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What are the academics like at your school?


Professors at CC almost always know your name. Participation is always a part of class time; most humanities courses are discussion based and in the sciences you are free to ask questions or make comments during the lecture. Students are much more cooperative than competitive. Continuations of class discussions can often be heard in the dining hall or walking around campus. Colorado College students are known to be smart, hard workers who also know how to play hard.


The academic experience at Colorado College is a totally unique experience seeing as you only take one class at a time for a period of three and a half weeks. The block plan has many pros and cons. One of the best things about the block plan is that is is rare to get blind-sighted by a really hard semester because you are able to stagger your easy and difficult classes so you don't get overwhelmed. The downside is that when you have a bad block, you have a really bad block because you are in the same class every day. Students usually figure out if they like the block plan very quickly, they either love it or hate it by the end of the first semester.


Because it's so small, the classroom setting is very comfortable and personal at CC. The professors definitely know your name, and you can go in to talk to them almost any time because they are only teaching one class at a time. You get their full attention. A large majority of classes are discussion-based, and participation is often included as a part of your grade, so you are truely held responsible for keeping up on the material. There are lots of pre-med students at CC, so grades tend to be a big deal, bigger than I'd like.


The most notable academic feature of CC is no doubt the block plan. Not only does it enable us to focus in depth on one subject, it creates an amazing opportunity for experiential learning. In some schools you learn about the geology of the west in the morning and then Shakespearean literature in the afternoon. At CC you will be immersed. After reading about rock formations in the morning your professor may (or more likely will) take you into the field to see the kinds of things he has been talking about. This concept is not just applicable to geology though. Language classes are often offered in foreign countries and the immersion continually proves to help studnets hone their skills. Want to learn how to draw? What better place to try than in Italy where CC offers Introduction to Drawing. Students are generally not competitive and the small size of the student body allows for discussion-driven classes. Being a history major, I have had the opportunity to form relationships with many of my professors and seek 1-on-1 help whenever I need it for research papers or test prep. Typically we have class from 9-12 and then the rest of the day to work (we generally have a hefty amount of homework). It is nice to work on your own schedule and have from 12-whenever you go to sleep to do reading or write a paper. When its nice out, you can play football all afternoon and get work done after.


Classes are almost always great. You learn a lot depending on how much effort you give. The professors know your name by the end of the first week and some will have class meals at their house where they provide the food. My favorite classes were probably my spanish classes. i love the spanish department and thier attitude towards life so we got along pretty well. While you go to class for 3 hrs, depending on the class, you devote a decent amount of time to it after class. Sciences and art classes require a lot of time for labs, projects, reports. Other classes do not require a lot of time. Usually I would say on average a student will spend at least 2 hours studying outside of class up to a lot more based on the difficulty of the class. However, it's up to you what you want out of the course so really the amount of time you spend on a course is up to you. Classes aren't competitive with students competing to get the best grade. however you will not excel enless you stick your neck out, participate and speak up. you almost need to draw attention to yourself and show others you are opionated, know the material and have an interest in the subject matter. The education you receive at CC is geared towards learning and nurturing the desire to learn. It's geared toward teaching you to think, create an opinion and express that opinion in a mature well thought manner.


I have the utmost respect for many of the professors at CC. I think many are challenging but fair and really care about their students. I am constantly in awe of many of the professors but I wouldn’t say I idealize them because many students are taught to view the professors, other students and texts with a critical eye. I think many professors learn so much from their students and I have also learned a tremendous amount from my fellow students. The reason so many classes are discussion based is because we have smart students going to this school and their opinions should be heard and challenged. Going abroad I was often faced with silent classrooms where students simply didn’t participate because the either didn’t do the reading or they felt that since participation didn’t affect their grade why should they do it. At CC even if participation isn’t taken as part of your grade oftentimes you still need to wait in line to talk. People don’t see participation as a way to boost your grade but instead as a way to boost your knowledge. And people often have amazingly deep conversations outside of the classroom I just wish more of them consisted of politics. We don’t have a very politically active campus but I think this current election is changing things. I once took a Comparative Literature class comparing the movie “Mean Girls” and high school social hierarchy’s in general with Machiavelli’s the Prince. That was pretty cool! I’m apart of the psychology department and while I’ve had my fair share of difficulties with the department (it’s a very hard major to get into if you don’t plan early and in the right way) I do appreciate that they take a natural science approach to Psychology. Sometimes they take themselves too seriously but then again I think most departments do. Taking Neuroscience last year however, was life-changing. The most intense academic experience I’ve ever had and I was on the brink of tears through most of it but it’s something I know I’ll look back on with nothing but pride and fulfillment. I also made some great friends going through an experience like that and a wonderful example of my peers being some of the greatest teachers I’ve ever had (that’s not to say that my professors weren’t also unprecedented). I really like the academic requirements but I think they’re probably pretty standard for a liberal arts school. I had to take the History of Philosophy for a requirement and I thought I would absolutely hate it but it turned out opening the door to one of my favorite fields of study. I also really like the block plan but it’s important to keep in mind it’s not for everyone, it suits certain learning styles. I really like being completely immersed in a class. If I like it, it’s wonderful to have that take over my life for 3 and a half weeks and if I don’t like it it’s over in no time at all. I definitely learned stamina at CC. One of my friends from a different school commented when we were traveling on how he didn’t realize how much you could fit into a day but I think that is the whole principal of CC. Getting the most out of every day. There are a lot of really ambitious people at CC but I don’t think it’s just about getting ahead or getting the best job (although there is definitely some of that), it’s also about people who love to learn.


almost every professor i've had knows my name, and the few who don't will make up for it by inviting the whole class over for dinner. professors at cc generally teach there because they have an enormous respect for the students, colorado springs isn't exactly at the top of the list of places to live for academics, but regardless, cc draws incredible teachers. i've had a bunch of different favorite classes, most of which involve field trips which can be more than a week long and only work because of the block plan. i spent a lot of time with professors outside of class, especially as i figured out my major and my years progressed. whether it was at baca (our mountain campus in southern CO) or at cc, they would come over for dinner, come to class parties, or we would go out in downtown colorado springs.


It's very hard for a professor not to know your name at CC. I say this because the largest class that one will ever see, will be composed of no more than 27 students. Most of the classes have 25 students or less. This number of students enables for a one on one student teacher interaction, which you don't see at big schools. I have had a class with only three people before and this enabled the teacher to have a flexible schedule were at times we did not even have to meet on certain days. The days that students don't meet in class, they meet in their groups and discuss projects/presentations/or just the general study session. Also, people interact intellectually outside of class (dinner/lunch, parties, small get togethers,etc)


Students get to know professors really well and have really strong relationships with them. They provide a lot of support in addition to things like The Learning Commons that the College provides. The requirements are really easy to fullfill. Some of the bigger majors require some planning, but that's why it's great that CC gives each student one free summer class. Students are competitive, but not with eachother. For example, there is no, "what did you get?" but students do take a lot of pride in their academic studies and work really hard. One of the best parts about the block program is being able to take blocks (and semesters) abroad. With the block program I was able to travel to Chile for a month to take a Chilean literature course from Antonio Skarmeta, a very famous writer. One of my roommates went to Italy for a block to study Dante, and other friends have gone to Spain for Landscape Drawing, Africa for Hemingway, London for Drama, and the list goes on.


Although towards the beginning and middle of the year I frowned upon the poor social structure of CC students, I would never leave the school because I absolutely love the block plan. It is difficult for me to imagine taking more than one class at a time. People question whether the block plan is a positive aspect of the college or not. Personally, I love being completely immersed in one subject. It reflects what it is like in the "real world": having one job/career path, and focusing on it strictly. Also, being a geology major, I rave about my ability to travel everywhere with my class without having to worry about missing anything back at school.


I have had some awesome professors, of course. And yes, they know my name. Before graduation, several professors offered to write me any recommendation I might need and mentioned that I need not preface my email with, "you may not remember me, but..." If you don't come to class prepared, you will not only disadvantage the class, but yourself. CC thrives on good discussion and classes are set up and structured on the assumption of good, fruitful discussion. You need to go to class every day and participate. Missing a day is not fatal, but can sometimes hurt you academically for the information you miss. Academics are overall rigorous, but not ridiculous. A sister at a well-known "demanding" school complains all the time about how much she has to study. Yes, we study a lot at CC, but we have a good time and learn a lot without being a school pegged as one where "students never stop studying." In the end, my sister and I will both have the same degree and will have learned similar things. She just may have worked harder to get an A. So what? I had more fun.


Not all classes are highly challenging and for most, you can skate by if you do choose an easy major. Some classes will blow your mind with difficulty. The block system definately presents a unique learning experience. I went across the country in one class to see paintings in a museum. My friends have been to Italy, the Mediterranean, Chicago, and China to name a few in various classes. Even on campus, there is never a dull moment when it comes to class. Classes are small. My boyfriend Sophomore year fell asleep in class one day. His professor walked over to his desk, kneeled down, and started lecturing in his ear until he woke with a jump and we all laughed. Point being, you will be noticed. Texting your friend? Sleeping in class? Doodling? Daydreaming? Your professor knows. And it will affect your grade. Your professor also gives a crap 9 times out of 10. They make an effort to get to know you and your situation and truly want you to learn. I have been to three of my professors houses in my first two years at CC. I have gotten to know two of their families. I have babysat for one of them. These people will be your friends, not just authority figures. They normally like to be called by their first names. Class is informal and intellectually stimulating, assuming you are in the right class of course. Take a political science class and you can't skate past the lectures. Kids at CC care about politics and they make their opinions heard. CC is difficult to get into. Most of the student body is really intelligent. Don't be afraid of getting into a heated political debate outside of a party. Don't be surprised if you find out exactly how your body deals with alcohol next time you have a hangover. We party hard and study even harder. When you're in only one class at a time, it becomes your life. You will discuss the psychology of every decision you make even when you're out of the class for the day. You will think about chemical reactions when you're in chemistry even when you are falling asleep at night. Shakespeare's reflections on love will suddenly be reflected in your own love life. Knowledge grows when you're on campus and it's awesome to witness.


Do professors know my name: - I am often confused for a girl named Wendy Favorite Class - Biomechanics Least Favorite - Race, class, and gender Study Habits - Depends on major Participation - Too common Conversations outside of class? - Yes Competitive - Depends on major Most unique class - Music and dance Major - Biology Time spent with professors outside class - Only if they're sports fans Requirements - As a transfer student I'd like to formally request that the proverbial stick be removed from the ass of this institution. I worked pretty damn hard for credits that will never be recognized by anyone ever. Thanks CC, way to enrich my college experience by forcing me to pay you more money and spend more time and effort on classes I already took. CC education - I'm not sure what to do with it. I'd planned on being a doctor...I don't know if coming here was the most efficient way to make that happen


Oh the block plan...the block plan can be really intense. Students can either hack it or they can't, there generally is no in between. I personally think it's wonderful because it allows you to intensely focus on a class you really enjoy. However, on the flip side if you hate a class it's over in 3 weeks. If you're not in a really intense class (which most people are in really easy classes 8th block) you have the ability to get all of your stuff done and then you can go out. There usually is the opportunity to go out every night.


Academics are excelent at CC. There are some exceptions (Drama and Feminist and Gender Studies) but overall they are excelent. You are on a first name basis with your professors, you will never be in a class larger than 25, and studying is an acceptable activity. Many classes take day to week long field trips and some blocks are taught in othe cities or countries. Some majors are more condusive to post graduate jobs than others. Generally, the humanities have a harder time than social and natural scientists.


The professors are mostly fantastic and a lot of fun. The visiting professors are absolutely useless...avoid at all cost. I'm from the east coast so being in a less competitive atmosphere is really nice. The environmental science department is really limited in class options, so for that matter, is the entire school. The education is mostly geared towards learning for its own sake, which is nice, but a bit more organization towards getting a job would be nice.


The professors are usually pretty awesome (they know your name, and you call them all by their first names!) and the classes are small enough to facilitate discussion. The most unique thing about the college is, of course, the block plan. This means that you spend 2-5 hours in class every weekday (depending on the class) and 3-8 hours on homework. You complete a class in 3.5 weeks and only take one class at a time. Things move fast, but you learn how to be efficient, decrease procrastination time, and get things done (something employers LOVE.) Departments are usually pretty small (depending on the department), so you always feel as though you hold a distinct place in whichever one you choose to be a part of.


Every professor knows your name even if they don't always show it. They're there to help you learn how to learn on your own, not do all the work. Office hours vary, and I much prefer teachers who draw smaller crowds, meaning I like unpopular professors.


The small classes make the academics completely different. Professors know your name, your classmates are engaged, and the department is well-connected. I am an Economics and Business student and our department has grown to the largest on campus, as of this year. The department works very hard to engage the students through countless avenues. They spend a lot of money on food! We have hosted some incredible guest speakers and interacting with them in small groups have been a stellar opportunity for me. The student body is competitive in intramurals, but there is a general sense of cooperation in the classroom.


Professors know your name, and I've had amazing professors so far. They are usually very knowledgeable about their topics (especially in the Psychology and Philosophy departments)


Academics are pretty competitive at CC. Everyone coming to the college did really well in high school so that mentality comes with people. The professors are really helpful and understanding overall. They will help you out if you ask them. I think a lot of the learning at CC is geared towards learning for learning's sake, although some of the less 'liberal art's experience' departments are more practical for finding a job after college.


Professors know and remember you for the most part, as long as you make yourself known to them. The romance language department here isn't so great but I like the art department and we have a really good geology department. I like being able to take classes in any field in spite of having a different major. The art department is fairly conceptually oriented and lacks digital art/graphic design. The academic requirements here are pretty flexible and easy to fulfill. I never felt like my learning was job oriented, although I never took a class in Econ, Political Science, or most science departments.


The academics at Colorado College are everything you would want and more! We have this thing called the Block Plan, where we take one class at a time for 3 and a half weeks from 9am- noon Monday through Friday. During these weeks you become extremely close to your professor and call them by their first name. I have not yet met a professor that isn't willing to help you at any hour of the day. Class participation is key! Everyone is expected to participate in class and it only adds to your learning experience. Everyone comes from different cultures and backgrounds and it is always interesting to see what they have to offer to the class. Before coming to CC, I never knew that students could have intellectual conversations outside of class. I remember the first week I was here, we were walking to a party and were talking about community service and education in Africa. It amazed me! Colorado College is a great place to be if you have many interests and are not sure what you want to do. It is so easy to take a variety of classes and met all of your educational needs.


Classes are limited to 25 students, and many don't fill up at all. Being a Geology major at CC is great. With the block plan there's only one class at a time, so you can go on lots of field trips without any interference. I just went on a two week trip to do mapping in Montana, Idaho , and Utah. It was great and there were only 4 students, which is not uncommon in upper level Geology classes.


The block plan is hard though most don't think so if your not one it but you try it for a week. And sciences man it's way fun but time consuming and life consuming.


prefessors know EVERYONE;s name. our classes have a max of 25 students in them and the teacher-student relationship is priceless and intimate. my favorite class is one that takes place in chile. the block plan allows for a much broader range in field trips! :) students study all the time. a day on the block plan is (supposedly) equivalent to a week in regular classes. therefore, it is easy for most students to study most of the day. it is possible to not study, as i only put 30-60 minutes a day towards my school work. the competitiveness of our school is missing. a scattered bunch care about being the best, but we are too lazy/chill/high to really care. i miss having very competitive friends. professors are ALWAYS available outside of class. almost every prof i have had makes every single effort to make sure you succeed. they offer to teach you one on one, study for tests, and even just relax and talk about the subject. our education is definitely geared towards learning for its own sake. we are required to take a class in each of the core areas (english, math, science, history) as well as a foreign language.


All professors know their students names and some relationships get really deep. I definitely look up to some of my professors as mentors and I'm almost scared to talk to some of them because I'm in such awe at times. My favorite class was abnormal psychology. It was so interesting, the teacher was the head of the department (and for good reason), she was simply amazing, so much enthusiasm. We not only learned about such interesting disorders but we actually had people with schizophrenia, depression and gender identity disorder come into our class and talk to us. And we took a field trip to the Pueblo State mental hospital. I also really, well not enjoyed, but got a whole lot from Neuroscience. It just pushed me harder than I've ever been pushed before and made me feel so accomplished and proud. Plus it was super interesting and it was the first time I've ever realized that many of my teachers are working just as hard as I am on the class, if not harder.


One of the best parts about Colorado College s the academics. You develop incredible relationships with your professors and fellow class mates through class discussions and after class office hours. I don't find students to be competitive with each other, but I have never met such a self motivated and driven group of people. I am constantly awed by those I live an work with.


I am an economics major, so this is the department I am most familiar with. The professors I have had are all pretty good. The importance of class participation varies. The small class sizes offer good communication and interaction among people in class. With the block plan the academics can be intense.


The classes here are difficult (very few easy-A classes) but the professors are very helpful and the block plan make scheduling your time easier. Field classes are great because there's a large focus on hands-on, on-site, learning.


I love learning on the block plan. While you're wholeheartedly focusing on your one class, everyone else is doing the same and the conversations that abound allow students to engage with each other with levels of intellect that are not found on many campuses. Areas of conversation that employ perspectives from a number of different disciplines encourage students to lend their unique voices, based on their current class, to conversations that otherwise may be dominated by students with similar academic backgrounds. Not only do professors know your name, they know your nickname because they gave it to you. There are plenty of opportunities to get to know professors inside and outside the classroom. One way is field trips, of which there are PLENTY. Whether it's to CC's Baca campus located at the foot of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range in the San Luis Valley, Yellowstone National Park, or to Chile to name a few - field trips are an amazingly unique and irreplaceable advantage of going to school on the block plan. Beyond the academic experience, professors are accessible through extracurricular involvement as organizational advisors which provides an intimate setting in which to get to know them. For example, the CC Farm advisor, Miro Kummel, has had farm club members over to his home for potluck dinners too many times to count. There we get to meet his family, play with his kids, help prepare meals, and chat in his garden. The feeling of comraderie between professors and students extends far outside the walls of the academic buildings and far beyond the day of graduation.


great small classes. professors always learn names within first few days. challenging academics. must work quickly on the block plan.


Professors will just about ALWAYS know your name because classes are capped at 25 and often you will be under the max class size. I really enjoy the classes in the drama and economic departments. Class participation is generally encouraged, but isn't 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} necessary if you're introverted. As for competitiveness, it all depends and can be if you want it to be. The drama department is great and you can find a show to audition for just about every block because even if you don't do the department show, there is the student run Theatre Workshop which happens in the other blocks.


CC is on the block plan which affects how different classes are taught. Science classes can be very stressful on the block plan because you have to devote a lot more time that for the average english class. During my Intro to Psychology class I had very little free time, yet it was my favorite class this year. Even though the work is demanding, you feel extremely accomplished after the 3 and 1/2 weeks.


Most professors are really great. The block system is really fun and definitely works well with my constant procrastination.


biology is awesome. physics sucks. geppert and showalter are awesome professors. take a german film class. they are awesome. some classes are really hard, some take less effort. your workload will depend on what you want to do and how much your class demands. some students are competitive but most are pretty chill. make friends with a professor. they can write you recommendations.


All of my professors in all three years have known my first and last name. The block plan isn't great for writing good papers. Student's aren't overtly competitive so you can choose if you yourself will or won't respond to competition when it arises.


THE BLOCK PLAN! rockin. With this plan my profs know me, i've had profs from freshman year still saying hi to me. My fav class was a class about J.R.R. Tolkien and all of his works, wow. My least favorite might have to be organic chemistry, eww. I am a biology major which is a very popular major at CC. The biology department is really nice, the only problem is when you try to make your own major. In the other departments if you have good reasoning and can support a new major within a department you can do that major, but in the biology department you have to major in biology, but you can focus on plants or animals. I've found that CC focuses on learning as much as possible more than getting a job. Most students are successful after CC because of its reputation, but for the most part the profs care more about how much you learn than how it will help you get a job.


The block plan is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It gives me freedom to do what I want because I can take all the prereqs for one class in a semester instead of having to wait a couple semesters if the prereqs have prereqs as well. It allows me to skip the whole ladder and do what I want when I want. However, the block plan is not for the faint of heart. It is impossible to skip a class (although it is done) without missing the equivalent of a week of school from a non-block plan school. However, because of Colorado's dry atmosphere people do not get sick as often. What is good about not being able to skip a class, though, is that you are almost forced to learn the topic in-depth and that helps you later


The block plan is great, unless your planning on majoring in a science, in which case you must either be a genius or a robot.


At CC the classes are really small. They can't be any bigger than 25 students and are usually discussion based. The profs get to know you really well. They know you by name and will help you out as much as possible. Sometimes they will even hold class at their own homes. We're a small community and it's a great feeling.


The block plan keeps all of the students busy. We are forced to learn time management early on and face our minor neuroses towards the end of each block, but overall the block plan is an innovative system I would not change for the world. One of the great things about coming to CC is that everyone really wants to learn. People are passionate about a number of different subjects and take many classes outside of their major to get a true liberal arts education.


The block plan is the best thing that's ever happened to me - but I'm a spanish major. Math or science majors may feel waaaaay different. History classes are pretty hardcore, too - tons of reading. But the profs are great and fun and the kids are super smart, if kinda slackers.


block plan is cool and the small class sizes make things more personal


See above on Block plan. Professors are incredibly accessible, the best of the best, brilliant, and just all around excellent. I have had dinner at my academic advisors house three times this year, including a class he held there another two times. The requirements are all extremely do-able, and make everyone at this school a truly well rounded liberal arts student. Education here is most definitely geared towards learning for its own sake, and more importantly, developing yourself as a fulfilled human being.


The absolute best thing about CC's Academics is the small classes and professors, closely followed by the block plan. I will start with classes. It is only rarely that a class has over 25 students, and in the upper-level classes that number drops easily. Attendance is important for almost all professors; participation is for most. Classes are very heavily discussion-based. I have had a few classes where I did not feel the professor did not make an effort to get to know his or her students, but certain other professors have been absolutely amazing at that. In my three years, I think I have been over to three or four professor's houses to have class or just have a student dinner, and ALL of the professors are called by their first names. I am an English major, and I felt like the second half of my sophomore year was when I really started to get to know the department and feel like a major, I often have take class breaks in the English office lounge and chat with other students from other classes. It's also great to enter a class and know about half the people there. When I first started the English major, however, I was disappointed with the intro-level classes I had to take. Most of it was a repeat of AP English from high school and I did not like some of the professors. The Block Plan is one of CC's big draws; I like it because it enables a much greater flexibility of choice. If I change my mind about what classes to take in October, it's not too late to try and get whatever I want for the rest of the semester. Also, it caters to short attention spans like mine and focalised learning. One of my other favourite things is the ability to take trips; often geology or astronomy classes take field trips throughout the southwest; also there is a small campus up in the mountains designed to hold only one or two classes; I went there for a week with my Beginning Poetry class. If I were a major of Chemistry or Physics, however, I do not think I would not enjoy the Block Plan. Each day for a month then includes three hours of class, anywhere from 1-6 hours of lab, and then homework.


SUCH a unique academic environment. It requires intense discipline, very quick learning. Slacking off is detrimental but the schedule allows for a LOT of free time without ANY school to worry about in the form of block breaks (unlike spring break on the semester system where you still have school to think about)


Yes, professors ALWAYS know your name. And students always refer to their professors by their first name. Your more colleagues than student/teacher relationship. My favorite class at CC... how many can I put? I loved bioarchaeology, human osteology, and human evolution with Christina Torres-Rouff. She's amazing! Class participation is huge and important. Classes are usually around 15 students, so if you don't participate, it really stands out. CC students are always having intellectual conversations outside of the classroom. I'm not saying we're dorks, but we care and are smart. I also know people who love to debate controversial subjects while drunk. So you get both worlds. Every class is unique. I've taken a class that uses German film and novels to see the German side and experience of the Holocaust. It was taught by a German professor who narrowly escaped being in the Nazi youth. I also took a class called "religion and wilderness". We were in Talkeetna, Alaska at the base of Denali. We read various religious literature (from many different religions) in the outdoors. We also were helicoptered into the wilderness, lived in the woods for 2.5 weeks, hiked on a glacier at the base of Denali, rafted out of the woods, and hiked back into a separate national park and did a two-day solo trip confined to 10 ft. spaces. It was truly an amazing and life-altering experience. I'm an anthropology major and when I graduate I will begin working for the department as a paraprofessional while I apply to grad schools. I obviously love my field and I owe that to my advisor. She has allowed me to join her on two separate professional research projects and is letting me spearhead a separate project. I love her and the department. I'm joining her this summer in Chile for research and I've had dinner at her house twice. Professors generally invite their students to eat at their homes. Its common at CC to be close with faculty (not in a gross way).


Colorado College is a seriously amazing place! I'm taking a class right now taught by Serbian students who single-handedly over threw Milosevic through non-violent action. Last block I spent a week in Crestone, Colorado, a spiritual mecca. Although CC is filled with incredibly bright and motivated people, the work here is only as hard as you make it. There is big difference between being a sociology major and a environmental science major.


My favorite part of classes at CC is the uniqueness of them. Because classes are done on the block plan (students take one class everyday from 9-12 for 3 and 1/2 weeks) teachers can be really creative on how and where things are taught. For example, next year I am going to Paris for three and a half weeks to study black literature. Then thanks to the flexibility of the block plan I am going to stay another three and a half weeks just exploring Europe with my friend. This way I will only be one class behind and I can either make that up during the summer or take adjuncts until I have enough credits. Also for people interested in competing in winter sports (snowboarding, skiing etc.) The block plan really works to your advantage. Get out of class on Friday and don't come back til Sunday night. Or if you are really serious, take a block off during the winter and make it up during the summer. The block plan is here for students to take advantage of and I would recommend every student do.