New course proposals

The following new course proposals have been submitted to the Faculty Senate office for review and approval and are listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu.

BMATWT 530, “Mechanics of Building Materials for Construction,” 3 credits. Introduction to the mechanical behavior of building materials for students of construction technology and architecture. Basic structural concepts, including statics and strength of materials, are addressed in a practical hands-on manner. Prerequisites: MATH 104, PHYSICS 131 or equivalent.

BMATWT 540, “Design of Wood Structures,” 3 credits. Provides students with a fundamental understanding of design principles for design of individual wood components including beams, columns, trusses, wood/steel connections, and sheathing.
Prerequisites: BMATWT 530 or CEE 241 or instructor’s consent.