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358. Philosophy of Mind
Theories about the mind and mental phenomena: the relationship between minds and brains;
consciousness; free will; artificial intelligence; and the philosophy of psychology. Prerequisite:
sophomore standing. Alternate years. (Humanities)

360. Evolution and Philosophy
An examination of the theory of evolution--what it says, what support it has, what it can (and
cannot) explain–in order to see what (if any) implications it has for religion, morality,
philosophy, and the understanding we have of ourselves and our world. Prerequisite:
sophomore standing. Alternate years. (Humanities)

361-366. Advanced Topics in Philosophy
See Topics Courses. (Humanities)

485. Senior Seminar in Philosophy
Senior Seminar in Philosophy: Advanced focus on an issue or movement or problem in
philosophy, or on a particular philosopher. Prerequisites: at least three 300-level course in
Philosophy, a major in Philosophy, and senior standing or permission of the department.

Physics and Engineering Sciences

Kara Beauchamp (chair), Lyle Lichty, Brian Johns, Derin Sherman

Engineering Sciences

Major: A minimum of 16 course credits, which include MAT 120 or 121; MAT 122; MAT 221;
MAT 236; PHY 161; PHY 162; CHE 121 or 161; CSC 140; EGR 131; EGR 231; EGR 271; EGR 311;
three additional 300-level EGR courses; EGR 385 (Capstone).

EGR 131: Introduction to Engineering Design
The goal of engineering is to solve problems faced by society. In this course, students will learn
how the engineering process works: defining the problem; conducting background research;
constructing design criteria; evaluating and testing designs, and developing and testing
prototypes. Students will also discuss and critically analyze papers discussing ethical issues that
arise both during the design process as well as the interaction between technology and society.
This course also emphasizes the importance of effective communication for engineers: students
will be required to present their own reports (both oral and written) as well as critiquing other

EGR 231: Engineering Mechanics
This course introduces students to the essential principles and techniques of analysis of
continuous media including both solids and fluids. Topics include conservation laws, static and
dynamic behavior of rigid bodies, fluids and fluid statics, internal forces, moments of inertia,
stress and strain, as well as an introduction to vibration. Prerequisite: PHY 161

EGR 270. Electronic Instrumentation
Principles of electronics, signal processing, and computer interfacing needed to understand,
configure, and troubleshoot modern electronic and computer-based research equipment.
Transducers, operational amplifiers, test equipment, integrated circuits, data transmission,
computerized data acquisition, and analog to digital conversion. Same course as CSC 270.
Prerequisite: PHY 142 or 162, or permission of instructor.

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