The first required course for the Space Minor is Pathway to Space. In addition to this required course, students will be able to select four elective courses in specialized areas in the study and application of space from numerous colleges on the CU Boulder campus.

 

Space Minor Developed Courses:

The Space Minor has worked with various faculty around the campus from all different backgrounds to bring new and exciting courses to the students. Check out some of the new courses that are being offered for all Space Minor students; all developed courses are marked in the tables below with an asterisk*! Click on the card to see the full flier for various new courses.

CINE 2001

Space Odysseys: Astrophsyics and astronomy through the lens of cinema and the arts (formerly FILM 1003)

ATLS 4519

Studio Space

COEN 3210

Climate Change and Engineering
 

ASEN 4519

Space: Environment and Effects

MUEL 3892

Music in Space
 

WRTG 3020-052

Writing about Space

 

SPAN 3900-010

Cosmos Latinos: Hispanic Science Fiction and new worlds

ASEN 3519

The Politics of Space

CMCI 3000

Kids, Media, and Information in the Early Space Age

COMM 3620

Advanced Teamwork & Collaboration

ENVD 4363

How to Build in Spacec

Full list of courses offered to complete the Space Minor

One course from each category is required; the fourth elective course can be taken from any category.

Students are responsible for understanding any pre-requisites or conditions for chosen electives.

Please Note: Some course numbers are associated with special topics, only the titles listed below will count towards Space Minor approved classes. These classes have been marked with an tilde (~). Please reach out to spaceminor@colorado.edu for further information.

 

*Classes marked with an Asterisk are courses developed for the Space Minor

Technological, Political and Social impacts of Space flight

 

Course

Course Name

AIRR 2010

The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 1

AIRR 2020

The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2

ASEN 3036

Introduction to Human Spaceflight

ASEN 3046

Introduction to Humans in Aviation

ASEN 3519*~

The Politics of Space

ASEN 4519*~

Space: Environment and Effects

CMCI 3000*

Space Crazy! Kids, Media, and Information in the Early Space Age

COEN 3210*

Climate Change and Engineering

COMM 3620*

Advanced Teamwork & Collaboration 

CSCI 4302

Advanced Robotics

FYSM 1000*

Astronauts & Astropolitics: Topics in Space Exploration From the Cold War

FYSM 1000

Life on Mars: Past, Present, and the Future

LAWS 4801

Technology, Law, and Society

PSCI 2106

Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

PSCI 2116

Introduction to Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis

PSCI 3064

Environmental Political Theory

PSCI 3206

The Environment and Public Policy

PHYS 3000

Science and Public Policy

RUSS 3221*

Russian American Space Culture

Arts and Humanities of Space

Course Course Name
ATLS 4519~ Studio Space
CINE 2001* Space Odysseys: Astrophsyics and astronomy through the lens of cinema and the arts (formerly FILM 1003)
CLAS 2020 Science in the Ancient World
EBIO 1950 Writing, Communicating and Science
ENGL 1240* Planetarity
ENGL 3116 Topics in Advanced Theory: Theories of Science Fiction
ENGL 3856 Genre, Media, and Advanced Writing: Science Fiction
FARR 2820 Future of Spaceship Earth
HIST 4040 The History of Space Exploration and Defense
MUEL 3892* Music in Space
PHIL 1400 Philosophy and the Sciences
PHIL 2750 Philosophy and Science Fiction
RUSS/ITAL 2271* Space, Invention, and Wonder in Fairytales, Literature, and Film
RUSS 3241 Red Star Trek; Russian Science Fiction Between Utopia and Dystopia
SPAN 3900* Cosmos Latinos: Hispanic Science Fiction and New Worlds
WRTG 3020~ Writing about Space
WRTG 3030 Writing in Science and Society

 

Earth, Space and the Universe

Course

Course Name

ASTR 1000

The Solar System

ASTR 1010

Introductory Astronomy 1

ASTR 1020

Introductory Astronomy 2

ASTR 1030

Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1

ASTR 1040

Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 2

ASTR 1200

Stars & Galaxies

ASTR 2010

Modern Cosmology

ASTR 2020

Space Astronomy and Exploration

ASTR 2030

Black Holes

ASTR 2040

Search for Life in the Universe

ASTR 2050

The Sun and Society

ASTR 3710

Formation & Dynamics of Planetary Systems

ASTR 3730

Astrophysics 1

ASTR 3740

Cosmology and Relativity

ASTR 3760

Solar & Space Physics

ASTR 3830

Astrophysics 2

ASTR 4330

Cosmochemistry

ATOC 3180

Aviation Meteorology

ATOC 3500

Air Chemistry and Pollution

ATOC 3720

Planets and Their Atmospheres

ATOC 4710

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

ATOC 4720

Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics

ATOC 4800

Policy Implications of Climate Controversies

ENVS 4201

Biometeorology

FYSM 1000

Strategic Explorations

GEOG 4093

Remote Sensing of the Environment

GEOG 4100

Earth Analytics

GEOG 4110

Advanced Remote Sensing

GEOL 1060

Global Change---An Earth Science Perspective

GEOL 2040

The Search for Life in the Universe

GEOL 3040

Global Change: The Recent Geological Record

GEOL 4093

Remote Sensing of the Environment

GEOL 4330

Cosmochemistry

Archived course list for enrollment prior to April 24th, 2017

Archived Course List
Course Course Name
AIRR 2010 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 1
AIRR 2020 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2
ANTH 4240 Geoarchaeology
ASEN 1970 Pathway to Space 2 – Deeper Dive*
ASEN 2169 Edge of Space*
ASEN 3036 Introduction to Human Spaceflight
ASEN 3046 Introduction to Humans in Aviation
ASEN 4148 Spacecraft Design
ASTR 1000 The Solar System
ASTR 1010 Introductory Astronomy 1
ASTR 1020 Introductory Astronomy 2
ASTR 1030 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1
ASTR 1040 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 2
ASTR 1200 Stars & Galaxies
ASTR 2010 Modern Cosmology
ASTR 2020 Space Astronomy and Exploration
ASTR 2030 Black Holes
ASTR 2040 Search for Life in the Universe
ASTR 3710 Formation & Dynamics of Planetary Systems
ASTR 3720 Planets and their Atmosphere
ASTR 3730 Astrophysics 1
ASTR 3740 Cosmology and Relativity
ASTR 3750 Planets, Moons & Rings
ASTR 3760 Solar & Space Physics
ASTR 3830 Astrophysics 2
ASTR 4330 Cosmochemistry
ASTR 4800 Space Science: Practice and Policy
ATOC 1050 Weather and the Atmosphere
ATOC 1060 Our Changing Environment: El Nino, Ozone and Climate
ATOC 3050 Principles of Weather
ATOC 3180 Aviation Meteorology
ATOC 3300 Analysis of Climate and Weather Observations
ATOC 3500 Air Chemistry and Pollution
ATOC 3600 Principles of Climate
ATOC 3720 Planets and Their Atmospheres
ATOC 4550 Mountain Meteorology
ATOC 4700 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
ATOC 4710 Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
ATOC 4720 Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics
ATOC 4750 Desert Meteorology
ATOC 4770 Wind Energy Meteorology
ATOC 4800 Policy Implications of Climate Controversies
ATOC 4810* Scientific Programming and Data Visualization
ATOC 4820* Instrumental Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 4830* Remote Sensing
ATOC 4840* Field Observations and Measurements
ATOC 4850* Climate Modeling
ATOC 4860* Data Analysis and Interpretation
ATOC 4870* Environmental Statistics
CLAS 2020 Science in the Ancient World
CSCI 4302 Advanced Robotics
CSCI 4502 Data Mining
EBIO 1950 Writing, Communicating and Science
ECEN 3400 EM Fields and Waves
ECEN 3410 EM Waves and Transmission
ENGL 3116 Topics in Advanced Theory: Theories of Science Fiction
ENGL 3856 Genre, Media, and Advanced Writing: Science Fiction
ENVS 4201 Biometeorology
FARR 2820 Future of Spaceship Earth
FILM 3003 Major Film Directors
FILM 3081 Contemporary American Cinema: 1980-Present
FILM 3660 The Postmodern
GEOG 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 4100 Earth Analytics
GEOG 4110 Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOG 4501 Water Resources and Water Management in the Western States
GEOL 1060 Global Change---An Earth Science Perspective
GEOL 2040 The Search for Life in the Universe
GEOL 3023 Statistics for Geography
GEOL 3040 Global Change: The Recent Geological Record
GEOL 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOL 4330 Cosmochemistry
HIST 4040 The History of Space Exploration and Defense
HUEN 1850 Engineering in History: The Social Impact of Technology
LAWS 4801 Technology, Law, and Society
MCEN 1025 Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication
MCEN 4115 Mechatronics and Robotics
PHIL 1400 Philosophy and the Sciences
PHIL 2750 Philosophy and the Science Fiction
PHIL 3410 History of Science: Ancients to Newton
PHIL 3430 History of Science: Newton to Einstein
PHIL 4400 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4450 History and Philosophy of Physics
PHYS 1230 Light and Color
PHYS 1240 Sound and Music
PHYS 3000 Science and Public Policy
PSCI 2106 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 2116 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis
PSCI 3064 Environmental Political Theory
PSCI 3206 The Environment and Public Policy
RUSS 3241 Red Star Trek; Russian Science Fiction Between Utopia and Dystopia
TLEN 5350 Commercial Spaceflight Operations and Communications
WRTG 3030 Writing in Science and Society