USMA Course Offerings Spring 2012-2013  

Department Course Title Crdts Description
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE350 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING 3 This course identifies, analyzes, and assesses built infrastructure which is the foundation for modern society.The complex and interconnected nature of infrastructures is investigated and demands on critical components are calculated. Students explore
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE371 SOIL MECHANICS/FNDTN ENGNRG 3.5 Soil Mechanics is the study of soil properties which govern the use of soil as a construction or foundation material. The course is devoted to describing soils, analyzing soil stresses, determining consolidation settlement, designing earth embankments, de
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE380 HYDROLOGY/ HYDRAULIC DESIGN 3.5 This course studies both hydrology, which is the study of occurrence, movement and distribution of rainfall, and hydraulic design, which is the application of fluid mechanics and other science an engineering disciplines in the design of structures and dev
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE400 CIVIL ENGR PROF PRACTICE 1 This seminar consists of 13 class attendances during the spring semester and includes all First Class cadets in the Civil Engineering major. The course focuses on issues related to the professional practice of civil engineering, and is intended to augmen
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE403 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 This course addresses the analysis and design of basic structural forms such as beams, trusses, and frames, which are found in bridges and buildings. Classical deflection techniques such as direct integration and virtual work; and indeterminate analysis
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE450 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 3 This course focuses on the implementation portion of the design process. The management of construction is covered to include scope of work, rough order-of-magnitude estimating, scheduling, planning, progress reporting, resource constraining, and quality
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE489 ADV IND STUDY CIVIL ENGRING 3 The cadet, on an individual or small group basis, pursues advanced study of a research or design topic in civil engineering.The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and desires of the cadet, in consultation with the Faculty Adviso
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE489A ADV IND STUDY CIVIL ENGRING 3 The cadet, on an individual or small group basis, pursues advanced study of a research or design topic in civil engineering.The scope of the course is tailored to the needs of the project and desires of the cadet, in consultation with the Faculty Adviso
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE490 TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or in structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, construction, or transportation engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. The course is intend
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE490A TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or in structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, construction, or transportation engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. The course is intende
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE491 ADV STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 This course builds upon the material covered in CE403/453 to develop a better understanding of structural behavior.Matrix analysis methods, including an introduction to finite elements, are developed as the basis for modern, computer-based structural an
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE492 DESIGN OF CE SYSTEMS 3 This course provides an opportunity for cadets to apply and synthesize their knowledge of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, hydraulic engineering, construction management and engineering economics in an open-ended, realistic, se
Civil and Mechanical Engineering CE495 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING 3 This course provides cadets with a solid introduction to the principles of transportation engineering with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. The material learned will provide the basic skill set that will allow students to solve transpo
Chemistry & Life Science CH101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3.5 This course provides a solid background in chemistry principles and applications. It includes a study of the nature of matter, its atomic and molecular structure, and the associated energies involved.Fundamental concepts, principles, theories, and laws
Chemistry & Life Science CH102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 3.5 This course provides a solid background in chemistry principles and applications. It includes a study of the nature of matter, its atomic and molecular structure, and the associated energies involved.Fundamental concepts, principles, theories, and laws
Chemistry & Life Science CH152 ADV GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 3.5 An advanced coverage of the concepts and principles covered in CH101-102 including a more in-depth laboratory program with emphasis on instrumental analysis.
Chemistry & Life Science CH290 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH 1 Introduces the methods of research in chemistry, chemical engineering, or life science that includes use of the research literature and instruction in intermediate experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques specific to the cadet's program of s
Chemistry & Life Science CH362 MASS & ENERGY BALANCES 3.5 Introduction to mass and energy balances in single phase and multiphase, nonreactive and reactive systems. Course topics include an introduction to engineering calculations and process variables, use of computers in solving chemical engineering problems,
Chemistry & Life Science CH364 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING 3.5 This course studies the effects of chemical reaction kinetics on systems of engineering significance. It introduces selection and operation of commercial chemical reactors, emphasizing chemical kinetics and transport phenomena.It studies currently prac
Chemistry & Life Science CH371 INTRO TO ANALYTICAL CHEM 3.5 The course teaches the fundamental concepts of analytical chemistry. Topics include acid-base equilibria, redox potentials, compleximetric titrimetry, separations, electrochemistry, and absorption spectroscopy.The course provides an overview of modern
Chemistry & Life Science CH375 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 3.5 This course consists of an examination of the unity and diversity of life. It investigates why there are so many different life forms and proceeds through Mendelian Genetics, the discovery of cells and chromosomes, DNA replication, and genetic expression
Chemistry & Life Science CH384 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3.5 The reactions of the important functional groups are explored: conjugated alkenes; aldehydes; ketones; carboxylic acids; and amines. The concept of aromaticity is explored and its mechanistic implications are developed.Selected topics in carbohydrate
Chemistry & Life Science CH385 INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY 3.5 The course will cover the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The course will present a detailed discussion on the molecular biology of DNA replication, transcription, translation, the control of gene expression, cell-to-cell sign
Chemistry & Life Science CH387 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3 This course consists of an in-depth study of human physiology and the interrelationships between major organs and systems of the body.Topics will build on studies of cell structure and function covered in CH385. This course will concentrate on homeosta
Chemistry & Life Science CH389 ADVANCED LAB PROJECTS I 1.5 The development of usable protocols, procedures, or laboratory experiments to advance current research projects directed by a member of the faculty. Individual cadets must gain the consent of the faculty member and present project title and scope of prop
Chemistry & Life Science CH390 ADVANCED LAB PROJECTS II 1.5 The development of usable protocols, procedures, or laboratory experiments to advance current research projects directed by a member of the faculty. Project can be either a continuation of CH389 or a new project limited to the scope of 1.5 credit hours.
Chemistry & Life Science CH399 TOPICS IN CHEM/ LS/ CHMENG 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in chemistry, chemical engineering and life science not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the Visiting Professor, Rotating PhD, or a se
Chemistry & Life Science CH400 CHEM ENG PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 The course will meet once per week and will cover topics such as ethics, continuing education, and global and social issues within chemical engineering. Special emphasis will be placed on preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Presentations
Chemistry & Life Science CH402 CHEM ENGNRG PROCESS DESIGN 3.5 This course provides a capstone experience that brings together material from previous courses to examine contemporary problems in chemical engineering process design. It provides instruction in the conceptual design of process networks to achieve a desig
Chemistry & Life Science CH460 HUMAN ANATOMY 3.5 This course is designed to provide cadets with a detailed study of the anatomical structure of the human body. Body structure will be studied by organ systems and will involve a balance between gross anatomical study and histology. Form-function relations
Chemistry & Life Science CH471 APPLICATIONS OF POLYMER CHEM 3.5 This course is an introduction to modern polymer chemistry and engineering. It provides an introduction to macromolecules and their properties.It covers polymerization methods, copolymerization, the morphology of polymers, and the testing and character
Chemistry & Life Science CH479 METHODS & APPS OF BIOTECH 3.5 This course is intended to reinforce topics learned in other life science courses by studying laboratory and practical applications of biotechnology. Laboratories will concentrate on biotechnology methods including purification, separation, and identific
Chemistry & Life Science CH482 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3.5 This course builds on the concepts covered in CH481 through a study of the quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules, their interaction with radiation, and statistical thermodynamics. Some of the specific topics covered include the electronic structure of
Chemistry & Life Science CH487 ADVANCED CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 3 In this laboratory course students will further develop their knowledge and understanding of organic and inorganic syntheses, quantitative and qualitative instrumental analysis, and applications of physical chemistry principles to molecular structure and
Chemistry & Life Science CH489 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH I 3 This undergraduate research course is designed to significantly advance the cadet?s knowledge and comprehension of science and/or engineering by answering a real world scientific question. Course work includes defining a problem, understanding related iss
Chemistry & Life Science CH490 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH II 3 With the same outcome goal as CH489 of significantly advancing the cadet's knowledge and comprehension of science and engineering into answering a real world scientific question, this course typically involves experimentation, data analysis, data evaluati
Chemistry & Life Science CH491 ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 3 This undergraduate research course is structured similarly to both CH489 and CH490. In this course, a cadet may continue on an established research problem or begin a new line of investigation. The minimum requirement for moving onto CH491 is a defined
Chemistry & Life Science CH492 ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDY II 3 The Advanced Individual Study provides cadets the unique opportunity to complete a carefully defined question or problem researched over the course of the previous 1.5 to 2 years.Based in research, this problem may be critical, experimental, applied, or
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS301 FUND OF COMPUTER SCIENCE 3.5 This is the first course for cadets enrolled in the computer science major. This course presents a thought-provoking introduction to the key concepts throughout the field.Cadets develop their understanding of programming (to include modular design) and
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS350 DATABASE DESIGN & IMPLEMENT 3 This course addresses the analysis, design and implementation of relational database applications. Implementation techniques and considerations are discussed and practiced extensively. Key concepts include analysis and design using a standardized notati
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS384 DATA STRUCTURES 3 This course is designed to build on the cadet's basic programming knowledge. Major emphasis is placed on object-based design, programming methodology, algorithms and algorithm analysis, data structures, and abstract data types as tools for the analysis,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS385 DESIGN & ANALYS-ALGORITHMS 3 This course studies analysis of algorithms and the relevance of analysis to the design of efficient computer algorithms.Algorithmic approaches covered include greedy, divide and conquer, and dynamic programming.Topics include sorting, searching, graph
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS394 DISTRIB APPLICATION ENGRNG 3 Building on the foundations of algorithm implementation, data structures, data
representation, and object oriented programming this course focuses on the principles of designing, implementing, and testing a modern distributed application. Cadets study the
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS400 COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR 2 This seminar will meet once or twice a week and will include all First Class cadets majoring in computer science.The seminar?s instruction consists of relevant reading assignments, class discussions based on readings and case studies, and numerous disti
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS403 OBJECT ORIENTED CONCEPTS 3 This course builds on the fundamental programming skills from prerequisite courses to explore advanced concepts used in modern object oriented software design to create software that is robust, reusable, and extensible in varying problem domains. Cadets g
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS450 DISTRIB APPLICATION DEVELOPMNT 3 Building on the foundations of algorithm implementation, data representation, web development, and basic networking, this course focuses on the principles of constructing a modern distributed application. Cadets study the principles, construction, and int
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS473 COMPUTER GRAPHICS 3 This course concerns computer programs that draw two- and three-dimensional objects on computer output devices and receive input from users through graphical input devices. Cadets implement interactive programs through a commonly available graphical appl
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS476 COMPILER DESIGN 3 Introduces the cadet to classical design including lexical analysis, symbol table construction, parsing, semantic analysis through attribute evaluation, code generation, and optimization.Related tools such as interpreters, text processors, and file proc
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS482 CYBER SECURITY 3.5 The focus area for this course is Cyber Security in the context of secure operation of networked computer systems. Topics covered include operating systems, system and network security, and offensive and defensive information operations. A course project
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS484 COMPUTER NETWORKS 3 This course provides cadets with an introduction to computer networks by breaking the subject into comprehensible parts and building a survey of the state of the art. The goal of the course is to provide each cadet with basic concepts necessary to unders
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS485 SPEC TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCI 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in computer science not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum.Course content will be based on the special expertise of the visiting professor or a senior computer science faculty member.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS488 LANG-BASED SIMULATION MODELING 3 This course applies nearly all previous study of computer science to a specific problem domain essential to the Army - simulation technology. Cadets will learn the fundamental principles of event-based simulation, language-based representation of simulat
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS489 ADV IND STUDY COMPUTER SCI 3 The detailed syllabus of this elective will be tailored to the specific project and to qualifications of the cadet.The research or study program will be proposed by the cadet or selected from those proposed by the department.The cadet will formalize a
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CS489A ADV IND STUDY COMPUTER SCI 3 Same as CS489.
Military Instruction DS310 TACTICS 3 Tactics is the employment of units in combat. This course provides an in-depth study of the art and science of tactics, mission analysis, as well as military decision making at the tactical level of war. DS310 is required for students majoring in Defense
Military Instruction DS350 MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS 3 DS350 is a communication course grounded in application of sound communication techniques relevant to the tactical and strategic levels of war as well as communication techniques applicable for the proper delivery and reception of messages in a profession
Military Instruction DS360 SP OPNS/LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT 3 This course is divided into two sub-courses. The first sub-course examines the class of military operations commonly referred to as low intensity conflict (LIC). It explores the nature and dynamics of LIC with particular attention to the differences betwe
Military Instruction DS385 SUSTAINING THE FORCE 3 This course introduces cadets to the principles of logistics and the critical factors that affect sustaining military operations. The first block focuses on the principles of logistics and characteristics of logistical support, identifying the fundamental
Military Instruction DS455 COMPARATIVE MILITARY SYSTEMS 3 This course's objective is to analyze the defense policies of various countries and the outcomes of those defense policies, to include national security objectives, national military objectives, military doctrine, force structure, and military capabilitie
Military Instruction DS460 COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS 3 DS460, Counterinsurgency Operations, exists in order that cadets will 1) demonstrate a theoretical and pragmatic understanding of insurgencies, to include their temperaments, composition, strategies, employment, and irregular battlefield operating systems
Military Instruction DS470 MILITARY STRATEGY 3 This course provides an overview of how national security strategy is translated into effective military strategy. The course addresses three central issues: (1) the appropriate ends of military strategy, (2) the ways we use our military capabilities to a
Military Instruction DS489 ADV IND STUD-DEF/STRAT STUDIES 3 The course provides an environment that is conducive to independent effort in a subject area of special interest to the cadet. Original research or specialized study can be accomplished in any of the many fields within Defense and Strategic Studies. The c
Military Instruction DS498 COLLOQUIUM IN MILITARY AFFAIRS 3 The colloquium uses seminar discussions to analyze and debate issues of command and leadership, as well as the linkage of strategic, operational, and tactical objectives in historical and current military operations. Cadets apply the fundamentals learned
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN 3.5 This first course in electrical engineering for the non-electrical engineering major provides a foundation in basic circuit theory and analysis, power in circuits and electric power systems, and analog electronics. Lectures, laboratory work, classroom de
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE302 INTRO ELECTRICAL ENGIN 3.5 This first course in electrical engineering provides a solid introduction to electric circuit theory. Fundamental principles and network theorems are developed using DC resistive circuits. The complete responses of RC, RL, and RLC circuits are obtained
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE350 BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 3 This is a course for non-electrical engineering majors that provides a foundation in basic circuit theory and analysis, power in circuits and electric power systems, and analog electronics. Lectures, laboratory work, classroom demonstrations and discussio
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE360 DIGITAL LOGIC W/ EMBEDDED SYS 3.5 This course covers the analysis, design, simulation, and construction of digital logic circuits and embedded systems. The material in this course provides the necessary tools to design digital hardware circuits such as digital clocks and locks, as well as
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE375 INTRO TO COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE 3 This course provides an introduction to computer organization and computer architecture. It builds on digital logic theory and devices (as studied in EE360) to develop more complex systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basics of computer syst
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE377 ELECTRICAL POWER ENGNRNG 3 This course provides a study of the fundamentals in two areas of electric
power engineering: electromechanical energy conversion and electric power systems. Steady-state behavior in single-phase and balanced three-phase power circuits is emphasized. The c
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE383 ELECTROMAGN FIELDS & WAVES 3.5 This course is an introduction to electromagnetic fields, which are the foundation of electrical engineering. The course begins with transmission line analysis using circuit models and reviews the mathematical tools (vector algebra and calculus) that are
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE400 EE PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS 2 This course addresses the concerns of professional electrical engineers such as engineering ethics, economics, licensing, manufacturability, sustainability, reliability, safety, and design methodologies. The course will include Fundamentals of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE462 ELECTRONIC DESIGN 3.5 This course focuses on the design, simulation, building, and testing of a wide variety of application-oriented circuits based upon the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and operational amplifier (OPAMP). Applications of the BJT include current sources, ac
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE477 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 3 This is an introductory course devoted to the fundamentals of analog and digital communication systems used for the transfer of information electronically from one point to another. The course topics will focus on the various methods by which information
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE478 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION NETWORKS 3 This course examines the most commonly recognized methods used in the design of telecommunications networks. Building on the fundamentals of communications theory, the operational characteristics of existing message-, circuit- and packet-switched network
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE483 PHOTONICS ENGINEERING 3 This course is an introduction to optoelectronic devices and systems. It begins with a review of the fundamental electromagnetic field theory, quantum mechanics, and solid state electronics that characterize optoelectronic device behavior.The course th
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE486 SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS 3 The course covers device physics, operating principles and applications of diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors (FET). It begins with basic properties of crystalline solids, energy diagrams, and thermal physics. P-N junction
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE487 DESIGNING W/ MICROCONTROLLERS 3 This course teaches students how to employ microcontrollers in the design of an embedded system. Cadets first review basic microcontroller organization and system requirements. The detailed study of common microcontroller peripheral devices follows with
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE489 ADV IND STUDY IN ELECT ENGR 3 Course requirements will be tailored to the needs and qualifications of the individual cadet. The course will normally involve a project requiring research, experimentation, and the submission of a report under the guidance of a departmental advisor. Al
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science EE489A ADV IND STUDY IN ELECT ENGR 3 Temp
Systems Engineering EM381 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3 This course prepares cadets to consider the economic dimension in the evaluation of engineering alternatives; a consideration vital to the Systems Decision Process, engineering management, systems acquisition and many other application areas. While emphas
Systems Engineering EM420 PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MGMT 3 This course deals with the quantitative aspects of design and analysis of production operations management. Emphasis is on identification, analysis, and solution implementation of production problems using applied quantitative techniques within each of th
Systems Engineering EM481 SYSTEMS SIMULATION 3 Cadets learn and explore discrete event simulation techniques and tools used to analyze and improve complex systems. Applications include operations, transportation, manufacturing and logistics systems. Topics include functional modeling with functional f
English and Philosophy EN101 COMPOSITION 3 This course aims to develop clear, logical, and grammatically correct expression in written discourse. Daily writing and revision reinforce instruction in the writing process. Organization, substance, style, and correctness are major concerns of the cou
English and Philosophy EN102 LITERATURE 3 This course studies ways in which writers use language imaginatively. Cadets develop the writing techniques of EN101 in responding to assignments on selected works of literature from diverse authors.
English and Philosophy EN302 ADVANCED COMPOSITION 3 This course refines basic writing skills, develops sophisticated techniques of written expression, and establishes a critical editorial sense with respect to the cadet's own composition and the writing of others.Exemplary readings give substance to dail
English and Philosophy EP344 CRITICISM 3 This course introduces cadets to the theory of interpretation and the practice of literary criticism. Through the study of critics ranging from the ancient to the postmodern, cadets investigate mimetic, pragmatic, expressive, and objective schools. They
English and Philosophy EP346 BRITISH LITERATURE II 3 This course continues the survey initiated in British Literature I by considering major authors and works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through representative but necessarily selective readings, cadets will trace the development of British l
English and Philosophy EP359 LOGICAL REASONING 3 This course blends two areas of study that are often kept separate in university courses on logic: informal logic and formal (or symbolic) logic. Informal logic's emphasis is on natural language arguments relatively simple in structure, on rules of valid
English and Philosophy EP360 EASTERN ART 3 Investigating Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese folk crafts and architecture, this course intensifies and expands knowledge and understanding of Eastern cultures. To the extent that beautiful and treasured artifacts define and explain a culture,
English and Philosophy EP366 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND 3 This course will jointly address major topics in the traditional philosophy of mind and questions created by recent developments in artificial intelligence: what is mind?What is the relationship of a mind to the physical world, including the brain? Wh
English and Philosophy EP374 THE ARTS OF WAR 3 This course ranges widely across cultures and historical periods in studying how human creative imagination has dealt with war.The works in this course are especially illuminating to professional soldiers.
English and Philosophy EP376 KANT & 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY 3 This course gives primary attention to the systematic philosophy of the German thinker, Immanuel Kant, whose influence on Nineteenth Century thinking was widespread and who is commonly recognized as one of the pillars of Modern Philosophy. The course wil
English and Philosophy EP377 20TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY 3 This course will introduce cadets to a representative sample major of figures and topics which have set the stage for understanding contemporary Philosophy in the so-called Analytic Tradition.Major figures include Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Moore, th
English and Philosophy EP390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE 3 This course explores an advanced topic in Literature. Specific subject matter will vary with the expertise of the senior faculty member conducting the course.
English and Philosophy EP394 SHAKESPEARE 3 This course surveys representative Shakespearean plays, including great tragedies, histories, and comedies.Study stresses the nature of Shakespeare's genius and the relation of his works to the cultures of all ages.
English and Philosophy EP488 SENIOR THESIS II 3 This course permits cadets to complete a yearlong project requiring research in depth that culminates in a substantial thesis of high scholarly quality.
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV203 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 3 This core course provides cadets with a fundamental understanding of scientific principles and processes of earth science, meteorology, climatology, geomorphology and environmental systems, as well as an introduction to cultural geography. Further, the c
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV301 ENV SCIENCE FOR ENGR & SCIEN 3 This course is similar to EV300 except that the context of discussion in EV301 is appropriate for cadets who have elected to major in science or engineering. EV301 provides the cadet with a broad understanding of current global and local environmental is
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV350 ENVIRONMNTL ENGR TECHNOLOGIES 3 This course builds on environmental issues introduced in EV300 and further explorers environmental engineering from a unit process and materials balance approach. Analyzing water (transport, quality, drinking water treatment, and wastewater treatment); ai
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES 3 This course provides the geographic foundation for study in interdisciplinary and management academic areas.Contemporary regions of the world political map serve as the framework within which geographic concepts and analytical techniques are applied. E
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV372 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA 3 The course studies the physical and cultural environment of Asia with emphasis on those geographic elements related to the region's progress, developing nations, and emerging world and regional powers.Topics covered include a consideration of the physic
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV376 GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST 3 This course examines the cultural and natural diversity of Southwest Asian landscapes. The realmýs cultures and ethnicities are studied in a geographic context, with an emphasis on the origin, dispersal, spatial organization, and interaction of important
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV377 REMOTE SENSING 3 Remote Sensing is learning about something without touching it--the most obvious example being the use of satellites to study the Earth. EV377, a techniques course applicable to both the humanities and engineering, studies how and what types of informati
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV379 PHOTOGRAMMETRY 3 Photogrammetry, the art and science of making accurate measurements on photographs, is an important and fundamental discipline concerned with civilian and military mapping. Students, applying simple geometric principles to the photograph, determine objec
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV385 INTRO TO ENVIRON ENGR 3.5 This course introduces cadets to the study of environmental engineering from a unit process and a materials balance approach.The focus is design-oriented problem solving to protect human health and the health of ecosystems using fundamental physical, ch
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV386 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE 3 The course examines European cultural landscapes, focusing on the environmental and cultural diversity exhibited among the states of modern Europe. Nationalism and the territorial imperative, long recognized as major forces in Europe, are studied from a
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV387 METEOROLOGY 3 This course introduces meteorological processes, systems, and patterns with emphasis on spatial distributions.The course begins with a comprehensive look at the structure of the atmosphere to include the energy budget, heat transfer mechanisms, as well
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 3.5 This course primarily emphasizes learning to identify minerals and rocks and then applying this knowledge to analyze the significant geologic processes that act on and within the earth. These processes include plate tectonics, rock mechanics, geologic map
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY 3 This course studies the processes that create landforms on the surface of the earth and their regional and global distributions.The course focuses on processes and their inter-relationships with geologic structure, soils and climate.Processes emphasiz
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV390B URBAN GEOGRAPHY 3 This course examines the location, function, structure, growth and interaction of urban areas. Spatial techniques are used to explore the internal attributes of cities, as well as their connectivity to other places. While the primary focus is on urbaniza
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV391B ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY 3 This course focuses on natural phenomena that pose hazards to people. The cause, nature, and occurrence frequency of natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanic activity will be examined. Emphasis will also be placed on how peo
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV396 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SYS 3.5 This course will examine biology from a practical environmental engineering and environmental science perspective.The foci of the course are applied public health, microbiology and microbial energetics.Specific topics include the biological health iss
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV397 AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING 3 This course employs a design approach to air pollution control. It begins by defining air pollution problems, to include pollutant types, sources, legislation, and effects on both local and global scales. The course then examines the design of various mea
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Geographic information systems are hardware/software systems that permit the input, storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis, and display of geocoded data. Used by environmentalists, engineers, land-use planners, architects, managers of large land hold
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV400 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SEM 1 This seminar will meet once each week and will include all first class cadets majoring in environmental engineering. The seminar topics will address a variety of fundamental engineering science, design, and professional practice topics including engineeri
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV401 PHYS & CHEM TREATMENT 3.5 This course takes a process approach to environmental engineering using engineering science and design of drinking water treatment systems as the primary foci. Building upon concepts gained in environmental chemistry, cadets study physical and chemical pr
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV450 ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING 3 This course is the third in a three-course sequence and is concerned with the balance of engineered solutions with economic, socio-cultural, political, and ecological considerations evaluated during a decision-making process. Using management of water res
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV477 ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING 3 This course examines advanced remote sensing theory and digital image processing techniques suitable for the processing of remotely sensed data. Emphasis is on the processing and analysis of state-of-the-art high spatial and spectral resolution data gath
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV478 MILITARY GEOSPATIAL OPERATIONS 3 This course is designed to teach the most current state of geospatial operations in the military. It is built to provide the student an improved understanding of the cornerstone to the digital force - the "common operational picture" or COP. This course
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY 3 History is replete with examples of the impact of terrain, weather and climate on military operations at all scales.National strategies are influenced heavily by geographic realities of relative location, spatial interaction, population dynamics and res
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV485 SPEC TOPICS-GEOG & ENVRNMNT 3 This course explores an advanced topic in Human and Regional Geography, Environmental Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or Geospatial Information Science.Specific subject matter will vary with the expertise of the visiting pro
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV487 ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY 3 This interdisciplinary seminar uses Environmental Security in a case study approach to study environmental issues potentially affecting U.S. National Security. Cadets will explore environmental security topics such as water, natural resource shortages, en
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV488 SOLID & HAZ WASTE TREAT & REMD 3 This course examines the treatment, storage and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. Both regulatory requirements and evolving technology associated with solving modern solid waste disposal problems are discussed.Processes for the investigation and
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV489A ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 3 The course is an individually supervised research and study program designed to provide cadets with the opportunity to pursue advanced topics within their discipline. The cadet prepares a research and study proposal setting forth the objectives, scope, a
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV489B ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDY II 3 The course is an individually supervised research and study program designed to provide cadets with the opportunity to pursue advanced topics within their discipline. The cadet uses a research and study proposal setting forth the objectives, scope, and an
Geography and Environmental Engineering EV490 ADV ENVIRON ENG DESIGN 3.5 This is the final design course for the major in environmental engineering. Cadets experience the complete design experience including defining the project scope, identifying design constraints, comparing alternatives, development of plans and specificati
History HI105 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 3 HI 105, History of the United States, addresses the social, political, economic, foreign relations, and sectional of the nation from its colonial roots through the end of the 20th century.The course consists of three blocks of instruction, each followed
History HI107 WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3 HI107, Western Civilization, is part of a two-semester sequence intended to develop a historical understanding of the civilization in which cadets live. The other part of the sequence (HI108, Regional Studies in World History) is an in-depth survey of an
History HI108 REGIONAL STUDIES IN WORLD HIST 3 HI108, Regional Studies in World History, is a detailed study of the development and critical events in the history of one of five regions: Africa (stem identifier A), East Asia (E), Latin America (L), the Middle East (M), or Russia (R). The focus on one
History HI108A WORLD HIST - AFRICA 3 Temporary course for Language stem for HI108
History HI108E WORLD HIST - EAST ASIA 3 Temporary course for Language stem for HI108
History HI108L WORLD HIST - LATIN AMERICA 3 Temporary course for Language stem for HI108
History HI108M WORLD HIST - MID EAST 3 Temporary course for Language stem for HI108
History HI108R WORLD HIST - RUSSIA 3 Temporary course for Language stem for HI108.
History HI155 ADVANCED HISTORY OF THE U.S. 3 This course encompasses the same chronological period and thematic coverage as HI105, but it does so through monographic and periodical literature and a greater emphasis on classroom discussion.These courses assume some familiarity with American history
History HI158 ADV REG STUD IN WORLD HISTORY 3 This course encompasses the same chronological period and thematic coverage as HI105, but it does so through monographic and periodical literature and a greater emphasis on classroom discussion.These courses assume some familiarity with history and cons
History HI301 HISTORY OF THE MILITARY ART 3 This two-term, upperclass core course traces the evolution of the art of war from the ancients through the napoleonic era to the American civil war and the wars of the twentieth century.Emphasis is placed on the changing nature of warfare as nations adj
History HI302 HISTORY OF THE MILITARY ART 3 This two-term, upperclass core course traces the evolution of the art of war from the ancients through the Napoleonic era to the American civil war and the wars of the twentieth century.Emphasis is placed on the changing nature of warfare as nations adj
History HI302H HISTORY OF THE MILITARY ART 3 Tempory course for History Majors enrolled in HI302.
History HI302X HISTORY OF THE MILITARY ART 3 This two term, upperclass core course traces the evolution of the art of war from the hundred years war through the Napoleonic era to the American civil war and the wars of the twentieth century.Emphasis is placed on the changing nature of warfare as na
History HI342 THE BRITISH ISLES SINCE 1688 3 This course examines the rise and fall of one of the greatest empires of modern history. How did a tiny, insular nation become the world's most formidable imperialistic power and then, in the afterglow of high Victorian achievement, evolve into a post-in
History HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY 3 The course focuses on the major diplomatic developments in Europe from 1814 through the end of the Cold War in 1991. It traces the emergence of the European state system after the Treaty of Westphalia and the impact of the revolution in France on European
History HI355 WARFARE-AGE OF INDUSTRIALIZTN 3 This course examines the history of warfare around the globe from the Congress of Vienna through World War I and its aftermath.It combines the study of military campaigns with the political, economic, social, and cultural factors shaping military develo
History HI356 WAR AT SEA AND IN THE AIR 3 This course examines war at sea from the early days of galley warfare through the ages of sail, steam power, all-steel navies, nuclear power and missiles. War in the air is examined from the early days of balloons and lighter-than-air ships through missi
History HI361 MEDIEVAL EUROPE 3 The millennium between the "fall" of the Roman Empire and the Voyages of Discovery--the Middle Ages--has often been characterized as brutish and inferior. Yet, this tough, fascinating society offered immeasurable potential for growth and adaptation. The
History HI369 AMERICAN FRONTIERS 3 HI 369 enables cadets to explore the social, political, economic, and military interactions between many diverse cultures in North America during the period of European and U.S. expansion since 1500.The course does this by examining the history of Nativ
History HI376 EARLY MODERN WARFARE 3 This course examines the history of warfare in Europe from the Renaissance through the campaigns of Frederick the Great.It combines the study of military campaigns with that of the political, economic, social, and cultural factors shaping military devel
History HI381 HISTORY OF IRREGULAR WARFARE 3 The course examines unconventional warfare from a historical perspective, particularly conflicts involving opponents with a significant disparity in their conventional military capabilities.Through several case studies, the course explores why belligere
History HI385 WAR & ITS THEORISTS 3 Along with great commanders in history, there have been men who theorized about the nature and conduct of war, the relationship between politics and strategy, and the impact of warfare upon society.The course examines the contributions of selected theor
History HI390 EARLY NATIONAL AMERICA 3 Although the Constitution outlined the form of federal government in the United States, it left unanswered many questions concerning how that government should function. This course examines how, between 1790 and 1848, evolving political thought, economi
History HI395 HIST OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA 3 This course focuses on the causes and consequences of the American Civil War. Cadets will analyze the road to war, the war itself, and Reconstruction to place the entire period in its broader historical context. The course covers the ante-bellum South an
History HI460 SENIOR FACULTY COURSE 3 This course is taught by a senior member in the Department of History in a field of that historian's expertise. The course offers students the opportunity to study under the guidance of a historian in topics not normally offered by the Department of Histo
History HI460A SENIOR FACULTY COURSE 3 This course is taught by a senior member in the Department of History in a field of that historian's expertise. The course offers students the opportunity to study under the guidance of a historian in topics not normally offered by the Department of Histo
History HI460C SENIOR FACULTY COURSE 3 This course is taught by a senior member in the Department of History in a field of that historian's expertise. The course offers students the opportunity to study under the guidance of a historian in topics not normally offered by the Department of Histo
History HI463 RACE, ETHNICITY, NATION 3 We use the words ethnicity, race, and nation constantly, but what do these terms really mean? Why are people willing to kill or persecute each other in the name of these ideas? The course will allow cadets to investigate the development of the concepts o
History HI498 COLLOQUIUM IN HISTORY 3 The colloquium employs seminar discussions of important books and scholarly articles to enhance understanding of major historical issues. Subcourses are designed to provide in-depth study of various topics in American, European, military, and internation
History HI499 SENIOR THESIS 3 The course provides cadets selecting the major in history with an opportunity to enhance their skills in historical research and analysis. For this reason the course serves as excellent preparation for graduate study in history and related disciplines.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IS450 PRINCIPLES OF DIS APP ENGR 3 Building on the foundations of algorithm implementation, data representation, web development, and basic networking, this course focuses on the principles of constructing a modern distributed application. Cadets study the principles, construction, and int
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT105 INTRO TO COMPUTING & INFO TECH 3 Designed to meet the needs of the core curriculum, this fundamental course provides an introduction to the principles behind the use, function, and operation of digital computers and information technology.The course presents program design and construc
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT155 ADV INTRO TO COMP & INFO TECH 3 Provides a more advanced study of computers, information technology and programming for cadets who have demonstrated ability beyond the level of the standard course. The course studies advanced microcomputer technology and advanced programming techniques
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT300 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS 3 This course presents a thought-provoking introduction to key computing concepts. Cadets develop their understanding of programming (to include modular design) and problem-solving skills begun in IT105, and build a foundation for further study by focusing
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT305 THEORY & PRAC OF MIL IT SYS 3 This course builds on the foundations of Information Technology (IT) acquired during the first two years of cadet experiences.It covers problem solving utilizing the digitization process, networking, databases, information systems, information assurance
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT382 NETWORK INFRASTRUCT MGT 3 This course covers network infrastructures through all stages of implementation as well as application of networking technology within the Army enterprise. The course integrates fundamental knowledge of network infrastructure by teaching cadets how to des
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT383 USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT 3 This course provides a practical introduction to user interface development and usability engineering of interactive applications.The disciplines of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering guide these endeavors, but our focus here is m
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT384 NETWORK SYSTEM PROG 3 This course applies fundamental programming skills to automate interactions with a computer, a local operating system, or the Internet and so use and manage resources and services. Examples of the resources and services that the programming in this course
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT392 NETWORK SERVICES MGT 3 Cadets study network services in terms of design, implementation, maintenance and security of computer servers. The learning process in this course builds on IT382 and assumes a functional network with basic connectivity. This course first covers the desi
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT400 IT SEMINAR 2 This seminar will meet once or twice a week and will include all First Class cadets majoring in information technology.The seminar?s instruction consists of relevant reading assignments, class discussions based on readings and case studies, and numerous
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science IT493 IT INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 This elective will be tailored to the specific project and to qualifications of the cadet. The research, study program, or special project will be proposed by the cadet or selected from those proposed by the department. The cadet will formalize a proposal
Physical Education KN360 BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3 A knowledge of basic and applied biomechanics is essential to the study of human beings engaged in motor performance. An individual who understands the mechanical bases that underlie human movement and who can systematically analyze movement and determine
Physical Education KN365 NUTRITION FOR PERFORMANCE 3 Performance Nutrition is designed to teach the basic concepts and functions of nutrition as well as their application to human performance. This includes emphasis in food chemistry, digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients, nutrient timing, an
Physical Education KN465 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING 3 This course will present the principles underlying the control and learning of motor skills. Central, neural, and sensory mechanisms that facilitate or inhibit the production, control, acquisition, retention, and transfer of motor skills will be discusse
Physical Education KN470 FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND RX 3 This course is designed to increase theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the administrative, medical, and biological aspects of developing physical competency through physical activity and exercise. Students will apply the scientific
Physical Education KN480 T/P OF ADVANCED PERFORMANCE 3 This integrative experience course was designed to provide cadets with advanced content knowledge in human adaptation to exercise and to serve as the USMA Integrative Experience. KN480 will address the overarching academic program goal: "to anticipate an
Physical Education KN485 TOPICS: EXERCISE/SPORT SCIENCE 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in exercise and sport sciences not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the Visiting Professor, Rotating PhD, or a senior DPE faculty memb
Physical Education KN491 INDIV RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY 1 This elective course provides an opportunity for a cadet to conduct an in-depth research project, study program, or special project in exercise and sport science. The cadet will formalize a proposal, develop a viable research plan, and conduct the projec
Physical Education KN492 INDIV RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY 2 This elective course provides an opportunity for a cadet to conduct an in-depth research project, study program, or special project in exercise and sport science. The cadet will formalize a proposal, develop a viable research plan, and conduct the projec
Physical Education KN493 INDIV RESEARCH IN KINESIOLOGY 3 This elective course provides an opportunity for a cadet to conduct an in-depth research project, study program, or special project in exercise and sport science. The cadet will formalize a proposal, develop a viable research plan, and conduct the projec
Physical Education KN495 HONORS THESIS 3 This course provides Kinesiology majors with an opportunity to enhance their skills in clinical research and analysis.Under the supervision of a thesis advisor, cadets will implement the research proposal developed in KN494.Cadets will meet regularly
Foreign Languages LA204 ARABIC II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LA203.
Foreign Languages LA472 COLLOQUIAL ARABIC 3 This course introduces the dialect of a particular Arab country. Oral proficiency gained in this course is complementary to previously learned modern standard Arabic. The course may be taken twice for credit if two different dialects are offered.Consu
Foreign Languages LA475 ARABIC RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary Arabic media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies and
Foreign Languages LA476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - ARABIC 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the Arabic-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may encom
Foreign Languages LA484 ARAB CIVILIZATION II 3 Continuation of LA483.
Foreign Languages LA486 ARABIC LITERATURE II 3 In this course cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of the target society. Selected examples of various literary genres are read, discussed, and an
Foreign Languages LA492 ARABIC LITERATURE III 3 In this course cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of the target society. Selected examples of various literary genres are read, discussed, and an
Foreign Languages LC204 CHINESE II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LC203.
Foreign Languages LC475 CHINESE RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary Chinese media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies and
Foreign Languages LC476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - CHINESE 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the Chinese-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may enco
Foreign Languages LC483 CHINESE CIVILIZATION I 3 This course and the following one, LC484, constitute an integrated study of the culture, history, and geography of the Chinese-speaking world. Readings, lectures, discussions, and audio-visual materials encompass this civilization's representative artist
Foreign Languages LC484 CHINESE CIVILIZATION II 3 Continuation of LC483.
Foreign Languages LC486 CHINESE LITERATURE II 3 In this course cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of the target society. Selected examples of various literary genres are read, discussed, and an
Foreign Languages LC492 CHINESE LITERATURE III 3 In this course cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of the target society. Selected examples of various literary genres are read, discussed, and an
Foreign Languages LE102 ACDMC RDG/WRTG INTL CDTS II 3.5 This course seeks to solidify language proficiency of non-native English speakers within the cognitively rigorous demands of a military-academic environment. While essentially a writing course, significant rhetorical, oratorical, and analytical skills ar
Foreign Languages LF204 FRENCH II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LF203.
Foreign Languages LF475 FRENCH RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary French media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies and
Foreign Languages LF476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - FRENCH 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the French-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may encom
Foreign Languages LF484 FRENCH CIVILIZATION II 3 This course constitutes an integrated study of the culture, history, and geography of France since the end of World War II.   Readings, lectures, discussions, and audio-visual materials encompass this civilization's representative artistic and intellectua
Foreign Languages LF486 SURVEY OF FRENCH LIT II 3 This course is a survey of French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of French society.Selected exam
Foreign Languages LF492 MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH LIT 3 Cadets develop competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative French literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of French society. Selected examples of various literary genres that focus on events pertaining to the two
Foreign Languages LG204 GERMAN II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LG203.
Foreign Languages LG475 GERMAN RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary German media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies and
Foreign Languages LG476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - GERMAN 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the German-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may encom
Foreign Languages LG484 GERMAN CIVILIZATION II 3 This course constitutes an integrated study of the culture, history, and geography of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland since the end of World War II. Readings, lectures, discussions, and audio-visual materials encompass this civilization's representati
Foreign Languages LG486 SURVEY OF GERMAN LIT II 3 This course is a survey of German literature from the Enlightenment to the early 19th century. Cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of German socie
Foreign Languages LG492 20TH & 21ST CENTURY GERMANY 3 Cadets develop competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative German literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of German society. Selected examples of various literary genres that focus on the experiences of the two W
Foreign Languages LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES 3 Cadets learn that human language is a rule-based and universal system. They examine languages like those taught at USMA from the perspective of linguists, teachers and Army officers. Topics include the origin of and the basis for language, the nature of
Foreign Languages LN482H SPOKEN HEBREW 3 This course aims to develop entry-level oral proficiency in Hebrew (approx. 800 words), the ability to read printed Hebrew for all vocabulary covered, and the ability to write simple sentences in Hebrew.Most of the course work will be oral.
Foreign Languages LN487 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS 3 LN487 and LN488 are essentially honors or tutorial courses available only to exceptionally motivated and qualified cadets who have exhausted all other language-specific courses and who wish to pursue a special field of interest in language, linguistics or
Foreign Languages LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS 3 LN487 and LN488 are essentially honors or tutorial courses available only to exceptionally motivated and qualified cadets who have exhausted all other language-specific courses and who wish to pursue a special field of interest in language, linguistics or
Foreign Languages LN490 LANGUAGE & CULTURE CAP SEM 3 In this capstone course concentrators integrate their knowledge of language and culture with other aspects of the curriculum.They attend lectures, participate in seminar discussions and complete a project of international import.Cadets develop a regio
Foreign Languages LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I 3 Cadets attend a military academy or an undergraduate institution abroad and enroll in courses that enhance their language proficiency and cultural literacy. Courses may focus on language acquisition, literature, military science, history or the social sc
Foreign Languages LN492 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT II 3 Cadets attend a military academy or an undergraduate institution abroad and enroll in courses that enhance their language proficiency and cultural literacy. Courses may focus on language acquisition, literature, military science, history or the social sci
Foreign Languages LN493 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG&CULT III 3 Cadets attend a military academy or an undergraduate institution abroad and enroll in courses that enhance their language proficiency and cultural literacy. Courses may focus on language acquisition, literature, military science, history or the social sci
Foreign Languages LN494 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT IV 3 Cadets attend a military academy or an undergraduate institution abroad and enroll in courses that enhance their language proficiency and cultural literacy. Courses may focus on language acquisition, literature, military science, history or the social sc
Foreign Languages LN495 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT V 3 Cadets attend a military academy or an undergraduate institution abroad and enroll in courses that enhance their language proficiency and cultural literacy. Courses may focus on language acquisition, literature, military science, history or the social sci
Foreign Languages LP204 PORTUGUESE II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LP203.
Foreign Languages LP475 PORTUGUESE RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary Portuguese media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies
Foreign Languages LP476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - PORTUGUESE 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the Portuguese-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may e
Foreign Languages LP482 CIVIL OF PORT-SPKG WORLD 3 This course constitutes an integrated study of the culture, history, and geography of the Portuguese-speaking world.Readings, lectures, discussions, and audio-visual materials encompass the representative artistic and intellectual accomplishments, polit
Foreign Languages LP492 LIT OF PORT-SPKG WORLD 3 Cadets develop competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative Portuguese and Brazilian literary works and their relationship to the cultural contexts of Portuguese and Brazilian society.Selected examples of various literary genres are r
Foreign Languages LR204 RUSSIAN II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LR203.
Foreign Languages LR475 RUSSIAN RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary Russian media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies and
Foreign Languages LR476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - RUSSIAN 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the Russian-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may enco
Foreign Languages LR484 RUSSIAN CIV II 3 This course constitutes an intensive study of the culture, history, and geography of Russia and the Soviet Union since the end of World War II. Readings, lectures, discussions, and audio-visual materials encompass this civilization's representative artis
Foreign Languages LR486 SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LIT. II 3 This course is a survey of Russian and Soviet literature from the time of the Russian Revolution through the post-World War II "Thaw" period. Cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relat
Foreign Languages LR492 RUSSIAN LIFE IN FICTION 3 Cadets develop competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative Russian literary works and their relationship to the cultural context of Russian society. Selected examples of various literary genres are read, discussed, and analyzed.At t
Foreign Languages LS204 SPANISH II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LS203.
Foreign Languages LS475 SPANISH RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 3 In this course cadets enhance their reading and writing skills through study and discussion of contemporary Spanish media (e.g. the Internet, television, film, radio, newspapers and magazines), as well as short literary selections. Reading strategies and
Foreign Languages LS476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - SPANISH 3 Cadets gain an understanding of the profession of arms in the Spanish-speaking world through lectures and selected reading materials (e.g. journal articles, Internet media, training manuals, biographies, and historical documents). Course content may enco
Foreign Languages LS484 SPANISH AMERICAN CIV AND CULT 3 This course constitutes an integrated study of the culture, history, and geography of the countries of Spanish America.Readings, lectures, discussions, and audio-visual materials encompass this civilization's representative artistic and intellectual acc
Foreign Languages LS486 THE LITERATURE OF SPAIN 3 In this course cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative Spanish literary works, from the middle ages to the present, and their relationship to the cultural context of Spanish society. Selected examples of various
Foreign Languages LS492 20TH/21ST CENTURY HISPANIC LIT 3 In this course cadets gain basic competence in the knowledge and comprehension of representative literary works and their relationship to the Hispanic context. Selected examples of various literary genres are read, discussed, and analyzed.At the same t
Law LW403 CONSTITUTIONAL/MILITARY LAW 3.5 This course studies the United States Constitution and the Military Justice System. Cadets will acquire information and skills in order to recognize and resolve constitutional and legal problems. The course provides analytical models for dealing with pr
Law LW410 COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS 3 This course uses a comparative approach to study the three major legal systems of the world: the English common law system, the civil law system (and its branches) of continental Europe, and the Islamic legal system.These three systems are the foundati
Law LW472 CRIMINAL LAW 3 This course will examine the legal, social, religious, cultural, and political motivations that justice systems use to characterize certain actions as “criminal.” The course will revolve around the traditional reasons for criminal law, namely blameworthi
Law LW473 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 3 Environmental law has become an integral part of the legal system in the United States today. This course provides an introduction to environmental issues and the framework of the major federal environmental statues (the National Environmental Policy Act
Law LW474 LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT 3 This course is designed to develop in each student an understanding of basic law of armed conflict (LOAC), with an emphasis on issues that might arise on the battlefield at a tactical level.The ethical and historical background of LOAC will be examined,
Law LW475 ADV CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SEM 3 This seminar course covers a broad range of traditional and contemporary constitutional law topics. In addition to studying U.S. Supreme Court cases in particular areas of constitutional law, cadets are given an opportunity to study the historical founda
Law LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW 3 The field of international law is one of the most dynamic areas of the law, and its principles are often applied in addressing the complex security problems facing our nation. This course will familiarize cadets with the body of rules and expectations wh
Law LW488 BUSINESS LAW 3 This course introduces cadets to the basics of business and commercial law. Contractual principles under the common law and Uniform Commercial Code are emphasized.Current legal issues in the following areas are explored: consumer protection; real, per
Law LW490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN THE LAW 3 An in-depth seminar course concentrating on a single area of the law. The course is conducted by the Department's Visiting Professor or a Law faculty member when the visiting professor is unavailable.
Law LW495 JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY 3 This is the capstone course for both the American Legal Studies and International and Comparative Legal Studies Majors.The course is an advanced seminar in legal philosophy as applied to contemporary domestic and international legal issues. It analyzes
Law LW499 THESIS II: PAPER & DEFENSE 3 This course continues the work on the thesis commenced in LW498. At the end of the course, cadets will submit their theses to the Department of Law and orally defend their theses before a faculty committee.
Foreign Languages LZ204 PERSIAN II (STANDARD) 3.5 Continuation of LZ203.
Foreign Languages LZ470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN PERSIAN 3 This course is taught by a member of senior faculty and provides cadets an opportunity to further develop their language proficiency, regional expertise, and cultural capabilities.
Mathematical Sciences MA100 PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS 3 MA100 prepares cadets with background deficiencies in algebra and trigonometry for the core mathematics program. The course develops fundamental skills in algebra, trigonometry, and functions, through an introduction to mathematical modeling and problem s
Mathematical Sciences MA101 MATH MODELING/INTRO CALCULUS 4 MA101 continues the study of mathematical modeling and problem solving ? using effective problem solving strategies and modeling theory to solve complex and often ill-defined problems. The course exercises mathematical concepts while nurturing creativity,
Mathematical Sciences MA103 MATH MODELING/INTRO CALCULUS 4 MA103 is the first course of the mathematics core curriculum, and it emphasizes applied mathematics through modeling - using effective problem solving strategies and modeling theory to solve complex and often ill-defined problems. The course exercises mat
Mathematical Sciences MA104 CALCULUS I 4.5 This is the second semester of the mathematics core curriculum. This course and Calculus II, the third semester of the mathematics core curriculum, provide a foundation for the continued study of mathematics and for the subsequent study of the physical s
Mathematical Sciences MA205 CALCULUS II 4.5 This is the third semester of the mathematics core curriculum. This course with Calculus I, the second semester of the mathematics core curriculum, provides a foundation for the continued study of mathematics and for the subsequent study of the physical
Mathematical Sciences MA206 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS 3 This is the final course in the mathematics core curriculum. It provides a professional development experience upon which cadets can structure their reasoning under conditions of uncertainty and presents fundamental probability and statistical concepts th
Mathematical Sciences MA255 MATH MODELING/INTRO DIF EQ 4 This is the second course of a two-semester advanced mathematics sequence for selected cadets who have validated single variable calculus and demonstrated strength in the mathematical sciences.It is designed to provide a foundation for the continued stu
Mathematical Sciences MA363 VECTOR CALCULUS AND ODE 3 This course continues the study of vector calculus from MA205 through the remainder of the vector differential operations, line and surface integrals, and the vector integral theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes.The focus then turns to series solutions
Mathematical Sciences MA364 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 3 This course provides additional mathematical techniques and deepens the understanding of concepts in mathematics to support continued study in science and engineering. Emphasis is placed upon using mathematics to gain insight into natural and man-made ph
Mathematical Sciences MA366 APPLIED ENGINEERING MATH 3 This course provides additional mathematical techniques and deepens the
understanding of concepts in mathematics beyond the core math program to support continued study in environmental and chemical engineering. Emphasis is placed upon using mathematics t
Mathematical Sciences MA371 LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 This course emphasizes both the computational and theoretical aspects of linear algebra one encounters in many subjects ranging from economics to engineering.The course covers solutions of linear systems of equations and the algebra of matrices.The f
Mathematical Sciences MA385 CHAOS AND FRACTALS 3 This course introduces topics in fractal geometry and chaotic dynamical systems, providing a foundation for applications and further study. The topics from fractal geometry include the military applications of image analysis and data storage. The chaoti
Mathematical Sciences MA387 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I 3 A one semester course providing a rigorous introduction to the calculus of a single variable. The course is designed to introduce the student to the foundations of the calculus necessary for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies in applied mathemat
Mathematical Sciences MA388 SABERMETRICS 3 This course builds on the statistical foundation of the core mathematics sequence by exploring the application of statistical concepts to sports analytics. Students develop skills and apply statistical techniques appropriate for baseball and other sports
Mathematical Sciences MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 3 This course is designed to give cadets the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and model analysis while addressing interesting scenarios with practical applications from a wide variety of fields. This course serves as the entry point for
Mathematical Sciences MA396 NUM METH SOLUTIONS DIFF EQNS 3 The focus of this course is to find numerical solutions of differential equations that result when modeling physical phenomena.The numerical solution of both initial value problems and boundary-value problems that arise with ordinary differential equati
Mathematical Sciences MA462 COMBINATORICS 3 This course introduces the basic techniques and modes of combinatorial problem-solving important to the field of computer science and mathematical sciences such as operations research.Applications of combinatorics are also related to fields such as gene
Mathematical Sciences MA464 APPLIED ALGEBRA W/ CRYPTOLOGY 3 We study the underlying algebra of computer science structures as well as sets, set functions, Boolean algebra, finite state machines, groups, and modular arithmetic. We introduce and study mathematical aspects of cryptology with an emphasis on cryptanal
Mathematical Sciences MA466 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA 3 This is an introductory course in modern algebra for cadets who plan to do graduate work in mathematics or theoretical work in the physical sciences or engineering. The emphasis of the course is on group theory, considering such topics as cyclic and abel
Mathematical Sciences MA476 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS 3 This course builds on the foundation presented in the core probability and statistics course to provide a mathematical presentation of the important topics in mathematical statistics.The course begins with a review of probability concepts from the core
Mathematical Sciences MA481 LINEAR OPTIMIZATION 3 This course emphasizes the applications of optimal solutions to linear algebraic systems using the simplex method of linear programming.This includes an in-depth development of the simplex method, the theory of duality, an analysis of the dual problem,
Mathematical Sciences MA485 APPLIED COMPLEX VARIABLES 3 This course presents a logical development of complex variable theory sufficient for the development and solution of a number of interesting and practical problems. Residue theory is developed and applied to problems in integration and in the solution o
Mathematical Sciences MA488 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 3 This course provides an in-depth study of a special topic in mathematics not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum.Course content will be based on the special expertise of the visiting professor or a senior mathematical science faculty member.
Mathematical Sciences MA488A SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 3 This course provides an in-depth study of a special topic in mathematics not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum.Course content will be based on the special expertise of the visiting professor or a senior mathematical science faculty member.
Mathematical Sciences MA489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN MATH 3 This is essentially a tutorial course or an individual project, offered only to a limited number of highly qualified cadets who have completed available mathematics elective courses and have expressed a wish to pursue advanced study in a field of mathemat
Mathematical Sciences MA489A ADV INDIV STUDY IN MATH 3 This is essentially a tutorial course or an individual project, offered only to a limited number of highly qualified cadets who have completed available mathematics electives courses and have expressed a wish to pursue advanced study in a field of mathema
Mathematical Sciences MA490 APP PROB FROM MATH, SCI & ENGR 3 This course is intended to serve as an integrative experience for cadets of all majors and FOSs. Cadets having completed the core math program will be given the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and analysis while addressing problems an
Mathematical Sciences MA491 RESEARCH SEMNR-APPLD MATH 3 The student integrates the mathematical concepts and techniques learned in previous courses with the principles developed throughout the whole USMA Curriculum to solve a current problem of interest to the individual, to the Academy, or to agencies in the
Mathematical Sciences MA493A OPNL CALC AND TRANSFORMS 3 This course is the logical extension and synthesis of MA484 and MA485. It employs the integral calculus of complex functions and the theory of residues to investigate solutions to a number of partial differential equations arising from electrostatics, th
Mathematical Sciences MA493B REAL VARIABLE THEORY 3 Continuation of MA487. Topics include sequences and series of functions, equicontinuity power series, Fourier series, the exponential and logarithmic function, and the Gamma function. The last portion of the course will be devoted to individual research
Mathematical Sciences MA493C TOPICS IN NUMERICAL ANLYSIS 3 A continuation of MA396. Topics include boundary-value problems for ordinary and/or partial differential equations.
Mathematical Sciences MA493D INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY 3 The course begins with cardinality and the modern definition of a function. Then the basic properties of topological spaces--compactness, connectedness, and continuity--will be emphasized. Special attention will be given to metric topologies on Euclidea
Mathematical Sciences MA493E TOPICS IN ANALYSIS 3 This course provides cadets the opportunity to pursue in detail subjects of special interest.
Mathematical Sciences MA499 SR THESIS II: PAPER & DEFENSE 3 This course continues the work on the thesis commenced in MA 498. At the end of the course, cadets will submit a written thesis to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. In addition, cadets will defend that thesis before a faculty committee. Cadets will
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC300 FUND OF ENGR MECH AND DESIGN 3 The engineering design process and the method of design are introduced. Principles of equilibrium are used to analyze forces on statically determinate rigid bodies and structures to include trusses and frames. The behavior of deformable bodies under axial
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC302 STATICS & DYNAMICS 3 Statics & Dynamics examines the effect of forces acting on particles and rigid bodies. Vector mechanics is used extensively. The first part of the course, Statics, addresses the topics of equilibrium in two and three dimensions, to include distributed loa
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC306 DYNAMICS 3 Dynamics examines the motion of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies under the influence of forces. It focuses on the use of Newtonýs Second Law, in three major, progressive blocks of instructionýfrom scalar, then vector, treatments of rectil
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC311 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS I 3.5 Thermal-Fluid Systems I is an integrated study of fundamental topics in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The course introduces conservation principles for mass, energy, and linear momentum as well as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Principles are applie
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC312 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS II 3 MC 312 Thermal-Fluid Systems II continues the integrated study of fundamental topics in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The course applies conservation principles for mass, energy, and linear momentum as well as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Principl
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC380 ENGINEERING MATERIALS 3.5 Course explores the relationship between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of materials used in engineering applications. The origin of mechanical and physical properties is studied. Emphasized is an understanding of the fundamental asp
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC478 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS 3 The course extends the coverage of Mechanics of Materials to the analysis of structural elements found in civil and mechanical engineering applications. Topics include stress/strain transformation, Mohr's circle, Generalized Hooke's Law, failure theory, f
Civil and Mechanical Engineering MC486 VIBRATION ENGINEERING 3 In this course students develop a foundation in the analysis and design of free and forced single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Applications include modeling, damping, resonance, force transmissibility, vibration absorbers, matrix formulation and m
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME350 INTRO THERMAL SYS W/ ARMY APPL 3 This course is presented within the framework of a common model for the engineering design process. This model serves as a conceptual framework for study in the engineering thermal sciences. This course concerns the study of mediums and energy.The bas
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME370 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN 3 Explores the use of computer methods as an aid to solving engineering problems. Computer techniques are studied in a variety of engineering contexts.Topics include 3D solid modeling, engineering analysis, engineering computer programming, and graphical
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME387 INTRO APPLIED AERODYNAMICS 3 The fundamental laws of fluid mechanics are used to develop the characteristic forces and moments generated by the flow about aerodynamic bodies. Lift, drag, and aerodynamic moments are studied for airfoils (2-D) and finite wings (3-D) in the subsonic an
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME388 HELICOPTER AERONAUTICS 3 The aerodynamics of helicopter flight is analyzed for hover, translating, and partial power flight. Theory and experimental results are used to predict aircraft performance. The course analyzes the dynamic response of the rotor system and the performance
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME400 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1 This seminar will meet once each week and will include all First Class cadets majoring in mechanical engineering.Topics will address the concerns of professional mechanical engineers such as engineering ethics, continuing education, engineering economy,
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME403 MANUFACTURING/MACHINE COMP DSN 3.5 This course is an introduction to mechanical manufacturing machines and machine component design. The first portion of the class is devoted to safe, hands-on experience with manufacturing machines and equipment. Cadets will have an opportunity to work o
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME450 ME DESIGN OF ARMY SYSTEMS 3 This course presents mechanical engineering design as an iterative decision making process. A wide variety of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals are applied to the synthesis, analysis, and evaluation of mechanical components. The culmina
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME472 ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS 3 An overview and historical evolution of both classical and state-of-the-art energy conversion technology.Advanced analysis of energy conversion hardware, air conditioning and refrigeration as well as fossil fuel combustion processes using concepts of ex
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME480 HEAT TRANSFER 3.5 The three modes of heat transfer, conduction, convection, and radiation, are studied in detail and applications are made to various engineering systems. The principles of conduction and convection are used to study the mechanisms of heat transfer during
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME483 AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN 3.5 Using the aeronautical fundamentals learned in the prerequisite courses, cadet design groups apply the design process to develop and build an aeronautical systems design project. The following design areas are addressed:weight estimation, aerodynamic s
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME489 ADV STUDY IN MECH ENGRNG 3 The cadet pursues advanced study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. Similar to graduate level research, the scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME489A ADV IND STDY IN MECH ENGRNG 3 The cadet pursues advanced study of a topic in mechanical engineering on an individual or small group basis, independent of a formal classroom setting. Similar to graduate level research, the scope of the selected project is tailored to the interests of
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME490 TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGNRG 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic in engineering mechanics or mechanical engineering not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. Course content will be based on the special expertise of the Visiting Professor or a senior mechanical
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME491 MECHANICAL POWER PLANTS 3 Students engage in the analysis, testing and evaluation of internal combustion engines and their subsystems with a view toward understanding the underlying principles which affect their design.Spark ignition and compression ignition engine systems are s
Civil and Mechanical Engineering ME496 MECHANICAL SYSTEM DESIGN 3.5 This course provides experience in the integration of math, science, and engineering principles into a comprehensive engineering design project. Open-ended, client-based design problems emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to total system design provid
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership MG380 MARKETING 3 The objective of this course is to introduce students to the concepts, analyses, and activities that comprise marketing management, and to provide practice in assessing and solving marketing problems through the use of case studies and real world projects
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership MG382 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3 This course begins with the premise that people are a firm’s most important resource; and that the management of this critical resource ultimately determines the success or failure of the organization. The course examines the behavioral science principles
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership MG390 NEGOTIATION FOR LEADERS 3 This course immerses cadets in fundamental-level Negotiations and Bargaining theory and application. The course progresses from dual-party, single-issue, distributive scenarios to multi-party/multi-issue/integrative scenarios.Cadets learn and practice
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership MG395 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING 3 The purpose of MG395 is to provide and integrate the analytical tools learned in this and other courses in a management setting.Specifically, this course will provide the fundamentals of understanding, developing, and analyzing financial statements (inc
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership MG421 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 3 This capstone course for management majors emphasizes the integration of concepts and principles found in all previous management courses as they relate to the strategic management of public, private and military organizations. This course focuses on all
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership MG472 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT 3 This course examines the individual, group and organizational level influences on human behavior in the international arena. Cadets will gain an understanding of these influences and use the insights gained to formulate leader actions to effectively motiv
Military Instruction MS100 INTRODUCTION TO WARFIGHTING 1.5 This course provides cadets with the foundation of military and tactical knowledge necessary for future field training and development in subsequent military science courses. Cadets learn fundamental Army unit organizations, capabilities and missions as
Military Instruction MS300 PLATOON OPERATIONS 1.5 This course builds upon basic tactical planning and decision-making skills taught during MS200. MS300 further develops the cadet's knowledge of doctrinal and war-fighting principles, general professional knowledge, and Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs) in
Military Instruction MX400 OFFICERSHIP 2 MX 400 is a capstone course that challenges cadets to reflect upon, integrate, and synthesize their experiences in the six Cadet Leader Development System domains as they commence the transformation to commissioned officership. Cadets will achieve a thor
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE300 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR 3 This course provides the student with an understanding of the fundamental physical principles involved in radioactive decay, radiation interaction with matter, nuclear fission and the nuclear fuel cycle. The course covers neutron interactions with matter,
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE350 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN 3 This course focuses on nuclear engineering systems including radiation protection, shielding, and the uses of radioactive sources in industrial processes. Specific topics emphasize the operation of radiation detectors, shielding principles, health effect
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE355 NUCLEAR REACTOR ENGINEERING 3.5 This course focuses on nuclear reactor systems, the release of nuclear energy in the reactor core, and its removal as heat for producing electric power. Specific topics emphasize reactor kinetics, heterogeneous reactors, control rods and shim, reactor poi
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE389 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NE 1.5 This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced nuclear or radiological engineering procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for ind
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE400 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1 This seminar will meet once each week and will include all first class cadets majoring in nuclear engineering. The seminar topics will address the concerns of professional nuclear engineers such as engineering ethics, economics, and licensing procedures.
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE450 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS 3 This course focuses on the operation of nuclear and fusion weapons, and the effects of a nuclear weapon detonation. Specific topics emphasize blast effects, thermal radiation, initial radiation and fallout, electromagnetic pulse, biological effects of rad
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE474 RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY 3 This course focuses on application of radiation interactions with matter, biological effects of ionizing radiation, and radiological dose assessment. Specific topics emphasize radiation transformations, kinetics and particle interactions, early and late b
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE489 ADV IND STDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3 This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize students with advanced nuclear or radiological engineering procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential features of independen
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE489A ADV IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3 Same as NE489.
Physics and Nuclear Engineering NE496 ADV NUC SYSTEM DESIGN PROJ II 3 This is the second course in a two-semester capstone design experience. The course provides experience in the integration of math, science, and engineering principles into a comprehensive nuclear system design project. The design project emphasizes a mul
Physical Education PE100 PHYS ED FOUNDATIONS-MEN 3  
Physical Education PE109 FUNDAMENTALS OF AQUATICS 0.5 This course has two phases: phase one is a remedial swimming exploration curriculum designed to prepare cadets classified as non-swimmers for the survival swimming curriculum. The remedial phase is designed to help cadets acquire in-water experiences, an
Physical Education PE115 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMBATIVES 0.5 This course exposes Cadets to variety of basic standing and ground skills. Cadets learn how to engage in the free movement range, clinch range, and grappling range. In the free movement range Cadets learn how to strike with their hands and defend themselv
Physical Education PE116 BOXING 0.5 A course in which the offensive and defensive skills of amateur boxing are taught. Course content includes stances, movement, basic punches (i.e. jab, cross, hook, and upper cut), defenses, strategies, and tactics. Instruction on refereeing, judging, an
Physical Education PE117 MILITARY MOVEMENT 0.5 This is a 19-lesson course designed to expose cadets to a variety of basic movement skills. The course serves as a basis for many other athletic and military activities that cadets will encounter during their time at USMA as well as in their Army career.
Physical Education PE215 FUNDAMENTALS/PERSONAL FITNESS 1.5 This course provides cadets with the knowledge and experience to develop a personal fitness plan that links to the Army doctrinal approach to physical readiness. Cadets will participate in a variety of active learning experiences designed to develop, mon
Physical Education PE220 AEROBIC FITNESS 0.5 The course provides cadets with information and experiences to create an aerobic optimal performance plan. Cadets are exposed to numerous aerobic fitness activities and participate in events focused on military applications. The principles of exercise ph
Physical Education PE222 BADMINTON/PICKLEBALL 0.5 This is a 19 lesson course featuring nine lessons of Pickleball and ten lessons of Badminton. Pickleball is a sport played by two, three, or four people. Pickleball uses a wooden paddle and whiffleball and is very similar to tennis. The course focus is on
Physical Education PE223 BASKETBALL 0.5 This course is designed to provide cadets with the skills and knowledge necessary for playing, coaching, and officiating basketball. It is intended to assist students in developing fundamental skills for playing as well as nurturing an appreciation for ba
Physical Education PE224 ADVANCED CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT 0.5 This course is designed to educate and expose Cadets in the realm of edge weapons and impact weapons. Cadets learn realistic offensive tactics, defensive tactics, weapon movement patterns, and footwork in order to engage an enemy who has an edge weapon o
Physical Education PE226 COMBAT GRAPPLING 0.5 This course is designed to provide the cadets with realistic grappling applications and ground fighting skills to enhance their knowledge and warrior ethos to prepare them as future soldiers for unarmed combat and CQC situations. This course focuses on fi
Physical Education PE228 MODERN ARMY COMBATIVES L1 CERT 0.5 PE 228 is designed to certify cadets to teach U.S. Army Level I Combative Skills. Cadets develop a foundation of basic combative grappling skills and an aggressive mind set needed to engage and defeat an enemy in Close Quarters Combat (CQC). The course fo
Physical Education PE230 CYCLING 0.5 Cycling as a lifetime sport, is designed to take the beginner through a progressive program of bicycle training and instruction to include: proper mounting, balance, turning, ascending, and descending individually and in a group. The course labs are hands
Physical Education PE232 EMERGENCY WATER SAFETY 0.5 The purpose of this course is to introduce cadets who are already proficient swimmers, to first responder training in methodologies generic to Water Rescue, CPR, and Emergency First Aid. Cadets are exposed to a variety of distress and drowning scenarios,
Physical Education PE234 LIFEGUARDING 0.5 This course focuses on a holistic approach to the duties and responsibilities of a trained professional lifeguard and exposes cadets to key elements and strategies related to accident prevention, surveillance methodology, and performance. Additional conte
Physical Education PE236 GROUP EXERCISE LEADERSHIP 0.5 Using music as the controlling factor, this course is designed to give participants an opportunity to experience different modalities of exercise such as high/low impact, step, kickboxing, circuit training, spinning, yoga/pilates and water exercise in an
Physical Education PE238 GOLF 0.5 This course is designed to provide the beginner and novice golfer with the skills, knowledge, and techniques needed to play golf. The basic techniques taught are the full swing, pitching, chipping, and putting. Course grading is based upon a series of ski
Physical Education PE242 ICE SKATING 0.5 This course is designed to provide cadets who have little or no previous skating experience with the basic skills necessary to safely participate as a recreational skater. The forward and backward stroke, snow plow, "T" stop, and hockey stop, as well as f
Physical Education PE244 JUDO 0.5 The purpose of this course is to introduce judo as a competitive sport and the application of judo skills for self defense and combatives training. The course content will include falling skills and basic throwing, pinning, and submission skills. Judo cus
Physical Education PE246 RAQUETBALL 0.5 This course introduces the basic skill and strategy fundamentals of racquetball. Cadets learn to identify and demonstrate the basic fundamentals of: personal playing safety; rules of play; forehand and backhand stroke techniques; kill, passing, and defens
Physical Education PE248 INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING 0.5 This course develops fundamental rock climbing skills, techniques and safety awareness. This course introduces basic rock climbing systems, rappelling, belaying, knots, top roping, and assorted climbing skills. Course grading is based on climbing skills,
Physical Education PE250 SCUBA 0.5 This course is designed to provide cadets with the basic skills and knowledge needed to safely participate in SCUBA diving and pursue certification as a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Basic SCUBA Diver. Successful completion of this
Physical Education PE252 SKIING-ALPINE 0.5 This course is designed to teach beginning skiers to ski in balance and control in all terrain and snow conditions. Knowledge of skiing equipment, proper body position, stopping, gliding, edging, sliding, turning, and carving is taught. The course grade i
Physical Education PE256 SNOWBOARDING 0.5 This course is designed to provide cadets with the basic skills and knowledge needed to safely participate in snowboarding. The course focuses on teaching beginning snowboarders to ride in balance and control in various terrain and snow conditions. Knowle
Physical Education PE258 SOCCER 0.5 This course is designed to provide cadets with the skills and knowledge necessary for playing soccer. A variety of individual skills and techniques are taught, as well as individual/team offensive and defensive strategies. The value of ýsmall sidedý games
Physical Education PE262 STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT 0.5 This course provides cadets with the knowledge and hands-on experience for conducting a variety of resistance training exercises. Cadets develop the critical skills needed for teaching safe and proper resistance training techniques that will benefit both
Physical Education PE264 TENNIS 0.5 This course is designed to develop basic tennis skills including the forehand and backhand groundstrokes, serve, and volley. Students also learn the basic rules and etiquette of tennis as well as simple singles and doubles strategies. Grading is based on
Physical Education PE266 VOLLEYBALL 0.5 This course is designed to teach cadets the fundamentals of volleyball. The individual skills taught are the underhand pass, set, serve, block, and spike. Additionally, the course covers defensive and offensive formations, the transition game, officiating
Physical Education PE320 SURVIVAL SWIMMING - ELEMENTARY 0.5 The Survival Swimming-Elementary course is designed to develop aquatic proficiency for cadets who swam 150 yards in 4 minutes or more on their initial entry swim classification test. The Program of Instruction (POI) is divided into two areas: basic swimmi
Physical Education PE321 SURVIVAL SWIMMING - LOW 0.5 The Survival Swimming-Low Intermediate course is designed to develop aquatic proficiency for cadets who swam 150 yards between 3 minutes 16 seconds and 3 minutes 59 seconds on their initial entry swim classification test. The Program of Instruction (POI)
Physical Education PE322 SURVIVAL SWIMMING - HIGH 0.5 The Survival Swimming-High Intermediate course is designed to develop aquatic proficiency for cadets who swam 150 yards between 2 minutes 30 seconds and 3 minute 15 seconds on their initial entry swim classification test. The Program of Instruction (POI)
Physical Education PE323 SURVIVAL SWIMMING - ADVANCED 0.5 The Survival Swimming-Advanced course is designed to develop aquatic proficiency for cadets who swam 150 yards in less than 2 minutes 30 seconds on their initial entry swim test. The Program of Instruction (POI) is divided into two areas: basic swimming a
Physical Education PE360 COMBAT APPLICATIONS 0.5 This course provides cadets with a comprehensive set of basic combatives skills suited for a combat scenario.Cadets will learn to respond appropriately to aggression by utilizing proper body mechanics, skills, aggressiveness, and fear management. Two co
Physical Education PE450 ARMY FITNESS DEVELOPMENT 1.5 This course prepares future company grade officers for their roles as fitness leaders by equipping them with the knowledge to plan, implement, and assess unit physical training in a variety of conditions and by giving them opportunities to apply this know
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH201 PHYSICS I 3.5 This is the first course of a two-semester, calculus-based physics sequence. This course consists of an introduction to nuclear physics and a comprehensive study of classical mechanics, which is designed to promote scientific literacy and to develop the
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH202 PHYSICS II 3.5 This is the second course of a two-semester, calculus-based physics sequence. It consists of a comprehensive study of electromagnetism and optics designed to promote scientific literacy and to develop the use of scientific modes of thought to solve comple
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH252 ADVANCED PHYSICS II 3.5 This is the second course of a two-semester, calculus-based advanced physics sequence for selected cadets with demonstrated strengths in mathematics and science. It consists of a comprehensive study of electromagnetism and optics designed to promote scie
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH366 APPLIED QUANTUM PHYSICS 3.5 This course uses the experimental and laboratory skills developed in PH361 to explore the applications of the 20th Century developments studied in PH365. The topics covered will vary but may include molecular structure, the properties of solids including
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3 This course continues the development of physical principles introduced in the core physics curriculum. Direct application of Newton's laws is used to analyze phenomena such as projectile motion with air resistance, charged particle motion, and motion in
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH382 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRODYNAMICS 3 This course continues the study of classical electrodynamics introduced in the introductory physics sequence by developing the differential forms of the Maxwell equations and applying them to boundary value problems in two and three dimensions. In additi
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH389 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS 1.5 This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize cadets with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential skills required for independent research in phys
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH472 SPACE AND ASTROPHYSICS 3 This course is an introduction to two related-but not identical-disciplines of physics: space physics and astrophysics. Space physics is concerned with understanding the environment between the sun and the Earth's upper atmosphere. Coronal mass ejectio
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH477 LASERS AND OPTICS 3.5 This course provides intermediate development in the concepts of geometric, wave, and quantum optics and their application to laser systems. Primary coverage includes common optical devices, light transmission through optical media, diffraction, interfere
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH481 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 3 This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calcu
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3 This course is an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize students with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to acquaint students with the essential features of independent research in physics.
Physics and Nuclear Engineering PH489A ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3 This course is a second course in an individually supervised research and study program to familiarize students with advanced scientific procedures and techniques. The primary purpose is to foster the student's continued development of the essential featu
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 This course develops the ability to apply current psychological principles. Psychology is a broad and expanding discipline and the introductory course is necessarily a survey. The focus of the course is the development of an awareness and understanding
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL150 ADVANCED GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 This course is an advanced multidisciplinary study of human behavior and leadership that focuses current psychological principles to the study and understanding of human thoughts, emotions and behaviors.The focus of the course is the enrichment of an aw
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL300 MILITARY LEADERSHIP 3 This course is a multidisciplinary study of leadership in an organizational context which focuses on the integration of theory and practice. The cadet studies the leader's direct influence on individual motivation and group processes through the applicat
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL360 PSYCH ELITE PERFORMANCE 3 This course focuses on the psychological theories and applied techniques that enhance elite performance. In every performance endeavor, human beings have consistently exceeded our wildest expectations. While this has been significantly affected by the t
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL361 RESEARCH METHODS I 3 This course provides cadets with detailed practical knowledge and skills in the scientific analysis of human behavior.The course content begins with a review of the terms and philosophy of the scientific method as well as basic research concepts. Sever
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL371 INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY 3 Sociology is the scientific study of society and the interactions among humans. The goal of Introductory Sociology is to provide a survey of the field of sociology and educate and inspire cadets to examine contemporary situations that involve social inte
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL372 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY 3 This course focuses on contemporary American families, with special emphasis on military families. It approaches the study of marriages and families from a scientific perspective, based on scholarship and research.Cadets will learn about the actual sta
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL373 LIFE CYCLE & HUMAN DEVEL 3 This course focuses on individual development and the forces that influence our development from birth to old age.Cadets will study the various facts, theories, issues, and topics that constitute the field of human development. Cadets will explore huma
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL383 EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 This course surveys the field of contemporary social psychology. Cadets examine the impact of social structure and group membership on social behavior, while focusing on intrapsychic processes such as attribution, cognition, and learning that underlie so
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL384 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 3 Sociological theory is a set of interrelated ideas that allow for the systemization of knowledge of the social world, the explanation of that world, and predictions about the future of the world.In some ways, all of us are amateur theorists, interpretin
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL387 FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING 3 This course introduces cadets to the fundamentals of counseling. It focuses on the practical applications of counseling theories, principles, and techniques. Using the vehicles of videotaping and audiotaping, the course emphasizes personal, performance,
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL391 SENSATION/PERCEPTN/PSYCPHYS 3 This course covers the acquisition and analysis of information by the human nervous system from examination of the physical properties of light and sound, the functioning of the visual, auditory systems and the kinesthetic processes, and the theoretical b
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL392 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 3 This course addresses the processes of human information gathering, learning and memory using an information processing model.The course deals with cognitive theory and application, including stage models of processing and memory, machine models and art
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL394 ANTHROPOMETRICS & BIOMECHANICS 3 Virtually every activity in which humans engage involves interacting with our environment. Much of that interaction requires physical movement.Creating a safe workplace requires an understanding of the forces we apply to objects in our environment and
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL398 LEADERSHIP THEORY & DEVEL 3 This course focuses on the "cutting edge" concepts and theories of leadership and leader development that are designed to help cadets better understand the leadership process to enhance leadership effectiveness and organizational performance across multip
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL470 TOPICS-BEHAVIOR SCI/LDRSHIP 3 This course explores an advanced topic in Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. Specific subject matter will vary with the expertise of the senior faculty member conducting the course.
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL471 LEADERSHIP IN COMBAT 3 PL 471 examines leadership in combat at the tactical level from an interdisciplinary perspective. It first seeks to provide a theoretical foundation for understanding human dimensions of combat, and then explores some of the factors that influence the le
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL479 LEADING ORGNZS THRU CHANGE 3 The environments in which organizations operate are characterized by unprecedented change fueled by rapidly emerging technologies, information overload, changing values, lifestyles and attitudes, and social and civil problems of great magnitude. Effective
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY 3 The intersection of armed forces and society involves the examination of two domains: the intersection of any armed force and the larger societal context and the focused study of the military as a unique social institution with a set of demands placed on
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL488B COLLOQUIUM-BSL-PSYCHOLOGY 3 The colloquium focuses on advanced study of behavioral science topics and issues using small group discussions of important books and articles of both traditional and contemporary topics in psychology, sociology, organizational leadership, and engineering
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL488E COLLOQUIUM-BSL-ENGIN PSYCH 3 The colloquium focuses on advanced study of behavioral science topics and issues using small group discussions of important books and articles of both traditional and contemporary topics in psychology, sociology, organizational leadership, and engineering
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL490 ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY 3 This course integrates the material previously covered in the Human Factors curriculum, especially PL485, Human Factors Engineering.It uses the theoretical bases and practical applications of Human Factors Engineering in the treatment of design problems
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL498 ADV STUDY-BEHAVIOR SCI 3 This course allows selected cadets to design an advanced study project under the guidance of a member of the BSL faculty.The advanced study, designed with the guidance of the faculty advisor, can be a thesis, research program, or service learning projec
Behavioral Sciences and Leadership PL499 LEADERS IN ACTION 3 This course is designed to enhance cadets' leadership performance through the application of essential leadership skills in challenging, on-going, real-world projects, and scenario-driven leadership laboratory exercises. The course uses a series of "conc
English and Philosophy PY201 PHILOSOPHY 3 This course helps third class cadets develop their capacities to think clearly and critically. It acquaints cadets with various viewpoints on major philosophic issues, assists them in acquiring a facility with the language, arguments, and methods of mora
Systems Engineering SE300 INTRO TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3 SE300 serves as the "roadmap" course for all cadets taking the three-course Systems Engineering sequence.This course presents the methodological framework and techniques for designing, implementing, managing and reengineering large-scale systems or proc
Systems Engineering SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT 3 SE301 serves as the "roadmap" course for all cadets taking the Engineering Management, Information Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Systems Management majors. This course presents the methodological framework and techniques for designing, impl
Systems Engineering SE350 SYSTEMS MODELING AND DESIGN 3 SE350 is the second foundation course of a three-course sequence for non-engineering cadets. It focuses on the application of deterministic and stochastic models to help cadets analyze and understand different alternatives. Cadets learn to apply various m
Systems Engineering SE370 COMPUTER AIDED SYSTEMS ENG 3 Cadets learn how to use information and technology in support of systems decision-making. They learn the basics of data collection and storage through a database design exercise. They learn how to manipulate data in spreadsheets to support decisions. T
Systems Engineering SE375 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 3 This course is an integral part of the Systems Engineering major that emphasizes both the statistical analyses of data and a statistical methodology important to systems analysis and design. The over-arching course goal is to develop cadets into critical
Systems Engineering SE384 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES 3 This course is an integral part of the Systems Engineering major and emphasizes the understanding of concepts underlying many of the models used by systems engineers. It introduces cadets to stochastic models that describe how systems change over time.
Systems Engineering SE385 DECISION ANALYSIS 3 The course presents basic techniques of decision-making concentrating on both theoretical and modeling aspects.This course develops innovative systems engineers who can integrate the art and science of decision making for single and multiple objective e
Systems Engineering SE387 DETERMINISTIC MODELS 3 This course is the first of a two-course sequence that emphasizes modeling and analysis of real-world systems.This course focuses on modeling techniques without consideration of uncertainty or probabilistic effects. The course introduces the determinist
Systems Engineering SE388 STOCHASTIC MODELS 3 This course is the second of a two-course sequence that emphasizes modeling and analysis of real-world systems.Continuing from the modeling process introduced in SE387, this course introduces the stochastic modeling process and many of the classical sto
Systems Engineering SE400 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SEMIN 1 This seminar course for SE and EM majors meets once a week to address the concerns of professional engineers such as engineering ethics and licensing procedures. The seminar also includes presentations by guest lecturers from the military, DoD industrial
Systems Engineering SE403 SYSTEMS DESIGN II 3.5 Systems Design II is the second course in a two-semester capstone experience for Systems Engineering and Operations Research majors. SE403 integrates the principles, concepts and models explored in previous core and engineering courses. The course applies
Systems Engineering SE450 APPLIED SYS DSGN/DECISN MAKING 3 This course is the third course of the three-course systems engineering sequence. The course serves as the culminating systems engineering experience for non-engineering cadets and integrates the principles, concepts, and models explored in previous cour
Systems Engineering SE489 AD IND STY IN SYS ENG/ENG MGMT 3 This is a tutorial course in which an individual cadet or a group of cadets study in depth an advanced topic in systems engineering or engineering management under the direct mentorship of a faculty advisor. The scope of the course is tailored to the desi
Systems Engineering SE490 AD TOPICS IN SYS ENG/ENG MGMT 3 This course provides in-depth study of a special topic or topics in systems engineering or engineering management not offered elsewhere in the USMA curriculum. This course is intended to broaden a cadet's or group of cadets' exposure to the systems engin
Systems Engineering SE491 RSRCH PROJ IN SYS ENG/ENG MGMT 3 The cadet, or cadet team, integrates the concepts and techniques learned in previous Systems Engineering or Engineering Management courses to solve a current problem of interest to the Academy, the Department of the Army, or other agencies in the Departme
Systems Engineering SM401 SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE 3.5 This is the integrative, capstone course for the Systems Management major. SM401 integrates the principles, concepts, and methodologies presented in the methods and formulation courses by providing the cadets the opportunity to develop or improve real-wor
Systems Engineering SM440 COMPLEX SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE 3 SM440 focuses on preparing students to effectively model, analyze, and understand complex, ill-defined problems as systems in an effort to design and implement effective solutions. The course covers principles and methods for technical System Architectur
Social Sciences SS201 ECONOMICS-PRINCPLES/PROBLEMS 3.5 This standard course presents the basic principles of economic analysis and their application to contemporary economic problems and supports the further study of economics and related disciplines in the social sciences. The course is organized into three
Social Sciences SS202 AMERICAN POLITICS 3.5 This course explores the American political system ý how it works, its strengths, its weaknesses, its conflicts, its controversies.The course emphasizes how our democracy makes decisions about politics & policy to balance the many competing values and d
Social Sciences SS251 ADVANCED ECONOMICS 3.5 This advanced version of SS201 presents the basic principles of economic analysis with a greater focus on their application to contemporary economic problems. The course is organized into three general sections: Microeconomics, outlining basic theory of
Social Sciences SS252 ADVANCED AMERICAN POLITICS 3.5 This course provides selected students the opportunity to examine political power, political organization, and political action.The structure of the course is similar to that discussed in SS202 listed above. Students will learn how political scientists
Social Sciences SS307 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3.5 The objectives of this course are to provide cadets with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of international politics and the analytical tools necessary to evaluate "why states do what they do." In accomplishing these objectives, SS307 builds up
Social Sciences SS357 ADV INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3.5 This advanced version of SS307 presents cadets with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of international politics and the analytical tools necessary to evaluate “why states do what they do” with a more in-depth focus on their application to curre
Social Sciences SS360 POLITICAL ANALYSIS 3 This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of research in contemporary political science. It is designed to improve students’ ability to think critically about politics. This course differs from many other courses in its emphasis buildin
Social Sciences SS364 GAME THEORY 3 Game theory is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to think through the various courses of action available as they face a uncertain situations, determine market reaction to each alternative, identify the costs and benefits of each cours
Social Sciences SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 3 The objectives of this course are to analyze the sources of stability or instability in political regimes, and to examine the conditions that promote either democracy or dictatorship.Our first task is to describe different regimes--what do we mean when
Social Sciences SS368 ECONOMETRICS I 3 This course is designed to teach students how to quantify, test, and employ economic theories as they are used in real world applications. The course covers the use of economic theory and data in the construction, estimation, and interpretation of econom
Social Sciences SS370 MASS MEDIA & AMER POLITICS 3 This seminar introduces cadets to what is perhaps the single most influential private institution in the American political system ý oftentimes referred to as the ýfourth branchý or ýfourth estateý of American government. The mass media, to include newspa
Social Sciences SS375 GOV & POL RUSSIA & NEIGHBORS 3 This course surveys the post-Soviet landscape.It explores the political, social, economic, and cultural terrain of Russia and the other states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.The course begins with a review of Russian and S
Social Sciences SS376 STATE AND THE ECONOMY 3 The State, The Economy, and American Political Development focuses on the causes, nature, and consequences of key transformative periods and central patterns in American political history that affect the relationship between the state and the economy.Th
Social Sciences SS378 ADV INTL RELATIONS THEORY 3 This course uses the foundation provided by SS307/357 to provide cadets with an in-depth assessment of the field of international relations. The course begins by evaluating alternative theoretical perspectives, including realism, liberalism/institutional
Social Sciences SS379 LEGISLATIVE POLITICS 3 This course deals principally with the U.S. Congress but also considers other legislatures to include those of state governments. It focuses on the role of legislatures in political systems. The course addresses the development of the U.S. Congress, the b
Social Sciences SS380 MANPOWER-LABOR ECONOMICS 3 This course studies the nature and determinants of pay and employment. The course emphasizes the role of institutions which are significant in determining the pattern and speed of adjustment in the labor market. The traditional tools of micro and macroe
Social Sciences SS382 MICROECONOMICS 3 This course is a theory course in which cadets develop a thorough understanding of microeconomic modeling and models; it is a prerequisite for most downstream economics courses.The course develops a methodology that economists use to study the interacti
Social Sciences SS383 POLITICS & GOVT-MIDDLE EAST 3 The Middle East is an area of constant and significant change. This course provides an overview of the Middle East (including the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey) and focuses on the historical and political dynamics, which influenced and continue to s
Social Sciences SS384 POLITICS & GOVT-LATIN AMER 3 This course provides an introduction to the study of the politics, political institutions, and international relations of Latin America including Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. It surveys the state of Latin America in the post-
Social Sciences SS386 POLITICAL THOUGHT AND IDEAS 3 This course examines the fundamental questions of Western political philosophy. In order to better understand why these problems are of vital relevance to contemporary civilization in the late modern West, students consider six themes: the nature of polit
Social Sciences SS387 ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICY 3 This course adds depth to the cadet's understanding of the fundamentals of micro- and macroeconomics. In particular, the course examines practical and theoretical issues in social welfare, public expenditures, taxation, and public choice.The course dev
Social Sciences SS388 MACROECONOMICS 3 This course is dedicated to the study of aggregate economic activity. The course examines the determinants of long run growth, and then addresses short run economic fluctuations. The course uses various models, including the Solow Growth Model, the IS-l
Social Sciences SS391 FINANCE FOR ARMY LEADERS 3 This course addresses most of the major personal financial planning issues that you will face as an individual and as an Army Leader. The course incorporates all of the latest concepts and procedures used in sound financial planning and effective money m
Social Sciences SS394 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS 3 This course is an organizational leader's introduction to financial and managerial accounting, essential topics for students concentrating in engineering management, general management and economics. Cadets study the Accounting Cycle in detail, starting
Social Sciences SS460 SEMINAR IN REGIONAL ECONOMICS 3 The Seminar in Regional Economic Studies aims to provide students with a basic understanding of selected contemporary foreign economic systems and an analytical framework for the study of the modern foreign economies. Students will develop the ability to
Social Sciences SS464 HOMELAND SECURITY 3 The purpose of SS464 is to address the complex challenges of homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach.The goal of this course is to provide future leaders with a thorough understanding of the homeland security policy area. This course ex
Social Sciences SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES 3 The purpose of SS465, is to address the challenges of terrorism in the current and future global security environment through an interdisciplinary approach. Specifically, this course examines the unique challenge terrorism poses to liberal democratic stat
Social Sciences SS466 ADVANCED TERRORISM STUDIES 3 The Advanced Terrorism Studies course represents a unique opportunity for students to conduct in-depth and integrated study on the most pressing past, present and future terrorist challenges to the United States and its interests. The objectives of this c
Social Sciences SS472 THE AM STATE & THE SOLDIER 3 This seminar explores the unique role of the soldier within our democratic republic. We begin by situating the profession of arms within the Executive branch as an agent to its direct principal, the Legislative branch. We proceed by examining the simila
Social Sciences SS473 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY 3 This course examines the development, implementation, and consequences of American foreign policy. It analyzes the actors who make American foreign policy, concentrating both on government sources such as the president, Congress, and the foreign policy b
Social Sciences SS475 DEMOCRATIZATION 3 This course explores the fundamental political concepts of democracy and democratization. The assigned readings examine the normative and practical underpinnings of democracy, as well as the specific causes – and potential reversals -- of the “Third Wav
Social Sciences SS476 CONFLICT ANAL/RESOL/NEGOTIATN 3 This course provides a broad overview of the nature of global conflict in the 21st century and investigates conflict prevention, conflict intervention and management, and post-settlement operations. The course also provides students an introduction to the
Social Sciences SS477 ECONOMICS OF NATIONAL SECURITY 3 This is a capstone course for the economics major that is designed to integrate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics and apply tools learned in those courses to address policy relevant issues in the economics of national security. The course
Social Sciences SS478 DIST PROF OF SECURITY STUD SEM 3 This course is taught by a visiting scholar with a distinguished record of academic achievement and professional service in the national security arena. The seminar focuses on topical issues that reflect the professor's area of expertise. Dr. Kori Schake,
Social Sciences SS480 ADV AM POLITICS, POLICY, STRAT 3 This course examines the major concepts, theoretical frameworks, and substantive dilemmas of the public policymaking process.The aim of this course is to arm students with a myriad of tools to understand, evaluate, and contextualize specific political p
Social Sciences SS481 AM GRAND STRAT/DEFENSE POLICY 3 This seminar is a survey of the politics that shape America's policy decisions over war and peace. We study the domestic influences of foreign policy and the international political dynamics that shape why and how America intervenes. It is an examinatio
Social Sciences SS483 NATIONAL SECURITY SEMINAR 3 The International Politics capstone seminar provides an overview of U.S. national security policy and examines the military, political, and economic factors that influence its formulation.It establishes a conceptual framework for exploring how national
Social Sciences SS484 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 3 This course integrates economic principles taken in SS382 and SS388. International Economics promotes understanding of the economic causes and effects of international trade, examines the justifications for and effectiveness of a variety of trade policie
Social Sciences SS485 POLIT & DEV SUB-SAHARAN AFR 3 This comparative and thematic introduction explores the important linkage between politics and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the heart of the course are the concepts of social and political development at the local and national levels of
Social Sciences SS486 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SEMINAR 3 This Comparative Politics capstone seminar examines the special historical, domestic, and external security issues that non-Western states face, and then examines how such issues influence these states’ formulation of their national security policies. St
Social Sciences SS487 INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY 3 This course develops, integrates, and applies the theoretical insights of political science and economics to contemporary issues of international trade, finance, and security. The theoretical concepts introduced in the first block build upon the ideas in
Social Sciences SS490A COLLOQUIUM (AMER POLITICS) 3 The colloquium provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which the instructor meets with small groups to di
Social Sciences SS490B COLLOQUIUM (COMP POLITICS) 3 The colloquium provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which the instructor meets with small groups to dis
Social Sciences SS490C COLLOQUIUM (INTER RELATIONS) 3 The colloquium provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which the instructor meets with small groups to dis
Social Sciences SS490D COLLOQUIUM (ECONOMICS) 3 The colloquium provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which the instructor meets with small groups to dis
Social Sciences SS491 SENIOR STUDIES-INTNL RELATIONS 3 This course provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which a senior faculty member meets with small groups
Social Sciences SS493 SENIOR STUDIES - AMER POLITICS 3 This course provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which a senior faculty member meets with small groups
Social Sciences SS494 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE 3 Principles of Finance is a first course in corporate finance. The course focuses on the study of the basic principles of finance and applying them to important decisions faced by the financial manager. The course covers the following topics:project an
Social Sciences SS495 SENIOR STUDIES - COMP POLITICS 3 This course provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which a senior faculty member meets with small groups
Social Sciences SS497 ISSUES IN MICROECONOMIC THEORY 3 This course provides cadets an opportunity for reading and analysis in depth in a topic area of special interest and timely relevance to their concentration. The course employs the seminar approach in which a senior faculty member meets with small groups
Social Sciences SS498 SENIOR THESIS: SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 This course is taken in the spring term of the senior year and comprises the second and final phase of the Senior Thesis in Economics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, or American Politics.Cadets enrolled in SS498 normally will complete th
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science XE402 INTEGRATIVE SYSTEM DESIGN 3.5 This course is team-based capstone design experience in electrical engineering, computer science and information technology. It provides an integrative experience, presenting each cadet team with a professionally relevant, open-ended situation including p
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science XE472 DYNAMIC MODELING AND CONTROL 3 This course covers dynamic modeling and control of linear systems. The course provides an overview of classical control theory as the foundation for control applications in electrical, mechanical, and aeronautical systems.Topics here include system mod
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science XE492 DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS 3 The course begins by developing the background understanding of what disruptive technology is and a historical context about successes and failures of social, cultural, and religious acceptance of technological innovation. To develop this framework, stude
Civil and Mechanical Engineering XE495 TOPICS: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 3 This course is taught by the Class of 1950 Chair of Advanced Technology, a visiting scholar with a distinguished record of academic and professional achievement in the field of engineering, science and technology. The seminars focus on topical issues tha
Social Sciences XH467 WINNING THE PEACE 3 This course helps prepare future lieutenants for what else they need to know while deployed besides military tactics and strategy.Bringing together subject matter experts from the staff and faculty of the US Military Academy, US governmental agencies, a
Social Sciences XH497 CRITICAL THOUGHT 3 The purpose of XH497, Critical Thought is to improve cadets' ability to evaluate complex issues involving ethical judgements and choice among scarce resources, reach reasoned positions on these issues, and effectively argue their positions verbally and in
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