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2011-2012 CU Denver Catalog 
    
2011-2012 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CU Denver Undergraduate Core Curriculum, gtPATHWAYS


Philosophy of the core: The core curriculum of CU Denver undergraduate students a high-quality general education based on a liberal arts foundation, while allowing students flexibility based on their individual backgrounds and specific career goals. A goal of the CU Denver core curriculum is to engage students in developing sensitivity to diversity and developing their place in an urban environment as well as in the rapidly changing global environment.

The following represents the CU Denver core curriculum as passed by the faculty in each of the undergraduate colleges, which became effective in fall 2006.

For help in selecting appropriate core courses, please see an academic advisor in your college. Scroll down to see curriculum requirements specific to your school or college. The core curriculum is a total of 34-38 semester hours compiled in each of the four following areas:

Intellectual Competencies (9-10 hours), Knowledge Areas (19-22 hours), Cultural Diversity (3 hours) and International Perspectives (3 hours). Courses with a GT-Key suffix are courses approved for the CCHE gtPATHWAYS Transfer Program.

Intellectual Competencies


Three lower division courses to develop reading, writing and quantitative proficiency. Specific core mathematics courses may be identified by a program to satisfy requirements in the major.

Intellectual competencies courses must earn a minimum letter grade of C- (1.7) to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

English


Both courses are required.

Mathematics


One course is required. Students in the Business School and the College of Engineering and Applied Science should check the notes below for specific requirements.

Total: 9-10 semester hours


Knowledge Areas


Specific knowledge area core courses may be identified by a program to satisfy requirements in the student’s major. Restricted disciplines have courses that cross knowledge-area boundaries, and each core course is restricted to one specific area. Students may not use courses in the discipline(s) defined by their major(s) to satisfy knowledge area requirements.

Biological and Physical Sciences, Mathematics


Two courses are required. One of the two required courses must have a laboratory. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the College of Engineering and Applied Science should check the notes below for specific requirements.

Science Courses with Co-requisite Labs


Science Courses Without Labs & Mathematics


Arts and Humanities


Arts


One course from the list is required. Students in the College of Arts & Media should check the notes below for specific requirements.

Behavioral and Social Sciences


Total: 6 semester hours

Behavioral Sciences


 One course is required. Social science majors should check the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences notes below for specific requirements.

Social Sciences


 One course is required. Students in the Business School, the School of Public Affairs or behavioral science majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences should check the notes below for specific requirements.

Total: 19-22 semester hours


Total: 3 semester hours


International Perspectives


One course is required.

A semester abroad may satisfy this requirement if preapproved and in a country where the language is not the native language of the student.

Total: 3 semester hours


Core Total: 34-38 semester hours