and seasonal adjustments. Covers data collection methods,
EBGN460. BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
graphing, model building, model interpretation, and presentation of
(II) This course leads students through the process of developing a
results. Topics include demand and sales forecasting, the use of
detailed business plan for a start-up company. The creation of a business
anticipations data, leading indicators and scenario analysis, business
plan can be challenging, frustrating, fascinating and will lead to a more
cycle forecasting, GNP, stock market prices and commodity market
in-depth understand of how businesses start and operate. Most new
prices. Includes discussion of links between economic forecasting and
ventures are started by teams, with complementary skills and experience
government policy. Prerequisites: EBGN301, EBGN302, EBGN303. 3
sets. In this class, therefore, students will work in teams to develop and
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
write a business plan. This class is also about identifying a new product
EBGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
or service with a viable market and potential to develop into a profitable
enterprise by expanding the feasibility study work from EBGN360. This
EBGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS. 1-6
course is the hands-on work of developing a business plan, and as such
Semester Hr.
is intense and demanding. Additionally, this course will integrate previous
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
entrepreneurship, business and economics classes. In this course
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
students are expected to participate in class discussion, and be active
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
participants in the teaching/learning process. The class will be highly
for credit under different titles.
interactive and engaged participation and presence will be required.
EBGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Prerequisites: EBGN360, EBGN361; 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
EBGN461. STOCHASTIC MODELS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 3.0
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Semester Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
(II) As a quantitative managerial course, the course is an introduction to
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
the use of probability models for analyzing risks and economic decisions
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and doing performance analysis for dynamic systems. The difficulties
of making decisions under uncertainty are familiar to everyone. We will
learn models that help us quantitatively analyze uncertainty and how to
use related software packages for managerial decision-making and to
do optimization under uncertainty. Illustrative examples will be drawn
from many fields including marketing, finance, production, logistics
and distribution, energy and mining. The main focus of the course is to
see methodologies that help to quantify the dynamic relationships of
sequences of "random" events that evolve over time. Prerequisite: None.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EBGN470. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) (WI) This course considers the role of markets as they relate to
the environment. Topics discussed include environmental policy and
economic incentives, market and non-market approaches to pollution
regulation, property rights and the environment, the use of benefit/cost
analysis in environmental policy decisions, and methods for measuring
environmental and nonmarket values. Prerequisite: EBGN301. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

90 Geology and Geological Engineering
Geology and Geological
The curriculum may be followed along two concentration paths with
slightly different upper division requirements. Both concentrations
Engineering
are identical in the first two years as students study basic science,
mathematics, engineering science, and geological science. In the junior
2016-2017
year those students pursuing careers in ground-water engineering,
engineering geology and geotechnics, or geoenvironmental engineering
Program Description
applications follow the Environmental, Engineering Geology and
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration. Students
A Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering is the basis
anticipating careers in resource exploration and development or who
for careers concentrating on the interaction of humans and the earth.
expect to pursue graduate studies in geological sciences follow the
Geological Engineers deal with a wide variety of the resource and
Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Engineering Concentration.
environmental problems that come with accommodating more and more
people on a finite planet. Geologic hazards and conditions must be
At all levels the Geological Engineering Program emphasizes laboratory
recognized and considered in the location and design of foundations
and field experience. All courses have a laboratory session, and after the
for buildings, roads and other structures; waste disposal facilities must
junior year students participate in a field course, which is six weeks of
be properly located, designed and constructed; contaminated sites and
geologic and engineering mapping and direct observation. The course
ground water must be accurately characterized before cleanup can be
involves considerable time outdoors in the mountains and canyons of
accomplished; water supplies must be located, developed and protected;
Utah and southwestern Colorado.
and new mineral and energy resources must be located and developed
in an environmentally sound manner. Geological Engineers are the
At the senior level, students begin to focus on a career path by taking
professionals trained to meet these challenges.
course sequences in at least two areas of geological engineering
specialization. The course sequences begin with a 4 unit course in the
The Geological Engineering curriculum provides a strong foundation
fundamentals of a field of geological engineering which is followed by
in the basic sciences, mathematics, geological science and basic
a 3 unit design-oriented course that emphasizes experience in direct
engineering along with specialized upper level instruction in integrated
application of principles through design projects.
applications to real problems. Engineering design is integrated
throughout the four year program, beginning in Design I (Freshman year)
Combined Undergraduate/Graduate
and ending with the capstone design courses in the senior year. The
Programs
program is accredited by the:
Several degree programs offer CSM undergraduate students the
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opportunity to begin work on a Graduate Certificate, Professional Degree,
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or Master Degree while completing the requirements for their Bachelor
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education. An overview of these combined programs and description
of the admission process and requirements are found in the Graduate
Students have the background to take the Fundamentals of Engineering
Degrees and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin.
Exam, the first step in becoming a registered Professional Engineer.
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
Graduates follow five general career paths:
Science in Geological Engineering)
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Careers in site investigation,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
design and stabilization of foundations and slopes; site characterization,
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
design, construction and remediation of waste disposal sites or
Criteria, the Geological Engineering Program at CSM has established the
contaminated sites; and assessment of geologic hazards for civil, mining
following program educational objectives, which students are expected to
or environmental engineering projects.
attain within a few years of graduation:
Ground-Water Engineering. Careers in assessment and remediation
1. Demonstrate a high level of technical competence
of ground-water contamination, design of ground-water control facilities
for geotechnical projects and exploration for and development of ground-
2. Demonstrate prowess in written, oral and graphical communication
water supplies.
3. Experience good teamwork and leadership practices
Petroleum Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in
search for and development of oil and gas and their efficient extraction.
Program Requirements
Mineral Exploration and Development Engineering. Careers in search
In order to achieve the program goals listed above, every student working
for and development of natural deposits of metals, industrial materials
toward the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering must
and rock aggregate.
complete the following requirements:
Geological Science. Students are also well prepared to pursue careers
Degree Requirements (Geological Engineering)
in basic geoscience. Graduates have become experts in fields as
Following the sophomore year, Geological Engineering students choose
divergent as global climate change, the early history of the Earth,
from one of two concentrations:
planetary science, fractal representation of ground-water flow and
simulation of sedimentary rock sequences, to name a few. Careers are
1. Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
available in research and education.

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2. Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, and Ground-
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
3.0
water Engineering
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE
0.5
0.5
Elective
Minerals and Petroleum Exploration Engineering
16.0
Concentration
Junior
Recommended for students intending careers in exploration and
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
development of mineral and fuels resources, or intending careers in
geoscience research and education.
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
TECTONICS
Freshman
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
2.0
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHARACTERIZATION
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN330
GEOSCIENTISTS


3.0
SYSTEMS
THERMODYNAMICS, CHGN 209,
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
or MEGN 361
AND ENGINEERS I
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS or MNGN 321


3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
16.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
2.0
3.0
3.0
Elective
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
16.0
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.5
3.0
4.5
LAIS
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
TECH ELECT Tech Elective II*
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
18.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
4.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
(SC1) or 125
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY

6.0
6.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
6.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Senior
Elective
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
17.0
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
Sophomore
ELECT
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN
GEGN4xx Option Elective
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
2.0
ELECT
ANALYSIS
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
GEGN204
GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND
2.0
2.0
MANAGEMENT
PROCESSES
LAIS
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
3.0
1.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
LABORATORY
17.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
3.0
GEGN
GEGN4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
ELECT
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
GEGN
GEGN4xx Design Elective
2.0
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE
0.5
0.5
ELECT
Elective
LAIS
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
15.5
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
2.0
3.0
3.0
15.0
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
2.0
3.0
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 136.5
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO
2.0
2.0
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL
ENGINEERS or 225^

92 Geology and Geological Engineering
*
Technical Electives I & II: Either MNGN321 or CEEN312 is required
Sophomore
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
^
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
3.0
1.0
graduation in GE. Any student who completes MATH222 and then
LABORATORY
changes majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be
expected to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements.
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
(In this case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any
AND ENGINEERS III
manner - even as a free elective.)
CEEN241
STATICS
3.0
3.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS
3.0
3.0
Option Electives
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Student must take TWO of the following four courses:
8.0
Elective
GEGN401
MINERAL DEPOSITS
15.5
GEGN438
PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
EPIC264
EPICS II: GEOLOGY GIS
3.0
3.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
2.0
3.0
3.0
Design Electives
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
Students must take TWO of the following design courses,
6.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
corresponding in subject area to the Option Elective:
OPTICS
GEGN403
MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN
MATH222
INTRODUCTION TO
2.0
2.0
GEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN
GEOLOGISTS & GEOLOGICAL
ENGINEERS or 225^
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3.0
3.0
Environmental, Engineering Geology and
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Geotechnics, and Ground-Water Engineering
Elective
Concentration
16.0
Junior
Recommended for students intending careers in geotechnical
engineering, hydrogeology, or other environmental engineering careers.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN212
PETROGRAPHY FOR
1.0
3.0
2.0
Freshman
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEOL309
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
4.0
TECTONICS
SYSTEMS
GEGN330
GEOSCIENTISTS


3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
THERMODYNAMICS, CHGN 209,
AND ENGINEERS I
or MEGN 361
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
CEEN312
SOIL MECHANICS


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
CEEN312L
SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY

1.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
16.0
Elective
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
16.0
GEGN317
GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS
1.0
8.0
2.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
GEGN473
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.5
3.0
4.5
SITE INVESTIGATION
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
GEOL314
STRATIGRAPHY
3.0
3.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
GEGN351
GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
4.0
LAIS
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
(SC1) or 125
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
MECHANICS
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
18.0
Elective
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
17.0
GEGN316
FIELD GEOLOGY

6.0
6.0
6.0

Colorado School of Mines 93
Senior
Water Engineering Emphasis
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
GEGN468
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND
3.0
3.0
4.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
GEOTECHNICS
CEEN302
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
GEGN467
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
4.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
GEGN432
GEOLOGICAL DATA
1.0
6.0
3.0
CEEN461
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
3.0
MANAGEMENT
CEEN470
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
LAIS
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
PROCESSES
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CEEN471
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
3.0
17.0
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CEEN475
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
3.0
GEGN469
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
3.0
3.0
CEEN480
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE
3.0
DESIGN
ENVIRONMENT
GEGN470
GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
CSCI260
FORTRAN PROGRAMMING
2.0
DESIGN
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
LAIS
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CHEMISTRY
15.0
CEEN492
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 136.5
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
^
Only one of MATH222 and MATH225 can be counted toward
GEGN481
ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY
3.0
graduation in GE. Any student who completes MATH222 and then
GEGN483
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF
3.0
changes majors out of Geology and Geological Engineering will be
GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS
expected to complete MATH225 to meet graduation requirements.
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
(In this case, MATH222 cannot be counted toward graduation in any
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
manner - even as a free elective.)
HYDROGEOLOGY
Students in the Environmental, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics,
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
and Ground-Water Engineering Concentration may further specialize
CHARACTERIZATION
by utilizing their free elective courses to emphasize a specific specialty.
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
Suggested courses are presented below and should be selected in
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
consultation with the student’s advisor. The emphasis area is an informal
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
designation only and it will not appear on the transcript.
MEGN451
FLUID MECHANICS II
3.0
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics Emphasis
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
CEEN415
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
3.0
Geological Engineering Minor and Area of
GEGN475
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC
3.0
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Special Interest
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
3.0
To receive a minor or ASI, a student must take at least 12 (ASI)
GEGN399
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
or 18 (minor) hours of a logical sequence of courses. This may
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
include GEGN101 (4 hours) and up to 4 hours at the 200-level.
HYDROGEOLOGY
Students must consult with the Department to have their sequence of
GEGN499
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING
1-6
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
GEOLOGY OR ENGINEERING
HYDROGEOLOGY
Professor and Department Head
GEGN307
PETROLOGY
3.0
Paul M. Santi
GEOL321
MINERALOGY AND MINERAL
3.0
CHARACTERIZATION
Professors
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
Wendy J. Harrison
MNGN404
TUNNELING
3.0
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
2.0
Murray W. Hitzman, Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology
CONSTRUCTION
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2.0
Reed M. Maxwell
MNGNnull445/545ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING
3.0
Stephen A. Sonnenberg, Charles Boettcher Distinguished Chair in
Petroleum Geology

94 Geology and Geological Engineering
Richard F. Wendlandt
John D. Haun
Lesli J. Wood, Weimer Distinguished Chair and Professor, Geology
Jerry D. Higgins
Associate Professors
Neil F. Hurley
David A. Benson
Keenan Lee
Thomas Monecke
Samuel B. Romberger
Piret Plink-Bjorklund
A. Keith Turner
Kamini Singha, Joint appointment with Civil and Environmental
John E. Warme
Engineering
Robert J. Weimer
Bruce Trudgill
Associate Professors Emeriti
Wei Zhou
L. Graham Closs
Assistant Professors
Timothy A. Cross
Alexander Gysi
Gregory S. Holden
Yvette Kuiper
Joint Appointment
Alexis Sitchler
Stephen M. Enders
Gabriel Walton
John E. McCray
Teaching Professor
Courses
Christian V. Shorey
GEGN101. EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. 4.0 Semester
Research Professors
Hrs.
Equivalent with SYGN101,
Dag Nummedal
(I, II, S) Fundamental concepts concerning the nature, composition and
evolution of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere of
David Pyles
the earth integrating the basic sciences of chemistry, physics, biology
J. Fredrick Sarg
and mathematics. Understanding of anthropological interactions with the
natural systems, and related discussions on cycling of energy and mass,
Research Associate Professor
global warming, natural hazards, land use, mitigation of environmental
problems such as toxic waste disposal, exploitation and conservation
Nicholas B. Harris
of energy, mineral and agricultural resources, proper use of water
Research Assistant Professors
resources, biodiversity and construction. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
semester hours.
Jennifer L. Aschoff
GEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Jeremy Boak
(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
Maeve Boland
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
Mary Carr
GEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Karin Hoal
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Nigel Kelly
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Katharina Pfaff
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Professors Emerita
GEGN203. ENGINEERING TERRAIN ANALYSIS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Analysis of landforms, geologic processes, principles of
Eileen Poeter
geomorphology, mapping, air photo and map interpretation, and
Professors Emeriti
engineering uses of geologic information.. Geomorphology of glacial,
volcanic, arid, karst, and complex geological landscapes. Introduction
John B. Curtis
to weathering, soils, hillslopes, and drainage systems. Prerequisite:
GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently with GEGN204 and GEGN205 for
Thomas L.T. Grose
GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 95
GEGN204. GEOLOGIC PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES. 2.0 Semester
GEGN316. FIELD GEOLOGY. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
(S) Six weeks of field work, stressing geology of the Southern Rocky
(I) Introduction to advanced concepts of physical and historical geology
Mountain Province. Mapping of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary
from a scientific perspective. Development of the geologic time scale,
terrain using air photos, topographic maps, and other methods.
relative time, and geochronology. Chemical composition and cycling
Diversified individual problems in petroleum geology, mining geology,
of elements in the Earth. Plate tectonics and how tectonics influence
engineering geology, structural geology, and stratigraphy. Formal
sea-level history and sedimentation patterns. Evolution and the fossil
reports submitted on several problems. Frequent evening lectures and
record. Critical events in Earth history with a focus on North America and
discussion sessions. Field trips emphasize regional geology as well as
Colorado geology. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be taken concurrently
mining, petroleum, and engineering projects. Prerequisites: GEGN203,
with GEGN203 and GEGN205 for GE majors. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester
GEGN204, GEGN205, GEGN206, GEGN212 or GEGN307, GEOL314,
hours.
GEOL309, and GEGN317. 6 semester hours (Summer Term).
GEGN205. ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY. 1.0
GEGN317. GEOLOGIC FIELD METHODS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hr.
(II) Methods and techniques of geologic field observations and
(I) Basic geologic mapping and data gathering skills, with special
interpretations. Lectures in field techniques and local geology. Laboratory
emphasis on air photos and topographic and geologic maps. Course will
and field project in diverse sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic,
include fieldwork in geomorphic regions of Colorado, with analysis of
structural, and surficial terrains using aerial photographs and topographic
landforms and geologic processes. Applications of geologic information
maps. Geologic cross sections, maps, and reports. Weekend exercises
to solve geologic engineering problems. Prerequisite: GEGN101. Must be
required. Prerequisites: GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205, GEOL309
taken concurrently with GEGN203 and GEGN204 for GE majors. 3 hours
or GEOL308, GEGN212 or completion or concurrent enrollment in
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
GEGN307, and completion or concurrent enrollment in GEOL314. 1 hour
lecture, 8 hours field; 2 semester hours.
GEGN206. EARTH MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure,
GEGN330. GEOSCIENTISTS THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
composition, formation, and behavior of minerals. Laboratories
(I) Introduction to fundamental principles of thermodynamics applied
emphasize the recognition, description, and engineering evaluation
to geosciences and geoengineering. Thermodynamics are used as a
of earth materials. Prerequisite: GEGN101, GEGN203, GEGN204,
tool for evaluating the stability and chemical transformation of minerals
GEGN205. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
and rocks, evolution of vapors and liquids and their reaction paths when
subjected to different P-T geological regimes. The course will focus
GEGN212. PETROGRAPHY FOR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERS. 2.0
on basic principles of thermodynamics and make use of examples
Semester Hrs.
relevant to geoscientists encompassing: i) calculation of thermodynamic
(I) Introduction to concepts of rock forming processes as a basis
properties (volume, heat capacity, enthalpy and entropy) as a function of
for rock classification. The course will teach practical skills allowing
pressure, temperature and composition, ii) the study of heat transfer and
identification of common rock types in hand specimen and in outcrop.
volume change associated to chemical reactions and iii) evaluation of
Subsurface and nearsurface alteration and weathering processes will be
phase stabilities using Gibbs energy minimization and law of mass action.
covered, emphasizing recognition of secondary mineral products and the
Introduction to pure phase properties, ideal and non-ideal solutions,
changes to the physical properties of these minerals in the rock masses.
activities, equilibrium constants, chemical potential, electrolytes, phase
Prerequisites: GEGN206 or equivalent. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2
rule and Gibbs energy function. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122 or
semester hours.
CHGN125, MATH111, MATH112, GEGN206. May not also receive credit
GEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
for CHGN209, CBEN210, or MEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
GEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
for credit under different titles.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
GEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
GEGN342. ENGINEERING GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
(I) Study of interrelationships between internal and external earth
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
processes, geologic materials, time, and resulting landforms on the
GEGN307. PETROLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Earth?s surface. Influences of geomorphic processes on design
Equivalent with GEOL307,
of natural resource exploration programs and siting and design of
(II) An introduction to igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic processes,
geotechnical and geohydrologic projects. Laboratory analysis of
stressing the application of chemical and physical mechanisms to study
geomorphic and geologic features utilizing maps, photo interpretation and
the origin, occurrence, and association of rock types. Emphasis on the
field observations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab;
megascopic and microscopic classification, description, and interpretation
3 semester hours.
of rocks. Analysis of the fabric and physical properties. Prerequisite:
GEOL321, CHGN209. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

96 Geology and Geological Engineering
GEGN351. GEOLOGICAL FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GEGN438. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Properties of fluids; Bernoulli's energy equation, the momentum
(I) Source rocks, reservoir rocks, types of traps, temperature and
and mass equations; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, channels,
pressure conditions of the reservoir, theories of origin and accumulation
machinery, and earth materials; subcritical and supercritical flow in
of petroleum, geology of major petroleum fields and provinces of the
channels; Darcy's Law; the Coriolis effect and geostrophic flow in the
world, and methods of exploration for petroleum. Term report required.
oceans and atmosphere; sediment transport. Prerequisite: CEEN241. 3
Laboratory consists of study of well log analysis, stratigraphic correlation,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
production mapping, hydrodynamics and exploration exercises.
Prerequisite: GEOL308 or GEOL309 and GEOL314 or GEOL315; and
GEGN398. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
GEGN316 or GPGN486 or PEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
GEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
Equivalent with PEGN439,
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
GEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
GEGN401. MINERAL DEPOSITS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
(I) Introductory presentation of magmatic, hydrothermal, and
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
sedimentary metallic ore deposits. Chemical, petrologic, structural, and
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
sedimentological processes that contribute to ore formation. Description
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
of classic deposits representing individual deposit types. Review of
GEGN466. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
exploration sequences. Laboratory consists of hand specimen study of
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
host rock-ore mineral suites and mineral deposit evaluation problems.
to surface; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests; water
Prerequisite: CHGN209, GEGN307, GEGN316. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Prerequisites: Calc
lab; 4 semester hours.
III (MATH213 or MATH223 or MATH224) and DiffEQ (MATH225 or
GEGN403. MINERAL EXPLORATION DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MATH235) and GEGN351 or MEGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
(II) (WI) Exploration project design: commodity selection, target selection,
hours.
genetic models, alternative exploration approaches and associated
GEGN467. GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
costs, exploration models, property acquisition, and preliminary
(I) Theory of groundwater occurrence and flow. Relation of groundwater
economic evaluation. Lectures and laboratory exercises to simulate
to surface water; potential distribution and flow; theory of aquifer tests;
the entire exploration sequence from inception and planning through
water chemistry, water quality, and contaminant transport. Laboratory
implementation to discovery, with initial ore reserve calculations and
sessions on water budgets, water chemistry, properties of porous media,
preliminary economic evaluation. Prerequisite: GEGN401 and EPIC251.
solutions to hydraulic flow problems, analytical and digital models, and
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
hydrogeologic interpretation. Prerequisites: Calc III (MATH213, MATH223
GEGN404. ORE MICROSCOPY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
or MATH224) and DiffEQ (MATH225 or MATH235) and GEGN351 or
(II) Identification of ore minerals using reflected light microscopy, micro-
MEGN351. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
hardness, and reflectivity techniques. Interpretation of common ore
GEGN468. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS. 4.0
mineral textures, including those produced by magmatic segregation,
Semester Hrs.
open space filling, replacement, exsolution, and recrystallization. Guided
(I) Application of geology to evaluation of construction, mining, and
research on the ore mineralogy and ore textures of classical ore deposits.
environmental projects such as dams, water ways, tunnels, highways,
Prerequisite: GEOL321, GEGN401. 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
bridges, buildings, mine design, and land-based waste disposal facilities.
GEGN432. GEOLOGICAL DATA MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Design projects including field, laboratory, and computer analysis are
(I, II, S) Techniques for managing and analyzing geological data,
an important part of the course. Prerequisite: MNGN321 and CEEN312/
including statistical analysis procedures and computer programming.
CEEN312L. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
Topics addressed include elementary probability, populations and
GEGN469. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of data sequences,
(II) (WI) This is a capstone design course that emphasizes realistic
mapping, sampling and sample representativity, linear regression, and
engineering geologic/geotechnics projects. Lecture time is used to
overview of univariate and multivariate statistical methods. Practical
introduce projects and discussions of methods and procedures for
experience with principles of software programming and statistical
project work. Several major projects will be assigned and one to two field
analysis for geological applications via suppled software and data
trips will be required. Students work as individual investigators and in
sets from geological case histories. Prerequisites: Senior standing in
teams. Final written design reports and oral presentations are required.
Geological Engineering. 2 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: GEGN468 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2 hours lecture, 3
hours lab; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 97
GEGN470. GROUND-WATER ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester
GEOC407. ATMOSPHERE, WEATHER AND CLIMATE. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Hrs.
(II) (WI) Application of the principles of hydrogeology and ground-water
(II) An introduction to the Earth?s atmosphere and its role in weather
engineering to water supply, geotechnical, or water quality problems
patterns and long term climate. Provides basic understanding of
involving the design of well fields, drilling programs, and/or pump tests.
origin and evolution of the atmosphere, Earth?s heat budget, global
Engineering reports, complete with specifications, analysis, and results,
atmospheric circulation and modern climatic zones. Long- and short-
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN467 or equivalent and EPIC264. 2
term climate change including paleoclimatology, the causes of glacial
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
periods and global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer.
Causes and effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, El Nino, acid rain,
GEGN473. GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION. 3.0
severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and avalanches are also
Semester Hrs.
discussed. Microclimates and weather patterns common in Colorado.
(II) Methods of field investigation, testing, and monitoring for geotechnical
Prerequisite: Completion of CSM freshman technical core, or equivalent.
and hazardous waste sites, including: drilling and sampling methods,
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. Offered alternate years.
sample logging, field testing methods, instrumentation, trench logging,
foundation inspection, engineering stratigraphic column and engineering
GEOC408. INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
soils map construction. Projects will include technical writing for
(II) An introduction to the scientific study of the oceans, including
investigations (reports, memos, proposals, workplans). Class will
chemistry, physics, geology, biology, geophysics, and mineral resources
culminate in practice conducting simulated investigations (using a
of the marine environment. Lectures from pertinent disciplines are
computer simulator). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
included. Recommended background: basic college courses in chemistry,
geology, mathematics, and physics. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
GEGN475. APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
Offered alternate years.
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their
GEOL102. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING. 1.0
applications to all areas of geology and geological engineering. Lecture
Semester Hr.
topics include: principles of GIS, data structures, digital elevation models,
(II) Presentations by faculty members and outside professionals of case
data input and verification, data analysis and spatial modeling, data
studies to provide a comprehensive overview of the fields of Geology
quality and error propagation, methods of GIS projects, as well as video
and Geological Engineering and the preparation necessary to pursue
presentations. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3
careers in those fields. A short paper on an academic professional path
semester hours.
will be required. Prerequisite: GEGN101 or concurrent enrollment. 1 hour
lecture; 1 semester hour.
GEGN481. ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with GEGN581,
GEOL198. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
(I) Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions concerning the theory,
1-6 Semester Hr.
measurement, and estimation of ground water parameters, fractured-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
rock flow, new or specialized methods of well hydraulics and pump tests,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
tracer methods, and well construction design. Design of well tests in
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
variety of settings. Prerequisites: GEGN467. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
for credit under different titles.
hours.
GEOL199. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GEGN483. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF GROUNDWATER
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(II) Lectures, assigned readings, and direct computer experience
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
concerning the fundamentals and applications of analytical and finite-
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
difference solutions to ground water flow problems as well as an
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
introduction to inverse modeling. Design of computer models to solve
GEOL298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
ground water problems. Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and GEGN467. 3
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
GEGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
GEGN498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL
GEOL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GEOL308. INTRODUCTORY APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. 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
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth?s crust emphasizing
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
structural controls on oil and gas entrapment. Structural patterns and
for credit under different titles.
associations are discussed in context of plate tectonic theories, using
GEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY OR
examples from across the globe. In class exercises and field projects in
ENGINEERING HYDROGEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
structural geometry, mapping and cross section construction and seismic
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
reflection data interpretation. Course required of all PEGN and GPGN
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
students. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

98 Geology and Geological Engineering
GEOL309. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY AND TECTONICS. 4.0 Semester
GEOL398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(I) (WI) Recognition, habitat, and origin of deformational structures related
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
to stresses and strains (rock mechanics and microstructures) and plate
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
tectonics. Structural development of mountain belts, rift, strike-slip and
for credit under different titles.
salt systems. Comprehensive field and laboratory projects use descriptive
GEOL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
geometry, stereographic projection, structural contours, map and cross
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
section construction, air photo interpretation, and seismic reflection data
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
analysis. Required of Geological Engineers. Prerequisite: GEGN101,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
GEGN203, GEGN204, GEGN205 and GEGN206 or GPGN200. 3 hours
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GEOL310. EARTH MATERIALS AND RESOURCES. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
GEOL410. PLANETARY GEOLOGY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Introduction to Earth Materials, emphasizing the structure, formation,
(II) Geology of the terrestrial planets and moons, specifically the Moon
distribution and engineering behavior of minerals, rocks and ores.
and Mars. Emphasis will be placed on the geomorphology, planetary
Laboratories emphasize the recognition, description and engineering
materials, geologic structure, geologic history, and natural resource
evaluation of natural materials. Lectures present the knowledge of natural
potential of terrestrial planetary bodies. Lectures present the knowledge
materials, processes and resources necessary for mining engineering
of materials, geomorphic processes, and geologic history. Prerequisite:
careers. Prerequisite: GEGN101. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab: 4 semester
GEGN101. 2 hours lecture: 2 semester hours.
hours.
GEOL443. UNDERGRADUATE FIELD SEMINAR. 1-3 Semester Hr.
GEOL311. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR MINING ENGINEERS. 2.0
Special advanced classroom and field programs emphasizing detailed
Semester Hrs.
study of some aspects of the geology of an area or region. Field studies
(II) Nature and origin of structural features of Earth's crust emphasizing
normally conducted away from the Golden campus. Classroom course
structural controls of ore deposits and analysis of structures related to
content dependent on area of study. Fees assessed for field and living
rock engineering and mining. Structural features and processes are
expenses and transportation. 1 to 3 semester hours; may be repeated for
related to stress/strain theory and rock mechanics principles. Lab and
credit.
field projects include deformation experiments, geologic map, cross
section, and orientation data analysis of structural features including
GEOL444. INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
fractures, faults, folds, and rock cleavages. Prerequisite: GEGN101 and
(II) Fossils are the basis for establishing global correlation among
GEOL310. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks, and thus are critical to the reconstruction
of the past 550 million years of Earth history. This is a lecture elective
GEOL314. STRATIGRAPHY. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
course that will aid in rounding out undergraduate Earth science/
(II) Lectures and laboratory and field exercises in concepts of stratigraphy
engineering geological knowledge. Fossil preservation, taphonomy,
and biostratigraphy, facies associations in various depositional
evolution, mass extinctions, biostratigraphy, graphic correlation,
environments, sedimentary rock sequences and geometries in
invertebrate phyla and their geologic history and evolution. Prerequisites:
sedimentary basins, and geohistory analysis of sedimentary basins.
GEGN204, GEGN205, GEGN206. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: GEGN101, GEGN203 or GEGN204, GEGN205. 3 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
GEOL470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
GEOL315. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY. 3.0 Semester
(II) Students are introduced to geoscience applications of satellite
Hrs.
remote sensing. Introductory lectures provide background on satellites,
(I) Integrated lecture, laboratory and field exercises on the genesis of
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. One or more areas of
sedimentary rocks as related to subsurface porosity and permeability
application are presented from a systems perspective. Guest lecturers
development and distribution for non-geology majors. Emphasis is placed
from academia, industry, and government agencies present case studies
on siliciclastic systems of varying degrees of heterogeneity. Topics
focusing on applications, which vary from semester to semester. Students
include diagenesis, facies analysis, correlation techniques, and sequence
do independent term projects, under the supervision of a faculty member
and seismic stratigraphy. Application to hydrocarbon exploitation stressed
or guest lecturer, that are presented both written and orally at the end
throughout the course. Required of all PEGN students. Prerequisite:
of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3
GEGN101, PEGN308. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.
GEOL321. MINERALOGY AND MINERAL CHARACTERIZATION. 3.0
GEOL497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(I) Principles of mineralogy and mineral characterization. Crystallography
GEOL498. SEMINAR IN GEOLOGY OR GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING.
of naturally occurring materials. Principles of crystal chemistry.
1-6 Semester Hr.
Interrelationships among mineral structure, external shape, chemical
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
composition, and physical properties. Introduction to mineral
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
stability. Laboratories emphasize analytical methods, including X-ray
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and optical microscopy.
for credit under different titles.
Prerequisite:GEGN101, CHGN122 or CHGN125, GEGN206. 2 hours
lecture, 3 hours lab: 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 99
GEOL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

100 Geophysics
Geophysics
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
Telephone: (410) 347-7700
2016-2017
Geophysical Engineering undergraduates who may have an interest
Program Description
in professional registration as engineers are encouraged to take the
Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School
Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
of Mines is recognized and respected around the world for its programs
as seniors. The Geophysical Engineering Program has the following
in applied geophysical research and education. With nearly 20 active
objectives and associated outcomes:
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.
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
The Earth supplies all materials needed by our society, serves as the
engineering.
repository for used products, and provides a home to all its inhabitants.
Geophysics and geophysical engineering have important roles to play
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
in the solution of challenging problems facing the inhabitants of this
and interpret data.
planet, such as providing fresh water, food, and energy for Earth’s
growing population, evaluating sites for underground construction and
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired
containment of hazardous waste, monitoring noninvasively the aging
needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental,
infrastructures of developed nations, mitigating the threat of geohazards
social, political, ethical, health, safety, manufacturability, and
(earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, avalanches) to populated areas,
sustainability.
contributing to homeland security (including detection and removal of
unexploded ordnance and land mines), evaluating changes in climate
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
and managing humankind’s response to them, and exploring other
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
planets.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Energy companies and mining firms employ geophysicists to explore for
hidden resources around the world. Engineering firms hire geophysical
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
engineers to assess the Earth’s near-surface properties when sites
are chosen for large construction projects and waste-management
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of
operations. Environmental organizations use geophysics to conduct
engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal
groundwater surveys and to track the flow of contaminants. On the global
context.
scale, geophysicists employed by universities and government agencies
(such as the United States Geological Survey, NASA, and the National
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) try to understand such
learning.
Earth processes as heat flow, gravitational, magnetic, electric, thermal,
j. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
and stress fields within the Earth’s interior. For the past decade, nearly
100% of CSM’s geophysics graduates have found employment in their
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
chosen field, with about 70% choosing to pursue graduate studies.
necessary for engineering practice.
Bachelor of Science Program in Geophysical
Program Specific Outcomes
Engineering
1. Expanded perspective of applied geophysics as a result of participating
The Colorado School of Mines offers one of only two undergraduate
in employment or research.
geophysical engineering programs in the entire United States accredited
by:
2. An ability to analyze, quantitatively, the errors, limitations, and
uncertainties in data.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology

Colorado School of Mines 101
Geophysics Field Camp
penetrating radar, and instruments for recording seismic waves. Students
have access to the Department petrophysics laboratory for measuring
Each summer, a base of field operations is set up for four weeks, usually
properties of porous rocks.
in the mountains of Colorado, for students who have completed their
junior year. Students prepare geological maps and cross sections
Curriculum
and then use these as the basis for conducting seismic, gravimetric,
magnetic, electrical, and electromagnetic surveys. After acquiring these
Geophysics is an applied and interdisciplinary science; students therefore
various geophysical data-sets, the students process the data and develop
must have a strong foundation in physics, mathematics, geology and
an interpretation that is consistent with all the information. In addition to
computer sciences. Superimposed on this foundation is a comprehensive
the required four-week program, students can also participate in other
body of courses on the theory and practice of geophysical methods.
diverse field experiences. In recent years these have included cruises
As geophysics and geophysical engineering involve the study and
on seismic ships in the Gulf of Mexico, studies at an archeological site,
exploration of the entire earth, our graduates have great opportunities to
investigations at an environmental site, a ground-penetrating radar
work anywhere on, and even off, the planet. Therefore, the curriculum
survey on an active volcano in Hawaii, and a well-logging school offered
includes electives in the humanities and social sciences that give
by Baker Hughes.
students an understanding of international issues and different cultures.
Every student who obtains a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysical
Study Abroad
Engineering completes the CSM Core Curriculum plus the courses
listed below. We recommend students download the current curriculum
The Department of Geophysics encourages its undergraduates to spend
flowchart from the Departmental webpage, http://geophysics.mines.edu/
one or two semesters studying abroad. At some universities, credits can
GEO-Undergraduate-Program.
be earned that substitute for course requirements in the geophysical
engineering program at CSM. Information on universities that have
Degree Requirements (Geophysical
established formal exchange programs with CSM can be obtained
Engineering)
from either the Department of Geophysics or the Office of International
Programs.
Freshman
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Combined BS/MS Program
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
4.0
Undergraduate students in the Geophysical Engineering program
SYSTEMS
who would like to continue directly into the Master of Science program
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
in Geophysics or Geophysical Engineering, are allowed to fulfill part
AND ENGINEERS I
of the requirements of their graduate degree by including up to six
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
hours of specified course credits, which also were used in fulfilling
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Students interested
to take advantage of this option should meet with their advisor or
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR
0.5
0.5
department head as early as possible in their undergraduate program to
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
determine which elective courses will be acceptable and advantageous
Elective
for accelerating them through their combined BS/MS studies.
16.0
Summer Jobs in Geophysics
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.5
3.0
4.5
In addition to the summer field camp experience, students are given
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
opportunities every summer throughout their undergraduate career to
AND ENGINEERS II
work as summer interns within the industry, at CSM, or for government
CSCI101
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
3.0
3.0
agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey. Students have recently
SCIENCE, MATH 201, CHGN 122,
worked outdoors with geophysics crews in various parts of the U.S.,
CHGN 125, or CBEN 110
South America, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
Undergraduate Research
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Elective
Students are encouraged to try their hand at research by working
on a project with a CSM faculty member, either part-time during the
16.0
semester, or full-time during the summer. As an alternative to a summer
Sophomore
internship, students may wish to participate in a Research Experience for
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Undergraduates (REU), either at Mines or at another university. REU's
GEGN203
ENGINEERING TERRAIN
2.0
3.0
2.0
are typically sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
ANALYSIS or 2041
are listed on the NSF website.
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
The Cecil H. and Ida Green Graduate and
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
Professional Center
GEGN205
ADVANCED PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

1.0
The lecture rooms, laboratories, and computer-aided instruction areas
LABORATORY
of the Department of Geophysics are located in the Green Center.
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
The Department maintains equipment for conducting geophysical field
GEOPHYSICS
measurements, including magnetometers, gravity meters, ground-

102 Geophysics
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND


3.0
Elective
STRATIGRAPHY or 3144
18.0
ELECT
Electives3
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
12.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 132.5
GPGN221
THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC
3.0
3.0
1
FIELDS
Students must take GEGN205 (1 credit hour) with either
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS2
3.0
3.0
GEGN203 or GEGN204 (2 credit hours).
2
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
Students should enroll in the Java section of CSCI261, although
GPGN268
GEOPHYSICAL DATA ANALYSIS


3.0
C++ is accepted.
3
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Electives must include at least 9 hours that meet LAIS H&SS core
Elective
requirements, 3 of these 9 must be at the 400-level. The remaining
9 hours are Free Electives. The Department of Geophysics
15.5
encourages its students to consider organizing their electives
Junior
to form a Minor or an Area of Special Interest (ASI). A guide
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
suggesting various Minor and ASI programs can be obtained from
GPGN304
INTRO TO GRAVITY AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
the Department office.
MAGNETIC METHODS
4
Students must take either GEOL308 or GEOL309, and either
GPGN315
SUPPORTING GEOPHYSICAL


1.0
GEOL314 or GEOL315.
FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
5
Students must take 11 credits of advanced GPGN elective courses
GPGN322
THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-
3.0
3.0
at the 400- or 500-level.
VARYING FIELDS
6
Students must take either GPGN438 or GPGN439 to satisfy the
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
senior design requirement. The multidisciplinary design course
MATHEMATICS or PHGN 311
GPGN439, a 3-credit course offered only in Spring semester,
ELECT
Electives3
6.0
6.0
is strongly recommended for students interested in petroleum
exploration and production. Students interested in non-petroleum
16.0
applications of geophysics take GPGN438 for 3 credit hours, either
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
by enrolling for all 3 credit hours in one semester (Fall or Spring) or
GPGN305
INTRODUCTION TO SEISMIC
2.0
3.0
3.0
by enrolling for a portion of the 3 hours in Fall and the remainder in
EXPLORATION
Spring.
GPGN308
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL
2.0
3.0
3.0
AND ELECTROMAGNETIC
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
METHODS
Minor in Geophysics/Geophysical
GPGN320
ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM
3.0
3.0
MECHANICS AND WAVE
Engineering
PROPAGATION
Geophysics plays an important role in many aspects of civil engineering,
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, and mining engineering,
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY or 3094
as well as mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and
ELECT
Electives3
6.0
6.0
computer science. Given the natural connections between these various
fields and geophysics, it may be of interest for students in other majors
18.0
to consider choosing to minor in geophysics, or to choose geophysics as
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
an area of specialization. The core of courses taken to satisfy the minor
GPGN486
GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP

4.0
4.0
requirement typically includes some of the following geophysics methods
4.0
courses.
Senior
GPGN200
INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
GPGN304
INTRO TO GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC
3.0
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
METHODS
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
4.0
GPGN305
INTRODUCTION TO SEISMIC EXPLORATION
3.0
GP ELECT
GPGN Advanced Elective5
3.0
3.0
4.0
GPGN308
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND
3.0
GPGN438
GEOPHYSICS PROJECT DESIGN

3.0
ELECTROMAGNETIC METHODS
or 439 (in Spring Semester)6
GPGN404
DIGITAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS
3.0
ELECT
Electives3
3.0
3.0
GPGN409
INVERSION
3.0
17.0
GPGN432
FORMATION EVALUATION
4.0

Colorado School of Mines 103
GPGN470
APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE
3.0
Stephen J. Hill
SENSING
Walter S. Lynn
The remaining hours can be satisfied by a combination of other
Bruce VerWest
geophysics courses, as well as courses in geology, mathematics, and
computer science depending on the student’s major. Students must
David J. Wald
consult with the Department of Geophysics to have their sequence of
courses approved before embarking on a minor program.
Distinguished Senior Scientists
Professors
Warren B. Hamilton
Thomas L. Davis
Misac N. Nabighian
Roelof K. Snieder, Interim Department Head, Keck Foundation Professor
Courses
of Basic Exploration Science
GPGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Ilya D. Tsvankin
(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
Terence K. Young
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
Associate Professors
GPGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Thomas M. Boyd, Interim Provost
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Brandon Dugan, Baker Hughes Chair in Petrophysics and Borehole
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Geophysics
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Yaoguo Li
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
GPGN200. INTRODUCTION TO GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Paul C. Sava, C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics
(I) (WI) This is a discovery course designed to introduce sophomores
Assistant Professors
to the science of geophysics in the context of the whole-earth system.
Students will explore the fundamental observations from which physical
Edwin Nissen
and mathematical inferences can be made regarding the Earth?s origin,
structure, and processes. Examples of such observations are earthquake
Andrei Swidinsky
records; geodetic and gravitational data, such as those recorded by
satellites; magnetic measurements; and greenhouse gases in the
Whitney Trainor-Guitton
atmosphere. Learning will take place through the examination of selected
Professors Emeriti
topics that may vary from one semester to the next. Examples of such
topics are: earthquake seismology, geomagnetism, geodynamics, and
Frank A. Hadsell
climate change. 3 hours, lecture, 3 semester hours.
Alexander A. Kaufman
GPGN221. THEORY OF FIELDS I: STATIC FIELDS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with GPGN321,
Dave Hale
(II) Introduction to the theory of gravitational, magnetic, and electrical
fields encountered in geophysics. Emphasis on the mathematical and
Gary R. Olhoeft
physical foundations of the various phenomena and the similarities and
differences in the various field properties. Physical laws governing the
Phillip R. Romig, Jr.
behavior of the gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields. Systems
Research Professors
of equations of these fields. Boundary value problems. Uniqueness
theorem. Influence of a medium on field behavior. Prerequisites:
Norman Bleistein, University Emeritus Professor
PHGN200, MATH213, and concurrent enrollment in MATH225. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.
Kenneth L. Larner, University Emeritus Professor
Research Associate Professor
Robert D. Benson
Research Assistant Professor
Richard Krahenbuhl
Adjunct Faculty
Timothy Collett
Gavin P. Hayes

104 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
GPGN304. INTRO TO GRAVITY AND MAGNETIC METHODS. 3.0
methods, learn the tools and techniques used in geological field mapping
Semester Hrs.
and interpretation, and explore the logistical and permitting issues directly
(I) This is an introductory study of gravity and magnetic methods for
related to geophysical field investigations. 3 hours lab, 1 semester hours.
imaging the earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connection
GPGN320. ELEMENTS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND WAVE
between geophysical measurements and subsurface materials. It
PROPAGATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
introduces basic concepts, mathematics, and physics of gravity and
(II) Introduction to continuum mechanics and elastic wave propagation
magnetic fields, emphasizing similarities with the equations and physics
with an emphasis on principles and results important in seismology and
that underlie all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in
earth sciences in general. Topics include a brief overview of elementary
geotechnical and environmental engineering and resources exploration
mechanics, stress and strain, Hooke?s law, notions of geostatic pressure
for base and precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and
and isostacy, fluid flow and Navier-Stokes equation. Basic discussion
hydrocarbons. The discussion of each method includes the principles,
of the wave equation for elastic media, plane wave and their reflection/
instrumentation, and procedures of data acquisition, analysis, and
transmission at interfaces. Prerequisites: MATH213, PHGN200. 3 hours
interpretation. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
concurrent enrollment in MATH348 or PHGN311. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours
lab; 3 semester hours.
GPGN322. THEORY OF FIELDS II: TIME-VARYING FIELDS. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
GPGN305. INTRODUCTION TO SEISMIC EXPLORATION. 3.0
(I) Constant electric field. Coulomb's law. System of equations of the
Semester Hrs.
constant electric field. Stationary electric field and the direct current in
(II) This is an introductory study of seismic methods for imaging the
a conducting medium. Ohm's law. Principle of charge conservation.
Earth's subsurface. The course begins with the connection between
Sources of electric field in a conducting medium. Electromotive force.
geophysical measurements and subsurface materials. It introduces
Resistance. System of equations of the stationary electric field. The
basic concepts, mathematics, and physics of seismic wave propagation,
magnetic field, caused by constant currents. Biot-Savart law. The
emphasizing similarities with the equations and physics that underlie
electromagnetic induction. Faraday's law. Prerequisite: GPGN221. 3
all geophysical methods. These methods are employed in geotechnical
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and environmental engineering and resources exploration for base and
precious metals, industrial minerals, geothermal and hydrocarbons.
GPGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
The discussion of each method includes the principles, instrumentation,
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
procedures of data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Prerequisites:
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
GPGN322, PHGN200, MATH213, MATH225, and MATH348 or
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
PHGN311. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00. 0 to
3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count toward
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.

106 Geophysics
GPGN455. INTRODUCTION TO EARTHQUAKE SEISMOLOGY. 3.0
GPGN475. PLANETARY GEOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(I) Of the solid planets and moons in our Solar System, no two bodies
Equivalent with GPGN555,
are exactly alike. This class will provide an overview of the observed
(II) Earthquakes are amongst the most significant natural hazards
properties of the planets and moons, cover the basic physical processes
faced by mankind, with millions of fatalities forecast this century.
that govern their evolution, and then investigate how the planets
They are also our most accessible source of information on Earth's
differ and why. The overarching goals are to develop a quantitative
structure, rheology and tectonics, which are what ultimately govern the
understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of planetary
distribution of its natural resources. This course provides an overview
surfaces and interiors, and to develop a deeper understanding of
of how earthquake seismology, complemented by geodesy and tectonic
the Earth by placing it in the broader context of the Solar System.
geomorphology, can be used to determine earthquake locations, depths
Prerequisites: PHGN100, MATH225, and GEGN205 or GEOL410. Senior
and mechanisms; understand Earth's tectonics and rheology; establish
or graduate standing recommended. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
long-term earthquake histories and forecast future recurrence; and
GPGN486. GEOPHYSICS FIELD CAMP. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
mitigate against seismic hazards. Prerequisites: GPGN320. 3 hours
(S) Introduction to geological and geophysical field methods. The
lecture; 3 semester hours.
program includes exercises in geological surveying, stratigraphic section
GPGN461. SEISMIC DATA PROCESSING I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
measurements, geological mapping, and interpretation of geological
Equivalent with GPGN452,
observations. Students conduct geophysical surveys related to the
(I) This course covers the basic processing steps required to create
acquisition of seismic, gravity, magnetic, and electrical observations.
images of the earth using 2-D and 3-D reflection seismic data. Topics
Students participate in designing the appropriate geophysical surveys,
include data organization and domains, signal processing to enhance
acquiring the observations, reducing the observations, and interpreting
temporal and spatial resolution, identification and suppression techniques
these observations in the context of the geological model defined
of incoherent and coherent noises, velocity analysis, velocity conversion,
from the geological surveys. Prerequisites: GPGN268, GEOL308 or
near-surface statics, datuming, common-midpoint stacking, imaging
GEOL309, GPGN304, GPGN305, GPGN308, and GPGN315. 12 hours
principles and methods used for post-stack and prestack time and depth
lab; 4 semester hours.
imaging, migration-velocity analysis and post-imaging enhancement
GPGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOPHYSICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
techniques. Examples from field data are extensively used. A three-
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
hour lab introduces the student to hands-on seismic data processing
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
using Seismic Unix. The final exam consists of a presentation of the data
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
processing a 2-D seismic line. Prerequisites: GPGN302 and GEOL308.
for credit under different titles.
Co-requisites: GPGN404. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour lab; 4 semester hours.
GPGN499. GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATION. 1-6 Semester Hr.
GPGN470. APPLICATIONS OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING. 3.0
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(II) An introduction to geoscience applications of satellite remote sensing
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
of the Earth and planets. The lectures provide background on satellites,
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
sensors, methodology, and diverse applications. Topics include visible,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
near infrared, and thermal infrared passive sensing, active microwave
and radio sensing, and geodetic remote sensing. Lectures and labs
involve use of data from a variety of instruments, as several applications
to problems in the Earth and planetary sciences are presented. Students
will complete independent term projects that are presented both
written and orally at the end of the term. Prerequisites: PHGN200 and
MATH225. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
GPGN471. GEODYNAMICS AND GEOLOGY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Earth?s evolving internal dynamics and properties have controlled
time-varying crustal geologic processes and their products. All terrestrial
planets fractionated synchronously with accretion, but only Earth
continued strongly active. Much geology, from ancient granite and
greenstone to recently enabled plate-tectonics, will be illustrated in
the context of coevolving deep and shallow processes. Integration of
geophysics, geology, and planetology will allow evaluation of popular and
alternative explanations, but the sum will be contrarian, not conventional.
Math and specialist vocabularies will be minimized. PREREQUISITES:
CHGN121, PHGN100, PHGN200, and GEGN101. 2 lecture hours, 2
semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 107
Liberal Arts and International
Foreign Language (LIFL)
Studies
Typically,several foreign languages are taught through the LAIS Division.
In order to gain basic proficiency from their foreign language study,
students are encouraged to enroll for at least two semesters in whatever
2016-2017
language(s) they elect to take. No student is permitted to take a
Program Description
foreign language that is either his/her native language or second
language.
As the 21st century unfolds, individuals, communities, and nations face
major challenges in energy, natural resources, and the environment.
Undergraduate Minors
While these challenges demand practical ingenuity from engineers
At the undergraduate level, LAIS offers minors in Literature, Society,
and applied scientists, solutions must also take into account social,
and the Environment; International Political Economy; Science,
political, economic, cultural, ethical, and global contexts. CSM students,
Technology, Engineering, and Policy; Humanitarian Engineering;
as citizens and future professionals, confront a rapidly changing society
Music,Engineering,and Recording Arts and an Individualized
that demands core technical skills complemented by flexible intelligence,
Undergraduate minor. See the minor tab for details. LAIS also is the
original thought, and cultural sensitivity.
home for the minor in the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs.
Courses in Liberal Arts and International Studies (LAIS) expand students'
Graduate Degree and Programs
professional and personal capacities by providing opportunities to
explore the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Our curricula
At the graduate level, LAIS offers a 36-hour degree, a Master of
encourage the development of critical thinking skills that will help students
International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER). It also offers
make more informed choices as national and world citizens - promoting
Graduate Certificates and Graduate minors in International Political
more complex understandings of justice, equality, culture, history,
Economy and Science and Technology Policy. See the Graduate Bulletin
development, and sustainability. Students,for example, study ethical
for details.
reasoning, compare and contrast different economies and cultures,
develop arguments from data, and interrogate globalization. LAIS
Hennebach Program in the Humanities
courses also foster creativity by offering opportunities for self-discovery.
The Hennebach Program in the Humanities, supported by a major
Students conduct literary analyses, improve communication skills, play
endowment from Ralph Hennebach (CSM Class of 1941), sponsors a
music, learn media theory, and write poetry. These experiences foster
regular series of Visiting Professors and the general enhancement of
intellectual agility, personal maturity, and respect for the complexity of our
the Humanities on campus. Recent visiting professors have included
world.
scholars in Classics, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Ethics,
History, Literature, Philosophy, and Social Theory as well as the
Undergraduate Humanities and Social
interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Policy, and Science, Technology,
Science
and Society Studies. The Program is dedicated to enriching the lives of
both students and faculty through teaching and research, with visiting
Educational Objectives
scholars offering courses, giving lectures, conducting workshops,
and collaborating on projects. In addition, the Hennebach Program is
In addition to contributing to the educational objectives described in
exploring opportunities for meeting the needs of Undergraduate students
the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the
who would especially benefit from more focused study in the Humanities
coursework in the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies is
that would appropriately complement technical degree curricula.
designed to help CSM develop in students the ability to engage in life-
long learning and recognize the value of doing so by acquiring the broad
Writing Center
education necessary to
The LAIS Division operates the LAIS Writing Center, which provides
1. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in contemporary,
students with tutoring tailored to their individual writing problems
global, international, societal, political, and ethical contexts;
(including non-native speakers of English). It also provides faculty with
2. Understand the role of Humanities and Social Sciences in identifying,
support for courses associated with the Writing Across the Curriculum
formulating, and solving engineering problems;
program. Faculty and staff are welcome to make use of the Writing
3. Prepare to live and work in a complex world;
Center's expertise for writing projects and problems. The Writing Center
4. Understand the meaning and implications of “stewardship of the
Staff also offers tutoring hours at CASA. The Writing Center is located on
Earth”; and
the 1st floor of Alderson Hall in room AH133.
5. Communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Curriculum
Music (LIMU)
Key to courses offered by the LAIS Division:
Courses in Music do not count toward the Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Code
Course Title
General Education restricted elective requirement, but may be taken
LAIS
Humanities and Social Sciences
for Free Elective credit only. A maximum of 3.0 semester hours of
concert band, chorus, physical education, athletics or other activity
LIFL
Foreign Language
credit combined may be used toward free elective credit in a degree
LIMU
Music
granting program.
CSM students in all majors must take 19 credit hours in Humanities
and Social Sciences, ranging from freshman through senior levels of

108 Liberal Arts and International Studies
coursework. These courses are housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and
List of LAIS and EB Courses Satisfying the
International Studies and in the Division of Economics and Business.
H&SS Requirement
Required Core Courses
EBGN301
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
3.0
1. All Undergraduate students are required to take the following two
EBGN302
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
3.0
core courses from the Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies:
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
a. LAIS100 Nature and Human Values 4 semester hours
ECONOMICS
b. LAIS200 Human Systems 3 semester hours
EBGN320
ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
2. All Undergraduate students are also required to take EBGN201
EBGN330
ENERGY ECONOMICS
3.0
Principles of Economics (3 semester hours) from the Division of
EBGN340
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
3.0
Economics and Business.
EBGN342
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
3.0
EBGN437
REGIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
NOTE: Students in the McBride Honors Program must take LAIS100,
EBGN441
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Nature and Human Values and EBGN201. Please see the McBride
EBGN443
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
3.0
Honors Program web site for further information.
EBGN470
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
3.0
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirement
LAIS220
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
3.0
Beyond the core, all Undergraduate students must take an additional
LAIS221
INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS
3.0
three courses (9 semester hours) from the list below. The following
LAIS286
INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND
3.0
restrictions apply to these three courses:
POLITICS
LAIS298
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
1. Two of the three courses are midlevel courses, i.e., 200 or 300
LAIS300
CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
3.0
level classes. The only exception to this rule are Foreign Language
courses (see below). A 400-level course may apply to this midlevel
LAIS301
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
3.0
requirement if the student has successfully completed more than one
LAIS324
AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND
3.0
400-level course.
SCIENCE
2. At least one of the three courses must be a 400-level course. In any
LAIS326
MUSIC THEORY
3.0
given semester, either LAIS or EB may offer 400-level Special Topics
LAIS327
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3.0
courses that will be numbered as either LAIS498 or EBGN498. Even
LAIS328
BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND
1.0
though no Special Topics courses appear in the list below, these
ARRANGING
courses may be used to fulfill the H&SS General Education restricted
LAIS330
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE
3.0
electives requirement as follows:
a. All courses numbered LAIS498 will satisfy the requirement.
LAIS305
AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD
3.0
TO THE PRESENT
b. Some EBGN498 courses as determined on a case-by-case basis
will satisfy the rquirement. Consult EBGN in any given semester
LAIS307
EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE
3.0
for EBGN498 courses that satisfy the requirement.
LITERATURE
LAIS309
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
3.0
At least one of the three courses must be taken from the Division of
LAIS310
MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
1-3
Liberal Arts and International Studies.
LAIS311
BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN 3.0
A maximum of two Foreign Language courses (LIFL) may be applied
LAIS315
MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN
3.0
toward satisfying the H&SS midlevel requirement. LIFL 498 or 499
WORLD
Foreign Language courses may not be used to satisfy the 400-level
LAIS320
ETHICS
3.0
course requirement.
LAIS322
LOGIC
3.0
LAIS323
INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE
3.0
Music (LIMU) courses may not be used to meet the H&SS requirement.
COMMUNICATION
They may be used for free elective credit only. A maximum of 3 semester
hours of concert band chorus, physical activity, varsity athletics, or other
LAIS325
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3.0
activity credit combined may be used toward free elective credit in a
LAIS335
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
degree granting program.
LATIN AMERICA
LAIS337
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
Single majors in Economics may not use Economics courses to meet the
ASIA
H&SS requirement. Economics majors must meet this requirement with
LAIS339
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
courses from the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, as
THE MIDDLE EAST
per the above restrictions and requirements. Students other than single
majors in Economics may take up to 6 semester hours (2 courses) of
LAIS341
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
3.0
approved EBGN courses, listed below, to satisfy the H&SS requirement.
AFRICA
LAIS344
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
3.0
Except for foreign languages, no AP or IB credit can be used to meet
LAIS345
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
3.0
the 9 hours of H&SS requirements. AP/IB credits will be applied as free
LAIS365
HISTORY OF WAR
3.0
electives.
LAIS370
HISTORY OF SCIENCE
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 109
LAIS371
HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
3.0
LIFLx98
Special Topics
LAIS375
ENGINEERING CULTURES
3.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
LAIS377
ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE
3.0
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Minor Programs
LAIS398
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
The Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies offers several minor
LAIS401
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II
3.0
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
A minor requires a minimum of 18 credit-hours; an area of special interest
LAIS408
LIFE STORIES
3.0
(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
The student must fill out a Minor/Area of Special Interest Declaration
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
(available in the Registrar’s Office) and obtain approval signatures from
LAIS415
MASS MEDIA STUDIES
3.0
the student’s CSM advisor, from the Head or Director of the student’s
LAIS416
FILM STUDIES
3.0
major department or division, and from the LAIS Director. Students
LAIS418
NARRATING THE NATION
3.0
should consult the listed advisors for the specific requirements of each
LAIS419
MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
minor.
LAIS421
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY
3.0
The six minors or ASI available and their advisors are
LAIS423
ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
3.0
LAIS430
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3.0
Literature, Society, and the Environment
LAIS431
RELIGION & SECURITY
3.0
Minor and ASI
LAIS435
LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
Program Advisors: Prof. Tina Gianquitto and Prof. Jay Straker.
LAIS437
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
LAIS439
MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT
3.0
The Literature, Society, and the Environment Minor and ASI are designed
for students with a passion for literature, and an interest in exploring
LAIS440
WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
3.0
relationships between literary traditions and the broader social and
LAIS441
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
3.0
environmental processes that have helped inspire and shape them.
LAIS442
NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA
3.0
The minor's inter-disciplinary emphasis creates unique opportunities
LAIS446
GLOBALIZATION
3.0
for students to forge connections between literary studies and diverse
LAIS448
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
3.0
fields of inquiry, spanning the humanities and qualitative and quantitative
sciences. In the process of acquiring the minor, students will develop
LAIS450
POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
3.0
forms of intellectual creativity and sensitivity to social and environmental
LAIS452
CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT
3.0
dynamics increasingly expected of twenty-first century scientists and
LAIS453
ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
3.0
engineers.
LAIS460
GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS
3.0
LAIS475
ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE
3.0
MINOR REQUIREMENTS
DEVELOPING WORLD
Students desiring the minor in Literature, Society & the Environment must
LAIS485
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
3.0
complete eighteen hours of courses as follows:
LAIS486
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
3.0
1. One required course (3 credit-hours)
LAIS487
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
LAIS488
WATER POLITICS AND POLICY
3.0
LAIS412
LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3.0
LAIS489
NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY
3.0
2. Three 300-level elective courses, selected from the following (9 credit-
LAIS490
ENERGY AND SOCIETY
3.0
hours total):
LAIS498
SPECIAL TOPICS
1-6
LIFL113
SPANISH I
3.0
LAIS300
CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
3.0
LIFL123
SPANISH II
3.0
LAIS301
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I
3.0
LIFL114
ARABIC I
3.0
LAIS305
AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD
3.0
LIFL119
FRENCH I
3.0
TO THE PRESENT
LIFL124
ARABIC II
3.0
LAIS307
EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE
3.0
LITERATURE
LIFL115
GERMAN I
3.0
LAIS309
LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
3.0
LIFL125
GERMAN II
3.0
LAIS310
MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
3.0
LIFL129
FRENCH II
3.0

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LAIS311
BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN 3.0
technological, and engineering oriented humanitarian projects are
intended to help marginalized communities meet basic human needs
3. Two 400-level elective courses, selected from the following (6 credit-
(such as water, food, and shelter) when these are missing or inadequate.
hours total):
LAIS320 Ethics is required. Other HS courses are offered through LAIS
along with selected technical electives by other academic units across
LAIS401
CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II
3.0
campus. Students may also wish to investigate the 28-credit minor in
LAIS404
WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY
3.0
Humanitarian Engineering offered in cooperation with the Division of
LAIS406
THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND
3.0
Engineering.
REMEMBRANCE
Music, Audio Engineering, and the Recording
LAIS407
SCIENCE IN LITERATURE
3.0
LAIS408
LIFE STORIES
3.0
Arts
LAIS409
SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA
3.0
Program Advisor: Robert Klimek. Program Co-Advisor: Jonathan
LAIS410
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY 3.0
Cullsion.
LITERATURE
The Music, Audio Engineering, and the Recording Arts Minor is designed
LAIS411
LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD
3.0
for students interested in the crossover field between music and related
LAIS416
FILM STUDIES
3.0
technical skills. Technical emphasis within this minor creates an
LAIS418
NARRATING THE NATION
3.0
opportunity for the student to research/experience the impact of their
specific majors upon both music as an art form and music as an industry.
International Political Economy Minor and
Throughout the minor, students are exposed to the refinements and
ASI
developments that technology has created in the field of recording,
production, sound reinforcement and product design, as well as, the
Program Advisor: Prof. James Jesudason.
interplay between the arts and technology. The discovery of connections
between current music and sound engineering practices is stressed.
This minor and ASI are ideal for students anticipating careers in the
The final outcome is a skilled and informed studio musician/technician
earth resources industries. The International Political Economy Program
in present day studio conditions. Finally, this minor is not designed
at CSM was the first such program in the U.S. designed with the
to expand any current engineering curriculum, but to complement a
engineering and applied science student in mind, and it remains
student’s education.
one of the very few international engineering programs with this
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
evaluating and implementing engineering and science projects. Project
LAIS324
AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND
3.0
evaluations and feasibilities now involve the application of such IPE
SCIENCE
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
Science, Technology, Engineering, and
LAIS330
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE
3.0
Policy Minor and ASI
Total Semester Hrs
12.0
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Policy Minor focuses
One 400 level required course (3 credit hours):
on science, technology, and engineering in the societal and policy
context: how STE influence society, politics, and policy, and how society,
LAIS429
REAL WORLD RECORDING/RESEARCH
3.0
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
regimes, assessments of societal impacts, science policy implementation,
LIMU
ENSEMBLE Two semesters
and the roles of technical innovation in economic development or
LIMU189
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL
international competitiveness. LAIS486 Science and Technology Policy
MUSIC INSTRUCTION One semester
is required. Students work with the STEP Advisor to tailor a sequence of
other courses appropriate to their background and interests.
Individualized Undergraduate Minor
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,

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who approves the rationale and the choice of courses, eg., pre-law or
Paula A. Farca
pre-med courses.
Sarah J. Hitt
Area of Special Interest in Music Technology
Cortney E. Holles
Program Advisor: Prof. Bob Klimek. The Area of Special Interest in Music
Technology is comprised of a sequence of courses that allows students
Derrick Hudson,
to combine interests and abilities in both the science and theory of music
Rose Pass
production. Completion of this ASI will train students in the technical
aspects of the music recording industry, including sound and video
Teaching Assistant Professors
recording, sound effects, and software design.
Melanie Brandt,
The Guy T. McBride, Jr. Honors Program in
Public Affairs
Olivia Burgess
Program Director: Prof. Kenneth Osgood. The curriculum of the McBride
Joseph Horan
Honors Program in Public Affairs offers an honors minor consisting of
Rachel Osgood
seminars, courses, and off-campus activities that has the primary goal
of providing a select number of students the opportunity to cross the
Gregory Rulifson
boundaries of their technical expertise into the ethical, cultural, socio-
political, and environmental dimensions of human life. Students will
Seth Tucker
develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, and leadership
through seminar style classes that explore diverse aspects of the human
Professors Emeriti
experience. The seminars allow for a maximum degree of discussion and
W. John Cieslewicz
debate on complex topics. Themes and perspectives from the humanities
and the social sciences are integrated with science and engineering to
Wilton Eckley
develop in students a sophisticated understanding of the social context in
which scientists and engineers work.
T. Graham Hereford
Professors
Barbara M. Olds
Elizabeth Van Wie Davis
Eul-Soo Pang
Juan C Lucena
Anton G. Pegis
Kenneth Osgood, Director of McBride Honors Program
Thomas Philipose, University professor emeriti
Associate Professors
Arthur B. Sacks
Hussein A. Amery, Interim Division Director
Joseph D. Sneed
Tina L. Gianquitto
Associate Professors Emeriti
Kathleen J. Hancock
Betty J. Cannon
John R. Heilbrunn
Kathleen H. Ochs
Jon Leydens
Laura J. Pang
James D. Straker
Karen B. Wiley
Assistant Professors
Courses
Jessica Smith, Hennebach Assistant Professor
HNRS198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
Teaching Professors
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
Sandy Woodson , Undergraduate Advisor
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
James V. Jesudason
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
HNRS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Robert Klimek
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
Toni Lefton
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
Teaching Associate Professors
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Jonathan H. Cullison

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HNRS298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
HNRS430. EXPLORATIONS IN IDEAS, ETHICS, AND RELIGION. 3.0
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
Semester Hrs.
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to ideas, ethics, and/or religion
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
through case studies, readings, research, and writing. Prerequisites:
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3
lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
HNRS435. EXPLORATIONS IN CULTURE, SOCIETY, AND CREATIVE
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
ARTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to culture, society, and/or
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
the creative arts through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
HNRS305. EXPLORATIONS IN MODERN AMERICA. 3.0 Semester
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
Hrs.
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student skills in reading,
writing, critical thinking, and oral communication. skills through the
HNRS440. EXPLORATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES &
exploration of selected topics related to the social, cultural, and political
GLOBAL AFFAIRS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ideas and events that have shaped the development of the modern
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to international studies and/
United States and its role in the world. Prerequisite: Admission to the
or global affairs through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
Program and LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit
Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315:
hours.
Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable for credit up to a maximum
of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS315. EXPLORATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
HNRS445. EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND
(I, II) (WI) Honors core course that develops student writing skills and
SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
critical thinking abilities through the exploration of selected topics related
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to the relationships between
to the social, cultural, and political ideas and developments that have
science, technology, and society through case studies, readings,
shaped the modern world. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program and
research, and writing. Prerequisites: HNRS305: Explorations in Modern
LAIS100: Nature & Human Values. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
America and HNRS315: Explorations in the Modern World. Repeatable
for credit up to a maximum of 6 hours. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
HNRS398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
HNRS450. EXPLORATIONS IN EARTH, ENERGY, AND
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to earth, energy, and/or the
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
environment through case studies, readings, research, and writing.
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
This course may focus on the human dimensions or broader impacts
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Prerequisites:
HNRS305: Explorations in Modern America and HNRS315: Explorations
HNRS399. 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.
HNRS476. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Community Engagement through Service Learning combines a
HNRS405. MCBRIDE PRACTICUM. 1-3 Semester Hr.
traditional classroom environment with an off campus learning experience
(I, II) (WI) With approval of the Program, a McBride student may enroll
with a local non-profit or community organization. Students spend
in an individualized study project which substitutes for or enhances the
3-4 hours per week serving the organization they choose and meet in
regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars. This option may be
class once per week to discuss reading assignments, present research
used to pursue an approved foreign study program, service learning
findings, and share experiences and insights about the course material.
program, international internship, undergraduate research project, or
Instructors may choose to focus on a particular topic or social issue, such
other authorized experiential learning program of study. Students must
as poverty and privilege, or may engage with community issues more
also prepare a faculty-guided major research paper that integrates the
broadly. The course focuses on several aspects of a student?s learning,
experience with the goals, objectives, and focus of the Honors Program
including intra- and interpersonal learning, discovering community,
in Public Affairs. 1-3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 6 hours.
and developing communication skills and critical and interdisciplinary
HNRS425. EXPLORATIONS IN POLITICS, POLICY, AND
approaches. Course work will focus on critical reading, group discussion
LEADERSHIP. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and deliberation, oral presentations of research, and writing assignments.
(I, II) (WI) Study of selected topics related to policy, politics, and/or
Prerequisites: none. 2 hours lecture; 3-4 hours lab; 3.0 semester hours.
leadership 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.

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HNRS497. SUMMER COURSE. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS220. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A general introduction to philosophy that explores historical and analytic
HNRS498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE MCBRIDE HONORS PROGRAM
traditions. Historical exploration may compare and contrast ancient and
IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
modern, rationalist and empiricist, European and Asian approaches to
A Special Topics course will be a pilot course in the McBride curriculum
philosophy. Analytic exploration may consider such basic problems as
or will be offered as an enhancement to regularly-scheduled McBride
the distinction between illusion and reality, the one and the many, the
seminars. Special Topics courses in the McBride curriculum will not
structure of knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of mind or self.
be offered more than twice. Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
lecture; 3 credit hours.
HNRS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LAIS221. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Under special circumstances, a McBride student may use this course
This course has two focuses. We will look at selected religions
number to register for an independent study project which substitutes
emphasizing their popular, institutional, and contemplative forms; these
for or enhances the regularly-scheduled McBride curriculum seminars.
will be four or five of the most common religions: Hinduism, Buddhism,
Variable credit: 1 - 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam. The second point of the course
LAIS100. NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
focuses on how the Humanities and Social Sciences work. We will use
Equivalent with LIHU100,
methods from various disciplines to study religion-history of religions and
Nature and Human Values will focus on diverse views and critical
religious thought, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, art history,
questions concerning traditional and contemporary issues linking the
study of myth, philosophy, analysis of religious texts and artifacts (both
quality of human life and Nature, and their interdependence. The course
contemporary and historical), analysis of material culture and the role
will examine various disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
it plays in religion, and other disciplines and methodologies. We will
regarding two major questions: 1) How has Nature affected the quality
look at the question of objectivity; is it possible to be objective? We will
of human life and the formulation of human values and ethics? (2) How
approach this methodological question using the concept ?standpoint.?
have human actions, values, and ethics affected Nature? These issues
For selected readings, films, and your own writings, we will analyze what
will use cases and examples taken from across time and cultures.
the ?standpoint? is. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
Themes will include but are not limited to population, natural resources,
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
stewardship of the Earth, and the future of human society. This is
LAIS286. INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. 3.0
a writing-intensive course that will provide instruction and practice
Semester Hrs.
in expository writing, using the disciplines and perspectives of the
Introduction to Government and Politics is a beginning- level course
Humanities and Social Sciences. 4 hours lecture/seminar; 4 semester
intended to familiarize students with the study of politics across societies.
hours.
The method is comparative in that it approaches the task of studying the
LAIS198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
world's different political systems by contrasting and comparing them
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
along different dimensions, and by seeking generalizations about them.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
The class focuses on cases, topics, and methodologies in American and
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
comparative politics. No background in political science is required or
for credit under different titles.
expected. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
LAIS199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LAIS298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
for credit under different titles.
LAIS200. HUMAN SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with SYGN200,
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(I, II) Part of the CSM core curriculum, following the first-year requirement
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
of LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values. This course examines political,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
economic, social, and cultural systems on a global scale during the
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
modern era. Topics covered include development patterns in key regions
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of the world; the causes and outcomes of globalization; and the influence
LAIS300. CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of energy, technology, and resources on development. Course material
Students will write weekly exercises and read their work for the pleasure
presented by instructors with social science and humanities disciplinary
and edification of the class. The midterm in this course will be the
backgrounds, with weekly readings and evaluation through exams and
production of a short story. The final will consist of a completed, revised
written essays. Prerequisite: LAIS 100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
short story. The best of these works may be printed in a future collection.
Prerequisite: LAIS 100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS301. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS310. MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE. 1-3 Semester Hr.
This course focuses on reading and writing poetry. Students will learn
This course will introduce students to some of the major figures and
many different poetic forms to compliment prosody, craft, and technique.
generative themes of post-Enlightenment European and British literature.
Aesthetic preferences will be developed as the class reads, discusses,
Reading, discussion, and writing will focus on fiction, poetry, drama,
and models some of the great American poets. Weekly exercises
and critical essays representing British, French, Germanic, Italian,
reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the writing of literary poetry,
Czech, and Russian cultural traditions. Engaging these texts will foster
and stimulate the development of the student?s craft. The purpose of
understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical, political, and aesthetic
the course is to experience the literature and its place in a multicultural
movements and debates that have shaped modern European society
society, while students ?try on? various styles and contexts in order
and culture. Thematic concerns will include the French Enlightenment
to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
and its legacies, imperialism within and beyond Europe, comparative
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
totalitarianisms, the rise of psychoanalytic theory and existentialism,
and modernist and postmodern perspectives on the arts. Prerequisite:
LAIS305. AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL PERIOD TO THE
LAIS100, prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
PRESENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
This course offers an overview of American literature from the
colonial period to the present. The texts of the class provide a context
LAIS311. BRITISH LITERATURE: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN. 3.0
for examining the traditions that shape the American nation as a
Semester Hrs.
physical, cultural and historical space. As we read, we will focus on the
This course surveys British literature from the Middle Ages to early
relationships between community, landscape, history, and language in
modernists in light of major developments in scientific thought. It
the American imagination. We will concentrate specifically on conceptions
considers topics such as medieval medicine and astrology in The
of the nation and national identity in relation to race, gender, and class
Canterbury Tales, reflections of Copernicus' new astronomy in
difference. Authors may include: Rowlandson, Brown, Apess, Hawthorne,
Shakespearean tragedy and John Donne's poetry, the tumultuous career
Douglass, Melville, Whitman, James, Stein, Eliot, Hemingway, Silko, and
of Newtonian physics across the Enlightenment and Romanticism, the
Auster. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
struggle with Darwinian evolution in Victorian literature, and early 20th
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
century reactions to anthropology and psychoanalysis. Pre-requisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
LAIS307. EXPLORATIONS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE. 3.0
semester hours.
Semester Hrs.
This course examines major figures and themes in the modern literatures
LAIS315. MUSICAL TRADITIONS OF THE WESTERN WORLD. 3.0
of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Reading, discussion and
Semester Hrs.
writing will focus on fiction and poetry representing Francophone, Arabic,
An introduction to music of the Western world from its beginnings to the
and Hispanophone traditions within these world regions. Engaging
present. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3
these texts will foster understanding of some of the pivotal philosophical,
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
political, and aesthetic debates that have informed cultural practices
LAIS320. ETHICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
in diverse colonial territories and nation-states. Thematic and stylistic
Equivalent with BELS320,
concerns will include imperialism, nationalism, existentialism, Orientalism,
A general introduction to ethics that explores its analytic and historical
negritude, and social and magical realisms. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
traditions. Reference will commonly be made to one or more significant
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
texts by such moral philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas
LAIS309. LITERATURE AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Aquinas, Kant, John Stuart Mill, and others. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Before the emergence of sociology as a distinct field of study, literary
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
artists had long been investigating the seemingly infinite complexity of
LAIS322. LOGIC. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
human societies, seeking to comprehend the forces shaping collective
A general introduction to logic that explores its analytic and historical
identities, socio-cultural transformations, technological innovations, and
traditions. Coverage will commonly consider informal and formal fallacies,
political conflicts. Designed to enrich recognition and understanding of
syllogistic logic, sentential logic, and elementary quantification theory.
the complex interplay of artistic creativity and social inquiry over time, this
Reference will commonly be made to the work of such logical theorists as
course compares influential literary and social-scientific responses to the
Aristotle, Frege, Russell and Whitehead, Quine, and others. Prerequisite:
Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and other dynamic junctures
LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
integral to the forging of "modernity" and the volatile world we inhabit
today. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
LAIS323. INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Semester Hrs.
This course will explore the relationship between science and the public
through an examination of science writing and communication on current
events. Students will study various forms of science communication,
including essays, blogs, news segments, media clips, and radio programs
in order to understand the ways in which science is communicated
beyond the lab or university and into the public consciousness. Science
writing often explores the human condition, reflects on hopes and worries
about technology, and informs our collective knowledge about the world.
Students will discuss the implications of this kind of communication,
analyze breakdowns in communication through case studies, and write
for peer and popular audiences, including turning a lab report into a short
feature article and writing a science essay. Prerequisites: LAIS100, and
pre- or co-requisite of LAIS200 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS324. AUDIO/ACOUSTICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE. 3.0
LAIS337. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ASIA. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
(I) Audio/acoustical engineering and science teaches concepts
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
surrounding the production, transmission, manipulation and reception
in East and Southeast Asia as seen through an examination of critical
of audible sound. These factors play a role in many diverse areas
contemporary and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and
such as the design of modern music technology products, recording
society. Special emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate
studios and loudspeakers, civil engineering and building design, and
relationships between the developed North and the developing South.
industrial safety. This course will explore and concepts of this field and
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
the physics/mechanics that are involved, as well as aesthetic impacts
lecture; 3 semester hours.
related to the subject matter. Discussion of human anatomy and psycho
LAIS339. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE
acoustic phenomena are also presented. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
EAST. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market in
LAIS325. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
the Middle East as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
A study of the social behavior and cultural devel opment of humans.
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS326. MUSIC THEORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) The course begins with the fundamentals of music theory and moves
LAIS341. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA. 3.0
into more complex applications. Music of the common practice period
Semester Hrs.
(18th century) and beyond is considered. Aural and visual recognition
A broad survey of the interrelationships between the state and market
of harmonic material is emphasized. 3 hours lecture; 3 credit hours.
in Africa as seen through an examination of critical contem porary
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200.
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
emphasis will be given to the dynamics between the developed North and
LAIS327. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
the developing South. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
(I, II) An introduction to the physics of music and sound. The history
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of music technology from wax tubes to synthesizers. Construction of
instruments and studio. 3 hours lecture. 3 semester hours. Prerequisite:
LAIS344. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
This course surveys major topics and theories of international relations.
Students will evaluate diverse perspectives and examine a variety of
LAIS328. BASIC MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ARRANGING. 1.0
topics including war and peace, economic globalization, human rights
Semester Hr.
and international law, international environmental issues, and the role of
(I) This course begins with the fundamentals of music composition
the US as the current superpower. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
and works towards basic vocal and instrumental arrangement skills.
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Upon completion of this course the student should: 1) Demonstrate
basic knowledge of (music) compositional techniques; 2) Demonstrate
LAIS345. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
primary concepts of vocal and instrumental ensemble arrangement;
International Political Economy is a study of contentious and harmonious
3) Demonstrate an ability to use notational software and Midi station
relationships between the state and the market on the nation-state
hardware. 1 semester hour; repeatable for credit. Pre-requisite: LAIS 100;
level, between individual states and their markets on the regional level,
Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
and between region-states and region-markets on the global level.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS330. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording. 3
LAIS365. HISTORY OF WAR. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
credit hours. Prerequisites: LAIS100, LAIS324, LAIS326, and LAIS327.
History of War looks at war primarily as a significant human activity in
Prerequisite or corequisite: 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
LAIS335. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LATIN
wars will be covered, with considerable focus on important military and
AMERICA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
political leaders as well as on noted historians and theoreticians. The
A broad survey of the interrelationship between the state and economy
course is primarily a lecture course with possible group and individual
in Latin America as seen through an examination of critical contemporary
presentations as class size permits. Tests will be both objective and
and historical issues that shape polity, economy, and society. Special
essay types. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
emphasis will be given to the dynamics of interstate relationships
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
between the developed North and the developing South. Prerequisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
LAIS370. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
An introduction to the social history of science, exploring significant
people, theories, and social practices in science, with special attention to
the histories of physics, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, and biology.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS371. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS401. CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
A survey of the history of technology in the modern period (from roughly
This course is a continuation of LAIS301 for those interested in
1700 to the present), exploring the role technology has played in the
developing their poetry writing further. It focuses on reading and writing
political and social history of countries around the world. Prerequisite:
poetry. Students will learn many different poetic forms to compliment
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
prosody, craft, and technique. Aesthetic preferences will be developed
semester hours.
as the class reads, discusses, and models some of the great American
poets. Weekly exercises reflect specific poetic tools, encourage the
LAIS375. ENGINEERING CULTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
writing of literary poetry, and simulate the development of the student?
This course seeks to improve students? abilities to understand and
s craft. The purpose of the course is to experience the literature and its
assess engineering problem solving from different cultural, political, and
place in a multicultural society, while students ?try on? various styles
historical perspectives. An exploration, by comparison and contrast,
and contexts in order to develop their own voice. Prerequisite: LAIS100
of engineering cultures in such settings as 20th century United States,
and LAIS301. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
Japan, former Soviet Union and presentday Russia, Europe, Southeast
semester hours.
Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
LAIS404. WOMEN, LITERATURE, AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This reading and writing intensive course examines the role that women
LAIS376. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SERVICE
writers have played in a range of literary traditions. Far from residing
LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
in the margins of key national debates, women writers have actively
(II) Community Engagement through Service Learning combines a
contributed their voices to demands for social, racial, economic, and
traditional classroom environment with an off campus learning experience
artistic equality. We will examine the writing produced by women from
with a local non-profit or community organization. Students spend
a diversity of racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as we examine the
3-4 hours per week serving the organization they choose and meet in
ways in which women writers respond to the various pressures placed on
class once per week to discuss reading assignments, present research
them as artists and activists. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
findings, and share experiences and insights about the course material.
requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Instructors may choose to focus on a particular topic or social issue, such
as poverty and privilege, or may engage with community issues more
LAIS406. THE LITERATURE OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE. 3.0
broadly. The course focuses on several aspects of a student?s learning,
Semester Hrs.
including intra- and interpersonal learning, discovering community,
In "The Literature of War and Remembrance," students survey poetry,
and developing communication skills and critical and interdisciplinary
prose, and film ranging from classicial to contemporary war literature. The
approaches. Course work will focus on critical reading, group discussion
course considers literary depictions of the individual and society in war
and deliberation, oral presentations of research, and writing assignments.
and its aftermath. Critical reading and writing skills are demonstrated in
Prerequisites: none. 2 hours lecture; 3-4 hours lab; 3.0 semester hours.
creative presentations and analytical essays. Students will investigate
war literature and commemorative art inspired by recent world conflicts,
LAIS377. ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
and place a contemporary work into the thematic structure of the course.
DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
(I) This course is an introduction to the relationship between engineering
semester hours.
and sustainable community development (SCD) from historical, political,
ideological, ethical, cultural, and practical perspectives. Students will
LAIS407. SCIENCE IN LITERATURE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
study and analyze different dimensions of community and sustainable
Science fiction often serves as a cautionary tale that deals with the darker
development and the role that engineering might play in them. Also
side of humanity's desires in order to find a better understanding of who
students will critically explore strengths and limitations of dominant
we are and what we hope to become. This class examines scientific
methods in engineering problem solving, design, and research for
and social progress as it is imagined by some of the greatest authors of
working in SCD. Students will learn to research, describe, analyze and
the genre. We will examine the current events that may have influenced
evaluate case studies in SCD and develop criteria for their evaluation.
the writing and position our lens to the scientific and technological
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
breakthroughs, as well as the social, cultural, and political state of the
seminar; 3 semester hours.
world at the time of our readings. This course focuses on classic science
fiction from the late 1800's to the present which may include: Jules Verne,
LAIS398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack Williamson, Isaac Asimov,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Robert Heinlein, Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Marion Zimmer
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Bradley, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke,
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Ursula K. LeGuin and Mary Doria Russell, among others. Prerequisite:
for credit under different titles.
LAIS100, Co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LAIS408. LIFE STORIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Using texts by published authors and members of the class, we will
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
explore the pleasures and challenges of creating and interpreting
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
narratives based on "real life." The class will consider critical theories
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
about the relationship between the self and the stories we tell.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 117
LAIS409. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS416. FILM STUDIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Shakespeare, the most well known writer in English and perhaps the
This course introduces students to the basics of film history, form, and
world, deals with universal themes and the ultimate nature of what it is
criticism. Students will be exposed to a variety of film forms, including
to be a human being. His plays are staged, filmed, and read around the
documentary, narrative, and formalist films, and will be encouraged
globe, even after 400 years. This seminar will explore why Shakespeare?
to discuss and write about these forms using critical film language.
s plays and characters have such lasting power and meaning to
Students will have an opportunity to work on their own film projects and to
humanity. The seminar will combine class discussion, lecture, and video.
conduct research into the relationship between films and their historical,
Grades will be based on participation, response essays, and a final
cultural, and ideological origins. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or
essay. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS418. NARRATING THE NATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS410. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON 20TH CENTURY
The novel, nationalism, and the modern nation-state share the same
LITERATURE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
eighteenth and nineteenth-century roots. Relationships between the
This course introduces students to texts and cultural productions of the
works of novelists, local nationalisms, and state politics have, however,
20th Century literature. We will examine a diverse collection of materials,
always been volatile. These tensions have assumed particularly dramatic
including novels and short stories, poems, plays, films, painting, and
expressive and political forms in Latin America and postcolonial South
sculpture. Science, technology, violence, history, identity, language all
Asia and Africa. This course examines the inspirations, stakes, and
come under the careful scrutiny of the authors we will discuss in this
ramifications of celebrated novelists' explorations of the conflicted
course, which may include Conrad, Fanon, Achebe, Eliot, Kafka, Barnes,
and fragmentary character their own and/or neighboring nationstates.
Camus, Borges, and Marquez, among others. We will also screen films
Beyond their intrinsic literary values, these texts illuminate distinctive
that comment upon the fragility of individual identity in the face of modern
religious, ritual, and popular cultural practices that have shaped collective
technology. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
imaginings of the nation, as well as oscillations in nationalist sentiment
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
across specific regions and historical junctures. Studies in relevant visual
media -films, paintings, and telenovelas - will further our comparative
LAIS411. LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN WORLD. 3.0 Semester
inquiry into the relationships between artistic narrative and critical
Hrs.
perspectives on "the nation." Alongside the focal literary and visual texts,
This course examines wide-ranging writers' depictions of collective
the course will address major historians' and social theorists' accounts of
transformations and conflicts integral to the making and remaking of
the origins, spread, and varied careers of nationalist thought and practice
African and Afro-diasporic communities worldwide. Fiction, poetry, and
across our modern world. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
essays representing diverse linguistic, aesthetic, and philosophical
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
traditions will constitute the bulk of the reading. Alongside their intrinsic
expressive values, these texts illuminate religious and popular cultural
LAIS419. MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
practices important to social groups throughout much of sub-Saharan
This course explores the ways that messages about the environment
Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. Primary
and environmentalism are communicated in the mass media, fine
socio-historical themes may include the slave trade, plantation cultures,
arts, and popular culture. The course will introduce students to key
generational consciousness, ethnicity, gender relations, urbanization, and
readings in environmental communication, media studies, and cultural
collective violence. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
studies in order to understand the many ways in which the images,
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
messages, and politics of environmentalism and the natural world are
constructed. Students will analyze their role as science communicators
LAIS412. LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and will participate in the creation of communication projects related to
This reading and writing intensive course investigates the human
environmental research on campus or beyond. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
connection to the environment in a broad range of literary materials.
Prerequisite or co-requisite LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Discussions focus on the role of place - of landscape as physical, cultural,
moral, historical space - and on the relationship between landscape and
LAIS421. ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND POLICY. 3.0
community, history, and language in the environmental imagination.
Semester Hrs.
Readings include texts that celebrate the natural world, those that indict
A critical examination of environmental ethics and the philosophical
the careless use of land and resources, and those that predict and depict
theories on which they depend. Topics may include preservation/
the consequences of that carelessness. Additionally, we investigate
conservation, animal welfare, deep ecology, the land ethic, eco-feminism,
philosophical, legal, and policy frameworks that shape approaches to
environmental justice, sustainability, or non-western approaches. This
environmental issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requesite
class may also include analyses of select, contemporary environmental
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
issues. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS415. MASS MEDIA STUDIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This introduction to mass media studies is designed to help students
become more active interpreters of mass media messages, primarily
those that emanate from television, radio, the Internet, sound recordings
(music), and motions pictures (film, documentary, etc.). Taking a broad
rhetorical and sociological perspective, the course examines a range of
mass media topics and issues. Students should complete this course
with enhanced rhetorical and sociological understandings of how media
shapes individuals, societies, and cultures as well as how those groups
shape the media. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

118 Liberal Arts and International Studies
LAIS423. ADVANCED SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. 3.0 Semester
LAIS430. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
Businesses are largely responsible for creating the wealth upon which the
This course will examine historical and contemporary case studies in
well-being of society depends. As they create that wealth, their actions
which science communication (or miscommunication) played key roles in
impact society, which is composed of a wide variety of stakeholders. In
shaping policy outcomes and/or public perceptions. Examples of cases
turn, society shapes the rules and expectations by which businesses
might include the recent controversies over hacked climate science
must navigate their internal and external environments. This interaction
emails, nuclear power plant siting controversies, or discussions of
between corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern
ethics in classic environmental cases, such as the Dioxin pollution case.
of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This course explores the
Students will study, analyze, and write about science communication and
dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stakeholder perspective using
policy theories related to scientific uncertainty; the role of the scientist
case studies, guest speakers and field work. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
as communicator; and media ethics. Students will also be exposed to
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
a number of strategies for managing their encounters with the media,
LAIS431. RELIGION & SECURITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
as well as tools for assessing their communication responsibilities and
This course introduces students to the central topics in religion and
capacities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
society. It defines civil society in 21st century contexts and connects
3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
this definition with leading debates about the relationship of religion
LAIS424. RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Semester
and security. IT creates an understanding of diverse religious traditions
Hrs.
from the perspective of how they view security. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
(I) This course will examine the ways in which rhetoric shapes public
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture and descission; 3
policy debates on energy. Students will learn how contemporary
semester hours.
rhetorical and public policy theory illuminates debates that can affect
LAIS435. LATIN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
environmental, economic and/or socio-cultural aspects of energy
A seminar designed to explore the political economy of current and
use, transportation and production. 3 hour seminar; 3 credit hours.
recent past development strategies, models, efforts, and issues in
Prerequisite: LAIS 100; Pre-or Co-requisite: LAIS200.
Latin America, one of the most dynamic regions of the world today.
LAIS425. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Development is understood to be a nonlinear, complex set of processes
(I, II) The course examines intercultural communication theory and
involving political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental factors
practice. In particular, the course provides students with a window into
whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals. The
how intercultural (mis)communication cases arise, evolve, and are
role of both the state and the market in development processes will be
resolved. Students investigate communication cases and issues across
examined. Topics to be covered will vary as changing realities dictate
a broad range of cultural divides, such as national, ethnic, gender, and
but will be drawn from such subjects as inequality of income distribution;
social class cultures. Some case studies are situated in engineering
the role of education and health care; region-markets; the impact of
and applied science contexts. Prerequisites: LAIS100. Co-requisites:
globalization, institution-building, corporate-community-state interfaces,
LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
neoliberalism, privatization, democracy, and public policy formulation as it
relates to development goals. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
LAIS426. SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Examines national and international, historical and contemporary
scientific and engineering controversies. In particular, the course provides
LAIS437. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
students with a window into how scientific controversies arise, evolve,
This international political economy seminar deals with the historical
and are resolved both within scientific circles and in the public arena.
development of Asia Pacific from agrarian to post-industrial eras; its
By exploring case studies of such controversies, students gain a better
economic, political, and cultural transformation since World War II,
understanding about how scientific controversies shape and are shaped
contemporary security issues that both divide and unite the region;
by communication as well as by public policy. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
and globalization processes that encourage Asia Pacific to forge a
Corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
single trading bloc. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS200. 3 hoursseminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS429. REAL WORLD RECORDING/RESEARCH. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(WI) This reading and writing-intensive course explores the acoustical,
LAIS439. MIDDLE EAST DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
musical, and technical aspects of recording a variety of live ethno-
This internationa political economy seminar analyzes economic, political
musicological music genres and/or performances, towards the purpose
and social dynamics that affect the progress and direction of states,
of learning how to research, document and capture the most accurate
markets, and peoples of the region. It examines the development of
and authentic recording. Historical research, non-traditional recording
the Middle East from agrarian to post-industrial societies; economic,
techniques; archival documentation, and editing will all be a part of this
political and cultural transformations since World War II; contemporary
course. Prerequisites: LAIS100 and either LAIS315 or LAIS327. Co-
security issues that both divide and unite the region; and the effects of
requisites: LAIS200. 3 semester hours.
globalization processes on economies and societies in the Middle East.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS440. WAR AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This course introduces students to theories of war and then discusses a
select number of historical wars and contemporary ones. It also analyzes
efforts at peace-making efforts and why some fail and others succeed.
The global consequences of war and peace in the Middle East will be
explored in terms of oil supply and of other geostrategic interests that
America has in that region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.

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LAIS441. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS452. CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
This course provides a broad overview of the political economy of Africa.
This course addresses the problem of corruption and its impact on
Its goal is to give students an understanding of the possibilities of African
development. Readings are multi disciplinary and include policy studies,
development and the impediments that currently block its economic
economics, and political science. Students will acquire an understanding
growth. Despite substantial natural resources, mineral reserves, and
of what constitutes corruption, how it negatively affects development, and
human capital, most African countries remain mired in poverty. The
what they, as engineers in a variety of professional circumstances, might
struggles that have arisen on the continent have fostered thinking about
do in circumstances in which bribe paying or bribe taking might occur.
the curse of natural resources where countries with oil or diamonds
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
are beset with political instability and warfare. Readings give first
seminar; 3 semester hours.
an introduction to the continent followed by a focus on the specific
LAIS453. ETHNIC CONFLICT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 3.0
issues that confront African development today. Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Many scholars used to believe that with modernization, racial, religious,
LAIS442. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WAR IN AFRICA. 3.0
and cultural antagonisms would weaken as individuals developed more
Semester Hrs.
rational outlooks and gave primacy to their economic concerns. Yet, with
Africa possesses abundant natural resources yet suffers civil wars and
the waning of global ideological conflict of the left-right nature, conflict
international conflicts based on access to resource revenues. The course
based on cultural and "civilization" differences have come to the fore
examines the distinctive history of Africa, the impact of the resource
in both developing and developed countries. This course will examine
curse, mismanagement of government and corruption, and specific cases
ethnic conflict, broadly conceived, in a variety of contexts. Case studies
of unrest and war in Africa. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
will include the civil war in Yugoslavia, the LA riots, the antagonism
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
between the Chinese and "indigenous' groups in Southeast, the so-
called war between the West and Islam, and ethnic relations in the
LAIS446. GLOBALIZATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
U.S. We will consider ethnic contention in both institutionalized, political
This international political economy seminar is an historical and
processes, such as the politics of affirmative action, as well as in non-
contemporary analysis of globalization processes examined through
institutionalized, extra-legal settings, such as ethnic riots, pogroms, and
selected issues of world affairs of political, economic, military, and
genocide. We will end by asking what can be done to mitigate ethnic
diplomatic significance. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-
conflict and what might be the future of ethnic group identification.
requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
LAIS448. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
Critical examination of interactions between development and the
LAIS456. POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
environment and the human dimensions of global change; social,
This seminar covers the major internal and international issues
cpolitical, economic, and cultural responses to the management and
confronting the fifteen states that once comprised the Soviet Union. After
preservation of natural resources and ecosystems on a global scale.
an overview of the USSR and its collapse in 1991, the course explores
Exploration of the meaning and implications of ?Stewardship of the
subsequent economic and security dilemmas facing the "new" nations of
Earth? and ?Sustainable Development.? Prerequisite: LAIS100.
Eurasia. Special attention will be paid to oil, natural gas, and other energy
Prerequisite or corequisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
sectors in the region. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
LAIS450. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
This course will review the existing methodologies and techniques of risk
LAIS457. INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3.0
assessment in both country-specific and global environments. It will also
Semester Hrs.
seek to design better ways of assessing and evaluating risk factors for
This course introduces students to central topics in conflict management.
business and public diplomacy in the increasingly globalized context of
It assesses the causes of contemporary conflicts with an initial focus on
economy and politics wherein the role of the state is being challenged
weak states, armed insurgencies, and ethnic conflict. It then examines
and redefined. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
a range of peace-building efforts, and strategies for reconstructing
LAIS200. Prerequisite: At least one IPE 300- or 400-level course. 3 hours
post-conflict states. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS451. POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH SEMINAR. 1.0
LAIS460. GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hr.
This seminar examines geopolitical competition between great and
This international political economy seminar must be taken concurrently
aspiring powers for influence, control over land and natural resources,
with LAIS450, Political Risk Assessment. Its purpose is to acquaint the
critical geo-strategic trade routes, or even infrastructure. Using empirical
student with empirical research methods and sources appropriate to
evidence from case studies, students develop a deeper understanding
conducting a political risk assessment study, and to hone the students'
of the interconnections between the political, economic, social, cultural
analytical abilities. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or corequisite:
and geographic dimensions of foreign policies, as well as issues of war
LAIS200. Concurrent enrollment in LAIS450. 1 hour seminar; 1 semester
and peace.Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200.
hour.
3 hours seminar; 3 credit hours.

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LAIS464. HISTORY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0
LAIS485. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Semester Hrs.
This course presents a comprehensive survey of the U.S. Constitution
(II) This course examines the major patterns of human energy use
with special attention devoted to the first ten Amendments, also known as
and interaction with the natural environment on a global scale from the
the Bill of Rights. Since the Constitution is primarily a legal document, the
origins of civilization to the present day. Topics analyzed include the
class will adopt a legal approach to constitutional interpretation. However,
dynamics of historical change in energy and resource use, the ways
as the historical and political context of constitutional interpretation is
in which energy and the environment have shaped the development
inseparable from the legal analysis, these areas will also be covered.
of past societies, cultural perceptions of energy and the environment
Significant current developments in constitutional jurisprudence will
during different historical eras, and the impact of past human activities
also be examined. The first part of the course deals with Articles I
on natural systems. Analysis of historical trends will also serve as a basis
through III of the Constitution, which specify the division of national
for discussions related to current issues in energy and the environment.
governmental power among the executive, legislative, and judicial
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
branches of government. Additionally, the federal nature of the American
lecture/seminar; 3 semester hours.
governmental system, in which governmental authority is apportioned
between the national government and the state governments, will be
LAIS467. HISTORY OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES.
studied. The second part of the course examines the individual rights
3.0 Semester Hrs.
specifically protected by the amendments to the Constitution, principally
This course provides an overview of the history of some of the key
the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
sciences that help us understand the world we inhabit: geology,
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
climatology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. As we investigate
seminar; 3 semester hours.
key scientific discoveries of the modern era, we will also consider the
philosophical and cultural impacts of those scientific discoveries. Thus,
LAIS486. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
our reading will include not only original texts by scientists, but also
An examination of current issues relating to science and technology
key literary, historical and other texts inspired by those discoveries.
policy in the United States and, as appropriate, in other countries.
Prerequisites: LAIS100. Co-requisites: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours
semester hours.
seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS475. ENGINEERING CULTURES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.
LAIS487. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Semester
3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
An investigation and assessment of engineering problem-solving in the
Seminar on environmental policies and the political and governmental
developing world using historical and cultural cases. Countries to be
processes that produce them. Group discussion and independent
included range across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prerequisite:
research on specific environmental issues. Primary but not exclusive
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3
focus on the U.S. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite:
semester hours.
LAIS200. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS478. ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
LAIS488. WATER POLITICS AND POLICY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course offers students the opportunity to explore the
Seminar on water policies and the political and governmental processes
relationships between engineering and social justice. The course
that produce them, as an exemplar of natural resource politics and policy
begins with students? exploration of their own social locations, alliances
in general. Group discussion and independent research on specific
and resistances to social justice through critical engagement of
politics and policy issues. Primary but not exclusive focus on the U.S.
interdisciplinary readings that challenge engineering mindsets. Then the
Pre requisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requi site: LAIS200. 3 hours
course helps students to understand what constitutes social justice in
seminar; 3 semester hours.
different areas of social life and the role that engineers and engineering
LAIS489. NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY. 3.0 Semester
might play in these. Finally, the course gives students an understanding
Hrs.
of why and how engineering has been aligned and/or divergent from
A general introduction to research and practice concerning policies
social justice issues and causes. 3 hours lecture and discussion; 3
and practices relevant to the development and management of nuclear
semester hours. Prerequisite: LAIS100; pre- or co-requisite: LAIS200.
power. Prerequisite: LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3
hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LAIS490. ENERGY AND SOCIETY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with ENGY490,MNGN490,
(I,II) An interdisciplinary capstone seminar that explores a spectrum
of approaches to the understanding, planning, and implementation of
energy production and use, including those typical of diverse private
and public (national and international) corporations, organizations,
states, and agencies. Aspects of global energy policy that may be
considered include the historical, social, cultural, economic, ethical,
political, and environmental aspects of energy together with comparative
methodologies and assessments of diverse forms of energy development
as these affect particular communities and societies. Prerequisite:
LAIS100. Prerequisite or co-requisite: LAIS200. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

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LAIS498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIFL199. 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, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
for credit under different titles.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LAIS499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LIFL213. SPANISH III. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish American culture. 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
LIFL214. ARABIC III. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a continuing study
LIFL113. SPANISH I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of Arabic-speaking societies. 3
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish with an emphasis on
semester hours.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and Spanish
LIFL215. GERMAN III. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
American culture. 3 semester hours.
Emphasis on furthering conversational skills and a con tinuing study of
LIFL114. ARABIC I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
grammar, vocabulary, and German culture. 3 semester hours.
Fundamentals of spoken and written Arabic with an emphasis on
LIFL298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and culture of
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Arabic-speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIFL115. GERMAN I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Fundamentals of spoken and written German with an emphasis on
for credit under different titles.
vocabulary, idiomatic expressions of daily conversation, and German
LIFL299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
culture. 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
LIFL119. FRENCH I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
(I) French I provides basic instruction in speaking, reading, listening, and
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
writing the French language, with emphasis in class on communicating
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
through speaking and listening skills. French and francophone culture will
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
also be studied. Successful completion of French I will allow students to
LIFL398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
further their french studies in level 2. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
LIFL123. SPANISH II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Continuation of Spanish I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and Spanish
for credit under different titles.
American culture. 3 semester hours.
LIFL399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIFL124. ARABIC II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Continuation of Arabic I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and culture of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Arabic speaking societies. 3 semester hours.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
LIFL125. GERMAN II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Continuation of German I with an emphasis on acquiring conversational
LIFL498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
skills as well as further study of grammar, vocabulary, and German
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
culture. 3 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
LIFL129. FRENCH II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
for credit under different titles.
(II) French 2 provides continued instruction in speaking, reading,
listening, and writing the French language, with emphasis in class
LIFL499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
on communicating through speaking and listening skills. French and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
francophone culture will also be studied. Prerequisites: LIFL119. 3 hours
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
lecture.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
LIFL198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
(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
LIMU101. BAND - FRESHMAN. 1.0 Semester Hr.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
for credit under different titles.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
to a degree above.

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LIMU102. BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU212. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
to a degree above.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU111. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
for credit under different titles.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
LIMU112. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU301. BAND - JUNIOR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU189. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL MUSIC
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
INSTRUCTION. 1.0 Semester Hr.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
(I, II) The course affords the student an opportunity to study privately
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
with CSM music faculty on a wide range of instruments including guitar,
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
piano, bass guitar, voice, saxophone, flute, drums and world instruments.
to a degree above.
Students will be required to practice regularly and demonstrate
LIMU302. BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
proficiency on their instrument/voice. Topics of this class will include
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
performance etiquette, musicianship, musical styles, stylistic vocabulary,
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
foreign language and basic music theory. 1 credit hour.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
LIMU198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
to a degree above.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIMU311. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
for credit under different titles.
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
LIMU199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
LIMU312. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
LIMU201. BAND - SOPHOMORE. 1.0 Semester Hr.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
LIMU398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
to a degree above.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
LIMU202. BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
for credit under different titles.
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
LIMU399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal; 1 semester hour. Not repeatable using
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
same course number. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
to a degree above.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
LIMU211. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
LIMU401. BAND - SENIOR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
Study, rehearsal, and performance of concert, marching and stage
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
repertory. Emphasis on fundamentals of rhythm, intonation, embouchure,
limiting the number of hours applicable to 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
to a degree above.

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LIMU402. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND. 1.0 Semester Hr.
LIMU499. 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.
LIMU411. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU412. CHORUS. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Study, rehearsal, and performance of choral music of the classical,
romantic, and modern periods with special emphasis on principles of
diction, rhythm, intonation, phrasing, and ensemble. 2 hours rehearsal;
1 semester hour. Not repeatable using same course number. See rules
limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree above.
LIMU421. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - FALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.
FALL The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
rehearsals and one or more concert performance (s). 1 semester hour.
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
a degree above.
LIMU422. JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PEP BAND - SPRING. 1.0 Semester Hr.
SPRING The Jazz Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to
participate in a musical ensemble in the jazz big band format. Jazz music
is a unique American art form. The big band jazz format is an exciting
way for students to experience the power, grace and beauty of this
art form and music in general. The class will consist of regular weekly
rehearsals and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour.
Repeatable for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to
a degree above.
LIMU423. JAZZ LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.
The Jazz Lab provides an opportunity for students to participate in a
musical ensemble in the jazz combo format. Jazz music is a unique
American art form. The jazz combo format is an exciting way for students
to experience the joy and sense of achievement of performing this great
American music form. The class will consist of regular weekly rehearsals
and one or more concert performance(s). 1 semester hour. Repeatable
for credit. See rules limiting the number of hours applicable to a degree
above.
LIMU450. MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE COURSE. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Project-based course designed to develop practical technological
and communication skills for direct application to the music recording.
Prerequisite: LIMU340 and LIMU350. 3 hours seminar; 3 semester hours.
LIMU498. 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.

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

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• become broad based mining engineers who can tackle the problems
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
of both hard and soft rock mining, regardless of whether the mineral
MNGN317
DYNAMICS FOR MINING
1.0
1.0
deposit requires surface or underground methods of extraction,
ENGINEERS
• have an opportunity, through elective courses, to specialize in one or
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
more aspects of the mining engineering profession,
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
• are interested in an academic or research career, or wish to pursue
Elective
employment in related fields, have a sufficiently sound scientific and
16.5
engineering foundation to do so effectively.
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
This purpose permeates both the lower and upper division courses.
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
1.0
1.0
Another important aspect of the curriculum is the development of the
MNGN300
SUMMER FIELD SESSION
3.0
3.0
students’ capabilities to be team members, with the added objective of
4.0
preparing them for leadership in their professional life. The curriculum
focuses on the application of engineering principles to solving problems,
Junior
in short, engineering design in an earth systems approach.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MEGN361
THERMODYNAMICS I


3.0
Degree Requirements (Mining Engineering)
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING

8.0
2.0
Freshman
LABORATORY
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK
2.0
3.0
3.0
SYSTEMS
MECHANICS
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
GEOL310
EARTH MATERIALS AND
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
RESOURCES
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
18.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
Elective
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL

3.0
16.0
CIRCUITS, ELECTRONICS AND
POWER
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
2.0
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
GEOL311
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR
2.0
2.0
MINING ENGINEERS
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
(SC1)
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
17.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Senior
Elective
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
17.0
MNGN414
MINE PLANT DESIGN
2.0
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
2.0
2.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CONSTRUCTION
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
MNGN428
MINING ENGINEERING
3.0
1.0
AND ENGINEERS III
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
REPORT I
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
MNGN438
GEOSTATISTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
MNGN322
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
2.0
3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
MINERAL PROCESSING AND
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
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


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

3.0
2.0
EVALUATION AND DESIGN
MEGN351
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
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

126 Mining Engineering
MNGN427
MINE VALUATION
2.0
2.0
Explosive Engineering Area of Special
MNGN424
MINE VENTILATION
2.0
3.0
3.0
Interest (ASI)
MNGN410
EXCAVATION PROJECT
2.0
2.0
Program Advisor: Dr. Vilem Petr
MANAGEMENT
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
A total of 12 credit hours are needed to complete the Area of Special
15.0
Interest in Explosive Engineering Program. This is the preferred route
for students that would like to specialize in explosive engineering.
Total Semester Hrs: 139.5
The first three (required) courses will provide the students with basic
knowledge in explosive engineering. And the forth course will provide
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
the students with mining application such for surface, underground or
Minor Programs
underground construction. No more than 3 credit hours used for the ASI
may be required for the degree-granting program in which the student is
The Mining Engineering Department offers three minor programs;
graduating.
the traditional mining engineering program for non-mining majors,
underground construction and tunneling and explosive engineering.
Required of All Students
MNGN429
MINING ENGINEERING EVALUATION AND
2.0
Mining Engineering Minor
DESIGN REPORT II
The minor program in mining engineering requires students to take:
MNGN407
ROCK FRAGMENTATION
3.0
MNGN444
EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING II
3.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
Select at least one of the following:
3.0
Select two of the following:
6.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
MNGN308
MINE SAFETY
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
MNGN309
MINING ENGINEERING LABORATORY
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
MNGN312
SURFACE MINE DESIGN
Other courses from mining engineering
9.0
MNGN314
UNDERGROUND MINE DESIGN
Total Semester Hrs
18.0
MNGN316
COAL MINING METHODS
The list of available courses can be found in the mining engineering
MNGN321
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
department office.
MNGN404
TUNNELING
MNGN405
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
Area of Specialization in mining engineering (12 credit hours of course
work) is also available and should be discussed with a faculty member
MNGN406
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND
in the mining engineering department and approved by the Department
EXCAVATIONS
Head.
MNGN408
UNDERGROUND DESIGN AND
CONSTRUCTION
Explosive Engineering Minor
Total Semester Hrs
11.0
Program Advisor: Dr. Mark Kuchta
Department Head
There are very few academic explosive engineering programs world
wide. In fact, Colorado School of Mines is the only educational institution
Priscilla P. Nelson
that offers an explosive engineering minor program in the U.S.A.
Professors
Developed in the CSM tradition of combining academic education
with hands-on experience, this minor program will prepare students
Kadri Dagdelen
for new and developing applications involving the use of explosives in
the mining and materials engineering, underground construction, oil
Priscilla P. Nelson
and gas operations, demolition, homeland security, military, forensic
M. Ugur Ozbay
investigations, manufacturing and material synthesis.
With the proper program development of courses and basic knowledge
Associate Professors
in explosive engineering, students enrolled in this program will discover
Mark Kuchta
and gain insight into the exciting industrial applications of explosives,
selection of explosives, and the correct and safe use of the energetic
Hugh B. Miller
materials. With the help of the program advisor, the students will design
Masami Nakagawa
and select the proper course sequence and complete a hands-on
research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Jamal Rostami
An explosives minor requires 18 credit hours of specially selected
Assistant Professors
courses. The list of available courses can be found in the mining
engineering department office.
Elizabeth A. Holley

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

128 Mining Engineering
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. Co-requisites: MNGN322 or MNGN323,
displacements induced around engineering excavations in rock. In-situ
MNGN427, 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. Co-requisites: MNGN438.
expenditures. Prerequisite: MNGN427, senior or graduate status. 2 hours
1 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
processing and disposal of tailings to minimize environmental impacts.
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status; none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours. Offered in spring.
MNGN460. INDUSTRIAL MINERALS PRODUCTION. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
(II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices
associated with quarry mining operations related to the cement and
aggregates industries. The course will cover resource definition, quarry
planning and design, extraction, and processing of material for cement
and aggregate production. Permitting issues and reclamation, particle
sizing and environmental practices, will be studied in depth. Prerequisite:
MNGN312, MNGN322, MNGN323. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Offered in spring.
MNGN470. SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN THE MINING
INDUSTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Fundamentals of managing occupational safety and health at a
mining operation. Includes tracking of accident and injury statistics, risk
management, developing a safety and health management plan, meeting
MSHA regulatory requirements, training, safety audits and accident
investigations. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
MNGN482. MINE MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Basic principles of successful mine management including
supervision skills, administrative policies, industrial and human relations,
improvement engineering, risk management, conflict resolution and
external affairs. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate status. 2 hours lecture
and 1 hour case study presentation and discussion per week; 3 hours
lecture; 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 131
Petroleum Engineering
New laboratory and computer equipment added to Marquez Hall include:
Computer Laboratory
Program Description
This computer laboratory is available for general use and classroom
The primary objectives of petroleum engineering are the safe and
instruction. It is continuously open for student use. Software includes
environmentally sound exploration, evaluation, development, and
more than $5.0 million in donated industry software used by oil and gas
recovery of oil, gas, geothermal, and other fluids in the earth. Skills in this
companies and research labs around the world.
branch of engineering are needed to meet the world's ever-increasing
demand for hydrocarbon fuel, thermal energy, and waste and pollution
Drilling Simulator Laboratory
management.
Rare on university campuses, this lab contains an up-to-date computer
Graduates of our program are in great demand in private industry, as
controlled, full-scale,graphic intensive drilling rig simulator. It includes
evidenced by the strong job market and high salaries. The petroleum
drilling controls that can be used to simulate onshore and offshore drilling
industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities for Petroleum
operations and well control situations. This lab also has three small scale
Engineering students during summer breaks and after graduation.
drilling rig simulators, identical to those used in industrial well control
Exciting experiences range from field work in drilling and producing oil
training facilities.
and gas fields to office jobs in small towns or large cities. Worldwide
travel and overseas assignments are available for interested students.
Reservoir Characterization Laboratory
Rock properties are measured that affect economic development
One of our objectives in the Petroleum Engineering Department is to
of reservoir resources of oil and gas. Measured properties include
prepare students to succeed in an energy industry that is evolving into an
permeability, porosity, and relative permeability. "Hands on" experiences
industry working with many energy sources. Besides developing technical
with simple and sophisticated equipment are provided.
competence in petroleum engineering, you will learn how your education
can help you contribute to the development of alternative energy sources
Drilling Fluids Laboratory
such as geothermal. In addition to exciting careers in the petroleum
industry, many petroleum engineering graduates find rewarding careers
Modern equipment found on drilling rigs world-wide enables students to
in the environmental arena, law, medicine, business, and many other
evaluate and design fluid systems required in drilling operations.
walks of life.
Fluids Characterization Laboratory
The department offers semester-abroad opportunities through formal
A variety of properties of fluids from oil and gas reservoirs are measured
exchange programs with the Petroleum Engineering Department
for realistic conditions of elevated temperature and pressure. This
at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria, Technical University in
laboratory accentuates principles studied in lectures.
Delft, Holland, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and
the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Qualified undergraduate
Petroleum Engineering Summer Sessions
and graduate students from each school can attend the other for one
semester and receive full transfer credit back at the home university.
Two summer sessions, one after the completion of the sophomore year
and one after the junior year, are important parts of the educational
Graduate courses emphasize the research aspects of the profession,
experience. The first is a session designed to introduce the student to
as well as advanced engineering applications. Qualified students may
the petroleum industry. Various career opportunities are highlighted as
continue their education and earn a Master of Science, Master of
well as showing petroleum field and office operations and geology. In
Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
addition, students are indoctrinated in health, safety, and environmental
awareness. Petroleum Engineering, a truly unique and exciting
To facilitate classroom instruction and the learning experience, the
engineering discipline, can be experienced by visiting petroleum
Petroleum Engineering faculty recommend that all petroleum engineering
operations. Historically, the areas visited have included Europe, Alaska,
students have notebook computers. Recommended specifications for
Canada, the U.S. Gulf Coast, California, the Midcontinent, the Northeast
the computer can be obtained from the CSM Academic Computing &
US, and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Networking web site.
The second two-week session, after the junior year, is an in-depth study
The Petroleum Engineering Department encourages student involvement
of the Rangely Oil Field and surrounding geology in Western Colorado.
with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of
The Rangely Oil Field is the largest oil field in the Rocky Mountain
Drilling Engineers, and the American Rock Mechanics Association. The
region and has undergone primary, secondary, and enhanced recovery
department provides some financial support for students attending the
processes. Field work in the area provide the setting for understanding
annual technical conferences for these professional societies.
the complexity of geologic systems and the environmental and safety
issues in the context of reservoir development and management.
In the fall of 2012, the new Petroleum Engineering building, Marquez
(pronounced "Marcus") Hall, was opened. The new home for the
Other Opportunities
Petroleum Engineering Department is a prominent campus landmark,
showcasing Mines’ longstanding strengths in its core focus areas and our
It is recommended that all students considering majoring or minoring
commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation. The new building
in Petroleum Engineering sign up for the elective course PEGN102,
is designed using aggressive energy saving strategies and is LEED
Introduction to the Petroleum Industry in the spring semester. Also,
certified. Marquez Hall is the first building on the Colorado School of
seniors may take 500-level graduate courses that include topics such
Mines Campus that is funded entirely by private donations.
as drilling, reservoir, and production engineering; reservoir simulation
and characterization, and economics and risk analysis with instructor

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

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producing formations. There are many opportunities for short field trips
Junior
and for summer and part-time employment in the oil and gas industry.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Degree Requirements (Petroleum
GEOL315
SEDIMENTOLOGY AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
STRATIGRAPHY
Engineering)
PEGN305
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN
2.0
2.0
Freshman
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
PEGN310
RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES
2.0
2.0
PAGN101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
0.5
0.5
PEGN311
DRILLING ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
4.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
3.0
4.0
PEGN419
WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND
2.0
3.0
3.0
SYSTEMS
FORMATION EVALUATION
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
4.0
Elective
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I
3.0
3.0
17.5
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Elective
GEOL308
INTRODUCTORY APPLIED
2.0
3.0
3.0
16.0
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PEGN438
PETROLEUM DATA ANALYTICS
2.0
3.0
3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.5
3.0
4.5
PEGN361
COMPLETION ENGINEERING
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
PEGN411
MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
PRODUCTION
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
(SC1) or 125
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES
4.0
4.0
18.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
Elective
PEGN316
SUMMER FIELD SESSION II
2.0
2.0
17.0
2.0
Sophomore
Senior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
PEGN481
PETROLEUM SEMINAR
2.0
2.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II, 252, 261, 262,
3.0
3.0
PEGN423
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
263, 264, 265, 266, 267, or GPGN
ENGINEERING I
268
PEGN413
GAS MEASUREMENT AND

6.0
2.0
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
FORMATION EVALUATION LAB
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
PEGN414
WELL TESTING AND ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
PEGN422
ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
OF OIL AND GAS PROJECTS
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
OPTICS
16.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Elective
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
18.0
PEGN424
PETROLEUM RESERVOIR
3.0
3.0
ENGINEERING II
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PEGN426
FORMATION DAMAGE AND
3.0
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
STIMULATION
THERMODYNAMICS
PEGN439
MULTIDISCIPLINARY
2.0
3.0
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
PETROLEUM DESIGN
PEGN251
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
PEGN308
RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES
2.0
3.0
3.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
15.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 139.5
18.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
PEGN315
SUMMER FIELD SESSION I
2.0
2.0
2.0

134 Petroleum Engineering
Five Year Combined Baccalaureate and
Adjunct Professor
Masters Degree
William W. Fleckenstein
The Petroleum Engineering Department offers the opportunity to begin
Professor Emeritus
work on a Master of Engineering or Master of Science Degree while
completing the requirements for the Bachelor's Degree. These degrees
Craig W. Van Kirk
are of special interest to those planning on studying abroad or wanting to
get a head start on graduate education. These combined programs are
Associate Professor Emeritus
individualized and a plan of study should be discussed with the student's
Richard Christiansen
academic advisor any time after the Sophomore year.
Courses
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
PEGN102. INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. 3.0
Professors
Semester Hrs.
Hazim Abass
(II) A survey of the elements comprising the petroleum industry-
exploration, development, processing, transportation, distribution,
Ramona M. Graves, Dean, College of Earth Resource Sciences and
engineering ethics and professionalism. This elective course is
Engineering
recommended for all PE majors, minors, and other interested students. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Hossein Kazemi, Chesebro' Distinguished Chair
PEGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Erdal Ozkan, Professor and Department Head, "Mick" Merelli/Cimarex
Semester Hr.
Energy Distinguished Chair
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
Azra N.Tutuncu, Harry D. Campbell Chair
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
Yu-Shu Wu, CMG Chair
PEGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Associate Professors
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Alfred W. Eustes III
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Jorge H. B. Sampaio Jr.
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Manika Prasad
PEGN251. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Fundamental course in engineering fluid flow introducing flow in
Xiaolong Yin
pipelines, surface facilities and oil and gas wells. Theory and application
Assistant Professors
of incompressible and compressible flow, fluid statics, dimensional
analysis, laminar and turbulent flow, Newtonian and non-Newtonian
Rosmer Maria Brito
fluids, and two-phase flow. Lecture format with demonstrations and
practical problem solving, coordinated with PEGN308. May not also
Luis Zerpa
receive credit for MEGN351 or CEEN310. Co-requisites: CEEN241. 3
Teaching Professor
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Linda A. Battalora
Semester Hr.
Teaching Associate Professors
(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
Mansur Ermila
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
Carrie J. McClelland
PEGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Mark G. Miller
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Teaching Assistant Professor
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Elio S. Dean
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
Research Associate Professor
Philip H. Winterfeld
Research Assistant Professor
Wendy Wempe

Colorado School of Mines 135
PEGN305. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM
PEGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ENGINEERING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
(I) This course is an introduction to computers and computer
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
programming applied to petroleum engineering. Emphasis will be on
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
learning Visual Basic programming techniques to solve engineering
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
problems. A toolbox of fluid property and numerical techniques will be
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
developed. Prerequisite: MATH213. Co-Requisite: PEGN310. 2 hours
toward graduation except under special conditions.
lecture; 2 semester hours.
PEGN350. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PEGN308. RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I or II) A sustainable energy system is a system that lets us meet present
(II) (WI) Intro duction to basic reservoir rock properties and their
energy needs while preserving the ability of future generations to meet
measurements. Topics covered include: porosity, saturations, volumetric
their needs. Sustainable Energy Systems introduces undergraduate
equations, land descriptions, trapping mechanism, pressure and
students to sustainable energy systems that will be available in the 21st
temperature gradients, abnormally pressured reservoirs. Darcy?s law for
century. The course focuses on sustainable energy sources, especially
linear horizontal and tilted flow, radial flow for single phase liquids and
renewable energy sources and nuclear energy (e.g., fusion). Students
gases, multiphase flow (relative permeability). Capillary pressure and
are introduced to the existing energy infrastructure, become familiar
formation compressibility are also discussed. This course is designated
with finite energy sources, and learn from a study of energy supply and
as a writing intensive course (WI). Co-requisites: CEEN241, PEGN251. 2
demand that sustainable energy systems are needed. The ability to
hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
improve energy use efficiency and the impact of energy sources on the
environment are discussed. Examples of sustainable energy systems and
PEGN310. RESERVOIR FLUID PROPERTIES. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
their applicability to different energy sectors are presented. The course
(I) Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase
is recommended for students who plan to enter the energy industry or
behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composition of oil,
students who would like an introduction to sustainable energy systems.
gas, and brine systems. Interpreting lab data for engineering applications.
Prerequisites: EPIC 151. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Flash calculations with k-values and equation of state. Introduction to
reservoir simulation software. Prerequisites: PEGN308 (grade of C- or
PEGN361. COMPLETION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
higher), CHGN209 (grade of C- or higher). 2 hours lecture; 2 semester
(II) (WI) This class is a continuation from drilling in PEGN311 into
hours.
completion operations. Topics include casing design, cement planning,
completion techniques and equipment, tubing design, wellhead selection,
PEGN311. DRILLING ENGINEERING. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
and sand control, and perforation procedures. Prerequisites: PEGN311,
(I) Study of drilling operations, fluid design, hydraulics, drilling contracts,
and CEEN311 or MEGN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
rig selection, rotary system, well control, bit selection, drill string design,
directional drilling, and casing seat selection. Prerequisites: PEGN251
PEGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
(grade of C- or higher), PEGN315, CEEN241. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours
Semester Hr.
lab; 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
PEGN315. SUMMER FIELD SESSION I. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
(S) This twoweek course taken after the completion of the sophomore
for credit under different titles.
year is designed to introduce the student to oil and gas field and other
engineering operations. Engineering design problems are integrated
PEGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
throughout the two-week session. On-site visits to various oil field
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
operations in the past included the Rocky Mountain region, the U.S. Gulf
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Coast, California, Alaska, Canada and Europe. Topics covered include
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
drilling, completions, stimulations, surface facilities, production, artificial
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
lift, reservoir, geology and geophysics. Also included are environmental
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and safety issues as related to the petroleum industry. Prerequisite:
PEGN411. MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. 3.0
PEGN308. 2 semester hours.
Semester Hrs.
PEGN316. SUMMER FIELD SESSION II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Nodal analysis for pipe and formation deliverability including single
(S) This twoweek course is taken after the completion of the junior
and multiphase flow. Natural flow and design of artificial lift methods
year. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary nature of reservoir
including gas lift, sucker rod pumps, electrical submersible pumps, and
management. Field trips in the area provide the opportunity to study
hydraulic pumps. Prerequisites: PEGN251, PEGN308 (grade of C- or
eolian, fluvial, lacustrine, near shore, and marine depositional systems.
higher), PEGN310, and PEGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
These field trips provide the setting for understanding the complexity of
PEGN413. GAS MEASUREMENT AND FORMATION EVALUATION
each system in the context of reservoir development and management.
LAB. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Petroleum systems including the source, maturity, and trapping of
(I) (WI) This lab investigates the properties of a gas such as vapor
hydrocarbons are studied in the context of petroleum exploration
pressure, dew point pressure, and field methods of measuring gas
and development. Geologic methods incorporating both surface and
volumes. The application of well logging and formation evaluation
subsurface data are used extensively. Prerequisites: PEGN315,
concepts are also investigated. This course is designated as a writing
PEGN411, PEGN419, GEOL308, and GEOL315. 2 semester hours.
intensive course (WI). Prerequisites: PEGN308 and PEGN310.
Corequisite: PEGN423. 6 hours lab; 2 semester hours.

136 Petroleum Engineering
PEGN414. WELL TESTING AND ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PEGN438. PETROLEUM DATA ANALYTICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Solution to the diffusivity equation. Transient well testing: build-
(II) Introduction to elementary probability theory and its applications
up, drawdown, multi-rate test analysis for oil and gas. Flow tests and
in engineering and sciences; discrete and continuous probability
well deliverabilities. Type curve analysis. Super position, active and
distributions; parameter estimation; hypothesis testing; linear regression;
interference tests. Well test design. Prerequisites: MATH225 and
spatial correlations and geostatistics with emphasis on applications
PEGN419. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
in earth sciences and engineering. Prerequisites: MATH112. 2 hours
lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
PEGN419. WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
PEGN439. MULTIDISCIPLINARY PETROLEUM DESIGN. 3.0 Semester
Equivalent with GPGN419,
Hrs.
(I) An introduction to well logging methods, including the relationship
Equivalent with GEGN439,GPGN439,
between measured properties and reservoir properties. Analysis of log
(II) (WI) This is a multi-disciplinary design course that integrates
suites for reservoir size and content. Graphical and analytical methods
fundamentals and design concepts in geology, geophysics, and
will be developed to allow the student to better visualize the reservoir, its
petroleum engineering. Students work in integrated teams consisting
contents, and its potential for production. Use of the computer as a tool
of students from each of the disciplines. Multiple open-ended design
to handle data, create graphs and log traces, and make computations of
problems in oil and gas exploration and field development, including
reservoir parameters is required. Prerequisites: PEGN 308 (grade of C-
the development of a prospect in an exploration play and a detailed
or higher); PHGN 200 (grade of C- or higher). Co-requisites: GEOL315 or
engineering field study are assigned. Several detailed written and oral
GEOL308 . 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
presentations are made throughout the semester. Project economics
including risk analysis are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites:
PEGN422. ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND GAS
GE Majors: GEOL309, GEOL314, GEGN438, and EPIC264; GP Majors:
PROJECTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
GPGN302, GPGN303, and EPIC268; PE Majors: GEOL308, PEGN316
(I) Project economics for oil and gas projects under conditions of
and PEGN426. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
certainty and uncertainty. Topics include time value of money concepts,
discount rate assumptions, measures of project profitability, costs, taxes,
PEGN450. ENERGY ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
expected value concept, decision trees, gambler?s ruin, and Monte Carlo
(I or II) Energy Engineering is an overview of energy sources that will
simulation techniques. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
be available for use in the 21st century. After discussing the history
of energy and its contribution to society, we survey the science and
PEGN423. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Semester
technology of energy, including geothermal energy, fossil energy, solar
Hrs.
energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, hydro energy, bio energy, energy
(II) Data requirements for reservoir engineering studies. Material balance
and the environment, energy and economics, the hydrogen economy,
calculations for normal gas, retrograde gas condensate, solution-gas
and energy forecasts. This broad background will give you additional
and gas-cap reservoirs with or without water drive. Primary reservoir
flexibility during your career and help you thrive in an energy industry
performance. Forecasting future recoveries by incremental material
that is evolving from an industry dominated by fossil fuels to an industry
balance. Prerequisites: PEGN419 and (MATH225 or MATH235 or
working with many energy sources. Prerequisite: MATH213, PHGN200. 3
MATH222 only for non PE majors). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PEGN424. PETROLEUM RESERVOIR ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Semester
PEGN481. PETROLEUM SEMINAR. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
(I) (WI) Written and oral presentations by each student on current energy
(II) Reservoir engineering aspects of supplemental recovery processes.
topics. This course is designated as a writing intensive course (WI).
Introduction to liquid-liquid displacement processes, gas-liquid
Prerequisite: none. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
displacement processes, and thermal recovery processes. Introduction
to numerical reservoir simula tion, history matching and forecasting.
PEGN490. RESERVOIR GEOMECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Prerequisite: PEGN423 and PEGN438. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(I) The course provides an introduction to fundamental rock mechanics
hours.
and aims to emphasize their role in oil and gas exploration, drilling,
completion and production engineering operations. Deformation as
PEGN426. FORMATION DAMAGE AND STIMULATION. 3.0 Semester
a function of stress, elastic moduli, in situ stress, stress magnitude
Hrs.
and orientation, pore pressure, strength and fracture gradient, rock
(II) Completion parameters; design for well conditions. Skin damage
characteristic from field data (seismic, logging, drilling, production),
associated with completions and well productivity. Fluid types and
integrated wellbore stability analysis, depletion and drilling induced
properties;characterizations of compatibilities. Stimulation techniques;
fractures, compaction and associated changes in rock properties,
acidizing and fracturing. Selection of proppants and fluids; types,
hydraulic fracturing and fracture stability are among the topics to be
placement and compatibilities. Estimation of rates, volumes and fracture
covered. Pre-requisites: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3
dimensions. Reservoir considerations in fracture propagation and design.
semester hours.
Prerequisite: PEGN361 and PEGN411. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours.
PEGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING. 1-6
Semester Hr.
PEGN428. ADVANCED DRILLING ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
(II) Rotary drilling systems with emphasis on design of drilling programs,
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
directional and horizontal well planning. This elective course is
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
recommended for petroleum engineering majors interested in drilling.
for credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: PEGN311, PEGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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PEGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

138 Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chemical and Biological
chemical unit operations. Our honors undergraduate research program
is open to highly qualified students and provides our undergraduates
Engineering
with the opportunity to carry out independent research or to join a
graduate research team. This program has been highly successful and
2016-2017
our undergraduate chemical engineering and chemical and biochemical
engineering students have won several national competitions and
Program Description
awards based on research conducted while pursuing their baccalaureate
degrees. We also have a cooperative (Co-Op) education program in
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers two different
which students can earn course credit while gaining work experience in
degrees:
industry.
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and
Programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Engineering and to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
Biochemical Engineering are both accredited by:
Generally, the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering are
extremely broad, and encompass all technologies and industries
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
where chemical processing is utilized in any form. Students with
Engineering and Technology (ABET)
baccalaureate (BS) Chemical Engineering or Chemical and Biochemical
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Engineering degrees from CSM can find employment in many diverse
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fields, including: advanced materials synthesis and processing, product
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and process research and development, food and pharmaceutical
processing and synthesis, biochemical and biomedical materials and
2016-2017
products, microelectronics manufacturing, petroleum and petrochemical
processing, and process and product design. A student seeking the
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor
degree of BS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates as a
of Science in Chemical Engineering and
fully-qualified Chemical Engineer with additional training in bioprocessing
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and
technologies that are of interest in renewable energy and other emerging
Biochemical Engineering)
fields.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
The practice of chemical engineering draws from the fundamentals
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Accordingly,
Criteria, the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at CSM
undergraduate students must initially complete a program of study
has established 3 program educational objectives for all of its graduates
that stresses these basic fields of science. Chemical engineering
and one additional objective specifically for its Chemical and Biochemical
coursework blends these four disciplines into a series of engineering
Engineering graduates. Our graduates within 3 to 5 years of completing
fundamentals relating to how materials are produced and processed
their degree will:
both in the laboratory and in large industrial-scale facilities. Courses
such as fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics,
• be in graduate school or in the workforce utilizing their education in
reaction kinetics, and chemical process control are at the heart of the
chemical engineering fundamentals
chemical engineering curriculum at CSM. In addition, it is becoming
• be applying their knowledge of and skills in engineering fundamentals
increasingly important for engineers to understand how biological and
in conventional areas of chemical engineering and in contemporary
microscopic, molecular-level properties can influence the macroscopic
and growing fields
behavior of materials, biological, and chemical systems. This somewhat
• have demonstrated both their commitment to continuing to develop
unique focus is first introduced at CSM through the physical and organic
personally and professionally and an appreciation for the ethical and
chemistry sequences, and the theme is continued and developed within
social responsibilities associated with being an engineer and a world
the chemical engineering curriculum via material and projects introduced
citizen
in advanced courses. Our undergraduate program at CSM is exemplified
by intensive integration of computer-aided simulation and computer-
Additionally, our Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates within
aided process modeling in the curriculum and by our unique approach to
3 to 5 years of completing their degree will be applying their knowledge of
teaching of the unit operations laboratory sequence. The unit operations
and skills in biochemical engineering fundamentals.
lab course is offered only in the summer as a 6-week intensive session.
Here, the fundamentals of heat, mass, and momentum transfer and
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters Degree
applied thermodynamics are reviewed in a practical, applications-
Program
oriented setting. The important skills of teamwork, critical thinking, time
management, and oral and written technical communications skills are
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department offers the
also stressed in this course.
opportunity to begin work on a Master of Science (with or without
thesis) degree while completing the requirements of the BS degree.
Facilities for the study of chemical engineering or chemical and
These combined BS/MS degrees are designed to allow undergraduates
biochemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines are among the
engaged in research, or simply interested in furthering their studies
best in the nation. Our modern in-house computer laboratory supports
beyond a BS degree, to apply their experience and interest to an
nearly 70 workstations for students to use in completing their assigned
advanced degree. Students may take graduate courses while completing
coursework. In addition, specialized undergraduate laboratory facilities
their undergraduate degrees and count them towards their graduate
exist for studying polymer properties, measuring reaction kinetics,
characterizing transport phenomena, and for studying several typical

Colorado School of Mines 139
degree. The requirements for the MS degree consist of the four core
C. Technical Electives for Chemical
graduate courses:
Engineering
CBEN509
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
Whereas Chemical and Biochemical Engineering majors have specific
THERMODYNAMICS
additional required courses to give them the biochemical engineering
CBEN516
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
training they need, Chemical Engineering majors have technical electives
CBEN518
REACTION KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
3.0
credit requirements that may be fulfilled with several different courses.
CBEN568
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3.0
Requirements (Chemical Engineering)
RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Additional credits
18.0
There are 10 credits specifically required for Chemical and Biochemical
Engineering that are not specified for Chemical Engineering. Three of
Total Semester Hrs
30.0
these may be any CHGN or CBEN 3XX or higher credits, 6 must be
CBEN engineering credits, and 1 is an additional elective credit.
It is expected that a student would be able to complete both degrees in 5
to 5 1/2 years. To take advantage of the combined program, students are
NOTE: Below is a suggested curriculum path. Electives may be taken
encouraged to engage in research and take some graduate coursework
any time they fit into your schedule, but note that not all courses are
during their senior year. The application process and requirements
offered all semesters. Please refer to http://chemeng.mines.edu/
are identical to our normal MS degree programs. Applications may be
undergraduate_program.html for the most updated flowsheet.
completed online and require 3 letters of recommendation, a statement
of purpose, and completion of the graduate record exam (GRE). For
Freshman
students who intend to begin the BS/MS program in Fall, applications are
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
due by April 1st. The deadline is November 1st for students intending to
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
enroll in the Spring semester. Students must have a GPA greater than
3.0 to be considered for the program. Interested students are encouraged
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
to get more information from their advisor and/or the current faculty
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
member in charge of Graduate Affairs.
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS I
Curriculum
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I


4.0
The Chemical Engineering and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


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


4.0
applications.
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


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


4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
The following courses represent the basic knowledge component of the
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Chemical Engineering curriculum at CSM.
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES
3.0
Elective
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS
3.0
17.0
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER
3.0
Sophomore
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS 3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER
3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS


3.0
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
B. Chemical/Chemical and Biochemical
LABORATORY
Engineering Applications
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AND ENGINEERS III
The following courses are applications-oriented courses that build on the
student’s basic knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals:
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
CBEN312/313
UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY
6.0
OPTICS
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
3.0
Elective
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING
3.0
16.0
Technical Electives for Chemical Engineering
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY


3.0
BALANCES

140 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS


3.0
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III

3.0
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
15.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL


3.0
PROCESSES
*
Six of the technical electives credits must be CBEN courses
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
with engineering content (http://chemeng.mines.edu/
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
undergraduate_program.html), at least 3 of which must be at the 400
Elective
level.
**
16.5
Three of the technical electives credits may be any CBEN or CHGN
credits at the 300-or higher level.
Junior
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Requirements (Chemical and Biochemical
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
Engineering)
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS
Freshman
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE


3.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
16.0
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I


4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
AND ENGINEERS I
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER


3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Elective
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


1.0
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
UNIT OPERATIONS


3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
LABORATORY
Elective
CBEN313
UNIT OPERATIONS


3.0
17.0
LABORATORY
Sophomore
6.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Senior
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION


3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
CBEN
400-LEVEL CHEMICAL


3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
ELECT
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE*
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
3.5
3.0
4.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
OPTICS
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE


4.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
16.0
Elective
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
16.0
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
DESIGN
CBEN201
MATERIAL AND ENERGY


3.0
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND


3.0
BALANCES
CONTROL
CBEN202
CHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
CBEN
400-LEVEL CHEMICAL


3.0
PRINCIPLES LABORATORY
ELECT
ENGINEERING ELECTIVE*
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 141
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
EPIC265
EPIC II: BIOCHEMICAL
3.0
3.0
15.0
PROCESSES
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
Elective
Biomedical Engineering Minor
16.5
Junior
To obtain a Biomedical Engineering (BME) minor, students must take
at least 18 credits related to Biomedical Engineering. Two courses (8
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
credits) of biology are required. Two restricted requirements include Intro
CBEN307
FLUID MECHANICS


3.0
to Biomedical Engineering (required) and at least 3 credits of engineering
CBEN357
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
electives related to BME. Two more courses (or at least 4 credits) may
THERMODYNAMICS
be chosen from the engineering and/or additional electives. The lists
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
of electives will be modified as new related courses that fall into these
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
categories become available.
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
REQUIRED courses (11 credits):
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
16.0
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN120
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II
4.0
CBEN308
HEAT TRANSFER


3.0
CBEN310
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
3.0
CBEN358
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


1.0
ENGINEERING
THERMODYNAMICS
Plus at least 3 credits of engineering electives:
LABORATORY
CBEN375
MASS TRANSFER


3.0
CBEN35x/45x/
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH,
1-4
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
x98/x99
SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY *
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
3.0
CBEN432
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE I
3.0
3.0
SYSTEMS
16.0
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
CBEN555
POLYMER AND COMPLEX FLUIDS
1.0
CBEN312
UNIT OPERATIONS


3.0
COLLOQUIUM
LABORATORY
MEGN330
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL
3.0
CBEN313
UNIT OPERATIONS


3.0
ENGINEERING
LABORATORY
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
6.0
MEGN435
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
3.0
MOVEMENT
Senior
or MEGN535
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HUMAN
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MOVEMENT
CBEN418
KINETICS AND REACTION


3.0
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
ENGINEERING
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
CBEN430
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


3.0
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
CBEN460
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS


3.0
ENGINEERING
MEGN531
PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT ENGINEERING
3.0
CBEN461
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS


1.0
MEGN532
EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS 3.0
ENGINEERING LABORATORY
MEGN537
PROBABILISTIC BIOMECHANICS
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE II
3.0
3.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF MATERIALS
3.0
FREE
FREE ELECTIVE
3.0
3.0
Plus at least 4 more credits from the list above and/or the list below:
16.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Additional elective courses related to BME:
CBEN402
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


3.0
CBEN304
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
DESIGN
CBEN305
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1.0
CBEN403
PROCESS DYNAMICS AND


3.0
CONTROL
CBEN306
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 3.0
AND BRAIN
EBGN321
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS


3.0
CBEN309
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, 1.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS RESTRICTED ELECTIVE III
3.0
3.0
AND BRAIN LABORATORY
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0

142 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
C. Mark Maupin
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
Ning Wu
CBEN35x/45x/
HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH,
1-4
x98/x99
SPECIAL TOPICS, INDEPENDENT STUDY
Teaching Associate Professors
CBEN411
NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING
3.0
Jason C. Ganley, Assistant Department Head
(NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING)
CBEN412
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY
3.0
Tracy Q. Gardner
(INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY)
Rachel M. Morrish
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
Cynthia L. Norrgran
SCIENTISTS
Paul D. Ogg
or CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
John M. Persichetti
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
Judith N. Schoonmaker
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Charles R. Vestal
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
Teaching Assistant Professor
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I
3.0
or MTGN572
BIOMATERIALS
C. Joshua Ramey
PHGN433
BIOPHYSICS
3.0
Research Associate Professor
*As the content of these courses varies, the course must be noted
Angel Abbud-Madrid
as relevant to the BME minor to count toward the minor, and noted as
having sufficient engineering content to count as an engineering elective
Research Assistant Professors
course as the engineering electives.
Bo Ram Lee
Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and
Stephanie Villano
Engineering
Adjunct Faculty
Michael J. Kaufman
John L. Jechura
Professors
Sarah M. Ryan
John R. Dorgan
Professors Emeriti
Andrew M. Herring
Robert M. Baldwin
Carolyn A. Koh
Annette L. Bunge
David W. M. Marr, Department Head
James F. Ely, University Professor Emeritus
J. Douglas Way
John O. Golden
Colin A. Wolden, Weaver Distinguished Professor
J. Thomas McKinnon
David T. W. Wu, by courtesy
Ronald L. Miller
Associate Professors
E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., University Professor Emeritus
Sumit Agarwal
Victor F. Yesavage
Moises A. Carreon
Courses
Keith B. Neeves
BIOL110. SEE CBEN110. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Amadeu K. Sum
Equivalent with BELS311,CBEN110,
Assistant Professors
.
Nanette R. Boyle
Kevin J. Cash
Melissa D. Krebs

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CBEN110. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN210. INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS311,BIOL110,
Equivalent with DCGN210,
(I, II) Fundamentals of Biology with Laboratory I. This course will
(I, II) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical engineering
emphasize the fundamental concepts of biology and use illustrative
thermodynamics. Application of mass and energy balances to closed
examples and laboratory investigations that highlight the interface of
and open systems including systems undergoing transient processes.
biology with engineering. The focus will be on (1) the scientific method;
Entropy generation and the second law of thermodynamics for closed
(2) structural, molecular, and energetic basis of cellular activities; (3)
and open systems. Introduction to phase equilibrium and chemical
mechanisms of storage and transfer of genetic information in biological
reaction equilibria. Ideal solution behavior. May not also receive credit
organisms; (4) a laboratory 'toolbox' that will carry them forward in
for CHGN209, MEGN361, or GEGN330. Prerequisites: CHGN121,
their laboratory-based courses. This core course in biology will be
CHGN122, MATH111. Co-requisites: MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours
interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the major themes and
lecture; 3 semester hours.
mission of this school - earth, energy, and the environment. Lecture
CBEN250. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
Hours: 3; Lab Hours: 3; Semester Hours: 4.
AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN120. FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN250,
Equivalent with BELS313,CBEN323,
Introduction to chemical process industries and how analysis and design
This is the continuation of Fundamentals of Biology I. Emphasis in the
concepts guide the development of new processes and products. Use
second semester is placed on an examination of organisms as the
of simple mathematical models to describe the performance of common
products of evolution and the diversity of life forms. Special attention will
process building blocks including pumps, heat exchangers, chemical
be given to how form fits function in animals and plants and the potential
reactors, and separators. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in
for biomimetic applications. Prerequisite: CBEN110. Fundamentals of
CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester
CBEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
hours.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
CBEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
CBEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
CBEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM
CBEN304. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Equivalent with BELS404,CBEN404,
CBEN200. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
(II) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology of
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
the cardiovascular system and blood, the immune system, the respiratory
Equivalent with CHEN200,
system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the urinary system
Fundamentals of computer programming as applied to the solution
and the reproductive system. We will discuss the gross and microscopic
of chemical engineering problems. Introduction to Visual Basic,
anatomy and the physiology of these major systems. Where possible, we
computational methods and algorithm development. Prerequisite:
will integrate discussions of disease processes and introduce biomedical
MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite: General Biology I. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN201. MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN201,
CBEN305. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) Introduction to the formulation and solution of material and energy
Equivalent with BELS405,CBEN405,
balances on chemical processes. Establishes the engineering approach
(II) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy
to problem solving, the relations between known and unknown process
and physiology using simulations of the physiology and a virtual human
variables, and appropriate computational methods. Prerequisites:
dissector program. These are supplemented as needed with animations,
CHGN122. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent); CBEN202,
pictures and movies of cadaver dissection to provide the student with
MATH213, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
a practical experience discovering principles and structures associated
with the anatomy and physiology. Corequisite: CBEN404. 3 lab hours, 1
CBEN202. CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES LABORATORY. 1.0
semester hour.
Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN202,
CBEN306. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
(II) Laboratory measurements dealing with the first and second laws
BRAIN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
of thermodynamics, calculation and analysis of experimental results,
Equivalent with BELS406,CBEN406,
professional report writing. Introduction to computer-aided process
(I) This course will cover the basics of human anatomy and physiology
simulation. Corequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), CBEN201, MATH225,
of the tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, central nervous
EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1 credit hour.
system and peripheral nervous system. We will discuss the gross and
microscopic anatomy and the physiology of these major systems.
Where possible, we will integrate discussions of disease processes and
introduce biomedical engineering concepts and problems. Prerequisite:
General Biology I. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.

144 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN307. FLUID MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN313. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN307,
Equivalent with CHEN313,
(I) This course covers theory and application of momentum transfer and
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
fluid flow. Fundamentals of microscopic phenomena and application
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
to macroscopic systems are addressed. Course work also includes
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
computational fluid dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
better in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
CBEN308. HEAT TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN308,
CBEN315. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING.
(II) This course covers theory and applications of energy transfer:
3.0 Semester Hrs.
conduction, convection, and radiation. Fundamentals of microscopic
(II) Introduction to the field of Electrochemical Engineering including basic
phenomena and their application to macroscopic systems are addressed.
electrochemical principles, electrode kinetics, ionic conduction, as applied
Course work also includes application of relevant numerical methods to
to common devices such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, redox flow cells and
solve heat transfer problems. Prerequisites: MATH225, grade of C- or
batteries. Prerequisites: CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
better in CBEN307. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN320. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN309. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BONE, MUSCLE, AND
Equivalent with BELS402,CBEN410,ESGN402,
BRAIN LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
(II) An introduction to the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical
Equivalent with BELS407,CBEN407,
properties of cells and their significance in the life processes.
(I) In this course we explore the basic concepts of human anatomy and
Prerequisite: General Biology I or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
physiology of the tissue types, skeletal system, muscular system, and
hours.
nervous system using anatomical models and medical tissue microscope
CBEN321. INTRO TO GENETICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
slides. These are supplemented as needed with pictures, chalk talks,
Equivalent with BELS321,ESGN321,
handouts, ultrasound for muscle and skeleton, and EEG recording of
(II) A study of the mechanisms by which biological information is
brain waves to provide the student with a practical experience discovering
encoded, stored, and transmitted, including Mendelian genetics,
principles and structures associated with the anatomy and physiology
molecular genetics, chromosome structure and rearrangement,
and to reinforce the material from the lecture course. Prerequisite:
cytogenetics, and population genetics. Prerequisite: General biology I or
General Biology 1 [BIOL110]. Co-requisites: must either have taken or
equivalent. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
currently taking Anatomy and Physiology BMB [CBEN406]. 3 hour lab; 1
semester hour.
CBEN322. BIOLOGY OF BEHAVIOR. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience
CBEN310. INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0
to the psychology of human behavior. It covers such topics as decision
Semester Hrs.
making, learning, the brain's anatomy and physiology, psychopathology,
(I) Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering including
addiction, the senses, sexuality, and brainwashing. It addresses the
biomolecular, cellular, and physiological principles, and areas of specialty
topics covered on the psychology section of the MCAT examination.
including biomolecular engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics,
Prerequisites: CBEN110, CHGN122, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3
bioinstrumentation and bioimaging. Prerequisites: BIOL110 and
semester hours.
(CBEN210 or CHGN209 or MEGN361). 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
hours.
CBEN323. GENERAL BIOLOGY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with BELS313,ESGN313,
CBEN311. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) This Course provides students with laboratory exercises that
(I, II) This course is the general overview of brain anatomy, physiology,
complement lectures given in CBEN303, the second semester
and function. It includes perception, motor, language, behavior, and
introductory course in Biology. Emphasis is placed on an examination of
executive function. This course will review what happens with injury and
organisms as the products of evolution. The diversity of life forms will be
abnormalities of thought. It will discuss the overview of brain development
explored. Special attention will be given to the vertebrate body (organs,
throughout one?s lifespan. Prerequisites: BIOL110, CHGN121,
tissues and systems) and how it functions. Co-requisite or Prerequisite:
CHGN122, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN303 or equivalent. 3 hours laboratory; 1 semester hour.
CBEN312. UNIT OPERATIONS LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN312,
Equivalent with CHEN340,
(S) (WI) Unit Operations Laboratory. This course covers principles of
Cooperative work/education experience involving employment of
mass, energy, and momentum transport as applied to laboratory-scale
a chemical engineering nature in an internship spanning at least
processing equipment. Written and oral communications skills, teamwork,
one academic semester. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours.
and critical thinking are emphasized. 6 hours lab, 6 semester hours.
Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN202, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
CBEN375, EPIC265 or equivalent.
CBEN350. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN350,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: Junior
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.

Colorado School of Mines 145
CBEN351. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
CBEN402. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN402,
Equivalent with CHEN351,
(II) This course covers simulation, synthesis, analysis, evaluation,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: junior
as well as costing and economic evaluation of chemical processes.
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Computer-aided process simulation to plant and process design is
applied. Prerequisites: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN358,
CBEN357. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
CBEN375. Co-requisites: CBEN418, EBGN321. 3 hours lecture; 3
Semester Hrs.
semester hours.
Equivalent with CHEN357,
(I) Introduction to non-ideal behavior in thermodynamic systems and
CBEN403. PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
their applications. Phase and reaction equilibria are emphasized.
Equivalent with CHEN403,
Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation are incorporated.
(II) Mathematical modeling and analysis of transient systems.
Prerequisites: CBEN210 (or equivalent), MATH225, grade of C- or better
Applications of control theory to response of dynamic chemical
in CBEN201. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering systems and processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN375, MATH225.
CBEN358. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
CBEN408. NATURAL GAS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN358,
Equivalent with CHEN408,
(II) This course includes an introduction to process modeling as well
(II) Application of chemical engineering principles to the processing of
as hands-on laboratory measurements of physical data. Methods and
natural gas. Emphasis on using thermodynamics and mass transfer
concepts explored include calculation and analysis of physical properties,
operations to analyze existing plants. Relevant aspects of computer-
phase equilibria, and reaction equilibria and the application of these
aided process simulation. Prerequisites: CHGN221, CBEN201,
concepts in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: CBEN202. Corequisites:
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester
CBEN357, EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC251. 3 hours laboratory; 1
hours.
semester hour.
CBEN409. PETROLEUM PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN368. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
Equivalent with CHEN409,
Semester Hr.
(I) Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum refining.
Equivalent with CHEN368,
Thermodynamics and reaction engineering of complex hydro carbon
(I, II) Introduction to Undergraduate Research. This course introduces
systems. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation for
research methods and provides a survey of the various fields in which
complex mixtures. Prerequisite: CHGN221, CBEN201, CBEN357,
CBE faculty conduct research. Topics such as how to conduct literature
CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
searches, critically reading and analyzing research articles, ethics, lab
CBEN411. NEUROSCIENCE, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. 3.0
safety, and how to write papers are addressed. Prerequisites: None. 1
Semester Hrs.
hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
Equivalent with CBEN511,
CBEN375. MASS TRANSFER. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course relates the hard sciences of the brain and neuroscience
Equivalent with CHEN375,
to memory encoding and current learning theories. Prerequisites:
(II) This course covers fundamentals of stage-wise and diffusional
CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN221, CHGN222, PHGN100, PHGN200. 3
mass transport with applications to chemical engineering systems and
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
processes. Relevant aspects of computer-aided process simulation and
CBEN412. INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
computational methods are incorporated. Prerequisites: grade of C- or
(II) This course introduces the concepts of pharmacokinetics
better in CBEN357. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and biopharmaceuticals. It will discuss the delivery systems for
CBEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
pharmaceuticals and how they change with disease states. It will cover
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
the modeling of drug delivery, absorption, excretion, and accumulation.
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
The course will cover the different modeling systems for drug delivery and
transport. Prerequisites: CBEN110, CBEN120, CHGN121, CHGN122. 3
CBEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
CBEN415. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
member. Prerequisite: submission of ?Independent Study? form to CSM
Hrs.
Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
Equivalent with BELS415,CHEN415,CHGN430,MLGN530,
Chemistry and thermodynamics of polymers and polymer solutions.
CBEN401. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL PROCESS DESIGN. 3.0
Reaction engineering of polymerization. Characterization techniques
Semester Hrs.
based on solution properties. Materials science of polymers in varying
Equivalent with CHEN401,
physical states. Processing operations for polymeric materials and use
(I) This course introduces skills and knowledge required to develop
in separations. Prerequisite: CHGN221, MATH225, CBEN357. 3 hours
conceptual designs of new processes and tools to analyze troubleshoot,
lecture; 3 semester hours.
and optimize existing processes. Prerequisites: CBEN201, CBEN308,
CBEN307, CBEN357, CBEN375. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

146 Chemical and Biological Engineering
CBEN416. POLYMER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0
CBEN432. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS.
Semester Hrs.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN416,
Equivalent with BELS432,CHEN432,
Polymer fluid mechanics, polymer rheological response, and polymer
The goal of this course is to develop and analyze models of biological
shape forming. Definition and measure ment of material properties.
transport and reaction processes. We will apply the principles of mass,
Interrelationships between response functions and correlation of data
momentum, and energy conservation to describe mechanisms of
and material response. Theoretical approaches for prediction of polymer
physiology and pathology. We will explore the applications of transport
properties. Processing operations for polymeric materials; melt and
phenomena in the design of drug delivery systems, engineered tissues,
flow instabilities. Prerequisite: CBEN307, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3
and biomedical diagnostics with an emphasis on the barriers to molecular
semester hours.
transport in cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prerequisites: CBEN430
or equivalent. 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
CBEN418. KINETICS AND REACTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
CBEN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester
Equivalent with CHEN418,
Hrs.
(I) (WI) This course emphasizes applications of the fundamentals of
Equivalent with CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN435,PHGN535,
thermodynamics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and material
(II) Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
and energy balances to the engineering of reactive processes. Key
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
topics include reactor design, acquisition and analysis of rate data,
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
and heterogeneous catalysis. Computational methods as related to
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CBEN, MTGN, or EGGN. Due
reactor and reaction modeling are incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN308,
to lab, space the enrollment is limited to 20 students. 1.5 hours lecture, 4
CBEN357, MATH225, CHGN221, CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
hours.
CBEN440. MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVES IN CHEMICAL
CBEN420. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN CHEMICAL
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN440,
Equivalent with CHEN420,
Applications of statistical and quantum mechanics to understanding
Formulation and solution of chemical engineering problems using
and prediction of equilibrium and transport properties and processes.
numerical solution methods within the Excel and MathCAD environments.
Relations between microscopic properties of materials and systems to
Setup and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations
macroscopic behavior. Prerequisite: CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357,
for typical chemical engineering systems and transport processes.
CBEN375, CHGN351 and CHGN353, CHGN221 and CHGN222,
Prerequisite: MATH225, CHGN209 or CBEN210, CBEN307, CBEN357. 3
MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN450. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
CBEN430. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN430,
Equivalent with CHEN450,
(I) This course covers theory and applications of momentum, energy,
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
and mass transfer based on microscopic control volumes. Analytical and
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
numerical solution methods are employed in this course. Prerequisites:
CBEN451. HONORS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-3 Semester
CBEN307, CBEN308, CBEN357, CBEN375, MATH225. 3 hours lecture;
Hr.
3 semester hours.
Equivalent with CHEN451,
CBEN431. IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 3.0
Scholarly research of an independent nature. Prerequisite: senior
Semester Hrs.
standing. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with BELS431,
CBEN454. APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course introduces the basic concepts of immunology and
Equivalent with BELS454,
their applications in engineering and science. We will discuss the
(II) In this course we will discuss the concepts and tools of bioinformatics.
molecular, biochemical and cellular aspects of the immune system
The molecular biology of genomics and proteomics will be presented
including structure and function of the innate and acquired immune
and the techniques for collecting, storing, retrieving and processing
systems. Building on this, we will discuss the immune response to
such data will be discussed. Topics include analyzing DNA, RNA and
infectious agents and the material science of introduced implants and
protein sequences, gene recognition, gene expression, protein structure
materials such as heart valves, artificial joints, organ transplants and
prediction, modeling evolution, utilizing BLAST and other online tools
lenses. We will also discuss the role of the immune system in cancer,
for the exploration of genome, proteome and other available databases.
allergies, immune deficiencies, vaccination and other applications such
In parallel, there will be an introduction to the PERL programming
as immunoassay and flow cytometry.Prerequisites: General Biology
language. Practical applications to biological research and disease will be
[BIOL110] or equivalent. 3 Lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
presented and students given opportunities to use the tools discussed.
Prerequisites: General Biology [BIOL110]. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester
hours.

Colorado School of Mines 147
CBEN460. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester
CBEN497. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 15.0 Semester Hrs.
Hrs.
CBEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN460,
Topical courses in chemical engineering of special interest. Prerequisite:
(I) The analysis and design of microbial reactions and biochemical unit
none; 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
operations, including processes used in conjunction with bioreactors,
are investigated in this course. Industrial enzyme technologies are
CBEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
developed and explored. A strong focus is given to the basic processes
Individual research or special problem projects. Topics, content, and
for producing fermentation products and biofuels. Biochemical systems
credit hours to be agreed upon by student and supervising faculty
for organic oxidation and fermentation and inorganic oxidation and
member. Prerequisite: none, submission of ?Independent Study? form to
reduction are presented. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462.
CSM Registrar. 1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN461. BIOCHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY.
1.0 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN461,
(I) This course emphasizes bio-based product preparation, laboratory
measurement, and calculation and analysis of bioprocesses including
fermentation and bio-solids separations and their application to
biochemical engineering. Computer-aided process simulation is
incorporated. Prerequisites: CBEN375, CHGN428, CHGN462. Co-
requisite: CBEN460, 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.
CBEN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN469,EGGN469,MEGN469,MTGN469,
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials-science perspective.
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CBEN470. INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS470,CHEN470,
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of
microfluidic systems. Concepts related to microscale fluid mechanics,
transport, physics, and biology are presented. To gain familiarity with
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.
CBEN472. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0
Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN472,
(II) In this course the student will gain an understanding about energy
technologies including how they work, how they are quantitatively
evaluated, what they cost, and what is their benefit or impact on the
natural environment. There will be discussions about proposed energy
systems and how they might become a part of the existing infrastructure.
However, to truly understand the impact of proposed energy systems,
the student must also have a grasp on the infrastructure of existing
energy systems. Prerequisites: CBEN357 Chemical Engineering
Thermodynamics (or equivalent). 3 lecture hours, 3 credit hours.
CBEN480. NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN480,
The purpose of this class is to learn about clathrate hydrates, using two
of the instructor's books, (1) Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third
Edition (2008) co-authored by C.A.Koh, and (2) Hydrate Engineering,
(2000). Using a basis of these books, and accompanying programs,
we have abundant resources to act as professionals who are always
learning. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

148 Chemistry
Chemistry
• Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals;
• Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in solving open-
2016-2017
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
transformations that dictate chemical processes, and the creation of new
• Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data for chemical
substances. Chemistry is the primary field that deals with nanoscience
systems;
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
practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy,
Chemistry fundamentals
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
• Inorganic chemistry - atomic structure and periodicity, crystal
tracks emphasizing environmental chemistry or biochemistry are
lattice structure, molecular geometry and bonding (VSEPR, Lewis
offered along with a more flexible chemistry track that can be tailored
structures, VB and MO theory, bond energies and lengths), metals
to optimize preparation consistent with a student's individual career
structure and properties, acid-base theories, main-group element
goals. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in chemistry are strongly
chemistry, coordination chemistry, term symbols, ligand field theory,
advised to include undergraduate research among their elective hours.
spectra and magnetism of complexes, organometallic chemistry, and
Others interested in industrial chemistry choose area of special interest
nanomaterials chemistry and design.
courses, for example in chemical engineering or metallurgy. A significant
number of students complete degrees in both chemistry and chemical
• Organic chemistry - bonding and structure, structure- physical
engineering as an excellent preparation for industrial careers.
property relationships, reactivity-structure relationships, reaction
mechanisms (nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution, addition,
The instructional and research laboratories located in Coolbaugh Hall are
elimination, radical reactions, rearrangements, redox reactions,
state-of-the-art facilities with modern instrumentation for synthesis and
photochemical reactions, and metal-mediated reactions), chemical
characterization of molecules and materials. Instrumentation includes:
kinetics, catalysis, major classes of compounds and their reactions,
gas chromatographs (GC), high-performance liquid chromatographs
and design of synthetic pathways.
(HPLC), inductively-coupled-plasma-atomic emission spectrometers
• Physical chemistry - thermodynamics (energy, enthalpy, entropy,
(ICP-AES), field-flow fractionation (FFF) equipment, mass spectrometry
equilibrium constants, free energy, chemical potential, non-ideal
equipment (MS, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, PY/MS, PY/GC/MS, SFC/MS,
systems, standard states, activity, phase rule, phase equilibria,
MALDI-TOF), 400 MHz and 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance
phase diagrams), electrochemistry, kinetic theory (Maxwell-
spectrometers (NMR), infrared spectrometers (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible
Boltzmann distribution, collision frequency, effusion, heat capacity,
(UV) spectrometers, thermogravimetric analyzers (TGA), differential
equipartition of energy), kinetics (microscopic reversibility, relaxation
scanning calorimeters (DSC), and others including equipment for
processes, mechanisms and rate laws, collision and absolute
microscopy, light scattering, and elemental analysis. In addition,
rate theories), quantum mechanics (Schroedinger equations,
the campus provides access to the CSM 2,144 core 23 teraflop
operators and matrix elements, particle-in-a-box, simple harmonic
supercomputer for computational research.
oscillator, rigid rotor, angular momentum, hydrogen atom, hydrogen
wave functions, spin, Pauli principle, LCAO method, MO theory,
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
bonding), spectroscopy (dipole selection rules, rotational spectra,
Science in Chemistry)
term symbols, atomic and molecular electronic spectra, magnetic
spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton selection rules,
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
lasers), statistical thermodynamics (ensembles, partition functions,
described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation
Einstein crystals, Debye crystals), group theory, surface chemistry,
Criteria, the B.S. curricula in chemistry are designed to:

Colorado School of Mines 149
X-ray crystallography, electron diffraction, dielectric constants, dipole
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
moments, and elements of computational chemistry.
Elective
17.0
Laboratory and communication skills
Sophomore
• Analytical methods - gravimetry, titrimetry, sample dissolution,
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
quantitative spectroscopy, GC, HPLC, GC/MS, potentiometry, NMR,
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
AA, ICP-AES
AND ENGINEERS III
• Synthesis techniques - batch reactor assembly, inert-atmosphere
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
manipulations, vacuum line methods, high-temperature methods,
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
high-pressure methods, distillation, recrystallization, extraction,
OPTICS
sublimation, chromatographic purification, product identification
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
• Physical measurements - refractometry, viscometry, colligative
THERMODYNAMICS
properties, FTIR, NMR
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
• Information retrieval - Chemical Abstracts online searching, CA
registry numbers, Beilstein, Gmelin, handbooks, organic syntheses,
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
organic reactions, inorganic syntheses, primary sources, ACS Style
LABORATORY
Guide
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
• Reporting - lab notebook, experiment and research reports, technical
Elective
oral reports
16.0
• Communication - scientific reviews, seminar presentations,
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
publication of research results
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Applications
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
• Elective courses - application of chemistry fundamentals in chemistry
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
elective courses or courses in another discipline; e.g. chemical
LABORATORY
engineering, environmental science, materials science
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
• Internship - summer or semester experience in an industrial or
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
governmental organization working on real-world problems
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
• Undergraduate research - open-ended problem solving in the context
Elective
of a research project
16.5
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
Junior
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
and degree requirements.
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
Degree Requirements (Chemistry Track)
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
Freshman
CHGN341
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO

3.0
1.0
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
SYSTEMS or CBEN 110
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
18.0
AND ENGINEERS I
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
Elective
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
16.0
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
SPECTROSCOPY
(SC1)
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
15.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5

150 Chemistry
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION

18.0
6.0
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
enrollment in CHGN495.
6.0
Senior
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
and degree requirements.
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
Environmental Chemistry Track
ELECT
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Freshman
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
15.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
SYSTEMS or CBEN 110
CHGN401
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
AND ENGINEERS I
ELECT
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Elective
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
16.0
14.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Total Semester Hrs: 133.5
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
(SC1)
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Military Science, ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN are
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
not accepted technical electives. Examples of possible electives that will
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
be recommended to students are:
AND ENGINEERS II
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
Elective
CHGN411
APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
17.0
CHGN430
INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
3.0
Sophomore
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
EBGN305
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
EBGN306
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3.0
AND ENGINEERS III
EBGN310
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
ECONOMICS
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
GEGN206
EARTH MATERIALS
3.0
OPTICS
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
ENGINEERS
THERMODYNAMICS
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
MNGN210
INTRODUCTORY MINING
3.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
LABORATORY
PEGN102
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Elective
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
16.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
LABORATORY
Chemistry or related fields are strongly advised to include undergraduate
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the

Colorado School of Mines 151
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Elective
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
16.5
are not accepted technical electives.
Junior
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
1.0
1.0
Environmental Electives are courses that are directly or indirectly related
LABORATORY
to Environmental Chemistry. Examples include environmental CEEN
CHGN341
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
courses and CHGN462 Microbiology. Students can consult their advisors
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
for further clarification.
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
1.0
1.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Chemistry or related fields are strongly advised to include undergraduate
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
ELECT
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
18.0
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
enrollment in CHGN495.
CHGN353
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
3.0
4.0
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE II
Students are strongly encouraged to go to http://
CHGN323
QUALITATIVE ORGANIC
1.0
3.0
2.0
chemistry.mines.edu for the most up-to-date curriculum flowcharts
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
and degree requirements.
SPECTROSCOPY
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
Biochemistry Track
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
Freshman
ELECT
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
15.0
AND ENGINEERS I
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION

18.0
6.0
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I


4.0
6.0
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
Senior
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
Elective
ELECT
16.0
CHEV
Environmental Elective**
3.0
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
ELECT
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**
3.0
3.0
AND ENGINEERS II
ELECT
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
(SC1)
15.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
Elective
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
17.0
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO
3.0
3.0
Sophomore
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS
4.0
4.0
ELECT
AND ENGINEERS III
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-
2.0
4.0
4.5
14.0
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
Total Semester Hrs: 133.5
OPTICS
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
THERMODYNAMICS

152 Chemistry
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


2.0
CHGN223
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3.0
1.0
ELECT
LABORATORY
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Elective
14.0
16.0
Total Semester Hrs: 132.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
* Technical Electives are courses in any technical field. LAIS, PAGN,
Military Science and ROTC, McBride and the business courses of EBGN
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
3.0
3.0
are not accepted technical electives. * Possible technical electives that
CHGN222
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
will be recommended to students are:
CHGN224
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3.0
1.0
LABORATORY
CHGN403
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3.0
3.0
CHEMISTRY
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
3.0
CHGN462
MICROBIOLOGY
3.0
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
CBEN304
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
Elective
CBEN320
CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3.0
16.5
CBEN321
INTRO TO GENETICS
4.0
Junior
** Chemistry Electives are non-required courses taught within the
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Chemistry Department. In addition, graduate level Chemistry and
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*


4.0
Geochemistry courses taught within the Department are acceptable.
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
CHGN495 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is taught as a
CHGN337
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3.0
1.0
possible chemistry elective. Those aspiring to enter Ph.D. programs in
LABORATORY
Chemistry or related fields are strongly advised to include undergraduate
CHGN341
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
3.0
research in their curricula. The objective of CHGN495 is that students
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A
3.0
4.0
4.0
successfully perform an open-ended research project under the direction
MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I
of a CSM faculty member. Students must demonstrate through the
CHGN395
INTRODUCTION TO

3.0
1.0
preparation of a proposal, prepared in consultation with the potential
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
faculty research advisor and the CHGN495 instructor, that they qualify for
16.0
enrollment in CHGN495.
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
ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
SPECTROSCOPY
Chemistry Minor and ASI Programs
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective I
3.0
3.0
No specific course sequences are suggested for students wishing to
include chemistry minors or areas of special interest in their programs.
CBEN120
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II

4.0
Rather, those students should consult with the Chemistry department
16.0
head (or designated faculty member) to design appropriate sequences.
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
For the purpose of completing a minor in Chemistry, the Organic
CHGN490
CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION

18.0
6.0
Chemistry sequence is exempt from the 100-200 level limit.
6.0
ASI programs include Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Environmental
Senior
Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Refer to the main ASI section of the Bulletin
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
for applicable rules for Areas of Special Interest (http://bulletin.mines.edu/
CHGN429
BIOCHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0
undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi).
CHGN
Chemistry Elective**


3.0
Professors
ELECT
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective II
3.0
3.0
Mark E. Eberhart
TECH ELECT Technical Elective*
3.0
3.0
Mark P. Jensen, Grandey University Chair in Nuclear Science &
FREE
Free Elective
3.0
3.0
Engineering
15.0
Daniel M. Knauss
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective III
3.0
3.0
James F. Ranville
CHGN401
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
3.0
3.0

Colorado School of Mines 153
Ryan M. Richards
Professors Emeriti
Bettina M. Voelker
Scott W. Cowley
Kim R. Williams
Stephen R. Daniel
David T. Wu , Department Head
Dean W. Dickerhoof
Associate Professors
Kenneth W. Edwards
Stephen G. Boyes
Ronald W. Klusman
Matthew C. Posewitz
Donald Langmuir
Alan S. Sellinger
Patrick MacCarthy
Assistant Professors
Michael J. Pavelich
Jenifer C. Braley
E. Craig Simmons
Svitlana Pylypenko
Thomas R. Wildeman
Brian G. Trewyn
John T. Williams
Shubham Vyas
Robert D. Witters
Yongan Yang
Courses
Teaching Professors
CHGN111. INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(S) Introductory college chemistry. Elementary atomic structure and the
Renee L. Falconer
periodic chart, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry
of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, and
Mark R. Seger
properties of gases. Must not be used for elective credit. Does not apply
Teaching Associate Professor
toward undergraduate degree or g.p.a. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab; 3
semester hours.
Angela Sower
CHGN121. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Teaching Assistant Professors
(I, II) Study of matter and energy based on atomic structure, correlation
of properties of elements with position in periodic chart, chemical
Allison G. Caster
bonding, geometry of molecules, phase changes, stoichiometry, solution
chemistry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4
Edward A. Dempsey
semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed General Education
Research Professors
transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
CHGN122. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1). 4.0 Semester Hrs.
Donald L. Macalady
(I, II, S) Continuation of CHGN121 concentrating on chemical kinetics,
Kent J. Voorhees
gas laws, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium
(acid- base, solubility, complexation, and redox). Laboratory experiments
Research Assistant Professors
emphasizing quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
C- or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
Christopher Cox
Fiona Davies
Yuan Yang
Research Faculty
Jesse Hensley
Bryan Pivovar
Robert Rundberg
Affiliated Faculty
Joseph Meyer

154 Chemistry
CHGN125. MOLECULAR ENGINEERING & MATERIALS CHEMISTRY.
CHGN223. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
4.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II, S) Laboratory exercises including purification techniques, synthesis,
(I,II) Studies of the interactions of matter and energy in chemical
and characterization. Experiments are designed to support concepts
reactions and physical processes. Building on principles from CHGN121,
presented in the CHGN221. Students are introduced to Green Chemistry
the course systematically explores the relationships between processes,
principles and methods of synthesis and the use of computational
structures and properties, starting from the atomic and molecular level.
software. Prerequisites: CHGN221 or concurrent enrollment. 3 hours
It provides a framework to apply knowledge of chemical bonding and
laboratory, 1 semester hour.
material properties to engineering design, with an emphasis on the
CHGN224. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Engineering Grand Challenges and the discovery of new process-
(II, S) Laboratory exercises using more advanced synthesis techniques.
structure-property relationships. There is a strong focus on the underlying
Experiments are designed to support concepts presented in CHGN222.
principles of kinetics and equilibrium, and their general applicability,
Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223, and CHGN222 or concurrent
strongly rooted in the first and second law of thermodynamics. Examples
enrollment. 3 hours laboratory, 1 semester hour.
of these principles come primarily from solid-state systems. Laboratory
experiments emphasize conceptual understanding of structure-property
CHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
relationships through both hands-on and computational analysis,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
reinforced by quantitative chemical measurements. Prerequisite: Grade of
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
C- or better in CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
CHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
CHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
for credit under different titles.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
CHGN198LA. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN198LB. SPECIAL TOPICS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN323. QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND APPLIED
CHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
SPECTROSCOPY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(II) Identification, separation and purification of organic compounds
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
including use of modern physical and instrumental methods. Prerequisite:
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Grade of C- or better in CHGN222, CHGN224. 1 hour lecture; 3 hours
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
lab; 2 semester hours.
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN335. INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN209. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 3.0
(II) Principles of AAS, AES, Visible-UV, IR, NMR, XRF, XRD, XPS,
Semester Hrs.
electron, and mass spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography; data
Equivalent with DCGN209,
interpretation. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CHGN122. 3 hours
(I, II, S) Introduction to the fundamental principles of classical
lecture; 3 semester hours.
thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on chemical and phase
CHGN336. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
equilibria. Volume-temperature-pressure relationships for solids, liquids,
(I) Theory and techniques of gravimetry, titrimetry (acid-base,
and gases; ideal and non-ideal gases. Introduction to kineticmolecular
complexometric, redox, precipitation), electrochemical analysis, chemical
theory of ideal gases and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions. Work,
separations; statistical evaluation of data. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or
heat, and application of the First Law to closed systems, including
better in both CHGN122 and CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
chemical reactions. Entropy and the Second and Third Laws; Gibbs Free
semester hours.
Energy. Chemical equilibrium and the equilibrium constant; introduction
to activities & fugacities. One- and two-component phase diagrams;
CHGN337. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
Gibbs Phase Rule. May not also receive credit for CBEN210, MEGN361,
Hr.
or GEGN330. Prerequisites: CHGN121, CHGN122 or CHGN125,
(I) (WI) Laboratory exercises emphasizing sample preparation and
MATH111, MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CHGN336 or concurrent
enrollment. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
CHGN221. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,S) Structure, properties, and reactions of the important classes of
CHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
organic compounds, introduction to reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites:
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, chemistry-related employment for
Grade of C- or better in CHGN122 or CHGN125. 3 hours lecture; 3
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
semester hours.
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
CHGN222. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
0 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative Education credit does not count
(II, S) Continuation of CHGN221. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in
toward graduation except under special conditions.
CHGN221. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN341. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) The chemistry of the elements and periodic trends in reactivity is
discussed. Particular concepts covered include group theory, symmetry,
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.

Colorado School of Mines 155
CHGN351. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE I.
CHGN410. SURFACE CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
4.0 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with MLGN510,
(I,II,S) A study of chemical systems from a molecular physical chemistry
(II) Introduction to colloid systems, capillarity, surface tension and contact
perspective. Includes an introduction to quantum mechanics, atoms and
angle, adsorption from solution, micelles and micro - emulsions, the
molecules, spectroscopy, bonding and symmetry, and an introduction to
solid/gas interface, surface analytical techniques, van der Waal forces,
modern computational chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH225; PHGN200;
electrical properties and colloid stability, some specific colloid systems
Grade of C- or better in CHGN 122 or CHGN 125; and Grade of C- or
(clays, foams and emulsions). Students enrolled for graduate credit in
better in CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester
MLGN510 must complete a special project. Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3
hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
CHGN353. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE
CHGN411. APPLIED RADIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
II. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) This course is designed for those who have a budding interest
(II) A continuation of CHGN351. Includes statistical thermodynamics,
radiochemistry and its applications. A brief overview of radioactivity and
chemical kinetics, chemical reaction mechanisms, electrochemistry, and
general chemistry will be provided in the first three weeks of the course.
selected additional topics. Prerequisite: CHGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
Follow-on weeks will feature segments focusing on the radiochemistry in
hours laboratory; 4 semester hours.
the nuclear fuel cycle, radioisotope production, nuclear forensics and the
environment. Prerequisite: CHGN121 and CHGN122. 3 hours lecture, 3
CHGN395. INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1.0
semester hours.
Semester Hr.
(I) (WI) Introduction to Undergraduate Research is designed to introduce
CHGN422. POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
students to the research endeavor. Topics include ethics, hypothesis
(I) Prerequisites: CHGN221, CHGN223. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
testing, critical evaluation of the scientific literature, scientific writing,
CHGN428. BIOCHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
bibliographic software, and proposal preparation. Prerequisites:
(I) Introductory study of the major molecules of biochemistry: amino
Completion of the chemistry curriculum through the Spring semester of
acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids, and saccharides- their
the sophomore year. Credit: 1 semester hour.
structure, chemistry, biological function, and biosynthesis. Stresses
CHGN396. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Semester Hr.
bioenergetics and the cell as a biological unit of organization. Discussion
(I,II,S) Individual research project for freshman, sophomores or juniors
of classical genetics, molecular genetics, and protein synthesis.
under direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: CHGN222. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
None. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit hours. Repeatable for credit. Seniors
CHGN429. BIOCHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
should take CHGN495 instead of CHGN396.
(I) A continuation of CHGN428. Topics include: nucleotide synthesis;
CHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
DNA repair, replication and recombination; transcription, translation
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
and regulation; proteomics; lipid and amino acid synthesis; protein
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
target and degradation; membranes; receptors and signal transduction.
once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable
Prerequisites: CHGN428. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
for credit under different titles.
CHGN430. INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester
CHGN398LA. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-6 Semester Hr.
Hrs.
Equivalent with CHEN415,MLGN530,
CHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I) An introduction to the chemistry and physics of macromolecules.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
Topics include the properties and statistics of polymer solutions,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
measurements of molecular weights, molecular weight distributions,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
properties of bulk polymers, mechanisms of polymer formation, and
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
properties of thermosets and thermoplastics including elastomers. Pre
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
requisite: CHGN222. 3 hour lecture, 3 semester hours.
CHGN401. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN462. MICROBIOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) The chemistry of the elements and several applications are related
Equivalent with CHGN562,ESGN580,
to inorganic chemistry are considered in this course. Particular concepts
(II)?This course will cover the basic fundamentals of microbiology, such
covered include experimental techniques, chemistry specific to groups
as structure and function of prokaryotic versus eukaryotic cells; viruses;
of elements, catalysis and industrial processes, inorganic materials
classification of microorganisms; microbial metabolism, energetics,
and nanotechnology, and other applications of inorganic chemistry.
genetics, growth and diversity, microbial interactions with plants, animals,
Prerequisite: CHGN341. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and other microbes. Special focus will be on pathogenic bacteriology,
CHGN403. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0
virology, and parasitology including disease symptoms, transmission, and
Semester Hrs.
treatment. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
Equivalent with CHGC505,
CHGN475. COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Processes by which natural and anthro?pogenic chemicals interact,
(II) This class provides a survey of techniques of computational
react and are transformed and redistributed in various environmental
chemistry, including quantum mechanics (both Hartree-Fock and density
compartments. Air, soil and aqueous (fresh and saline surface and
functional approaches) and molecular dynamics. Emphasis is given to the
groundwaters) environments are covered, along with specialized envi?
integration of these techniques with experimental programs of molecular
ronments such as waste treatment facilities and the upper atmosphere.
design and development. Prerequisites: CHGN351, CHGN401. 3 hours
Prerequisites: CHGN222, CHGN209 or CBEN210. 3 hours lecture; 3
lecture; 3 semester hours.
semester hours.

156 Chemistry
CHGN490. CHEMISTRY FIELD SESSION. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
(S) (WI) Professional-level chemistry experience featuring modules
including organic/polymer synthesis and characterization, inorganic
nanomaterial investigations, computational chemistry, environmental
chemical analysis , biochemistry and technical report writing.
Prerequisites: CHGN323, CHGN341, and CHGN353. 6-week summer
session; 6 semester hours.
CHGN495. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 1-5 Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) (WI) Individual research project under direction of a member of
the Departmental faculty. Prerequisites: selection of a research topic and
advisor, preparation and approval of a research proposal, completion of
chemistry curriculum through the junior year. Variable credit; 1 to 5 credit
hours. Repeatable for credit.
CHGN496A. SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE. 16.0 Semester Hrs.
CHGN497. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) Individual internship experience with an industrial, academic,
or governmental host supervised by a Departmental faculty member.
Prerequisites: Completion of chemistry curriculum through the junior year.
Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
CHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. 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.
CHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 157
Metallurgical and Materials
and micro-thermal-analysis/mass spectrometry. Metallurgical and
materials engineering involves all of the processes that transform
Engineering
precursor materials into final engineered products adapted to human
needs. The objective of the metallurgical and materials engineering
2016-2017
program is to impart a fundamental knowledge of materials processing,
properties, selection and application in order to provide graduates with
Program Description
the background and skills needed for successful careers in materials-
related industries, for continued education toward graduate degrees and
Metallurgical and materials engineering plays a role in all manufacturing
for the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines.
processes which convert raw materials into useful products adapted
to human needs. The primary goal of the Metallurgical and Materials
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Engineering program is to provide undergraduates with a fundamental
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knowledge base associated with materials-processing, their properties,
Baltimore, MD 21202-4012
and their selection and application. Upon graduation, students will
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have acquired and developed the necessary background and skills for
successful careers in materials related industries. Furthermore, the
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
benefits of continued education toward graduate degrees and other
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
avenues, and the pursuit of knowledge in other disciplines should be well
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
inculcated.
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in
either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The emphasis in the Department is on materials processing operations
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
which encompass: the conversion of mineral and chemical resources into
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
metallic, ceramic or polymeric materials; the synthesis of new materials;
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
refining and processing to produce high performance materials for
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
applications from consumer products to aerospace and electronics;
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
the development of mechanical, chemical and physical properties of
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
materials related to their processing and structure; and the selection of
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
materials for specific applications.
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
The metallurgical and materials engineering discipline is founded on
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
fundamentals in chemistry, mathematics and physics which contribute
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
to building the knowledge base and developing the skills for the
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
processing of materials so as to achieve specifications requested for
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
a particular industrial or advanced product. The engineering principles
in this discipline include: crystal structure and structural analysis,
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
thermodynamics of materials, reaction kinetics, transport phenomena,
(MME) Program Educational Objectives
phase equilibria, phase transformations, microstructural evolution,
mechanical behavior, and properties of materials.
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) program emphasizes
the structure, properties, processing and performance of materials.
The core-discipline fundamentals are applied to a broad range of
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe
materials processes including extraction and refining of materials,
what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.
alloy development, casting, mechanical working, joining and forming,
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program at CSM prepares
ceramic particle processing, high temperature reactions and synthesis
graduates who:
of engineered materials. In each stage of processing, the effects of
resultant microstructures and morphologies on materials properties and
1. obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
performance are emphasized.
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science, or
other fields;
Laboratories, located in Nathaniel Hill Hall, are among the finest in
2. demonstrate advancement in their chosen careers;
the nation. The laboratories, in conjunction with classroom instruction,
3. engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
provide for a well-integrated education of the undergraduates working
education activities.
towards their baccalaureate degrees. These facilities are well equipped
and dedicated to: particulate and chemical/extraction, metallurgical and
The three MME program educational objectives were determined by
materials processing, foundry science, corrosion and hydro/electro-
using inputs from program constituencies (faculty, students, visiting
metallurgical studies, physical and mechanical metallurgy, welding and
committee, industry recruiters and alumni). These objectives are
joining, forming, processing and testing of ceramic materials. Mechanical
consistent with those of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). CSM is an
testing facilities include computerized machines for tension, compression,
engineering and applied science institution, dedicated to the education
torsion, toughness, fatigue and thermo-mechanical testing.
and training of students who will be stewards of the earth's resources.
There are also other highly specialized research laboratories dedicated
Curriculum
to: vapor deposition, and both plasma and high-temperature reaction
systems. Supporting analytical laboratories also exist for surface
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME) curriculum is
analysis, emission spectrometry, X-ray analysis, optical microscopy
organized to educate students in the fundamentals of materials (MME
and image analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy,

158 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Basics) and their applications (MME Applications) with the option of
4. Biomaterials
pursuing a track in one of four focus areas.
D. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
A. MME Basics: The basic curriculum in the Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program goals and
Engineering program will provide a background in the following topic
to satisfy the curriculum requirements. The time sequence of courses
areas:
organized by degree program, year and semester, is listed below.
1. Crystal Structures and Structural Analysis: crystal systems; symmetry
Degree Requirements (Metallurgical and
elements and Miller indices; atomic bonding; metallic, ceramic and
Materials Engineering)
polymeric structures; x-ray and electron diffraction; stereographic
projection and crystal orientation; long range order; defects in
The B.S. curricula in metallurgical and materials engineering are outlined
materials.
below:
2. Thermodynamics of Materials: heat and mass balances;
Freshman
thermodynamic laws; chemical potential and chemical equilibrium;
solution thermodynamics & solution models; partial molar and excess
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
quantities; solid state thermodynamics; thermodynamics of surfaces;
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
electrochemistry.
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
3. Transport Phenomena and Kinetics: Heat, mass and momentum
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
transport; transport properties of fluids; diffusion mechanisms;
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
reaction kinetics; nucleation and growth kinetics.
SYSTEMS or CBEN 110
4. Phase Equilibria: phase rule; binary and ternary systems;
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
microstructural evolution; defects in crystals; surface phenomena;
AND ENGINEERS I
phase transformations: eutectic, eutectoid, martensitic, nucleation
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
and growth, recovery; microstructural evolution; strengthening
Elective
mechanisms; quantitative stereology; heat treatment.
17.0
5. Properties of Materials: mechanical properties; chemical properties
(oxidation and corrosion); electrical, magnetic and optical properties:
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
failure analysis.
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
(SC1) or 125
B. MME Applications: The course content in the Metallurgical and
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
Materials Engineering program emphasizes the following applications:
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
1. Materials Processing: particulate processing; thermo- and electro-
AND ENGINEERS II
chemical materials processing; hydrometallurgical processing;
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
synthesis of materials; deformation processing; solidification and
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
casting; welding and joining.
Elective
2. Design and Application of Materials: materials selection; ferrous
16.0
and nonferrous metals; ceramics; polymers; composites; electronic
Sophomore
materials.
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
3. Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments: statistical
CHGN209
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL


3.0
process control; process capability analysis; design of experiments.
THERMODYNAMICS
C. MME Curriculum Requirements: The Metallurgical and Materials
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
Engineering course sequence is designed to fulfill the program
AND ENGINEERS III
educational objectives. In addition, there are four focus areas within
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering curriculum. Students have
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
the option to select one of these focus areas by pursuing one of four
OPTICS
tracks. A track is not required to obtain a degree in Metallurgical and
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS


3.0
Materials Engineering. Only a single track can be taken as part of the
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
degree. The track designation will only appear on the transcript and it
Elective
does not appear on the diploma. To pursue a track, the student must
file appropriate paper work with the registrar and the student will need
15.0
to fulfill the curricular requirements for that track as listed below. Once a
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
track has been declared the student can change their track or return to
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
the basic curriculum by submitting appropriate paperwork to the registrar.
TECH ELECT Restricted Technical Elective**


3.0
The four focus areas (tracks) in MME are:
CEEN241
STATICS


3.0
EPIC251
DESIGN (EPICS) II


3.0
1. Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
2. Ceramic and Electronic Materials
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
3. Physicochemical Processing of Materials

Colorado School of Mines 159
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
Elective
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
18.5
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN272
PARTICULATE MATERIALS


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
PROCESSING
CHARACTERIZATION AND
SELECTION
3.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
Junior
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS


1.0
LABORATORY
18.0
MTGN351
METALLURGICAL AND


3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS
** Restricted Electives:
MTGN381
INTRODUCTION TO PHASE


2.0
EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
CBEN120
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II
4.0
SYSTEMS
CEEN301
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
3.0
CEEN311
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS


3.0
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective I


3.0
CHGN221
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
CHGN335
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
3.0
18.0
CHGN336
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
3.0
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
CHGN351
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY: A MOLECULAR
4.0
MTGN334
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF


3.0
PERSPECTIVE I
MATERIALS
CSCI261
PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS
3.0
MTGN334L
CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF


1.0
EENG281
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS,
3.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
ELECTRONICS AND POWER
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL


3.0
ENGY200
INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY
3.0
DEVELOPMENT
MATH201
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR
3.0
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL


1.0
ENGINEERS
DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA
3.0
MTGN352
METALLURGICAL AND


3.0
MATH348
ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
3.0
MATERIALS KINETICS
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
4.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective II


3.0
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
17.0
Physical and Manufacturing Metallurgy Track requires:
Senior
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


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


1.0
Freshman Year


33.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
33.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


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


2.0
Sophomore Year


36.5
AND REACTOR DESIGN
36.5
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
Junior
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
Junior Year


35.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
35.0
LABORATORY
Senior
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Elective III (400 Level)


3.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
16.0
MATERIALS

160 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
Senior
MATERIALS LABORATORY
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
MATERIALS
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
MATERIALS LABORATORY
AND REACTOR DESIGN
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
EXPERIMENTS
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
AND REACTOR DESIGN
LABORATORY
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective


3.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
16.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
LABORATORY
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN
Restricted Track MTGN Elective##


3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
16.0
SELECTION
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
SYNTHESIS,
MTGN442
ENGINEERING ALLOYS


3.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
SELECTION
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
18.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Cluster Elective


3.0
18.0
MTGN300
FOUNDRY METALLURGY
2.0
MTGN300L
FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY
1.0
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN464
FORGING AND FORMING
2.0
MTGN414
PROCESSING OF CERAMICS
3.0
MTGN464L
FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN456
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
2.0
MTGN475
METALLURGY OF WELDING
2.0
MTGN456L
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN475L
METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY
1.0
MTGN465
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS
3.0
MTGN469
FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
3.0
Ceramic and Electronic Materials Track requires:
CHGN410
SURFACE CHEMISTRY
3.0
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
PHGN419
PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
3.0
PHGN435
INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
3.0
Freshman
PROCESSING LABORATORY
lec
lab sem.hrs
## Restricted Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following
Freshman Year


33.0
courses:
33.0
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
35.0

Colorado School of Mines 161
Freshman
Biomaterials Track requires:
lec
lab sem.hrs
Sophomore and Junior Year is the same as the MME degree
Freshman Year


33.0
33.0
Freshman
Sophomore
lec
lab sem.hrs
lec
lab sem.hrs
Freshman Year


33.0
Sophomore Year


36.5
33.0
36.5
Sophomore
Junior
lec
lab sem.hrs
lec
lab sem.hrs
Sophomore Year


36.5
Junior Year


35.0
36.5
35.0
Junior
Senior
lec
lab sem.hrs
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
Junior Year


35.0
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
35.0
MATERIALS
Senior
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
MATERIALS LABORATORY
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


3.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
MATERIALS
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF


1.0
EXPERIMENTS
MATERIALS LABORATORY
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
MTGN450
STATISTICAL PROCESS


3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
EXPERIMENTS
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
MTGN461
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


2.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
AND REACTOR DESIGN
FOR METALLURGICAL AND
LABORATORY
MATERIALS ENGINEERS
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
MTGN461L
TRANSPORT PHENOMENA


1.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
AND REACTOR DESIGN
16.0
LABORATORY
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
MTGN472
BIOMATERIALS I


3.0
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
16.0
CHARACTERIZATION AND
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
SELECTION
MTGN466
MATERIALS DESIGN:


3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
SYNTHESIS,
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
CHARACTERIZATION AND
MTGN
Track MTGN Elective#


3.0
SELECTION
MTGN
MTGN Elective


3.0
MTGN415
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND


3.0
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective


3.0
APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
MTGN463
POLYMER ENGINEERING


3.0
18.0
MTGN570
BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF


3.0
MATERIALS
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS Restricted Elective


3.0
# Track MTGN Electives must be selected from the following courses:
FREE
Free Elective


3.0
18.0
MTGN430
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND
3.0
STEELMAKING
Total Semester Hrs: 138.5
MTGN431
HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY
3.0
# Track MTGN Elective must be selected from the following courses:
MTGN432
PYROMETALLURGY
3.0
MTGN532
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING I -
3.0
MTGN412
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
3.0
COMMINUTION AND PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS
MTGN451
CORROSION ENGINEERING
3.0
MTGN533
PARTICULATE MATERIAL PROCESSING II -
3.0
APPLIED SEPARATIONS

162 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Five Year Combined Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Recommended Courses: The following courses are recommended
Baccalaureate and Master of Engineering in Metallurgical and Materials
for students seeking to earn a minor in metallurgical and materials
Engineering, with an Electronic-Materials Emphasis.*
engineering:
The Departments of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Physics
MTGN202
ENGINEERED MATERIALS
3.0
collaborate to offer a five-year program designed to meet the needs of
MTGN311
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS
3.0
the electronics and similar high-tech industries. Students who satisfy
MTGN311L
STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
1.0
the requirements of the program obtain an undergraduate degree in
MTGN348
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
3.0
either Engineering Physics or in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
in four years and a Master of Engineering degree in Metallurgical
MTGN348L
MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
1.0
and Materials Engineering at the end of the fifth year. The program is
LABORATORY
designed to provide a strong background in science fundamentals, as
MTGN445
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
3.0
well as specialized training in the materials-science and processing
MTGN445L
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
1.0
needs of these industries. Thus, the educational objective of the program
LABORATORY
is to provide students with the specific educational requirements to
300- or 400- level course in metallurgical and materials engineering
3.0
begin a career in microelectronics and, at the same time, a broad and
flexible background necessary to remain competitive in this exciting and
Total Semester Hrs
18.0
rapidly changing industry. The undergraduate electives which satisfy
Other sequences are permissible to suit the special interests of individual
the requirements of the program and an overall curriculum need to be
students. These other sequences need to be discussed and approved by
discussed with the student’s advisor and approved by the Physics or
the department head in metallurgical and materials engineering.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Departments. A Program Mentor
in each Department can also provide counseling on the program.
Explosive Processing of Materials Minor
Application for admission to this program should be made during the first
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen Liu
semester of the sophomore year (in special cases, later entry may be
approved, upon review, by one of the program mentors). Undergraduate
There are very few academic explosive engineering-related programs
students admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 grade-point
in the United States of America and around the world. In fact, Colorado
average or better. The graduate segment of the program requires a case
School of Mines is the only educational institution that offers an explosive
study report, submitted to the student’s graduate advisor. Additional
processing of materials minor program in the U.S.A. Built to the tradition
details on the Master of Engineering can be found in the Graduate
of combining academic education with hands-on experience of CSM,
Degree and Requirements section of the Graduate Bulletin. The case
this minor program will prepare the students for new and developing
study is started during the student’s senior design-project and completed
applications in materials joining, forming and synthesis that involve the
during the year of graduate study. A student admitted to the program is
use of explosives.
expected to select a graduate advisor, in advance of the graduate-studies
Under proper development of courses and background in explosives,
final year, and prior to the start of their senior year. The case-study topic
students enrolled in this program will apply these energetic materials
is then identified and selected in consultation with the graduate advisor.
to the processing of traditional and advanced materials. The program
A formal application, during the senior year, for admission to the graduate
focuses on the microstructural and property development in materials as
program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering must be submitted to
a function of deformation rate. Selection of suitable explosives and proper
the Graduate School. Students who have maintained all the standards
parameters, selection of specific materials for explosive processing and
of the program requirements leading up to this step, can expect to be
application, and optimization of post-processing properties are the three
admitted.
major attributes acquired at the completion of this minor program. With
*
Additional “Emphasis” areas are being developed in conjunction with
the help of the program advisor, the students will design and select the
other Departments on Campus.
proper course sequence and complete a hands-on research project
under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
Professors
Minor in Metallurgical and Materials
Ivar E. Reimanis, Interim Department Head, Herman F. Coors
Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Ceramics
A minor program in metallurgical and materials engineering consists of a
Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor
minimum of 18 credit hours of a logical sequence of courses. Students
majoring in metallurgical and material engineering are not eligible to earn
Michael J. Kaufman, Dean of CASE
a minor in the department.
Stephen Liu, American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair Professor of
A minor program declaration (available in the Registrar's Office) must
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
be submitted for approval prior to the student's completion of half of the
hours proposed to constitute the program. Approvals are required from
Ryan P. O'Hayre
the department head of metallurgical and materials engineering, the
John G. Speer, John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of
student's advisor, and the department head or division director in the
Metallrugical and Materials Engineering
department or division in which the student is enrolled.

Colorado School of Mines 163
Patrick R. Taylor, George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical
MTGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
Metallurgy
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
Chester J. Van Tyne, Associate Department Head
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent Study Form
Associate Professors
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Amy Clarke
Repeatable for credit.
MTGN202. ENGINEERED MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Kip O. Findley
Equivalent with SYGN202,
Brian P. Gorman
(I,II,S) Introduction to the structure, properties, and processing of
materials. The historical role that engineered and natural materials have
Jeffrey C. King
made on the advance of civilization. Engineered materials and their life
cycles through processing, use, disposal, and recycle. The impact that
Steven W. Thompson
engineered materials have on selected systems to show the breadth of
Assistant Professors
properties that are important and how they can be controlled by proper
material processing. Recent trends in materials development mimicking
Geoff L. Brennecka
natural materials in the context of the structure and functionality of
material in living systems. Prerequisites: CHGN122 or CHGN125,
Kester Clarke
MATH112, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
Emmanuel De Moor
MTGN272. PARTICULATE MATERIALS PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
Corinne E. Packard
(S) Summer session. Characterization and production of particles.
Physical and interfacial phenomena associated with particulate
Vladen Stevanovic
processes. Applications to metal and ceramic powder processing.
Zhenzhen Yu
Laboratory projects and plant visits. Prerequisites: CHGN209 and
PHGN200. 3 weeks; 3 semester hours.
Teaching Associate Professor
MTGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
Gerald Bourne
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Emeriti Professors
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
George S. Ansell, President Emeritus
for credit under different titles.
Glen R. Edwards, University Professor Emeritus
MTGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
John P. Hager, University Professor Emeritus
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
George Krauss, University Professor Emeritus
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent Study Form
Gerard P. Martins
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit.
David K. Matlock, University Professor Emeritus
MTGN300. FOUNDRY METALLURGY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Brajendra Mishra, University Professor Emeritus
(II) Design and metallurgical aspects of casting, patterns, molding
materials and processes, solidification processes, risers and gating
John J. Moore
concepts, casting defects and inspection, melting practice, cast
alloy selection. Prerequisite: PHGN200 or PHGN210. Co-requisite:
David L. Olson, University Professor Emeritus
MTGN300L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
Dennis W. Readey, Universtiy Professor Emeritus
MTGN300L. FOUNDRY METALLURGY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
Hr.
Emeriti Associate Professors
Equivalent with MTGN302,
(II) Experiments in the foundry designed to supplement the lectures of
Gerald L. DePoorter
MTGN300. Co-requisite: MTGN300. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Robert H. Frost
MTGN311. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Principles of crystallography and crystal chemistry. Characterization
Courses
of crystalline materials using X-ray diffraction techniques. Applications
MTGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
to include compound identification, lattice parameter measurement,
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
orientation of single crystals, and crystal structure determination.
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
Prerequisites: PHGN200 or PHGN210 and MTGN202. Co-requisite:
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
MTGN311L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.

164 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN311L. STRUCTURE OF MATERIALS LABORATORY. 1.0
MTGN352. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS KINETICS. 3.0
Semester Hr.
Semester Hrs.
(I) (WI) Experiments in structure of materials to supplement the lectures
(II) Introduction to reaction kinetics: chemical kinetics, atomic and
of MTGN311. Co-requisite: MTGN311. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
molecular diffusion, surface thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces
and nucleation-and-growth. Applications to materials processing and
MTGN334. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester
performance aspects associated with gas/solid reactions, precipitation
Hrs.
and dissolltion behavior, oxidation and corrosion, purification of
(II) Development and application of fundamental principles related to
semiconductors, carburizing of steel, formation of p-n junctions and other
the processing of metals and materials by thermochemical and aqueous
important materials systems. Prerequisite: MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3
and fused salt electrochemical/chemical routes. The course material
semester hours.
is presented within the framework of a formalism that examines the
physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics
MTGN381. INTRODUCTION TO PHASE EQUILIBRIA IN MATERIALS
inherent to a wide selection of chemical processing systems. The
SYSTEMS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
general formalism provides for a transferable knowledge-base to other
(I) Review of the concepts of chemical equilibrium and derivation of the
systems not specifically covered in the course. Prerequisites: MTGN272,
Gibbs phase rule. Application of the Gibbs phase rule to interpreting
MTGN351 and (EPIC251 or EPIC252 or EPIC261 or EPIC262 or
one, two and three component phase equilibrium diagrams. Application
EPIC263 or EPIC264 or EPIC265 or EPIC266 or EPIC267 or EPIC268
to alloy and ceramic materials systems. Emphasis on the evolution of
or EPIC269 or EPIC271). Co-requisites: MTGN334L. 3 hours lecture, 3
phases and their amounts and the resulting microstructural development.
semester hours.
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MTGN351. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
MTGN334L. CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF MATERIALS
MTGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(II) Experiments in chemical processing of materials to supplement the
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
lectures of MTGN334. Co-requisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lab; 1 semester
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
hour.
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
for credit under different titles.
MTGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
MTGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
(I, II, S) Independent work leading to a comprehensive report. This work
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory work. Choice
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
of problem is arranged between student and a specific department
1 to 3 semester hours. Cooperative education credit does not count
faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent Study Form
toward graduation except under special conditions. Repeatable.
must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3 semester hours.
Repeatable for credit.
MTGN348. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) An introduction to the relationships between microstructure and
MTGN403. SENIOR THESIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
properties of materials, with emphasis on metallic and ceramic systems;
(I, II) Two semester individual research under the direction of members
Fundamentals of imperfections in crystalline materials on material
of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering faculty. Work may include
behavior; recrystallization and grain growth; strengthening mechanisms:
library and laboratory research on topics of relevance. Oral presentation
grain refinement, solid solution strengthening, precipitation strengthening,
will be given at the end of the second semester and written thesis
and microstructural strengthening; and phase transformations.
submitted to the committee for evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing
Prerequisite: MTGN311 and MTGN351. Co-requisite: MTGN348L. 3
in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. 3 hours per
hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
semester. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.
MTGN348L. MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY.
MTGN407. STEEL BAR MANUFACTURING. 1.0 Semester Hr.
1.0 Semester Hr.
(I) Facilities and metallurgical principles for manufacturing carbon and
(II) (WI) Experiments in microstructural development of materials to
low alloy steel bars that are further transformed into high performance
supplement the lectures of MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN348. 3 hours
parts. Discussion of steel melting, ladle refining, casting, hot rolling, heat
lab; 1 semester hour.
treatment, final processing, inspection and testing methods. Implications
of process design and control on chemical uniformity, macrostructure,
MTGN351. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS THERMODYNAMICS.
microstructure, internal quality, surface quality, mechanical properties and
3.0 Semester Hrs.
residual stresses. Review of customer processes and requirements for
(I) Applications of thermodynamics in extractive and physical metallurgy
manufacturing parts from bars by hot or cold forging, machining, surface
and materials science. Thermodynamics of solutions including solution
treating, and heat treating. Applications include crankshafts, gears,
models, calculation of activities from phase diagrams, and measurements
axles, drive shafts, springs, bearings, rails, line pipe, oil well casing, etc.
of thermodynamic properties of alloys and slags. Reaction equilibria
Prerequisite: MTGN348. 1 hour lecture; 1.0 semester hour.
with examples in alloy systems and slags. Phase stability analysis.
Thermodynamic properties of phase diagrams in material systems, defect
MTGN412. CERAMIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
equilibrium and interactions. Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3 hours lecture, 3
(I) Application of engineering principles to nonmetallic and ceramic
semester hours.
materials. Processing of raw materials and production of ceramic bodies,
glazes, glasses, enamels, and cements. Firing processes and reactions
in glass bonded as well as mechanically bonded systems. Prerequisite:
MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

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MTGN414. PROCESSING OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN442. ENGINEERING ALLOYS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(II) Principles of ceramic processing and the relationship between
(II) This course is intended to be an important component of the physical
processing and microstructure. Raw materials and raw materials
metallurgy sequence, to reinforce and integrate principles from earlier
preparation, forming and fabrication, thermal processing, and finishing
courses, and enhance the breadth and depth of understanding of
of ceramic materials will be covered. Principles will be illustrated by case
concepts in a wide variety of alloy systems. Metallic systems considered
studies on specific ceramic materials. A project to design a ceramic
include iron and steels, copper, aluminum, titanium, superalloys,
fabrication process is required. Field trips to local ceramic manufacturing
etc. Phase stability, microstructural evolution and structure/property
operations. Prerequisite: MTGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
relationships are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTGN348. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.
MTGN415. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF
MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN445. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS. 3.0
(II) Survey of the electrical properties of materials, and the applications
Semester Hrs.
of materials as electrical circuit components. The effects of chemistry,
(I) Mechanical properties and relationships. Plastic deformation of
processing and microstructure on the electrical properties. Functions,
crystalline materials. Relationships of microstructures to mechanical
performance requirements and testing methods of materials for each type
strength. Fracture, creep, and fatigue. Prerequisite: MTGN348. Co-
of circuit component. General topics covered are conductors, resistors,
requisite: MTGN445L. 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
insulators, capacitors, energy converters, magnetic materials and
MTGN445L. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
integrated circuits. Prerequisites: PHGN200, MTGN311 or MLGN501. 3
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) (WI) Laboratory sessions devoted to advanced mechanical-testing
MTGN419. NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
techniques to illustrate the application of the fundamentals presented
(II) Introduction to the principles of glass science-andengineering
in the lectures of MTGN445. Co-requisite: MTGN445. 3 hours lab; 1
and non-crystalline materials in general. Glass formation, structure,
semester hour.
crystallization and properties will be covered, along with a survey
MTGN450. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AND DESIGN OF
of commercial glass compositions, manufacturing processes and
EXPERIMENTS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
applications. Prerequisites: MTGN311 or MLGN501, MLGN512/
(I) Introduction to statistical process control, process capability analysis
MTGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and experimental design techniques. Statistical process control theory
MTGN429. METALLURGICAL ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
and techniques developed and applied to control charts for variables and
(I) Examination of the interface between metallurgical process
attributes involved in process control and evaluation. Process capability
engineering and environmental engineering. Wastes, effluents and their
concepts developed and applied to the evaluation of manufacturing
point sources in metallurgical processes such as mineral concentration,
processes. Theory of designed experiments developed and applied to
value extraction and process metallurgy are studied in context.
full factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, screening
Fundamentals of metallurgical unit operations and unit processes with
experiments, multilevel experiments and mixture experiments. Analysis
those applicable to waste and effluent control, disposal and materials
of designed experiments by graphical and statistical techniques.
recycling are covered. Engineering design and engineering cost
Introduction to computer software for statistical process control and for
components are also included for selected examples. Fundamentals and
the design and analysis of experiments. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours
applications receive equal coverage. Prerequisites: MTGN334. 3 hours
lecture, 3 semester hours.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
MTGN451. CORROSION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN430. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF IRON AND STEELMAKING.
(II) Principles of electrochemistry. Corrosion mechanisms. Methods of
3.0 Semester Hrs.
corrosion control including cathodic and anodic protection and coatings.
(I) Physical chemistry principles of blast furnace and direct reduction
Examples, from various industries, of corrosion problems and solutions.
production of iron and refining of iron to steel. Discussion of raw
Prerequisite: CHGN209. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
materials, productivity, impurity removal, deoxidation, alloy additions, and
MTGN456. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
ladle metallurgy. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester
(II) Introduction to electron optics and the design and application of
hours.
transmission and scanning electron microscopes. Interpretation of images
MTGN431. HYDRO- AND ELECTRO-METALLURGY. 3.0 Semester
produced by various contrast mechanisms. Electron diffraction analysis
Hrs.
and the indexing of electron diffraction patterns. Prerequisite: MTGN311.
(I) Physicochemical principles associated with the extraction and refining
Co-requisite: MTGN456L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
of metals by hydro- and electrometallurgical techniques. Discussion of
MTGN456L. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
unit processes in hydrometallurgy, electrowinning, and electrorefining.
Hr.
Analysis of integrated flowsheets for the recovery of nonferrous metals.
Equivalent with MTGN458,
Prerequisites: MTGN334, MTGN351 and MTGN352. Co-requisite:
(II) Laboratory exercises to illustrate specimen preparation techniques,
MTGN461. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
microscope operation, and the interpretation of images produced from a
MTGN432. PYROMETALLURGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
variety of specimens, and to supplement the lectures in MTGN456. Co-
(II) Extraction and refining of metals including emerging practices.
requisite: MTGN456. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
Modifications driven by environmental regulations and by energy
minimization. Analysis and design of processes and the impact of
economic constraints. Prerequisite: MTGN334. 3 hours lecture; 3
semester hours.

166 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
MTGN461. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN FOR
MTGN466. MATERIALS DESIGN: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERS. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
AND SELECTION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Introduction to the conserved-quantities: momentum, heat, and mass
(II) (WI) Application of fundamental materials-engineering principles to
transfer, and application of chemical kinetics to elementary reactor-
the design of systems for extraction and synthesis, and to the selection
design. Examples from materials processing and process metallurgy.
of materials. Systems covered range from those used for metallurgical
Molecular transport properties: viscosity, thermal conductivity, and
processing to those used for processing of emergent materials.
mass diffusivity of materials encountered during processing operations.
Microstructural design, characterization and properties evaluation
Uni-directional transport: problem formulation based on the required
provide the basis for linking synthesis to applications. Selection criteria
balance of the conserved- quantity applied to a control-volume. Prediction
tied to specific requirements such as corrosion resistance, wear and
of velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. Equations of
abrasion resistance, high temperature service, cryogenic service,
change: continuity, motion, and energy. Transport with two independent
vacuum systems, automotive systems, electronic and optical systems,
variables (unsteady-state behavior). Interphase transport: dimensionless
high strength/weight ratios, recycling, economics and safety issues.
correlations friction factor, heat, and mass transfer coefficients.
Materials investigated include mature and emergent metallic, ceramic
Elementary concepts of radiation heat-transfer. Flow behavior in packed
and composite systems used in the manufacturing and fabrication
beds. Design equations for: continuous- flow/batch reactors with uniform
industries. Student-team designactivities including oral- and written?
dispersion and plug flow reactors. Digital computer methods for the
reports. Prerequisite: MTGN351, MTGN352, MTGN445 and MTGN461. 1
design of metallurgical systems. Prerequisites: MATH225, MTGN334 and
hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
MTGN352. Co-requisite: MTGN461L. 2 hours lecture, 2 semester hours.
MTGN469. FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 3.0 Semester
MTGN461L. TRANSPORT PHENOMENA AND REACTOR DESIGN
Hrs.
LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.
Equivalent with CHEN469,EGGN469,
(II) Experiments in transport phenomena and reactor design to
(I) Investigate fundamentals of fuel-cell operation and electrochemistry
supplement the lectures of MTGN461. Co-requisite: MTGN461. 3 hours
from a chemical-thermodynamics and materials- science perspective.
lab; 1 semester hour.
Review types of fuel cells, fuel-processing requirements and approaches,
and fuel-cell system integration. Examine current topics in fuel-cell
MTGN462. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0
science and technology. Fabricate and test operational fuel cells in the
Semester Hrs.
Colorado Fuel Cell Center. Prerequisites: MEGN361 or CBEN357 or
(I) This course will examine, using case studies, how industry applies
MTGN351. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
engineering principles to minimize waste formation and to meet solid
waste recycling challenges. Both proven and emerging solutions to solid
MTGN472. BIOMATERIALS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
waste environmental problems, especially those associated with metals,
(I) This course covers a broad overview on materials science and
will be discussed. Prerequisites: CEEN301, CEEN302, and CHGN403. 3
engineering principles for biomedical applications, and is organized
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
around three main topics: 1) The fundamental properties of biomaterials;
2) The fundamental concepts in biology; 3) The interactions between
MTGN463. POLYMER ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
biological systems with exogenous materials. Particular emphasis will
(II) Introduction to the structure and properties of polymeric materials,
be put on understanding surface energy and surface modification;
their deformation and failure mechanisms, and the design and fabrication
protein adsorption; cell adhesion, spreading and migration; Biomaterials
of polymeric end items. Molecular and crystallographic structures of
implantation and acute inflammation; blood-materials interactions and
polymers will be developed and related to the elastic, viscoelastic,
thrombosis; biofilm and biomaterials-related pathological reactions. In
yield and fracture properties of polymeric solids and reinforced polymer
addition to the reign of biomedical materials, this course also introduces
composites. Emphasis on forming and joining techniques for end-item
the basic principles of bio-mimetic materials synthesis and assembly.
fabrication including: extrusion, injection molding, reaction injection
Prerequisites: MTGN202 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
molding, thermoforming, and blow molding. The design of end-items in
relation to: materials selection, manufacturing engineering, properties,
MTGN475. METALLURGY OF WELDING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
and applications. Prerequisite: none. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I) Introduction to welding processes; thermal aspects; selection of
filler metals; stresses; stress relief and annealing; pre- and postweld
MTGN464. FORGING AND FORMING. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
heat treating; weld defects; welding ferrous and nonferrous alloys;
(II) Introduction to plasticity. Survey and analysis of working operations
weld metal phase transformations; metallurgical evaluation of resulting
of forging, extrusion, rolling, wire drawing and sheet-metal forming.
weld microstructures and properties; and welding tests. Prerequisite:
Metallurgical structure evolution during working. Prerequisites: CEEN311
MTGN348. Co-requisite: MTGN475L. 2 hours lecture; 2 semester hours.
and MTGN348 or EGGN350. Co-requisite: MTGN-464L. 2 hours lecture;
2 semester hours.
MTGN475L. METALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY. 1.0
Semester Hr.
MTGN464L. FORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester
Equivalent with MTGN477,
Hr.
(I) Experiments designed to supplement the lectures in MTGN475. Co-
(II) Experiments in forging and forming to supplement the lectures of
requisite: MTGN475. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN464. Co-requisite: MTGN464. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.
MTGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
MTGN465. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS. 3.0 Semester
Hrs.
MTGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS
(II) Mechanical properties of ceramics and ceramic-based composites;
ENGINEERING. 1-3 Semester Hr.
brittle fracture of solids; toughening mechanisms in composites; fatigue,
(I, II, S) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
high temperature mechanical behavior, including fracture, creep
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). The course topic is generally
deformation. Prerequisites: MTGN445, MTGN412. 3 hours lecture; 3
offered only once. Prerequisite: none. 1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable
semester hours.
for credit under different titles.

Colorado School of Mines 167
MTGN498LB. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Semester Hr.
MTGN498LC. SPECIAL TOPICS LAB. 1-3 Semester Hr.
MTGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-3 Semester Hr.
(I, II, S) Independent advanced-work leading to a comprehensive report.
This work may take the form of conferences, library, and laboratory
work. Selection of problem is arranged between student and a specific
Department faculty-member. Prerequisite: Selection of topic; Independent
Study Form must be completed and submitted to Registrar. 1 to 3
semester hours. Repeatable for credit to a maximum of 6 hours.

168 Physics
Physics
1. Obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government
facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science or
related fields;
2016-2017
2. Communicate and perform effectively within the criteria of their
Program Description - Engineering
chosen careers;
Physics
3. Engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing
education activities;
Physics is the most basic of all sciences and the foundation of most of
4. Participate ethically as members of the global society.
the science and engineering disciplines. As such, it has always attracted
those who want to understand nature at its most fundamental level.
Degree Requirements (Engineering Physics)
Engineering Physics is not a specialized branch of physics, but an
Freshman
interdisciplinary area wherein the basic physics subject matter, which
forms the backbone of any undergraduate physics degree, is taken
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
further toward application to engineering. The degree is accredited by
MATH111
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for
AND ENGINEERS I
Engineering and Technology (ABET). At CSM, the required engineering
CHGN121
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I


4.0
physics curriculum includes all of the undergraduate physics courses that
LAIS100
NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES


4.0
would form the physics curriculum at any good university, but in addition
CSM101
FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR

0.5
to these basic courses, the CSM requirements include pre-engineering
and engineering courses, which physics majors at other universities
GEGN101
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL


4.0
would not ordinarily take. These courses include engineering science,
SYSTEMS, CBEN 110, or CSCI
design, systems, summer field session, and a capstone senior design
101If the student chooses to complete
CSCI101 (3 credits) for the Distributed Science
sequence culminating in a senior thesis.
requirement, one additional credit hour of free
elective will need to be completed to meet the 4
This unique blend of physics and engineering makes it possible for
total hours required.
the engineering physics graduate to work at the interface between
science and technology, where new discoveries are continually being
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
put to practice. While the engineering physicist is at home applying
Elective
existing technologies, he or she is also capable of striking out in different
17.0
directions to develop new technologies. It is the excitement of being able
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
to work at this cutting edge that makes the engineering physics degree
attractive to many students.
MATH112
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
AND ENGINEERS II
Career paths of CSM engineering physics graduates vary widely,
CHGN122
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II


4.0
illustrating the flexibility inherent in the program. More than half of
(SC1) or 125
the graduating seniors go on to graduate school in physics or a
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS


4.5
closely related field of engineering. Some go to medical, law, or other
EPIC151
DESIGN (EPICS) I


3.0
professional post-graduate schools. Others find employment in fields as
diverse as electronics, semiconductor processing, aerospace, materials
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
development, biomedical applications, nuclear energy, solar energy, and
Elective
geophysical exploration.
16.0
Sophomore
The Physics Department maintains modern well-equipped laboratories
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
for general physics, modern physics, electronics, and advanced
experimentation. There are research laboratories for the study of
MATH213
CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS


4.0
condensed matter physics, surface physics, materials science, optics,
AND ENGINEERS III
and nuclear physics, including an NSF-funded laboratory for solar
PHGN200
PHYSICS II-


4.5
and electronic materials processing. The Department also maintains
ELECTROMAGNETISM AND
electronic and machine shops.
OPTICS
EPIC269
EPICS II: ENGINEERING


3.0
Program Educational Objectives (Bachelor of
PHYSICS, 251, 252, 261, 262, 263,
Science in Engineering Physics)
264, 265, 266, 267, or GPGN 268
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives
LAIS200
HUMAN SYSTEMS


3.0
described in the CSM Graduate Profile, the Physics Department is
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
dedicated to additional educational objectives.
Elective
15.0
The program prepares graduates who, based on factual knowledge
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
and other skills necessary to construct an appropriate understanding of
physical phenomena in applied contexts, will:
MATH225
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS


3.0
MATH332
LINEAR ALGEBRA


3.0
CBEN210
INTRO TO THERMODYNAMICS


3.0

Colorado School of Mines 169
PHGN310
HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN


3.0
of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering
PHYSICS or 300
and Computer Science, the Materials Science Program, and the
PHGN215
ANALOG ELECTRONICS


4.0
Nuclear Science and Engineering Program offers combined BS/MS
degree programs in which students obtain an undergraduate degree in
PAGN
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE


0.5
Engineering Physics, in as few as four years, as well as a masters degree
Elective
in Applied Physics, in an Engineering discipline, in Materials Science,
16.5
or in Mathematics, after an additional year of study. There are three
Summer
lec
lab sem.hrs
engineering tracks, three physics tracks, a materials science track, and
PHGN384
FIELD SESSION TECHNIQUES IN

6.0
a mathematics track. These programs emphasize a strong background
PHYSICS
in fundamentals of science, in addition to practical experience within an
6.0
applied science, engineering, or mathematics discipline. Many of the
undergraduate electives of students involved in each track are specified.
Junior
For this reason, students are expected to apply to the program during the
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
first semester of their sophomore year (in special cases late entry can
PHGN315
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I


2.0
be approved by the program mentors). A 3.0 grade point average must
PHGN311
INTRODUCTION TO


3.0
be maintained to guarantee admission into the physics, engineering, and
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
materials science graduate programs. A 3.3 grade point average must
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective I


3.0
be maintained to guarantee admission into the mathematics graduate
program.
PHGN317
SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS-


3.0
DIGITAL
Students in the engineering tracks must complete a report or case study
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS


4.0
during the last year. Students in the physics, materials science, and
15.0
mathematics tracks must complete a master's thesis. Students in the
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
nuclear engineering program can choose between thesis and non-thesis
options. The case study or thesis should begin during the senior year
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE


3.0
as part of the Senior Design experience. Participants must identify an
ELECTROMAGNETISM
engineering or physics advisor as appropriate prior to their senior year
PHGN320
MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF

4.0
who will assist in choosing an appropriate project and help coordinate the
QUANTUM MECHANICS
senior design project with the case study or thesis completed in the last
PHGN326
ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II


2.0
year.
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS


3.0
It is also possible for undergraduate students to begin work on a doctoral
EBGN201
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS


3.0
degree in Applied Physics while completing the requirements for their
15.0
bachelor’s degree. Students in this combined baccalaureate/doctoral
Senior
program may fulfill part of the requirements of their doctoral degree by
Fall
lec
lab sem.hrs
including up to six hours of specified course credits that are also used to
PHGN471
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES I


0.5
fulfill the requirements of their undergraduate degree. These courses may
only be applied toward fulfilling doctoral degree requirements. Courses
PHGN481
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE


2.5
must meet all requirements for graduate credit, but their grades are not
PHGN462
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES


3.0
included in calculating the graduate GPA.
AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective II

3.0
Interested students can obtain additional information and detailed
FREE
Free Elective I


3.0
curricula from the Physics Department or from the participating
engineering departments.
FREE
Free Elective II


3.0
15.0
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
Spring
lec
lab sem.hrs
PHGN472
SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES II


0.5
Minor and Area of Special Interest
PHGN482
SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE


2.5
The department offers a Minor and Area of Special Interest for students
LAIS/EBGN
H&SS GenEd Restricted Elective III

3.0
not majoring in physics. The requirements are as follows:
ENG SCI
Engineering Science Elective


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


3.0
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
FREE
Free Elective IV


3.0
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
15.0
Minor (18 semester hours minimum)
Total Semester Hrs: 130.5
PHGN100
PHYSICS I - MECHANICS
3.0
Combined Baccalaureate/Masters and
or PHGN200
PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS
PHGN300
PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I
3.0
Baccalaureate/Doctoral Degree Programs
or PHGN310
HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS
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

170 Physics
Select one of the following:
3-4
Charles G. Durfee III
PHGN341
THERMAL PHYSICS
Uwe Greife
PHGN350
INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS
PHGN361
INTERMEDIATE ELECTROMAGNETISM
Frank V. Kowalski
Selected courses to complete the Minor: Upper division (400-level) and/or
Mark T. Lusk
graduate (500-level) courses which form a logical sequence in a specific
Frederic Sarazin
field of study as determined in consultation with the Physics Department
and the student’s option department.
John A. Scales
Biophysics Minor
Jeff A. Squier, Department Head
To obtain a Biophysics Minor, students must take at least 18.0 credits
P. Craig Taylor
related to Biophysics. Two courses (8.0 credits) of Biology are required.
Two additional requirements include Biophysics (PHGN433) and Laser
Associate Professors
Physics (PHGN480). Two more courses (or at least 4.0 credits) may be
Timothy R. Ohno
chosen from the list below. The list of electives will be modified as new
related courses that fall into these categories become available. While
Lawrence R. Wiencke
the current emphasis of the Biophysics Minor is on optical techniques,
we intend to add alternative tracks, for example radiologic (nuclear)
David M. Wood
techniques.
Assistant Professors
Required Courses (14.0 Credits)
Kyle G. Leach
CBEN110
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
4.0
Susanta K. Sarkar
CBEN120
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II
4.0
PHGN433
BIOPHYSICS
3.0
Eric S. Toberer
PHGN480
LASER PHYSICS
3.0
Jeramy D. Zimmerman
Two Elective courses (at least 4.0 credits) from the list below:
Teaching Professors
PHGN466
MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
3.0
Alex T. Flournoy
or PHGN566
MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Patrick B. Kohl
PHGN570
FOURIER AND PHYSICAL OPTICS
3.0
CBEN310
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL
3.0
H. Vincent Kuo
ENGINEERING
Todd G. Ruskell
CBEN311
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
3.0
CBEN431
IMMUNOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS AND
3.0
Charles A. Stone
SCIENTISTS
Matt Young
or CBEN531
IMMUNOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
CBEN454
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
3.0
Teaching Associate Professor
or CBEN554
APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS
Kristine E. Callan
MATH331
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
3.0
NUGN535
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PHYSICS
3.0
Research Professors
PHGN504
RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT 3.0
Mark W. Coffey
CHGN428
BIOCHEMISTRY
3.0
MEGN430
MUSCULOSKELETAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
Jonathan L. Mace
or MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
Zeev Shayer
CBEN470
INTRODUCTION TO MICROFLUIDICS
3.0
MEGN530
BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
3.0
Research Associate Professor
MEGN436
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
3.0
James E. Bernard
or MEGN536
COMPUTATIONAL BIOMECHANICS
Research Assistant Professor
Professors
P. David Flammer
Lincoln D. Carr
Professors Emeriti
Reuben T. Collins
F. Edward Cecil

Colorado School of Mines 171
Thomas E. Furtak
PHGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I,II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
James A. McNeil
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
Don L. Williamson
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
Associate Professors Emeriti
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PHGN300. PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
William B. Law
Equivalent with PHGN310,
Arthur Y. Sakakura
(I) Our technical world is filled with countless examples of modern
physics. This course will discuss some historic experiments that led
Courses
to the key discoveries, and the basic concepts, theories, and models
behind some of our present day technologies. Topics may include special
PHGN100. PHYSICS I - MECHANICS. 4.5 Semester Hrs.
relativity, quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid-state
(I,II,S) A first course in physics covering the basic principles of mechanics
physics, semiconductor theory and devices, nuclear physics, particle
using vectors and calculus. The course consists of a fundamental
physics and cosmology. Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment
treatment of the concepts and applications of kinematics and dynamics of
in MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
particles and systems of particles, including Newton's laws, energy and
momentum, rotation, oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: MATH111.
PHGN310. HONORS PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester
Co-requisites: MATH112 or MATH113 or MATH122. 2 hours lecture; 4
Hrs.
hours studio; 4.5 semester hours. Approved for Colorado Guaranteed
Equivalent with PHGN300,
General Education transfer. Equivalency for GT-SC1.
(II) The third course in introductory physics with in depth discussion
on special relativity, wave-particle duality, the Schroedinger equation,
PHGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
electrons in solids, quantum tunneling, nuclear structure and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
transmutations. Registration is strongly recommended for declared
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
physics majors and those considering majoring or minoring in physics.
credit under different titles.
Prerequisite: PHGN200; Concurrent enrollment in MATH225. 3 hours
PHGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I,II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
PHGN311. INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. 3.0
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
Semester Hrs.
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
Demonstration of the unity of diverse topics such as mechanics, quantum
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism via the techniques
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
of linear algebra, complex variables, Fourier transforms, and vector
PHGN200. PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS. 4.5
calculus. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310, MATH225, and MATH332. 3 hours
Semester Hrs.
lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I, II, S) Continuation of PHGN100. Introduction to the fundamental laws
PHGN315. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB I. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
and concepts of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic devices,
(I) (WI) Introduction to laboratory measurement techniques as applied
electromagnetic behavior of materials, applications to simple circuits,
to modern physics experiments. Experiments from optics and atomic
electromagnetic radiation, and an introduction to optical phenomena.
physics. A writing-intensive course with laboratory and computer
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in PHGN100, concurrent enrollment in
design projects based on applications of modern physics. Prerequisite:
MATH213 or MATH214 or MATH223. 2 hours lecture; 4 hours studio; 4.5
PHGN300/310, PHGN384. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester hours.
semester hours.
PHGN317. SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS- DIGITAL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN215. ANALOG ELECTRONICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Introduction to digital devices used in modern electronics. Topics
(II) Introduction to analog devices used in modern electronics and basic
covered include logic gates, flip-flops, timers, counters, multiplexing,
topics in electrical engineering. Introduction to methods of electronics
analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices. Emphasis is on practical
measurements, particularly the application of oscilloscopes and computer
circuit design and assembly. Prerequisite: PHGN215. 2 hours lecture, 3
based data acquisition. Topics covered include circuit analysis, electrical
hours lab; 3 semester hours.
power, diodes, transistors (FET and BJT), operational amplifiers, filters,
transducers, and integrated circuits. Laboratory experiments in the
PHGN320. MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM
use of basic electronics for physical measurements. Emphasis is on
MECHANICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
practical knowledge gained in the laboratory, including prototyping,
(II) Introduction to the Schroedinger theory of quantum mechanics.
troubleshooting, and laboratory notebook style. Prerequisite: PHGN200.
Topics include Schroedinger's equation, quantum theory of
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
measurement, the uncertainty principle, eigenfunctions and energy
spectra, anular momentum, perturbation theory, and the treatment of
PHGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
identical particles. Example applications taken from atomic, molecular,
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
solid state or nuclear systems. Prerequisites: PHGN300 or PHGN310 and
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4 semester hours.
credit under different titles.

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PHGN324. INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS.
PHGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I,II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
(II) Celestial mechanics; Kepler's laws and gravitation; solar system
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
and its contents; electromagnetic radiation and matter; stars: distances,
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
magnitudes, spectral classification, structure, and evolution. Variable
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
and unusual stars, pulsars and neutron stars, supernovae, black holes,
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
and models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Prerequisite:
PHGN401. THEORETICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR. 1.0 Semester Hr.
PHGN200. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(I,II) Students will attend the weekly theoretical physics seminar.
PHGN326. ADVANCED PHYSICS LAB II. 2.0 Semester Hrs.
Students will be responsible for presentation and discussion. Corequisite:
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN315. A writing-intensive course which
PHGN300/PHGN310. 1 hour lecture; 1 semester hour.
expands laboratory experiments to include nuclear and solid state
PHGN418. GENERAL RELATIVITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
physics. Prerequisite: PHGN315. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab; 2 semester
(II) Introduction to Einstein's theory of gravitation. Requisite mathematics
hours.
introduced and developed including tensor calculus and differential
PHGN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 1-3 Semester Hr.
geometry. Formulation of Einstein field and geodesic equations.
(I, II, S) Supervised, full-time, engineering-related employment for
Development and analysis of solutions including stellar, black hole and
a continuous six-month period (or its equivalent) in which specific
cosmological geometries. Prerequisite: PHGN350. 3 hours lecture; 3
educational objectives are achieved. Prerequisite: Second semester
semester hours.
sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
PHGN419. PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0
1 to 3 semester hours. Repeatable up to 3 credit hours.
Semester Hrs.
PHGN341. THERMAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Review of the solar resource and components of solar irradiance;
(II) An introduction to statistical physics from the quantum mechanical
principles of photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic system design;
point of view. The microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Heat,
photovoltaic electrical energy production and cost analysis of photovoltaic
work and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic potentials;
systems relative to fossil fuel alternatives; introduction to concentrated
Maxwell relations; phase transformations. Elementary kinetic theory. An
photovoltaic systems and manufacturing methods for wafer-based and
introduction to quantum statistics. Prerequisite: CHGN209 or CBEN210
thin film photovoltaic panels. Prerequisite: PHGN200 and MATH225. 3
and PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
PHGN350. INTERMEDIATE MECHANICS. 4.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN422. NUCLEAR PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) Begins with an intermediate treatment of Newtonian mechanics and
Introduction to subatomic (particle and nuclear) phenomena.
continues through an introduction to Hamilton's principle and Hamiltonian
Characterization and systematics of particle and nuclear states;
and Lagrangian dynamics. Includes systems of particles, linear and
symmetries; introduction and systematics of the electromagnetic, weak,
driven oscillators, motion under a central force, two-particle collisions and
and strong interactions; systematics of radioactivity; liquid drop and shell
scattering, motion in non-inertial reference frames and dynamics of rigid
models; nuclear technology. Prerequisite: PHGN300/310. 3 hours lecture;
bodies.Prerequisite:PHGN200. Corequisite: PHGN311. 4 hours lecture; 4
3 semester hours.
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 equation
symmetry principles, Dirac equation and relativistic spinors, C, P and T
applied to boundary value problems; Ampere's and Faraday's laws.
symmetries, renormalization, spontaneous symmetry breaking and the
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).
PHGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
credit under different titles.

Colorado School of Mines 173
PHGN433. BIOPHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN471. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES I. 0.5 Semester Hrs.
Equivalent with BELS333,PHGN333,
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester sequence covering the principles of
(II) This course is designed to show the application of physics to
project design. Class sessions cover effective team organization, project
biology. It will assess the relationships between sequence structure
planning, time management, literature research methods, record keeping,
and function in complex biological networks and the interfaces between
fundamentals of technical writing, professional ethics, project funding
physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. Topics include: biological
and intellectual property. Prerequisites: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
membranes, biological mechanics and movement, neural networks,
requisites: PHGN481 or PHGN491. 1 hour lecture in 7 class sessions; 0.5
medical imaging basics including optical methods, MRI, isotopic tracers
semester hours.
and CT, biomagnetism and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisites: CBEN110. 3
PHGN472. SENIOR DESIGN PRINCIPLES II. 0.5 Semester Hrs.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN471. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and
PHGN435. INTERDISCIPLINARY MICROELECTRONICS
PHGN326. Co-requisite: PHGN482 or PHGN492. 1 hour lecture in 7
PROCESSING LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
class sessions; 0.5 semester hours.
Equivalent with
PHGN480. LASER PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
CBEN435,CBEN535,CHEN435,CHEN535,MLGN535,PHGN535,
(I) Theory and application of the following: Interaction of light with atoms:
Application of science and engineering principles to the design,
absorption, gain, rate equations and line broadening. Propagation, control
fabrication, and testing of microelectronic devices. Emphasis on
and measurement of light waves: Gaussian beams, optical resonators
specific unit operations and the interrelation among processing steps.
and wave guides, interferometers. Laser design and operation: pumping,
Prerequisites: Senior standing in PHGN, CHGN, MTGN, or EGGN. 1.5
oscillation, and dynamics (Q-switching and mode-locking). Introduction
hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
to ultrafast optics. Laboratory: alignment and characterization of laser
PHGN440. SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
systems. Prerequisites: PHGN320. Co-requisites: PHGN462. 3 hours
An elementary study of the properties of solids including crystalline
lecture; 3 semester hours.
structure and its determination, lattice vibrations, electrons in metals,
PHGN481. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
and semiconductors. (Graduate students in physics may register only for
(I) (WI) The first of a two semester program covering the full spectrum
PHGN440.) Prerequisite: PHGN320. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
of project design, drawing on all of the student's previous course work.
PHGN441. SOLID STATE PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND
At the beginning of the first semester, the student selects a research
PHENOMENA. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
project in consultation with the Senior Design Oversight Committee
Continuation of PHGN440/ MLGN502 with an emphasis on applications
(SDOC) and the Project Mentor. The objectives of the project are given
of the principles of solid state physics to practical properties of materials
to the student in broad outline form. The student then designs the entire
including: optical properties, superconductivity, dielectric properties,
project, including any or all of the following elements as appropriate:
magnetism, noncrystalline structure, and interfaces. (Graduate students
literature search, specialized apparatus or algorithms, block-diagram
in physics may register only for PHGN441.) Prerequisite: PHGN440 or
electronics, computer data acquisition and/or analysis, sample materials,
MLGN502. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
and measurement and/or analysis sequences. The course culminates in
a formal interim written report. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326.
PHGN450. COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Co-requisite: PHGN471. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
Introduction to numerical methods for analyzing advanced physics
problems. Topics covered include finite element methods, analysis of
PHGN482. SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
scaling, efficiency, errors, and stability, as well as a survey of numerical
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481. The course culminates in a formal
algorithms and packages for analyzing algebraic, differential, and matrix
written report and poster. Prerequisite: PHGN384 and PHGN326. Co-
systems. The numerical methods are introduced and developed in the
requisite: PHGN472. 6 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
analysis of advanced physics problems taken from classical physics,
PHGN491. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
astrophysics, electromagnetism, solid state, and nuclear physics.
(I) (WI) Individual work on an advanced research topic that involves
Prerequisites: Introductory-level knowledge of C, Fortran, or Basic; and
more challenging demands than a regular senior design project. Honors
PHGN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
students will devote more time to their project, and will produce an
PHGN462. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL PHYSICS.
intermediate report in a more advanced format. Prerequisite: PHGN384
3.0 Semester Hrs.
and PHGN326. Corequisite: PHGN471. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5 semester hours.
(I) Solutions to the electromagnetic wave equation are studied, including
PHGN492. HONORS SENIOR DESIGN PRACTICE. 2.5 Semester Hrs.
plane waves, guided waves, refraction, interference, diffraction and
(II) (WI) Continuation of PHGN481 or PHGN491. The course culminates
polarization; applications in optics; imaging, lasers, resonators and wave
in a formal written report and poster. The report may be in the form of a
guides. Prerequisite: PHGN361. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
manuscript suitable for submission to a professional journal. Prerequisite:
PHGN466. MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
PHGN481 or PHGN491. Corequisite: PHGN472. 7.5 hour lab; 2.5
Provides students with a comprehensive working knowledge of optical
semesterhours.
system design that is sufficient to address optical problems found in
PHGN497. SUMMER PROGRAMS. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
their respective disciplines. Topics include paraxial optics, imaging,
aberration analysis, use of commercial ray tracing and optimization,
PHGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.
diffraction, linear systems and optical transfer functions, detectors and
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Prerequisite: none. Credit to
optical system examples. Prerequisite: PHGN462. 3 hours lecture; 3
be determined by instructor, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable for
semester hours.
credit under different titles.

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PHGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.
(I,II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form
must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6
credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

Colorado School of Mines 175
Aerospace Studies
available AFROTC scholarships is available at www.afrotc.com (http://
www.afrotc.com).
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
Registration and Credits
The Department of Aerospace Studies offers programs leading
Air Force ROTC serves as free-elective credit in most departments.
to an officer's commission in the Air Force in conjunction with an
Elective course credit toward your degree for AFROTC classes will be
undergraduate or graduate degree.
determined by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to
register for Air Force ROTC classes do so through the normal course
Aerospace science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree
registration process at CSM. AFROTC classes begin with the AFGN
program by offering practical leadership and management experience.
prefix. For more information about AFROTC, contact the Air Force ROTC
The Aerospace Studies Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
Unit Admissions Officer at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://www.colorado.edu/
is offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CUB).
afrotc), or the department on campus directly at 303-273-3380. The
Four-Year Program
department is located in the Military Science building on West Campus
Road. For information about CSM, call 303-273-3380.
The four-year program consists of two phases: the general military
course (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional officer
Other AFROTC Programs
course (junior and senior years). This program is designed for incoming
Other programs are frequently available based on current Air Force
freshmen or any student with four years remaining until degree
needs. Contact a Det 105 representative at afrotc.colorado.edu (http://
completion. It consists of three parts: the General Military Course (GMC)
afrotc.colorado.edu).
for lower division (normally freshmen and sophomore) students; the
Professional Officer Course (POC) for upper division students (normally
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
juniors and seniors); and Leadership Laboratory (LLAB-attended by all
cadets). Completion of a four-week summer training course is required
Aerospace Studies Minor
prior to commissioning.
Air Force ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Aerospace Studies
Leadership Lab
must complete at least 20 hours of Aerospace Studies courses as
follows:
All AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (2 hours per week). The
laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and
AFGN101
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force
FORCE
officer.
AFGN102
FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR
1.5
FORCE
General Military Course (GMC)
AFGN201
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5
The basic course covers Air Force history and organization as well as
POWER
military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the
AFGN202
THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE
1.5
opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills.
POWER
Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Air
AFGN301
AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES
3.5
Force scholarship recipients.
AFGN302
AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES
3.5
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
Hour.
Three-Year Program
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
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
Two-year, Three-year and Four-year college scholarships are available to
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
eligible high school seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior
year. Scholarship students receive tuition assistance and mandatory
laboratory fees, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend. Students
interested in the scholarship program should contact the AFROTC Unit
Admissions Officer no later than the beginning of the spring semester
to apply for the following academic year. A complete listing of all

176 Aerospace Studies
AFGN102. FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. 1.5
AFGN401. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
Hour.
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course briefly
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
covers topics relating to the Air Force and defense. It focuses on
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
the structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
and professionalism. It is also a good introduction into the use of
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
communication skills. Weekly Leadership Lab for this course (to be taken
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
in conjunction with AS 101 and 102) is a weekly laboratory that touches
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
on the topics of Air Force customs and courtesies, health and physical
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
fitness, and drill and ceremonies.
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
AFGN201. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
Hour.
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
AFGN402. NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS AND PREPARATION FOR
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
ACTIVE DUTY. 3.5 Hours.
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. Learn about the role of the
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
professional military leader in a democratic society; societal attitudes
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
toward the armed forces; the requisites for maintaining adequate
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
national defense structure; the impact of technological and international
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
developments on strategic preparedness and the overall policy-making
you for Field Training.
process; and military law. In addition, you will study topics that will
prepare you for your first active-duty assignment as an officer in the Air
AFGN202. THE EVOLUTION OF USAF AIR AND SPACE POWER. 1.5
Force. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be taken
Hour.
in conjunction with AS 401 and 402) provides you with the opportunity to
Two semesters, 1.5 hours per semester. This survey course is concerned
use your leadership skills in planning and conducting cadet activities. It
with the beginnings of manned flight and the development of aerospace
prepares you for commissioning and entry into the active-duty Air Force.
power in the United States, including the employment of air power in
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the peaceful employment
of U.S. air power in civic actions, scientific missions and support of space
exploration. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to
be taken in conjunction with AS 201 and 202) provides you with the
opportunity to demonstrate fundamental management skills and prepares
you for Field Training.
AFGN301. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
conducting cadet activities.
AFGN302. AIR FORCE LEADERHIP STUDIES. 3.5 Hours.
Two semesters, 3.5 hours per semester. This course is a study in the
anatomy of leadership, the need for quality and management leadership,
the role of discipline in leadership situations and the variables affecting
leadership. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and
management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising
practical application of the concepts. Deal with actual problems and
complete projects associated with planning and managing the Leadership
Laboratory. Weekly Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) for this course (to be
taken in conjunction with AS 301 and 302) provides you the opportunity
to develop your fundamental management skills while planning and
conducting cadet activities.

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Military Science
Simultaneous Membership Program
Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard and
2016/2017
entering either the second year of the basic course or the advanced
course may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
Army ROTC-AROTC
Students participating in this program will receive $450 to $500 monthly
stipend plus their unit pay at the E-5 grade. SMP participants may be
The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer's
eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance
commission in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in
benefits.
conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military science
courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by
Leadership Laboratories
offering practical leadership and management experience. The Military
Leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership experience
Science Program at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is offered in
and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom..
conjunction with the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-B). Students
Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in leadership roles are frequently
attend classes at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
administered. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.
Four-Year Program
Physical training is conducted three times a week with the purpose
of developing muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory
The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic course
endurance.
(freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced course (junior and
senior years).
Veterans
Basic course
Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army Reserve/
National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC program. Although
The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semester, covering
veterans are not required to take the Basic Course, they are encouraged
Army history and organization as well as military leadership and
to do so. A minimum of 60 credit hours are required prior to enrolling in
management. Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply
the Advanced Course.
leadership skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in the
basic course incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship
Registration and Credits
recipients.
Army ROTC serves as free-elective credit in most departments. Elective
Advanced course
course credit toward your degree for AROTC classes will be determined
by your individual academic advisor. Students who wish to register
The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations,
for Army ROTC classes do so through the normal course registration
training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a
process at CSM. AROTC classes begin with the MSGN prefix.
leadership practicum each semester. A 33-day summer advanced camp
at Fort Knox, Kentucky, provides challenging leadership training and is
For more information about AROTC, contact:
a prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have
the Army ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer at:
completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of
303-492-3549 or 303-492-6495
Military Science (PMS).
or the department on campus directly at:
Two-Year Program
303-273-3380
The two-year program consists of the advanced course, preceded by
The department is located in the Military Science building, 1232 West
attending the Leaders Training course (a four-week summer ROTC basic
Campus Road.
course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky). Veterans, or Active Army Reserve/Army
National Guard Soldiers, or students who have participated in three
You can also go to http://www.colorado.edu/AROTC.
years of Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol, may be eligible to enroll in the
advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the
For information about ROTC at CSM, call 303-273-3398 or
basic course. Advanced course students must obtain permission from the
303-273-3380.
Professor of Military Science (PMS) at 303-492-6495.
General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here (p. 42).
Scholarship Programs
Military Science Minor
Three-year and Four-year college scholarships are available to eligible
high school seniors, who apply before December 1 of their senior year.
Army ROTC cadets desiring to receive a minor in Military Science must
Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is open to all university
complete at least 22 hours of Military Science courses as follows:
students. Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory
laboratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300- $500 per
MSGN103
ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I
2.0
month during the academic year. Students interested in the scholarship
MSGN104
ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II
2.0
program should contact the AROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer
MSGN203
METHODS OF LEADERSHIP
2.0
at 303-492-3549 no later than the beginning of the spring semester to
MSGN204
METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND
2.0
apply for the following academic year.
MANAGEMENT II
MSGN301
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I
3.0
MSGN302
MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II
3.0

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MSGN303
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
MSGN204. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT II. 2.0
MSGN304
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
Hours.
(II) Focuses on leadership and management functions in military
MSGN401
OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT I
3.0
and corporate environments. Studies various components of Army
MSGN402
OFFICER LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT II 3.0
leadership doctrine to include the four elements of leadership, leadership
MSGN403
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
principles, risk management and planning theory, the be-know-do
MSGN404
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
0.5
framework, and the Army leadership evaluation program. Continue to
Total Semester Hrs
22.0
refine communication skills. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
PT, and 80hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
Note: In order to Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army,
MSGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
completion of a Military History Course (LAIS365) is also required.
(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
MSGN103. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP I. 2.0 Hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(I) Introduces fundamentals of leadership and the United States Army.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
Examines its organization, customs, and history as well as its current
relevance and purpose. Students also investigate basic leadership
MSGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
and management skills necessary to be successful in both military and
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
civilian settings. Includes fundamentals of Army leadership doctrine,
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
teambuilding concepts, time and stress management, an introduction to
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
cartography and land navigation, marksmanship, briefing techniques, and
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
some basic military tactics. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Fall).
MSGN301. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING I. 3.0 Hours.
MSGN104. ADVENTURES IN LEADERSHIP II. 2.0 Hours.
(I) Further explores the theory of managing and leading small military
(II) Continues the investigation of leadership in small organizations.
units with an emphasis on practical applications at the squad and platoon
Covers selected topics such as basic troop leading procedures, military
levels. Students examine various leadership styles and techniques as
first aid and casualty evacuation concepts, creating ethical work climates,
they relate to advanced small unit tactics. Familiarizes students with a
an introduction to Army organizations and installations, and a further
variety of topics such as cartography, land navigation, field craft, and
examination of basic military tactics. Introduces students to effective
weapons systems. Involves multiple, evaluated leadership opportunities
military writing styles. Lab fee. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
in field settings and hands-on experience with actual military equipment.
and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours. (Spring).
Students are given maximum leadership opportunities in weekly labs.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
MSGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
(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
MSGN302. MILITARY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING II. 3.0 Hours.
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
(II) Studies theoretical and practical applications of small unit leadership
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
principles. Focuses on managing personnel and resources, the
military decision making process, the operations order, and oral
MSGN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
communications. Exposes the student to tactical unit leadership in a
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
variety of environments with a focus on preparation for the summer
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
advance camp experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
Military Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MSGN303. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Development of military leadership techniques to include preparation
MSGN203. METHODS OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT I. 2.0
of operation plans, presentation of instruction, and supervision of
Hours.
underclass military cadets. Instruction in military drill, ceremonies, and
(I) Comprehensively reviews advanced leadership and management
customs and courtesies of the Army. Must be taken in conjunction with
concepts including motivation, attitudes, communication skills, problem
MSGN301. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
solving, human needs and behavior, and leadership self development.
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
Students continue to refine effective written and oral communications
skills and to explore topics such as the basic branches of the Army,
MSGN304. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
and officer and NCO duties. Students conduct classroom and practical
(II) Continued development of military leadership techniques with the
exercises in small unit light infantry tactics and are prepared to perform
major emphasis on leading an Infantry Squad. Training is "handson."
as midlevel leaders in the cadet organization. Lab fee: 1 hour lecture,
Practical exercises are used to increase understanding of the principles
2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field training; 2 semester hours.
of leadership learned in MSGN302. Must be taken in conjunction with
(Fall).
MSGN302. Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3
hours PT, 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.

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MSGN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
MSGN401. ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP. 3.0 Hours.
(I) Examines management and leadership concepts and techniques
associated with planning and executing military training and operations
at company and higher echelons. Includes analyses of professional
ethics and values, effective training principles and procedures,
subordinate counseling, and effective staff officer briefing techniques.
Also investigates other subjects such as counter terrorism, modern
peacekeeping missions, and the impact of the information revolution on
the art of land warfare. Conducted both in and out of classroom setting
and with multiple practical leadership opportunities to organize cadet
training and activities. Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military
Science. Lab Fee. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Fall).
MSGN402. LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD. 3.0 Hours.
(II) Continues MSGN401 study of management and leadership concepts
and techniques, providing practical leadership experiences in the
classroom and during multiple cadet-run activities. Also examines varied
topics such as theory and practice of the military justice system, law
of war, military-media relations, support mechanisms for soldiers and
their families, operational security considerations, and historical case
studies in military leadership in the context of 21st century land warfare.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Professor of Military Science. Lab Fee. 3
hours lecture; 3 semester hours. (Spring).
MSGN403. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(I) Continued development of leadership techniques by assignment in
the command and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets are
expected to plan and execute much of the training associated with
the day-to-day operations within the cadet battalion. Utilizing the troop
leading and management principles learned in previous classes, cadets
analyze the problems which the battalion faces, develop strategies, brief
recommendations, and execute the approved plan. Prerequisite: Consent
of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT, and 80 hours field
training; .5 semester hour. (Fall).
MSGN404. LEADERSHIP LABORATORY. 0.5 Hours.
(II) Continued leadership development by serving in the command
and staff positions in the Cadet Battalion. Cadets take a large role in
determining the goals and direction of the cadet organization, under
supervision of the cadre. Cadets are required to plan and organize
cadet outings and much of the training of underclassmen. Lab Fee.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Lab Fee. 2 hours lab, 3 hours PT,
and 80 hours field training; .5 semester hour. (Spring).
MSGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY SCIENCE. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special
interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only
once. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours.
Repeatable for credit under different titles.
MSGN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Hour.
(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a
faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject
matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study?
form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1
to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.