Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 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.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Department of International Studies and Political Science
Department Head: Colonel Foster

Requirements for a degree in international studies and political science are specified in International Studies and Political Science .

   •  IS 310 - American Foreign Policy
   •  IS 311 - The American Congress
   •  IS 312 - The American Presidency
   •  IS 313 - Politics and the Media
   •  IS 320 - National Security Policy
   •  IS 321 - International Political Economy
   •  IS 322 - Intelligence and Policy
   •  IS 326 - U.S. - Soviet Relations during the Cold War
   •  IS 328 - Multinational Peacekeeping
   •  IS 329 - Counterinsurgency
   •  IS 330 - Politics in Western Europe
   •  IS 331 - Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
   •  IS 332X - Politics in East Asia
   •  IS 333 - Politics in Southeast Asia
   •  IS 334X - Politics of Central Asia
   •  IS 335 - Politics in Latin America
   •  IS 336WX - Politics in China
   •  IS 337WX - Post Soviet Politics
   •  IS 338 - Politics of India and the Subcontinent
   •  IS 339 - Digital Media and South Asian Politics
   •  IS 340 - Political Theory
   •  IS 350 - Criminal Law
   •  IS 351 - Constitutional Law
   •  IS 352 - International Law
   •  IS 370 - Intermediate Special Seminar
   •  IS 390 - Independent Study
   •  IS 395 - Public Opinion Research in Europe
   •  IS 401W - International Studies Seminar
   •  IS 421X - The Politics of Terrorism
   •  IS 422 - Domestic Politics and International Conflict
   •  IS 423W - Studies in Grand Strategy
   •  IS 424WX - Regional Politics and Powers
   •  IS 425W - Theories of War and Peace
   •  IS 426X - Religion and War
   •  IS 427 - Transatlantic Security 1941-2015
   •  IS 428 - US-China Relations
   •  IS 429 - Strategy and Cybersecurity
   •  IS 430W - Democracy and Elections
   •  IS 431W - Riots, Protests, Social Movements
   •  IS 434WX - Authoritarianism
   •  IS 435WX - Comparative Political Economy
   •  IS 438WX - Ethnic Conflict and Politics
   •  IS 439 - Authoritarian Environmentalism in China
   •  IS 440 - American Political Thought
   •  IS 441 - Conservative Political Thought
   •  IS 442 - Law, Morality, and Power
   •  IS 443 - The Morality of War
   •  IS 459 - The Law of International Armed Conflict
   •  IS 460W - Research Design for Political Science
   •  IS 470 - Advanced Special Seminar
   •  IS 479 - Advanced Special Seminar
   •  IS 485 - National Security Minor Capstone
   •  IS 490 - Independent Study
   •  IS 491 - Reading for IS Honors
   •  IS 492 - Writing for IS Honors
   •  IS 493 - International Studies Senior Thesis

LEADERSHIP STUDIES AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Department of Psychology 
Department Head: Colonel Gire

   •  LS 350 - Leadership and Career Development I
   •  LS 351 - Leadership and Career Development II
   •  LS 450 - Leadership and Career Development III
   •  LS 451 - Leadership and Career Development IV

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department Head: Colonel Hardin

Requirements for a major in mechanical engineering are specified in Mechanical Engineering .

   •  ME 105 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
   •  ME 109 - CAD Applications and Solid Modeling
   •  ME 110 - Materials
   •  ME 201 - Statics
   •  ME 203 - Programming Tools for Mechanical Engineers
   •  ME 206 - Solid Mechanics
   •  ME 243 - ME Design Competition Participation
   •  ME 244 - ME Design Competition Participation
   •  ME 255 - Summer Research
   •  ME 256 - Summer Research
   •  ME 302 - Dynamics
   •  ME 311 - Thermodynamics I
   •  ME 313 - Thermodynamics II
   •  ME 314 - Fluid Mechanics
   •  ME 321 - Dynamics of Machinery
   •  ME 322 - Mechanical Analysis and Design
   •  ME 325 - Instrumentation Laboratory
   •  ME 336 - Heat and Mass Transfer
   •  ME 342 - Analysis and Control of Dynamic Systems
   •  ME 343 - ME Design Competition Participation
   •  ME 344 - ME Design Competition Participation
   •  ME 350X - History of Technology
   •  ME 355 - Summer Research
   •  ME 356 - Summer Research
   •  ME 413 - Aircraft Propulsion Systems
   •  ME 414 - Turbomachinery
   •  ME 415 - Flight Mechanics
   •  ME 416 - Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
   •  ME 417 - Aircraft Structural Analysis
   •  ME 418 - Thermal Environment Engineering
   •  ME 419 - Thermal-Fluid Systems Design
   •  ME 420 - Flight Mechanics II
   •  ME 425 - Mechanical Design
   •  ME 427 - Introduction to Automated Manufacturing Systems
   •  ME 431 - Power Plant Design
   •  ME 443 - ME Design Competition
   •  ME 444W - Mechanical Engineering Design
   •  ME 455 - Summer Research
   •  ME 456 - Summer Research
   •  ME 457 - Seminar
 

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