Geospatial Engineering (formerly Surveying Engineering) Flow Chart

Geoinformatics Path

Audit Years

This sample plan and flow chart is suitable for students starting in:

Geospatial Engineering

Surveying Engineering

  • 2019-20
    • ENG 1101 is not taken (Year 1 Fall).
    • Any HASS/HASS Restricted is taken Year 1 Fall instead of Year 3 Fall.
    • ENG 1102 is not taken (Year 1 Spring).
    • CS 1121 or MIS 2100 may be taken in Year 1 Spring.
    • GE 2000/GE 2100 and Science Elective are not taken (Year 2 Fall).
    • EET 1411 and SU 3300 may be taken Year 2 Fall.
    • ENG 2120 and CMG 3200 are not taken (Year 2 Spring).
    • SU 3210 and GE 2000/GE 2100 may be taken in Year 2 Spring.
    • An Engineering Elective is taken instead of a Programming Elective (Year 2 Spring). Engineering Electives are CEE 3101, CEE 3332, CEE 3401, and CEE 3810.
    • MET 2120 may be taken in Year 3 Fall.
    • SU 3540 may be taken instead of FW 3540 (Year 3 Spring).
    • A Science Elective is taken instead of an IGT Elective (Year 3 Spring). Science Electives are CH 1153, FW 2010, PH 1200/2200, and PH 1600/1610.
    • GE 3860 may be taken instead of SU 4100 in Year 4 Fall.
    • An Engineering Elective may be taken instead of SU 4100 in Year 4 Spring.
    • ACC 2000 and HU 3120 may be taken in Year 4 Fall.
    • A Technical Elective is taken instead of a GIS Elective (Year 4 Fall). Technical Electives are CEE 3331, ENG 3200, ENT XXXX (Enterprise Except 3960/4950), and UN 3002.
    • HASS Social and Behavior Science is taken in Year 4 Fall instead of Year 4 Spring.
    • ENT 3960 and ENT 4950 may be taken instead of SU 4900 (Year 4 Spring).
    • CEE 3331 and HU 3120 are not taken (Year 4 Spring).
    • An Engineering Elective may be taken instead of SU 4012.
    • A Free Elective may be taken for 1 credit.
    • SU 4800 may be taken in Year 4 Spring.
    • HASS Comp/Comm is taken in Year 4 Spring instead of Year 4 Fall.
  • 2018-19

Flow charts are not an official list of degree requirements. Adjustments may be required due to curriculum changes. Please see degree audit for official list of requirements.

Year 1

Fall

MA 1160 - Calculus with Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, graphical concepts, data and numerical calculations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or MA 1120 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 86 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 or ACT Mathematics >= 29 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 680

PH 1100 - Physics by Inquiry I

Experiments covering kinematics, force, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and waves are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C)

CH 1150 - University Chemistry I

Introduces the foundations of chemistry, including electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, states of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture components.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1151
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or MA 1121(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CH 1151 - University Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to accompany CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or MA 1121(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

ENG 1101 - Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving

An introduction to the engineering profession and to its various disciplines. Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, computational skills, and communication skills. Through active, collaborative work, students work on teams to apply the engineering problem-solving method to "real-world" problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C) or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

SU 1000 - Introduction to Surveying and Geoinformatics

Introduction to the surveying and geoinformatics profession with emphasis on technology and careers. Topics include: technology, specialties, education, professional practice, life-long learning, and ethics related to surveying engineering.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3

PH 2100 - University Physics I-Mechanics

A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, work and energy, and the universal law of gravitation. C or better/AP credit in Calc 1 or co-requisite registration in PH2110 required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100(C) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 1135) and PH 2110(C) or (CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 and MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C))

ENG 1102 - Engineering Modeling and Design

Continuation of ENG1101. Introduction to the engineering design process with an emphasis on graphics and documentation. Focuses on engineering problem solving in the context of the design process.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002)

SU 2000 - Introduction to Surveying

An introductory course exploring surveying instruments and their use in the measurement of angles, distances and elevations. Subject areas apply mathematics, fundamentals of mapping, computational methods, measurement analysis and proper instrument care in plane surveying.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 2

Fall

MA 3160 - Multivariable Calculus with Technology

Introduction to calculus in two and three dimensions, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the gradient, multiple integrals; introduction to vector-valued functions and vector calculus, divergence, curl, and the integration theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3

MA 2320 - Elementary Linear Algebra

An introduction to linear algebra and how it can be used. Topics include systems of equations, vectors, matrices, orthogonality, subspaces, and the eigenvalue problem.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Science
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121

GE 2000 - Understanding the Earth

Introduction to materials and processes that shape the earth we live on. Lecture and laboratories acquaint students with minerals, rocks, earth resources, weathering, geologic time, landslides, groundwater, streams, shorelines, deserts, glaciers, geologic structures, earthquakes, plate tectonics, and the dynamics of the earth's crust, mantle, and core.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

MA 3710 - Engineering Statistics

Introduction to the design, conduct, and analysis of statistical studies aimed at solving engineering problems. Topics include methods of data collection, descriptive and graphical methods, probability and probability models, statistical inference, control charts, linear regression, design of experiments.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or MA 3160(C)

ENG 2120 - Statics-Strength of Materials

The composition and resolution of forces and force systems, principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, and 2nd moments of area. Intro to the mechanical behavior of materials, including calculation of stresses, strains, and deformations due to axial, torsional, and flexural loading. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 and PH 2100 and ENG 1102

CMG 3200 - Site Planning and Development

An examination of land development issues including: site analysis, environmental concerns, contouring, earthwork and grading, soils, route alignments, storm water management, sewer systems, zoning, and land planning. Incorporates CAD applications in the lab.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000

Total 17 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 3

Fall

FW 4540 - Remote Sensing of the Environment

Remote sensing principles and concepts. Topics include camera and digital sensor arrays, types of imagery, digital data structures, spectral reflectance curves, applications, and introductory digital image processing.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

SU 3600 - Surveying Computations and Adjustments

Basic computations and analysis of surveying measurements by adjustment theory are introduced. Students will gain the ability to use computer software to perform the computations. Analysis of measurements and errors based on statistical principles and least squares principles will be discussed.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2050 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and MA 3710(C)

SU 4140 - Photogrammetry

Basic principles of photogrammetry and its role as a technology for spatial data collection. Use of photogrammetry in the fields of surveying, engineering, and geographic information management will be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

SU 4142 - 3D Surveying and Modeling with Laser Scanner Data

Theory and application of terrestrial LIDAR scanning. Typical application scenarios are also included. Intensive lab component provides hands-on experience in LIDAR point cloud processing and visualization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

 Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

FW 3540 - An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resource Management

The fundamentals of GIS and its application to natural resource management. Spatial data, its uses and limitations are evaluated. Students work extensively with the ARCGIS software package.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2710(C) or MA 2720(C) or MA 3710(C) or ENVE 3502 or CEE 3502(C)

SU 4060 - Geodesy

Introduction to geometrical and physical geodesy. Examines computations on the ellipsoid, elements of datums, map projections, and state plane coordinate systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2050 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and MA 2160

SU 4010 - Geospatial Concepts, Technologies, and Data

High level review of geospatial data acquisition systems, sensors, and associated processing technologies. Course considers geospatial metadata generation principles, interoperability, and major tools for manipulation with geospatial data. Course may help in transition of non-geospatial majors to geospatial field.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Integrated Geospatial Tech, Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (.5)

Year 4

Fall

SU 4100 - Geodetic Positioning

Introduces the theory and practice of global positioning systems, primarily global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Examines data collection, quality assessment, analysis and adjustment.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 4060 and SU 3600

SU 4300 - Geospatial Monitoring of Engineering Structures and Geodynamic Processes

Course comprises methods and applications of geospatial monitoring technologies. Typical application scenarios are presented in this course. Course has a number of labs which allow students to get a hands-on experience in processing and modeling monitoring data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Integrated Geospatial Tech, Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000 or SU 2050

SU 4011 - Cadastre and Land Information Systems

Topics include: an introduction to land rights, land ownership, lease, and traditional rights, mortgaging and land as capital, description of land rights, boundary description, land information systems, examples of cadastre types over the globe, and modern technical aspects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

Total 15 Credits

Spring

SU 4900 - Capstone Design Project

An engineering design project which integrates multiple aspects of previous surveying coursework while working with an industry partner. Includes project description, project planning, field work, office analysis, computer-aided design, final project completion and oral presentation skills.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

CEE 3331 - Professional Practice

Professional expectations of civil and environmental engineers demonstrated through readings, discussion, and writing. Topics include the consequences of engineering, design issues, legal aspects, ethical considerations, government requirements, management, leadership, and contract issues.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

HU 3120 - Technical and Professional Communication

A study of written and oral communication in technical and scientific environments; emphasizes audience, writing processes, genres of scientific and technical discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral report(s). Computer Intensive.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

SU 4012 - Geospatial Data Mining and Crowdsourcing

This course comprises theory and applications of geospatial data mining. Typical application scenarios are covered. Attention is given to open-source data and systems crowdsourcing, as well as social media. Special focus on imaging and visual analytics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

SU 4013 - Hydrographic Mapping and Surveying

This course comprises theory and applications of hydrographic mapping technologies. Typical application scenarios are covered. An intensive lab component provides hands-on experience in hydrographic data processing and visualization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

Total 17 Credits

Electives

IGT Elective List (3 credits)

CMG 1200 - Introduction to Building Information Modeling

An introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) with an emphasis on the Autodesk Revit software.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

EE 4777 - Distributed Additive Manufacturing Using Open-Source 3-D Printing

This course provides an overview of open-source hardware in theory and practice for an introduction to distributed additive manufacturing using open-source 3-D printing. Each student will build a customized RepRap and will learn all hardware and software for maintaining it.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior

UN 5550 - Introduction to Data Science

Introduces concepts and skills fundamental to Data Science including: getting data, data wrangling, exploratory data analysis, basic statistics, data visualization, data modeling, and learning. The course introduces data science from different perspectives: computer science, mathematics, business, engineering, and more.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Data Science

GIS Elective List (3 credits)

SS 2050 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems and Technologies

Introduction to geospatial sciences and technologies that are widely used for mapping and analyzing geographic patterns of human activities. Students gain hands-on experience in data collection, spatial data editing, georeferencing, spatial analysis, cartography, and spatial problem solving.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year

SS 4050 - Advanced GIS Methods and Projects

Advanced application of Geographic Information Systems in social sciences as a tool to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Students gain hands-on experience in data collection, advanced spatial analysis, and scripting.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (SS 2050 or FW 3540 or GE 3250 or GE 4540 or SU 3540 or SU 4010 or SU 4012) and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Programming Elective List (3 credits)

CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming I

Starting point of the computer science programs. A high-level, object-oriented programming language is introduced as a problem-solving tool. Topics include design, coding, documentation, debugging, and testing of programs. Programming assignments are given in both a closed lab setting and as homework.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C)

CS 1131 - Accelerated Introduction to Programming

An alternative starting point of the computer science programs for students with some programming experience, combining material from CS1121 and CS1122, offered at an accelerated pace. Homework programming assignments are given.

  • Credits: 5.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C)

FW 5553 - Python Programming for ArcMap GIS

An introduction to Python scripting and basic Python coding within ArcMap. Labs cover tasks found in typical GIS workflows. Students learn how to write and debug Python scripts, models and mapping programs.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): FW 5550 or FW 3540

SU 4601 - R for Geosciences in Applied and Fundamental Tasks and Research

R for Geosciences is intended to build up modern engineers and scientists and to get them acquainted with a powerful tool for the solution of miscellaneous applied statistical tasks in geosciences.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand

Science Elective List (3 credits)

BL 2001 - Valuing the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are used as the subject to examine environmental issues. A combination of reading, lecture, and discussion will be used to study the unique ecology, biology, and history of the Great Lakes.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer

BL 2160 - Botany

Covers structure, function, reproduction, and classification of plants and algae, relating these current ecological, agricultural, or other human issues.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

CH 1153 - University Chem Recitation I

Problem solving session to support University Chemistry I - CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

FW 2010 - Vegetation of North America

Identification and life history of trees, shrubs, and common understory plants of the major forested vegetation types of North America. Including plant morphology, taxonomy, life history traits, and community ecology on trees and forests.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-4)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

PH 1200 - Physics by Inquiry II

Experiments covering Coulomb's law, electric and magnetic fields, circuits, induction, and geometric optics are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100 or PH 1111 or PH 1141 or PH 1161

PH 2200 - University Physics II-Electricity and Magnetism

A calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 1200(C) or PH 2261(C)) and (PH 2100 or PH 1160) and MA 2160

PH 1600 - Introductory Astronomy

Introduces fundamentals of astronomy. Topics include Kepler's and Newton's laws of motion, origin and evolution of the solar system, galactic astronomy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and modern instrumentation, including space-based astronomy.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PH 1610 - Introductory Astronomy Lab

Demonstrates fundamentals of astronomy using non-telescopic and telescopic observations, and computer simulations. Topics include angular size measurements, season-dependent measurements, phases of the moon, phases and orbits of planets, brightness of stars, introduction to the use of MTU's Observatory, instrumentation, and applications of computer programs involving cosmology.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): PH 1600

GE 3850 - Geohydrology

Geologic and hydrologic factors controlling the occurrence, movement, and development of subsurface water. Quantitative methods for analyzing groundwater systems are introduced.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring