‘Words Have Meanings’: Visiting a Former Japanese Internment Camp

The Block Plan lends itself to off-campus study and field trips, like Ryan Buyco’s Block 5 Introduction to Asian American Studies class, which traveled to Camp Amache, one of 10 relocation centers in the United States during World War II. “Words have meanings and connotations,” says Buyco. “Calling Camp Amache an ‘internment’ or ‘concentration’ camp has the potential to reshape not only our understandings of American history, but our current political circumstances as well.”

It's the second week of
Block Seven
March 30 - April 17

About the Block Plan

Instead of taking multiple classes at a time, CC students study
one class at a time, for three-and-a-half weeks.

8 Blocks Per Academic Year

8 Blocks
Per Academic Year

3 1/2 Weeks Per Block

3 1/2 Weeks
Per Block

4 1/2 Day Block Break

4 1/2 Day
Block Break

CC Stories

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.