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CIVE 360 - Mechanics of Solids

  • 3 credits
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In CIVE 360 – Mechanics of Solids (which is also commonly called Mechanics of Materials), we will discuss the stresses and deformations in structural members and machine elements due to axial, torsional, and flexural loading. We will also cover the topics of stress transformations and combined stresses.


CIVE 260 (Engineering Mechanics- Statics)

Important Information

This course requires students to set up a proctor for paper-based exams.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.



Jordan Jarrett

A little background on myself – I was born and raised in Colorado, and I received my Bachelor’s and Masters at CSU. I fell in love with teaching during my Masters program and decided to get my Ph.D. at Virginia Tech. My classes and research focused on the analysis and design of steel structures under earthquake loading. After my doctorate, I decided to go into the consulting world to get some practical experience before considering a teaching career path. I worked as a structural engineering at Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) in Seattle for nearly 7 years. In that time, I was able to work on numerous amazing projects across the country, including the Amazon campus in Seattle and 150 N. Riverside in Chicago. As with many engineering careers, I transitioned into more managerial roles as I progressed along my career path. As my day-to-day work became less technical, the part of the being a project manager that I enjoyed the most was the mentoring. I loved sharing my knowledge with younger engineers and helping them grow. I decided to transition back to academia, where I could focus on mentoring / teaching. I taught at Seattle University for one year, and now I am excited to be back at my alma mater as an Assistant Teaching Professor! I believe that my role as your teacher is to prepare you for your future careers and to inspire you to be lifelong learners. I hope you will keep me accountable to this goals, and I welcome and encourage feedback or suggestions at any time. I promise to be accommodating, understanding, and accessible as we continue to move through this time together.