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1) All-College Requirements

In order to graduate from Colorado College, during your four years here you will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. meet the established all-college requirements (see below);
  2. identify and complete a major;
  3. complete 32 units of coursework;
  4. maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

As you choose your FYE, you may want to consider whether it will help you fulfill your all-college requirements for graduation. Below you’ll find a list of all-college requirements as well as a grid that maps the all-college requirements that each FYE section meets.

[1] All-College Requirements – an overview

For details, see the online copy of the Course Catalog.

First-Year Experience (FYE) Seminar

  • A two-block course (linked individual courses or two-block course) that you take as your first course on campus (2 units) 

Critical Perspectives:

  1. The West in Time (one two-block course, 2 units)
  2. Global Cultures (1 unit)
  3. Social Inequality (1 unit)
  4. Scientific Investigation of the Natural World (2 units, including at least one lab or field course)
  5. Quantitative Reasoning (1 unit)

Courses may meet more than one designation (for example, a course may be designated both “West in Time” and “Global Cultures”) but students must choose one designation or the other, except in the case of “Quantitative Reasoning,” which may be fulfilled along with any of the other Critical Perspectives requirements. Courses of one half unit credit, and, independent study and reading courses do not count toward Critical Perspectives requirements. 

Foreign Language Requirement

  • Two blocks of college-level language (2 units)

First-Year Writing Portfolio

Writing Portfolios will include three samples of your writing:

  • A paper from your FYE class
  • A paper from a class taken in one of the six blocks following your FYE class
  • An essay reflecting on the work embodied in your portfolio and your development as a writer over the course of your initial year at CC

The two class-based essays in your portfolio should amount to no fewer than 10 pages and no more than 25 pages of double-spaced text. Submit clean, stapled copies, printed on both sides. Papers with instructor comments or grades will not be accepted. Your reflective essay should run from 800 to 1000 words.

[2] Major Requirements

The online Course Catalog includes detailed descriptions of the majors and minors Colorado College offers. Click here for more details.


Fall 2013: All College Requirements

Course num. Title WIT G SI Sci. Q Lang (unit)
AN209/
PC122
Cosmology and Place in the Southwest    
AH113 (or PA200)/
MU221
Asian Art and Music          
BY101 Intro to Molecular Biology       ✔     
BY131 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology       ✔   
CH107/
CH100
General Chemistry 1/Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science        
CO100 Introduction to Comparative Literature          
EN203 Tradition and Change in Literature: The Empires Strike Back          
EN203/
FE133
Tradition and Change in Literature: Ars Amatoria: Love, Society, and Literature          
EN280/
ED250
Tradition and Change in Literature: Tales out of School/The Aims of Education          
ES185/
ES212
Theories of Race and Ethnicity        
FG110/
FG206
Intro to Feminist Gender Studies/Women and the Body          
FS215/
FS212
Intro to Film Studies and Filmmaking            
               
Course num. Title WIT G SI Sci. Q Lang (unit)
GS101 Freedom and Authority in a Perfect World: Utopian Thought from Ancient to Modern Times          
GS101  Freedom & Authority: “Freedom from what? Freedom for what?  On whose authority?"          
CL115 Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology/Ancient Freedom and Authority          
GY140/
EV128
Physical Geology/Introduction to Climate Change        
HY104 Culture, Society, and History        
HY120 The American Past          
JA130/
PA130 & 250
Interpreting Asian Cultures          
MA151 The World of Numbers        
MU182  Emotion and Meaning in Music          
               
Course num. Title WIT G SI Sci. Q Lang (unit)
PC120 Life in the Universe        
PC123/
PC124
Scientific Revolutions      
PS101/
MU227
Great Ideas in Politics and Music          
PS115-EN215/
GS101
Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times          
PS203/
HY200 (Blk 1)
The Search for Islamic Order: Yesterday and Today          
PY101 Introduction to Psychology: Enduring Ideas and Present Principles          
RS200/
RU101
Russian Lang, Lit, Film/Elementary Russian           yes (1)
SO100/
SO235
Thinking Sociologically/Sociology of the Family          
SP101 Elementary Spanish           yes (2)
SP304/
SP305
Advanced Spanish           yes (2)
SW175 The Southwest: An Introduction      
TH100/
DA100
Ritual, Theatre, Performance          

Winter Start 2014: All College Requirements

Course num. Title WIT G SI Sci. Q Lang (units)
HS120

Renaissance Culture

         
EN203

Tradition and Change in Literature: All in the Family

         
BY100/
GS222/
FM200

Science Journalism: Reporting and Writing about the Natural Sciences