There are many great A&S courses available for the upcoming semester! This electronic bulletin board is designed to highlight a number of new and featured classes offered across the College of Arts and Sciences. Once you have identified a class of interest, log in to Class Search to add the relevant class(es) to your shopping cart and finalize the enrollment process.

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Summer and Fall 2024 Upper-Division Electives

Each semester, the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Office puts together a list of upper-division classes that are NOT restricted to specific majors or minors and do NOT have prerequisites. The list is designed to help Juniors and Seniors in A&S work toward the 45 upper-division credit hours (at least 30 of which must be in A&S) that are required for graduation.

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Summer 2024 Featured Classes


ANTH 2010: Introduction to Biological Anthropology 1
Session A (6/3/24 - 7/5/24)
In Person
This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of anthropology, comparative anatomy and primatology, and paleontology. This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the biological aspects of human existence and evolution.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

ATOC 1070: Weather and the Atmosphere Laboratory
Session A (6/3/24 - 7/5/24)
In Person
Looking to fulfill your Natural Sciences Lab requirement? Consider taking ATOC 1070! Learn the fundamentals of meteorology and earth science using laboratory experiments and data analysis. This 1-credit course will explore Earth’s greenhouse effect, hurricane forecasting, Boulder’s downslope wind events, atmospheric light scattering, satellite-based flood forecasting, and much more. No pre- or corequisite required.


CLAS 1100-101: Greek and Roman Mythology
Session A (6/3/24 - 7/5/24)
In Person
In this course, we will study the vast network of stories surrounding ancient Greek and Roman gods and heroes. We will read ancient texts (in English!) and discuss them in their artistic and cultural contexts, but we will also look at the ways in which these texts have been adapted in the modern world, from Disney’s Hercules to Lore Olympus. Mythology is fun to learn about, of course, but it also provides extraordinary insight into the society and culture of the Classical world, and - as we will see - into our own society and culture as well!

French & Italian

ITAL/FREN 1550: The Power of Fairy Tales in Italy and France
Session B (7/9/24 - 8/9/24)
Did you know that the Italian Cinderella murdered her stepmother? Or that Sleeping Beauty had twins before marrying the prince? Or that the cats in Italian Puss-in-Boots stories were female? In this class we’ll study the French and Italian tales that are the “dirty” origins of the Walt Disney classic fairy tale films and how these tales live on in popular culture (films, television, comics, advertising and art). 

Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures

GRMN 3505: The Enlightenment: Tolerance and Emancipation
Session A (6/3/24 - 7/5/24)
Examines Enlightenment notions of reason, humanity and social progress. Topics include 18th century views on government, science, education, religion, slavery and gender roles. Taught in English.

Fall 2024 Featured Classes


ANTH 4020-581: Explorations in Anthropology: Star Trek and TNG of Anthropology
In this course, we delve into the Star Trek Universe through the lens of biological anthropology. We will unravel the mysteries surrounding the reproductive strategy of Tribbles, the assimilative nature of the Borg, and how biological anthropology sheds light on the Klingons' appearance. We will explore altruism in the enigmatic Horta and examine the role of Star Trek alongside biological anthropology in defining what it means to be sentient.

French & Italian

FREN 4110: French Special Topics: Desire and the Rise of the Vernacular: Medieval Literature and Psychoanalysis
This course will take a comparative approach to medieval literature, looking to some of the greatest works of Occitan poetry, Middle High German and Old French romance, and Italian literature. Alongside primary texts, we will read modern psychoanalytic work about desire. Because the course is taught in English, all prereqs will be waived. Students of French will be asked to read some of the material in French.

Integrative Physiology

IPHY 1600: Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology
Focuses on basic knowledge of human body structures and functions. Open to all majors and exploratory students.

IPHY 3020: Next Steps: Preparing for Life After Graduation
Designed for Juniors and Seniors. Helps students prepare for what comes after graduation. Topics include exploring careers; how to write a resume or CV; interviewing tips; how to build your portfolio; asking for letters of recommendation.


LING 3210: English for Academic Purposes
This 3-credit English language course is ideal for first, second, and third-year international undergraduate students who speak English as an additional language and would like to improve their communication skills for effective academic interactions. The course satisfies elective credit for degree completion. 

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

SLHS 4100-002: Special Topics in SLHS: Deaf Studies
This course explores perspectives on human rights and social justice of Deaf People as a cultural and linguistic minority. Through readings, group discussions, and research projects about but not limited to history of American Sign Language, multi-identities, technology, education for the Deaf, legal, medical perspectives, arts, and literature, the course examines the humanity, cultural identity and historical factors that have impacted Deaf People lives, both positively and negatively.