Field study is an integral part of the academic experience at Colorado College. CC faculty utilize the block plan in innovative ways to allow students to experience their studies in ways not possible in traditional settings. From studying sustainable economies at local farmers markets or Geology at the Garden of the Gods, to studying the variety of religious traditions of the American Southwest, to taking in the great works at New York City’s MOMA, to studying the classics while sailing the Mediterranean, CC classes go far and wide.
The mission of the Office of Field Study is to enable the faculty at Colorado College to teach innovative, unique, and effective field study courses and conduct field-based research through providing logistical and administrative support, as well as faculty training and course development. The office also exists to further the practice of field study courses and expand the definition thereof, and to offer students opportunities to study in the field outside of academic courses.