Jun 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue

Courses of Instruction


Course Numbering System. Each subject is identified by a symbol made up of two parts. The first part is an abbreviation denoting the general field of study. The second part is a number denoting the particular subject. The first digit indicates the year in which the course is usually taken and, therefore, the level of instruction.

Credit. The unit of academic credit used at the Virginia Military Institute is the semester hour. In general a semester hour represents one hour of classroom work (lecture or recitation) or one period (two or three hours) of laboratory or supervised research or field work per week during a single semester. Thus a course that meets for three class hours and one laboratory period each week during one semester usually carries credit for four semester hours.

In the following course descriptions the figures on the title lines indicate, in order, the class hours per week, the laboratory or field work hours per week, and the semester hours credit. For example, the figures “3—2—4” mean that the class meets three times a week for one-hour classroom sessions and has two hours of laboratory, supervised research, or field work each week, and that the course carries four semester hours of credit.

 

CHEMISTRY

Department of Chemistry
Department Head: Colonel Stan Smith

Requirements for a major in chemistry are specified in Chemistry .

Prerequisites: Proficiency in CH 131 and CH 132 or in CH 137 and CH 138 for all courses in chemistry numbered 223 or higher. Additional prerequisites are stated in descriptions of courses below.

   •  CH 426 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
   •  CH 434 - Chemical Synthesis
   •  CH 444 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
   •  CH 451 - Senior Thesis
   •  CH 452 - Senior Thesis
   •  CH 455 - Summer Research in Chemistry
   •  CH 456 - Summer Research in Chemistry
   •  CH 457 - Independent Summer Research
   •  CH 458 - Independent Summer Research
   •  CH 461 - Selected Topics in Chemistry
   •  CH 464 - Selected Topics in Chemistry
   •  CH 466 - Polymer Chemistry
   •  CH 467 - Theoretical Chemistry
   •  CH 480 - Computational Chemistry
   •  CH 481 - Organometallics
   •  CH 483 - Chemical Agents
   •  CH 486 - The Amazing Chemistry of Boron
   •  CH 487 - Symmetry and Spectroscopy
   •  CH 489 - Toxic Elements

CHINESE

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Department Head: Colonel Sunnen

All cadets who enter with two or more entrance units in a modern foreign language are given placement tests and are placed in appropriate courses on the basis of the test results combined with their previous high school language coursework, and after consultation with the department head of modern languages.

A single year of a foreign language shall count toward meeting graduation requirements only when the cadet is studying a second language or is taking a language as an elective.

Cadets must demonstrate proficiency in ML 101 in order to be admitted into ML 102. They must, similarly, demonstrate proficiency in ML 102 before enrolling in ML 201, and in ML 201 before enrolling in ML 202/204. Proficiency in ML 202/204 is a prerequisite for admission to 300-level courses. Completion of two 300-level courses or their equivalent is expected before enrollment in any 400 -level course. Once a cadet has completed work at the 202/204 level, he/she may not return to the elementary level course for credit.

Cadets who present four years of a high school language or demonstrate native or near-native language abilities may not enroll at the elementary level of that language. Such students will have the choice of enrolling either in the first semester intermediate level of that language or in the first semester elementary course of a different language.

   •  CHI 101 - Elementary Chinese I
   •  CHI 102 - Elementary Chinese II
   •  CHI 201 - Intermediate Chinese I
   •  CHI 202 - Intermediate Chinese II
   •  CHI 210 - Chinese Martial Arts Cinema
   •  CHI 211X - War and its Legacies in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature
   •  CHI 220X - 20th Century Chinese Popular Culture
   •  CHI 301 - Introduction to Advanced Chinese I
   •  CHI 302 - Introduction to Advanced Chinese II
   •  CHI 303 - Chinese Composition and Conversation
   •  CHI 304 - Great Cities of China: Beijing
   •  CHI 310 - Chinese Strategic Culture
   •  CHI 314 - Chinese Civilization
   •  CHI 421 - Introduction to Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
   •  CHI 422 - Introduction to Chinese Literature and Culture II (after 1900)
   •  CHI 450 - Capstone in Chinese
   •  CHI 455 - China Today
   •  CHI 481 - Survey of Chinese Culture and Society

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department Head: Captain Riester

Requirements for a major in civil engineering are specified in Civil and Environmental Engineering .

   •  CE 109 - CE Fundamentals I
   •  CE 110 - CE Fundamentals II
   •  CE 121 - Surveying
   •  CE 121L - Survey Lab
   •  CE 203 - Statics
   •  CE 206 - Solid Mechanics
   •  CE 208X - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
   •  CE 301 - Structural Theory
   •  CE 302 - Civil Engineering Dynamics
   •  CE 307 - Properties of Engineering Materials
   •  CE 307L - Laboratory for CE 307
   •  CE 309 - Fluid Mechanics
   •  CE 310 - Soil Mechanics
   •  CE 310L - Laboratory for CE 310
   •  CE 319W - Water Resources Laboratory
   •  CE 321 - Environmental Engineering
   •  CE 322 - Water Resources Engineering
   •  CE 327 - Reinforced Concrete Design
   •  CE 330 - Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Electrical Circuits
   •  CE 333 - Transportation Engineering
   •  CE 340X - Environmental Engineering & Construction in Developing Countries
   •  CE 350 - Civil Engineering Project Management
   •  CE 401 - Hydrology
   •  CE 402 - Structural Mechanics
   •  CE 403 - Foundations
   •  CE 404 - Advanced Mechanics of Fluids
   •  CE 405 - Wood Engineering
   •  CE 408 - Hydraulic Engineering
   •  CE 412 - Environmental Engineering Chemistry
   •  CE 415 - Environmental Engineering Unit Process Design
   •  CE 416 - Fundamentals of Engineering
   •  CE 417X - Infrastructures
   •  CE 418 - Air Resources Engineering
   •  CE 419 - Global Water and Sanitation
   •  CE 423 - Structural Steel Design
   •  CE 428 - Topics in Structural Design
   •  CE 429 - Advanced Structural Theory
   •  CE 436 - Transportation Planning and Design
   •  CE 437 - Construction Methods and Management
   •  CE 443 - Independent Research
   •  CE 448 - Civil Engineering Design Capstone
   •  CE 451W - Civil Engineering Seminar
   •  CE 461 - Independent Summer Research
   •  CE 470 - Topics in Civil Engineering
   •  CE 471 - Topics in Civil Engineering

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Department Head: Colonel Eltoweissy

Requirements for a degree in computer and information sciences are specified in Computer Science, B.S.  

   •  CIS 101 - Introduction to Computer Science
   •  CIS 111 - Programming I
   •  CIS 111L - Laboratory for Programming I
   •  CIS 112 - Programming II
   •  CIS 112L - Laboratory for Programming II
   •  CIS 131 - Introduction to Information Science
   •  CIS 201 - Computer Architecture and Organization
   •  CIS 211 - Internet and Mobile Programming
   •  CIS 231WX - IT:Past, Present, and Future
   •  CIS 241 - Discrete Structures
   •  CIS 301 - Networking
   •  CIS 301L - Networking Lab
   •  CIS 302 - Modern Operating Systems
   •  CIS 303 - Computer & Information Security
   •  CIS 310 - Computational Thinking and Programming
   •  CIS 312W - Software Engineering
   •  CIS 313 - Data Structures and Applications
   •  CIS 322 - Database Management Systems
 

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