Welcome to the CU-Boulder Catalog, 2016–17
The 2016–17 University of Colorado Boulder Catalog contains a summary of campus offerings, policies and requirements; descriptions of colleges, schools and individual departments; and degree requirements, course descriptions and faculty listings as of February 2016. Students should refer to the degree, major and certification requirements listed at the time they formally enter a program. For additional information, students should consult their dean’s office. Because the catalog is compiled in advance of the academic year it covers, changes in programs and policies may occur. Up-to-date information may be obtained by consulting departmental advisors, checking departmental bulletin boards, visiting MyCUinfo (mycuinfo.colorado.edu) and reviewing registration materials distributed each semester. All catalog information is subject to change without notice or obligation.
About the Course Descriptions
The courses listed here are included in the Boulder campus catalog during the 2016–17 academic year. This listing does not constitute a guarantee that any particular course will be oﬀered during this year. Consult specific programs and major requirements within each school and college for more information. Also see the online Guest Course Search (www.colorado.edu/academics/course-search) for details about course offerings.
- 1000–2000 courses are usually intended for lower-division students (freshmen and sophomores).
- 3000–4000 courses are intended for upper-division students (juniors and seniors), and may require instructor consent.
- 5000 courses usually require graduate-student status, but may be open to qualified undergraduates with instructor consent. Consult the program or department.
- 6000, 7000 and 8000 courses are usually open only to graduate students.
CE/SL—civic engagement/service learning component
Course credits are stated in semester units.
The University of Colorado Boulder does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The university takes affirmative action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity; to employ qualified disabled individuals; and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.
The University of Colorado Boulder Catalog is published yearly by CU-Boulder Strategic Relations in cooperation with the academic departments.
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