We’re excited to offer you a vibrant, intellectually challenging selection of First Year Experience (FYE) courses. You may find that you’re excited about a variety of courses. Use the course grid to help you review what each course offers or requires and consider your options.
Remember that you will need to rank eight choices and distribute your 100 course selection points to prioritize among those eight choices. You must place a minimum of 1 point and a maximum of 20 points on every course selection you rank.
|Course #s||Course Title||Professor||All-College Reqs.||Suggested PreReq.||Units toward Major||Time Out of Class & Field Trips|
|AH200 / HY200||Topics in History, Topics in Art History: Representations and Realities: Art and History in Europe: Ancient to Modern Art & Culture||Tip Ragan / Gale Murray||WIT||None||History and Art||
Occasional afternoon activities. Tentative: one-day trip to Denver Art Museum.
|AH158 / MU158 / PA158||Experiencing Asia through Music and Art||Tamara Bentley / Victoria Levine||G or S||None||Art History, Music, Asian Studies||
Occasional afternoon workshops and possibly 1-2 evening concerts. Tentative: one-day trip to Denver Art Museum.
RM200 / SW258; AN208;RM200
|Language and Culture / Native Peoples of the Southwest||Christina Leza||G or S (1 unit, Block 1)||None||Anthro, SW Studies, REMS|
|CH107 / CH100||Principles of Chemistry I/ Kitchen Chemistry||Peggy Daugherty / Habiba Vaghoo
||L or Q (1 unit)||2 yrs HS Alg, 1 yr HS Chemistry||CH, BioCH, Neuro, MBI, OBI, Ecology, EV w/ chem, Geology||
Afternoon classes, labs, and quizzes both blocks.
|CN101 / HY110||Chinese Language/ Encountering the Past: Heroes and Heroines in Chinese History and Culture||Hong Jiang / John Williams||Lang, G, or S||None||Hist (block 2)|
|CO100||Introduction to Comparative Literature||Corinne Scheiner||WIT||None||CO (2)|
|EC110||Introductory Topics in Economics and Business: Decision Making/Introductory Topics in Economics and Business: Negotiations||Christina Rader||None||None||None||Block 1: one-day field trip to Denver.
Block 2: community based learning once a week in the afternoon.
|EC201 / EC255||Economic Theory 1/ Intermediate Topics in Microeconomics||Mark Smith||None||Calc 1||Economics, Business|
|ED250||The Other Class: Representations of Teaching and Learning Across Communities||Manya Whitaker||None||Education||Some afternoons
Field Trip (local)
|EN280||The Inventing America Mixtape: Literatures and Cultures of the Américas||Michael Cucher||G or S||None||Afternoon activities
1-2 trips to Denver each block
|EV128 / PS203||Topics in Political Science: It’s getting hot in here: The politics and science of climate change||Elizabeth Coggins / Becca Barnes||I and Q (Block 1); G (Block 2)||None||Political science, Integrated environmental science, and Environmental policy||Occasional afternoon field trips, workshops, or labs. Several daytime field trips and 1-2 overnight trips.|
|EV274 / PS274||Environmental Politics and Policy||Corina McKendry||None||None||Environmental Policy, Environmental Sci||No afternoon commitments. No field trips.|
|FG110 / PG216;FG206; RM200||Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies/Topics in Brazilian Culture: Brazilian Carnaval: The “Heart” of Brazilian Culture||Heidi Lewis / Naomi Wood||S (block 1) or G||None||Feminist & Gend studies; Luso Brazilian studies and/or Latin American studies minor||Afternoon film screenings, workshops, and/or daytime field trips.|
|FR160||Haiti's Past and Present through Literature||Alistaire Tallent||S or G||None||REMS, Comp Lit|
|GR121||German Cultural History II: Green Germany||Ane Steckenbiller||Lang (1 unit)||None||German||Occasional field trips.|
|GS101||Freedom and Authority||Owen Cramer / Richard Fernando Buxton||WIT||Field trip in Block 2 to the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre.|
|GS101 / GS101; CL115||Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Classical Freedom and Authority||Richard Fernando Buxton / Sanjaya Thakur||WIT||None||Classics, Classics-English, Classics-History-Poli Sci||
Potential trip to Getty Museum, Malibu, CA. Weekly evening film screenings.
|GS101 / GS101; AN208||Western Civilization: Critical Perspectives/Urban Anthropology/Freedom and Authority||Yogesh Chandrani||WIT||None||Anthro (block 2)||Tentative: 1-day trip to Pueblo, CO in block 2.|
|GS234||Introduction to West African Cinema: Subsaharan African Cultures through Film/The Cinema of Francophone North Africa||Ibrahima Wade / Michael O'Riley||G (Block 1)||None||None|
|GY140 / GY150||Physical Geology/Environmental Geology||Jeff Noblett||L (1 unit), I (1 unit)||None||GY (1), EV-Integrated Sci||
Extensive field and lab requirements (roughly daily). Overnight trip unlikely.
|GY140 / BE100||
Crisis in the Salton Sea – natural history perspectives
|Megan Anderson / Emilie Gray||L (1 unit, block 1)||Calc, high school Biology, Chemistry||Geology||
Many afternoons of lab and field work. Block 1: 1-2 overnights and 1-2 full day trips; block 2: two-week field trip.
Civilization in the West: Writing Revolutions--Books, Knowledge, and Power from Ancient Manuscripts to E-publication
|Carol Neel||WIT||None||History, History-Poli Sci,History Philosophy, Classics -History Politics||
Afternoon commitments approx. twice a week. No field trips or overnight travel.
|MU227 / IT320||
Topics in Music, Topics in Italian Culture: Word, Sound, and Drama in Italian Culture from the Middle Ages to Today
|Amanda Minervini / Ofer Ben-Amots||WIT||None||
Italian or Romance studies; Music
|Possibly some afternoon/evening activities in the form of a concert, opera, or field trip. Some overnight travel.|
|JA130;PA130 / JA101;PA102||
Japanese Language and Culture
|Joan Ericson||G or S (Block 1), Lang (Block 2)||None||
|3 afternoon sessions per week; 1 field trip to Denver each block|
|MA130 / MB130||
Viruses: The Biology and Mathematical Modeling of Epidemics
|Ralph Bertrand / David Brown||Q and I||4-5 on AP Calc exam|
The World of Numbers
|Stefan Erickson / Michael Penn||WIT or Q|
|PC123 / PC124||
|Richard Hilt / Stephanie DiCenzo||WIT, I, Q||High school math||None||
Block 1: projects to be done when student chooses.
|PS101 / MU227||
Great Ideas in Politics and Music
|Dr. Thomas E. Cronin / Dr. Tania Z. Cronin||None||PS (1)||
Afternoon sessions. Tentative overnight trip to Baca campus in week 2 or 3 of Block 1.
|PS115 / EN115||
Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times
|Timothy Fuller / John Simons||WIT||None||PS and CHP (1)||
No afternoon commitments. One day trip (approx 8am-3:30pm).
|PS203 / HY200||
The Search for Islamic Order
|Bob Lee||G||Field Trip (local)|
Introduction to Psychology: Enduring Ideas and Present Principles
|Tomi-Ann Roberts / Kevin Holmes||L (1 unit)||None||PY (1)||Afternoon labs, movies, creative projects. No anticipated field trips.|
Topics in Religion: Lost Christianities
|Pamela Reaves / Devaka Premawardhana||WIT||None||Religion||1-2, one-day trips possible. No overnights.|
|RM185 / RM212||
Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity/Theories of Race and Ethnicity
|Jamal Ratchford / Michael Sawyer||G or S (block 1); S (block 2)|
|RS200 / RU101||
Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies: Russia: Language, Literature, and Film
|Natalia Khan / Alexei Pavlenko||Lang (1) and G (1)||Afternoon sessions. Overnight field trip.|
|SO100 / SO240||
Thinking Sociologically/Law and Society
|Gail Murphy-Geiss||S||None||SO (2)||Afternoon sessions. Local field trip.|
The American Southwest
|Eric Perramond / Karen Roybal||WIT, G, or S||None||Southwest studies||Some afternoon commitments, field trips, and overnight travel.|
|TH100 / DA100||
Ritual, Theatre and Performance
|Tom Lindblade / Ryan Platt||WIT||Workshops. Local field trip.|
|Course #s||Course Title||Professor||All-College Reqs.||Suggested PreReq.||Units toward Major||Time Commitments|
|EV120 / ED211||Frameworks of U.S. Education with a Focus on Environmental Chemistry||Howard Drossman / Tina Valtierra||HS chem class recommended||Block 2: Educ (1 unit)|
|EN203||Tradition and Change in Literature: Comedy: History and Theory||Lisa Hughes / George Butte
|PS150||Fundamental Debates on the Common Good||John Grace / Eve Grace||WIT||None||One block towards Poli Sci||Occasional afternoon classes.|