Back to School, One Class at a Time
Here comes the incoming Class of 2023! Colorado College is welcoming new students as well as transfers and returning students. New Student Orientation runs through Sunday, Aug. 25, and the academic year begins on Monday, Aug. 26. Read more about CC's New Student Orientation. Learn about our one-class-at-a-time schedule, the Block Plan.
About the Block Plan
Food, Agriculture & the Environment
An introduction to the legal and policy issues related to food, agriculture, and the environment in the United States; students will take a field trip to the San Luis Valley of Colorado, where they will engage with farmers, government representatives, policy advocates, and other agricultural stakeholders in the area.
Introduction to Journalism
American journalism is rapidly changing as technology, economics, and culture increasingly disrupt the ways in which people produce and consume the news. Students in this class will learn about the history and elements of journalism and acquire the skills journalists use to produce accurate, engaging, and responsible journalism.
Race and the Judicial Process
Where race is concerned, the courts have figured prominently in some of the nation’s proudest and most shameful moments. Slavery, segregation, affirmative action, political representation, and the criminal justice system are some of the topics that will be addressed in this course.
Cryptography: Theory and Practice
Analyze theory and the implementation of modern cryptosystems with this interdisciplinary mathematics/computer science course! Topics will include the RSA and Diffie-Hellman algorithms, discrete logarithms, elliptic curve cryptography, the TSL protocol, the Signal protocol, and cryptocurrencies.
Colorado College recognizes and honors the original inhabitants who first settled in the area and who called the nearby highest mountain “Tava,” the original name given by the Ute people to what is now known as Pikes Peak. At CC, we respect all peoples and strive to grow as a unique and welcoming community.