President as Professor: Higher Ed From a Unique Viewpoint
With the college’s president as one of their professors, students in the Economics of Higher Education class look at the shifting financial landscape of higher education, applying economic theory, data analysis, and meetings with experts to dissect issues of prestige, admissions, financial aid, and endowments.
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Topics in Comparative Literature: Vladimir Nabokov
Novelist, poet, translator and entomologist, Vladimir Nabokov is known for his exceptional bilingual literary production in Russian and English. Nabokov's innovation and evocative uses of language for, is best stated by John Updike who imparts, "Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is ecstatically."
Culture and Power: Political Anthropology
Processes involved in “power” – how history, culture and beliefs, resources and environment all shape practices and patterns – are anything but simple. This course will attempt to bridge between the established canon of the fields known as "political” and “legal” anthropologies and the contemporary preoccupation with power.
Environment and Society
Investigate the humanistic and social science perspectives on global environmental change, engaging with a wide variety of explanatory frameworks and disciplinary lenses. Students will examine the socioeconomic, political, cultural, historical, and philosophical drivers of current environmental conditions.
Music in Western Culture
Explore the socio-cultural influences on music based on the time period, its stylistic characteristics, performance practices and its function within the society from antiquity to modern times. Selected genres, composers and musical form will be studied through directed listening sessions.
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.