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Physics 
Spring 1 Semester 
4.0 credits
MATH115: Intermediate AlgebraApplications
Instructs students in the knowledge of algebra involving nonlinear content including expressions, equations, functions and inequalities. This course emphasizes simplifying and solving methods for polynomial, quadratic, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and equations. Prerequisites: Completion of MATH096 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer score. Offered: ALL 
Summer 1 Semester 
4.0 credits
MATH170: PreCalculus
An indepth study of linear, piecewise, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Also includes the fundamental theorem of algebra, systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, sequences and series, and applications in geometry. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisites: Completion of MATH115 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score. Offered: ALL 
3.0 credits
MATH180: Trigonometry
Instructs the student in the knowledge of triangles, radian and degree measure, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, and vectors. Prepares the student to utilize trigonometry in the analysis of Calculus. Students need both Trigonometry and PreCalculus before entering Calculus I.[NM Common Course Number MATH 1213, Area II: Mathematics Core] Prerequisites: Completion of MATH115 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer Score. Offered: ALL 
Fall 2 Semester 
4.0 credits
MATH188: Calculus I
Instructs the student in the methods of differential calculus. Topics include elementary algebraic and transcendental functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and optimization. Other topics include L'hopital's rule, Newton's method, Riemann sums, indefinite and definite integration, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mathematical software will be utilized throughout the course to expose students to computer algebra systems. [NM Common Course Number MATH 1614, Area II: Mathematics Core] Prerequisites: MATH170 AND MATH180, minimum grade C. Offered: ALL 
4.0 credits
CHEM111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and preprofessional majors. Prerequisites: Completion of MATH115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. Completion of CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years. Offered: FASP 
3.0 credits
ENGL111: Freshman Composition
Emphasizes academic writing, intertextuality, and analysis of rhetorical situation through writing workshop and thematic readings. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1113, Area I; Communications] Prerequisites: ENGL099 and RDNG095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores. Offered: ALL 
3.0 credits
COSC118: Comp Programming Fund I w/C++
An introduction to programming and computing integrating problem solving and algorithmic design using the object oriented programming language C++. Prerequisites: Completion of MATH096, ENGL095, and RDNG095 or appropriate Accuplacer scores in Math, English, and Reading. Offered: FASP 
Spring 2 Semester 
4.0 credits
MATH189: Calculus II
A continuation of Math 188; extending to topics in Techniques of Integration, Numerical Integration, Applications of Integration, Infinite Series, Power Series, Maclaurin & Taylor Series and Taylor Polynomials.[NM Common Course Number MATH 1623, Area II: Mathematics Core] Prerequisites: Complete MATH188 with a minimum grade of C. Offered: ALL 
3.0 credits
PHYS215: Engineering Physics I
A calculus level treatment of classical mechanics and waves. Physics principles are emphasized and illustrated by examples and problem practice. Strongly recommended that students have previously taken high school physics or PHYS 111. Strongly recommend that this course be taken with PHYS 215L. Prerequisites: Take MATH188 or higher with a minimum grade of C. Offered: FASP 
1.0 credits
PHYS215L: Engineering Physics Lab I
This course is the first in a twosemester laboratory sequence, which accompanies the calculusbased introductory physics sequence (215,216). For students who have completed PHYS215, this lab may be taken separately with permission of the instructor. Corequisites: PHYS215 Offered: FASP 
4.0 credits
CHEM112: General Chemistry II
Part two of the general study of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, acidbase systems, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, industrial processes, and coordination chemistry. For engineering and preprofessional majors. Prerequisites: Take MATH160 and CHEM111. Offered: FASP 
3.0 credits
ENGL211: Advanced Composition
Develops rhetorical and expository writing skills. Explores a variety of forms and styles with emphasis on argument and academic research. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1123, Area I; Communications] Prerequisites: Take ENGL111 and RDNG113 Offered: ALL 
Fall 3 Semester 
4.0 credits
MATH268: Calculus III
Instructs the student in the techniques of multivariable calculus. Topics include partial differentiation, linear and quadratic approximations, optimization, multiple integration, vector fields, line and flux integrals, curl, divergence, and the three fundamental theorems.[NM Common Course Number MATH 2614, Area II: Mathematics Core] Prerequisites: Take MATH189 with a minimum grade of C. Offered: FASP 
3.0 credits
PHYS216: Engineering Physics II
A calculus level treatment of topics in gravitation, electricity, and magnetism. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS216L. Prerequisites: Take PHYS215 and MATH189, minimum grade of C. Offered: FASP 
1.0 credits
PHYS216L: Engineering Physics Lab II
This course is the second in a twosemester laboratory sequence, which accompanies the calculusbased introductory physics sequence (215,216). It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS216. For students who have completed PHYS216, this lab may be taken separately with permission of the instructor. Corequisites: PHYS216 Offered: FASP 
3.0 credits
ENGR230: Engineering Circuit Analysis
Introductory engineering analysis of analog circuits. Topics include electrical component descriptions and equations (resistors, inductors, and capacitors), Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, and calculus based formulation of network equations using time and frequency domain concepts. Prerequisites: Take MATH189. Offered: FALL 
3.0 credits
COMM110: Public Speaking
The purpose of this class is to develop students' public speaking skills so that they can become more confident and effective speakers. Students will write and present both persuasive and informative speeches. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1113, Area I; Communications] Prerequisites: Placement into RDNG095 and ENGL095 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores. Offered: ALL 
or 
3.0 credits
COMM111: Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase student's awareness of the role that interpersonal communication plays in creating and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Emphasis of instruction is on improving onetoone communication skills. Topics covered include selfconcept, perception, nonverbal communication, listening, feedback, and effective use of language. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1213, Area I; Communications] Prerequisites: Placement into RDNG095 and ENGL095 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores. Offered: ALL 
Spring 3 Semester 
4.0 credits
MATH282: Differential Equations
A course which gives an indepth introduction to ordinary differential equations. Theoretical questions such as existence and uniqueness will be addressed but emphasis will be on concepts and applications. Topics include first order techniques and applications, second order techniques and applications, Laplace Transform methods, CauchyEuler equations, infinite series techniques, systems, numerical techniques and qualitative aspects.[NM Common Course Number MATH 2814, Area II: Mathematics Core] Prerequisites: Complete MATH268 with a minimum grade of C. Offered: SP 
3.0 credits
PHYS217: Engineering Physics III
A calculus level treatment of optics, special relativity, and atomic structure. Prerequisites: Take PHYS216 with a minimum grade C. Offered: DMND 
3.0 credits
ENGR236: Thermodynamics
This first course in thermodynamics is applicable to all engineering disciplines (and modern society in general) as it deals with energy, and an "energybalance" approach to problem solving. The first portion is devoted to energy, energy transfer, and physical properties. The first law of thermodynamics (which relates energy to heat and work) and the second law (specifies the direction of certain processes) are then covered in detail. Minimum grade required: "C" Prerequisites: TAKE PHYS215 Offered: SP 
3.0 credits
ECON251: Macroeconomics
Covers supply and demand, the danger of price controls, the role of government in free markets, international trade, international finance, currency exchange rates, purchasing power parity, the balance of payments, the tax structure, national income accounting, elements of longrun economic growth, inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, economic models explaining changes in the business cycle, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and the money supply. The application of economics to the financial markets is stressed along with economic indicators. [NM Common Course Number ECON 2113, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core] Prerequisites: Take RDNG095, ENGL099, and MATH096 or appropriate Reading, English and Math Accuplacer Scores. Offered: ALL 
or 
3.0 credits
ECON252: Microeconomics
Covers the history of economic development, comparisons of the major economic systems, supply and demand, price controls, price elasticity of demand, the distribution of income, social security, problems with measuring income demographic effects on the economy, the cost structure of firms, perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, economies of scale, monopoly regulation, labor markets and an examination of the economy's effect on the environment. The application of economics to the financial markets is stressed. [NM Common Course Number ECON 2123, Area IV; Behavioral/Social Science Core] Prerequisites: Take RDNG095, ENGL099 and MATH096 or appropriate Reading, English and Math Accuplacer Scores. Offered: ALL 
Students must also complete the following General Education requirements: 
 69 credits in Social & Behavioral Science
 69 credits in Humanities & Fine Arts


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