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The academic enterprise -- teaching and learning -- is the heart of Colorado College. From the college's founding in 1874, the CC tradition has centered on the classroom experience and the close relationship of students and professors. The Block Plan, adopted in 1970, mandated small classes and encouraged focused, intensive learning. While our unusual location and flexible academic schedule set the college apart from many other colleges, we are at heart a traditional liberal arts college. That means that the focus is predominantly on undergraduate education, with balanced emphasis on the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.
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Interdisciplinary Programs
The College offers a series of special programs and courses that do not constitute major fields. Students may be able to major in these areas through the LAS Major or students with special interests may choose courses in these areas.
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Making Something Good

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Making Something Good, a website by Val Veirs' Introduction to Global Climate Change class
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Sacred Places, Spiritual Practices and the Potential Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge, a website by Sarah Hautzinger's Block 6 anthropology class. More>

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