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Undergraduate and graduate catalog
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Fall 2003
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See the Fall Web Schedule of Courses August 18 First Day of Classes September 1
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(campus closed)
November 27
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Spring 2004
Registration
See the Spring Web Schedule of Courses January 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (campus open, no classes) January 20 First Day of Classes March 15-19 Spring Break (campus open, no dosses) May 10-15 Finals Week
May 15
End of Semester Commencement
Summer 2004
Registration
See the Summer Web Schedule of Courses
May 31
Memorial Day Holiday (campus closed) June 1 First Day of Classes July 4
Independence Day Holiday (campus closed) July 26-31 Finals Week August 7 End of Term
*The university reserves the right to alter the Academic Calendar at any time. Consult the Web Schedule of Courses for application deadline dates, deadlines for changing programs, and registration dates and procedures.
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Contents
Lifetime of Learning........................................................2
Degree Programs ............................................................3
Administration .............................................................4
Our University, Our Campus..................................................5
Undergraduate Admissions...............................................9
Graduate School.......................................................14
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid......................................19
Registration..........................................................23
Academic Policies and Regulations.....................................26
University Policies...................................................31
Student Services, Support, and Organizations..........................43
International Education Services......................................48
Campus Resources......................................................49
Extended Studies......................................................51
Centers and Institutes................................................52
College of Architecture and Planning ......................................53
College of Arts & Media ...................................................65
Business School ...........................................................77
School of Education ......................................................101
College of Engineering and Applied Science ...............................119
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences......................................139
Military Science .........................................................203
Millennium College .......................................................207
Graduate School of Public Affairs ........................................209
Course Descriptions ......................................................217
Faculty ..................................................................367
Index ....................................................................378
Contact Information ......................................................383
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University of Colorado at Denver
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University of Colorado Catalog (USPS 651-060)
3100 Marine Street, 584 UCB Boulder, Colorado 80309-0584 Volume 2003, No. 3, May/June Published 8 times a year: January/February, March/April.
May, May/June, August, 3 times in December. Periodicals postage paid at Boulder, Colorado. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the University of Colorado at Denver Office of Admissions Campus Box 167 PO. Box 173364 Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
Although this catalog was prepared using the best information available at the time, all information (including the academic calendar; admission and graduation requirements, degree offerings and degree titles, course offerings and course descriptions, and statements of tuition and fees) is subject to change without notice or obligation. The university claims no responsibility for errors that may have occurred during the typesetting, printing, or production of this catalog. The University of Colorado at Denver is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator committed to excellence through inclusiveness. For current calendars, tuition rates, requirements, deadlines, etc., students should refer to the Web Schedule of Courses for the semester in which they intend to enroll.
The courses listed in this catalog are intended as a general indication of the University of Colorado at Denver curricula. Courses and programs are subject to modification at any time. Not all courses are offered every semester, and faculty teaching particular courses or programs may vary from time to time. The content of a course or program may be altered to meet particular class needs. Courses are listed by college or school.


Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440 Fax: 312-263-7462
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration, Colorado State Board of Education, Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Architectural Accrediting Board, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, National Association of Schools of Music, Planning Accreditation Board, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
You can obtain information about our degrees by contacting us:
Mailing Address
Office of Admissions University of Colorado at Denver Campus Box 167 P.O. Box 173364 Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
Location
1200 Larimer Street or 1250 14th Street Annex 303-556-2704
Web Address
www.cudenver.edu
A Lifetime of Learning
Picture yourself at an urban university campus near the heart of downtown Denver, where history meets the future in your surroundings as well as your studies.
The city of Denver and its metropolitan region have become the center of communication and information technology in the Rocky Mountain West. From telecommunications to biotechnology to Web site development, Denver companies incorporate the latest technologies and research, and look for employees who can fulfill their needs.
Business studies, applied science, engineering, mathematics, information technology, technical communication—all have potential for lucrative employment. Yet there is also a need for professionals with knowledge of public affairs, social sciences, humanities, and the arts—so essential to both high-tech companies and their employees. Burgeoning technology creates new demands for employees of the future in all areas of human knowledge.
The University of Colorado at Denver is dedicated to preparing graduates who will be well qualified to attain positions in such companies, as well as in the professions that foster their development. The strength and prestige of the University of Colorado degree is known worldwide, and graduates from CU-Denver have become leaders in corporations, institutions, governments, and organizations.
CU-Denver’s faculty excel in crafting their instruction around issues of contemporary life as well as the traditional disciplines. They are alert to the challenges and opportunities of the urban environment and responsive to the needs of our students and community. The combination of our talented faculty and highly motivated students creates an exciting educational environment, combining real-world experience with academic excellence.
Our non-residential campus features historic buildings from Denvers pioneer beginnings, along with “smart” classroom buildings incorporating 21st-century multimedia. CU-Denver’s diverse student body enjoys plenty of exciting, challenging, and entertaining opportunities for personal and professional growth. There are more
than 60 student organizations, ranging from the American Marketing Association to the Society of Women Engineers. Students also take part in classic film screenings, theater and musical performances, intramural sports, and fascinating lectures by nationally recognized speakers.
Downtown Denver offers ample amenities for students to round out their classroom experiences. Cultural opportunities abound, with a nationally recognized performing arts center and museums only minutes away. City, state, and federal government centers are just blocks from campus. Located at the hub of Colorado’s professional sports industry, the campus is within walking distance of the Pepsi Center, the new Broncos stadium, and Coors Field. CU-Denver is easily accessible from any part of the metropolitan Denver area, via expanded highways and a comprehensive light rail and city bus system.
Enjoy your learning experience at CU-Denver. We’ll provide you with challenges and opportunities that will shape your future and prepare you for a lifetime of learning.
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DEGREE PROGRAMS Undergraduate
COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (BA.)
Art History Studio Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (BA.) Acdng/Directing Design/Technical Integrated Studies Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.FA.)
Drawing
Film/Video Production Multimedia Studies Painting Photography Sculpture
Bachelor of Science in Music (B.S.)
Music Industry Studies Music Management Music Performance Music Technology
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Business Administration (B.S.)
Accounting
Finance
Human Resources Management Information Systems International Business Management Marketing
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Anthropology (BA.)
Biology (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.S.)
Communication (BA.)
Economics (BA.)
English (BA.)
Creative Writing Film Studies Literary Studies English Writing (BA.)
Creative Writing Film Studies General Writing French (BA.)
Geography (BA.)
Earth and Environmental Science History (BA.)
Individually Structured Major (BA.)
International Affairs Mathematics (B.S.)
Actuarial Science Applied Mathematics Computer Science Math Education Probability and Statistics Pure Mathematics Philosophy (BA.)
Physics (B.S.)
Applied Physics Medical Physics Pure Physics Political Science (BA.)
Public Policy and Administration Psychology (BA., B.S.)
Sociology (BA.)
Spanish (BA.)
Graduate
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Architecture (MArch.)
Design and Planning (Ph.D.)
Landscape Architecture (M.LA.)
Urban and Regional Planning (M. U.R.P.) Urban Design (M. U.D.)
COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA
Recording Arts (M.S.)
BUSINESS SCHOOL
Accounting (M.S.)
Business Administration (M.BA.)
Executive Program Finance (M.S.)
Health Administration (M.S.)
Executive Program Information Systems (M.S.)
International Business (M.S.)
Management and Organization (M.S.) Marketing (M.S.)
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies (MA., EtLS.)
(Licensure—Type D/School Principal & Administrator, K-12)
Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education (MA.)
(Licensure—Public School Counselor, Elementary, Secondary, K-12)
Curriculum and Instruction (MA.) (Endorsement—Bilingual Education, Elementary, Secondary, K-12) (Endorsement—English as a Second Language, Elementary, Secondary, K-12) (Endorsement—Reading Teacher, Elementary, Secondary, K-12)
(Licensure—Elementary Education, K-6) (Licensure—Secondary Education, 7-12) Early Childhood Education (MA.)
(Licensure—Early Childhood Special Education, Ages 0-5)
Educational Leadership and Innovation (Ph.D.) Educational Psychology (MA.)
Information and Learning Technologies (MA.) (Licensure—School Library Media, Elementary, Secondary, K-12)
School Psychology (MA.)
(Ed.S/Licensure—School Psychologist, K-12) Special Education (MA.)
(Licensure—Special Education, Ages 5—21)
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
Civil Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Computer Science (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Engineering (M.Eng.)
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
Anthropology (MA.)
Applied Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biology (MA.)
Chemistry (M.S.)
Communication (MA.)
Economics (MA.)
English (MA.)
Environmental Sciences (M.S.)
Health and Behavioral Science (Ph.D.)
History (MA.)
Humanities (M.H.)
Integrated Science (M.I.S.)
Political Science (MA.)
Psychology (MA.)
Social Science (M.S.S.)
Sociology (MA.)
Technical Communication (M.S.)
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Criminal Justice (M.C.J.)
Public Administration (M.PA.)
Public Affairs (Ph.D.)
Executive Program
JOINT DEGREE
Computer Science and Information Systems (Ph.D. through Business School and CoUege of Engineering and Applied Science)
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The University of Colorado seal, adopted in 1908, depicts a male Greek classical figure seated against a pillar and holding a scroll. A burning torch framed in laurel is placed beside him. The Greek inscription means “Let your light shine.” According to Denver designer Henry Reed, the classical design was used because Greek civilization “stands as the criterion of culture.” The laurel symbolizes honor or success, the youth of the figure suggests the “morning of life,” and the scroll represents written language.
University-wide Officers
Elizabeth Hoffman
President of the University B.A., Smith College M.A., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., California Institute ofTechnology
Welcome to the University of Colorado at Denver.
We are one of the four campuses of the University of Colorado system, which prides itself on being a university without walls, one based on collaboration between campuses, disciplines, and departments, between faculty and students. Our outstanding academic programs, top-ranked faculty, and dedicated alumni have received national and international recognition. We’re happy you’ve decided to join us in our pursuit of excellence.
We make the most of our prime downtown Denver location by blending a cosmopolitan attitude with a dynamic Western setting. This urban perspective informs our curriculum and our identity. One stroll across our campus and you’ll see how CU-Denver reflects the city we serve—both growing, diverse, and energetic.
We boast an enrollment that has increased to more than 11,700students engaged in 80 degree programs. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all with the distinction and prestige of the University of Colorado, and all designed to provide thefoundation on which to build yourfuture.
CU-Denver’s seven academic areas—Architecture and Planning, Arts & Media, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Affairs-provide instruction and research programs that focus on the fundamental areas of knowledge, including interdisciplinary and professional study. Were committed to giving you the opportunities to gain the knowledge, training, skills, and credentials that will enhance your life. That’s why we offer an enriched baccalaureate education and real-world research through graduate and professional work. Our academic programs focus on applications relevant to regional as well as national issues while providing a humanistic understanding of social needs andproblems and encouraging cultural and technical exchange.
We look forward to working with you as you join our community of scholars and dedicated staff. We will challenge you just as you challenge us.
Georgia E. Lesh-Laurie
Chancellor
University of Colorado at Denver
Jim Topping
Interim Vice President for Budget and Finance
B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Jack Burns
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts C.P.A., M.L.E. Certificate, Harvard University Ph.D., Indiana University
Charles V. Sweet
Vice President and University Council B.A., Duke University J.D., University ofVirginia School of Law
CU-Denver Officers
Georgia E. Lesh-Laurie
Chancellor; Professor of Biology B.S., Marietta College (Ohio) M.S., University ofWisconsin, Madison Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Margaret B. Cozzens
Vice Chancellor for Academic and Students Affairs; Professor of Mathematics B.A., University of Rochester M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University
Mark Gelernter
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Students Affairs; Professor of Architecture B.Arch., Montana State University Ph.D., Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College (London)
Dana Gibson
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance B.S., M.B.A., Texas Woman’s University Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Dorothy Lewis
Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance B.A., Hartwick College Ed.M., Ed.D., Harvard University
Danny Martinez
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Students Affairs B.A., M.A., University of Colorado


Board of Regents
Our University, Our Campus
Cindy Carlisle
Boulder
term expires 2007
Pat Hayes
Aurora
term expires 2007
Susan Kirk
Denver term expires 2004
Thomas J. Lucero, Jr.
Johnstown
term expires 2004
Jim Martin
Boulder
term expires 2004
Jerry G. Rutledge
Colorado Springs term expires 2006
Paul Schauer
Centennial
term expires 2007
Gail Schwartz
Aspen
term expires 2006
Peter Steinhauer
Boulder
term expires 2006
Staff
Milagros Cortez
Secretary of the Board of Regents and the University B.A., M.S., State University of New York at Albany M.A., Webster University
In 1876, the same year Colorado became the nations 38th state, the University of Colorado was founded in Boulder. Opening its doors on September 5, 1877, the university began with 44 students, a president, and one instructor. Nearly a century later, in 1974, the University of Colorado had grown to four campuses in three Colorado cities— Denver, Colorado Springs, Health Sciences (Denver), and Boulder.
With combined enrollments totaling more than 46,000 students, the University of Colorado ranks 12th among public universities and colleges in overall research expenditures and 6th among public universities in federally funded research. Awards for research within the university system total approximately $420 million, with funding provided by federal agencies, appropriations from the state of Colorado, andprivate foundations and donors.
Each of the four campuses of the University of Colorado system has its own chancellor and campus administration. The chancellors, in turn, report to the president of the CU System. The Board of Regents of the University of Colorado approves the overall direction provided by the president of the system. The system president is both the chief academic and chief administrative officer of the university. The president has responsibility for the administration of the entire university under the policies described by the Board of Regents or under law.
The University of Colorado at Boulder serves more than 26,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Health Sciences Center in Denver provides education and training to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health personnel. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs serves more than 6,600 students in the Pikes Peak region, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
CU-Denver’s 11,700 students enroll in undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as innovative professional programs.
CU 2010: A Vision for the Future
Vision CU 2010 is a bold systemwide agenda intended to map the future of the University of Colorado for the next decade. CU 2010 consists of five actions: creating a university without walls, creating a culture of excellence,
increasing resources and using them wisely, supporting diversity, and integrating our infrastructure.
Creating a University Without Walls—
We must focus on multidisciplinary efforts that involve all four CU campuses and serve as models for the university of the 21st Century. The university of the future must break down the walls that separate the disciplines, colleges, and campuses within the system, the walls that separate students and researchers, campus and community.
Creating a Culture of Excellence—Since it’s impossible to be great at everything all at once, each campus is working to target areas for national prominence. Boulder should be among the top 10 percent of public institutions without a medical school in the AAU rankings. Colorado Springs should be the number one comprehensive regional university in the United States with an enrollment of 10,000 to 12,000 students by the year 2010. CU-Denver should be one of the top 10 urban research universities in the country. And the Health Sciences Center should be the number one public health sciences center in the nation within 10 years.
Increasing Resources and Using Them Wisely—CU needs to provide more scholarship money to attract Colorado’s best and brightest students. We also need to fund more endowed chairs and professorships, to build and retain our outstanding faculty—our number one human resource. We must also leverage our expertise in technology to help fund
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VISION
As the Denver campus of the University of Colorado system, CU-Denver interprets its mission as advancing the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in a culture of excellence. Its boundaries are flexible and permeable, with knowledge flowing to and from the schools and colleges, the community, and the world. This view is global rather than local as CU-Denver seeks to link teaching, research, and service to the major issues of the 21st Century.
VALUES
❖ mutual respect for all members of the university community-students, faculty, and staff
❖ excellence in all areas
❖ collaboration among faculty, students, staff, and the community in the learning process
•> the power of community in teaching, learning, and scholarship
❖ creativity, innovation, and flexibility
❖ service to the public good
❖ personal growth and professional success
❖ cultural diversity and enrichment
GOALS
❖ to build partnerships to strengthen core academic programs
❖ to build and focus resources on academic goals
❖ to foster academic innovations and excellence by defining a clear niche
In addition to these general goals, Vision CU 2010 is a bold systemwide agenda intended to map the future of the University of Colorado for the next decade:
❖ creating a university without walls
❖ creating a culture of excellence
❖ increasing resources and using them wisely
❖ supporting diversity
❖ integrating our infrastructure
For details on Vision CU 2010, see previous page.
Organizational Abilities and Structures
❖ organizational entrepreneurship
❖ innovations in support of learning
❖ ability to create effective partnerships
❖ ability to assess actions
❖ streamlined processes and policies to reduce barriers
❖ fair and equitable compensation system
❖ forums to create extramural alliances across colleges, the community, and the world
❖ an incubator to develop new interdisciplinary projects and programs
state-of-the-art technology for our students, faculty, and staff. The university will refocus its fund-raising campaign to address these goals, and well continue to work in close partnership with the state of Colorado and with our delegation in Washington to increase federal support. Supporting Diversity— By the second quarter of the 21st Century, there will be no majority population in the United States. That’s why it’s so important for CU to educate all of the citizens of Colorado—and the world—who meet our qualifications for admission. Our programs should also reflect our global community in international program offerings, such as expanded opportunities for students, faculty, and staff exchanges and jointly sponsored degrees with universities around the world.
Integrating Our Infrastructure—CU will work toward an integrated student information system, so our students can easily transfer to or take courses on other campuses. An integrated student services system will enhance our systemwide technology and human resources services. We will expand CU Online so students can take a much broader variety of courses and complete more requirements and degree programs online. And we will benchmark CU’s business practices with the best models from the corporate world.
Our plan is ambitious—and for good reason. With the rapid pace of progress that defines our world, the year 2010 will be here sooner than we think. Now is the time to envision our future and set our goals. The decade ahead will be the most exciting one yet.
THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER
Situated near the heart of downtown Denver and looking west toward the majestic Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado at Denver is the only public university in Colorado’s capital city. Its proximity to the commercial and governmental hub of Denver enables CU-Denver to offer its students the combined excellence of its faculty and the opportunities afforded by this metropolitan environment.
The University of Colorado at Denver is committed to becoming the nation’s premier urban university. In urban environments, universities have a particular responsibility to adapt their traditional roles to the development, assessment, transmission, and preservation of knowledge to urban needs while maintaining the highest standards of education and scholarship.
By drawing upon the riches of its traditional store of learning and disciplined thought, the university serves as Denver’s intellectual center and as a community resource ready to respond to urban challenges and opportunities facing its local and global environment.
CU-Denver offers 80 degree programs, from bachelor’s to doctoral levels, as well as numerous professional development programs through the individual colleges and schools. Classes are held during weekday and evening hours, on weekends, and at off-campus sites.
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History
In 1912, the University of Colorado’s Department of Correspondence and Extension was established in Denver to meet the needs of the capital city’s burgeoning population. As the breadth of course offerings expanded, so did the demand for degree-granting status. From 1956 until 1976, the Denver Extension Center operated out of the former Denver Tramway Company Building at 14th and Arapahoe Streets. This building had housed the corporate offices and car barns of a huge streetcar system discontinued in 1950. Designated a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, the Tramway Building was later renovated into a hotel and restaurant.
The Denver Extension Center was renamed the University of Colorado-Denver Center in 1965, and by 1969, 23 fields of undergraduate study and 11 of graduate study were offered. In 1972, the Colorado General Assembly appropriated support to build the Auraria Campus, CU-Denver’s current site. That same year the Denver Center was renamed the University of Colorado at Denver. In 1974 CU-Denver began granting degrees designated as the University of Colorado at Denver.
Between 1973 and 1976, the state built the Auraria Higher Education Center, shared by the University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. In 1988, CU-Denver moved into its first custom-made new home, the 257,000-square-foot North Classroom Building, located between Speer Boulevard and 12th Street, Larimer and Lawrence Streets. Hoover Berg Desmond, a Denver architectural firm, designed this post-modern, red brick structure, featuring a distinctive glass block atrium and large outdoor clocks.
Role and Mission
In the Colorado Revised Statutes, the University of Colorado at Denver is defined as follows:
The Denver campus ofthe University of Colorado shall be a comprehensive baccalaureate liberal arts and sciences institution with high admission standards. The Denver campus shallprovide selected professionalprograms and such graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral level as will serve the needs ofthe Denver metropolitan area, emphasizing those professional programs not offered by other institutions of higher education.
The fundamental purposes of CU-Denver are to:
1. Provide students with learning opportunities that will enhance the quality of their lives, that will make them well- educated citizens, that will lead to rewarding careers, and that will provide Denver and Colorado with a workforce able to compete in the global economy.
2. Develop research, scholarship, and creative work that will advance the base of knowledge in our disciplines and that will contribute to the vitality of our culture and/or economy.
3. Apply the university’s skills and knowledge to real problems in the Denver metro area.
4. Build and maintain an institutional culture of plurality, collegiality, integration, and customer service.
Administrative Structure
The Chancellor of CU-Denver represents the Denver campus and manages campus goal-setting, policy development, academic affairs, community relations, and budget and financial matters. The Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for all academic programs, academic support programs, student enrollment services, the Graduate School, and sponsored programs. The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance is responsible for the campus budget and the offices of financial and business services, human resources, planning and institutional research, computing services, and voice communications.
Academic Programs
CU-Denver is, above all, devoted to the needs of the residents of Denver and the region. With the national recognition earned by its graduate faculty, it is not surprising that an increasing number of advanced students from across the nation and overseas elect to pursue their studies here. CU-Denver comprises seven distinct academic units:
College of Architecture and Planning
College of Arts & Media
The Business School
School of Education
College of Engineering and Applied Science
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduate School of Public Affairs
The undergraduate Colleges of Arts & Media, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Business School admit freshman and transfer students and offer programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in the arts, sciences, humanities, business, and engineering. A solid foundation of academic skills and general education is assured through a comprehensive core curriculum. Students may pursue graduate education through all of the campus’ colleges and schools. Pre-professional training in the fields of education, law, journalism, and the health careers also are available. CU-Denver employs more than 460 regular instructional faculty.
The colleges and schools sections of this catalog provide a listing of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, policies on requirements for graduation, course requirements for various majors, course load policies, course descriptions, and similar information.
At CU-Denver, faculty explore and incorporate both novel and traditional methods of instruction. Telecommunications and other electronic media are an integral part of the way CU-Denver transcends geographic space, making instruction more stimulating and more widely available, and connecting faculty, students, alumni, and state, regional, national, and international leaders.
In keeping with CU’s Vision 2010, CU-Denver has kept pace with the demand for education that leads to improved professional opportunity in the new century. Many programs emphasize practical, business-world applications, and specific computer-oriented academic programs are offered in the computer science (engineering), applied mathematics (liberal arts and sciences), and information systems (business) programs.
About Our Students
CU-Denver students, both undergraduate and graduate, are well grounded in the professional and academic disciplines, making them ideal candidates for recruitment by employers and advanced degree programs throughout the nation. They develop the leadership, critical thinking, ethics, and future-orientation to enable them to become preeminent in their fields and to provide active leadership for the revitalization of cities everywhere.
To instill these values in its students, the University of Colorado at Denver excels in building instructional experiences around problems of contemporary urban life as well as traditional disciplines. Students and faculty are actively engaged in seeking solutions, through research and service, to these problems.
The diversity of our student body is a source of deep pride. Ethnic minority students make up one-fifth of the student population. Classes include traditional students who have elected to pursue college degrees immediately after high school, transfer students, older students who have delayed college entry, and professionals who seek to strengthen their base of skills or broaden their appreciation of the world around them.
With students’ ages ranging between 17 and 75, the average undergraduate student age at CU-Denver is 25, while our graduate students average 33. They represent a distinctive mix of ages and backgrounds, coming to class in faded jeans to corporate attire. Around 80 percent of our students are employed, and 52 percent attend part-time. Forty-three
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percent are enrolled in graduate-level courses. All take advantage of the convenience of course offerings at times that meet their schedules, enjoying an enviable student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1.
Accreditation
The University of Colorado at Denver is institutionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. This organization can be contacted at:
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504 Phone: 1-800-621-7440
E-mail: info@ncacihe.org
Web site: www.ncacibe.org
Many professional organizations have also granted accreditation to CU-Denver colleges and schools, including:
• Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration
• American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
• American Chemical Society
• Colorado State Board of Education
• Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
• Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
• Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board
• National Architectural Accrediting Board
• National Association of Schools of Music
• National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
• National Council for the Accreditation ofTeacher Education
• National Planning Accreditation Board
Research and Other Creative Pursuits
CU-Denver is strongly committed to the pursuit of new knowledge through the research and creative efforts of its faculty. Such activities not only advance knowledge and enhance the quality of life, but also strengthen teaching by grounding instruction in scholarship and professional practice. In addition, these activities constitute an important component of CU-Denver’s service to the community at large. Therefore, externally funded projects are a major priority at CU-Denver.
Research projects, training, and public service programs at CU-Denver encompass both traditional and non-traditional fields of study with a focus on issues that relate to city, state, national, and international issues. The benefits for the campus in the years ahead will be substantial. Externally funded activities assist in sustaining scholarly discourse, enable faculty members to engage in the advancement of knowledge, provide the foundation for solving pressing practical problems of vital concern to society, and enhance the education of students. Many students actively participate in projects overseen by faculty members.
CU-Denver conducts research and other creative activities that encompass both a multidisciplinary and applied nature. Research in every school and college at CU-Denver addresses questions of great significance for the welfare of Denver and the larger region. Its role within a thriving metropolitan area also serves as a base for exploring topics of national and international importance. But not all research at CU-Denver yields solutions of immediate practical significance. Exploration of topics on the cutting edge of the basic disciplines is carried out within a rich dialogue of scholarship that knows no national boundaries. This exploration may yield insights that eventually open the way to practical applications in the next century.
Current externally funded research efforts address a variety of contemporary economic, political, educational, engineering, mathematical, scientific, and environmental needs. Financial support has been obtained for program and service development in the areas of computational mathematics, early childhood and special education, health administration, international affairs, internships and cooperative education, and employment and training institutes.
Other projects include statewide investigations of economic development, welfare reform, air quality, and transportation. Computer-related projects include artificial intelligence, multilevel algorithms, fast parallel processing, competitive graphs, and modeling. Research projects range from investigations of dinosaur track sites to neurotoxicology and water transportation.
In addition, a great deal of research at the university is conducted without substantial external support. This research also yields important insights that are conveyed to a national audience through faculty publications, presentations, exhibits, performances, and professional activities. Many members of the faculty are leaders within the national scholarly community. All these pursuits bring recognition to the university, establish the credibility of its faculty, and enhance the value of the degrees it confers.
AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER
The University of Colorado at Denver is located on the Auraria Higher Education Center campus, also home to the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver. The three institutions share a library (operated by CU-Denver), administrative and classroom buildings equipped with cutting-edge technologies, and related facilities on the 127-acre Auraria campus. Certain courses and programs are offered cooperatively by the Auraria educational institutions.
Because we share academic facilities, our students have the level of resources found at much larger public universities. The campus library blends its book-filled shelves with computer laboratories that help students link to resources they need for success in the classroom. Professional child care and development centers provide high-quality, reasonably priced on-campus day care for students’ preschool children. CU-Denver students may take physical education courses as well as participate in numerous recreation and intramural athletics programs at Auraria’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
The campus bookstore, located in the historic Tivoli Student Union, is the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Housed in a renovated brewery originally built in the 1860s, the Tivoli Student Union also provides restaurants, student services and government offices, and many comfortable areas for studying.
In addition to the Tivoli Student Union, the Auraria campus contains other reminders of Denvers past—historic Ninth Street Park, St. Cajetan’s Church/Performing Arts Center, St. Elizabeths Church, Emmanuel-Sherith Chapel/Synagogue/Art Gallery, and Golda Meir House.
The historic is complemented by the modern on the Auraria campus. All classroom buildings are being upgraded to include Internet access, network connections, acoustic and lighting enhancements, and a full range of multimedia equipment to facilitate high-tech studies. The innovative King Academic and Performing Arts Center features a 300-seat courtyard theater, a five-story concert hall (550 seats), a recital hall (200 seats), and performance support space. The building also houses 29 classrooms and 7 enhanced classrooms and computer labs.
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Undergraduate Admissions
CU-Denver seeks to identity applicants who are likely to complete an academic program of study. Admission decisions are based on many factors, the most important being:
1. level of previous academic performance
2. evidence of academic ability and accomplishment as indicated by scores on national aptitude tests
3. evidence of maturity, motivation, and potential for academic success CU-Denver may deny admission to new applicants or readmission to
former students whose credentials indicate an inability to assume obligations of performance and behavior deemed essential by the university.
After completing the application process, official notification of one’s admissions status as an undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree student is provided by the Office of Admissions. Letters from various schools and colleges indicating acceptance into a particular program are pending, subject to official notification of admission to the institution by the Admissions Office.
Students who are admitted pending receipt of additional documents or with unofficial documents will be permitted one term to submit the documents. If temporarily waived official documents are not received by the end of the initial term of attendance, registration for subsequent terms will be denied. If at any time additional credentials are received that affect the student’s qualifications, the university reserves the right to change the admission decision.
Applicants who have not decided upon a major field of study will be considered for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as undetermined majors. Students admitted as undetermined majors should declare a major as quickly as possible and no later than the end of their sophomore year.
All questions and correspondence regarding admission to CU-Denver and requests for application forms should be directed to:
Office of Admissions University of Colorado at Denver Campus Box 167, P.O. Box 173364 Denver, CO 80217-3364 303-556-3287 admissions@cudenver. edu
Admission Deadlines
The university may change document/credential deadlines in accordance with enrollment demands. For the best scholarship and registration time considerations, applicants should apply and be admitted as early as possible. For an applicant to be considered for a specific term, all documents required for admission must be received in the Office of Admissions by the deadline for that term. Applicants who are unable to meet the deadline may elect to be considered for a later term. Transfer students are reminded that they should allow sufficient time to have transcripts sent from institutions they have previously attended. International students are advised that it usually takes 60 days for credentials to reach the Office of Admissions from international locations. Advance planning and early application are necessary for the timely admission of international students.
Application Deadline for Priority Consideration
Fall Spring Summer
July 22 December 1 May 3
Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS)
Students entering the University of Colorado who graduated from high school in 1988 or later are required to meet the following Minimum Academic Preparation Standards: four years of English (with emphasis
on composition), three years of college preparatory mathematics (excluding business and consumer mathematics), three years of natural science, two years of social science (including one year of U.S. or world history), three years of a single foreign language, and one year of the arts.
Students with MAPS deficiencies may be admitted to the university provided they meet the other admission standards (e.g., test scores, rank in high school class, grade-point average) and provided they make up any deficiencies prior to graduation from the university. Two levels of deficiency will be recognized.
1. One unit of deficiency will be allowed, provided the student meets other admission standards and provided the student makes up the deficiency before graduation from the university. Courses taken to make up a deficiency will count toward graduation, provided the CU-Denver college accepts those course credits toward graduation.
2. A student having more than one unit of deficiency may be admitted, provided that the student meets other standards of the university. The student must make up additional deficiencies before graduation. The student may satisfy the MAPS requirements by successful completion of:
• courses taken at CU
• courses taken at other institutions of higher education
• additional high school credits
• credit-by-examination programs
• other requirements as approved by each CU-Denver college
Admission Requirements for Freshmen
Freshman admission standards define the level of success and achievement necessary to be admitted to the University of Colorado and include factors that predict academic success, such as scores on the ACT or SAT, high school coursework, and the grade-point average.
Both the subjects the student has studied and how the student has performed will be factors that determine admission to the university.
New freshmen may apply for admission to the Colleges of Arts & Media, Engineering and Applied Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Business School.
The applicant must be a high school graduate or have been awarded a High School Equivalency Certificate by completing the General Education Development (GED) Test.
Preference for admission is given to applicants who rank in the top 30% of their high school graduating class and present a composite score of 21 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) or a combined score of 950 or higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Business applicants will receive priority consideration if they graduated in the top 25% of their high school class and achieved a composite score of at least 26 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for direct admission to the Business School will be automatically considered for admission as pre-business majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Engineering applicants will receive priority consideration if they graduated in the top 20% of their high school class and achieved a composite score of at least 26 on the ACT, with 28 on the mathematics section, or 1100 total on the SAT, with 600 on the mathematics section. Applicants who do not meet the admissions requirements for direct admission to the College of Engineering will be automatically considered for admission as a pre-engineering major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
New freshmen seeking admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and College of Arts & Media must meet college requirements for MAPS instituted by the University of Colorado. Applicants are required to satisfy 16 units of high school-level courses
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in English, foreign language, mathematics, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students are eligible for admission to the colleges with up to two units of deficiency in a foreign language and no more than one additional deficiency in the remaining areas. The colleges will allow graduation credit toward the bachelor’s degree for courses satisfying Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) deficiencies only if these courses are allowed for graduation credit under current college policy.
All music performance majors in the College of Arts & Media are expected to have had previous experience in an applied music area. Two years of prior piano training are recommended. An audition is required. Applicants may substitute tape recordings (about 10 minutes in length) and a statement of excellence from a qualified teacher in lieu of the personal audition. Interested students should write to the College of Arts & Media, CU-Denver, for audition information and applications.
Applicants for all departments who do not satisfy the requirements for priority consideration are reviewed on an individual basis.
COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA v
Years
English (literature, composition, grammar), one year
of speech/debate strongly recommended.......................4
Mathematics (excluding business and consumer mathematics)....3
Natural science................................................3
Social science.................................................2
Foreign language (all units must be in a single language)....3
Academic elective............................................. I
Total.........................................................16
BUSINESS SCHOOL „
Years
English (one year of speech/debate and two years
of composition are strongly recommended)....................4
Mathematics (including at least two years
of algebra and one year of geometry)........................4
Natural science (includes two years of laboratory science).....3
Social science (including history).............................2
Foreign language (all units must be in a single language)......3
Academic electives (additional courses in English,.............1
foreign language, mathematics, natural or social science, not to include business courses)
Total.........................................................17
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
Years
English (literature, composition, grammar), one year
of speech/debate strongly recommended........................4
Mathematics distributed as follows:
Algebra......................................................2
Geometry.....................................................1
Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry.........................1
Natural sciences (to include 1 unit physics and.................3
1 unit chemistry; also to include 2 units of laboratory science)
Foreign language................................................2
Social science..................................................2
Electives...................................................... 1
Total..........................................................16
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES „
Yea
English (literature, composition, grammar),.....................4
one year of speech/debate strongly recommended
Mathematics (excluding business and consumer mathematics).......3
Natural science.................................................3
Social science..................................................2
Foreign language (all units must be in a single language).......3
Academic elective.............................................. 1
Total..........................................................16
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HOW TO APPLY
1. Students should obtain an application for undergraduate admission from a Colorado high school counselor, from the CU-Denver Office of Admissions, or at www.cudenver.edu.
2. The application must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions with a $40 (subject to change) non-refundable fee. For applicants who are granted admission but are unable to enroll for that term, the $40 application fee will remain valid for 12 months, provided the Office of Admissions is informed of the intent to enroll for a later term.
3. Students are required to have their high school send an official transcript of their high school grades, including class rank, to the Office of Admissions. Official transcripts are those sent by the issuing institution directly to: Office of Admissions, University of Colorado at Denver, Campus Box 167, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364
Hand-carried or faxed copies are not official.
4. Students who did not graduate from high school are required to have a copy of their GED test scores and GED certificate sent directly from the certifying agency to the CU-Denver Office of Admissions (see Admissions Requirements for Non-High School Graduates).
5. Students also are required to take either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that test scores be sent to CU-Denver (ACT code 0533 or SAT code 4875). High school students may obtain ACT and SAT test dates and locations from their counselors.
Students who took one of these tests while in high school may use the test scores reported on their official high school transcripts as an official test score report.
Applicants who took one of these tests and did not designate CU-Denver as the recipient of the scores must notify the testing agency to send scores to CU-Denver. A Request for Additional Score Report may be requested from any of the offices listed below.
American College Testing Program (ACT)
P.O. Box 168 Iowa City, Iowa 52243 (319) 337-1270
The College Board (SAT)
P.O. Box 6201
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6201 (609) 771-7600
6. International students must submit proof of proficiency in the English language (see Requirements for International Students).
APPLICANTS NOT GRANTED ADMISSION
An applicant who is not granted admission as an entering freshman may wish to consider transferring to the university after successful study elsewhere. The Office of Admissions urges such students to complete at least one full semester (12-15 credit hours) of college-level coursework at another college or university, giving special attention to courses that will provide sound academic preparation for future transfer to CU-Denver. These courses should include any Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS) not met in high school (see the MAPS requirements).
Students who are not admissible will be encouraged to participate in a Redirect Program that CU-Denver has established with community colleges.
All credentials presented for admission become the property of the University of Colorado and must remain on file.
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New Student Orientation
An orientation program for new students is held at the beginning of the summer, fail, and spring semesters, during the week prior to the first day of classes. Additional orientation sessions for new freshmen are offered in late spring and through the summer. The orientation program provides information to new students about activities and services available at CU-Denver. Information on the registration process, parking, and securing ID cards is also provided.
Academic advising sessions and placement testing are required for new freshmen and are held before registration for the term. All students should contact their schools and colleges for additional information on advising, testing, and special orientation sessions that may be held for their programs. Call 303-556-6186 or e-mail NSO@ctedenver.edu.
Admission Requirements for Non-High School Graduates
An individual who has not graduated but has passed the General Education Development (GED) test may be considered for admission. The application for undergraduate admission must be accompanied by a $40 non-refundable application fee and an official transcript showing completed high school courses. An applicant must also submit GED scores and scores from the American College Test (ACT) Program.
The admission decision is based on the student’s potential for academic success at CU-Denver.
Admission Requirements for Transfer Students
Applicants are considered transfer students for admission purposes if they have completed college coursework since graduating from high school. Applicants are not considered transfer students if the only college-level classes they have taken were before high school graduation.
Any applicant not eligible to return to all institutions previously attended will be refused admission. To meet the minimum transfer admission standards at CU-Denver, students must meet one of the following conditions:
1. have earned 12-29 collegiate semester credit hours and have the following grade-point average:
a. 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
b. 2.0 GPA if transferring from Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, or University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
2. have earned 30 or more collegiate semester hours with a 2.0 GPA
Transfer students are given priority consideration for admission
as follows:
1. Business School. To be considered for transfer admission, students must have completed at least 24 semester hours that will apply to the bachelor of science (business administration) degree. Priority consideration for admission will be granted to transfer applicants with a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 for all work applicable to a B.S. in business administration degree, including a minimum 2.0 GPA in business courses.
Students may also be admitted if they have a 3.0 GPA in the last 24 semester hours of applicable coursework, a 2.0 GPA in business courses, and at least a 2.0 overall cumulative GPA in courses applicable to a B.S. in business administration degree.
Transfer applicants who do not meet either of the priority admission standards are pooled and ranked on the basis of their GPA earned in the last 24 semester hours. Pooled applicants are offered admission as space is available, or are referred to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for admission consideration, where they will be advised as pre-business majors.
Applicants with at least a. 2.6 GPA in applicable coursework in the last 24 semester hours will be considered as space is available. Students with less than a 2.6 GPA in the last 24 semester hours of applicable coursework will be referred to the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences for admission consideration, where they will be advised as pre-business majors.
2. College of Engineering and Applied Science. Applicants to the College of Engineering should have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade-point average for all math and science coursework attempted, at least 24 hours of college coursework including two semesters each of calculus and physics.
3. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.0 cumulative college grade-point average for all work attempted. Course work in progress cannot be used in calculating the cumulative average.
4. College of Arts & Media. Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.0 cumulative college grade-point average for all work attempted. Course work in progress cannot be used in calculating the cumulative average. Music major applicants (except those entering the Music Industry Studies program) also must pass an audition. Contact the Department of Music for audition information, 303-556-2727.
Important Note: Applicants who do not meet the above grade point average or credit hour requirements will be considered for admission, but on an individual basis.
The primary factors used when considering students individually are:
• probability of success in the academic program to which admission is desired
• the quality of prior academic work
• age, maturity, and noncollegiate achievements
• time elapsed since last attendance at previous colleges
HOW TO APPLY
1. The student should obtain an application for undergraduate admission from the CU-Denver Office of Admissions or the CU-Denver Web site.
2. The application form must be completed and returned with the required $40 (subject to change) non-refundable application fee.
3. The student is required to have two official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions from each collegiate institution attended. Official transcripts are those sent by the issuing institution directly to: Office of Admissions, University of Colorado at Denver, Campus Box 167, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364
Hand-carried or faxed copies are not official.
If a student is currently enrolled at another institution, an incomplete transcript listing all courses except those taken in the final term should be sent. Another transcript must be submitted after completion of the final term. (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be presented in the original language and accompanied by a certified literal English translation.)
Applicants to the Colleges of Arts & Media and Liberal Arts and Sciences who have fewer than 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of college work completed must also submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores.
Engineering and business applicants with fewer than 24 semester hours also must submit high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.
All credentials presented for admission become the property of the University of Colorado and must remain on file.
Students who knowingly falsify transcripts or test scores or who fail to indicate all previously attended institutions will be denied admission to, or will be disenrolled from, the university.
TRANSFER OF COLLEGE-LEVEL CREDIT
Course work taken at any regionally accredited institution of higher education will be considered for transfer to CU-Denver. Courses are considered for transfer on the basis of having similar content to those offered by CU-Denver. General education “core” courses are usually accepted. Developmental, remedial, vocational, technical, religious, doctrinal, orientation, independent study, special topics, and cooperative
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education courses are not accepted. Only courses in which a grade of C- or better was earned are considered for transfer. Courses in which a grade of Pass (P) was earned are considered for transfer only if a grade of Pass at the sending institution is defined as a C- or better. Students wishing to appeal transfer credit decisions should contact their CU-Denver academic department.
After all official transcripts have been received and the student is admitted as a degree student, the Office of Admissions will prepare a transfer credit report indicating which courses have been accepted in transfer by CU-Denver. A copy of this report is mailed to the student as well as to the students academic department at CU-Denver. Upon receipt of this transfer credit report, students should contact their academic department to meet with an advisor, who will determine how transferred credit applies to specific CU-Denver degree requirements.
The Office of Admissions considers coursework for transfer regardless of the age of the academic credit. Individual departments, however, may have specific guidelines and policies about age of credit and make the final decision about application of credit toward a degree program. Students are expected to have current working knowledge of prerequisite courses, regardless of when prerequisite courses were taken.
The Business School generally limits its transfer of business course credits to those that are offered as lower-division courses at CU-Denver. Students who have taken upper-division business courses from an American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited college of business may request review of these courses for possible transfer by contacting CU-Denver’s Business School advising office.
All courses taken in the business area of emphasis must be completed at CU-Denver.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science, in general, requires that engineering course transfer credit must come from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)—-accredited engineering program to be acceptable for degree purposes. Engineering technology courses are not considered equivalent to engineering courses.
A maximum of 72 semester hours is acceptable in transfer to CU-Denver from community colleges. Students who completed the Colorado Community College Core Curriculum program, and whose transcripts contain the statement “core curriculum completed,” may transfer this core curriculum as a package and receive credit for the lower-division component of CU-Denver’s core curriculum. The Business School and the College of Engineering have specific courses required of all students, that may be taken as part of, or in addition to, the community college core curriculum.
A Comprehensive Guide to Student Transfer document containing Colorado community college advising plans and admission information is available from the CU-Denver Office of Admissions. In addition, a CU-Denver admissions representative keeps regular office hours at metropolitan Denver area community colleges to assist students with planning a transfer program. Representatives also visit other Colorado community colleges. Call the CU-Denver Transfer Service Coordinator at 303-556-4950 for additional information.
OTHER TRANSFER CREDIT
Credit granted through programs listed below appears on the CU-Denver transcript. The academic department determines how this credit applies to degree requirements.
See CU Succeed, AP, and IB Credit Equivalency Chart.
Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) allows students to take advanced work while in high school and then be examined for credit at the college level. Students who take advanced placement courses and subsequently receive scores of 4 or 5 on the CEEB Advanced Placement Examination are generally given college credit for lower-level courses in which they have demonstrated proficiency, and are granted advanced standing in
those areas. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also grants AP credit for scores of 3 plus a course grade o(A- in the corresponding subject. For more information, contact your high school counselor or the Office of Admissions at CU-Denver.
College-Level Examination Program
Incoming CU-Denver students may earn university credit by examination in subject areas in which they have demonstrated college-level proficiency. Interested students are encouraged to take appropriate subject examinations provided in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board testing service.
Students who are interested in how CLEP examination credit applies to the CU-Denver degree requirements should contact their academic advisor.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Entering students may receive college credit from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program available at select high schools. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous, pre-university course of study emphasizing liberal arts from an international perspective. In general, students may receive college credit for higher-level and standard-level course subjects in which a minimum examination score of 4 (out of 7) is achieved. Students with IB high school credit should contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Office, NC 2024, 303-556-2555, for advising on course-specific credit for IB coursework.
Military Service and Schooling
To have credit for educational experience evaluated, applicants with military experience should submit the following with their application:
• A copy ofDD Form 214
• DD Form 295, Application for the Evaluation of Educational Experience During Military Service (USAF personnel may present two official transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force in lieu of DD Form 295)
Credit will be awarded as recommended by the Commission on the Accreditation of Service Experiences of the American Council on Education, to the extent that the credit is applicable to the degree the student is seeking at CU-Denver.
Credit for courses completed through the U.S. Armed Forces Institute will be evaluated on the same basis as transfer credit from collegiate institutions.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Students enrolled in Army or Air Force ROTC programs should consult with their college or school regarding the application of ROTC course credit toward graduation requirements. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences allows a maximum of 6 semester hours of ROTC credit to be applied toward baccalaureate degree requirements. The Business School stipulates that ROTC courses may be used for credit only for non-business elective requirements and that no credit may be given for freshman and sophomore ROTC courses. Furthermore, a maximum of 12 semester hours may be applied toward baccalaureate degree requirements in business, and then only if the ROTC program is completed.
Intra-University Transfer
CU-Denver students may change colleges or schools within CU-Denver provided they are accepted by the college or school to which they wish to transfer. CU-Denver Intra-University Transfer forms may be obtained from the Records Office. Students should observe application deadlines indicated in the current Web Schedule of Courses.
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Decisions on intra-university transfers are made by the college or school to which the student wishes to transfer.
Students in Extended Studies programs wishing to enroll in regular CU-Denver courses or degree programs should contact the Office of Admissions for a degree application.
Readmission Requirements for Former Students
CU-Denver students who have not registered and attended classes at CU-Denver for one year or longer and who have not attended another institution since CU are considered returning students and must formally apply for readmission. An additional application fee is required only if you are changing from undergraduate to graduate or non-degree to degree status. Application forms are available at the Office of Admissions and at www. cudenver. edu.
Students who have attended another college or university since last attending the University of Colorado must apply as transfer students and meet the transfer student deadlines for receipt of documents. This requires payment of the $40 (subject to change) non-refundable application fee and submission of two official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:
Office of Admissions
University of Colorado at Denver
Campus Box 167, P. O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Students who last attended another CU campus must formally apply for readmission. An application fee is not required unless you are going from undergraduate to graduate or from non-degree to degree status. Application forms are available from the Office of Admissions and at www. cudenver. edu.
Admission for Non-Degree Students
Persons who have reached the age of 20 and who want to take university courses, but do not plan to work toward a University of Colorado degree, may be admitted as non-degree students provided they are eligible to return to all collegiate institutions previously attended. Correspondence and questions regarding admission as a non-degree student should be directed to the Office of Admissions. Those seeking admission as non-degree students for the purpose of teacher licensure should contact the School of Education, 303-556-2717. Each school/ college limits the number of semester hours taken as a non-degree student that may be transferred to a degree program.
Students considering changing from non-degree to degree status should contact the school/college to which they will be applying (as a degree student) for information about the number of hours that may be taken as a non-degree student.
Courses taken for credit as a non-degree student can be used for transfer to other institutions or for professional development.
Note: International students are not admitted as non-degree students, except for summer sessions. They must hold a valid student visa.
Students with a baccalaureate degree who are not accepted to specific degree programs may enroll for coursework as non-degree students. They must complete a non-degree application for admission. Students in a non-degree status who have a previous degree pay graduate tuition rates.
To apply for admission as a non-degree student, obtain a Non-Degree Student Application form from the Office of Admissions. Return the completed application by the deadline for the term desired. A $25 (subject to change) non-refundable application fee is required. No additional credentials are required. Applicants who seek teacher licensure must apply separately to the School of Education and submit the required credentials. Non-degree students are advised that registration for courses is on a space-available basis.
Continuation as a non-degree student with no prior undergraduate degree is contingent upon maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.0 upon completion of 12 or more semester hours.
Non-degree students may apply for admission to an undergraduate degree program by following the instructions outlined on the application for degree admission form. They should contact their academic advisor regarding the process of transferring credit from non-degree to degree status.
Admission for Students Seeking a Second Undergraduate Degree
Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may apply for admission to a program in which they can earn a second undergraduate degree. Applicants for a second undergraduate degree must meet CU-Denver admissions standards. These students may apply to the College of Arts & Media, College of Engineering and Applied Science, or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Persons who already hold an undergraduate degree in any discipline generally may not apply for a second undergraduate degree in business. Rather, they should apply to a graduate M.B.A. or M.S. business program. Contact the Graduate School of Business at 303-556-5900. Education is a graduate program. Interested students should contact the School of Education office for information, 303-556-2717.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Obtain an application for undergraduate admission from the Office of Admissions or at www.cudenver.edu.
2. Complete the application and send it to the Office of Admissions with a $40 (subject to change) non-refundable application fee.
3. Have two official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions from each collegiate institution attended. Official transcripts are those sent by the issuing institution directly to:
Office of Admissions University of Colorado at Denver Campus Box 167, P.O. Box 173364 Denver, CO 80217-3364 Hand-carried or faxed copies are not official.
Transcripts from the institution where the first undergraduate degree was earned must have final grades posted for the semester that the student graduated and have the official notation of the degree awarded.
All credentials presented for admission become the property of the University of Colorado and must remain on file. Students who do not declare all previously attended institutions are subject to disciplinary action and/or dismissal.
Students who knowingly falsify transcripts or test scores will be denied admission to, or will be disenrolled from, the university.
High School Concurrent Enrollment
High school juniors and seniors with demonstrated academic abilities may be admitted to CU-Denver with special approval for one term only. This approval may be renewed. Credit for courses taken may subsequently be applied toward a university degree program. For more information and application instructions, contact the CU-Denver Office of Admissions, 303-556-2873.
Admission Requirements for International Students
The University of Colorado at Denver encourages international students to apply for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs. All international applicants must submit a formal application and pay the non-refundable international application fee of $75.
Undergraduate. Admission requirements for CU-Denver’s schools and colleges vary, and international students seeking admission must meet the requirements of the program to which they are applying.
In addition, all international students whose first language is not English are required to have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign
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Language (TOEFL) score of 525 (or 197 on the computer-based test). Prospective students should request an International Student Application packet from the Office of International Education. Requirements for each CU-Denver college and school can be found in this catalog.
For best processing, all information should be sent at least five months before the semester in which you wish to enroll. For undergraduate application materials, have materials sent by the following dates:
______________Desired___________Final_______
Summer January 15 May 3
Fall March 15 July 22
Spring August 15 December 1
Graduate. International students who wish to pursue graduate study at CU-Denver must have earned an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, and must fulfill all other requirements of the graduate
program to which they are applying. In addition, all international students whose first language is not English are required to have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (or 173 on the computer-based test) before CU-Denver will process the application for admission. However, many departments require a TOEFL score higher than 500 when granting admission to a graduate program. Applications are available from the Office of International Education. These applications should be received six months prior to the term for which the student is applying for priority consideration.
Note: Except for summer sessions, international students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
The university provides English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance through the Academic English Program (AEP) at the American Language Center. For information, contact the center at 303-556-6207.
Graduate School
Dean: Mark Gelernter
Office: CU-Denver Building, Room 700
Telephone: 303-556-2550
For specific information and degree requirements for graduate study, refer to the department/program descriptions in the schools and colleges sections of this catalog.
Information About the Graduate School
Quality graduate programs are synonymous with the University of Colorado. Professors are actively involved in research and creative activity and, as teachers and scholars, continue to study and absorb new data, ideas, and techniques, eventually bringing these experiences to the classroom. Graduate students at CU-Denver gain not only from interactions with the graduate faculty, but also from other students. CU-Denver’s graduate students bring practical experience gained in the Denver community to the classroom, and they are ready to relate the realities of practice to the models presented.
The CU-Denver Graduate School includes the following colleges and schools:
College of Architecture and Planning College of Arts & Media Business School
College of Engineering and Applied Science College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Education Graduate School of Public Affairs
Degrees Offered
The following graduate programs are authorized for completion through the Graduate School at CU-Denver:
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Anthropology
Biology
Communication
Economics
English
History
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Master of Arts (M.A. Education)
Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum Development
Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Psychology
Information and Learning Technologies
Special Education
Master of Science (M.S.)
Accounting Applied Mathematics Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Sciences Finance
Information Systems Management and Organization Marketing
Mechanical Engineering Recording Arts Technical Communication
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
Master of Integrated Science (M.I.S.)
Master of Science International Business Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.)
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Master of Science in Health Administration (M.S.)
Executive Option
Master of Humanities (M.H.)
Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Executive Option
Master of Social Science (M.S.S.)
Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.)
Master of Urban Design (M.U.D.)
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Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Administration, Supervision, Curriculum Development
School Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Applied Mathematics
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Information Systems
Design and Planning
Educational Leadership and Innovation
Health and Behavioral Sciences
Public Administration
Requirements for Admission
Note that the following are minimum requirements. School and college regulations, if more stringent, take precedence over the minimum guidelines as set forth by the Graduate School,
REGULAR DEGREE STUDENTS
Qualified students are admitted to regular degree status by the appropriate department. In addition to departmental approval, applicants for admission as regular degree students must:
1. Present a combination of the following: a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a scale where A is equal to 4.0, standardized examinations, prior professional experience, portfolios, or other indicators.
2. Meet the specific requirements as established by the program faculty.
PROVISIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS
Applicants who do not meet the requirements for admission as a regular degree student may be considered for admission to a master’s program as a provisional degree student upon the recommendation of the program faculty. Programs may admit students under a provisional agreement subject to the following requirements:
1. The term of the provisional period shall not exceed two years.
2. The student must complete each semester’s coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on all work taken (whether applied to the master’s degree or not).
3. The provisional agreement should clearly state any additional program requirements.
Failure to meet the conditions of the provisional agreement will be cause for suspension.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Graduate students who expect to study at CU-Denver should contact the Office of Admissions concerning procedures for forwarding completed applications.
Once a student has decided to apply for a graduate program, a completed application must be submitted before the deadline date. Contact the specific program of study for deadline dates.
An applicant for admission must present:
1. Parts I and II of the CU-Denver Graduate School Application form, including the Tuition Classification form, which may be obtained from the departmental program coordinator.
2. Two official transcripts for all academic work in colleges and universities completed to date.
3. Three letters of reference. Have nominators include applicant’s name and social security number in their letter of reference.
4. A nonrefundable application fee (check or money order) of $50 (international student application fee is $60). No application will be processed until this fee is paid.
5. Any other material required specifically by the program faculty. This may include scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other examination. Check with program coordinators in the departments for additional information that may be required.
When a prospective degree student applies for admission, the chairperson or a student admissions committee of the department will decide whether the applicant shall be admitted and make that decision known to the Office of Admissions.
Check with the program to determine the deadline for submitting the application and application fee.
Students who wish to apply for a graduate student award (e.g., fellowship, scholarship, assistantship) should contact their department before the application deadline date for information, since deadlines are usually earlier for aid requests.
Readmission/Changing Programs
Former and current students who wish to be readmitted or change from one degree program to another must meet the requirements of the new degree program and provide all items required of students applying to the Graduate School at CU-Denver for the first time. These applicants, however, may petition the program to which they were initially admitted to secure a release of transcripts and letters of recommendation supplied at the time of their initial application.
Transferring
Students transferring from another CU campus to CU-Denver must apply and be accepted to the new campus.
Doctoral Application
A student who has completed a master’s program at CU-Denver must resubmit Parts I and II of the graduate application for acceptance into the doctoral program.
Non-Degree Students
A student who wishes to take graduate courses, but is not interested in earning a specific advanced degree, may apply as a non-degree student. Contact the Office of Admissions at 303-556-2704 for further information. Non-degree students will be allowed to register only on the campus to which they have been admitted.
Non-degree students who later desire to pursue a graduate degree program at this university are encouraged to submit the complete graduate application and supporting credentials to their department as soon as possible. Note that the grade point average (GPA) for courses taken as a non-degree student is calculated separately, and is not incorporated in the official graduate GPA.
A department may recommend the transfer of as many as 9 credit hours toward the requirements of a master’s degree for courses taken either as a student at another recognized graduate school, as a non-degree student at the University of Colorado, or a combination.
A grade of B- or better must be earned. A 10-year time limit is in effect.
International Applicants
Prospective international students should contact the Office of International Education for submission deadlines. The application packet should include:
• $75 fee
• TOEFL scores
• financial documentation
• Graduate Record Examination scores
• official English translation of all school records
• other documents as noted in the previous section on application procedures
Acceptable TOEFL Scores: The TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. If a student’s native language is not English, or the student has not attended a British or American university for at least one year and achieved satisfactory grades, then he/she must take the TOEFL. All programs within arts and sciences, education, and doctoral programs require a minimum score of 500 for regular admission, before CU-Denver
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will process the application for admission. However, many departments require a TOEFL score higher than 500 when granting admission to a graduate program.
The university provides an Intensive English Program for international students preparing to pass the TOEFL, through the American Language Center. See Special Programs and Facilities in the General Information section for a complete description.
Graduate Qualifying Examinations
At the option of any department, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required of applicants for admission to the graduate program or for assistantships prior to determining student status.
Students who are applying for assistantships for the fall semester should take the GRE no later than the December testing date so that their scores will be available to the selection committee. Six weeks should be allowed for GRE scores to be received by the department.
Information regarding these examinations may be obtained from the Assessment Center, 303-556-3677. Students may also contact the Educational Testing Service at 609-771-7670, via the web at www.gre.org, or by writing to GRE-ETS, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000.
Other tests may be required by the school or college. Students entering professional schools and special programs may obtain information on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Dopplet, and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) from the college or school requiring the test.
New Student Orientation
An orientation program for new students is held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, during the week prior to the first day of classes. The orientation program provides information to new students about activities and services available at CU-Denver. Information on the registration process, parking, and securing ID cards is also provided. Academic advising sessions are held before registration for the term. Students should contact their schools and colleges for additional information on advising, as well as special orientation sessions that may be held for their programs.
Registration
On the regular registration days of each semester, students who have been admitted to a graduate program are required to complete appropriate registration procedures.
Students should register for classes the semester they are accepted as graduate students. If unable to attend that semester, they must notify the Office of Admissions and Records, in addition to the department that has accepted them.
CHANGES IN REGISTRATION
A student who wishes to drop a course should follow the standard drop/add procedure. After the 10 th week of classes, graduate students may not drop or add a course without presenting a letter to the dean of the appropriate school or college, stating the exceptional circumstances that justify the change. This letter, endorsed by the instructor of the course, must accompany the properly signed and completed drop/add form.
WITHDRAWAL
Graduate students who desire to withdraw from the university must apply to the dean of their school or college for permission to withdraw in good standing. A student who discontinues attendance in a course without official withdrawal will be marked as havingfailed the course. After the 10th week of the class, the student must have the associate dean's signature to drop a course.
Tuition and Fees
For information, see Tuition and Fees section of this catalog.
Financial Aid for Graduate Study
COLORADO GRADUATE GRANT
The Colorado Graduate Grant is administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Competition for these funds is based on demonstrated need and is open to graduate students who are residents of the state of Colorado. Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid, 303-556-2886.
COLORADO GRADUATE MERIT AWARDS
Colorado Graduate Fellowships are awarded primarily to entering and continuing regular degree doctoral students. These are awarded to entering students on the basis of academic promise and to continuing students on the basis of academic success. Contact the department for information about this fellowship.
GRADUATE STUDENTTEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Many departments employ graduate students as part-time instructors or teaching assistants. The instructorship is reserved for those advanced graduate students already possessing an appropriate master’s degree who may be independently responsible for the conduct of a section or course. Contact the department for further information.
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
Research activities provide opportunities for graduate students to obtain part-time work as research assistants in many departments. Contact the department for further information.
LOAN FUNDS
Graduate students wishing to apply for long-term loans and for part-time jobs through the college work-study program should submit an application for financial aid to the Office of Financial Aid by March 1. Short-term loan assistance is available to students who have completed one or more semesters in residence. Short-term loans are designed to supplement inadequate personal funds and to provide for emergencies. Application should be made directly to the Student Service Center, NC1001.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The university maintains an employment service to help students obtain part-time work, either through conventional employment or through the college work-study program.
Students employed by the university are hired solely on the basis of merit and fitness, a policy that avoids favor or discrimination because of race, color, creed, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. Students are also referred to prospective employers in accordance with this policy.
Requirements for Advanced Degrees
QUALITY OF GRADUATE WORK
A student is expected to maintain at least an overall 3.0 average in all work attempted while enrolled in a graduate program.
For all graduate degrees, a grade below C is unsatisfactory and will not be counted toward the minimum requirements for these degrees.
CREDIT BY TRANSFER
A limited amount of high-quality resident graduate work done in a recognized graduate school elsewhere within the time allowed may be
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accepted, provided it is recommended by the department concerned and approved by the school or college dean. The maximum amount of work that may be transferred to this university is 9 semester hours or 30% of the number of credits required for the degree, whichever is higher for master’s degrees, and 18 hours for performance and Ph.D. degrees.
The school or college shall determine if graduate classes taken by an undergraduate can be transferred to a graduate program. They shall also determine if courses taken in the University of Colorado system are considered resident or transfer courses.
Courses taken as pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory will not be transferred. In addition, a grade of B- or above must be earned for a course to be transferred. Courses over 10 years old will not be transferred.
USE OF ENGLISH
A student who is noticeably deficient in the use of standard English in all oral and written work may not obtain an advanced degree from the University of Colorado. Ability to use the language with precision and distinction should be cultivated as an attainment of major importance.
The university reserves the right to test English proficiency for nonnative speakers of English to confirm and validate sufficiency for creditbearing coursework and degree programs.
Each department will judge the qualifications of its advanced students in the use of English. Reports, examinations, and speech will be considered in estimating the candidates proficiency.
GRADUATE APPEALS
The Graduate Council shall review grievances related to procedural issues that cannot be resolved at the school or college level. Appeals of grades or other academic issues are conducted according to the procedures of the schools and colleges, with final resolution residing with the dean of the college/school.
Master's Degree
A student regularly admitted to a graduate program and later accepted as a candidate for the master of arts, master of science, or other master’s degrees will be recommended for the degree only after certain requirements have been met.
The requirements stated below are minimum requirements; additional conditions may be set by the individual programs.
Students planning to graduate should ascertain current deadlines with their graduate program. It is the graduate student’s and the department’s responsibility to see that all requirements and deadlines are met (i. e., changing of IW grades, notification of final examinations, etc.).
Departments or program committees may have deadlines that must be met by the graduate students in that department or program. It is the student’s responsibility to ascertain and meet these requirements.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
The minimum requirements of graduate work for a master’s degree may be fulfilled by completing a minimum of 30 semester credits, of which no more than 9 may be thesis or independent study hours.
A course mark below C is unsatisfactory and will not count toward the minimum requirements for a master’s degree.
A student on probation is not eligible to be awarded a degree until he or she is removed from probation.
Program requirements may be more stringent than these minimum requirements, in which case program requirements supercede the requirements of the Graduate School.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must have such knowledge of ancient and/or modern languages as each department requires. See specific departmental requirements.
GRADUATE CREDIT
Graduate credit is given for courses that are listed at the 5000 level or above, and that are offered by professors who are members of the graduate faculty. Courses at the 4000 level may be counted for graduate credit, but a minimum of 18 semester hours must be taken at the 5000 level.
No course below the 4000 level may be counted for graduate credit. Departmental approval must be obtained for the courses taken by a student to count toward the degree plan.
Students are advised that not all courses listed in this catalog are available at any one time. Some are given in alternate years, and this should be considered when developing degree plans.
ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY
A student who wishes to become a candidate for a master’s degree must file a completed Application for Admission to Candidacy in the Graduate School or in the student’s graduate program by the appropriate deadline for graduating that semester.
The application must be signed by the student’s advisor and the program chair or director, certifying that the student’s work is satisfactory and that the program outlined in the application meets the requirements set for the student.
MASTER'S THESIS CREDIT
Every graduate student working toward a master’s degree who expects to present a thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree must register for thesis credit with a maximum of 9 semester hours. The final grade will be withheld until the thesis is completed. If the thesis is not completed at the end of the term in which the student is so registered, an In Progress (IP) will be reported.
THESIS REQUIREMENTS
A thesis may be of a research, expository, critical, or creative type. Every thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an advanced degree must:
1. deal with a definite topic related to the major field
2. be based upon independent study and investigation
3. represent the equivalent of no more than 9 semester hours of work
4. receive the approval of the major department
5. be essentially complete at the time the comprehensive final examination is given
6. comply in mechanical features with specifications outlined in Directions for Preparing Master’s and Doctoral Theses, which is obtainable from the Graduate School office, and have received thesis format approval
All theses must be approved and signed by the thesis advisor and other committee members. Three copies of the final thesis must be submitted to the Graduate School by the specified deadline. The thesis binding fee must be paid by check when the thesis is submitted to the Graduate School. Approved theses are kept on file in the Auraria Library and in the student’s department.
TIMELIMIT
Master’s degree students have seven years from the date of the start of coursework to complete all degree requirements.
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Doctor of Philosophy
The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is the highest academic degree conferred by the university. To state the requirements for the degree in terms of credit hours would be misleading, because the degree is not conferred merely upon the satisfactory completion of a course of study, however faithfully pursued.
Students who receive this degree must demonstrate that they are proficient in some broad subject of learning and that they can critically evaluate work in this field. Furthermore, they must have shown the ability to work independently in their chosen field and must have made an original contribution of significance to the advancement of knowledge. The technical requirements stated below are minimal requirements for all candidates for the degree; additional conditions set by the departments will be found in the announcements of separate departments. Any department may make additional regulations consistent with these general rules.
Studies leading to the Ph.D. degree must be chosen so as to contribute to special competence and a high order of scholarship in a broad field of knowledge. A field of study chosen by the student may be in one department or it may include two or more closely related departments. The criterion as to what constitutes an acceptable field of study shall be that the student’s work must contribute to an organized program of study and research without regard to the organization of academic departments within the university.
MINIMUM (OURSE/DISSERTATION REQUIREMENTS
A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate courses and 30 semester hours of dissertation credit are required for the Ph.D. degree.
Course Work Requirement. A minimum of 30 semester hours of courses numbered 5000 or above is required for the degree, but the number of hours of formal courses will ordinarily exceed this minimum.
Dissertation Hours Requirement. To complete the requirements for the Ph.D., a student must complete a total of at least 30 hours of doctoral dissertation credit, with not more than 10 of these credit hours taken during any single semester. A minimum of 5 dissertation hours must be registered for each fall and spring semester following successful completion of the colloquium or comprehensive examination. Dissertation credit does not apply toward the minimum 30 hours of required coursework specified above.
Course work and work on the dissertation may proceed concurrently throughout the doctoral program.
RESIDENCE
The student must be properly registered to earn residence credit. The minimal residence requirement shall be three semesters of scholarly work.
EXAMINATIONS
Each Ph.D. program will require at least comprehensive and final examinations. Notice of all examinations must be filed with the dean of the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to administration.
COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
The student must pass a comprehensive examination in the field of concentration and related fields. This examination may be oral, written, or both, and will test the student’s mastery of a broad field of knowledge, not merely the formal coursework completed.
The examination shall be conducted by an examining board. The board shall consist of the advisory committee and additional members as necessary to total a minimum of four members of the graduate faculty, one of whom is outside the primary department.
CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES
Following successful completion of the comprehensive examination, students must register continuously. These students will register for and be charged for a minimum of 5 hours of dissertation credit each fall and spring semester. A maximum of 10 hours of dissertation credit may be registered for in any one semester. Continuous registration during the academic year will be required until completion of the dissertation defense (excluding summer). It is expected that the student and advisor will consult each semester as to the number of hours for which the student will register, consistent with the classification identified above.
DISSERTATION REQUIREMENTS
A dissertation based upon original investigation, showing mature scholarship, critical judgment, and familiarity with the tools and methods of research must be written upon a subject approved by the student’s major department. To be acceptable, this dissertation should be a worthwhile contribution to knowledge in the student’s special field.
In mechanical features, all dissertations must comply with the specifications as outlined in the Directions for Preparing Master’s and Doctoral Theses, which may be obtained from the Graduate School office. The final draft must be reviewed and approved for format by the Graduate School prior to final copies being made.
Three formally approved and signed, typewritten copies of the dissertation (including abstract), plus one additional copy of the title page and abstract must be filed in the Graduate School office. The thesis binding fee and microfilm fee must be paid by check when the dissertation is submitted to the Graduate School office.
The abstract, not to exceed 350 words, will be published in Dissertation Abstracts International. The determination of what constitutes an adequate abstract shall rest with the major department.
All dissertations must be signed by no fewer than four members who are regularly engaged in graduate instruction and are members of the graduate faculty.
All approved dissertations are kept on file in the Auraria Library. One copy is deposited in the reference section and the other in the archives section of the library. The third copy is sent to the student’s department.
When the dissertation is submitted to the Graduate School office, the candidate must sign an agreement with University Microfilms International to allow for publication in Dissertation Abstracts International and to grant University Microfilms International the right to reproduce and sell (a) copies of the manuscript in microform and/or (b) copies of the manuscript made from microform. The author retains all rights to publish and/or sell the dissertation by any means at any time except by reproduction from negative microform.
FINAL EXAMINATION/DEFENSE
After the dissertation has been accepted, a final examination of the dissertation and related topics will be conducted. This examination will be wholly or partially oral, the oral portion being open to anyone. The examination will be conducted by a committee consisting of at least four members of the graduate faculty, one of whom must be from outside the students department.
Notice of all examinations must be filed with the dean of the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to administration.
TIMELIMIT
An eight-year maximum limit is in effect for doctoral studies.
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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid
TUITION AND FEES
All tuition and fee charges are established by the board of regents, the governing body of the University of Colorado, in accordance with legislation enacted annually by the Colorado General Assembly. The regents reserve the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. The following rates were for the 2001-2002 academic year, and are provided to assist prospective students in anticipating costs. Special tuition rates are
available for non-degree graduate students taking undergraduate courses only. Non-degree students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree and are taking undergraduate courses only may be assessed undergraduate tuition. Students must contact the Office of Records and Registration at 303-556-2389 to request this special tuition rate. Rates are currently being revised for the 2002-2003 academic year. Please refer to the Web Schedule of Courses for the term in which you register for current tuition and fees information.
CU-DENVER TUITION AND FEES FOR SPRING 2003
Tuition is based on student status. It is not based on the level of your courses.
It does not include tuition for Extended Studies courses (contact Extended Studies for further information).
UNDERGRADUATE TUITION RATES
RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
All Freshmen & Sophomores; Juniors & Seniors in All Freshmen & Sophomores; Junior & Seniors in
Credit Hours also Juniors & Seniors in Arts & Media, Business, also Juniors &C Seniors in Arts & Media, Business,
Liberal Arts, and Non-Degree* and Engineering Liberal Arts, and Non-Degree* and Engineering
0-1 $ 146 $ 163 $ 800 $ 821
2 292 326 1,600 1,642
3 438 489 2,400 2,463
4 584 652 3,200 3,284
5 730 815 4,000 4,105
6 876 978 4,800 4,926
7 1,022 1,141 6,662 6,833
8 1,168 1,304 6,662 6,833
9 1,260 1,385 6,662 6,833
10 1,310 1,430 6.662 6,833
11 1,350 1,470 6,662 6,833
12-15 1,376 1,500 6,662 6,833
each credit
hour over 15 146 163 800 821
GRADUATE TUITION RATES
RESIDENT
Credit hours Liberal Arts Architecture & Planning Education Arts & Media, Engineering, Business
and Sciences and Non-Degree* and Public Affairs
0-1 $ 210 S 224 $ 232 $ 247 $ 262
2 420 448 464 494 524
3 630 672 696 741 786
4 840 896 928 988 1,048
5 1,050 1,120 1,160 1,235 1,310
6 1,260 1,344 1,392 1,482 1,572
7 1,470 1,568 1,624 1,729 1,834
8 1,680 1,792 1,856 1,976 2,096
9-15 1,744 1,859 2,053 2,053 2,185
each credit
hour over 15 210 224 232 247 262
NON-RESIDENT
Credit hours Liberal Arts and Sciences Architecture & Planning, Arts & Media, Business
and Non-Degree* Education, Engineering, and Public Affairs
0-1 $ 874 $ 932 $ 948
2 1,748 1,864 1,896
3 2,622 2,796 2,844
4 3,496 3,728 3,792
5 4,370 4,660 4,740
6 5,244 5,592 5,688
7-15 7,292 7,761 7,907
each credit
hour over 15 874 932 948
* Non-degree students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree are classified as graduate students and assessed graduate tuition regardless of the level of
the course(es) they are taking. However, if students are taking undergraduate courses ONLY, they may be assessed undergraduate tuition. Students must contact the
Office of Records and Registration at 303-556-2389 to request this special tuition rate.
The Board of Regents ofthe University of Colorado reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time. Please contact the Bursar's Office, 303-556-2710, if you have
questions regarding tuition and/or fees.
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Payment of Tuition and Fees
All tuition and fees (except the application fee) are assessed and payable when the student registers for the term, according to guidelines in the current Web Schedule of Courses. Students may select one of the payment plans that are available at CU-Denver. Specific information on the deferred payment plans is included in the Web Schedule of Courses published before each semester or summer session. Students who fail to pay tuition and fees in full or make payment arrangements by the published deadlines will be dropped from all classes.
Students who register in a non-degree status, and who later apply and are admitted to a degree status for that term, are responsible for the difference in tuition between the non-degree program and their applicable degree program and will be billed accordingly. Students who register for courses are liable for payment of tuition and fees even if they drop out of school. Refund policies for students who withdraw from the university are included in the Web Schedule of Courses. A student with financial obligations to the university will not be permitted to register for any subsequent term, to be graduated, to be issued transcripts, or to be listed among those receiving a degree or special certificate. The only exception to this regulation involves loans and other types of indebtedness that are due after graduation. Personal checks are accepted for any university obligation. Any student who pays with a check that is not acceptable to the bank will be assessed an additional service charge. Students may also pay tuition and fees by credit card.
Tuition Appeals
For information contact the Office of Tuition Appeals, 303-556-2324.
Required Fees
Auraria Bond Fee ...........................................$58
Assessed to retire the construction bonds used for the Student Union, the Child Care Center, the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) facilities, and Tivoli facility on the Auraria Campus. Fee was approved by student referendum and is required of all students at CU-Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver.
Auraria Student RTD Bus Pass Fee $20
Students displaying a current student ID card and decal will be allowed to: ride free on all Denver Local bus and Light Rail service, ride free on all Denver Metro Express or Regional Express Service, ride free on all other Regional Service, receive a $3.00 credit on all SkyRide routes. It is not valid for local service in Boulder and Longmont or on special services such as, but not limited to, BroncosRide, RockiesRide or Access-a-Ride.
Candidate for Degree Fee
Equal to one credit hour of resident tuition, is required for all graduate students who are not registered during the term that they are taking comprehensive examinations. Students must register as “candidate for degree” and pay for one hour of corresponding resident tuition plus the SIS fee.
Cultural Events Fee ........................................$4
Provides funding for CU-Denver’s College of Arts and Media to allow for reduced admission rates for CU-Denver students to attend theatrical and other cultural events.
Information Technology Fee ....................$5 per credit hour
Provides funding for acquisition of computer systems to support student computing laboratories, including networks and networking infrastructure and facilities directly accessible by students. (Maximum charge $75)
International Student Fee...................................$100
Subject to approval from the Board of Regents, the International Student Services Fee provides funds for immigration advising, cross-cultural adjustment support, advocacy, programs, and events offered
through International Student and Scholar Services at the Office of International Education. It also funds operation and maintenance of systems to comply with the Student Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS).
Matriculation Fee ..............................................$25
A one-time non-refundable fee required of all new students at the time of their first registration. This fee covers the costs of official transcripts.
Student Activity Fee..............................................$11
Provides funding for student activities, student government, student clubs and organizations and special events.
Student Health Center Fee ........................................$24
Provides funding for an accessible outpatient, direct-care service that is devoted to meeting student health care needs. Health education and counseling are available, as well as treatment and referral for medical problems. The Student Health Center is tri-institutional and is administered by Metropolitan State College of Denver. The payment of this fee does not cover the Health Insurance Plan at CU-Denver. Please call 303-556-6273 to receive information on Student Health Insurance.
Student Information System (SIS) Fee $12
Provides funding for continued improvement of the computer system used in supporting such functions as admission application processing, telephone and web registration and grade reporting, degree audit and graduation checkout, awarding of financial aid, payment of tuition and fees and production of transcripts.
Student Newspaper Fee .............................................$4
Provides funding for the CU-Denver student newspaper, The Advocate.
Student Recreation Fee.............................................$5
Provides funding for the recreational facilities and programs in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building, as well as the campus playing fields and club sport programs. Recreation is a tri-institutional program administered by Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Student Services Fee..............................................$32
Provides funds for programs and events offered through The Career Center, Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, Learning Assistance Center, Office of Legal Services, Office of Student Life, Student Advocacy Center, Office of Student Retention, and CU-Denver Counseling Center. The Office of Legal Services is administered by Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Instructional and Course Fees
Online Courses
A $ 100 course fee is assessed for each online course taken.
A $50 course fee is assessed for each online lab taken.
A $50 course fee is assessed for each hybrid course taken.
College of Architecture and Planning
All students registered for one or more Architecture and Planning courses are required to pay a per credit hour instructional fee for computer, studio, and photography, equipment and materials.
Per credit hour ....................................$33
Maximum ............................................$297
College of Arts & Media
All students registered for one or more Arts and Media courses are required to pay an instructional fee for laboratories, studios
and technologies.
CAM Majors ..................................................$200
Non-Cam students .............................................$57
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Business School
All undergraduate and graduate business majors registered for one or more Business courses are required to pay an instructional fee for computer lab
equipment, instructional materials, and technical assistance...$51
School of Education
ECE 5200 Screening & Assessment of Young Children $50
SPSY 6150 Psychoeducational Assessment 1 ......................$40
SPSY 6160 Psychoeducational Assessment II .....................$40
College of Engineering and Applied Science
All students registered for one or more Engineering courses are required to pay an instructional fee for laboratory facility, equipment and technical assistance............................................................$50
College of Liberol Arts and Sciences
All students registered for one or more Liberal Arts and Sciences courses are required to pay an instructional fee for equipment, technology, materials, and technical support......................................$57
Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes
Tuition classification is governed by Colorado statutes that apply to all state-funded institutions in Colorado. Institutions are bound by the provisions of this statute and are not free to make exceptions to the rules set forth.
Students are initially classified as in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes at the time of application. The classification is based upon information furnished by the student and from other relevant sources. After the students status is determined, it remains unchanged in the absence of satisfactory evidence to the contrary.
Once a student is classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes, the student must petition for a change in classification. Petitions must be submitted NO LATER THAN THE FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF CLASSES of the term for which the student wishes to be classified as a resident. It is preferred that petitions be received 30 days prior to the beginning of the term. Late petitions will not be considered until the next semester. Specific information may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.
The final decision regarding tuition status rests with the university. Questions regarding residence (tuition) status should be referred only to the Tuition Classification Officer. Opinions of other persons are not official or binding upon the university. Additional information is available in the brochure Classification ofiStudents for Tuition Purposes, which may be obtained from the Admissions Office.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
The statute provides that an in-state student is one who has been a legal domiciliary of Colorado for one year or more immediately preceding the beginning of the term for which the in-state classification is being sought. Persons over 23 years of age or who are emancipated establish their own legal domicile. Those who are under 23 years of age and unemancipated assume the domicile of their parent or court-appointed legal guardian. An unemancipated minors parent must, therefore, have a legal domicile in Colorado for one year or more before the minor may be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes.
ESTABLISHING DOMICILE
Domicile is established when one has a permanent place of habitation in Colorado and the intention of making Colorado one’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation. The tuition statute places the burden of establishing a Colorado domicile on the person seeking to
establish the domicile. The question of intent is one of documentable fact and needs to be shown by substantial connections with the state sufficient to evidence such intent. Legal domicile in Colorado for tuition purposes begins the day after connections with Colorado are made sufficient to evidence one’s intent. The most common ties with the state are (1) change of driver’s license to Colorado, (2) change of automobile registration to Colorado, (3) Colorado voter registration,
(4) permanent employment in Colorado, and most important, (5) payment of state income taxes as a resident by one whose income is sufficient to be taxed. Caution: payment or filing of back taxes in no way serves to establish legal domicile retroactive to the time filed. In order to qualify for in-state tuition for a given term, the 12-month waiting period (which begins when the legal domicile is established) must be over by the first day of classes for the term in question. If one’s 12-month waiting period expires during the semester, in-state tuition cannot be granted until the next semester.
Resident Tuition for Active Duty Militory Personnel
The Colorado Legislature approved resident tuition for active duty military personnel on permanent duty assignment in Colorado and for their dependents. ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST BE CERTIFIED EACH TERM. Students obtain a completed verification form from the base education officer, and submit the form with their military ID to the Records Office after they have registered, but before the end of the drop/add period. At the time the verification form is certified in the Records Office, the student’s bill will be adjusted to reflect the resident tuition rate. Students who have been certified remain classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes and must petition to change their status once they establish permanent ties to Colorado.
FINANCIAL AID
Director: Ellie Miller Office: NC 1030 Telephone: 303-556-2886 E-mail: finaid@carbon.cudenver.edu Web Site: http://wivw.cudenver.edu/finaid
The Office of Financial Aid offers more than $40 million in financial aid awards to qualified students each year. If the student’s financial aid application materials are received before the April 1 priority date, then the student is considered for a package of need-based grant, work-study (part-time employment), and/or long-term loan funds. If the financial aid application materials are received after the April 1 priority date, then the student is usually considered only for a Federal Pell Grant and for outside student loans (Federal Stafford Loan or Federal Parents Loan).
Applicants for Colorado Graduate Fellowships, Colorado Deans Scholars award, and Colorado Regents Scholars award are subject to different deadlines and are reviewed by other CU-Denver departments (the Graduate School, undergraduate deans’ offices, and the Office of Admissions, respectively). All other applicants for financial aid are notified of their award status in writing by the Office of Financial Aid.
Each student must qualify for CU-Denver financial aid as follows:
1. Be a U.S. citizen or be admitted to the U.S. by the INS on a permanent basis.
2. Be classified as a degree-seeking student by the CU-Denver Office of Admissions. Teacher certification students are eligible to apply for financial aid and are considered undergraduate students according to federal guidelines.
3. Be enrolled for a minimum number of credits as specified on the financial aid award letter and/or student loan planning letter.
4. Meet the minimum requirements of Financial Aid Academic Standards.
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5. Apply for financial aid by submitting all of the required documentation. The need analysis form is required for all programs except the Colorado Graduate Merit Award, Colorado Scholars award, Colorado Deans Scholars award, Colorado Regents Scholars award, and the Emergency Student Loan Program.
6. Be classified as a resident for tuition purposes for the following programs: Colorado Student Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Program, Colorado Graduate Grant, Colorado Work-Study, Colorado Regents Scholars award,
Colorado Deans Scholars award, and Colorado Scholars award.
7. Not be in default on any student loan or owe a refund on any educational grant.
8. Be registered for the draft or be enlisted in the armed forces if required by Selective Service.
Application
Each applicant must complete the financial aid application materials for submission to the Office of Financial Aid. Complete information must be available to the office before eligibility can be determined.
Limited Funds —The majority of general financial aid funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students who document significant financial need and who complete their application materials in the Office of Financial Aid by the April 1 priority date. Application completion is defined as having all of the required documents and the results of the need analysis (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) into the Office of Financial Aid. General financial aid is awarded to needy students who meet the priority date until all of the funds are committed for the year. If the file is completed after April 1, then awards will probably be limited to Federal Pell Grant (for needy undergraduate students only) and/or outside student loans (Federal Stafford Loan or Federal Parents Loan). Application for financial aid must be made each year; application materials are available in January of each year.
It is the students responsibility to be sure application materials are complete. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for application forms and complete details. All financial aid policies and procedures are subject to change due to revisions in federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Qualification
Financial Need—Most financial aid awards are based on the concept of financial need. Financial need is calculated as cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books, living expenses) minus family contribution (stu-dent/spouse contribution and parents’ contribution for dependent students).
The cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend CU-Denver, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. The Office of Financial Aid determines standard budgets based upon average tuition and fees charged and other budget items established by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
For 2002-2003, the following monthly budgets were used for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses: $530 for students living at home with parents; $ 1,057 for students not living with parents. Resident tuition and fees for a full-time student were approximately $ 1,500 per semester, and non-resident tuition and fees were approximately $6,800 per semester. These amounts will probably increase by approximately 5% for the 2003-2004 school year.
Independent Student—The federal government provides specific guidelines that define a self-supporting student for financial aid purposes. If a student is classified as self-supporting, then the student’s parental information is not considered when the calculation of family contribution is made. For 2003-2004, a self-supporting student is one who is 24 years old (born before 1 /1/80) or one who meets one of the following conditions:
1. Graduate student
2. Married student
3. Student with legal dependents other than a spouse
4. Veteran of the U.S. armed forces
5. Orphan or ward of the court
These conditions may be appealed to the Office of Financial Aid if unusual circumstances exist. Contact the office for appeal guidelines.
If the student/spouse contribution plus the parents’ contribution is equal to or greater than the cost of attendance, then the student will not qualify for need-based financial aid.
The contributions from the student/spouse and from the parents are calculated by a standardized formula that is required by federal law.
The formula considers income, savings and other assets, family size, number of children in postsecondary school, and other factors. Students may appeal for special consideration if they are experiencing unusual circumstances. Financial aid is intended to supplement and not replace financial contributions from the student and parents.
Course Loads—General financial aid undergraduate recipients usually must enroll for at least 12 credits per semester, and graduate students usually must enroll for at least 5 credits per semester. Federal Stafford Loan recipients must carry at least a half-time credit load (6 hours for undergraduates per semester and 3 hours for graduates per semester).
For deferment of student loans, refer to the Web Schedule ofCourses each term for specific information. Higher or lower minimums may be required for individual awards (check award letter and/or student loan planning letter for the exact number of credits required).
Academic Progress—CU-Denver students must make academic progress as defined by the Office of Financial Aid to be eligible and remain eligible for financial aid. Students should review the Financial Aid Academic Standards policy, available in the Office of Financial Aid.
Non-Degree Students—Non-degree students are eligible to be considered only for the Advantage Scholarship Program. Refer to separate brochure for application procedures. Teacher certification students may apply for financial aid and are considered undergraduate students for financial aid purposes.
Residency Status—A student is required to be a resident of Colorado for a full year before the Office of Admissions can consider classification as a resident for tuition purposes. Non-resident students are encouraged to obtain additional information from the Office of Admissions about appealing for resident status. As a resident, a student is eligible for the State of Colorado financial aid programs, and tuition is significantly less than for non-residents.
Refunds and Repayments—Any refund of tuition and fees resulting from withdrawal or reclassification of tuition status must be returned to the recipient’s financial aid awards before any payment is made to the student. If a recipient of federal financial aid withdraws from all classes on or before the 60% point in time in the term, that student may be required to repay a portion of his/her financial aid. The federal government has defined that the recipient has only earned a portion of their financial aid, and the earned aid is directly proportional to the percentage of time the student attended classes up to and including the 60% point in time in the term. The rest of the financial aid is defined as unearned financial aid and must be returned to the federal financial aid programs. Unearned aid includes both the amount allocated to tuition and fees and the amount allocated to the student for other educational expenses. For a complete description of these requirements, request a copy of the Financial Aid Repayment Policy from the Office of Financial Aid.
Appeals—Students may appeal all decisions of the Office of Financial Aid by completing a Request for Review form and submitting it to the office. Appeals are considered within three weeks and a written response is mailed to the student.
Reapply Each Year—Financial aid awards are not automatically renewed each year. Students must reapply and meet priority dates each year. Application materials for the next summer term are available beginning January 1.
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Award
Students are notified in writing of their financial aid eligibility approximately 8-12 weeks after all application materials have been received in the Office of Financial Aid. If awarded, an award letter is mailed to the student; it includes the types and amounts of aid awarded and the minimum number of credit hours required each term. A student loan planning letter is mailed to the student after the outside student loan application(s) have been processed.
Grants and Loans
The following aid programs are funded by the federal government:
1. Federal Pell Grant—Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined before any other aid is awarded. Awards are defined
by a strict need-based formula provided by the federal government, and award amounts vary depending upon amount of financial need and enrollment status. Students are eligible for Federal Pell Grant consideration if they have not received their first baccalaureate degree by June 1 of the award year.
2. Federal Stafford Loan—Eligibility for all other types of assistance should be determined prior to applying for outside student loans. The subsidized Federal Stafford Loan program requires that students show financial need in order to qualify. Interest on the subsidized loan is paid for the student by the federal government as long as the student remains enrolled at least half-time and for a six-month grace period after dropping below half-time enrollment. The unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan program does not require the student to document financial need. Eligibility is calculated as the cost of attendance minus other financial aid awarded. Interest is not paid by the federal government for the unsubsidized program, and the student may elect to pay the interest currently or to allow the interest to be added to the total loan amount. Interest rates for the Federal Stafford Loan programs are variable, and are capped at 8.25%. Parents of dependent students are eligible to borrow under the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students program (PLUS). The PLUS program is unsubsidized, and interest payments become the responsibility of the borrower at the time
of disbursement. The interest rate varies on the PLUS program, and is capped at 9%.
3. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)— This is a need-based grant program for students who have not yet obtained a baccalaureate degree. Students must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant to be considered for SEOG.
4. Federal Perkins Loan—This need-based loan program, with an interest rate currently at 5%, is based at CU-Denver. No repayment of interest or principal is due until six or nine months (time period differs depending upon when student first received Perkins Loan) after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.
5. Federal College Work-Study—Work-study is a need-based program that allows students to work on a part-time basis on campus or off campus at non-profit agencies to help meet their educational costs.
Registration
Students should review the sections of this catalog that describe in detail the academic programs available at CU-Denver.
New and transfer undeclared undergraduate students, as well as pre-business and pre-engineering students, should contact the Academic Advising Center at 303-352-3520 to arrange for an advising appointment prior to registration. Other freshmen and transfer students should contact their school or college to arrange for an advising appointment prior to registration.
A Web Schedule of Courses is made available by the Registrar’s Office
The state of Colorado funds the following programs:
1. Colorado Student Grant—A need-based grant for resident undergraduate students.
2. Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant—
A need-based grant for resident undergraduates who have not yet obtained a bachelor’s degree. This grant is funded 50% by the federal government and 50% by the state of Colorado.
3. Colorado Graduate Grant—A need-based grant for resident graduate students.
4. Colorado Work-Study—A program similar to the College Work-Study program but limited to resident undergraduate students.
5. Governor’s Opportunity Scholarship—A need-based grant program for first-time resident freshmen who have a zero family contribution or whose parents earn less than $26,700.
Scholarships
Following is a list of the major scholarships that are offered at CU-Denver.
The following programs are funded by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
1. Regents Scholars award is offered to qualified new freshmen and transfer students by the Office of Admissions. New students will automatically be considered for this program.
2. Colorado Scholars award is for undergraduate resident students who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 for a minimum of 12 CU credit hours. The deadline for applying is April 1. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for application procedures.
3. Deans Scholars award is awarded by undergraduate deans’ offices. Contact the appropriate dean’s office for more information.
The following programs are funded by CU-Denver:
1. Advantage Scholarship is for minority and/or first generation college students who meet the specified income guidelines. Contact the Scholarship/Resource Office at 303-556-3608.
2. Nelson/Running Wolf Scholarship funds are available for needy American Indian students. Contact the Office of American Indian Student Services, 303-556-2860, for more information.
3. Ahlin Fund assistance is available for mobility-impaired students. Contact Student Retention Services, 303-556-2324, for applications.
Other scholarship information is available from the Office of Financial Aid, the Auraria Library Scholarship InfoBank in the reference section, and the Scholarship/Resource Office at 303-556-3608.
Other Sources of Financial Aid. There are several other sources of financial aid for students. Employment opportunities are listed in the Student Employment Office and the Career Center. Graduate students should inquire about additional types of financial aid through their academic departments. Students should be aware that Emergency Student Loans are available through the Bursar’s Office. American Indian students should request information about Bureau of Indian Affairs or tribal scholarships from the Office of Financial Aid.
every semester prior to registration. CU-Denver students register for courses via the Web Registration and Students Information Services page at https://hydra. cusys. edu/pinnacle/cgt-bin/sisget. cgildn/awssgnsnl. Specific instructions are included in the Web Schedule of Courses. An invitation to register will be sent to the e-mail address each student has on record with the university. The invitation will include registration information and a registration time assignment. Registration is by assignment only. Students may register on or after their assigned time.
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Web Registration and Student Information
CU-Denver students can register and obtain information regarding their academic and financial records by accessing a secure site at https://hydra.cusys.edu/pinnacle/cgi-bin/sisget.cgi/dn/awssgnsn/. This site can also be reached from the CU-Denver home page at www.cudenver.edu. An assigned student I.D. and personal identification number (PIN) are required to access the registration or student record options.
Online registration allows the student to check the availability of specific courses prior to their registration time and to search for available courses by department, course level, or meeting time. If registration in a course is denied, the Web registration system will specify the reason.
Student information available online currently includes e-mail and mailing address verification (or change), admission application status, financial aid information, schedule by semester, grades by semester, unofficial transcript, account balance, and degree audit (for some programs). Online payment is now available. For security reasons, none of the student information screens will display a students name or student number.
The CU-Denver catalog and Schedule of Courses, as well as additional information regarding programs, faculty, courses, and policies, are available at the CU-Denver home page: http://www.cudenver.edu.
Definition of Full-Time and Part-Time Status
Individual students receiving financial aid may be required to complete hours in addition to those listed below. The exact requirements for financial aid will be listed in the student’s financial aid award letter.
FALL AND SPRING
Undergraduates and non-degree graduate students:
Full-time 12 or more semester hours
Part-time 6 or more semester hours
Graduate degree students:
Full-time:
5 or more hours
0 hours as candidate for degree
1 or more hours of thesis (not master’s reports or thesis preparation)
Half-time:
3 or more hours
SUMMER (10-WEEK TERM)
Undergraduates and non-degree graduate students:
Full-time 12 or more semester hours
Part-time 6 or more semester hours
Graduate degree students:
Full-time:
3 or more hours
0 hours as candidate for degree
1 or more hours of thesis (not master’s reports or thesis preparation)
Half-time:
2 or more hours
3 or more hours of mixed-level classes
Notes
Enrollment verification including full-time/part-time attendance can be certified after the drop/add period.
Hours for calculating full-time/part-time attendance do not include interinstitutional hours, nor do they include hours on another CU campus, unless the student is enrolled through concurrent registration.
Students receiving veterans benefits should contact the Veterans Affairs coordinator for definition of full-time status for summer sessions.
Individual exceptions to the minimum graduate courseload levels are considered for financial aid purposes by the Financial Aid Committee. Students must file a written appeal with the Office of Financial Aid.
Add/Drop
Specific add/drop deadlines are announced in each semester’s Web Schedule of Courses.
1. Students may add courses to their original registration during the first 8 days (5 days of classes in the summer) of full-term classes, provided there is space available.
2. Students may drop courses without approvals during the first 12 days of the fall or spring semester (the first 8 days of the summer session). Tuition will not be charged. No record of the dropped course will appear on the student’s permanent record.
3. After the 12 th day of a fall or spring semester (8 th day of the summer session), the instructor’s signature is required for all drops. The instructor’s signature and dean’s signature are required for all adds. No tuition adjustment will be made.
4. After the 1 Oth week of the fall and spring semesters (the 5 th week for summer session) all schedule adjustments require a petition and special approval from the dean’s office.
5. Dropping all courses after the 12th day (8th in the summer) requires an official withdrawal from the term. No tuition refunds are available.
Drop deadlines for module courses and intensive courses are published in the Web Schedule of Courses each term.
Administrative Drop
An administrative drop is implemented by university officials in the registrar’s office or the dean’s office. A student may be administratively dropped from one or more classes or withdrawn from all classes for any of the following reasons:
1. failure to meet certain preconditions, including, but not limited to:
a. failure to pay tuition and fees by designated deadlines
b. class cancellations
c. failure to meet course prerequisites
2. whenever the safety of the student, faculty member, or other students in a course would be jeopardized
3. academic suspension, including, but not limited to, failure to attain or maintain a required grade point average (GPA)
4. disciplinary suspension for having been found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct
5. disruptive behavior determined by the chair and/or associate dean to be detrimental to the progress of the course and the education of other students
Auditing Courses
To qualify as an auditor for fall or spring semester, a student must be 21 years of age or older or approved by the Registrar. Auditors may not be registered for any other University of Colorado courses during the time they are auditing and are not eligible to audit courses if they are under suspension from the university or have outstanding financial obligations to the university. The Records Office does not keep any record of courses audited; therefore, credit for these courses cannot be established. Auditors may attend as many courses as they wish (except those courses with laboratories or where special equipment is used), provided they have received permission from each instructor.
An auditor’s card is issued after classes begin. This card should be presented to the instructor. Auditors, whether resident or nonresident, pay resident tuition for the audited courses during the fall or spring semester for class instruction and library privileges only. Auditors do not
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receive student parking privileges, and are not eligible for other student services. For more information, contact the Bursar’s Office.
Senior citizens (aged 60 and over) may audit classes at no charge. Contact the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 1250 14th Street, 303-556-8427.
Correspondence Study
Correspondence courses are offered by the CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education. Applicability toward a degree program should be sought from the student’s degree advisor prior to registration.
Course Load/Restrictions
In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 semester hours (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean of their college or school. Consult the individual college or school for specific guidelines as to course load restrictions.
Credit by Examination
Degree students may take examinations for credit. To qualify for an examination, the student must be formally working toward a degree at CU-Denver, have a grade point average of at least 2.0, and be currently registered. Contact the Records Office for instructions. A non-refundable fee is charged. Students should contact their degree advising office to determine whether the credit will apply to their degree.
No Credit
Students may register for a course on a no-credit basis with the consent of their instructor and the dean of their school or college. No grade or credit is awarded. The transcript reflects the name of the course taken and an NIC notation.
PASS/FAIL OPTION RESTRICTIONS Core Curriculum courses used to satisfy Intellectual Competencies cannot be taken on pass/fail basis.
College General Maximum
Business and Only non-business Only 6 semester
Administration electives may be hours may be
taken pass/fail. taken pass/fail.
Engineering and Required courses may A maximum of 16
Applied Science not be taken pass/fail. credit hours may
Upper-division be taken pass/fail,
humanities and social including courses
sciences electives are taken in the honors
acceptable; otherwise, major department approval is required. program.
Liberal Arts and College requires a No more than 6 hours
Sciences minimum of 30 pass/fail any semester.
semester hours of A maximum of 16
courses with letter semester hours may
grades. Courses used to satisfy major, minor, or foreign language cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis. be taken pass/fail.
Pass/Fail Procedure
1. Students who wish to register for a course on a pass/fail basis (or to revert from pass/fail to graded status) may do so only during the drop/add period.
2. Up to 16 semester hours ofcoursework maybe taken on a pass/fail basis and credited toward the bachelor’s degree. Only 6hours of coursework may be taken pass/fail in any given semester. (Note: Individual schools and colleges may have additional restrictions as to pass/fail credits. See the accompanying chart for an overview.)
3. nstructors will not be informed of pass/fail registration. All students who register for a pass/fail appear on the regular class roster, and a normal letter grade is assigned by the professor. When grades are received in the Records Office, those registrations with a pass/fail designation are automatically converted by the grade application system. Grades of D- and above convert to grades of P. Courses taken pass/fail will be included in hours toward graduation.
Pass grades are not included in a student’s grade point average.
An F grade in a course taken pass/fail will be included in the grade point average.
4. Pass/fail registration records are maintained by the Records Office.
5. Exceptions to the pass/fail regulations are permitted for specified courses offered by the School of Education, the Extended Studies Programs, and Study Abroad Programs.
6. Graduate degree students can exercise the P/Foption for undergraduate courses only. A grade of P will not be acceptable for graduate credit to satisfy any Graduate School requirement.
7. Students who register for a course on a pass/fail basis may not later (after the drop/add period) decide to receive a letter grade.
Note: many other institutions will not accept a P grade for transfer credit.
Short-Term Courses
Courses are also offered in five-week modules, in special weekend courses, and in seminars. Students should contact the college/school for information on short-term courses offered each semester.
Other Registrations
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
Degree-seeking students who wish to attend two University of Colorado campuses concurrently must obtain permission from their school or college on their home campus. A student in a degree program registered on the Denver campus may take up to two courses or 6 semester credit hours (whichever is greater) on another CU campus if:
1. the student obtains a Concurrent Registration form from the office of the academic dean or the Records Office
2. the course is a required course for the student’s degree (not an elective) and not offered at CU-Denver
3. the student obtains approval from the academic dean
4. here is space available at the other (host) campus
5. he student pays tuition at CU-Denver (home) campus at CU-Denver rates
6. the home campus school or college arranges for space in the host campus classes
7. the concurrent request is processed before the end of the drop/add period on both the host and home campuses
Students may not register for an independent study course through concurrent registration. Students may not take courses pass/fail or for no credit through concurrent registration.
To drop a concurrent course during the host campus drop/add period, arrange the drop at the home campus Records Office. To drop a concurrent course after the end of the host campus drop/add deadline, drop the course at the host campus Records Office.
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INTER-INSTITUTIONAL REGISTRATION
CU-Denver degree students may enroll in courses offered by the Community College of Denver and Red Rocks Community College. Students must be enrolled at CU-Denver for at least one course during the term to be eligible to register inter-institutionally. Registration is on a space available basis. Interinstitutional courses are evaluated for transfer credit and are not included in a CU-Denver students grade point average.
POOLED COURSES AT METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER
Certain courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have been pooled with similar courses at Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD). CU-Denver undergraduates,tudents may register for any of the pooled courses listed in the CU-Denver Web Schedule of Courses. Restrictions apply to the pooled courses:
1. CU-Denver graduate students are not eligible to register for MSCD pooled courses.
2. MSCD courses will not be included in the University of Colorado grade point average. MSCD courses will appear on the University of Colorado transcript and will count in the hours toward graduation.
3. MSCD courses cannot be used to meet specific course requirements toward the major without prior written approval of the students dean.
4. CU-Denver students who wish to take non-pooled MSCD classes must apply directly as a non-degree student to MSCD, and pay tuition and fees to MSCD. Non-pooled classes will not appear
on the University of Colorado transcript and will not be used in
Academic Policies and Regulations
determining course loads for financial aid eligibility. Students may request an MSCD transcript to be sent to CU-Denver at the end of the term to determine if credit can be transferred.
5. MSCD common pool courses will not satisfy residence requirements at CU-Denver. The last 30 semester hours applied toward the baccalaureate degree must be taken in residence at CU-Denver.
6. CU-Denver students taking MSCD common pool courses are subject to the MSCD grading policy and student code of conduct.
Withdrawal from the University
To withdraw from the University of Colorado at Denver, students must drop all courses for the semester. During the first 12 days of the semester (8 days for the summer), students must use the Web Registration and Student Information System to drop courses. Courses dropped during this period are not recorded on the student’s permanent record.
After the 12th day of the semester (8th day in the summer), through the 10th week (7th week for summer), students must submit a withdrawal form with the instructor’s approval. Courses dropped during this period will be recorded on the student’s permanent record with a grade of W.
Students seeking to withdraw after the 10th week (5th week for summer) must petition the associate dean of their school or college.
A student who stops attending classes without officially withdrawing from the university will receive grades of F for all coursework during that term.
Deadlines for dropping module and intensive courses appear in the Web Schedule of Courses.
Student Classification
Students are classified according to the number of semester hours passed:
Freshman..............................................0-29 hours
Sophomore............................................30-59 hours
Junior...............................................60-89 hours
Senior.................................................90+ hours
All transfer students will be classified on the same basis according to their hours of credit accepted by the University of Colorado.
Grading System and Policies
The following grading system and policies have been standardized for all academic units of the university.
GRADE SYMBOLS
The instructor is responsible for whatever grade symbol (A, B, C, D,
F, IF, IW, or IP) is to be assigned. Special symbols (NC, W, and ***) are indications of registration or grade status and are not assigned by the instructor. Pass/fail designations are not assigned by the instructor but are automatically converted by the grade application system, as explained under Pass/Fail Procedure.
Standard Grades Quality Points
A = superior!excellent 4.0
A(-) = 3.7
B(+) = 3.3
B = good/better than average 3.0
B(-) = 2.7
C(+)= 2.3
C = competent/average 2.0
C(-) = 1.7
D(+)= 1.3
D = minimum passing 1.0
DC) = 0.7
F = failing 0.0
Instructors may, at their discretion, use the PLUS/MINUS system, but are not required to do so.
IF—incomplete—changed to an A if not completed within one year.
IW—incomplete—changed to a Wif not completed within one year.
IP—in progress—thesis at the graduate level only.
P/F—pass/fail—P grade is not included in the grade point average; the /-’grade is included; up to 16 hours of pass/fail coursework may be credited toward a bachelor’s degree.
H/P/F—honors/pass/fail—intended for honors courses; credit hours count toward the degree but are not included in the grade point average.
NC indicates registration on a no-credit basis.
Vindicates withdrawal without credit.
*** indicates the final grade roster was not received by the time grades were processed.
EXPLANATION OF IF AND IW
An IF or IW is an incomplete grade. Policies with respect to IF/IW grades are available in the individual college and school dean’s offices. Use of the IF or IW is at the option of the course instructor and/or the academic dean’s office.
An IF or IW is given only when students, for reasons beyond their control, have been unable to complete course requirements. A substantial amount of work must have been satisfactorily completed before approval for such a grade is given.
The instructor who assigns an IF or TVsets the conditions under which the coursework can be completed and the time limit for its completion. The student is expected to complete the requirements by the established deadline and not retake the entire course.
It is the instructor’s and/or the student’s decision whether a course should be retaken. If a course is retaken, it must be completed on the Denver campus or in CU-Denver Extended Studies classes. The student must re-register for the course and pay the appropriate tuition.
The final grade (earned by completing the course requirements or by retaking the course) does not result in deletion of the IF or IW from the
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transcript. A second entry is posted on the transcript to show the final grade for the course.
At the end of one year, IF and IW grades for courses that are not completed or repeated are changed to an A or W, respectively.
Good Academic Standing
Good academic standing requires a minimum grade point average that is determined by the student’s school or college. Grades earned at another institution are not used in calculating the grade point average at the University of Colorado.
Degree students should consult the academic standards section of their school or college for degree program requirements.
Continuation as a non-degree student is contingent upon maintaining an overall grade point average of 2.0 upon completion of 12 or more semester hours.
Failure to maintain the required average will result in a non-degree student being suspended. The suspension is for an indefinite period of time and becomes part of the student’s permanent record at the university. While under suspension, enrollment at the university is restricted to summer terms or courses offered through Extended Studies.
Non-degree students are not placed on academic probation prior to being suspended.
GRADE-POINT AVERAGE
The grade point average (GPA) is computed by multiplying the credit points per hour (for example, B = 3) by the number of hours for each course. Total the hours, total the credit points, and divide the total points by the total hours. Grades of P, NC, ***, W, IP, IW, and IF are not included in the grade point average. IFs that are not completed within one year are calculated as Ain the GPA.
If a course is repeated, all grades earned are used in determining the grade point average. Grades received at another institution are not included in the University of Colorado GPA.
Undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree graduate GPAs are calculated separately. Enrollment in a second undergraduate or graduate program will not generate a second undergraduate or graduate GPA.
Students should refer to their academic dean’s office for individual grade point average calculations as they relate to academic progress and graduation from their college or school.
Grade Reports
Grade reports are normally available within two weeks after the end of the semester. Grade reports are available through the Web Registration and Student Information System. See the Web Schedule of Courses for more information.
Mid-Term Grades
Instructors will assign mid-term grades for certain populations of students. Students in academic difficulty may be contacted and counseled about support services available to them. Note: academic support services are available to all students through the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, NC 2012, 303-556-2065; the Student Advocacy Center, NC 2012, 303-556-2546; and the Center for Learning Assistance, NC 2006, 303-556-2802.
Originality of Work
In all academic areas it is imperative that work be original, or explicit acknowledgment be given for the use of other persons’ ideas or language. Students should consult with instructors to learn specific procedures appropriate for documenting the work of others in each given field.
Breaches of academic honesty can result in disciplinary measures ranging from lowering of a grade to permanent compulsory withdrawal from the university.
Graduation
UNDERGRADUATES
Students should make an appointment with the advising office of their school or college to determine what requirements remain for graduation. Students intending to graduate must file a Diploma Card with their school or college during the first week of their graduation term. Students will not be officially certified to graduate until a final audit of the student’s record has been completed approximately six weeks after the end of the term. After students have been certified to graduate, they must reapply to return to CU-Denver.
GRADUATES
Students must file an Application for Candidacy and a Diploma Card with the Graduate School Office on the Denver campus during the first week of their graduation term. Check with the Graduate School for more complete information. Students will not be officially certified to graduate until a final audit of the student’s record has been completed approximately six weeks after the end of the term. After students have been certified to graduate, they must reapply to return to CU-Denver.
COMMENCEMENT
In early March, informational brochures will be mailed to students eligible to participate in the May spring semester commencement. In early October, information regarding the December commencement will be mailed to students who graduated in summer term or expect to graduate in fall term. Information will be provided about ordering special display diplomas, fittings for caps and gowns, and obtaining diplomas and transcripts with the degree recorded.
Official Transcripts
The official transcript includes the complete undergraduate and graduate academic record of courses taken at all campus locations or divisions of the University of Colorado. It contains the signature of the registrar and the official seal of the university.
Official transcripts are available approximately three weeks after final exams. A transcript on which a degree is to be recorded is available approximately eight weeks after final exams.
On the Denver campus, transcripts may be ordered through the Web Registration and Student Information System.
Requests should include the following:
1. student’s full name (include given or other name if applicable)
2. student number
3. birth date
4. the last term and campus the student attended
5. whether the current semester grades are to be included when a transcript is ordered near the end of a term
6. whether the request should be held until a degree is recorded
7. agency, college, or individuals to whom transcripts are to be sent. (Complete mailing addresses should be included. Transcripts sent to students are labeled “issued to student.”)
8. student’s signature. (This is the student’s authorization to release the records.)
There is no charge for individual official transcripts. Transcripts are prepared only at the student’s request in writing, or through online student PIN authentication. A student with financial obligations to the university that are due and unpaid will not be granted a transcript. Official transcripts require five to seven working days.
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The faculty of the Colleges of Arts & Media, Business, Engineering and Liberal Arts establishe< curriculum to provide all baccalaureate students with basic intellectual competencies ii Furthermore, the core curriculum promotes an awareness of cultural diversity. For details oi
INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES
English Composition/ Oral Communication2 Mathematics2 Natural & Physical Sciences
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL 9 semester hours from the 3 semester hours: 8 semester hours from the
ARTS AND SCIENCES following courses: following courses:
ENGL 1020-3 Core Composition I Any math course except ANTH 1303-4 Intro: Biological Anth
and one of MATH 3040 or a passing BIOL 1550-4 Basic Biology I
ENGL 2030-3 Core Composition 11 mark on the Math BIOL 1560-4 Basic Biology II
ENGL 3154-3 Technical Writing ENGL 3170-3 Business Writing and one of the following: CMMU 2050-3 Bus/Profess Speaking CMMU 2101-3 Present Speaking ENGL 2030-3 Core Composition II ENGL 2154-3 Intro Creative Writing ENGL 3001 -3 Critical Writing ENGL 3084-3 Adv Composition CMMU 3120-3 Tech Comm ENGL 3154-3 Technical Writing ENGL 3170-3 Business Writing ENGL 4190-3 Rhetoric and Language PHIL 2441-3 Logic and Language Proficiency exam CHEM 1474-4 Core Chemistry: Chemistry for the Consumer ENVS 1042-4 Intro to Environ Sci GEOL 1072-4 Phys Geology I GEOL 1082-4 Phys Geology I! PHYS 1000-4 Intro to Physics PHYS 1052-4 Gen Astronomy I
COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAME AS CAMPUS CORE ’
BUSINESS SCHOOL 9 semester hours, as follows: ENGL 1020-3 Core Composition I CMMU 2050-3 Bus/Profess Spkng ENGL3170-3 Business Writing MATH 1070-3 SAME AS CAMPUS CORE
COLLEGE OF 9 semester hours, as Completed by fulfilling Completed by fulfilling major
ENGINEERING follows: ENGL 1020-3 Core Composition I CMMU 2101-3 Present Speaking and either ENGL 3154-3 Technical Writing or ENGL 2030-3 Core Composition II or CMMU 3120-3 Technical Comm major requirements requirements
1. For information about specific college cores, see the college advising office.
2. All courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher to be counted as a core.
3. CLAS students are exempt from the Knowledge Area Courses in the CU-Denver Core Curriculum defined by their major.
4. An additional 3 credit hours is required in these areas, as defined by the CAM Distributed Core. Contact an advisor for details.
5. Cultural Diversity courses are restricted, requiring junior-level standing or the consent of the instructor prior to registration.
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a core curriculum for all undergraduate students. It is the objective of the CU-Denver core mathematics, reading, writing, oral communication, information literacy, and critical thinking, the core curriculum, students should contact their college advising office.
KNOWLEDGE AREAS
Behavioral/Social Sciences Humanities Arts CULTURAL DIVERSITY
9 semester hours, as follows: 6 semester hours from the 3 semester hours from 3 semester hours from the
One behavioral science course: following courses: the following courses: following courses:
ANTH 2102-3 Culture & Human CHIN 1000-3 China: Central ARTS 1000-3 Arts in Our ANTH 3142-3 Cult Divers-Mod World
Experience States to Nation States Time ANTH 4200-3 Gender Cross-Cult Persp
CMMU 1011-3 Fund of Comm ENGL 1601-3 Telling Tales: FA 1001-3 Intro to Art CMMU 3271-3 Comm & Diversity
CMMU 1021-3 Fund/Mass Comm Narrative Art in Lit and Film PMUS 1001-3 Music ECON 3100-3 Econ of Race & Gender
PSY 1000-3 Intro to Psych I ENGL 2600-3 Great Works in Appreciation ENGL/ETST 3794-3 Ethnic Diversity
PSY 1005-3 Intro to Psych 11 British & American Lit THTR 1001-3 Intro to in Amer Lit
One social science course: ECON 2012-3 Macroeconomics ECON 2022-3 Microeconomics GEOG 1102-3 World Regional Geography GEOG 2202-3 Natural Hazards P SC 1001-3 Intro-Political Sci P SC 1101-3 Amer Political Syst SOC 1001-3 Intro to Sociology SOC 2462-3 Intro—Social Psych Plus one additional course chosen from either of the above disciplines FR 1000-3 Intro to Cultures of French-Speaking World GER 1000-3 Germany & the Germans HIST 1381-3 Paths to Present 1 HIST 1382-3 Paths to the Present II PHIL 1012-3 Intro Philosophy PHIL 1020-3 Intro to Ethics & Society RUSS 1000-3 Russia & the Russians: Life/Culture/Art RUSS 2000-3 Masterpieces of Russian Culture Theatre ENGR 3400-3 Technology & Culture ETST 3704-3 Culture, Racism & Alien. FA 3110-3 Imaging and Identity HIST 3345-3 Immig/Ethn in Amer Hist MGMT 4100-3 Manag. Cultural Divers PHIL 3500-3 Ideology & Culture PMUS 3110-3 Social/Polit Implications of American Music PMUS 3111-3 American Voice Revisit P SC 3034-3 Race/Gndr/Law/Pub Plcy P SC 3035-3 Pol Move: Race/Gender PSY 4485-3 Psych of Cultural Divers SOC 3020-3 Race/Ethnicity in U.S. THTR 3611-3 Drama of Diversity
SAME AS CAMPUS CORE * SAME AS CAMPUS CORE 3 S AM E AS CAM PUS CO RE
Students must complete the following 3 courses: PSY 1000-3 Intro to Psych I or PSY 1005-3 Intro to Psych 11 ECON 2012-3 Macroeconomics ECON 2022-3 Microeconomics SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAME AS CAMPUS CORE
3 semester hours from the Campus Core behavioral science course list and 6 semester hours from: ECON 2012-3 and ECON 2022-3 or PSC 1001-3 andPSC 1101-3 or SOC 1001-3 and SOC 2462-3 6 semester hours from the same humanities discipline selected from: ENGL 1601-3 and ENGL 2600-3 or HIST 1381-3 and HIST 1382-3 or PHIL 1012-3 and PHIL 1020-3 SAME AS CAMPUS CORE 3 semester hours from the following list in the same discipline chosen to meet social science or humanities core curriculum requirement: ECON 3100-3 ENGL 3794-3 ENGR 3400-3 HIST 3345-3 PHIL 3500-3 P SC 3034-3 PSC 3035-3 SOC 3020-3
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Notification of Rights Under FERPA at University of Colorado at Denver
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days of the day that the university receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The university official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the university official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the university to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the university official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the university decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the university will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding
the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the university has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon request, the university discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University of Colorado to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
The following items are designated “Directory Information,” and may be released at the discretion of the University of Colorado unless a student files a request to prevent their disclosure:
• name
• address
• e-mail address
• telephone number
• dates of attendance
• registration status
• class
• major
• awards
• honors
• degrees conferred CU-Denver Catalog2003-04
• past and present participation in officially recognized sports and non-curricular activities
• Physical factors (height, weight) of athletes
Forms to prevent Disclosure of Directory Information can be obtained at the Student Service Center in North Classroom 1003. Questions regarding student rights under FERPA should be directed to the Registrar’s Office, 303-556-2389.
Academic Honor Code and Discipline Policies
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
A university’s reputation is built on a standing tradition of excellence and scholastic integrity. As members of the University of Colorado at Denver academic community, faculty and students accept the responsibility to maintain the highest standards of intellectual honesty and ethical conduct in completing all forms of academic work at the university.
FORMS OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Students are expected to know, understand, and comply with the ethical standards of the university. In addition, students have an obligation to inform the appropriate official of any acts of academic dishonesty by other students of the university. Academic dishonesty is defined as a student’s use of unauthorized assistance with intent to deceive an instructor or other such person who may be assigned to evaluate the student’s work in meeting course and degree requirements. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the use of another person’s distinctive ideas or words without acknowledgement. The incorporation of another person’s work into one’s own requires appropriate identification and acknowledgement, regardless of the means of appropriation. The following are considered to be forms of plagiarism when the source is not noted:
1. Word-for-word copying of another person’s ideas or words
2. The mosaic (the interspersing of one’s own words here and there while, in essence, copying another’s work)
3. The paraphrase (the rewriting of another’s work, yet still using their fundamental idea or theory)
4. Fabrication (inventing or counterfeiting sources)
5. Submission of another’s work as one’s own
6. Neglecting quotation marks on material that is otherwise acknowledged
Acknowledgement is not necessary when the material used is common knowledge.
B. Cheating
Cheating involves the possession, communication, or use of information, materials, notes, study aids, or other devices not authorized by the instructor in any academic exercise, or communication with another person during such an exercise. Examples of cheating are:
1. Copying from another’s paper or receiving unauthorized assistance from another during an academic exercise or in the submission of academic material
2. Using a calculator when its use has been disallowed
3. Collaborating with another student or students during an academic exercise without the consent of the instructor
C. Fabrication and Falsification
Fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information, i.e„ creating results not obtained in a study or laboratory experiment. Falsification, on the other hand, involves the deliberate alteration or changing of results to suit one’s needs in an experiment or other academic exercise.


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0. Multiple Submission
This is the submission of academic work for which academic credit has already been earned, when such submission is made without instructor authorization.
E. Misuse of Academic Materials
The misuse of academic materials includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Stealing or destroying library or reference materials or computer programs
2. Stealing or destroying another student’s notes or materials, or having such materials in one’s possession without the owner’s permission
3. Receiving assistance in locating or using sources of information in an assignment when such assistance has been forbidden by the instructor
4. Illegitimate possession, disposition, or use of examinations or answer keys to examinations
5. Unauthorized alteration, forgery, or falsification of academic records
6. Unauthorized sale or purchase of examinations, papers, or assignments
F. Complicity in Academic Dishonesty
Complicity involves knowingly contributing to another’s acts of academic dishonesty.
PROCEDURES IN CASES OF SUSPECTED ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
All matters of academic policy, including academic dishonesty, are under the jurisdiction of each of the university’s schools and colleges pursuant to Article 1X2. B and Article VI.C of the Laws of the Regents. Accordingly, each school and college has established procedures for addressing matters of academic dishonesty and for determining the severity and consequences of each infraction. Students should contact their school or college for standards and/or procedures specific to their school or college. As a general rule, all school and college procedures contain the following requirements and provisions:
A. Faculty, staff members, or students may submit charges of academic dishonesty against students. A student who has evidence that another student is guilty of academic dishonesty should inform the instructor or the dean of the college of the charge in writing.
B. A faculty member who has evidence that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty should confront the student with the evidence. In cases of academic dishonesty, the faculty member has the
authority to reprimand the student appropriately, which could include the issuance of a failing grade {P). If the faculty member elects to reprimand the student for academic dishonesty by issuing a failing grade, the faculty member shall submit a written report to the dean of the appropriate college within five (5) working days. The report shall include, but is not limited to, the time, place, nature of the offense(s), the name(s) of the accused, the name(s) of the accuser(s), and witnesses (if any). If the faculty member feels that her/his reprimand is an insufficient sanction for a particular case of academic dishonesty, the faculty member may recommend to the dean of the appropriate college that further action be taken.
C. In cases where the faculty member has recommended further action in a case of academic dishonesty, the dean or a designated committee shall schedule a disciplinary hearing as soon as possible. The student(s) accused of academic dishonesty shall be notified in writing of the specific charge(s). The student(s) also has (have) the right to have a representative present for advice, and to be present during the proceedings. The student(s) must notify the dean of the appropriate college five (5) working days before the hearing of the intent to have legal counsel present at the hearing.
D. The dean or the designated committee may take any of the following actions:
• Place the student(s) on disciplinary probation for a specified period of time
• Suspension of registration at CU-Denver, including Extended Studies, for a specified period of time
• Expulsion: No opportunity to return to the school or college in which the infraction occurred
• Take no further action against the accused student(s)
A record of the action taken shall be kept in the committee’s confidential file and a copy sent to the Registrar
E. In all cases, the student(s) shall be notified of the dean’s or committee’s decision within seven (7) working days.
F. If a student wishes to appeal a case, the student should request the procedures for doing so from his or her school or college.
G. Students who are taking courses at the University of Colorado at Denver, but are enrolled at one of the other educational institutions on the Auraria campus and are charged with academic dishonesty, are subject to the same procedures and sanctions outlined above.
SUMMARY
Questions regarding academic integrity should be directed to the dean’s office of the college or school in which the student is enrolled.
University Policies
Inclusiveness and Non-Discrimination
The University of Colorado at Denver is committed to enhancing the inclusiveness of its work force and its student body. Inclusiveness among students, faculty, staff, and administrators is essential to educational excellence and to accomplishing CU-Denver’s urban mission. Inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and administrators provides role models and mentors for students, who will become leaders in academe and in the larger society, and ensures that a broad array of experiences and world views informs and shapes teaching, research, service, and decision making at CU-Denver.
CU-Denver does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. CU-Denver takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled
individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees. CU-Denver complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to education, employment, and contracting.
Program Access for Persons with Disabilities
The University of Colorado at Denver is committed to providing reasonable accommodation and access to programs and services to persons with disabilities. Students should contact the Disability Services Office, Arts Building 177; 303-556-8387, TTY 303-556-8484. Any other person requiring accommodation in order to access programs and services of the University of Colorado at Denver, either on or off the campus, should request accommodation from the individual or office responsible for providing the program or service. This request should be made in a timely fashion to allow the individual or office adequate opportunity to provide reasonable accommodation. The time frame for
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notification will vary according to the circumstances and the nature of the accommodation. For further information or for assistance, contact the Ombuds Office, CU-Denver Building, Suite 700; 303-556-4493, TTY 303-556-6204, Fax 303-556-5855; e-mail; ombuds@carbon. cudenver. edu.
University Policy on Sexual Harassment
The University of Colorado is committed to fostering a positive learning, working, and living environment. The university will not condone sexual harassment or related retaliation of or by any employee or student.
I. Sexual Flarassment Policy
A. Sexual harassment and related retaliation are prohibited.
1. For the purposes of this Policy, sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
(1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, living conditions, and/or educational evaluation; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for tangible employment or educational decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.
Hostile environment sexual harassment, described in subpart (3) above, is unwelcome sexual conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile, or offensive. The determination of whether an environment is “hostile” must be based on all of the circumstances. These circumstances could include the frequency of the conduct, its severity, and whether it is threatening or humiliating.
Examples of Policy violations include: a professor offers a higher grade to a student if the student submits to the professor’s sexual advances; a supervisor implicitly or explicitly threatens termination if a subordinate refuses the supervisor’s sexual advances; and repeated and unwelcome physical touching or severe and pervasive comments of a sexual nature that create an intimidating and offensive work or classroom environment.
2. For the purposes of this Policy, retaliation means adverse actions against individuals because they have, in good faith, reported instances of sexual harassment or participated in or have been witnesses in any procedure to redress a complaint of sexual harassment.
Examples include: an employee who makes a report under this Policy about a supervisor’s behavior is given an unsatisfactory performance review by that supervisor that is inconsistent with the employee’s actual performance; a student is notified of a report under this Policy made by another student and subsequently sends threatening messages to the student who made the report.
B. Making false complaints or providing false information regarding a complaint is prohibited. It is a violation of this Policy for anyone to make an intentionally false accusation of sexual harassment or related retaliation or to provide intentionally false information regarding a complaint.
C. Individuals who violate this Policy will be disciplined or subjected to corrective action, up to and including termination or expulsion.
II. Obligation to Report
A. General Obligation to Report
In order to take appropriate corrective action, the university must be aware of sexual harassment or related retaliation. Therefore, anyone who believes that s/he has experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or related retaliation should promptly report
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B. Supervisor’s Obligation to Report
Any supervisor who experiences, witnesses, or receives a written or oral report or complaint of sexual harassment or related retaliation shall report it to a campus sexual harassment officer. This section of the Policy does not obligate a supervisor who is required by the supervisor’s profession and university responsibilities to keep certain communications confidential (e.g., a professional counselor or ombudsperson) to report responsibilities. Each campus shall designate in its campus appendix to this Policy the supervisory positions that qualify under this exception.
III. Procedures
A. Reports or complaints under this Policy will be addressed and resolved as promptly as practicable after the complaint or report is made. It is the responsibility of the sexual harassment officer(s) to determine the most appropriate means for addressing the report or complaint. Options include (1) investigating the report or complaint in accordance with paragraph C below, (2) with the agreement of the parties, attempting to resolve the report or complaint through a form of alternative dispute resolution (e.g., mediation), or (3) determining that the facts of the complaint or report, even if true, would not constitute a violation of this Policy. The campus sexual harassment officer(s) may designate another individual (either from within the university, including an administrator, or from outside the university) to conduct the investigation or to manage an alternative dispute resolution process. Anyone designated to address an allegation must adhere to the requirements of this Policy and confer with the sexual harassment officer(s) about his or her progress.
B. All reports or complaints shall be made as promptly as feasible after the occurrence. (A delay in reporting may be reasonable under some circumstances, as determined on a case-by-case basis. An unreasonable delay in reporting, however, is an appropriate consideration in evaluating the merits of a complaint or report.)
C. If an investigation is conducted, the alleged victim and the respondent shall have the right to:
1. At the commencement of the investigation, receive written notice of the report or complaint, including a statement of the allegations;
2. Present relevant information to the investigator(s); and
3. Receive, at the conclusion of the investigation, a copy of the investigator’s report, to the extent permitted by law.
D. At the conclusion of an investigation, the investigator shall prepare a written report which shall include a statement of factual findings, and a determination of whether this Policy has been violated. The report will be presented for review to the person or committee designated by the Chancellor, or, in the case of System Administration, the President.
E. The reviewing person or committee may consult with the investigator, consult with the parties, request that further investigation be done by the same or another investigator, or request that the investigation be conducted again by another investigator. The reviewing person or committee may adopt the investigators report as his/its own or may prepare a separate report based
on the findings of the investigation. The reviewing person or committee may not, however, conduct its own investigation or hearing. Once the reviewing person or committee has completed its review, the report(s) shall be sent to the campus sexual harassment officer(s), the alleged victim, and the respondent, to the extent permitted by law. The report shall also be sent to the Chancellor, or, in the case of System Administration, to the President. If a chancellor is the respondent or alleged victim, the report shall be sent to the President. If the President or the Secretary of the Board of Regents is the respondent or alleged victim, the report shall be sent to the Board of Regents.


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F. If a Policy violation is found, the report(s) shall be sent to the disciplinary authority for the individual found to have violated the Policy, and the disciplinary authority must initiate formal action against that individual. The disciplinary authority may have access to the records of the investigation.
G. When formal action is initiated against an individual found to have violated the Policy, the sexual harassment officer shall ensure that the victim is appropriately advised of the resolution of that action.
H. A report of the action taken against an individual for violation of this Policy shall be retained permanently in the individual’s personnel file or student educational file. Other investigation records shall be maintained for a minimum of three (3) years or for as long as any administrative or legal action arising out of the complaint is pending.
I. All records of sexual harassment reports and investigations shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed publicly except to the extent required by law.
J. Complaints Involving Two or More Campuses: When an alleged Policy violation involves more than one campus, the complaint shall be handled by the campus with disciplinary authority over the respondent. The campus responsible for the investigation may request the involvement or cooperation of any other affected campus and should advise appropriate officials of the affected campus of the progress and results of the investigation.
K. Complaints By and Against University Employees and Students Arising in an Affiliated Entity: University employees and students sometimes work or study at the work site or program of another organization affiliated with the university. When a Policy violation is alleged by or against university employees or students in those circumstances, the complaint shall be handled as provided in the affiliation agreement between the university and the other entity. In the absence of an affiliation agreement or a provision addressing this issue, the university may, at its discretion, choose to (1) conduct its own investigation, (2) conduct a joint investigation with the affiliated entity, (3) defer to the findings of an investigation
by the affiliated entity where the university has reviewed the investigation process and is satisfied that it was fairly conducted, or (4) use the investigation and findings of the affiliated entity as a basis for further investigation.
IV. No Limitation on Existing Authority
No provision of this Policy shall be construed as a limitation on the authority of a disciplinary authority under applicable policies and procedures to initiate disciplinary action. If an individual is disciplined for conduct that also violates this Policy, the conduct and the discipline imposed shall be reported to a campus sexual harassment officer. If an investigation is conducted under this Policy and no policy violation is found, that fact does not prevent discipline of the alleged perpetrator for unprofessional conduct under other applicable policies and procedures.
V. Information and Education
A. The Presidents office shall provide an annual report documenting:
1. the number of reports or complaints of Policy violations;
2. the categories (i.e., student, employee, or other) and genders of the parties involved;
3. the number of Policy violations found; and
4. examples of sanctions imposed for Policy violations.
B. Each campus shall broadly disseminate this Policy, distribute a list of resources available on the campus to respond to concerns of sexual harassment and related retaliation, and develop and present appropriate educational programs. Each campus shall maintain information about these efforts, including a record of how the Policy is distributed and the names of individuals attending training programs.
VI. Related Policies
A. Administrative Policy Statement “University Policy on Amorous Relationships Involving Evaluative Authority” provides that an amorous relationship between an employee and a student or between two employees constitutes a conflict of interest when one of the individuals has direct evaluative authority over the other and requires that the direct evaluative authority must
be eliminated.
B. For related complaint, grievance, or disciplinary processes, refer to Article II, 3, B.7 of the Rules of the Faculty Senate (for faculty), State Personnel Board Rules (for classified employees), and campus student disciplinary policies and procedures (for students).
VII. Review of the University Policy
The President shall initiate a review of this Policy within two years.
For further information, contact the Sexual Harassment Officer, CU-Denver Bldg., Suite 700; 303-556-4493,TTY 303-556-6204,
Fax 303-556-5585; e-mail: marylou.fenili@cudenver.edu
Drugs and Alcohol Policy
The University of Colorado at Denver recognizes the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol and is committed to providing a drug-free educational and drug-free workplace that supports the research, teaching, and service mission of the university. This Denver campus policy statement on drugs and alcohol is designed to address the university’s concerns about substance abuse and to ensure that the University of Colorado at Denver community complies with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (the “Drug-Free Workplace Act”) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (the “Drug-Free Schools Act”). These acts require the university as a recipient of federal funds to take measures to combat the abuse of drugs and alcohol. The continuation of federal financial support for our students as well as our academic programs and academic support service programs is based upon compliance with these statutes and their regulations.
The University of Colorado at Denver Policy on Drugs and Alcohol prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance (illicit drugs of any kind or amount) and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees on university property or as part of any of its activities. This prohibition covers any individual’s actions that are part of any university activities, including those occurring while on university property or in the conduct of university business away from the campus.
It is a violation of university policy for any member of the faculty, staff, or student body to jeopardize the operation or interest of the University of Colorado at Denver through the use of alcohol or drugs. Those individuals found to be in violation are engaged in serious misconduct and are subject to legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law and are also subject to disciplinary action consistent with the Code of Student Conduct, the Faculty Handbook, applicable rules of the State Personnel System, and the university’s Unclassified Staff Handbook. Sanctions that will be imposed by the University of Colorado at Denver for employees who are found to be in violation of this policy may include requiring satisfactory participation in a substance abuse treatment, counseling, or education program as a condition of continued employment, suspension, or termination of employment, and referral for prosecution.
To acquaint members of the CU-Denver community with applicable laws, the University Counsel has prepared a description of local, state, and federal laws concerning drugs and alcohol. This information is available for direct and immediate 24-hour per day access to all students, faculty, and staff on the CU-Denver Web page at http://chr.cudenver.edu/htmUlegal_sanctions.html
The Web address for the Colorado Department of Human Services’ director of licensed treatments programs is http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/ohr/adad/Treatment/directory.asp
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Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol include, but are not limited to the following:
• Violence — Fights, vandalism, sexual assaults, homicide, and suicide are far more likely to occur when drinking is involved.
• Unprotected Sex — Individuals are less likely to use safer sex practices when drinking, which can result in unplanned pregnancy and infection with a sexually transmitted disease.
• Serious Injury — More than 53 percent of all fatal automobile accidents in the U.S. involve alcohol use.
• Death from Overdose
• Addiction — Although anyone can become addicted, those with a family history of alcohol or other drug addiction are at least four times more likely to develop alcoholism.
• Increased Health Risk — Drinking lowers resistance to disease/ illness and increases risk of ulcers, heart disease, and cancers of the liver, mouth, throat, and stomach.
• Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE) — Women who drink during pregnancy may give birth to infants with physical deformities, brain damage, and/or mental retardation. If a woman is pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or suspects she is pregnant, she should abstain from alcohol and other drug use.
All university faculty and staff members, as well as any students employed at the university, acknowledge that they will, as a condition of their employment, abide by the terms of this University of Colorado at Denver policy. In addition, any employee who is convicted of a violation of any criminal drug law occurring in the workplace must report that conviction to his or her immediate supervisor within five days. The Drug-Free Workplace Act makes a strict compliance with this policy statement a condition of employment on all federal grants and contracts. Within ten days of learning of a drug conviction resulting from workplace activities of any individual engaged in work under grants or contracts funded by a federal agency, the University of Colorado at Denver is required to notify the relevant funding agency that a violation of this policy statement has occurred.
University employees may contact the Center for Human Resources at 303-556-2868 (CU-Denver Building 830) for more information regarding resources, programs, and services available. CU-Denver students may contact the Counseling and Family Therapy Center at 303-556-4372 (North Classroom 4036), or the Student Health Center at 303-556-2525 (Plaza Building 150), for confidential information and /or referrals. Information may also be obtained by calling the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services national drug and alcohol treatment referral service at 1-800-662-HELP.
This policy statement will be issued each year as part of the university’s continuing effort to increase awareness about the dangers of substance abuse. This policy is based on the belief that well-informed members of the university community will choose wellness over illness and effectiveness over impairment. We ask your support in this important campus effort.
Code of Student Conduct (Student Rights and Responsibilities and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Action)
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR WHICH ACTION MAY BE TAKEN IF A VIOLATION OCCURS
All persons on university property are required, for reasonable cause, to identify themselves when requested by university or Auraria Public Safety officials acting in the performance of their duties. Acting through its administrative officers, the university reserves the right to exclude those posing a danger to university personnel or property and those who interfere with its function as an educational institution.
All persons on CU-Denver/Auraria property who are not students or employees of the university are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct applicable to university students and to abide by university policies and campus regulations.
The behaviors outlined below will not be tolerated, because they threaten the safety of individuals and violate the basic purpose of the university and the personal rights and freedoms of its members.
1. Intentional obstruction, disruption, or interference with teaching, research, disciplinary proceedings, or other university activities, including its public service and administrative functions or activities on the CU-Denver/Auraria premises.
2. Willful obstruction or interference with the freedom of movement of students, school officials, employees, and invited guests to all facilities of the CU-Denver/Auraria campus.
3. Physical abuse of any person on property owned or controlled by the CU-Denver/Auraria Higher Education Center or at functions sponsored or supervised by the university, or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person.
4. Verbal or physical harassment and/or hazing in all forms, which includes, but is not limited to, striking, laying hands upon, threatening with violence, or offering to do bodily harm to another person with intent to punish or injure; or other treatment of a tyrannical, abusive, shameful, insulting, or humiliating nature. (This includes, but is not limited to, demeaning behavior of an ethnic, sexist, or racist nature, unwanted sexual advances, or intimidations.)
5. Prohibited entry to or use of CU-Denver/Auraria facilities, defined as unauthorized entry or use of CU-Denver/Auraria property or facilities for illegal purposes or purposes detrimental to the university.
6. Forgery, fraud (to include computer fraud), falsification, alteration, or use of university documents, records, or instruments of identification with intent to gain any unentitled advantage.
7. Theft or damage to CU-Denver/Auraria property and the private property of students, university officials, employees, and invited guests when such property is located upon or within CU-Denver/ Auraria buildings or facilities. This includes the possession of known stolen property.
8. Possession of firearms, explosives, or other dangerous weapons or materials within or upon the grounds, buildings, or any other facilities of the CU-Denver/Auraria campus. This policy shall not apply to any police officer or other peace officer while on duty authorized by the university, or others authorized in writing by the Chief of the Auraria Public Safety or designee. (A dangerous weapon is an instrument that is designed to or likely to produce bodily harm. Weapons may include, but are not limited to, firearms, explosives, BB guns, slingshots, martial arts devices, brass knuckles, Bowie knives, daggers or similar knives, or switchblades. A harmless instrument designed to look like a firearm, explosive, or dangerous weapon which is used by a person to cause fear in or assault on another person is expressly included within the meaning of the terms firearms, explosive, or dangerous weapon.)
9. Sale, distribution, use, possession, or manufacture of illegal drugs within or on the grounds, buildings, or any other facilities of the CU-Denver/Auraria campus.
10. Physical restriction, coercion, or harassment of any person; significant theft; sale/manufacture of illegal drugs (includes possession of a sufficient quantity with intent to sell); damage, theft, or unauthorized possession of university property; or forgery, falsification, alteration, or use of university documents, records, or instruments of identification to gain any unentitled advantage.
UNIVERSITY STANDARDS AND CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS
As a member of the university community, you are held accountable not only for upholding civil and criminal laws, but university standards as well. Enrollment does not confer either immunity or special consideration with reference to civil and criminal laws. Disciplinary action by the university will not be subject to challenge or postponement on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed, reduced, or are pending in civil or criminal court. In addition, the university reserves the right to pursue disciplinary action if a student
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violates a standard and withdraws from the university before administrative action is final.
USE OF UNIVERSITY/AURARIA PROPERTY OR FACILITIES
Nothing in this Code of Conduct shall be construed to prevent peaceful and orderly assembly for the voicing of concerns or grievances. The university is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through a free exchange of ideas, and this shall be a cardinal principle in the determination of whether or not a proposed use of university facilities is appropriate.
The Auraria Higher Education Center has established campus regulations and procedures governing the use of CU-Denver/Auraria grounds, buildings, and other facilities. Such regulations are designed to prevent interference with university functions and activities. Except where otherwise specifically authorized, or when members of the public are invited, the use of CU-Denver/Auraria facilities shall be limited to faculty, staff, and students of the CU-Denver/Auraria campus, and to organizations having chapters, local groups, or other recognized university-connected representation among faculty, staff, or students of the three academic institutions on the Auraria campus.
CLASSROOM CONDUCT
Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately in classroom situations. If disruptive behavior occurs in a classroom, an instructor has the authority to ask the disruptive student to leave the classroom. Should such disorderly or disruptive conduct persist, the instructor should report the matter to Auraria Public Safety and/or the appropriate Dean’s office. The appropriate Dean or his/her representative may dismiss a student from a particular class for disruptive behavior, while the Student Discipline Committee may recommend to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs to withdraw, suspend, permanently expel, and/or permanently exclude the student from the campus.
Appeal questions concerning disruptive behavior should be directed to the Academic Dean’s office when withdrawal from a class is involved, and to the Director of Student Life when suspension or expulsion from the university is involved.
NON-ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE POLICIES
Violations of Standards of Conduct should be reported to the Director of Student Life during working hours. Auraria Public Safety should be contacted during non-duty hours.
If a violation occurs on campus and it is not in a specific building, Auraria Public Safety and/or the Director of Student Life should be contacted.
If emergency help is needed when on campus, contact Auraria Public Safety; for help off campus, contact the Denver Police.
Actions available to campus officials include, but are not limited to: asking those involved in inappropriate behavior to cease and desist; requesting offender(s) to leave the Auraria campus; denying or restricting use of facilities or services; calling Auraria Public Safety for assistance; billing ofifender(s) for any physical damages; pressing civil charges; and referring student(s) to the Director of Student Life.
STUDENT LIFE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
When one of the ten Standards of Conduct listed in this code is violated, the student may be referred to the Director of Student Life. Any person may refer a student or student group suspected of violating this code to the Director of Student Life. Persons making such referrals will be asked to provide information pertinent to the case. The Director of Student Life will make a determination as to the seriousness of the case. This will be done in most situations by asking the student(s) involved in the case to come in for an administrative interview to determine what actions, if any, will be taken by the university. Students will be notified in writing of the results of such administrative reviews.
The Director of Student Life has the authority to:
1. Dismiss the case.
2. Take no further action other than talking with the accused student(s).
3. Issue a university warning (a statement that a student’s behavior has been inappropriate, and any further violation of university rules will result in stronger disciplinary action).
4. Place the student on disciplinary probation, a violation of the terms of which could result in suspension or expulsion from the university.
5. Refer cases to the Student Discipline Committee when the above sanctions are determined to be inadequate.
6. Take other actions, including but not limited to counseling, insuring the violator(s) provide(s) compensation for theft or damage, and/or placing stops on registration.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Disciplinary proceedings shall be conducted as administrative proceedings and not as judicial proceedings. The university is not a part of the judicial branch of state government. The university has authority to promulgate and enforce internal rules of behavior that shall be administered in a fair and impartial manner in harmony with its educational objectives and administrative nature. As part of the administrative nature of the committee’s proceedings, fundamental rules of fairness will be followed. Copies of these procedures are available in the Office of Student Life.
This committee, composed of students, faculty, and staff members, makes the decision whether students charged with violations of the student conduct code may continue to attend the University of Colorado at Denver.
The Student Discipline Committee has the authority to:
1. Dismiss the case.
2. Take no action other than talking with the accused student.
3. Issue a university warning (a statement that a student’s behavior
has been inappropriate, and further violation of university rules will
result in stronger disciplinary action).
4. Place the student on disciplinary probation, a violation of the terms of which could result in suspension or expulsion from the university.
5. Recommend suspension of a student from the university for disciplinary reasons. This suspension may be for various lengths of time ranging from one semester to an indefinite period of time. After the period of disciplinary suspension has expired, a student may apply in writing to have the notation on the student’s record removed.
6. Recommend expulsion of a student from the university; notation on the student’s record will be kept permanently. When a student is suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons, an additional sanction may include being excluded from the Auraria campus.
7. Take other actions, including but not limited to counseling, insuring the violator(s) provide(s) compensation for theft or damage, and/or placing stops on registration.
Student(s) must be notified in writing of the disciplinary action taken within five (5) days.
REVIEW PROCEDURES
A student may submit a request to review the recommendation of suspension or expulsion by the Student Discipline Committee within seven (7) working days to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs. Except in cases involving the exercise of the power of summary suspension (see below), the sanctions of suspension or expulsion for disciplinary reasons shall be effective only after the administrative review by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs has been exhausted or waived. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs decision shall be in writing to the student(s), with a copy to the Student Discipline Committee. Copies of review procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs.
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SUMMARY SUSPENSION
Summary suspension is a suspension from the university which begins immediately upon notice from the appropriate university official without a formal hearing by the Student Discipline Committee. A hearing before the Student Discipline Committee is then scheduled as soon as possible (usually within seven calendar days) to determine the disposition of the case. Summary suspension may also include a physical exclusion from the campus if deemed necessary.
The Chancellor and/or a Vice Chancellor or Associate Vice Chancellor has (have) the authority to suspend summarily any student when in their opinion(s) such suspension is necessary to:
1. Maintain order on the campus.
2. Preserve the orderly functioning of the university.
3. Stop interference in any manner with the public or private rights of citizens on CU-Denver/Auraria-owned or -controlled property.
4. Stop actions that are threatening to the health or safety of any person.
5. Stop actions that are destroying or damaging property of the CU-Denver/Auraria campus, its students, faculty, staff, or guests.
PERMANENT RECORD NOTATIONS
While disciplinary proceedings are pending or contemplated, a temporary hold may be placed on the student’s academic record. It will not be released until all actions and appeal procedures have been completed or finalized by the university. Only in those cases where suspension, deferred suspension, or permanent expulsion results from disciplinary action will notations be placed on the academic record.
RELEASE OF DISCIPLINARY INFORMATION
Access to any student’s academic transcript or disciplinary file shall be governed by provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Only the student charged or those university officials who have a legitimate educational interest in disciplinary information may have access to the files. All other inquiries, including but not limited to employers, governmental agencies, news media, friends, or Denver Police, must have a written release from the student to gain access to university disciplinary files.
STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW AND DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
This report was prepared with information provided by the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) Campus Police Department to comply with the federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act.
1999
2000
2001
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 1 (including forcible rape) 3 1
Robbery 2 0 2
Aggravated Assault 2 3 1
Burglary 11 3 9
Motor Vehicle Theft 13 9 5
Hate Offenses 0 0 0
Arson 3 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Satellite Location 1998 1999 2000
Various Locations 8 burglaries 5 auto 5 burglaries 3 auto 1 simplt assault
Arrests for the Following Reported Crimes on Campus
1999 2000 2001
Liquor Law Violations 3 2 1
Drug Law Violations 47 28 21
Illegal Weapons Possessions 2 5 1
PERSISTENCE AND COMPLETION DATA
Since the first required cohort (beginning in fall 1996) has not had sufficient time to graduate, persistence and completion and fall-to-fall retention data for the most up-to-date cohorts are reported.
Six years after entering, 40.2 percent of the fall 1995 cohort graduated, another 25.2 percent transferred to other higher education institutions in Colorado, and 9.4 percent were still enrolled at CU-Denver for a total six-year combined persistence and completion rate of 74.8 percent.
CU-Denver’s one-year fall-to-fall retention rate is 68 percent
for the fall 2000 cohort. That is, of the first-time, full-time, degreeseeking undergraduate students who entered CU-Denver in fall 2000, 68 percent were enrolled at CU-Denver in fall 2001.
RIOT LAW (STUDENT RIOT BILL)
Student enrollment-prohibition-public peace and order convictions:
1) No person who is convicted of a riot offense shall be enrolled in a state-supported institution of higher education for a period of twelve months following the date of conviction; 2) A student who is enrolled in a state-supported institution of higher education and who is convicted of a riot offense shall be immediately suspended from the institution upon the institution’s notification of such conviction for a period of twelve months following the date of conviction; except that if a student has been suspended prior to the date of conviction by the state-supported institution of higher education for the same riot activity, the twelve month suspension shall run from the start of the suspension imposed by the institution; 3) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a state-supported institution of higher education from implementing its own policies and procedures or disciplinary actions in addition to the suspension under (2) of this section, regarding students involved in riot.
SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION (Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act)
Sex offenders are required to list the locations of all institutions of post-secondary education where he or she volunteers or is enrolled or employed. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation maintains a database identifying all such persons and makes it available to all law enforcement agencies in which jurisdiction the institution of post-secondary education is located. The campus community can obtain this information by contacting the Auraria Campus Policy and Security at 303-556-3271.
VOTER REGISTRATION (National Voter Registration Act)
In compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, the State of Colorado Voter Registration Application Form and Information is available in the Office of the Registrar, 1250 14th Street, Lower Level Annex. The application form and information are also available at http:/7www.fec.gov/votregis/vr. btm.
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Every effort will be made by the university to respect the privacy of the student. However, where the identity of the student has been publicly disclosed in the news media, the university reserves the right to respond as it deems appropriate to describe fairly and accurately the disposition of disciplinary matters.
REFUND POLICY AFTER DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Submission of registration materials obligates the student to pay the assessed tuition and fees for that term. If a student is suspended or expelled from the university, the amount of tuition/fees which would
be refunded may be the same as when a student voluntarily withdraws from a term. See the Tuition and Fees section of this catalog or the Web Schedule of Courses for more information.
The official withdrawal date applicable for tuition/fee refund purposes will be the date of the Student Discipline Committees decision.
TRI-INSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS
Procedures in deciding violations of the Code of Student Conduct involving students from other academic institutions on the Auraria campus have been developed by CU-Denver and the institution(s) involved. In such cases, the Director of Student Life should be contacted.
Ethical Use of Computing at CU-Denver
POLICY STATEMENT
CU-Denver honors the university-wide Information Technology Policies. Access to and use of CU-Denver’s computing resources is a privilege granted to members of the CU-Denver community for scholarly, research, academic, and administrative purposes. Computing resources are defined as facilities, equipment, systems, and personnel. Use of these resources includes World Wide Web pages, listservs, e-mail, application software, and any other electronic communication.
Members of the CU-Denver community who use computing resources are expected to do so in an effective, efficient, appropriate, ethical, and legal manner. Use of CU-Denver’s computing resources depends upon mutual respect and cooperation to ensure that all members of the CU-Denver community have equal access, privileges, privacy, and protection from interference and harassment.
CU-Denver computing resources shall be used in a manner consistent with the instructional, research, and administrative objectives of the academic community in general and with the purpose for which such use of resources and facilities is intended. All activities inconsistent with these objectives are considered to be inappropriate and may jeopardize continued use of CU-Denver’s computing resources.
CU-Denver computing resources are for the use of authorized
individuals only and for use only in a manner consistent with each individual’s authority. CU-Denver’s computing resources may not be used in any manner inconsistent with an individual’s authority, prohibited by licenses, contracts, university policies, or local, state, or federal law. No one may grant permission for inappropriate use of computing resources, nor does the ability to perform inappropriate actions constitute permission to do so.
USER AGREEMENT
Each user of CU-Denver computing resources is responsible for knowing and complying with all applicable laws, policies, and procedures. CU-Denver reserves the right to monitor, record, and store computing activities of anyone using computing resources. If such monitoring, recording, and storage reveals possible evidence of inappropriate, unethical, or illegal activity, computing system personnel may provide the evidence obtained from monitoring to appropriate university and civic authorities.
A. Each user agrees to make appropriate use of computing resources
including, but not limited to:
1. Respecting the intended purposes of computing resources, facilities, and equipment (for scholarly, research, academic, administrative and CU-Denver-sponsored community service purposes).
2. Respecting the stated purpose of computer accounts (for scholarly, research, academic, administrative, and CU-Denver-sponsored community service purposes) and to use computer accounts only for the specified purposes.
3. Respecting the dignity and privacy of other users.
4. Respecting the integrity of the systems.
5. Respecting the resource controls of the systems and appropriately managing use of disk space.
6. Respecting the privileges associated with having network connectivity.
7. Respecting all copyright protections.
8. Following all University of Colorado and CU-Denver policies, and local, state, and federal laws related to computing.
B. Each user agrees to refrain from inappropriate uses of computing
resources, including, but not limited to:
1. Using any other individual’s computer account or password.
2. Inappropriate, unethical, or illegal use of another individual’s computer.
3. Using computing resources, facilities, and equipment for personal commercial gain.
4. Intentionally seeking information on, obtaining copies of, modifying, or tampering with files, tapes, passwords, or any type of data belonging to other users unless specifically authorized to do so by those other users.
5. Using resources to develop or execute programs that could harass other users, infiltrate the systems, damage or alter the software components of the systems, or disrupt CU-Denver activities.
6. Violating any network-related policy, whether set by the University of Colorado, CU-Denver, or a network governing body.
7. Altering or avoiding accounting for the use of computing resources, facilities, and equipment.
8. Making excessive use of resources, controlled or otherwise.
9. Misrepresenting oneself or others through e-mail or other electronic communication.
10. Using, duplicating, or distributing licensed software and documentation without the express written permission of the original copyright owner.
11. Using unauthorized copies of licensed software.
12. Abusing, harassing, intimidating, threatening, stalking, or discriminating against others through the use of computing resources.
13. Sending obscene, abusive, harassing, or threatening messages to any other individual.
14. Engaging in vandalism or mischief that incapacitates, compromises, or destroys CU-Denver resources.
E-Mail Policy
There is an expanding reliance on electronic communication among students, faculty, staff, and administration at the University of Colorado at Denver (CU-Denver). Because of this increasing reliance on and acceptance of electronic communication, e-mail is considered an official means for communication within CU-Denver. Implementation of this policy ensures that staff, faculty, and students have access to this critical form of communication.
E-MAIL AS OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION
This e-mail policy applies to all owners of CU-Denver e-mail accounts. The use of electronic mail is considered a privilege, not a right. The use of CU-Denver e-mail resources indicates an agreement to abide by the policies set forth.
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• Official Communication: E-mail is an official means for communication within CU-Denver. Therefore, CU-Denver has the right to send communications to students/staff/faculty via e-mail and the right to expect that those communications will be received and read in a timely fashion.
• Privacy: CU-Denver encourages the use of electronic mail and respects the privacy of users. It does not routinely inspect, monitor, or disclose electronic mail without the user’s consent. Nonetheless, subject to the requirements for authorization, notification, and other conditions specified in this policy, CU-Denver may deny access to its electronic mail services and may inspect, monitor, or disclose electronic mail (i) when required by and consistent with law; (ii) when there is substantiated reason to believe that violations of law or of campus policies have taken place; (iii) when there
are time-dependent, critical operational needs of University business if it is determined that the information sought is not more readily available by other means or (iv) when there are compelling circumstances.
• Incidental Use: CU-Denver electronic mail services may be used for incidental personal purposes provided that such use does not:
(i) directly or indirectly interfere with the campus operation of computing facilities or electronic mail services; (ii) burden the campus with noticeable incremental cost; or (iii) interfere with the e-mail user’s employment or other obligations to the University. E-mail records arising from such personal use may, however, be subject to the presumption of a University E-mail Record. E-mail users should assess the implications of this presumption in their decision to use CU-Denver electronic mail services for personal purposes.
• General Precautions:
• Users are to take precautions to prevent the unauthorized use of e-mail account passwords. Passwords are not to be shared with others and their confidentiality is to be strictly maintained.
• No one is to use another individual’s account, unless shared rights have been designated at the server level.
• E-mail accounts are assigned a disk quota on the e-mail server that can only be increased based on valid business justification.
• When an individual’s affiliation with CU-Denver ends, the individual’s e-mail account will remain active no longer than 30 days beyond the date of termination.
ASSIGNMENT OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES
• Students: The e-mail address recorded in the Student Information System will be the official e-mail address of record for communication with students. Computing, Information, and Network Services (CINS) will initially assign all students a CU-Denver e-mail address and it will be recorded in the student information system. Students may use this address, or choose an e-mail address that they will update on the Student Information System to be the official e-mail address of university record to which the university will send e-mail communications. If a student chooses an e-mail address other than the assigned CU-Denver e-mail (i.e., @aol.com, @hotmail.com, or an address on a departmental server such as @ceo.cudenver.edu), or has e-mail in the CU-Denver assigned account electronically redirected to another e-mail address, they do so at their own risk. The university will not be responsible for the handling of e-mail
by outside vendors or by departmental servers, and using them does not absolve a student from the responsibilities associated with communication sent to his or her official e-mail address as recorded in the Student Information System.
• Faculty and Staff: E-mail services are extended for the sole use of CU-Denver faculty, staff, and other appropriately authorized users to accomplish tasks related to and consistent with the campus mission. All such users will be given a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account to be used as their official CU-Denver e-mail account. CINS will maintain no other e-mail servers for use by faculty and
staff Anyone electing to use a third-party account as their primary e-mail account may do so by forwarding all e-mail from the official Exchange account to the desired account. It is the responsibility of the user to perform the e-mail forwarding.
E-mail Address: The firstname.lastname@cudenver.edu naming convention is the official university address. This address represents a permanent e-mail alias that directs e-mail to your official e-mail account.
EXPECTATIONS REGARDING STAFF/FACULTY USE OF E-MAIL
Students, staff and faculty are expected to check their official e-mail address on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with university communications. Students, staff and faculty have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. “I didn’t check my e-mail,” error in forwarding mail, or e-mail returned to the university with “Mailbox Full” or “User Unknown” are not acceptable excuses for missing university communications sent via e-mail.
EDUCATIONAL USE OF E-MAIL
Faculty will determine how e-mail will be used in their classes.
If faculty have e-mail requirements and expectations, they should specify these requirements in the course syllabus. Faculty may make the assumption that students’ official e-mail addresses are being accessed, and faculty may use e-mail for their courses accordingly.
ACCESS TO/DISCLOSURE OF E-MAIL
Individuals needing to access the electronic mail communications of others, to use information gained from such access, and/or to disclose information from such access and who do not have the prior consent of the user must obtain approval in advance of such activity from the appropriate campus authority. To obtain approval, the requestor must fill out the form “Request to Access Electronic Communications of Others” and obtain the appropriate signatures.
Contents of electronic communications obtained after appropriate authorization may be disclosed without the permission of the employee. At the same time, CU-Denver will attempt to refrain from disclosure of particular messages if disclosure could create personal embarrassment, unless such disclosure is required to serve a business purpose or satisfy a legal obligation.
MICROSOFT EXCHANGE DISTRIBUTION LISTS
Exchange e-mail distribution lists should ONLY be used for electronic messages being sent to less than 100 people. Larger volumes of distribution should be handled through listservs or other e-mail tools.
BROADCAST E-MAIL
E-mail can be sent to the entire campus only by the Chancellor or designee. E-mail can be sent to an entire school or college only by approval of the Dean. This includes faculty and/or staff and/or student populations.
LISTSERVS
PostExpress: Staff and faculty are encouraged to subscribe to PostExpress, the official CU-Denver campus listserv. This list is moderated by the Office of Marketing Communications and is distributed twice a week. E-mail your message topostexpress@cudenver.edu for posting.
General Listservs: Computing, Information, and Network Services maintains a server for hosting listservs for the purpose of conducting university business. A listserv may be created upon request. Each listserv requires a designated ‘owner’ to perform the administrative duties of the list. Attachments are allowed.
Listservs may be setup for any number of recipients; however, they are strongly encouraged for e-mail being sent to more than 100 recipients.
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MASS E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION (NON-LISTSERV)
Mass e-mail is defined as any non-listserv mailing intended for delivery to more than 100 recipients. It should be targeted to people who would reasonably expect to receive e-mail from you. CINS reserves the right to terminate a mass e-mail submission if policies are not followed or the e-mail has a negative impact on the campus computing network.
Academic Classroom Use: Faculty sending e-mail to more than 100 students are encouraged to do so via a listserv or through Blackboard.
If neither of these is an option, faculty sending e-mail to more than 100 students should do so before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. to reduce the burden on the network during business hours. Senders are encouraged to notify CINS in advance of sending this type of e-mail so that it is not mistaken for an attack on the network.
General Use: Mass e-mail being sent outside of an instructor/student relationship falls under this category. This e-mail MUST be approved by the appropriate Vice Chancellor. It cannot be larger than 50K in size. No attachments are allowed. These messages should be very brief. If the communication is larger than the 50K limit, the sender should place it on a Web page and refer the reader to the Web address within the message. The sender MUST notify CINS before sending this type of e-mail to coordinate an acceptable mailing time schedule that will have the least impact on the campus network and ensure that the mailing is not mistaken for a network attack.
ARCHIVING
CU-Denver does not maintain central or distributed electronic mail archives of all electronic mail sent or received. Electronic mail is normally backed up only to assure system integrity and reliability, not to provide for future retrieval, although back-ups may at times serve the latter purpose incidentally. Operators of CU-Denver electronic mail services are not required by this policy to retrieve e-mail from such back-up facilities upon the holder’s request, although on occasion they may do so as a courtesy.
SPECIAL ACCOUNTS
Students: Students may request administrative e-mail accounts for use within the scope of their CU-Denver employment. All students requesting such an account must obtain sponsorship from their full-time staff or faculty supervisor.
Groups: Group accounts may be created for the convenience of academic or administrative units. A full-time staff or faculty member must be designated as being responsible for the account and its use.
Guests: Guest accounts are available at the discretion of the Chancellor or designee.
Retirees: Retirees must submit a request for ongoing e-mail accounts upon their retirement from CU-Denver. Retirees will be prompted by e-mail for annual renewals.
Alumni: CU-Denver does not provide e-mail accounts for alumni.
MISUSE
CU-Denver e-mail services shall not be used for purposes that could reasonably be expected to cause, directly, or indirectly, strain on any computing facilities, or interference with others’ use of e-mail or e-mail systems, or interference with University business. Such uses include, but are not limited to, the use of e-mail services to:
• Send or forward chain letters.
• “Spam” (that is, to exploit listservs or similar systems for the widespread distribution of inappropriate mail).
• “Letter-bomb” (that is, to resend the same e-mail repeatedly to one or more recipients).
VIOLATIONS
Any violations of the policy should be referred to the appropriate university official. Sanctions for violation of this policy may include suspension or revocation of e-mail privileges, suspension or revocation
of computing access privileges, and any other sanctions permitted under the University Guidelines. Violations of law may also be referred for criminal or civil prosecution.
Concerns about fiscal misconduct or criminal activity should not be investigated by unauthorized individuals or individual departments but should be referred to AHEC Police or Internal Audit staff in accordance with the University Administrative Policy titled “Reporting Fiscal Misconduct.”
PROCEDURES
The Academic and Administrative Information Technology Committee will oversee and make recommendations for revision of this policy as needed. Changes will be authorized by the approval of the IT Policy Council (ITPC) and the Chancellor.
RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION
The ITPC is responsible for the maintenance and enforcement of this policy.
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
• All use of e-mail, including use for sensitive or confidential information, will be consistent with the University Administrative Policy Statement on Use of Electronic E-mail. See http://www.cusys.edu/-policies/GeneralJe-mail.html
• Confidentiality regarding student records is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
All use of e-mail, including use for sensitive or confidential information, must be consistent with FERPA.
World Wide Web Policy
Access to the World Wide Web (WWW) and the ability to create Web pages on CU-Denver computing systems are privileges provided to members of the CU-Denver community. CU-Denver users must conduct their activities in a courteous and professional manner.
I. Servers
Computing, Information, and Network Services (CINS) supports and maintains designated WWW servers for general campus usage.
All Web servers connected to the Internet through CU-Denver networking are to be registered with the CU-Denver Webmaster, webmaster@carbon.cudenver.edu. This includes all Web servers located outside of the CINS department. The WWW Policy applies to all Web servers using CU-Denver as the Internet Service Provider (ISP).
II. Individual WWW Pages
Appropriate use policies for CU-Denver computer accounts also apply to individual home pages. Individuals who create home pages are responsible for adhering to the following guidelines:
A. Individual home pages are encouraged for the following purposes:
1. Presenting personal non-commercial information (resumes, family, etc.).
2. Experimenting with available Web technologies and authoring tools.
3. Publishing and disseminating academic work.
4. Linking to cultural, scientific, or historical sites.
5. Posting announcements, news bulletins, and other general information.
B. Individual home pages may not be put to inappropriate uses, which include, but are not limited to:
1. Use of copyrighted materials in any form without the express written permission of the original copyright owner.
2. Personal, commercial uses that could result in a financial benefit for the page owner or his/her associates.
3. Use of audio, images (i.e., photographs, paintings, or derivatives thereof), videos, or movies of individuals without their express written consent.
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4. Use of any personal information that is not public record pertaining to other individuals without their express written permission.
5. Use of any images or data that are abusive, obscene, harassing, threatening, or discriminatory.
6. Use of any images or data that violate other University of Colorado or CU-Denver policies (e.g., Sexual Harassment Policy) or local, state, or federal laws.
7. Creation of direct hypertext links to abusive, obscene, harassing, threatening, or discriminatory material.
8. Use of materials whose nature or volume compromise the ability of the system to serve other users’ documents and Web pages.
9. Any use that constitutes academic dishonesty.
10. Use of individual home pages to engage in illegal activity.
HI. Departmental WWW Pages
Appropriate use policies for CU-Denver computer accounts also apply to departmental Web pages. All departmental Web pages are expected to adhere to the CU-Denver Authoring Standards.
A. Departmental pages are encouraged for the following purposes:
1. Disseminating general departmental information (goals, office hours, point of contact, etc.).
2. Highlighting departmental programs or activities.
3. Introducing faculty or staff and/or hyper-linking to their personal pages.
B. Departmental pages may not be put to inappropriate uses, which
include, but are not limited to:
1. Use of copyrighted materials in any form without the express written permission of the original copyright owner.
2. Personal, commercial uses which could result in a financial benefit for the page owner or his/her associates.
3. Use of audio, images (i.e., photographs, paintings, or derivatives thereof), videos, or movies of individuals without their express written consent.
4. Use of any personal information that is not public record pertaining to other individuals without their express written permission.
5. Use of any images or data that are abusive, obscene, harassing, threatening, or discriminatory.
6. Use of any images or data that violate other University of Colorado or CU-Denver policies (e.g., Sexual Harassment Policy) or local, state, or federal laws.
7. Creation of direct hypertext links to abusive, obscene, harassing, threatening, or discriminatory material.
8. Use of materials whose nature or volume compromise the ability of the system to serve other users’ documents and Web pages.
9. Any use that constitutes academic dishonesty.
10. Use of departmental pages to engage in illegal activity.
WEB PUBLISHING POLICIES
This policy provides guidance on Web publishing at CU-Denver.
It applies to all faculty, staff, students, and administrators, all users of CU-Denver Web servers, and all contracts with external vendors to host or develop Web sites for CU Denver. CU-Denver reserves the right to change this policy at any time.
CU-Denver is accountable to the taxpayers of Colorado for proper use of its Web pages. Web page content presents an image of CU-Denver to the world. Therefore, official CU-Denver pages must undergo the same scrutiny and careful preparation given to any other form of official university publication.
1. Web publishing must be done on CU-Denver approved Web servers.
CINS will maintain a list of those servers. Any Web page utilizing the
CU-Denver servers is subject to CU-Denver Web policies.
2. Web publishing should be used exclusively for CU-Denver business.
CU-Denver’s Web publishing resources shall be used in a manner consistent with the instructional, research, creative activity, outreach, and administrative objectives of the CU-Denver community in general
and with the purpose for which such use was intended. All activities inconsistent with these objectives are considered to be inappropriate and may jeopardize continued use of CU-Denver’s Web publishing resources.
To be authorized to use CU-Denver’s Web publishing resources, people must agree to the following:
2.1 CU-Denver Web resources must be used for university purposes and be consistent with the goals and objectives of CU-Denver. Using CU-Denver Web resources, for example, in consulting for a business, running a business, or using an employee’s time to achieve a business’ objective is a misuse of state resources.
2.2 These Web resources shall not be used for any illegal activity or any activity prohibited by university/ CU-Denver policy, rule or regulation.
2.3 Web publishing that interferes with the conduct of CU-Denver business is prohibited.
2.4 These Web resources shall not be used to recognize corporate support, or include advertising, fund raising, or e-commerce without the prior approval of the Chancellor.
3. Hosting Affiliated Organizations and Acknowledging Partnerships
3.1 Hosting non-campus Web sites.
3.1.1 Personal Web sites may not host pages for organizations or for individuals other than the owner.
3.1.2 Official units of the campus may, with prior written approval from the Chancellor or designee, host Web sites for educational and non-profit organizations affiliated with CU-Denver as long as the campus’s role and participation are acknowledged.
3.1.3 The above restrictions are limited to “hosting” Web sites and are not intended to prevent official units of the campus or personal Web sites from providing information on conferences, events, or activities of affiliated or unaffiliated organizations provided that information is intended to advance the campus’s teaching, research and service mission.
3.2 Acknowledging Partnerships. Official CU-Denver Web sites may acknowledge business partnerships that assist CU-Denver in achieving its mission. Acknowledgement may include using a link to the corporate homepage. Advertisements for or endorsements of products and services are prohibited.
4. Political Activity
Using Web resources for any partisan political activity, such as supporting a particular candidate for any elective office or a particular position on an issue before the voters of any jurisdiction, is strictly prohibited by Colorado law.
5. Privacy
CU-Denver Web sites may only collect personally identifiable information about visitors under the following circumstances: 1) a visitor chooses to make such information available to the Web site;
2) the Web site requires authorized and authenticated access. If a visitor provides any personal information to a Web site, CU-Denver will not sell that information to any commercial entities.
CU-Denver Web servers may automatically recognize certain nonpersonal information, such as volume and timing of access, internet domain, and IP address from which the Web site was accessed.
Any information collected by a Web site must be handled in a manner permitted by law.
6. Copyright
Written permission must be obtained from the copyright holder and kept on file, whenever necessary, for the use of any and all copyrighted materials not belonging to the University of Colorado or to a faculty member utilizing his/her own material. Copyright permission may be necessary not only for text but in some instances also for photographs,
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graphics, audio, video, compiled statistics, graphs, or otherwise, as well as for mirrored Web sites. However, copyrighted materials that are in the public domain or that may be used within “fair use” guidelines may be displayed as permitted. Responsibility for obtaining permissions and maintaining appropriate documentation resides with the Web page author. Appropriate copyright notices or ownership credits must be prominently displayed. Access to copyrighted material must comply with the conditions granting usage or the license. Individuals with questions about the use of copyrighted material may contact the Office of University Counsel.
7. Use of University Name and Marks
The name “University of Colorado” or names for the CU System campuses, the commercial seal, wordmark, official CU logo (interlocking CU image), CU-Boulder athletic program symbol (buffalo) and other official and spirit marks (CUin the City) are among the words and symbols licensed by the University of Colorado. The CU Office of Licensing Programs promotes and protects the use of the university’s name and identifying marks. University marks are registered in the State of Colorado, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and internationally. This ensures protection of the integrity of these marks. Commercial use is restricted, and requests to use these marks for any purpose must be made to the CU Office of Licensing Programs.
8. Personal Web Pages
Faculty, staff, and students may create and maintain a personal Web page on the CU-Denver Web site. A personal Web page is the responsibility of its author and CU-Denver accepts no responsibility for the content of personal Web pages.
The following disclaimer must appear explicitly at the top of all pages on which a list of personal Web pages appears:
The content of personal Web pages is not in any way an officialpublication ofthe University of Colorado at Denver. Neither the contents ofthe personal Web pages nor the linkedpages have been reviewed or endorsed by the University of Colorado at Denver. The statements and opinions included in personal Web pages are those of the authors only. Any statements and opinions included in personal Web pages are NOT those of the Board of Regents, the University of Colorado, the University of Colorado at Denver, or any department within the University of Colorado at Denver. The contents of personal Web pages themselves, and/or of material accessed via links to other Web pages, may contain material that some people may find offensive. If you believe that you might be offended by the contents of personal Web pages, you should not access personal Web pages.
9. Domain Name Usage
CU-Denver uses the domain of www.cudenver.edu. All official campus Web sites, including those of colleges, departments, divisions, or other fiscal or operating units of the campus, as well as faculty or staff performing CU-Denver functions, must use cudenver.edu. Exceptions may be granted by the Chancellor or designee.
For pages hosted on the official campus Web server(s), a subdomain alias may be established via a request to CINS (i.e., admissions.aulenver.edu).
Alternate Hosting: Any official CU-Denver campus Web pages served through a host other than the official campus Web server(s) (www.cudenver.edu) must be approved by the Chancellor or designee.
10. Document Retention
Document retention is governed by Colorado law and University of Colorado policy.
11. Accessibility
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and University of Colorado nondiscrimination policies, all electronic publications must be made reasonably accessible to people with disabilities. CINS will maintain benchmarks for measuring accessibility.
12. Policy Compliance Interpretation of this Policy
Anyone who has a question about the interpretation of this policy, or whether some use of Web publishing is permitted, should consult with the CU-Denver Webmaster.
Anyone who disagrees with the CU-Denver Webmaster’s interpretation of this policy or decision whether Web publishing conforms to this policy may appeal in writing to the Chancellor or designee.
Responsibility for Compliance with this Policy
Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that Web authors under their direction comply with this policy. CU-Denver may employ technical means, or institute other reasonable procedures, to identify Web publishing that fails to comply with this policy.
Reporting Non-Compliance
Allegations of non-compliance with this policy should be reported to the CU-Denver Webmaster.
Procedures for Handling Non-Compliance
CU-Denver reserves the right to remove from its servers or disconnect from its network any material or Web pages that are potentially in violation of CU-Denver policies or of applicable laws. The CU-Denver Webmaster is charged with responsibility for protecting both the system and users from abuses of these policies and laws. The Webmaster may communicate with offending parties, give instructions as to necessary steps to be taken to correct such violations, and specify a time frame in which the correction is to be made. CU-Denver may temporarily or permanently deactivate a Web page, remove links to specified material, close a user’s account, or take such other action as is appropriate under the circumstances.
Reference Documents
This policy document does not exhaust the requirements for Web publishing at CU-Denver. Web publishing at CU-Denver must comply with all CU-System and CU-Denver policies, and local, state, and federal laws. A list of reference documents includes the following:
University of Colorado Policies
• University of Colorado Administrative Policy Statement:
Providing and Using Information Technology, http://www.cusys.edu/-policies/General/IT.html
• University of Colorado Administrative Policy Statement: Use of Electronic Mail, http://www. cusys. edu/-policies/General/email, html
• University of Colorado Administrative Policy Statement:
University Policy on Sexual Harassment,
httpd/www. cusys. edu/- policies/Personnel/sexharass. html
CU-Denver Policies
• CU-Denver Computing Policy, http://www.cudenver.edu/cins/policy/policy.html
• CU-Denver Style Guide (under development)
• CU-Denver Web Site Management Policy and Procedures (under development)
• CU-Denver Email Policy (under development)
State of Colorado Laws
• Colorado Public (Open) Records, Title 24, Article 72,
Colorado Revised Statutes, Sections 112 et. seq., http://www.archives.state.co.us/open/OOopenrec.htm
• Colorado State History, Archives and Emblems, Title 24,
Article 80, Colorado Revised Statutes, Sections 101-111, http://www.archives.state.co.us/open/OOcsalaw.htm
• Colorado State Archives, Records Management Manual, General Retention Schedule for Community Colleges, State Colleges, and Universities, http://www.archives.state.co.us/rmm_dir/sch8.htm
• Colorado State Archives, Records Management Manual,
Appendix C, Electronic Messaging Guidelines, http://www.archives.state.co.us/rmm_dir/appndx-c.htm
• Fair Campaign Practices Act, Title 1, Chapter 45, Colorado Revised Statutes, Sections 101118. and most specifically, 1-45-117, http://64.78.178.12/cgi-dos/statdspp. exe?LNP&doc= 1-45-101
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Federal Laws
• Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title 29, Chapter 16, United States Code, Section 794, http://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/sec504.htm
• Americans with Disabilities Act, Title 42, Chapter 126,
United States Codes, Sections 12101 et.seq., http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapterl26_.html
• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),
Title 20, United States Code, Section 1232g,
http://unvw. cpsr. org/cpsr!privacy/law!educationjrecords_privacy. txt
• FERPA Regulations, 34 Code of Federal Regulations 99, http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/jpco/ferparegs.html
• Copyright Law, Title 17, United States Code, Sections 101 et.seq., http://www. copyright.gov/titlel 7/index, html
• Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17,
United States Code, Section 101 et.seq.,
httpd/frwebgate. access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc. cgi?dbname=105_cong_
public_laws&docid=f:publ304.105\
summary: http://www. copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf
• Electronics Communications Privacy Act, Title 18, Part I,
Chapter 119, United States Code, Sections 2510 et. seq., http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/titlel8/parti_chapterl 19_.html
• Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access,
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/titlel8/parti_chapterl21_.html
POLICY VIOLATIONS WWW Committee
The Chancellor shall appoint a WWW Committee to (1) manage the CU-Denver Web site, (2) set policies for and oversee the use of electronic communication at CU-Denver, and, (3) in conjunction with Computing, Information, and Network Services (CINS), handle violations of CU-Denver Computing Policies.
Reporting
Any individuals who become aware of inappropriate, unethical, or illegal use of CU-Denver computing resources, inappropriate content of an individual home page, or any inappropriate electronic communication should notify the CU-Denver Webmaster, webmaster&carbon. cudenver. edu.
Child Pornography
Any material that appears to contain child pornography will be immediately referred to the Denver Police Department, and will also be subject to the procedures that follow.
Notification of Policy Violation
The CU-Denver Webmaster will notify the user who is alleged to have violated CU-Denver’s computing policies of the nature of the alleged violation and will provide the user with a copy of CU-Denver’s Computing Policies.
Suspension of Privileges During Investigation
During the investigation of an alleged policy violation, a user’s computing and network access may be suspended. CU-Denver reserves the right to examine a user’s recorded and stored information in the course of investigating an alleged policy violation.
Procedures
1. The CU-Denver Webmaster will review the material alleged to be in violation of CU-Denver’s Computing Policies. If the CU-Denver Webmaster believes that the material violates the policies, the
CU-Denver Webmaster will request that the user remove the offending material.
2. If the alleged violator fails or refuses to comply with the CU-Denver Webmaster’s request, the CU-Denver Webmaster may refer the matter to the CU-Denver WWW Committee for action.
3. If the alleged violator disagrees with the CU-Denver Webmaster, the user may file a written petition requesting that the WWW Committee review the case.
4. The Chair of the CU-Denver WWW Committee will appoint a three-person subcommittee of the WWW Committee to review the case. Two members of the subcommittee must be selected from the membership of the WWW Committee. The Chair may select the third member from the WWW Committee or from Faculty Assembly, Staff Council, or the Associated Students.
5. After consulting with the alleged violator and with the Webmaster, the subcommittee will determine (a) if a policy violation has occurred, and (b) if a policy violation has been found, what action should be taken to remedy the policy violation.
Consequences of Policy Violations
Violations of CU-Denver Computing Policies may result in disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, suspension of access to the WWW, suspension of e-mail privileges, suspension of computing privileges, suspension or expulsion from the university, suspension or termination of employment, imposition of fines, and referral for legal action.
The CU-Denver WWW Committee may recommend to the Director of Student Life that a student be suspended or expelled from the university, or to the appropriate appointing authority that an employee be suspended or terminated. The WWW Committee may impose all other sanctions specified above.
CU Online
CU Online is the virtual campus of the University of Colorado at Denver, with eleven collegiate and professional development programs offering more than 200 courses via the Internet. CU Online offers core curriculum and elective courses in a variety of disciplines, all the same high-quality courses taught throughout the University of Colorado system.
DELIVERY MEDIA
Students taking online courses through CU Online enjoy a greater scheduling flexibility than in a traditional classroom by logging into class a couple of times each week at the times of their choice.
Instructors delivering their courses through CU Online utilize cutting-edge technology, such as steaming audio, video, and multimedia slide shows for presenting course content. A number of technologies allow students to interact with the instructor and their peers: threaded discussions in a bulletin board-type area, live discussions in an online classroom, e-mail, and collaborative workspaces.
PROGRAMS
CU Online offers courses in liberal arts and sciences, arts and media, business, education, engineering, public affairs, and architecture and planning. Complete online degree programs, including a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and master’s degrees in business and public administration, with more programs under development (check the Web site for latest developments). All of the courses may be applied to a degree program at the University of Colorado at Denver or may be transferred to a student’s home institution, pending approval.
FACULTY
Online courses follow the same faculty governance policies as the established on-campus courses. All CU Online faculty members are approved by the department and usually teach on-campus courses as well. Many of the instructors are experts who are working in the field in
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which they teach and bring vast knowledge and resources from their industry to their online teaching.
HYBRID COURSES
Students taking online courses through CU Online enjoy a greater scheduling flexibility, but sometimes feel they need more of the structured environment found in a traditional classroom. This is why CU Online now offers a hybrid between these two learning environments. A Hybrid course is one which uses technology delivered instruction (web, cd-rom, etc.) as a substitute for a portion of the instruction that a student would otherwise receive in a campus classroom or lab. Hybrid courses meet approximately 50% of the normal classroom hours on campus where students do the remainder of their work online.
SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES
CU Denver Online also supports faculty using web-based courseware to augment their traditional classes. More and more faculty are using instructional technology to post their syllabus, lecture notes, hold online quizzes and practice exams, and to coordinate relevant resources available on the web, in the libraries and through other media.
As students take courses with CU Online, they gain valuable skills for using the Internet as a tool for learning, research, and communication, taking them far beyond the boundaries of the traditional educational environment. They have the opportunity to participate in the new global classroom, with a world of higher education at their fingertips.
We are well on our way to achieving the goal of providing students with the most comprehensive set of online courses, services and resources, coupled with the best online learning experience of any institution of higher education in the world. Participation in web-based learning positions students to become life long learners, and helps them to develop invaluable skills to take advantage of global learning opportunities for their entire career.
Student Services, Support, and Organizations
Contact CU Online at 303-556-6505, visit our web site at www.cuonline.edu, or send e-mail to inquiry@cuonline.edu.
Computing, Information, and Network Services
Computing, Information, and Network Services (CINS) supports computer and network use for both the academic and administrative communities at CU-Denver. All centralized administrative systems are developed, maintained, and processed by University Management Systems in Boulder, with output processing and user support provided by CINS in Denver.
The Denver campus maintains a communications network with more than 2,500 connections. This network provides access to all campus minicomputers and connection to the Auraria Library Online Information System, the World Wide Web, and the Internet. There are more than 2,500 personal computers located on the campus in 21 teaching laboratories, two public labs, individual laboratories, and in offices.
CINS maintains the campus World Wide Web, where information is kept for reference by students, faculty, staff, and others interested in CU-Denver.
The CINS Help Desk provides assistance to students, faculty, and staff. The Help Desk technicians maintain personal computers and are available to assist with hardware and software planning and installation, acquisitions, Internet connectivity, troubleshooting, and general questions.
The CINS staff operates and maintains campus minicomputers, telecommunications equipment, and two of the CU-Denver computing laboratories. These laboratories provide students with access to Macintosh and Intel-based personal computers and software as well as access to the campus network and minicomputers.
The goal of CINS is to assist all members of the CU-Denver community in using computing as an effective tool in their work. For further information, call the CINS Help Desk at 303-556-6100.
STUDENT SERVICES Academic Advising Center
Director: Peggy Lore Office: North Classroom 1503 Phone: 303-352-3520
Academic advising is the foundation of a successful college experience and an important component in both choosing a major and career planning. This office serves as the first point of contact for students who are pre-business, pre-engineering, or who have not declared a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Arts & Media. In addition, the center provides general information and resource referral to all students.
ACADEMIC ADVISING
New freshmen and transfer students will be assigned an advisor who will meet with them every semester to plan a schedule, discuss academic support services and assist with referrals to other on-campus resources. Frequent contact with an advisor is encouraged.
TRANSFER ADVISING
Services are provided for students who are transferring to CU-Denver, as well as those who want to explore other universities and colleges in Colorado and other states. Transcript evaluation and access to catalogs and degree requirements for other institutions are among the services provided to transfer students.
ADVISING FOR TEACHER LICENSURE
Students who intend to seek teacher licensure in Colorado should contact the Advising Center for course requirements early in their academic career. An Education advisor is available to answer questions, suggest courses and facilitate the admission process to the School of Education. In addition, transcript evaluation and analysis for degreed students who anticipate application to the Initial Teacher Licensure Program is provided.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING
Students who intend to apply to the Colleges of Business and Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, or Arts & Media at the University of Colorado at Denver should be advised for intrauniversity transfer through the AAC. Liaison advising services are provided by advisors and faculty mentors in the colleges. Transfer students or students who have earned degrees can be advised about pre-requisite course requirements for various professional graduate programs at CU-Denver and other institutions.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Other support services are provided in the academic advising center. Contact the center for more information.
CAREER PLANNING
The AAC provides referrals to The Career Center in the Tivoli Student Union. The Career Center provides a full spectrum of services
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to assist students in establishing a career path. Successful completion of a college degree is the beginning of this path; selecting appropriate work-related experiences enhances the students ability to identify the right career.
Career Center
Office: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 260 Telephone: 303-556-2250 Web Site: careers.cudenver.edu Director: Lissa Gallagher
Associate Director/Internship Programs: Cherrie Grove Assistant Director/Career Planning Services: Jonne Kraning Assistant Director/Employment Services: Joanne Wambeke Program Assistant: Tanya French
The Career Center offers a full array of services that prepare students for career success. Students are assisted in choosing a major; selecting a career path; gaining experience through internships, cooperative education, and service learning; researching career and employer information; developing job search skills; and finding employment upon graduation. Students are encouraged to access services as early as freshman year to begin planning their career and charting a course toward success.
CAREER PLANNING SERVICES
• career counseling
• career assessment inventories
• resume assistance
• interviewing skills coaching
• self-directed job search coaching
INTERNSHIP AND COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
• part-time academic year positions
• full-time alternating semester or summer positions
• course credit at undergraduate and graduate levels
• out-of-state/international internships
• most positions are paid
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
• online job postings for career positions, internships, student employment
• on-campus recruiting
• resume referrals
• career fairs
CAREER LIBRARY
• occupational information
• employer information
• career computer lab
• Career Advisor Network Program
Pre-Collegiate Programs
Programs offered by the Center for Pre-Collegiate Programs serve to motivate high school students to pursue post-secondary education and provide them the academic skills necessary to be successful in their college endeavors. The center is located in NC 2204, 303-556-2322.
PRE-COLLEGIATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Pre-Collegiate Development Program is a systemwide institutionally funded academic enhancement program for high school students. It is designed to motivate and prepare high school students who are first generation and from an underrepresented group in higher education to complete high school on a timely basis. The primary focus of the program is to prepare youth (grades 9-12) for professional careers
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of specific interest to them. The program includes academic advising (by parents and guidance counselors working together) regarding high school course selections that will best help students attain their desired career objectives. In addition, during the academic year, students will take part in relevant Saturday Academies in basic study skills, interpersonal skills development, and topics related to student preparation for the 21st century. Between their sophomore and junior years, students will participate in a two-week session designed to enhance study and library research skills, and provide a thorough introduction to college placement exams and career fields. Between their junior and senior years, students will attend a five-week academically intense Summer Academic Program. Students will experience university life on a firsthand basis and enhance their secondary school academics by taking courses designed to augment high school academic requirements (e.g., mathematics, sciences, writing, computer science, social sciences.) Students also enroll in a three-credit college course.
CU-DENVER SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This is an early college enrollment program for college-bound, high-achieving students, first generation and/or from an underrepresented group in higher education, who are enrolled in their senior year of high school. The program enables students to begin their college studies by taking one course at CU-Denver during the fall term of their senior year in high school. The credit earned in the course can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree. While enrolled in the program, students participate in monthly workshops designed to acclimate them to the university and prepare them for college study.
Center for Learning Assistance
The Center for Learning Assistance is designed to promote student success in the academic setting. Available to CU-Denver undergraduate and graduate students, services include English as a second language and study skills courses, tutoring, study strategies seminars, peer advocacy, a test file, consulting, and a minority resource library. First-generation college students may be eligible for intensive services through the Student Support Services and Ronald E. McNair federal grant programs within the center. In addition, the center houses two federal Upward Bound projects serving eligible students enrolled at Denver’s West High School. The center is located in NC 2006, 303-556-2802.
Tutoring. Free tutoring is available in many subject areas (some limitations apply). Tutoring is held on weekdays and evenings.
Scheduled tutoring is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.—7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Open lab tutoring is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Seminars. Study strategies seminars are provided on such topics as critical thinking, time/stress management, test anxiety/test taking, essay writing, study strategies, active reading, learning styles, and listening/note taking.
Consulting. Academic, financial aid, and personal consulting are available. Peer advocacy is available to students eligible for the Student Support Services Program.
Library. The center maintains a small periodical and book collection authored by, and/or about, minorities; these resources are available for student research and leisure.
Courses. Courses are offered in a small group format in the areas of college survival skills, introduction to word processing, English as a second language, problem solving, and Excel. See course description section in this catalog for detailed information on courses.
ENGL 1006-3. Reading for Speakers of Other Languages.
ENGL 1007-3. Composition for Speakers of Other Languages I.
ENGL 1008-3. Composition for Speakers of Other Languages II.
ENGL 1009-3. Advanced ESL Writing Skills.
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STSK 0707-1. College Survival Skills.
STSK 0708-1. Introduction to Word Processing.
STSK 0800-1. Research Process for ESL Students.
STSK 0801-1. Communication Skills for ESL Students.
STSK 0802-1. Advanced Academic Reading Skills for ESL.
STSK 0803-1. Speech Presentation for ESL.
STSK 0804-1. Listening and Note-taking for ESL Students.
STSK 0806-1. Study Skills for ESL Students.
STSK 0810-1 to 3. Topics.
STSK 0811-1. Excel.
STSK 0820-1. Social Science Partnership for ESL.
SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AND OPERATIONS American Indian Student Services
The American Indian Student Services program provides access and educational opportunities to American Indian students through specialized recruitment and retention efforts. The program provides academic advising, scholarship information, cultural programs, advocacy, student organization sponsorship, and other supportive services tailored to the specific needs of the students. American Indian Student Services also serves as a resource to the campus, providing current information on issues and concerns of the American Indian community. The office is located in North Classroom 2013, 303-556-2860.
Asian American Student Services
Asian American Student Services provides academic advising, scholarship information, cultural programs, advocacy, and student leadership development. Supportive services are tailored to meet the specific needs of students. Asian American Student Services also serves as a resource to the campus and community, providing current information on issues and concerns of Asian Americans. The office is located in North Classroom 2012, 303-556-2578 or 303-556-2065.
Associated Students of the University of Colorado at Denver (ASCUD)
The Associated Students of the University of Colorado at Denver (ASCUD) serves as a voice for students and provides activities and services not normally offered to students under the formal university structure. ASCU-Denver assists students with information concerning student clubs and organizations, campus events, issues concerning student status, and other information of general interest to students. ASCU-Denver also provides students assistance with grievances and the opportunity to become more closely involved with the university community, through active participation in student government itself, or through service on university, tri-institutional, and AHEC committees. More information concerning services and activities can be obtained in the Student Government Offices, Tivoli Student Union, Room 301,303-556-2510.
Black Student Services
The Black Student Services program provides access, educational opportunities, and information to students of African descent through specialized recruitment and retention efforts. The program provides academic advising, scholarship information, cultural programs, advocacy, student organization sponsorship, and other supportive services tailored to the specific needs of the students. Black Student Services also serves as a resource to the campus, providing current information on issues and concerns affecting the community of Africans in America.The office is located in North Classroom 2010, 303-556-2701.
Hispanic Student Services
The Hispanic Student Services program provides access and educational opportunities to Hispanic students through specialized recruitment and retention efforts. The program provides academic advising, scholarship information, cultural programs, advocacy, student organization sponsorship, and other supportive services tailored to the specific needs of the students. Hispanic Student Services also serves as a resource to the campus, providing current information on issues and concerns of the Hispanic community. The office is located in North Classroom 2012, 303-556-2777.
Clubs and Organizations
This is only a sampling of clubs recognized in the past and is not necessarily current.
ACM Computing Club American Institute of Architecture Students American Marketing Association American Planning Association American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Landscape Architecture American Society of Mechanical Engineers Anthropology Club Art Club
Association of Black Students Auraria French Club
Auraria Transnational Student Association Beta Alpha Omega (Counseling/Education)
Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society)
Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society)
Chi Epsilon
Chinese Student Association College Republicans
CSPA—Colorado Society for Personnel Administration CU Venture Network—Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Equiponderance Pre-Law Club Etta Kappa Nu Feminist Alliance
Financial Management Association CSPA Association
Golden Key National Honor Society
HASO—Health Administration Student Organization
IBSA—International Business Student Association
Indian Student Organization
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
International Student Organization
Kappa Delta Pi
M.E.C.H.A.
Master of Social Sciences Club MBA/MS Association (Graduate Business)
Model United Nations Conference Organization The Robert E. Moore Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association National Society of Black Engineers Native American Student Organization Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Phi Chi Theta (Business/Economics)
Philosophy Club Pi Tau Sigma Psi Chi (Psychology)
Russian Culture & Language Club
Sigma Iota Epsilon (Management Honor Society)
Sigma Tau Delta (English)
SAS—Society of Accounting Students Society of Women Engineers Student Association of Musicians Tau Beta Phi (Engineering)
Vietnamese Student Organization
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Counseling and Family Therapy Center
The CU-Denver Counseling and Family Therapy Center staff provides services at no charge to students for personal, educational, and relationship concerns through individual, couples, family, and group counseling, stress management, alcohol and drug prevention, and crisis intervention. If a clients needs are such that they would benefit more from an alternative form of counseling or therapy, appropriate referrals will be made to community-based professionals.
Also, by request, staff provide consultation, lectures, and workshops to student, faculty, and staff groups, clubs, and classes on diversity, mental health topics, organizational, and student development issues.
The CU-Denver Counseling and Family Therapy Center is located in the North Classroom Building 4036, 303-556-4372.
Denver Free Press
The purpose of the student newspaper, Denver Free Press, is to provide students with information about campus issues and events. The newspaper strives to include good investigative reporting, feature articles, and items of general interest to its campus readership. In addition, the newspaper is a tool to encourage and develop writers, journalists, artists, and other student members of its general management and production staff. The office is in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 345, 303-556-2535.
Disability Services Office
The Disability Services Office (DSO) strives to meet the needs of a large and diverse community of CU-Denver students with disabilities. With a strong commitment to equal access, DSO staff oversee the provision of a full range of accommodations for students with disabilities. They also work closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity, assisting in the development of reasonable accommodations that allow students with disabilities to demonstrate their abilities.
The following is a list of potential accommodations that may be granted based on the student’s disability and how it impacts them in a postsecondary educational environment:
• alternative testing (extra time, private room, reader, scribe)
• notetaker for classes
• alternative text (Braille, enlarged, audiotape, CD)
• interpreters
• priority registration
For further information about our office, visit our Web site at www.ahec.edu/dso or contact us by phone, 303-556-8387 (voice), 303-556-8484 (TTY), or e-mail us at ahecdso@ahec.edu. Our office is located in the Arts Building, Suite 177.
Emergency Student Loan Program
The Emergency Student Loan Program is designed to meet the emergency financial needs of students. The program provides interest-free, short-term loans for up to $400.
Applications for short-term loans will be accepted throughout the fall and spring semesters and summer session. Applicants are required to meet the minimum requirements listed below.
Students receiving financial aid are eligible if:
• financial aid or scholarship eligibility has been determined by the Office of Financial Aid
• financial aid is verified by presenting recent copy of award letter, or letter from financial aid counselor
• amount of aid covers costs of tuition and loan
Students not receiving financial aid are eligible if:
• tuition balance is paid in full
• monthly income is verified by presenting recent check stub or letter from employer
• income indicates ability to repay loan within six weeks.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans (GLBT) Student Services at Auraria
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans Student Services is open to all Auraria campus students as a resource for exploring sexual orientation issues. This program offers a variety of support, education, and advocacy services for the entire campus community:
• support for those who may have questions about their own sexual orientation or that of a friend or family member
• advocacy for students experiencing discrimination or harassment based on a real or perceived GLBT identity
• speakers for events, workshops, and classes on various aspects of sexual orientation
• programs and workshops about working with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans communities more effectively and combating misinformation, misconceptions, and homophobia
• resource library of 500 books and 90 videos (documentary and cinema) available for research and leisure as well as a multitude of free literature regarding other organizations and services throughout Denver and Colorado that provide outreach, services, and advocacy
• programs such as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans Awareness Month and other forums providing information and dialogue about GLBT issues
The GLBT Student Services office is located in the Tivoli Student Union, room 311, and is staffed by a director with the support of student employees and volunteers. Input and involvement from the entire campus community are welcomed. For additional information, call
303-556-6333.
Ombuds Office
The Ombuds Office helps to enhance the clarity and dissemination of information, to simplify decision making and communication, to assist with the process of change and with adjustment to change, and to improve understanding among students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
The Ombuds Office provides information about programs, policies, services, and procedures affecting members of the university community; makes referrals to appropriate state, CU system, and CU-Denver resources; serves as consultant in the preparation and review of policies and procedures; and assists in the solution of problems and the resolution of disputes. Ombuds Office services do not replace or circumvent existing channels, but help them work more effectively.
Ombuds Office services are informal, impartial, confidential, and independent of administrative authorities. The issues and identities of persons who consult with the Ombuds Office are not divulged to anyone without express permission to do so, except to the extent required by law.
For further information or assistance, contact the Ombuds Office, CU-Denver Bldg., Suite 700; 303-556-4493,TTY 303-556-6204,
Fax 303-556-5855; e-mail: ombuds@carbon.cudenver.edu
Student Advocacy Center
The Student Advocacy Center provides support services to CU-Denver students, particularly during their first year on campus. Services are designed to help students make a smooth transition to life at CU-Denver and to succeed in their college studies. Professional staff and student peer advocates provide information about campus resources and assist students with class scheduling, academic policies and procedures, and problem solving. The center also houses an extensive scholarship library. The center is located in NC 2012, 303-556-2546.
Student Legal Services
Student legal services are available to assist students with off-campus legal problems through the provision of legal advice, litigation preparation,
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document interpretation, and assistance in negotiation. The service will not represent students in court. This student fee-funded program is provided free of charge to CU-Denver students; however, a charge may be assessed for actual costs incurred, such as copying, typing, etc. For further details, contact the office in the Tivoli Student Union, Suite 315, 303-556-6061.
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life is the advising, coordinating, resource, and general information center for student clubs and organizations, student government (ASCUD), student programs, and the academic honor societies. The office is responsible for the administration of the student fee budget and monitors all student fee expenditures to assure compliance with CU-Denver and state of Colorado regulations and procedures. The Director of Student Life represents the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs on selected CU-Denver, tri-institutional, and AHEC committees and maintains effective lines of communication with MSCD, CCD, and AHEC. The director administers the student conduct and discipline procedures as described in the Code of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Life is located in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 303, 303-556-3399.
Office of Veterans Affairs
The Office ofVeterans Affairs (OVA) is an initial contact point for eligible veterans and dependent students attending CU-Denver who wish to utilize Veterans Administration educational benefits. This office assists students with filling out VA paperwork and in solving problems associated with the receipt ofVA-related educational benefits.
The OVA maintains proper certification for eligible students to ensure that each student meets Veterans Administration requirements for attendance, course load and content, and other regulations necessary to receive educational benefits payments.
In addition, the OVA provides VA Vocational Rehabilitation referrals, information on VA tutorial assistance, and VA work/study positions for qualified veterans. For further information, contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at 303-556-2630, CU-Denver Bldg., Suite 107F.
CAMPUS SERVICE FACILITIES Auraria Child Care Center
The Auraria Child Care Center, 303-556-3188, serves the child care needs of Auraria’s students, staff, and faculty by providing high quality early childhood education and care programs. The Child Care Center is located on the southwest corner of the campus. Its programs are consistently recognized by the educational community for their high-quality early childhood care and education. Developmentally appropriate practices for young children guide the educational programs that are provided. Curriculum planning is flexible and based on children’s interests. Experiences are planned in accordance with “Key Experiences” adapted from the High/Scope Cognitively Oriented Curriculum. Supervising teachers in the Child Care Centers are all degreed teachers meeting the certification guidelines of the National Academy of Early Childhood programs. Children aged 12 months to 6 years are served at the center. The center also has a fully accredited kindergarten program. Hours: M-F, 7 a.m.—6 p.m.
Auraria Event Center
The Auraria Campus Event Center is a 2,800-seat facility for team and individual sport activities, academic programs, events and conferences. Funds from the Student Recreation Fee support the use by students of the many health and recreation facilities found within the building. Adjacent to the building are softball fields, tennis courts and a track.
Emmanuel Gallery
Located next to southwest corner of PE Bldg., 303-556-8337.
The Emmanuel Gallery hosts exhibits of students, faculty, and nationally known artists. Stop in for a relaxing break. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F.
Health Center at Auraria
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All CU-Denver students are entitled to medical services at the Health Center at Auraria, and student health insurance is NOT required to use this facility. The Health Center is approved to provide emergency care only to persons covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, radiological technologists, and medical assistants staff the facility. Students will be asked to complete a sign-in sheet and show a current semester ID card each time they check in.
Services include treatment of illness and injuries, lab testing, medications, physicals, annual GYN exams, sexually transmitted disease information/ testing, birth control information/services, minor surgery, cholesterol screening, immunizations, HIV testing, blood pressure checks, casting, suturing, and x-ray. All services listed above are low cost. Payment is required at time of service, except for students who participate in the Student Health Insurance Program. Classes regarding health-related topics are taught each semester and are offered free to students.
Walk-in services begin at 8 a.m., Monday-Friday. Access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in varies daily, contingent upon when all patient slots have been filled; thus, the daily closure time for walk-in care is variable. Patients are encouraged to check in as early as possible. The Health Center at Auraria is located in the Plaza Building, room 150, on the lower level. Brochures with additional information are available at the health center. For further details and information regarding night students (Night Owl Advantage Program) and extended campus students (Satellite Advantage Program), call 303-556-2525.
Tivoli Student Union
9th and Auraria Parkway
Tivoli Administration, Room 325, 303-556-6330
The Tivoli Student Union, managed by Student Auxiliary Services, provides a wide variety of services for the Auraria community. The Student Union houses CU-Denver student government and student life offices, the University of Colorado Federal Credit Union, and the tri-institutional offices of Legal Services and the GLBT.
If you want a break or a quiet place to study, the Tivoli Student Union is just the place. With two full-service restaurants, a food court, coffeehouse and deli, and convenience store, you’ll find a place to suit your appetite, schedule, and budget. If you’d rather retreat than eat, you can watch TV in the Roger Braun Student Lounge, play a game of pool at Sigi’s Pool Hall & Arcade, meet a study group in the multicultural lounge or study in total silence in the Garage Quiet Study Lounge.
Additional student services at the Tivoli Student Union include the Auraria Campus Bookstore, the Club Hub, Click’s Copy Center, Conference Services, and the ID Program and Commuter Resource Center.
Visit the Tivoli Student Union Web site at www. Tivoli, org for more information.
Club Hub, Room 346, 303-556-8094.
This uniquely designed club space on the third floor of the Tivoli features work space for over 60 clubs, mailboxes for campus clubs, a limited number of lockers, club bulletin boards, meeting rooms, and lounge area for larger group meetings. This office works closely with the Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (SACAB), the Student Union Advisory Board (SUAB), and the Student Activities/
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Tivoli Conference Services, Room 325, 303-556-2755.
Through the Conference Services office, Tivoli meeting rooms and conference space can be reserved for non-academic purposes, including meetings, weddings, and receptions. The conference service department has five caterers to choose from for all off-campus catering needs.
ID Program!Commuter and Housing Services, Room 243, 303-556-8385.
Auraria students come here to get their ID cards, which are necessary for parking in some campus lots and for checking out library books.
Student IDs also serve as an RTD bus pass. The lounge provides lockers, RTD bus maps, ride boards, a pop machine, and a microwave oven.
Sigi's Pool Hall and Arcade, Room 145, 303-556-3645.
Sigi’s, named after Tivoli Brewery founder Moritz Sigi, houses 31 video game machines, and 7 billiard tables. Sigi’s is open to the entire Auraria campus population as well as the public. The student-friendly atmosphere encourages community socialization and relaxation.
International Education Services
American Language Center
Phone: 303-556-6207
E-mail: alc@cudenver.edu
Web: www. americanlanguagecenter. net
Academic English Program (AEP)
The university’s American Language Center (ALC) offers an on-cam-pus Advanced English Program (AEP) for international students who want advanced English training for professional purposes. The AEP offers ESL university-preparation courses as well as a University of Colorado 1-20 for students needing an F-1 student visa. Eight-week programs start every January, March, June, August, and October. International students may attend the AEP in preparation for meeting the university’s TOEFL requirements prior to entering university undergraduate or graduate programs. Acceptance into the Academic English Program does not guarantee acceptance into the university degree programs.
The American Language Center also offers non-credit evening courses in English as a Second Language and a non-credit certificate program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
Office of International Education
Director: Christopher Johnson
Associate Director (Study Abroad): Karen Goubleman Associate Director (International Student and Scholar Services):
Deborah Durkee
Office: CU-Denver Building 140, 1250 14th Street
Phone: 303-556-3489
E-mail: international@cudenver.edu
Web: http:!'/international, cudenver. edu
The University of Colorado at Denver, through the Office of International Education (OIE), provides a variety of international programs, educational opportunities, and services for international and domestic students, scholars, faculty, staff, and the greater Denver community. The goals of OIE are to raise international awareness on the CU-Denver campus and, in particular, to provide an opportunity for all students to gain the global competency needed in today’s interdependent world.
OIE arranges student study abroad programs, expedites the exchange of students and faculty, hosts international visitors, promotes special relationships with foreign universities, and advises students and faculty on Fulbright and National Security Exchange Program (NSEP) and other scholarship opportunities. OIE also functions as a recruiting, retention, and advisory office for international students and coordinates many services for them before and after they have been accepted to CU-Denver, including: new student orientation, visa and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) advice, and help for those international students who need assistance with a variety of questions and potential
difficulties, including the offering of a semester-long orientation course (CLAS 1100). In addition, OIE seeks to increase community awareness of international issues by periodically sponsoring lectures and programs that are open to the general public.
STUDY ABROAD
OIE assists students wishing to make international study an integral part of their college experience. Study abroad programs vary in length from two weeks to one academic year, and are also offered during the summer and winter breaks. Although many programs are for language study, a substantial number of programs are taught in English; thus, a foreign language is not always required for participation. These programs are available to students in all disciplines, from architecture to business to liberal arts, in a variety of countries worldwide. Students can pay CU-Denver tuition and study abroad on an exchange program for an academic semester or year. Either CU-Denver or transfer credit may be earned abroad, giving students the opportunity to fulfill degree requirements while experiencing a new culture.
Since tuition and program fees are generally affordable and financial aid is available and can be used for study abroad, it is a feasible option for almost every CU-Denver student. Information and advice on scholarships such as Fulbright and NSEP, as well as volunteer and work opportunities abroad are available.
New programs are continually developing, so call or check the OIE Web site to learn more about our programs. Logon to our web site at http://international.cudenver.edu for further information.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISING AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Since the first few months in a new country and a new city can be particularly difficult for international students, OIE offers a number of special services in order to ease this transition, such as an orientation program for new international students, answers to visa questions, and help in finding housing. All international students meet with the International Student Advisor (ISA) in OIE upon arrival in Denver to have visas and other paperwork reviewed, in order to assist in personalized advising. OIE provides a friendly ear and a place to ask questions and express concerns about all kinds of issues, including U.S. social customs, as well as an avenue for communicating with other CU-Denver international student clubs and organizing social activities. For more information on immigration matters, advising, or services for international students and scholars, visit our Web site at international.cudenver.edu.
The OIE also works with the university’s American Language Center, which offers an Intensive English Program for international students preparing to pass the TOEFL or who need further English help after starting their degree studies. See Special Programs and Facilities in the General Information section for a complete description.
GRADUATE STUDENT AND FACULTY FULBRIGHT INFORMATION
OIE serves as the university clearinghouse for information on various scholarships and fellowships for study and research abroad, including Fulbright graduate student and faculty visiting lectureships at foreign universities.
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES
Daring the year, OIE sponsors periodic guest lectures and special seminars focused on topics of current international interest. Most of these activities are open to the public as well as the CU-Denver
community. OIE is also an active participant in a number of Denver community international programs and events.
For more information about these and other programs, contact the OIE office at 303-556-3489.
Campus Resources
AURARIA LIBRARY
Dean/Director: David Gleim Associate Dean: Anthony J. Dedrick Office: Auraria Library, 1100 Lawrence Street Telephone: Administration: 303-556-2805 Information: 303-556-2740 Reference: 303-556-2585
FACULTY
Associate Professors: David Gleim, Ellen Greenblatt, Teri R. Switzer Assistant Professors: Anthony J. Dedrick, Robert L. Wick (Emeritus) Instructors: Orlando Archibeque, Eric Baker, Jeffrey Beall, Thomas J. Beck, Gayle Bradbeer, Meg Brown-Sica, Lorraine Evans, Rosemary Evetts, Vera Gao, Cynthia Hashert, Florence Jones, Elaine Jurries, Susan Maret, Nikki McCaslin, Ellen Metter, Misha Sra, Marit S. Taylor, Linda D. Tietjen, Louise Treff-Gangler, Diane Turner,
Judith Valdez, Robb Waltner, Eveline Yang
LIBRARY SERVICES
Access to information is essential to academic success. The Auraria Library, located at the center of the campus, provides a wide range of learning resources and services to support academic programs. The library is administered by the University of Colorado at Denver.
THE COLLECTION
The Auraria Library has a collection of approximately 600,000 volumes. In addition to a strong, up-to-date book collection, the library also has over 3,200 journal and newspaper subscriptions, access to more than 5,000 electronic journals, and a film/videotape collection. The library is a selective depository for U.S. Government publications and a depository for Colorado State documents, with a collection of over 450,000 documents. The Auraria Library’s collection is supplemented by providing access to other libraries within the state and nationally through interlibrary loan services.
AURARIA LIBRARY ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
Auraria Library provides on- and off-campus access to a wide variety of electronic resources available through the Library’s home page: http://librnry.auraria.edu Available resources include:
Skyline: Auraria Library’s online catalog provides access to books, journal holdings, media, and government publications owned by the library. Reserve materials for courses are also listed.
Prospector Global Catalog: Auraria patrons can expand their searches for materials with Prospector, a catalog of sixteen Colorado libraries. Prospector has 13 million holdings including public and academic libraries. You may request items that are checked out or missing from Skyline and if the Prospector item you need is checked out, you may place a hold. Materials are requested online and delivered to Auraria Library Circulation within 2-4 days. Items are checked out for 3 weeks with one renewal. Try this popular service by clicking on the “Search Prospector” tab in a Skyline catalog search or directly at: www.prospector.coalliance.org.
Article databases: Over 300 databases provide access to full text articles and journal citations in a variety of fields. Available on-campus to all and off-campus to current students, faculty, and staff.
Reference resources: Dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and numerous other reference resources.
Web resources: Internet resources in all fields that have been selected and evaluated by librarians.
Auraria Library information: Instruction guides, subject guides, instructions for off-campus access, hours, policies, and other library information.
CIRCULATION SERVICES
Library materials are checked out from the Circulation Desk with a current Auraria ID or other valid identification. Undergraduate students may check out books for 28 days, and graduate students for 60 days.
An Auraria student can check out up to 75 items from the general collection. Items can be renewed three times if not requested by another borrower online using Skyline’s View Your Own Record, in person, or by phone, 303-556-2639. Other services include patron-placed holds in Skyline for checked-out items and e-mail circulation notices that allow for e-mail renewals. Fines are assessed when books are renewed or returned past their due date, and replacement charges will be assessed if items are 28 days overdue.
REFERENCE SERVICES
The Auraria Library Reference Department strives to provide excellent service in assisting students and faculty with their research needs. The Reference Desk is staffed during most hours the library is open, and has librarians and staff trained in all subject areas in order to assist students with online and print sources of information. Contact the Reference Desk at 303-556-2585.
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
Most U.S. and Colorado government publications are in a separate location in the library and are available all the hours the library is open. Specialized assistance is available during weekday hours and at the Reference Desk evenings and weekends. Call 303-556-8372 for information and hours.
INFORMATION DELIVERY/INTERLIBRARY LOAN
Auraria Library participates in a worldwide electronic borrowing and lending network with other libraries. This service enables all Auraria campus students, faculty, and staff to obtain materials not available at the Auraria Library. Requests from registered users can be initiated electronically through the Auraria Library’s Home Page using the WebZap service. This department also loans material to institutions throughout Colorado and around the world. Access to materials from other Colorado libraries is available via Prospector.
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION
The library is committed to providing information skills through its instruction program. The program is varied, ranging from basic, introductory-level material to advanced research methodology for graduate students. Information on other electronic resources is an
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important component of the library Instruction Program. For more information about the library’s instructional offerings, contact the Library Instruction office at 303-556-3683.
RESERVES
The Reserves Department (located in the northwest corner of the first floor) provides special short-term circulation of books, pamphlets, articles, and other materials needed for class instruction. Except for films and videos, all other types of media are housed in Reserves, along with CDs/records and appropriate players. Films and videos (including those on reserve) are located in the Video Collection, first floor, southeast corner.
The loan periods for “reserved” items are short, and overdue follow-up is prompt, so that the maximum number of students may have access to the materials. These materials include not only titles owned by the library, but also personal copies made available by the faculty. “Reserve” material may be checked out for two hours, one day or three days, with the exception of media items, which may be checked out for two weeks. The length of check-out is determined by the professor. Materials will be checked out with either a student I.D. or a Colorado driver’s license.
ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Auraria Library acts as the archival repository for materials produced by the University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Community College of Denver, and the Auraria Higher Education Center. These materials include documents such as college catalogs, student newspapers, budgets, and fact books. Manuscript collections at the Auraria Library focus on public policy issues and public affairs. Examples of manuscript holdings include the records from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, the National Municipal League, and the American Association of University Women of Colorado. The library’s special collections area contains books on many different subjects, including Colorado and Denver history, theses and dissertations from CU-Denver, science fiction, rhetoric, and juvenile literature. For information and hours, call 303-556-8373.
COMPUTER COMMONS
Word processing, spreadsheet production, web browsing, and email are available for students and faculty in the Library’s Computer Commons lab. The lab is also equipped with document scanners and printers. It is available whenever the library is open.
SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The library is committed to making its resources and services available to all students. Library services to assist persons with disabilities include orientation to the physical layout of the library, retrieval of materials, and some assistance with use of the online public access catalog, periodicals, and indexes.
Adaptive computer equipment and software have been installed in the reference area and in the Combined Computer Access Center to assist a number of students with varying disabilities. This equipment connects to the online public access catalog, the Internet, and other electronic access systems.
ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
Photocopiers, microform reader/printers, a copy center, pay phones, and study rooms are all available at the library.
FRIENDS OF AURARIA LIBRARY
The Friends of Auraria Library is an association formed in 1976 to promote the development of Auraria Library as a center for learning, study, and research for the students and faculty of the University of
Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. The Friends of Auraria Library’s ongoing objectives are:
1. To promote awareness of and good will toward Auraria Library on the campus, in the metropolitan area, and in the region; and
2. To increase library resources through contributions, solicitations, grants, bequests, and gifts of books and other appropriate materials.
For more information about the Friends of Auraria Library, call 303-556-2805.
AURARIA MEDIA CENTER
1100 Lawrence Street, Room 015; 303-556-2426
The Auraria Media Center offers a full range of media services:
• distance learning technologies, including video conferencing, satellite teleconferencing, audio conferencing, video over IP,
Web casts, and videotaping of course delivery
• circulation of a wide range of audio, video, and data (AVD) presentation equipment for one-time use
• long-term equipment check-out
• special events
• production of media, including digital tape, videotape,
CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM
• equipment maintenance and repair
• equipment/systems consultation and installation
The Auraria Media Center’s closed-circuit campus cable system can be used in the classroom to broadcast channels such as CNN, MSNBC, Discovery, A&E, PBS, and local television networks. Auraria Library’s extensive collection of videotapes and DVD-ROMs can also be distributed to any classroom on campus through the system.
The Auraria Media Center staff are available to train faculty in the use of equipment in “smart” classrooms on campus and offer consulting services to faculty and other clients in such areas as media design and production, effective use of media, distance learning technologies, effective use of those technologies, and equipment selection to best meet instructional needs. A self-service Mac and PC lab is available for faculty to access slide scanners, flatbed scanners, and film printers to transfer digital images to film.
AURARIA CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
Tivoli Student Union, 303-556-4286
Hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-6p.m.; F, 8a.m.—5p.m.; Sat, 10a.m.—3p.m. Please call for hours during vacation and interim periods.
The Auraria Campus Bookstore, a department of Student Auxiliary Services—your campus store—is located in the historic Tivoli Student Union. The bookstore provides textbooks for the Auraria schools, plus a complete general book department that is especially strong in technical and reference areas. Best sellers, new releases, and gift book selections change frequently, and are often accompanied by displays of special value books on many subjects.
Students need to bring course printouts to locate textbooks. Books are located by school; subjects are arranged alphabetically—departmental abbreviations, with course and section numbers—and prices are printed on the shelf tag below. Each title has the designation of Required, Preferred, Optional, or Available. You can also buy books online at www.aurariabooks. com.
The Auraria Campus Bookstore carries more used textbooks than any other book store in Colorado, but shop early as used books are the first to go. A full refund is given for new and used books accompanied by the receipt and returned within the first three weeks of class for regular semesters and during the first week of class for short terms.
Please read the refund policy attached to the receipt.
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When a course ends, the textbook may still have value and may be bought back by the bookstore. The buy-back policy on used texts is to pay half of the new price on books that will be used again next semester on this campus. Other texts are purchased at lower percentages. The Auraria Campus Bookstore’s buy-back services are dedicated to its student customers. A validated Auraria student or campus ID is required to complete a buy-back transaction. Books are bought for this campus throughout the semester; however, buyers from national textbook companies are on hand at the end of each semester to purchase used books that may be required at other schools.
Campus Computers, 303-556-3726, offers the latest in hardware and software technology. An educational discount is offered to Auraria campus students; a current, validated Auraria ID must be presented at the time of purchase. A full line of computer reference books and accessories is also available, as well as calculators and other small electronics. Campus Computers’ hours are M-Th, 8a.m.-6p.m.;
F, 8a.m.-5p.m.; Sat, 10a.m.-3p.m. It is located on the second floor of the Auraria Campus Bookstore.
A current photo ID is required for purchases paid for by check. The bookstore also accepts MasterCard, VISA, and American Express.
Look for our Web site at: www.aurariabooks.com The Auraria Campus Bookstore is owned by the State of Colorado and supports the Student Bond Fund.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Campus Box 189, P.O. Box 173364 Denver, Colorado 80217-3364 Phone: 303-556-2549 Fax:303-556-6545 E-mail: Carol.Heller@cudenver.edu
The CU-Denver Alumni Association provides programs and services of mutual benefit to graduates and the university. Founded in 1976, the association is governed by a board of alumni representing all schools
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and colleges on campus. Students automatically become CU-Denver Alumni Association members upon graduation and receive the CU on the Horizon newsletter, published twice a year. Alumni are invited to work on volunteer committees, which include recognizing 4.0 students through the Academic Athlete program, providing financial assistance to undergraduate students through a scholarship fund, and bestowing Alumni Association awards to worthy community leaders and volunteers. The association also invites alumni back to campus to attend periodic reunions and activities that might interest them.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOUNDATION, INC.
Campus Box 174, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364 Phone:303-556-4301 Fax: 303-556-3958
E-mail: Betsy.Cheroutes@cufund.colorado.edu
Established in 1967, the University of Colorado Foundation is a privately governed non-profit corporation whose mission is to support the University of Colorado. In 1981, the foundation established a Denver campus office to advance CU-Denver’s goal to become one of the nations premier urban institutions.
The CU Foundation raises and manages private funds that endow scholarships and professorships, enrich academic programs, purchase equipment, upgrade and construct facilities, and support projects to benefit students, faculty, and the community.
The university’s academic leadership establishes priorities for private support, and gifts are directed to the specific school, college, program, or purpose the donor designates. Professional fundraisers generate interest and enthusiasm for the university, recruit and organize volunteers, solicit gifts in collaboration with faculty and deans, and assist donors in gift planning.
The Extended Studies Programs at CU-Denver offer continuing and non-traditional education. They employ both alternative delivery systems and traditional methods to make high-quality learning experiences accessible to Colorado's diverse population. Extended Studies Programs are responsible for the administration of all classes conducted off the Auraria campus as well as many of those conducted in non-traditional formats on campus, such as weekends. Although they are not academic units and do not grant degrees, courses and programs offered through Extended Studies Programs do enhance and supplement traditional degree programs at the university.
CREDIT COURSES
Students with certain registration or scheduling difficulties can take credit courses applicable to their degree programs through Extended Studies. Courses offered through Extended Studies are identical to those offered through the regular Web Schedule of Courses and are recorded on a standard CU-Denver transcript along with any other classes taken through the university.
Students may want to consider taking credit classes through the Extended Studies programs under the following circumstances:
1. Not formally admitted to the university. Prospective CU-Denver students need not wait for formal admission to the university to begin taking classes if they enroll in Extended Studies courses.
Students who have not been formally admitted to the university can, in many cases, enroll in Extended Studies credit classes and transfer those credit hours (with departmental approval) to a degree program when they are formally admitted. (Students planning to explore this option should check with the department through which they intend to pursue their degrees to determine how many Extended Studies credits will be transferable.)
2. Scheduling conflicts. Students who are balancing family and work obligations, in addition to college, can take Extended Studies courses that fit their schedules. Many classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Depending upon the student’s choice of degree programs, it may be possible to obtain an undergraduate degree from CU-Denver by attending only evening and/or weekend classes through Extended Studies. Students are encouraged to contact an academic advisor in their chosen discipline or an advisor in the Extended Studies programs to discuss the options available to them.
3. Academic suspension. Each academic unit of the university has established its own policies regarding students who are placed on academic suspension. When those policies allow, students on academic suspension may take a certain number of credit hours (as established by the appropriate academic unit) through Extended Studies to improve their grade point averages. Students must check with an academic advisor in their chosen discipline to determine whether this option is open to them.
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NON-CREDIT COURSES
In addition to credit courses, Extended Studies Programs offer a variety of non-credit courses for both personal enrichment and professional credentialing. Practicing professionals in a variety of fields are encouraged to contact the appropriate CU-Denver school or college for information on courses applicable to continuing professional education, certification, and licensure.
Following are Extended Studies and Professional Development contacts, or visit our Web site for more information: unvw. cudenver.edu/urban advantage.
American Language Center, 303-556-6207
(English as a Second Language and Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Program)
College of Architecture and Planning, 303-556-3382 College of Arts & Media, 303-556-2279
Business School (Professional Development Programs), 303-556-5826
School of Education, 303-556-6361
College of Engineering and Applied Science
(Continuing Engineering Education), 303-556-4907
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 303-556-2735
Graduate School of Public Affairs, 303-556-5970
Centers and Institutes
Centers and Institutes
Many centers and institutes are housed at the University of Colorado at Denver. Each has a focus, whether advancing a specific academic area, serving as a practicum for various curricular programs, extending the university’s reach into the community, or partnering with other organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies to make our city and state a better place to live and learn. These centers and institutes are listed below by the college or academic unit in which they are housed.
College of Arts & Media
• Center for Arts and Public Policy..........303-556-6588
Business School
• Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development . 303-620-4050
• Center for Global Health...................303-556-5866
• Center for Health Administration...........303-556-5845
• Center for Information Technology Innovation .303-989-7575
• Institute for International Business ......303-556-4738
School of Education
• Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership 303-556-6632
• Front Range Board of Cooperative.......... 303-556-6028
Educational Services (BOCES)
College of Engineering and Applied Science
• Center for Geotechnical Engineering Science..303-556-2810
• Fast Lab.....................................303-556-2372
• Transportation Research Center...............303-556-2831
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
• Center for Computational Biology...............303-556-8897
• Center for Computational Mathematics...........303-556-8460
• Center for Environmental Sciences 303-556-2963
• Center for Ethics and Community ...............303-556-3223
• Center for Health and Behavioral Sciences....303-556-4300
• Center for Research on Economic and Social Policy 303-556-8540
Graduate School of Public Affairs
• Center for Affordable Housing and ........303-820-5650
Educational Policy
• Institute for Policy Research and Implementation 303-820-5650
• Center for Human Investment Policy......303-820-5631
• Center for the Improvement of Public
Management................................303-820-5662
• Center for Public/Private Sector Cooperation . 303-820-5662
• CU/CU Health Ethics and Policy Consortium .. 303-820-5650
• Center for Administration ..............303-820-5650
and Policy
• Wells Fargo Public Policy Research Program.303-820-5628
• Wirth Chair for Environment and Community... 303-820-5676
Development Policy
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
• Colorado Center for Community Development .. 303-556-6650
• Fourth World Center for the Study of ..... 303-556-2850
Indigenous Law and Politics
• International Training, Education, and.... 303-352-3700
Research Academy (ITERA)
• National Veterans Training Institute..303-352-3737
• Latino/a Research and Policy Center...303-352-3700
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Dean
Patricia O’Leary
Associate Dean
Randall Ott
Contact
Office
CU-Denver Building, Third Floor
Main Telephone
303-556-3382
Fax
303-556-3687 Web Site
www. cudenver. edu/AandP
Faculty
Professors
Ernesto Arias, Gene Bressler Thomas Clark, Mark Gelernter Spenser Havlick, George ffoover Joseph Juhasz, Yuk Lee, Dwayne Nuzum, Patricia O’Leary John Prosser, Fahriye Sancar, Peter Schneider, Raymond Studer, Jr. Luis Summers, Willem van Vliet
Associate Professors
Lois Brink, Joan Draper Phillip Gallegos, Marvin Hatami Michael Holleran, Taisto Makela Raymond McCall, Jr., Hans Morgenthaler Bennett Neiman, Randall Ott, Ping Xu
Assistant Professors
Barbara Ambach, Robert Flanagan, Julee Herdt, Michael Hughes Michael Jenson, Ann Komara Sohyun Park Lee, Lawrence Loftin III Brian Muller, Ekaterini Vlahos
Senior Instructors Phillipe Luc Barman, John Frankhouser, Allen Harlow, Martha Hutchison Anthony Mazzeo, E.J. Meade Eric Morris, Shayne Rymer
If you’re interested in a career in architecture, urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, or urban design, you’ll want to get acquainted with the College of Architecture and Planning at CU-Denver. We offer the only undergraduate and graduate education in these fields in the state of Colorado. Students intending to enter the design and planning professions normally complete the college’s undergraduate degree as preparation for our graduate-level professional programs.
Our graduate programs are also available for those who already hold an undergraduate degree in an unrelatedfield. Our graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and urban design, and our graduate certificates in preservation and design build are taught on the CU-Denver campus, in the heart of a vital downtown. Our undergraduate programs are held in Boulder, an environment ideally suited to the needs of undergraduates (see the CU-Boulder catalog for details). We offer a multidisciplinary Ph. D. in design and planning across the two campuses. With a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, andprofessional work, the college provides students with a broad range of learning opportunities.
Special Activities and Programs
The college provides a diverse range of opportunities that enrich and enhance the education of its students. Through activities and functions—including a lecture series, a visiting critic series, exhibits, publications, and active student organizations—the college encourages contact among students, faculty, and members of the design professions. Each summer, the college offers foreign study-travel programs, which in recent years have traveled to Prague, Rome, Turkey, China, Helsinki, and Spain. The college also offers a semester abroad program in Florence for its undergraduates each fall and spring. The college makes available a range of scholarships and fellowships, some of which are based on need, others on performance, and still others of which are specifically intended to provide enrichment opportunities. The college supports an active and focused internship program for its students, giving them access to elective internship opportunities in the Denver metropolitan area and beyond.
Finally, the college encourages students to take control of their own education and supports,
within its ability, any reasonable proposals from students that would enrich their own educational experiences.
College Facilities
The college’s administrative headquarters and graduate programs are located at 1250 14th Street in downtown Denver, on the northeastern edge of the Auraria campus. This favorable location gives easy access both to the extensive campus facilities and to the urban amenities of Denver’s lively lower downtown. Most of the major professional design offices in Denver, and many planning firms and agencies, are within easy reach of the college. These provide many opportunities for contact between students and practitioners. College facilities include studio spaces for students, lecture and seminar rooms, design jury spaces, exhibition spaces, and faculty offices. The college also provides a photographic darkroom and studio, a model and furniture-making woodshop, and an extensive computer lab whose focus is computer-aided design (CAD), computer 2-D and 3-D imaging, and analytic
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tools for planning. Also located in the college is a Geographic Information System (GIS) computer lab, which is open to all students of the University of Colorado at Denver.
Scholarships/Financial Aid
Students in the college have access to a number of scholarships and other financial assistance funds. Some of these funds are provided by the institution itself, while others are provided by external sources like the American Institute of Architects Education Fund, the American Planning Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute. For further information on these scholarships and graduate tuition awards, contact the colleges student services officer at 303-556-3387 or request a list by e-mail at heatherzertuche@cudenver.edu. For information on federal and state financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid, University of Colorado at Denver, Campus Box 125, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364,303-556-2886.
ADMISSIONS General Requirements
Applicants to the College of Architecture and Planning are required to submit the following credentials:
• University of Colorado Application for Graduate Admission form
• Two official transcripts from each institution the applicant has attended. Transcripts must be mailed by the institution directly to the college. A certified literal English translation must also be submitted for documents that are not in English.
• Letters of recommendation. U.S. residents, three letters; international applicants, four letters.
• Statement of purpose. Applicants to all programs must submit a statement summarizing career objectives and reasons for pursuing the intended program of study. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must also indicate a proposed area of specialization and, if possible, a potential faculty mentor.
• Supporting materials for architecture and landscape architecture: Applicants to the graduate architecture and landscape architecture programs are required to submit a portfolio (6-12 bound pages,
8.5 x 11 inches). Slides are not accepted. A portfolio is an orderly presentation of one’s work. This includes examples of creative and analytical work including, but not limited to, essays, papers, photographs, and photographic reproductions of artistic work such as sculptures, drawings, paintings, musical compositions, and other fine arts. A stamped, self-addressed envelope must be included for return of the portfolio. Applicants to architecture and landscape architecture are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores if their GPAs are below 3.0.
• Supporting materials for urban and regional planning: Applicants to the urban and regional planning program should submit, in an 8.5 X 11-inch bound document, their statement of purpose, a resume, and a copy of a student or professional paper or project. Applicants to the urban and regional planning program are encouraged to submit GRE (general) scores; those whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 are required to submit GRE scores.
• Supporting materials for the Ph.D.: Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit a sample of written work and any other evidence relevant to admission to the program, in accordance with submission guidelines that can be obtained from the college. Applicants to the Ph.D. program are required to submit GRE scores.
• Application fee. Non refundable ($50, U.S. residents; $60, international applicants).
International Applicants
International applicants are required to submit the following documents in addition to the credentials listed under general requirements.
• TOEFL score. For the professional programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and urban and regional planning, the College of Architecture and Planning requires a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 525 for students from non-English-speaking countries. However, the college requires students with TOEFL scores between 525 and 550 to register for an English course when they arrive at the University of Colorado at Denver. Applicants to the Ph.D. in design and planning must have achieved a TOEFL score of at least 575. Note that an Official TOEFL Score Report is required; institutional TOEFL reports are not acceptable.
• Financial Resources Statement. International applicants must provide evidence that they have sufficient funds available. To provide this evidence, each international applicant should follow these instructions:
a. If an applicant’s own money is to be used: In Part 2, Section 1 of the Financial Resources Statement, applicant’s bank must certify that the full amount of money is on deposit in his or her account to meet tuition and expenses.
b. If an applicant is sponsored by a family member or friend: The sponsor must agree to provide the money and sign the Financial Resources Statement in Part 2, Section 2. The sponsor’s bank must also certify that the sponsor has on deposit the amount of money the applicant will need for tuition and expenses.
c. If an applicant has been awarded a scholarship, Part 2, Section 3 of the Financial Resources Statement must be completed.
Statements used for other institutions will not be accepted. Photocopied documents are not accepted unless signed by the originator; signatures must be original.
Application Dates and Deadlines
Fall Semester
All professional programs—March 15
Ph.D. in Design and Planning—by March 1 to be considered for financial support
Spring Semester
Allprograms — October 1
(In architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, students starting in the spring will only be able to select from a reduced set of courses, and will get on track starting the nextfall)
Applications received after these dates will be considered only if space is still available.
Confirmation Deposit
A non-refundable confirmation deposit of $200 is required to secure an applicant’s place in the architecture and landscape architecture programs, and in the Ph.D. program. The deposit is due at the time the applicant accepts the program’s offer of admission. The deposit will be applied to the first semesters tuition when the student registers for classes.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To request additional information, or to arrange a visit to the college, phone or e-mail:
Undergraduate Programs, 303-492-7711, A8cP-Undergrad-info@carbon.cudenver.edu
Graduate Professional Programs, 303-556-3382, A8cP-Grad-info@carbon.cudenver.edu
Ph.D. Program, 303-492-7711, phddandp@spot.colorado.edu
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You may also write to:
Office of the Dean, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado at Denver, Campus Box 126, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364.
For periodical updates on all aspects of the college, see our Web site at
http://www. cudenver. edu/AandP/.
ACADEMIC POLICIES Academic Standing
Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the graduate programs to remain in good standing and to graduate. If a students GPA falls below a 3.0, then he or she will be placed on academic probation beginning the following semester. If the GPA remains below a 3.0 after the probationary semester, then he or she may be dismissed from the college.
Appeals
Any student may appeal the grades he or she receives in a class. The student should first informally discuss the issue with the relevant faculty member and then with the department chair or program director. If the matter is not resolved this way, the student may initiate an appeal by writing to the faculty member outlining the reasons for the appeal. Copies are to be forwarded to the department chair or program director and the dean. The faculty member must respond in writing to the student’s written appeal, with copies to the department chair or program director and the dean. An appeals committee consisting of three faculty members of the relevant academic program will review the written appeal. The chair of the appeals committee will convey its recommendation in writing to the student who has appealed, with copies to the instructor, the program chair or director, and dean.
Attendance and Timeliness of Work
Students are expected to attend all meetings of classes. Excessive unexcused absences may result in a grade reduction at the discretion of the instructor. Absence from a class will be excused for verified medical reasons or for extreme personal emergencies. The student may be required to furnish evidence.
Students’ assignments are to be completed in a timely manner. Any assignment turned in late may have its grade reduced by an amount set at the discretion of the instructor. An assignment may be turned in late without penalty for verified medical reasons or for extreme personal emergencies. Students must have their instructor’s written permission to turn an assignment in late. Students with excused late work may turn in the assignment by the end of finals week without penalty. Otherwise, the grade “IF” or “W” will be assigned at the discretion of the faculty.
Course Sequencing and Advancement
Programs in the college are structured so that certain courses must be taken concurrently, others sequentially. Students will not be allowed to enroll in a course if its co-requisites or prerequisites have not been satisfied.
Originality of Work
Students must submit their own work. Where other sources are used in a student submission, they are to be clearly identified and referenced. The university considers plagiarism and similar acts of falsification to be a serious matter that may result in suspension or expulsion. Information on codes of conduct and grievance procedures are available from the University of Colorado at Denver’s Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.
Retention of Student Work
The College of Architecture and Planning reserves the right to retain any student project submitted in fulfillment of class requirements for whatever period of time it deems necessary. This retained work is used to provide accrediting agencies with tangible evidence of performance, to serve as additional visual aid material in presentations to other students, and to contribute to possible educational exhibits requested by the university community and the general public.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY Architecture
Chair, Department of Architecture, Phillip Gallegos 303-556-3282 Associate Chair, Graduate Program, Bennett Neiman 303-556-3382 Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Architecture Pre-Professional
Program, Allen Harlow 303-492-7711
The architecture program’s mission is to lead in the discovery, communication, and application of knowledge in the discipline of architecture. The program aims to excel in the education of its students, in the research and creative endeavors of its faculty, and in service to the community. To respond to this mission, the program has developed a unique intellectual, educational, and architectural culture.
First of all, the program celebrates its place in a very special set of landscapes—urbanized Denver and the Front Range, and the spectacular natural landscape of the high plains and the Colorado Rockies. The architecture program therefore focuses not only on the design of buildings, but also on the interactions between buildings and their urban and natural settings.
Second, the program examines the interplay between architectural form and the complex cultural and technological context in which architects operate. As a result of these dominant concerns, the program has created an academic environment that is intellectually stimulating and educationally challenging, and that aims to educate students who will become leaders in the discipline and profession of architecture.
The Department of Architecture, along with the Department of Planning and Design, offers a Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envd.) on the Boulder campus. The Department of Architecture also offers two graduate degrees on the Denver campus: the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and the Master of Urban Design (M.U.D.). The following statement from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is responsible for accrediting all architecture programs in the United States, should help a student choose the appropriate degree program:
“In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.
Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.”
The pre-professional degree offered by the College of Architecture and Planning is the B.Envd. The professional degree offered by the college is the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), which is fully accredited by the NAAB.
The Master of Architecture, the college’s accredited professional degree for students intending to seek licensure as architects, offers two distinct paths. One track, the M.Arch./4+2, is offered to students who have completed the college’s B.Envd. or any other pre-professional
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design degree from any NAAB-accredited institution. A second track, the M.Arch./3.5, is available to students who have completed an unrelated undergraduate or graduate degree, or to students who hold professional architecture degrees from other countries, but who seek to obtain an NAAB-accredited architecture degree. Students holding professional architecture degrees from foreign institutions will be given advanced standing commensurate with their previous educational experiences.
THE MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.ARCH.)
M.Arch./4+2
The M.Arch./4+2 is intended for students who have completed the college’s B.Envd. or any other pre-professional architecture degree from any NAAB-accredited institution. This six-year plan of study, with completion of both the four-year undergraduate B.Envd. offered on the Boulder campus and the accredited two-year M.Arch. on the Denver campus of CU, has been fully endorsed by the NAAB.
Program Requirements
Students completing the college’s Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envd.) on the Boulder campus—or completing a pre-professional degree from another NAAB-accredited institution—complete a minimum of four semesters of coursework (60 hours of credit) after entry into the M.Arch. program. For further details on the B.Envd., and for descriptions of the pre-professional courses outlined below, see the University of Colorado at Boulder catalog.
Students entering ENVD 3210 Arch Studio II must have the permission of the program chair.
Term by Term: Six-year M.Arch. Curriculum
Undergraduate Sequence
Four years at Boulder—30 credits per year (approx.), 120 total credits FIRST YEAR
Fall (15 credit hours)
ENVD 1004-6. ENVD 2003-3. UWRP 1150-3. Elective-3.
Intro to ENVD Ecology and Design Expository Writing Non-ENVD Elective
Spring (15 credit hours)
ENVD 2002-3. ENVD 2001-3. Social Science-3. Humanities-3. Elective-3.
ENVD Media
Intro to Social Factors in ENVD (see list of options)
(see list of options)
Non-ENVD Elective
YEAR TWO
Fall (16 credit hours)
ARCH 3114-3. ENVD 2110-6. MATH 1300-5. Elective-2.
History and Theories of Arch I Arch Studio I Calculus I
Non-ENVD Elective
Spring(l4credit hours)
ARCH 3214-3. ENVD 3001-3. PHYS 2010-5. Elective-3.
History and Theories of Arch II Environment and Behavior College Physics I ENVD Elective
YEAR THREE
Fall (15 credit hours)
AREN 4035-3. ENVD 3210-6. ENVD 3352-3. Elective-3.
Structures I Arch Studio II Arch Computer Media ENVD Elective (ending in ‘4’)
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Spring (15 credit hours)
AREN 4045-3. Architectural Structures II
Elective-3. ENVD Elective (ending in ‘5’)
Electives-6. ENVD Electives
Elective-3. Non-ENVD Elective
YEAR FOUR
Fall (15 credit hours)
AREN 3050-3. ENVD 4310-6. ENVD 3115-3. Elective-3.
Environmental Systems I Arch Studio III
Building Materials and Systems ENVD Elective (ending in ‘2’)
Spring (15 credit hours)
ARCH 4314-3. AREN 3060-3. ENVD 4410-6. Elective-3.
Arch Theory
Environmental Systems II
Arch. Studio IV
ENVD Elective
Graduate Sequence
Two years at Denver—30 credits per year (approx.), 60 total credits FIFTH YEAR
Fall (15 credit hours)
ARCH 6150-4. Comprehensive Design Studio
ARCH 6151-2. Comprehensive Design Seminar
LA 6632-3. Site Planning
Electives-6.*
Spring (18 credit hours)
ARCH 5320-3. ARCH 6170-4. ARCH 6171-2. Electives-6.*
Build Construction and Methods
Advanced Design Studio
Advanced Design Seminar
(Take ARCH 6950-6. Thesis Preparation if
undertaking a thesis in the next semester.)
SIXTH YEAR
Fall (15 credit hours)
ARCH 5410-3. ARCH 6170-4. or
ARCH 6951 ARCH 6171-2.
Professional Practice Advanced Design Studio
Thesis (6)
Advanced Design Seminar or nothing if thesis taken
Electives-6.* (Take ARCH 6950-6. Thesis Preparation if
undertaking a thesis in the next semester.)
Spring (15 credit hours)
Electives-15*
* As of fall 1998, new students must take 9 credits each in cultural studies and professional studies, and 6 credits in technology studies (3 credits of which must emphasize the computer). The remaining 9 credits may be taken in any architecturally related electives on campus.
M.Arch./3.5
The M.Arch./3.5 is intended for those students who have completed an unrelated undergraduate or graduate degree, or for students who hold professional architecture degrees from other countries. This three-and-one-half-year plan of study on the CU-Denver campus has been fully accredited by the NAAB.
Prerequisites
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to stay on track for graduation, students are strongly encouraged to complete the trigonometry and physics requirements before beginning the M.Arch. program.
ARCH 5000 Math and Physics for Architects is offered in the summer on a pass/fail basis. This class meets the prerequisite requirements.
A Graphics Workshop is recommended for students who do not have a background in architectural drawing and model building. This class is offered each year before the beginning of the fall semester.
Students are also expected to have achieved a basic level of computer literacy, and should be familiar with PC or Apple operating systems.
Program Requirements
Students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree unrelated to architecture must complete a seven- or eight-semester sequence of coursework and accumulate a minimum of 114 semester hours of credit. Advanced standing will be given to students who have completed a non-NAAB-accredited professional architecture degree in another country, and who wish to obtain the NAAB-accredited degree from this college. These students will work with the chair of the department to develop an individualized plan of study commensurate with their previous degrees and experience, and will have to complete at least 60 hours of credit in residence within the College of Architecture and Planning.
Course Sequence
The M.Arch. program is divided into five major components: design studies, 45 credit hours; cultural studies, 12 credit hours; technology studies, 18 credit hours; professional studies, 6 credit hours; and electives, 33 credit hours. A wide array of electives in these areas allows students to tailor their graduate studies to their own interests.
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester (15 credit hours)
ARCH 5110-6. ARCH 5111-3. ARCH 5210-3. ARCH 5310-3.
Design Studio I Design Seminar I Introduction to Architecture Introduction to Building Technology
Spring Semester (18 credit hours)
ARCH 5120-4. ARCH 5121-2. ARCH 5220-3. ARCH 5320-3. LA 6632-3. Elective-3.*
Design Studio II Design Seminar II History of Architecture I Building Construction and Methods Site Planning
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester (18 credit hours)
ARCH 5130-4. ARCH 5131-2. ARCH 5230-3. ARCH 5240-3. ARCH 5330-3. Elective-3.*
Design Studio III Design Seminar III History of Architecture II Human Factors in Design Environmental Control Systems I
Spring Semester (18 credit hours)
ARCH 5140-4. ARCH 5141-2. ARCH 5340-3. ARCH 5350-3. ARCH 5410-3. Elective-3.*
Design Studio IV Design Seminar IV Environmental Control Systems II Structures I Professional Practice
Summer Semester (12 credit hours)
ARCH 6150-4. Comprehensive Design Studio
ARCH 6151-2. Comprehensive Design Seminar
Electives-6.*
THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester (18 credit hours)
ARCH 5360-3. ARCH 6170-4. ARCH 6171-2. Electives-9.* or
ARCH 6950-6.
Structures II
Advanced Design Studio Advanced Design Seminar
Thesis Preparation and Electives-3.
Spring Semester (15 credit hours)
ARCH 6170-4. Advanced Design Studio
ARCH 6171-2. Advanced Design Seminar
Electives-9.* or:
ARCH 6951-6. Thesis
Electives-9.*
* Students must take 9 elective credits in cultural studies, 9 elective credits in professional studies, 6 elective credits in technology studies (3 credits of which must emphasize the computer), and 9 elective credits in any architecturally related electives on campus.
POST-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
The Post-Professional Program
The Post-Professional Degree Program is a mid-career, post-professional intensive course for those individuals in the design fields who seek to expand their knowledge and to advance their professional careers. In this program, students have the opportunity to study recent developments in their design fields resulting from advances in information technology, new theories and methods, and emergent discoveries and associations. The program currently offers two primary areas of study, the Master of Architecture II and the Master of Urban Design degree programs. Each of these programs has a research orientation and agenda, and their general intent is to create an educational context within which the fundamental practices of architecture and urbanism can be examined, advanced, and extended. The programs have been designed to be both flexible and interdisciplinary so as to provide students with a broad range of options that can accommodate and respond to each student’s own interests and study agenda through coursework, independent study, or optional training.
Post-Professional Program: The Master of Architecture II
The Master of Architecture II is an advanced degree program that provides its students with a range of opportunities for exploring and extending their knowledge of the practice of architecture. Students applyingfor admission to the program must have been awarded a five-year or six-year first-professional degree in architecture. They may enter the Master of Architecture II program in any semester of the academic year.
The Master of Architecture II program does not offer an NAAB first-professional degree; it is an advanced studies program for those who already hold this first-professional degree.
Students in the program must complete 30 hours of credit in required, recommended, and elective coursework to qualify for the Master of Architecture II degree. To be eligible for graduation from the program, students must complete 12 credit hours of advanced design studio (ARCH 6150/6151 or UD 6600/6601) in the degree project sequence and 12 credit hours in required and/or focus-area coursework particular to their area of study. The remaining 6 credit hours are elective coursework. A typical sequence of coursework within a focus area leading to the award of the Master of Architecture II degree is as follows:
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SEMESTER ONE
Design Studio: 6 credits
Focus-area required/recommended coursework: 6 credits Elective coursework: 3 credits
SEMESTER TWO
Design Studio: 6 credits
Focus-area required/recommended coursework: 6 credits Elective coursework: 3 credits
Dual Degree Option
Students may enroll in a dual degree program with Landscape Architecture (M.Arch. and M.L.A.).
Landscape Architecture
Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Gene Bressler 303-556-3382
The mission of the landscape architecture program is to explore design as the means to engage a range of evolving interactions between the ethics, places, and methods of landscape intervention and transformation. Our studies focus on compelling issues inherent to the urban, suburban, rural, and wilderness environments of the Rocky Mountain region. The insights and possibilities generated from these local studies provide an understanding of landscape design that is transferable at many scales and to other lands and cultures.
Specific objectives of the landscape architecture program are:
1. to develop excellence in the design process and design: exploring the strategies, methods, and skills to study, synthesize, experiment with, make, and evaluate design precedents, landscape design, and design processes
2. to learn and extend core themes of the profession that include landscape architectural theory and precedents, technologies and materials, natural and cultural systems, and communications and inquiry media: studying the means to inform and develop one’s ideas, to convey one’s values, and to criticize one’s work
3. to provide a working knowledge of the institutional framework within which the design process occurs: building a strong understanding of and the skills required in professional practice, including management, leadership, marketing, ethical conduct, and legal issues
4. to engage service in ways that apply and integrate coursework, research, and creative works to real world situations—participating with and involving others in opportunities to implement, enhance, demonstrate, communicate, and evaluate ideas and skills—and that provide measurable benefits.
We aim to link theory with practice, history with change, technology with invention, and designers with their constituents.
The curriculum prepares students for landscape architectural practice and research as presently known, and provides the setting to question, invent, test, and advance knowledge and capability of the profession.
It consists of sequential and integrated design studios, core lecture and seminar courses, and elective opportunities, including a professional internship. Students develop capabilities in design within studio courses. Core themes, theories, precedents, technologies, and skills of the profession are developed in the lecture and seminar courses. Curriculum integration is achieved through deliberate internal coordination efforts and collaboration with other programs within the college as well as other CU-Denver colleges and schools. The curriculum provides opportunities that facilitate the offering and testing of new courses, which respond to timely interests of faculty and students.
Professional practitioners representing consulting firms and governmental agencies of regional, national, and international distinction share in and contribute to the life of the program. They teach courses, participate in reviews, host internships and office visits, give presentations, exhibit their works, and mentor with students and faculty.
Successful graduates pursue diverse practices in public and private arenas, and make positive differences in the quality of our environment.
MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (M.L.A.)
Prerequisites
Students are expected to have achieved a basic level of computer literacy. A graphics workshop is recommended for students who do not have a background in drawing and model building. The workshop is scheduled each year before the beginning of the fall semester.
Program Requirements
The landscape architecture program offers professional and advanced professional graduate degree curricula leading to the degree Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.). The first-professional degree program, requiring a six-semester sequence of coursework totaling 90 credit hours, is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) and recognized by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Students completing the college’s Bachelor of Environmental Design on the Boulder campus—or completing an undergraduate design degree at another institution—are given advanced standing in the three-year program and must complete at least 65 semester hours of credit. The advanced professional degree program, for qualified students having already earned a first professional degree in landscape architecture or related discipline, requires 48 credit hours. Advanced standing may be commensurate with prior academic accomplishment.
Course Sequence (90-credit M.L.A. for students without a professional degree in landscape architecture or related profession.)
The curriculum consists of core and elective coursework. Core courses are grouped into six components: design studies, 36 credit hours; history and theory, 12 credit hours including 3 elective credit hours; landscape architectural technology, 14 credit hours including 3 elective credit hours; plants, 6 credit hours; and media, 4 credit hours; totaling 72 credit hours. The remaining semester credit hours are for additional elective courses.
Typical 90-credit-hour program of study in required courses for the first professional M.L.A. degree
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester— 16 credit hours
ARCH 5210-3. Introduction to Architecture
LA 5500-6. Introduction to Landscape Architectural
Design Studio I
LA 5510-4. Graphic Media in Landscape Architecture
LA 5572-3. Landscape Ecology
Spring Semester—15 credit hours
LA 5501-6. Introduction to Landscape Architectural
Design Studio II
LA 5521-3. History of Landscape Architecture
LA 6632-3. Site Planning
Elective-3.
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester—16 credit hours
LA 5532-4. Landscape Technology I
LA 6600-6. Landscape Architectural Design Studio III
LA 6670-3. Plants in Design
Elective-3.
Spring Semester—16credit hours
LA 6601-6. Landscape Architectural Design Studio IV
LA 6631-4. Landscape Technology II
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LA 6620-3. Landscape Architectural Theory and
Criticism
Elective-3.
THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester—15 credit hours
LA 6700-6. Advanced Landscape Architectural
Design Studio V
Electives-9.
Spring Semester—12 credit hours
LA 6701-6. Advanced Landscape Architectural
Design Studio VI
Electives-6.
Course Sequence (48-hour M.L.A. for students with a professional degree in landscape architecture or related disciplines)
This route requires 48 credit hours and typically two years of fulltime study. The core curriculum consists of two groups: design, 30 credit hours; history and theory, 12 credit hours, for a total of 42 credit hours; plus 6 credit hours of electives. The program director will advise each student engaged in this program of study.
Concentration Areas
The curriculum delivers required courses that enable students to learn and develop core themes of the profession inclusive of LAAB standards, with emphasis placed on studying the means to develop one’s ideas, to convey one’s values, and to criticize one’s work. In addition, the curriculum offers four concentration areas from which to choose elective courses offered by the program and other units within the college and university in order to explore advanced topics, challenge normative paradigms, and develop new knowledge and capabilities. Majors from other areas are invited to enroll in landscape architecture electives.
Areas of Concentration Urban Design
Advanced Landscape Architectural Technologies Landscape Planning and Management History, Theory, and Criticism
These broadly defined areas of concentration reflect topics and issues related to the program’s location and context in Denver and its larger metropolitan and regional contexts. They also reflect faculty interests and resources available from within the college, university, and area. Students may pursue one or more concentrations within the required 24 elective hours, of which 18 are non-group related. Students are encouraged to consult with their assigned faculty advisor or other mentors as they make their decisions. (Note: 6 elective credit hours are to fulfill requirements in each of landscape architectural technologies and history and theory group.)
Urban Design
Denver, the surrounding metropolitan areas, and the newly emerging urban areas within the greater region provide limitless issues, topics, and situations fueling interests in urban design. The field of urban design is complex and crosses many disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, real estate development, law, engineering, and the social sciences. Students interested in this concentration are urged to seek and enroll in courses that provide:
• an analytical understanding of the urban/built environment
• the understanding and skills from which to develop, synthesize, create, and test responsive implementation strategies
Courses available to landscape architecture students include, but are not limited to:
CE 5622-3. Urban Transportation Planning LA 6686-3. Special Topics: Open Space in Urban Design
LA 6930-3.
SOC 4230-3. UD 6620-3. UD 6621-3. UD 6686-3. URP 5520-3. URP 6633-3. URP 6634-3. URP 6635-3. URP 6665-3. URP 6670-3. URP 6676-3.
Landscape Architecture Internship
(requires pre-approval by advisor/director)
City and Region
Architecture of the City
The City as an Artifact
Special Topics in Urban Design
Urban Spatial Analysis
Urban Form Theory
Preservation Theory and Practice
History of American City Building
Urban Market Analysis
Urban Economic Development
Urban Housing
Advanced Landscape Architectural Technologies
Many students will work within a variety of venues involving built works. Familiarity, competence, and interest in learning, using, evaluating, and developing existing and new technologies are compelling. These technologies include computer applications, design-build/learn by building, materials, and construction processes. Students interested in expanding their knowledge, skills, and future applications of technologies are encouraged to seek and enroll in courses that provide them with:
• significant exposure and facility with applied technologies
• appreciation for the value, strengths, weaknesses, and potential of the technologies to develop, implement, and evaluate their design works
Courses available to landscape architecture students include, but are not limited to:
ARCH 5310-3. ARCH 6390-3. ARCH 6410-3. ARCH 6411-3. LA 6641-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6930-3. URP 6612-3.
Introduction to Building Technology
Special Topics in Technology
Computer Graphics
Computer Applications in Practice
Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture
Special Topics: Advanced Landscape Architectural
Technologies
Special Topics: Computer Applications (VARIES) Landscape Architecture Internship GIS for Planners
Landscape Planning and Management
Landscape planning is an area in which landscape architects play an increasing and vital role, particularly in this region, resulting from pressures to develop non-urbanized or undeveloped lands and to develop and manage public lands. Study within this concentration area addresses development and advancing knowledge and capability of the profession in:
• ecological systems
• urban and regional growth
• land use
• real estate development and finance
• environmental impact assessment
• planning and development processes
Courses available to landscape architecture students include, but are
not limited to:
LA 6622-3. Visual Quality Analysis
LA 6641-3. Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture
LA 6930-3. Landscape Architecture Internship
URP 5530-3. Planning Law
URP 6612-3. GIS for Planners
URP 6640-3. Community Development Process
URP 6641-3. Social Planning
URP 6642-3. Neighborhood Planning
URP 6650-3. Environmental Planning II: Policy and Law
URP 6651-3. Environmental Impact Assessment
URP 6652-3. Growth Management
URP 6653-3. Natural Resource Management and Planning
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URP 6660-3. URP 6661-3. URP 6664-3. URP 6671-3. URP 6673-3.
Real Estate Development Process
Real Estate Development Finance
Fiscal Impact Analysis
Regional Economic Development
Transportation Planning I: Transport Network
Analysis
History, Theory, and Criticism
Advanced study in history, theory, and criticism of design is fundamental to the landscape architect’s knowledge of the built environment, the intellectual forces that create it, and the theoretical construct of historic precedents in design influencing decisions.
Advancing knowledge and capability of the profession in this area of concentration is compelling and serves:
• to better inform designers eager to learn, generate, and develop ideas, and arrive at critical judgments about the worth of these ideas
• to enhance and inform one’s perspective in a context of economic boom where new development is flourishing
Courses available to landscape architecture students include, but are not limited to:
ARCH 5230-3. ARCH 6161-3. ARCH 6210-3. ARCH 6212-3. ARCH 6220-3. ARCH 6221-3. ARCH 6910-3. LA 6686-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6686-3.
LA 6930-3.
History of Architecture II Precedents in Architecture History of American Architecture History of Modern Architecture History of Architectural Theory Post-Structuralist Architecture Teaching Assistantship
Special Topic: Architecture and the Landscape —
Exploration in Boundary
Special Topic: Contemporary Theories and
Criticism of Landscape Architecture
Special Topic: Landscape Architectural History
Special Topic: Modernism in Landscape Architecture
Special Topic: Open Space in Urban Design
Special Topic: Representations of Landscape
Architecture
Landscape Architecture Internship
Dual Degree Option
Students may enroll in a dual degree program with Architecture (M.LA. and MArch).
Urban and Regional Planning
Chair, Department of Planning and Design, Dwayne Nuzum 303-556-3382
Urban and regional planners in the United States and other countries seek to identify social needs and environmental capacities, anticipate change and its impact on communities, shape the pattern of human settlements, provide essential infrastructure, maintain viable economies, and achieve and preserve sustainable communities that are suitably fit to their natural surroundings. Study in planning considers how social needs are legitimated, knowledge about communities and regions is compiled and analyzed, possible courses of action are evaluated, plans are formulated, implementation is transacted through the means of education, investment, negotiation and regulation, and how plans’ consequences are tracked over time.
These tasks require a high order of ability: to amass and manipulate information, to represent and model essential phenomena and processes, to simulate futures, and to judge outcomes having diverse dimensions. They also require the ability to portray and communicate key concepts, diagnoses, and actions, and to harness knowledge about all the key actors on the scene in order to understand their needs, motives, and possible responses to the public actions that plans provoke. Underlying these classes of abilities is a base of knowledge that easily overreaches the bounds of any one discipline.
Planners must understand theories regarding urban and regional process, concepts of presentation, communication and negotiation, technologies for the depiction and manipulation of spatial information, means by which to document, judge, and forecast change in urban systems, private economic motives and constraints, the behavioral inclinations of all the major classes of players on the urban scene, the mesh of laws that empower planning and govern private action, and the broader political economy of regional systems.
Needless to say, the education of planners can only begin in the university. It must be a life-long pursuit, and planning programs, including this one, are becoming increasingly supportive of the continuing education needs of professionals. It is the intellectual excitement of this ongoing pursuit of knowledge that draws many to the field.
The Department of Planning and Design, along with the Department of Architecture, offers a Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envd.) degree on the Boulder campus. The Department of Planning and Design also offers the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) graduate degree on the Denver campus. The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is fully accredited by the national Planning Accreditation Board, and prepares students for professional careers in planning and for further study.
For further details on the B.Envd., see the University of Colorado at Boulder catalog. Additional details about the master’s program follow.
THE MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (M.U.R.P.)
Prerequisites
Students are expected to have achieved a basic level of computer literacy, and should be familiar with PC or Apple operating systems.
A graphics workshop is recommended for students who do not have a background in drawing and model building. The workshop is scheduled each year before the beginning of the fall semester.
Program Requirements
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is the college’s accredited degree for students intending to practice as planners. With no advanced standing, candidates for the M.U.R.P. degree must complete a minimum of 51 credit hours of graduate work, including all core courses (27 credit hours), a concentration (15 credit hours minimum), and additional electives (9 credit hours). Entering students who have engaged in the study or practice of planning elsewhere may petition the faculty during their initial semester to determine whether any credit will be awarded or degree requirements relaxed as a result of these prior activities. A maximum of 27 credits of coursework can be applied for advanced standing.
Students who receive the college’s Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.Envd.) degree on the Boulder campus and who have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 will be admitted to the M.U.R.P. with advanced standing. These students can earn the M.U.R.P. degree after completing a minimum of 42 credit hours, which will include the core courses and an approved concentration. Students holding the college’s B.Envd. degree who also completed the undergraduate planning option with a GPA of at least 3.0 (and with a grade of at least 3.0 in ENVD 4320, Planning Studio III) will, in addition, receive a waiver with credit for URP 6630, Planning Studio I. These students will earn the M.U.R.P. degree upon completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and all requirements for an approved concentration. The above conditions for advanced standing apply only to students who graduated from the college’s undergraduate program within the last five years. Those who graduated earlier may receive advanced standing at the discretion of the head of the graduate program in urban and regional planning, in consultation with program faculty.
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Core Courses
URP 5501-3. Planning Issues and Processes URP 5510-3. Planning Methods I
URP 5511-3. Planning Methods II
URP 5520-3. Urban Spatial Analysis
URP 5530-3. Planning Law
URP 6630-6. Planning Studio I
URP 6631-6. Planning Studio II
A thesis option (URP 6950, Thesis Research and Programming, and URP 6951, Thesis) is available primarily for students who are interested in pursuing more advanced academic training in planning or related fields. Thesis work will substitute for Studio II.
Areas of Concentration
Spring Semester (12 credit hours)
URP 5511-3. Planning Methods II
URP 5520-3. Urban Spatial Analysis
URP 6630-6. Planning Studio I
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester (15 credit hours)
Concentration Courses—9 credits Electives-6 credits.
Spring Semester (12 credit hours)
URP 6631-6. Planning Studio II
Concentration Courses—6 credits
The concentrations and elective courses enable students to explore in depth an area of special interest. Students should, however, build on the expertise that they already possess. This can be done by either focusing on a related specialty, or by increased specialization in a previously acquired area of expertise. The program supports four official concentrations:
(1) physical planning, (2) environmental planning, (3) economic development planning, and (4) urban design. A set of foundation courses is identified in each concentration, plus additional supporting electives.
Physical Planning Concentration: Physical planning addresses the spatial arrangement of the environment, from the scale of the project to the scale of the region, and its fitness for human activities. Physical planners establish the policy and regulatory context for design development, practicing as land use or comprehensive planners, or in specialties such as preservation, transportation or open space planning, real estate development, and urban design.
Environmental Planning Concentration: All urban and regional planning actions impact the environment in some manner, and environmental planners must manage these impacts, both pro-actively and re-actively. The environmental planning concentration introduces planners to the policy and legislative issues surrounding the environmental implications of planning actions, as well as to methods for their assessment, control, and mitigation.
Economic Development Planning Concentration: Economic development aims to amass within communities and regions the resources—jobs, capital, tax base—needed to sustain or improve the quality of life and insure opportunities for all within the private economy, facilitated through appropriate public actions and services. Planners foster economic change as diagnosticians, strategists, and promoters, gauge growths effect in light of environmental capacities, manage its social benefits, mitigate its negative consequences, and fashion its imprint on the physical landscape of localities, regions, states, and nations. Students pursuing this concentration should seek as well to become conversant with the essentials of physical or environmental planning.
Urban Design Concentration: Planners are called upon with increasing frequency to organize spaces at a scale greater than that of a building site, but less than that of an entire community. This concentration provides the essential abilities needed to contribute to the development of these intermediate-scale spaces. Among these are skills in spatial analysis, design synthesis, real estate finance, and graphic expression. In addition to the four official concentrations, students have the choice of defining their own concentration.
Course Sequence
FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester (12 credit hours)
URP 5501-3. Planning Issues and Processes
URP 5510-3. Planning Methods I
URP 5530-3. Planning Law
Elective-3 credits.
DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS
Students may also enroll in dual degree programs with public administration (M.P.A.-M.U.R.P.), law (J.D.), and business (M.B.A.). In addition, dual degree options are also available combining the M.U.R.P. with landscape architecture (M.L.A.) and architecture (M.Arch.). Students may also take up to 6 credits of independent study, after first assembling a plan of study with one of the regular faculty. Up to 3 credits of internship may be applied to the 51-credit program.
Ph.D.in Design and Planning
Program Director, Willem Van Vliet, 303-492-5015
The Department of Architecture, the Department of Planning and Design, and the Department of Landscape Architecture share the idea that the complex problems of the built environment are best addressed through collaboration among the various design and planning disciplines, and through developing bodies of knowledge about the built environment. To further these ends, the departments and program jointly offer the advanced research degree, the Ph.D. in Design and Planning.
The college s interdisciplinary doctoral program examines the complex factors that help shape the planned and constructed environment. The program offers three areas of specialization:
1. Land Use and Environmental Planning and Design
Work in this area focuses on purposeful intervention in the physical environment, including mechanisms and procedures such as land use controls, design review processes and standards, and environmental policies. It also deals with the planning and design of housing, neighborhoods, cities, regions, and the interrelationships among residential, economic, recreational, and transportation systems.
2. Design and Planning Processes and Practices
Work in this area focuses on the theory and methods of planning and design and the development of models and tools to understand and support decision processes and design practices. This area of specialization also includes the examination of practice-related issues such as the development of alternative and appropriate building technologies, energy-efficient designs, manufactured housing, and the design/build process.
3. History, Theory, and Criticism of the Environment
Work in this area involves critical analysis of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and planning, and of the theories, processes, and policies that have regulated these fields. Whether focusing on contemporary or past environments, the aim is to understand and explain them in relation to individual and cultural values, and in their cultural and technological contexts.
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Prerequisites
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, although most will have also completed a master’s degree. Field specialization and background are open, and may include architecture, landscape architecture, architectural engineering, urban design, geography, urban economics, environmental law, urban sociology, real estate, management science, computer science, public administration, or environmental psychology. A successful applicant will have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (out of a possible 4 points), and a graduate grade point average of 3.5 or better.
If students do not hold a professional or a pre-professional degree in a design or planning field, they will have to complete 12 hours of upper-level undergraduate coursework in the College of Architecture and Planning. They will have to obtain in each of these courses a grade of B or higher. These courses are to be chosen from a selected list in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor, and are to be completed within two years of admission to the program.
A student must have completed 12 hours in an undergraduate program in one of the following prerequisites. The one that applies will depend upon the student’s intended area of specialization. In exceptional cases, a student may complete this requirement by taking additional undergraduate courses and gaining a grade of B or higher in each course. The courses are to be chosen from a selected list in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor, and are to be completed within two years of admission to the program. They may count toward fulfilling the degree requirements.
• Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Environmental and Natural Sciences
• Engineering
• Humanities
A student must also have completed one of the following prerequisites. The one that applies will depend upon the student’s intended area of specialization. In exceptional cases, a student may complete this requirement by taking additional undergraduate courses and gaining a grade of B or higher in each of these courses. The courses are to be chosen from a selected list in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor, and are to be completed within two years of admission to the program. They may count toward fulfilling the degree requirements.
• Statistics. Including probability theory, parametric and nonparametric methods, and acquaintance with basic multivariate techniques. A minimum of 3 hours.
• Mathematics. Including differential equations, finite mathematics, algor data structures, or other appropriate courses. A minimum of 3 hours.
• Language. Ability to read at least one foreign language relevant to the intended dissertation.
• Computer. Background in computer-aided design (CAD) or geographic information systems (GIS). A minimum of 3 hours.
The applicability of a student’s prior coursework will be decided by the graduate studies committee upon review of a student’s transcript and additional materials. If the student does not have the requisite educational background, grade point average, or GRE scores, the student may be admitted on a conditional or provisional basis, and additional coursework may be required in accordance with Graduate School rules.
Program Requirements
The Ph.D. requires 76 credit hours. Up to 18 transfer credits may be approved for students admitted with a master’s degree. Students in the program will also have to meet the academic residency requirement, which requires six semesters of scholarly work beyond the attainment of an acceptable bachelor’s degree. Two semesters of residence credit may be allowed for a master’s degree from another institution of approved standing. However, at least four semesters of resident credit, two of which must be consecutive in one academic year, must be earned for work taken at this university. Completion of the program therefore takes 3 or 4 years, depending on prior coursework.
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The Ph.D. program has five components: (1) Core Curriculum, (2) Research Specialization, (3) Minor Field of Study, (4) Electives, and (5) Dissertation. The Core of 10 hours consists of seminars and colloquia on the theories and research methods in the fields of design and planning. All students, no matter what their specialization, must take the core in the first two years of their residence. For the Research Specialization, each student must take at least 12 hours of coursework in one of the program’s three specialization areas; i.e., land use and environmental planning and design; design and planning processes and practices; and history, theory, and criticism of the built environment. One of the courses must be an advanced methods class. The Minor Field of Study provides students with a strong background that supports their chosen research emphasis. It requires completion of at least 12 hours of related coursework that provides in-depth knowledge in a relevant area.
Elective coursework consists of 12 hours of additional study in areas related to the dissertation topic. For the research specialization, the minor field of study, and the electives, students develop an individualized course of study to reflect their specific foci and career aspirations. The required coursework is determined jointly by the student, the faculty advisor, and committee members. The Dissertation requires 30 hours of coursework. Students are expected to define a research question in planning and design, to identify the research strategy to be used for answering this question, to conduct the research, and to write up the project in the form of a dissertation. A student is guided in this process by a dissertation advisor, and by the additional members who compose the student’s dissertation committee.
Students must register for a minimum of 5 dissertation credits each semester of their dissertation work. If unable to register for at least 5 credits, they must request a leave of absence from the Ph.D. program until able to complete the minimum dissertation requirement. Students may take up to a year’s leave of absence before they are disenrolled from the program.
Evaluations and Examinations
Successful candidates for the Ph.D. in Design and Planning pass four points of evaluation: (1) Preliminary Exam, (2) Comprehensive Exam, (3) Doctoral Dissertation, and (4) Final Exam. By the end of the first semester of residence, the student devises a degree plan, which is approved by the graduate studies committee. A Preliminary Exam then evaluates the student’s initial progress through the program. The Comprehensive Exam is an examination based on papers prepared by the candidate that survey the literature of the field and that set out a proposed dissertation. This exam takes place after two semesters of residency, and before the student becomes a candidate for the Ph.D. degree.
After advancement to candidacy, the student prepares a Doctoral Dissertation, which offers original research in the student’s chosen field. When the college’s dissertation committee approves the final dissertation submission, it conducts a Final Exam based on the student’s research. This exam is open to the public.
Course Sequence
FIRST YEAR
Students develop their degree plan, take 5 semester hours of the required core curriculum, take additional courses in their specialty area, make up any prerequisite courses, and take the preliminary exam.
SECOND YEAR
Students take the remaining core courses, continue to take electives in their minor and specialty areas, begin literature surveys, and prepare for their comprehensive exam.
THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR
Students complete their literature surveys, prepare a dissertation proposal, and take the comprehensive exam. After completion of the comprehensive exam, the rest of the third and fourth years is spent researching and writing the dissertation. Once the dissertation has been accepted, students take the final exam.


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Master of Urban Design
Program Information, Dwayne Nuzum 303-556-3382
The Master of Urban Design is an interdisciplinary advanced degree program in which students articulate issues that integrate the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, transportation, real estate, and political affairs. The mission is to address the total realm of urbanization through research, collaboration and leadership development within the inclusive “public domain.” The program makes full use of its setting in the core of downtown Denver, and explores the evolving environments of settlements, villages, towns, cities, metropolises, and megalopolises in Colorado as wide ranging planning laboratories for the studio-based projects or thesis studies. The urban design problem-solving opportunities are further enhanced by the extensive public-private connections the college has established throughout a rapidly growing state.
There are three general plans of study: 1) a 30-credit-hour program for students who have received a five- or six-year professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or planning (i.e. B.Arch, M.Arch., M.L.A., M.U.R.P.); 2) for international students, a four-year accredited professional degree and other accepted qualifications would permit entry into a modified one-calendar-year long program that requires 39 credit hours for graduation; 3) a 66-credit-hour program, including 6 hours of summer internship, is also available for students who hold a pre-professional (non-accredited design) degree; 4) for students from all other undergraduate degree programs, a customized three-year curriculum of 96 credit hours is required including an internship component of 6 credit hours during one summer. In all cases fall semester is the preferred entry time.
The emphases of the urban design degree focuses on three primary concerns that affect both horizontal and vertical developments in tactical and strategic timeframes:
I. history and theory of urbanization in the inclusive public domain
II. systems and processes used in the making of the urbanized public domain
III. designing the urban public domain
The ultimate goal of the program is to educate students to be effective in the public domain as problem originators, venture designers, idea linkers, and decision makers. These urban design degree graduates through creative problem solving, management, advocacy, and implementation can achieve outstanding ends in the professional, public, and development process.
Course Sequence
(30 credit hours with professional degrees)
Semester One (15 credit hours)
I. History, Theory
URP 6633 -3. Urban Form Theory
II. Systems, Processes
URP 6651-3 Environmental Impact Assessment
URP 6660-3 Real Estate Development Process
III. Design*
UD 6600-6 Transformation Decomposition Studio
(integrated team-taught course)
This course is being revised to be as follows:
Urbanization Transformation Studio—4 cr.
Urbanization Methodologies Seminar—2 cr.
Semester Two (15 credit hours)
I. History, Theory
Elective 3-6. History, Theory Selected List
II. Systems, Processes
UD 6686-3. ST: Urban Design Seminar
Elective-3. Systems, Processes Selected List
III. Design*
UD 6601 -6. Composition Studio
This course is being revised to be as follows:
Interdisciplinary Studio—6 cr.
* Summer Options
a) Complete thesis commitment begun in semester one with prior approval of subject and three-semester sequence of (1) thesis prep, (2) research and conceptual stages, (3) final documentation completion. This selected thesis sequence is an adjustment of the one-year or the last-year course progression. After the advisor and student have agreement on the thesis subject, the study sequence is then modified.
First semester (third or fifth semester):
Substitute thesis prep and an integrated thesis seminar course for the design course.
Second semester (fourth or sixth semester):
The studio content combines thesis research transitioning into concept-schematic design scenarios.
Summer semester is a combination of interrelated independent study and thesis studio conclusion courses.
Note: To pursue the thesis option, written and phone subject proposals must be completed with the advisor before enrollment.
b) Skip spring selected elective (6 hours) for overseas study (6 hours)
c) Summer internships and/or third studio
Course Sequence
(66 credit hours with only pre-professional degrees)
Semester One (15 credit hours)
I. History, Theory
URP 6633-3. Urban Form Theory
II. Systems, Processes
LA 6632-3. Site Planning
URP 6651-3. Environmental Impact Assessment
III. Design
URP 6630-6. Planning Studio 1
Semester Two (15 credit hours)
I. History, Theory
ARCH 6220-3. History of Architectural Theory
LA 6620-3. LA Theory and Criticism
II. Systems, Processes
LA 5572-3. Landscape Ecology
III. Design
URP 6631-3. Planning Studio II
Semester Three (summer, 6 credit hours)
II.Systems, Processes
UD 6840-6. Independent Study
(internship or overseas study for 6 hours)
Semester Four (15 credit hours)
I. History, Theory
URP 6670-3. Urban Economic Development
II. Systems Processes
UD 6686-3. ST: Urban Design Seminar
URP 6660-3. Real Estate Development
III. Design*
UD 6600-6. Transformation Decomposition Studio
(integrated team-taught course)
This course is being revised to be as follows:
Urbanization Transformation Studio—4 cr.
Urbanization Methodologies Seminar—2 cr.
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Semester Five (15 credit hours)
I. History, Theory
Electives 3-6. History, Theory Selected List
II. Systems, Processes
Electives 3-6. Systems, Processes Selected List
III. Design*
UD 6601 -6. Composition Studio
This course is being revised to be as follows:
Interdisciplinary Studio—6 cr.
* see one-year summer options above
Selected Electives
Recommended History, Theory (I)
ARCH 5220-3. History of Architecture I ARCH 5230-3. History of Architecture II ARCH 6220-3. History of Architectural Theory ENVD 4233-3. Environmental Aesthetics L A 5 521 -3. History of Landscape Architecture
LA 6620-3. LA Theory and Criticism
URP 6635-3. History of American City Building
System, Processes (II)
L A 5572-3. Landscape Ecology
L A 6632-3. Site Planning
URP 5530-3. Planning Law
URP 6661-3. Real Estate Development and Finance
URP 6673-3. Transportation Planning I: Transport
Network Analysis URP 6686-3. ST: Design Review
Suggested
History, Theory (I)
ARCH 6161-3. Precedents in Architecture
LA 6686-3. Special Topics in LA
URP 6670-3. Urban Economic Development
System, Processes (II)
ARCH 5240-3. Human Factors in Design ARCH 6410-3. Computer Graphics
LA 6686-3. Special Topics in LA
URP 6612-3. Geographic Information Systems for Planners URP 6664-3. Fiscal Impact Analysis
URP 6665-3. Urban Market Analysis
URP 6674-3. Transportation Planning II:
Urban Transportation Planning
Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation
The College of Architecture and Planning together with the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation. The certificate can be earned as part of an M.Arch., M.L.A., M.U.R.P., or an M.A. in History. It requires a total of 18 credit hours.
Two preservation courses are required:
HIST 5232-3. Historic Preservation
URP 6634-3. Preservation Theory and Practice
These are core courses on preservation theory and practice from the architect and planners perspective of intervening through design and regulation and from the historians perspective of how the past might guide the future.
A thesis or studio (6 cr.) is required.
Students choose their remaining courses from a selection in the following categories:
• History of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Historic Places (3 cr.)
• Preservation Methods (3 cr.), including Preservation Technology, Documentation of Sites and Structures, Visual Research Methods, and other subjects
Students are encouraged but not required to take an internship in preservation.
Preservation certificate students work out with their advisor a selection of courses appropriate to their needs and the requirements of their degree program. For more information, contact Professor Tom Noel in the history department (303-556-4830, tnoel@carbon.cudenver.edu) or Associate Professor Michael Holleran (303-556-3688, michael.holleran@cudenver.edu) in the College of Architecture and Planning.
Graduate Certificate in Design Build
The College of Architecture and Planning offers a graduate certificate in the emerging area of design build as an extension of the M.Arch. program. It requires a total of 18 credit hours, some of which also count toward the M.Arch. program, some of which do not. Coursework in this extension emphasizes the designer’s point of view.
Three courses totaling 12 credit hours can be applied to the M.Arch. graduation requirements: ARCH 6370 Introduction to Design Build, ARCH 6373 Construction in Single Source Project Delivery, and ARCH 6170 Advanced Design Build Studio.
Two additional courses totaling 6 credit hours are required beyond the M.Arch. program for the certificate: ARCH 6371 Maintaining Quality, Managing Risk and ARCH 6372 Architecture: Single Source Project Delivery.
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College of Arts & Media
Dean
Mark Alan Heckler
Associate Dean
Frank Jermance
Advising Office
303-556-8302
Contact
Office
Arts Building 176
Phone
303-556-2279
Fax
303-556-2335
Web Site
www. cudenver. edu/CAM
At the College of Arts & Media we believe that the arts are essential -LAfor us to express ourselves, know ourselves, and understand the world around us. You’llfind a variety ofstudents in our programs: Many are from the Denver area, while others come from around the country and around the world. Some are seeking their first degree, others a career change, many others personal growth and enrichment. Our programs emphasize artistic excellence, whether in visual art or multimedia studies, theatre, film, or music. We incorporate real-world knowledge in the classroom and provide that same experience for our students. Convocations with arts professionals, lectures and workshops by visiting artists, internships with start-up entertainment companies, and other challenging opportunities let students test out the theories while learning about and understanding the dynamics of their chosen profession.
We’ve also established cooperative relationships with civic groups, regional arts agencies, museums, galleries, performance venues, public schools and community colleges, professional societies, and the business community.
COLLEGE GOALS
1. The College of Arts & Media aims to instill, inspire, and model creativity founded upon the accumulated knowledge of human civilization.
2. The college serves as an intersection of art, technology, and commerce.
3. The college seeks to develop the artist committed to social responsibility and the citizen who will advocate for the role of the artist in society.
4. The college strives to become a center of cross-cultural exchange and understanding.
5. The college works to enrich the quality of life in the larger community, to foster community partnerships, and to encourage mentorship.
6. The college aims to integrate interdisciplinary modes of learning and creating.
7. The college adapts to meet future needs of diverse student constituencies.
PROGRAMS
Graduate
Master of Science in Recording Arts (M.S.)
Undergraduate
Students can earn baccalaureate degrees, including areas of emphasis listed below, in the following areas:
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (B.A.)
Art History
Drawing
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (B.A.)
Acting/Directing Technical Theatre Design Integrated Theatre Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
3D Graphics and Animation Drawing
Film/Video Production Multimedia Studies
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Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Bachelor of Science in Music (B.S.)
Music Industry Studies Music Management Music Performance RecordingArts
MINOR PROGRAMS
Most CU-Denver departments have developed minor programs. A minor is not required for graduation. Students interested in completing a minor should contact the individual departments regarding requirements. A minimum of 12 credit hours in residence is required for all minors.
DOUBLE MAJORS
Students may graduate with more than one major by completing all requirements for each major.
SECOND DEGREES
Students who have been awarded a bachelor s degree may be granted a second bachelor’s degree provided that (a) all general requirements for that degree have been met; (b) the major for the second bachelors degree is different from the major for the first; and (c) the college and major department residence requirements are satisfied. A second degree from the college requires a minimum of 30 additional semester hours of credit.
DOUBLE DEGREES
Students may earn two degrees in the College of Arts & Media (CAM) or from two different schools or colleges of the University of Colorado at Denver simultaneously by fulfilling all requirements for both degrees. Students must complete a minimum of 150 semester hours applied toward the two degrees.
Requirements for Admission
A student matriculating in the College of Arts and Media must be admitted at three levels: (1) as a student of the University of Colorado at Denver, (2) as a student in the College of Arts & Media, and (3) as a student within a College of Arts & Media department.
Admission to the College of Arts & Media is selective, based upon a variety of factors. Factors for consideration in the admission process may include a careful evaluation of secondary school records, (which may include recommendations from guidance counselors, advisors, teachers, and others); scores on standardized tests; and a creative review in the form of an audition, portfolio review or other program-based incoming assessment. Applicants should be able to indicate evidence of a level of character and maturity essential in potential students who hope to benefit fully from the unique offerings of the university and its urban environment. The college also views participation in meaningful school and community activities as an indicator of potential success.
A student applying to the College of Arts & Media must indicate the particular degree program that he or she wishes to enter. Admission to the College of Arts & Media is based on a two-part application and evaluation: academic and creative/artistic. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Colorado at Denver evaluates the academic application. In addition, all undergraduate programs at the College of Arts & Media require an incoming artistic/creative assessment, which may take the form of an audition, the submission of a creative portfolio, a writing sample, interview or other such measure. The artistic/creative review is conducted by the appropriate department or program, (see specific programs for more information). Both the academic application and the artistic/creative review are evaluated as a whole to determine admission and must be completed before an
admissions decision can be made. Creative material should be mailed directly to the specific department or program. No admission decision will be made until the candidates file is complete and the department has forwarded artistic/creative review results to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Note: Please be aware that CU-Denver does not return creative materials and will not assume any liability or responsibility for original materials submitted by an applicant that are lost or damaged while in its possession. Candidates are urged to complete and file their applications as soon as possible, especially those who are seeking financial aid. Applicants will be notified promptly if additional information is required. No admission decision will be made without complete information.
Students with MAPS deficiencies may be admitted to the university provided they meet the other admission standards (e.g., test scores, rank in high school class, grade point average) and provided they make up any deficiencies in the MAPS prior to graduation from the university. Two levels of deficiency will be recognized.
Note: Students who apply and/or are admitted after the published campus deadlines for priority admission should note that they may find that College of Arts & Media courses are not available and therefore these students may not be able to follow their curriculum as desired. Late-admit students should consult their faculty and/or CAM advisor to determine alternative curriculum plans.
TRANSFER STUDENTS
The departments and programs of the College of Arts & Media evaluate coursework taken at other institutions to determine their equivalency for transfer to degree programs. Students who have completed more than 15 semester hours of transferable coursework are evaluated for admission on the basis of their college grade point average (GPA) without regard to their high school performance.
To be considered for admission to the College of Arts & Media, a transfer student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework attempted. Transfer applicants seeking priority admission must have a minimum 2.5 GPA for all work applicable to the undergraduate degree, and a 3.0 GPA in specific program-related courses. Students with less than an overall 2.5 GPA can be admitted if they have at least a 2.0 GPA on the last 15 semester hours of applicable coursework, at least a 2.0 GPA in CAM-based courses, and at least a 2.0 overall GPA in courses applying to the degree.
Transfer applicants who do not meet either of the priority admission standards are pooled and ranked on the basis of their GPA earned in the last 15 credit hours. Pooled applicants are offered admission as space is available. For information about specific policies on transfer of credit, consult a CAM advisor. Transfer is a two-step process:
1. Admissions evaluates the student transfer transcript(s) and determines an initial set of courses to be transferred based on established transfer tables.
2. The CAM advisor determines how these courses plug into the student s degree plan (students should contact the CAM advisor to complete this second step). Should there be any courses that are not initially accepted by Admissions, the student and the advisor can discuss the possibility of accepting further courses (i.e., courses in specific technical disciplines, such as photography or graphic design will be accepted at the discretion of the specific school/college to which the student is applying).
The advisor will then notify the Admissions Office if the school/college has accepted any additional coursework and request that Admissions add these courses to the students transcript.
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INTRA-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER
Students who want to transfer to the College of Arts & Media from another college or school of the University of Colorado at Denver must formally apply to the College of Arts & Media.
Students will be evaluated only on coursework that applies to the degree program. Generally, this will exclude coursework of a vocational nature and courses in activity PE and remedial subjects. Students who have completed at least 15 applicable semester hours will be evaluated on their college work; students with fewer than 15 transferable hours will be evaluated on the basis of both high school and college work.
Students will be considered for admission on either their overall GPA in applicable coursework from CU and all previous institutions or on their last 15 credit hours. Applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA in related courses (from CU or other institutions) and overall CU GPA of less than 2.0 will be denied admission even though they may meet other requirements for consideration.
TRANSFER OF MAJOR WITHIN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND MEDIA
Undergraduate students who wish to transfer from one department to another within the college must submit a Change of Major form, which may be obtained in any CAM department. The form is reviewed by the CAM advisor. Students will be contacted if there are major-specific requirements (ie. audition, etc.) that need to be met prior to change of major approval.
MUSIC AUDITION
All entering freshmen and transfer students applying for admission to music degree programs, with the exception of the Music Industry Studies program, must complete an audition. Contact the Department of Music & Entertainment Studies, 303-556-2727, for information on scheduling an audition.
Academic Policies
Students are referred to the General Information section of this catalog for a description of academic policies that apply to all undergraduate students at CU-Denver. The policies that follow apply specifically to the College of Arts & Media (CAM).
ACADEMIC ADVISING
New freshmen will start at the Academic Advising Center (303-352-3520) for their initial advising. There the student will be introduced to the university and its policies, as well as the university core requirements. Basic degree requirements will be explained, although the student should consult the College of Arts & Media advisor for specific questions. Transfer students should contact the CAM advisor, who will assist with transfer evaluations and any other quetions.
The CAM advisor assists in the transition from the advising center to the college. The CAM advisor will assist with degree, major, and college requirements, and any remaining requirements. The CAM advisor will assist with graduation check-out procedures and any CAM advising questions. For CAM advising information or questions, contact the CAM advisor at 303-556-8302.
Advising holds or STOPs will be placed on CAM students’ registration periodically throughout the student’s academic career. Students will be notified in advance of these STOPs, either by postcard or e-mail. Students must have an advising appointment with the CAM advisor to have the STOP lifted and be eligible to register. This is done to ensure that the student is fulfilling the proper requirements for the degree before he/she applies for graduation.
In addition to these advising holds, students will also be required to meet with a faculty member on a mentoring level to discuss internships, career/employment possibilities, graduate school, or any other issues about his/her post-graduation career and chosen industry. The student will be notified in advance of this requirement, either by postcard or by e-mail.
ACADEMIC PROBATION AND SCHOLASTIC SUSPENSION
Good academic standing in the college requires a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all University of Colorado coursework. Grades earned in another college or school within the University of Colorado system are used in determining the student’s scholastic standing and progress toward the degree. Grades earned outside the University of Colorado system are not used in calculating the grade point average at the University of Colorado.
Academic Probation
Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.0 at the end of an academic term will be placed on academic probation. Students are informed in writing of academic probation. Students on academic probation will be required to achieve a minimum 2.2 grade point average each semester until their cumulative grade point average is at least a 2.0, at which time students will be removed from probation.
There is no restriction on the length of time a student can remain on probation status; however, students must achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative CU GPA to meet graduation requirements.
Academic Suspension
Students on academic probation who do not meet the 2.2 minimum required grade point average in the succeeding semester will be suspended from the college. Students are informed in writing of academic suspension.
A student’s suspension status is permanently indicated on the official University of Colorado transcript, and registration restrictions are imposed.
First Suspension
Students who first fail to meet the academic conditions of probation are placed on first suspension for one calendar year. Students on first suspension may only register for CU-Denver courses offered through the Extended Studies program.
A student under first suspension may be readmitted before the end of the normal suspension period only if the student has demonstrated academic improvement in one of the following ways:
1. raise the cumulative CU GPA to a minimum of 2.0;
2. achieve a minimum semester GPA of 2.5 with a minimum of 6 semester hours of University of Colorado coursework; or
3. attend another college/university and raise to a minimum 2.0 the combination of cumulative CU GPA and cumulative GPA from another institution. Students are removed from first suspension after one year upon written request to the CAM Academic Policies Committee.
Second Suspension
Students who fail to meet the conditions of continued probation for a second time or fail to meet the semester GPA requirements while on first suspension are placed on second suspension for an indefinite period of time.
Students on second suspension may be readmitted to the college only by petition to the CAM Academic Policies Committee. Students will not be considered for readmission unless they have demonstrated improved academic performance at the college/university level.
CAM ACADEMIC POLICIES COMMITTEE
The CAM Academic Policies Committee is responsible for the administration and interpretation of the academic policies of the college as established by the faculty. Questions about interpretation of policies may be directed to the associate dean.
INDEPENDENT STUDY
The College of Arts & Media has very specific policies concerning eligibility and registration for Independent Studies. Students should
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consult the CAM advisor or their faculty advisor for specific eligibility criteria and registration procedures.
The amount of credit to be given for an independent study project shall be determined at the time of registration. A maximum of 12 credits in independent study may apply toward the bachelor’s degree.
INTERNSHIPS/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
Students seeking academic credit from employment experience should consult the Career Center section of this catalog.
Undergraduates must have attained junior standing and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. A maximum of three hours of internship credit per semester and nine hours overall is allowed.
INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICIES
The College of Arts & Media has very strict guidelines on granting incomplete grades. They include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Reason for Incomplete must be verified, compelling, and extraordinary circumstance beyond students control which made completion of the course impossible.
2. The majority of course requirements (75%) must have been completed with a passing grade to be eligible for Incomplete.
3. CAM Course Completion Agreement must be signed by both instructor and student, with final approval by associate dean.
4. All coursework must be completed within one calendar year of original course: NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. Students may not retroactively change letter grades to Incomplete.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS General Requirements
1. A minimum of 120 semester hours passed
2. A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average
3. A minimum of 45 semester hours of upper-division work for all B.A. and B.F.A. degrees
4. A minimum of 30 semester hours with letter grades at CU-Denver
5. Fulfillment of all college and major requirements.
Core Curriculum
I. INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES
Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher.
A. English Composition/Oral Communication-9 credil hours
One course from each of the three sections below:
B. Mathematics-3 credit hours
Any CU-Denver mathematics course, with the exception of MATH 3040. Students who find math especially challenging may consider:
MATH 1010-3. Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
MATH 1350-3. Computers in the Arts and Sciences
C. Foreign Language-third semester proficiency, 0-13 credit hours
Students must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. This is accomplished through completion of third-semester-level course (2110 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C(2.0), satisfactory proficiency testing, or completion of third-year (Level III) high school course with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or better. For additional information, see the Modern Languages section in this catalog. Students pursuing a B.S. in Music are not required to fulfill the foreign language proficiency.
The foreign language proficiency requirement is currently undergoing revisions within the college. Students should consult the CAM advisor for specific foreign language requirements related to their individual degree.
II. KNOWLEDGE AREAS
CU-Denver Knowledge Area core courses are identified in each Schedule of Courses by a “D” prefix in the course title.
Students may not use independent study, cooperative education, internships, CLEP, or courses in their major to satisfy Knowledge Area requirements.
A. Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics-11 credit hours
3 credit hours from a course in ANTH (approved), BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, GEOL, MATH or PHYS (intellectual competency course excluded). Consult the CAM advisor for questions and/or approved courses for this 3-credit requirement.
8 credit hours from the following laboratory core courses:
ANTH 1303-4. BIOL 1550-4. BIOL 1560-4. CHEM 147X-4 ENVS 1042-4. GEOL 1072-4. GEOL 1082-4. PHYS 1000-4. PHYS 1052-4.
Intro, to Biological Anthropology Basic Biology I Basic Biology II
Core Chemistry: (selected modules) Intro, to Environmental Sciences Physical Geology: Surface Processes Physical Geology: Internal Processes Introduction to Physics General Astronomy I
B. Behavioral and Social Sciences -12 credil hours
6 credit hours in behavioral sciences
6 credit hours in social sciences
1. ENGL 1020-3. Core Composition I 9 of 12 credit hours must come from the following combined
2. ENGL 2030-3. Core Composition II behavioral sciences and social sciences core courses (2 behavioral
ENGL 3154-3. Technical Writing sciences/1 social science or 2 social sciences/1 behavioral science, all
ENGL 3170-3. Business Writing from the following lists):*
CMMU/TC 3120-3. Technical Communications Behavioral Sciences
3. CMMU 2050-3. Business and Professional Speaking
CMMU 2101-3. Presentational Speaking ANTH 2102-3. Culture and the Human Experience
ENGL 2030-3. Core Composition II CMMU 1011-3. Fundamentals of Communication
ENGL 2154-3. Introduction to Creative Writing CMMU 1021-3. Fundamentals of Mass Communication
ENGL 3084-3. Advanced Composition PSY 1000-3. Introduction to Psychology I
ENGL 3154-3. Technical Writing PSY 1005-3. Introduction to Psychology II
ENGL 3170-3. Business Writing Social Sciences
ENGL 4190-3. Special Topics: Rhetoric/Writing
CMMU/TC 3120-3. Technical Communications ECON 2012-3. Principles of Econ.: Macroeconomics
PHIL 2441-3. Logic & Language ECON 2022-3. Principles of Econ.: Microeconomics
GEOG 1102-3. World Regional Geography
GEOG 2202-3. Natural Hazards
P SC 1001-3. Introduction to Political Science: Quest for Freedom & Justice
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P SC 1101-3. American Political System
SOC 1001-3. Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2462-3. Introduction to Social Psychology
* Remaining 3 credit hours: Consult CAM advisor.
C. Humanities—6 credit hours
6 credit hours from the following core courses:
CNST 1000-3. China & the Chinese
ENGL 1601-3. Telling Tales: Narrative Art in Literature and Film
ENGL 2600-3. Great Works in British and American Literature
FR 1000-3. Intro: Cultures in the French Speaking World
GER 1000-3. Germany and the Germans
HIST 1381-3. Paths to the Present I
HIST 1382-3. Getting Here: Paths to the Present II
PHIL 1012-3. Introduction to Philosophy: Relationship of Individual to World
PHIL 1020-3. Introduction to Ethics and Society: Person & Community
RUSS 1000-3. Russia and Russians: Life, Culture and Arts
RUSS 2000-3. Masterpieces of Russian Culture
D. Arts—3 credit hours
3 credit hours from a course in any arts discipline other than
the student's major
E. Multicultural Diversity-3 credit hours
3 credit hours from the following core courses:
ANTH 3142-3. Cultural Diversity in the Modern World
ANTH 4200-3. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
CMMU 3271-3. Communication and Diversity
ECON 3100-3. Economics of Race & Gender
ENGL/ETST 3794-3. Ethnic Diversity in American Literature
ENGR 3400-3. Technology and Culture
ETST 3704-3. Culture, Racism & Alienation
FA 3110-3. Imaging and Identity
HIST 3345-3. Immigration & Ethnicity in American History
MGMT 4100-3. Managing Cultural Diversity
PHIL 3500-3. Ideology and Culture: Racism/Sexism
PHIL 3500-3. Ideology & Culture: Racism & Sexism
PMUS 3110-3. Social & Political Implications of American Music
P SC 3034-3. Race, Gender, Law & Public Policy
PSC 3035-3. Political Movements: Race and Gender
PSY 4485-3. Psychology of Cultural Diversity
SOC 3020-3. Race and Ethnicity in U.S.
THTR 3611-3. Drama of Diversity
Major Requirements
In addition to completing the college core requirements, students must declare a major by the time they have accumulated 60 credit hours, and fulfill all requirements of the major department. Departments require that all coursework in the major be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or above. A minimum of one-third of the required coursework in the major must be completed at CU-Denver.
The department is responsible for determining when a student has successfully completed the major requirements and for certifying the completion to the dean of the college.
Graduation Application
Students expecting to graduate are required to submit an application for graduation to the CAM advisor in Arts 176 by the following deadlines. Failure to submit the application on time will result in a significant delay in graduation.
Spring (May) Graduation February 1 Summer (August) Graduation June 1 Fall (December) Graduation September 1 Students are required to meet with the CAM advisor the semester before they intend to graduate to ensure that all requirements are met.
Academic Honors
A student can be awarded honors based upon cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation. To be eligible for honors, a student must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours at the University of Colorado (on any CU campus). A GPA of 3.65 will receive cum laude, 3.75 magna cum laude, and 3.85 and above summa cum laude honors designations on degrees.
Certificate Programs
Certificate programs are also available in the following areas: Computer Science Music Business
Contact the CAM Advising Office for specific course requirements.
DEAN'S LIST
Following each fall and spring semester, the college publishes a Dean’s List honoring students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement. To earn a place on the list, a student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average in all CU hours taken during the semester, with a minimum of 9 credit hours.
DEPARTMENT OFTHEATRE, FILM, AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
Chair: Kathryn Maes Office: AD 210-A
Phone: 303-556-4652 Fax: 303-556-6504
Faculty
Professor: Mark Alan Heckler
Associate Professors: J. Brad Bowles, Laura Cuetara, Kathryn Maes
Assistant Professors: Frederic Lahey, Craig Volk
Instructors: Rick Barbour, Carol Bloom, Penny Cole, Bill Curley,
Jane Nelson-Rud, Janetta Pahel, Nate Thompson
The Department of Theatre, Film, and Video Production prepares students to become leaders in the theatrical and film and video arts within the context of a liberal arts education. These unique programs ofFer professional experience through laboratory and studio courses, theatre production, film and video projects, and fieldwork in the Denver area and throughout Colorado. Our graduates are prepared to expand their own career possibilities as responsible citizens of the arts.
The department offers courses in the disciplines of Theatre (THTR) and Film and Video Studies (FILM). Students wishing to study theatre may choose to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Students wishing to study film and video may pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Theatre and film students together take a foundation course sequence that carries through freshman and sophomore years and includes Performance Visualization, Writing the Short Script, Video Production/ Postproduction I, and Sophomore Seminar. Topics are woven together by faculty from a variety of performance and production disciplines to
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include introduction to acting, directing, dramatic and cinematic literature, camera equipment and techniques, production design, criticism, and dramatic style. This cross-disciplinary experience in the conception, writing, analysis, realization, and capture of dramatic performance builds a broad understanding of varying techniques and modes of live and recorded drama.
Theatre
The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is designed to train the diversified theatre artist-writer, director, performer, designer, teacher-and to provide opportunities for a broad range of production process and performance experiences in courses, laboratory workshops, full productions, and field work in the Denver area. The goal of the theatre program is an understanding of the potential of the theatre as an expressive medium in the context of its culture and as a collaborative art form in relationship to literature, fine arts, and music.
There are three areas of focus: acting/directing, design/technical, and integrated theatre. Each student is required to complete a comprehensive series of core courses in theatre and the allied fields and then concentrate in one of the areas of focus.
Theatre students will prepare, perfect, and perform their work in the Kenneth Kendall King Academic and Performing Arts Center. This state-of-the-art facility houses a multipurpose 350-seat flexible form courtyard theatre, scene shop, paint deck, and costume shop, as well as concert and recital halls. The King Center is one of the most accessible performance facilities in the world for students with disabilities. Theatre students also have the use of two production studios and a fully equipped CAD theatre design facility.
THEATRE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Theatre Core Courses Credit Hours
THTR 1600. Foundation Studio I.............................6
THTR 1610. Foundation Studio II............................6
THTR 2600. Sophomore Studio I .............................2
THTR 2610. Sophomore Studio II ............................2
THTR 2820. Departmental Production.........................1
THTR 3540. Directing I.....................................3
THTR 3610. History of Theatre..............................3
THTR 3820. Departmental Production.........................3
THTR 3939. Internship .....................................2
THTR 4610. Drama Theory and Criticism......................3
THTR4999. Senior Project ................................,,2
Total Semester Hours .....................................33
Other Arts.......................................Credit Hours
ENGL 3661. Shakespeare or
ENGL 4300. History of British Drama or
ENGL 4350. History of American Drama .......................3
FA 1001. Introduction to Art................................3
PMUS 1001. Music Appreciation.............................
Total Semester Hours........................................9
Acting/Directing Focus...........................Credit Hours
THTR 2520. Voice and Diction I .............................2
THTR 2521. Voice and Diction II.............................2
THTR 3520. Stage Movement I ................................2
THTR 3530. Acting II........................................3
THTR 4530. Acting III.......................................3
THTR4540. Directing II.....................................^3
Total Semester Hours ......................................15
Design/Technical Focus.........................Credit Hours
THTR 3720. Advanced Lighting Design.......................4
THTR 3730. Scene Design...................................4
THTR 4730. Advanced Scenic Design ........................4
THTR4760.Topics in Design ..............................,,3
Total Semester Hours ....................................15
THTR 2740. Costume and Make-up Design (3 credits) is also recommended
Integrated Theatre Focus..............................Credit Hours
THTR Electives*................................................15
*The selection of these courses must be done in consultation
with and approval of the student’s faculty advisor.
Total Semester Hours...........................................15
Film and Video Production
The Film and Video Production program at CU-Denver is intended for students seeking professional preparation for careers in film, video, and related industries. Students may pursue a B.F.A. degree with an emphasis in writing and directing for film and video, film and video postproduction, or cinematography and videography. Students choosing the writing and directing emphasis undertake their studies at the Auraria campus and travel to the Lowry campus for instruction in advanced production and postproduction skills. Students electing the cinematography and videography or postproduction emphases participate in a 2+2 offering with the Community College of Aurora, in which the first two years are offered at the community college and the final two years at CU-Denver at both the Auraria campus at the Lowry campus. Students in the 2+2 program can earn the Associate of Arts or Associate of General Studies degree by taking the appropriate courses and meeting the requirements of the Community College of Aurora. Individuals already working in the film and video fields are encouraged to take advanced Coursework in various film and video production and postproduction classes.
Beginning in fall 2003, students may begin their film/video writing and directing studies at the Auraria campus as part of a program that incorporates intensive work in the conceptualization, visualization, realization, and recording of performance. New Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B. F. A.) degrees are presently in development. Students interested in these degrees should call the Department ofTheatre, Film, and Video Production at 303.556.4652 for further information.
Upon completion of the B.F.A. course of study, students will be prepared for employment in the television, industrial video, educational video, and feature film production industries, or for entry into graduate study programs. Students may choose to focus their concentration on documentary or narrative styles while finding their own balance of technical and creative concerns. Employment opportunities lie in writing, producing, directing, production management, production design, camera, lighting, audio for film and video, audio post for film and video, post production graphics and animation, editing, and multimedia production and integration, as well as a host of business management opportunities in the cable, network, and film industries.
As Denver is the world capital of the cable television industry, graduates may work locally or seek employment in the national or world markets.
The initial two years of film/video technology courses offered on the Auraria campus (FILM) or at the Community College of Aurora’s Lowry campus (CCA, FVT) give students a fundamental understanding of technical, creative, and storytelling issues and exposure to disparate paths of study and future employment. The second two years of film and video (CU-Denver, FILM) provide students the opportunity to focus and hone their craft, find their own expressive “voice,” and to graduate with a professional quality “show reel” of work, production credits, and/or completed screenplays, teleplays, and project proposals.
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The facilities and equipment available at the University of Colorado at Denver and the Community College of Aurora will satisfy the needs of any student. The combined facilities and faculty for instruction in film and video are called the Colorado Film School. On the Auraria campus, students utilize single- and three-chip video cameras and supporting lighting and recording equipment to capture video images. They cut their work in labs equipped with professional quality hardware and software edit stations. The Auraria Media Center contains two broadcast quality studios and an extensive inventory of video, audio, and replay equipment that students can use with appropriate training. The Auraria campus is also the site of an extensive DVD library as part of the University of Colorado collections. The Auraria campus is also the location of the Starz FilmCenter, a multi-screen cinema complex that is home to the Denver Film Society, the Starz Denver International Film Festival, and the University of Colorado at Denvers College of Arts & Media film education program for K-12 and college audiences. The Lowry campus of the Community College of Aurora is located 20 minutes away from the Auraria campus. At the Lowry campus, the Colorado Film School offers classes for students from the Community College of Aurora or the University of Colorado at Denver in a 52,000-square-foot studio/classroom building. The building contains a high bay studio, several flexible studios, a sound recording booth, classrooms, and supporting facilities. The equipment cage contains a large inventory of video, film, and audio equipment available for student instruction and use. Students u se one of several computer labs containing state-of-the-art editing stations and postproduction facilities. Fifty- and 600-seat theatres are available for showing professional and student work. Dormitory space is available for full-time film and video students taking classes at the Lowry campus.
All students interested in applying for film and video major status must apply to the Colorado Film School program director. Continued major status is subject to annual review.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS W/EMPHASIS IN FILM/VIDEO WRITING & DIRECTING
CCA courses:
FVT 105. Video Production I ..................................3
FVT 150. Development of Film Expression.......................3
FVT 153. Intro, to Film Production ...........................3
FVT 160. Video Post Production I .............................3
FVT 200. Video Production II .................................3
FVT 206. Film/Video Lighting & Grip...........................3
FVT 209. Production Management Techniques ....................3
FVT 215. Video Post Production II ............................3
FVT 220. 16mm Production ......................................3
FVT 250. Introduction to Screenwriting .......................3
FVT 290/117. Understanding the Actor’s Process ................ 3
Total credits.................................................33
CU-Denver courses:
FILM 3100. History of Narrative Film I .......................3
FILM 3150. History of Narrative Film II.......................3
FILM 3207. Acting/Directing Workshop ..........................3
FILM 3270. Film/Video Production III .........................3
FILM 3275. Film/Video Post Production III.....................3
FILM 3400. Intermediate Screenwriting for Feature Films ......3
FILM 4209. Advanced Production Management......................3
FILM 4270. Film/Video Production IV............................3
FILM 4280. Film/Video Post Production IV.......................3
FILM 4400. Advanced Screenwriting for Feature Films............3
FILM 4910. Film/Video Production Internship ...................3
FILM Electives.................................................6
FILM 4999. Senior Portfolio Preparation .....................J_U
Total credits.................................................39
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS W/EMPHASIS IN FILM/VIDEO POST PRODUCTION
CCA courses:
FVT 105. Video Production I ..................................3
FVT 150. Development of Film Expression 3
FVT 153. Intro, to Film Production 3
FVT 160. Video Post Production 1 .............................3
FVT 200. Video Production II .................................3
FVT 206. Lighting for Film & Video ...........................3
FVT 208. Sound for Film & Video...............................3
FVT 209. Production Management Techniques ....................3
FVT 215. Video Post Production II 3
FVT 254. Intro, to Digital Editing............................3
FVT 290/264. Intro to Digital FX ............................^3
Total credits................................................33
CU-Denver courses:
FILM 3100. History of Narrative Film 1 .......................3
FILM 3150. History of Narrative Film II.......................3
FILM 3264. Advanced Digital FX ...............................3
FILM 3270. Film/Video Production III .........................3
FILM 3275. Film/Video Post Production III.....................3
FILM 3350. Editing Aesthetics.................................3
MUS 4505. Audio Sweetening ...................................3
FILM 4270. Film/Video Production IV...........................3
FILM 4280. Film/Video Post Production IV......................3
FILM 4910. Film/Video Production Internship ..................3
FILM Electives................................................9
FILM 4999. Senior Portfolio Preparation ....................^A_
Total credits................................................39
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS W/EMPHASIS IN CINEMATOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY
CCA courses:
FVT 105. Video Production I .................................3
FVT 150. Development of Film Expression......................3
FVT 153. Intro, to Film Production ..........................3
FVT 160. Video Post Production I ............................3
FVT 200. Video Production II ................................3
FVT 205. Camera Equipment & Techniques ......................3
FVT 206. Film/Video Lighting & Grip..........................3
FVT 209. Production Management Techniques 3
FVT 215. Video Post Production II ...........................3
FVT 220. 16mm Production .....................................3
FVT 290/117. Understanding the Actor’s Process ................. 3
Total credits................................................33
CU-Denver courses:
FILM 3100. History of Narrative Film 1 ......................3
FILM 3111. Shooting Action & Physical Effects ...............3
FILM 3150. History of Narrative Film II......................3
FILM 3270. Film/Video Production III ........................3
FILM 3275. Film/Video Post Production III.....................3
FILM 3300. Advanced Lighting for Film & Video ...............3
FILM 4209. Advanced Production Management.....................3
FILM 4270. Film/Video Production IV...........................3
FILM 4280. Film/Video Post Production IV......................3
FILM 4910. Film/Video Production Internship ..................3
FILM Electives................................................9
FILM 4999. Senior Portfolio Preparation .................... 1
Total credits................................................39
Contact the Department ofTheatre, Film, and Video Production in AD 210-A for CCA courses and FILM course descriptions which do not appear in this catalog.
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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY STUDIES
Chair: Rich Sanders Office: AR288 Phone: 303-556-2727 Fax: 303-556-6612
Faculty
Professors: Zoe Erisman, Roy A. Pritts
Associate Professors: Frank J. Jermance, Richard Sanders,
Stan Soocher, Gregory Walker
Assistant Professors: William Clark, Judith Coe, John Kellogg,
Sigmund Rothschild
Professor Emeritus: Franz Roehmann
The Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies combines studies in recording arts, multimedia, music business, and music performance in order to prepare students for the global marketplace. Through partnerships with entrepreneurs, corporations, and non-profit organizations, we aspire to a leading position in the region and nation in the planning and realization of current and future music media.
The Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies offers courses in the disciplines of Music (MUS) and Performance Music (PMUS). Students interested in studying music will pursue the Bachelor of Science in Music with areas of emphasis in performance, recording arts, music management, or music industry studies.
Music
The music program at the University of Colorado at Denver is intended for students seeking preparation for professional careers in music related to performance, recording, music business, and the entertainment industries. The four-year music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The specialized curricula offered by the program lead graduates to local, regional, and national positions in audio research, record and production companies, arts administration, and audio engineering, as well as graduate studies at leading universities and conservatories.
In addition, many graduates establish careers as owners of booking agencies, publishing companies, management firms, and recording studios.
All music applicants, except those entering the Music Industry Studies program, must pass an entrance audition before being accepted to the program. Contact the department for information on the music audition.
Recording Arts: This area of study addresses contemporary technology in studio recording, sound reinforcement, and electronic music. It is intended to develop skills for creative musicians, producers, and technicians, using both analog and digital technology.
Music Management: This program prepares musicians for careers in such fields as artist management, music publishing, concert promotion, record production, and the development of skills relative to the rapidly expanding telecommunications industry.
Music Industry Studies: This program encompasses a broad liberal arts exposure to the language and practice of music, with specialized courses in the business and technological aspects of the music industry.
Performance Music
Students gain performance skills in classical, jazz, commercial, and experimental music styles. The program includes specialized courses in small performance ensembles, applied study, contemporary improvisation, and analysis, culminating in the presentation of a junior and senior recital. Students wishing to declare a major in the performance emphasis must audition for entry at the time of their sophomore proficiency exam.
ENSEMBLES
All music majors enrolled in an applied music course are required to register for an ensemble. Non-music majors are invited to audition for any of the CU-Denver music ensembles. Each ensemble carries 1 semester hour of credit.
APPLIED MUSIC
All applied music courses are restricted to music majors, and minors (only upon completion of the entrance audition) enrolled in a minimum of 7 other credit hours. Students may only be enrolled in one applied music course in any given semester. Non-music majors must register for applied music studies through Extended Studies.
All students taking an applied music course must also register for an ensemble and PMUS 1500: General Recital. Students in applied music courses are also required to perform in a performance jury at the end of each semester of applied study and to pass a sophomore proficiency examination at the end of their fourth semester of study.
All majors taking applied music must perform in a solo or solo with accompaniment capacity at least once a semester in a general recital. General recitals are scheduled throughout the semester.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR PERFORMANCE, RECORDING ARTS, AND MUSIC MANAGEMENT
Required Courses in Music..........................Credit Hours
Applied Music.................................................8
Ensembles ....................................................4
General Recital (4 semesters).................................0
PMUS 1100 Music Theory........................................3
PMUS 1110 EarTraining/Sight Singing I ........................1
PMUS 1200 Music Theory II.....................................3
PMUS 1210 Ear Training/Sight Singing II .....................1
PMUS 2100 Music Theory III....................................3
PMUS 2110 EarTraining/Sight Singing...........................1
PMUS 2200 Jazz and Pop Theory.................................3
PMUS 3830 Music History I ....................................3
PMUS 3831 Music History II ...................................3
Music History Elective .......................................3
PMUS 2470/MUS 3820 Music on the PC or Digital Music Techniques
...........................................................3
MUS 2540 Audio Production I...................................3
MUS 2700 Music Business I.....................................3
MUS 2710 Music Business II....................................3
PMUS Reading and Improv I or II ..............................2
Keyboard, Voice, or Guitar Lab*..............................^4
Total Required Courses in Music .............................54
* All students (except piano majors) must pass the keyboard proficiency. Students must take 4 semesters of any combination of key-
board, voice, or guitar labs.
Emphasis in Performance.............................Credit Hours
Applied Music ................................................12
Ensembles .....................................................4
General Recital (4 semesters)..................................0
Junior Recital (P-F) ..........................................0
Senior Recital.................................................1
Music Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques........................2
PMUS 3939 Performance Practicum ..............................^3
Total Credits in Area of Emphasis.............................22
Emphasis in Recording Arts..........................Credit Hours
MUS 2560 Audio Production II...................................4
MUS 3540 Recording Studio Maint. & Calibration ................3
MUS 4550 Audio Production III..................................4
MUS 4570 Audio Production IV...................................4
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Music Electives...............................................5
Recording Electives ..........................................3
Junior Project................................................3
Senior Project .............................................-.3
Total Credits in Area of Emphasis............................29
Emphasis in Music Management.......................Credit Hours
MGMT 1000 Intro to Business ..................................3
MUS 4720 Music Management.....................................3
MUS 4730 Music Production ....................................3
MUS 3730 Music Industry Financial Management .................3
MUS 4740 Music Business Analysis .............................3
MUS 2560 Audio Production II..................................4
MUS 4700 Senior Project.......................................3
Music Electives..............................................^6
Total Credits in Area of Emphasis............................28
Master of Science in Recording Arts (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Recording Arts is designed to prepare students for careers in audio applications for the fields of mass communications, education, arts, and the entertainment industries. Of particular note is the rapidly growing need for faculty holding appropriate graduate degrees at institutions offering studies in Music Technology/Recording Arts. Candidates from undergraduate preparatory programs who have acquired technical, historical, and applications knowledge of music, music technology, recording arts, and technological applications will gravitate toward this proposed graduate program. The programs core courses advance students’ artistic, pedagogical, technical, and problemsolving abilities, while electives will allow them to develop additional skills and knowledge in related areas including film, broadcasting, education, business and the performing arts. Students may choose between a thesis (research) or portfolio option, either of which will provide evaluative measures required for completion of the degree.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES
MUS 1010 Theory of Comm. Mus. I ..........................3
MUS_______Theory of Comm. Mus. II..........................3
MUS_______ET/SS Lab I & II ..................................2
MUS 2300 Songwriting I ........................................3
MUS 3310 Songwriting II or
Pop/Jazz Theory................................................3
PMUS 3830 History of Music I ..................................3
MUS_______Music History Elective...............................3
MUS 2470 Music on the PC.......................................3
Music Performance Electives:
PMUS 1023/1093 Piano/Voice/Guitar Lab..........................4
PMUS 15_____Applied Music......................................2
MUS 1300 Reading and Improv. I & II............................4
MUS_______Music Electives .....................................7
MUS 2700 Music Business I......................................3
MUS 2710 Music Business II.....................................3
MUS 2540 Audio Production I....................................3
MUS 2929/3939 Internship.......................................3
MUS 4501 Music Industry Seminar or
MUS 4580 Audio Production Seminar ........................... . 3
Total MLS Core................................................55
Music Business Focus Area
MUS 4720 Music Management......................................3
MUS 4730 Music Production .....................................3
MUS 4740 Music Business Analysis ..............................3
MUS 3720 Law and Music Industry................................3
MUS_______Music Business Forum/Coloq...........................0
Music Business Electives.......................................6
Total Focus Area..............................................18
Recording Arts Focus Area
MUS 4550 Audio Production III..................................4
MUS 4570 Audio Production IV...................................4
MUS 3540 Maint./Calib..........................................3
MUS 4580 Seminar ..............................................3
XXX_______Elective ..........................................__4
Total Focus Area..............................................18
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN RECORDING ARTS
Students can earn a master’s degree, either thesis or portfolio option, with an emphasis in areas listed below:
Advanced Audio Production Audio Pedagogy Audio Forensics
Required Courses........................................Credit Hours
MUS 5000 Introduction to Graduate Study.............................3
MUS 5590 Graduate Audio Production..................................4
MUS 6510 Audio Studies Pedagogy.....................................4
MUS 6580 Graduate Audio Seminar....................................^4
Total Credits in Required Courses .................................15
Audio MSRA Electives
MUS 5500 Topics in Professional Audio...............................3
MSRA Elective.......................................................4
MSRA Elective.......................................................4
MSRA Elective....................................................... â–  4
Total Credits......................................................15
Thesis/Portfolio
MUS 6950 Thesis in Professional Audio or
MUS 6980 Professional Audio Portfolio............................^_ 4
Total Credits......................................................34
Preparatory Undergraduate Courses
MUS 2470-3 MUS 2540-3 MUS 2560-4 MUS 3540-3
MUS 3820-3 MUS 4550-4 MUS 4570-4 MUS 4580-3 MUS 4505-4 MUS 4575-4 PHYS 3620-3
Music on the PC Audio Production I Audio Production II w/ Lab Recording Studio Maintenance and Calibration Digital Music Techniques Audio Production III w/ Lab Audio Production IV w/ Lab Audio Production Seminar Audio Sweetening Surround Sound Physics of Sound and Music
Graduate Recording Arts Electives
MATH 5010-3 MUS 5500-3 MUS 5505-4 MUS 5550-4 MUS 5570-4 MUS 5575-4
History of Mathematics Topics in Professional Audio Graduate Audio Sweetening & Lab Graduate Audio Production III & Lab Gradate Audio Production IV & Lab Graduate Surround Sound & Lab
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MUS 6580-3 MUS 5730-3 MUS 6510-4 MUS 6530-4 MUS 6550-4
Graduate Audio Seminar Music Production Audio Studies Pedagogy Audio Forensics Sound Design
Topics in Professional Audio
Audio Engineering Society Seminars/Papers
National Association of Broadcasters Seminars/Papers
Location Recording
Sound Reinforcement
Trends in the Audio Industry
Others *
* Other electives are available in studies related to the Recording Arts from allied disciplines such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Film/Video Production, Multimedia.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Graduate Admission Requirements
Admission to the M.S.R.A. program will be contingent upon evidence of an earned undergraduate bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, completion of the general Graduate Records Exam (GRE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if required, and an M.S.R.A. entrance assessment that includes:
• an examination of the applicant’s knowledge of and laboratory experience with music recording/reinforcement techniques (equivalent to three years at the undergraduate level), musical acoustics/physics (equivalent to one semester at the undergraduate level), music on the computer (equivalent to two semesters at the undergraduate level with proficiency on both PC and Mac platforms), and studio calibration and maintenance (equivalent to one semester at the undergraduate level)
• a faculty review of the applicant’s music recording portfolio/essay Transfer Requirements
A maximum of 9 graduate credits may be transferred into the M.S.R.A. from another accredited graduate institution, subject to the review and approval of the M.S.R.A. faculty. Only graduate courses with a grade of “B” or higher will be accepted for transfer, and only if those courses were taken within five calendar years of the applicant’s semester of admission into the M.S.R.A. program.
Provisional Student Requirements
Candidates for admission who do not meet entrance proficiency requirements in recording arts knowledge and experience may be admitted to the program as provisional students and be required to complete a sequence of undergraduate remedial courses to meet entrance proficiency standards.
International Students
All international students whose first language is not English are required to have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500. International student applications must be received six months prior to the term for which the student is applying.
APPLICATION MATERIALS
1. Letter of Application
Students must submit a personal letter of application that provides a narrative description of their preparation for graduate-level studies, their career objectives, and their intention to matriculate. This letter should contain the following:
• complete name and contact information
• educational background
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• anticipated dates of attendance
• names and contact information of persons from whom you have requested letters of recommendation
2. Entrance Examinations
Graduate Records Exam (GRE) www.gre. com All applicants to the M.S.R.A. degree program must submit scores from the GRE tests. The General Test offered by Educational Testing Service will assist in evaluating applicants to the degree program on their verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. This examination is offered around the world on a continuous schedule; it is not intended to exclude any applicant from the degree program, but rather to assist in academic advising.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) www. toefl. org For students from countries where English is not the primary language, this examination is required to assure they will be able to make satisfactory progress in the program. All international students whose first language is not English are required to have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500/175 electronic. International student applications must be received six months prior to the term for which the student is applying.
3. Portfolios and Essay
All applicants will submit a portfolio of recordings that represent their best accomplishments in audio production. Acceptable submission format is a compact disk (CD) with an annotated index and a clear and accurate labeling of all materials. Presentation, breadth of experience, and technical and artistic quality will be evaluated. An essay that summarizes the educational and professional history of the applicant relative to a career in the audio/music industry must be submitted with the portfolio.
4. Transcripts
An official transcript of all studies from previous institutions must be sent to the College of Arts & Media Graduate Admissions Committee as well as the CU-Denver Admissions Office.
5. Letters of Recommendation
A minimum of two letters of recommendation from previous teachers, employers, or professional colleagues must be submitted with the application. Letters should attest to the applicant’s professional, personal, and academic potential for success in graduate-level studies.
DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS
Chair: Kent Homchick Office: AR 185
Phone: 303-556-4891
Faculty
Professor: John Hull
Associate Professor: Kent Homchick
Assistant Professors: Joann Brennan, Mary Connelly, Brian DeLevie, Carol Golemboski, Quintin Gonzalez, Rian Kerrane, James McElhinney, Moyo Okediji
Professors Emeritus: Jerry Johnson, Charles Moone
The Department of Visual Arts offers professional instruction in six interrelated areas of study: art history, drawing/painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia studies, and an emphasis in 3D graphics and animation. The department provides an educational environment where artists and art historians of promise and motivation can explore the horizons of their own talents in the midst of intense critical dialogue. This dialogue is generated by their peers; by distinguished visiting artists, scholars, and critics; and by a faculty comprising artists and art historians of acknowledged accomplishment.


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The primary educational experience for the student is centered on the knowledge and skills gained from rigorous and structured courses offered by the various areas of the visual arts department, as well as the rich academic offerings throughout the university. Each student is routinely exposed to many aesthetic or academic positions through encounters with faculty members and visitors. The visual arts department’s efforts are devoted not only to the refinement of visual skills, but to the articulation and cultivation of the mind. Students must bring creative force and imagination to their own development, for these qualities cannot be taught-they can only be stimulated and appreciated.
Education in the visual arts encompasses a comprehensive knowledge of and direct experience with the various media of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia, and other forms. Supporting this enterprise is the development of an understanding of art theory, a knowledge of the methods and materials of art making, and examination of the diverse approach to examining the art object in history. Central to the practice of art history are critical writing and analysis.
Graduating seniors receiving the B.F.A. degree are required to have a thesis show during their last semester of study. These exhibitions are scheduled in the fall and spring terms only.
Fine Arts
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINE ARTS
Required Fine Arts Core Courses
FA 1000. Multimedia Foundations .............................3
FA 1100. Drawing Foundations.................................3
FA 1150. Photo Foundations ..................................3
FA 1400. Two Dimensional Design Foundations..................3
FA 1500. Three Dimensional Design Foundations ...............3
FA 2200. Basic Painting.......................................3
FA 2600. History of Art I (survey)...........................3
FA 2610. History of Art II (survey)..........................^3
Total Semester Hours in Fine Arts Core ......................24
Emphasis in Art History
FA 4650. 19th Century Art ...................................3
FA 4660. 20th Century Art ...................................3
FA 4690. Renaissance Art .....................................3
FA 4790. Methods in Art History .............................3
Elective credits in art history.............................6-9
Elective credits in art history or studio...................... 3-6
(9 of the above 9-15 elective hours must be upper-division)
Total Semester Hours in Art History Emphasis..............21-27
Emphasis in Drawing
FA 2000. Beginning Life Drawing..............................3
FA 3000. Intermediate Drawing.................................3
FA 3020. Intermediate Life Drawing............................3
FA 4000. Advanced Drawing.....................................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History, 1945 to Present...........3
Upper-division Art History Electives..........................3
Elective credits in Art History or Studio...................... . 6
Total Semester Hours in Drawing Emphasis.....................24
Emphasis in Painting
FA 2210. Painting II..........................................3
FA 3200. Intermediate Painting................................3
FA 3210. Intermediate Painting................................3
FA 4200. Advanced Painting....................................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History, 1945 to Present...........3
Upper-division Art History Electives..........................3
Elective credits in Art History or Studio...................... â–  6
Total Semester Hours in Painting Emphasis.....................24
Emphasis in Photography
FA 2155. Photo Foundations II: Advanced Black & White........3
FA3155. Intermediate Photography I: Digital..................3
FA 3160. Intermediate Photography II: Color..................3
FA 3165. Concepts and Processes in Photography...............3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History, 1945 to Present...........3
FA 3630. History of Photography..............................3
Elective credits in Art History or Studio.................... 6
Total Semester Hours in Photography Emphasis................24
Emphasis in Sculpture
FA 2500. Sculpture IA.........................................3
FA 2510. Sculpture IB.........................................3
FA 3500. Sculpture ILA........................................3
FA 3510. Sculpture IIB........................................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History, 1945 to Present...........3
Upper-division Art History electives..........................3
Elective credits in Art History or Studio...................... 6
Total Semester Hours in Sculpture Emphasis...................24
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Required Fine Arts Core Courses
FA 1000. Multimedia Foundations .............................3
FA 1100. Drawing Foundations..................................3
FA 1150. Photo Foundations ..................................3
FA 1400. Two Dimensional Design Foundations..................3
FA 1500. Three Dimensional Design Foundations ...............3
FA 2200. Basic Painting.......................................3
FA 2600. History of Art I (survey)...........................3
FA 2610. History of Art II (survey)..........................3
FA 4800. Art Seminar .........................................3
FA4950. BFAThesis .......................................... 1
Total Semester Hours in Fine Arts Core ......................28
Emphasis in Drawing
FA 2000. Basic Life Drawing ..................................3
FA 3000. Intermediate Drawing.................................3
FA 3020. Intermediate Life Drawing............................3
MUME 3400. Multimedia Image Manipulation ....................3
FA 4000. Advanced Drawing ....................................3
FA 4020. Advanced Life Drawing................................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History 1945-Present...............3
Upper-division drawing electives..............................3
Upper-division art history electives..........................3
Upper-division art electives .................................6
Art electives ............................................. 3-9
Total Semester Hours in Drawing Emphasis 36-39
Emphasis in Painting
FA 2210. Painting II..........................................3
FA 3200. Intermediate Painting ...............................3
FA 3210. Intermediate Painting ...............................3
FA 4200. Advanced Painting....................................3
FA 4210. Advanced Painting....................................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History 1945-Present................3
MUME 3450. Multimedia Digital Painting........................3
Upper-division art history electives..........................3
Upper-division painting electives.............................3
Upper-division drawing electives .............................6
Art electives .............................................. â–  6-9
Total Semester Hours in Painting Emphasis ...............39-42
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Emphasis in Photography
FA 2155. Photography Foundations II/Advanced Black & White . 3
FA 3155. Intermediate Photography I/Digital ..................3
FA 3160. Intermediate Photography II/Color....................3
FA 3165. Concepts and Processes...............................3
FA 3630. History of Photography...............................3
FA 4195. Advanced Photography I...............................3
FA 4196. Advanced Photography II...............................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History 1945-Present................3
MUME 3400. Multimedia Image Manipulation ......................3
Upper-division photo electives.................................6
Art electives ........................................... 6-9
Total Semester Hours in Photography Emphasis .............39-42
Emphasis in Sculpture
FA 2500. Sculpture IA..........................................3
FA 2510. Sculpture IB..........................................3
MUME 3430. Multimedia 3D and Animation.........................3
FA 3500. Sculpture IIA.........................................3
FA 3510. Sculpture IIB.........................................3
FA 4500. Sculpture IILA........................................3
FA 4510. Sculpture IIIB........................................3
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History 1945-Present................3
Upper-division art history electives...........................3
Upper-division art electives ..................................6
Art electives ........................................... 3-9
Total Semester Hours in Sculpture Emphasis ...............36-39
Emphasis in Multimedia
MUME 1200. Multimedia Studio ...............................
MUME 1250. Multimedia Graphic Design & Usability Theory
MUME 3939. Multimedia Internship............................
MUME 3400. Multimedia Image Manipulation ...................
MUME 4200. Advanced Multimedia Studio ......................
MUME 4250. Advanced Multimedia Graphic Design...............
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History 1945-Present..............
Upper-division art history electives........................
Upper-division multimedia-related electives................._2
Total Semester Hours in Multimedia Emphasis ................4
Emphasis in Multimedia 3D Graphics and Animation
MUME 1400. Introduction to 3D Graphic Processes & Techniques
MUME 1410. Digital 3D Pre-Production........................
MUME 3200. Digital 3D Surface Modeling......................
MUME 3210. Digital Texture Mapping..........................
MUME 3220. 3D Digital Lighting..............................
MUME 3230. Digital 3D Organic Modeling......................
MUME 3240. Digital Animation & Applied Effects I............
MUME 3250. Digital Animation & Applied Effects II MUME 3260. Digital Objects/Character Articulation
MUME 3270. Digital Animation: Particles.....................
MUME 3280. Digital Animation: Dynamics......................
MUME 3290. Digital 3D Post-Production.......................
MUME 4710. Innovation in 3D Imagery & Motion Graphics.......
FA 4990. Contemporary Art History 1945-Present..............
Upper-division art history electives .......................
Total Semester Hours in Multimedia 3D Graphics/Amimation
Emphasis.................................................45
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The Business School
Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain business community, the j Business School at the University of Colorado at Denver prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective, responsible business professionals. Were able to achieve a standard of excellence by bringing together nationally recognized faculty and highly motivated, mature students in an intellectually challenging academic environment. CU-Denver’s Business School is a “research institution.” Because ourfaculty are nationally recognizedfor their contributions to scholarly research as well as for their teaching skills, our students have the opportunity to be on the leading edge of business management theory and practice. Our class schedules and curriculum offer flexibility to meet your needs whether you plan to attendfull or part time, day or evening. Whether you’re an experienced working professional seeking an advanced degree or preparingfor a new career in the business world, you ’ll gain the knowledge and perspective necessary to succeed in today’s challenging business environment.
Dean
Sueann Ambron
Dean of Faculty and Executive Associate Dean
Jean-Claude Bosch
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Kenneth L. Bettenhausen
Contact
Office
CU-Denver Building 1250 14th Street, 2nd Floor
Phone
303-556-5802
Fax
303-556-5914
Web Site
www. business, cudenver. edu
Admissions/Advising Undergraduate: 303-556-5800 Graduate: 303-556-5900
Faculty
Professors
Marcelle V. Arak (Finance) Heidi Boerstler (Health Administration) Jean-Claude Bosch (Finance) Peter G. Bryant (Management Science and Information Systems) Wayne F. Cascio (Management) Lawrence F. Cunningham (Marketing and Transportation) E. Woodrow Eckard, J r. (Business Economics) C. Marlena Fiol (Management) Richard W. Foster (Finance and Health Administration) James H. Gerlach (Information Systems) Jahangir Karimi (Information Systems) Susan M. Keaveney (Marketing) Gary A. Kochenberger (Operations Management) James R. Morris (Finance) Dennis F. Murray (Accounting) Bruce R. Neumann (Accounting and Health Administration) Edward J, O’Connor (Management) John C. Ruhnka (Management and Business Law) Donald L. Stevens (Finance) Dean G. Taylor (Finance Clifford E. Young (Marketing) Raymond F. Zammuto (Management)
Educational Goals
CU-Denver’s Business School is committed to superb teaching, connecting theory to practice that focuses on:
• current and relevant knowledge and skills necessary for success in the highly competitive global business environment
• experience in cooperative and team-based work skills
• integrated professional and functional expertise
• sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity Our graduate programs serve both
traditional and non-traditional students who have extensive work experience. The M.B.A. serves the needs of students who desire a general business education. The professionally oriented M.S. degrees serve the needs of students who desire greater specialization, particularly students who have already obtained an undergraduate business degree. Large numbers of our graduate students will be drawn from national and international locales.
Our undergraduate program, which serves both traditional and non-traditional students, leads to a baccalaureate degree in business with a substantial liberal arts component. The
program is closely linked, through articulation agreements, to lower-division programs offered by Colorado’s four-year and community colleges. The majority of undergraduates come from the Denver metropolitan area.
Key elements of our academic programs are the provision of top-quality career advising and placement services, as well as flexible schedules and programs to meet a wide range of student needs. We are committed to assisting our students’ efforts to pursue rewarding careers.
Faculty
Our nationally recognized faculty is vigorous and enthusiastic about its teaching and research. Faculty members hold degrees from the nation’s leading business schools, including Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, and Yale. Many of them also bring years of valuable experience in private industry. Their interdisciplinary expertise, academic achievements, scholarly research, and business experience provide students with a dynamic learning environment.
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Associate Professors
Herman Aguinis (Management) Ajeyo Banerjee (Finance) Kenneth L. Bettenhausen (Management) Kang Rae Cho (Management and International Business) GaryJ. Colbert (Accounting) Edward J. Conry (Business Law and Ethics) Elizabeth S. Cooperman (Finance) Blair D. Gifford (Management and Health Administration) Deborah L. Kellogg (Operations Management) Sarah Kovoor-Misra (Management) Michael Mannino (Information Systems) L. Ann Martin (Accounting) Stuart Rosenstein (Finance) Manuel G. Serapio, Jr. (International Business and Management) Marlene A. Smith (Quantitative Methods)
Assistant Professors
David A. Forlani (Marketing) Dawn Gregg (Information Systems) Vicki R. Lane (Marketing) Linda G. Levy (Accounting) Robert Nieschweitz (Accounting) Madhavan Parthasarathy (Marketing) Ronald Rameriz (Information Systems) Judy Scott (Information Systems) Steven Walczak (Information Systems) Zhiping Walter (Information Systems) Darryl J. Woolley (Accounting)
Senior Instructors
Elizabeth S. Conner (Accounting) Charles M. Franks (Quantitative Methods) Gary L. Giese (Business Law and Management) Michael D. Harper (Operations Management) Robert D. Hockenbury (Accounting) Barbara A. Pelter (Finance) Marianne Plunkert (Finance) Gary R. Schornack (Marketing) Eric J. Thompson (Information Systems) John Turner (Finance)
Instructors
Errol L. Biggs (Health Administration) Chen Ji (Finance) Jeffrey R. Nystrom (Management) Charles A. Rice (Management) Mary Lee Stansifer (Marketing)
Professors Emeritus
H. Michael Hayes (Marketing and Strategic Management) William D. Murray (Information Systems)
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Many programs for financial aid are administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Call 303-556-2886 for detailed information.
Thanks to the generous support of the Colorado business community and others, the Business School has a significant number of scholarships to offer its students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and/or financial need. The amount of the award and the number of awards available vary. Scholarship monies are typically used to support all or some of a student’s tuition and fees, although certain scholarships allow remaining scholarship funds to be spent at the students discretion.
Thirty different scholarships are available to eligible Business School students. Scholarships such as the Virginia T. Schuman and the Ford Motor Company Scholarships are open to all business students. Other scholarships are open to students in specific degree programs:
Undergraduate scholarships include the Board of Advisors, the Business School Undergraduate Excellence, the Carolyn Lee Henderson, the Robert E. Moore Memorial, the Business School Sustaining Student, the Dean’s Community Scholarships, the Scholarship for International Study, and the Dean’s Scholarship for Continuing Undergraduate Business Students.
The MBA Excellence Award, the MBA Opportunity Scholarship, the MBA Faculty’s Scholarship, and the Virginia T. Schuman Scholarship for M.B.A. Students are given to qualifying M.B.A. students.
Accounting scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate accounting students include the Deloitte & Touche, and Accounting Program, as well as the Price Waterhouse Coopers Scholarship for undergraduate junior accounting majors only.
M.S. Finance scholarships are the M.S. Finance Fellows, open to graduate students in the finance program, and the Carolyn Lee Henderson Scholarship, designated for an undergraduate or graduate woman in the finance program.
M.S. Health Adminstration scholarships include the Abbott Fellows, AUPHA/McGaw, CU-Denver M.S. Health Administration, Eugenie D. Sontag, Leland R. Kaiser, Medical Group Management, and the M.S. Health Administration Alumni Scholarships.
M.S. Information Systems students may apply for the Dean’s Scholarship in Information Systems.
The M.S. International Business Merit Scholarship is open to students in the CU-Denver M.S. International Business program.
M.S. Management or Human Resources Management students may apply for the Excellence in Management Scholarship.
M.S. Marketing students may apply for the M.S. Marketing Sustaining Student,
M.S. in Marketing Fellows, and Robert E. Moore Memorial Scholarships (also open to undergraduate marketing students).
Finally, four scholarships are available to students who take courses in entrepreneurial studies at the Richard H. and Pamela S. Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development. These are the Coulter Foundation Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Studies and Business, and the Dean’s Pursuit of Excellence, Mehalchin, and Rockies Venture Club Scholarships.
Further information about these scholarships, including eligibility criteria and application forms, may be obtained by visiting the Business School Web site at www.business.cudenver.edu (click on scholarships) or by calling 303-556-5900.
Student Organizations
Opportunity for association with other Business School students in varied activities intended to stimulate professional interest and to give recognition to scholastic attainment is provided by the following student organizations: AABSA—African American Business Student Alliance
Beta Alpha Psi—national honorary scholastic fraternity in accounting
Beta Gamma Sigma—national honorary scholastic fraternity in business
CU Venture Network—campus chapter of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, open to all CU-Denver students FMA—Financial Management Association, a national organization: www. cudenver. edu/business/fma HASO—Health Administration Student Organization
IBSA—International Business Students Association, open to CU-Denver business students
ISA—Information Systems Association M.B.A. Student Organization (MBASO) — University of Colorado at Denver association of MBA students
The Robert E. Moore Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association Phi Chi Theta—national professional business and economics fraternity
SHRM—Society for Human Resources Management (student chapter) for students interested in human resources management, www. cudenver. edu/business
Sigma Iota Epsilon—professional and honorary management fraternity
SAS—Society of Accounting Students USAB—Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
Study Abroad
Transfer credit from study abroad programs requires prior written approval from the undergraduate or graduate programs directors. Students must meet with a business staff advisor to determine course acceptability prior to the semester in which they intend to study abroad. Information on the various programs is available at the Office of International Education.
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Institute for International Business
The Institute for International Business (IIB) was created in 1988 by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado to serve as a center for the advanced study and teaching of international business. In 1993, the institute was designated a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only 25 such centers of excellence in the U.S. Through the CIBER and other funding sources, the institute strives to help the faculties of the Business School and other university departments in internationalizing curriculum, programs, certificates, or other student-oriented endeavors. The IIB works in other ways to support faculty in their teaching, research, and development activities. In addition, the institute designs and facilitates customized international programs and training for business, cooperates with other organizations to offer seminars and conferences, and publishes a quarterly newsletter to familiarize the Denver and regional communities with international business issues. Such initiatives help faculty, students, and the business community to acquire the skills and expertise needed to be successful in our increasingly global economy. The institute also conducts and promotes research on the global economic aspects of competitiveness. Call 303-556-4738 for information.
Internships
The general requirements for internships are as follows:
• Undergraduate students must be admitted to the Business School, be in good standing with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and have completed at least 15 hours of the business core at CU-Denver.
• Graduate students must be admitted to the Business School, be in good standing with at least a 3.3 GPA, and have completed 15 semester hours of graduate work.
Interested students should contact the appropriate program director or the Career Center for further details about the program.
GENERAL ACADEMIC POLICIES
Academic policies that apply to all CU-Denver students are described in the General Information section of this catalog. The policies outlined on the following pages are relevant for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Business School. Individual policies appropriate only to undergraduate or graduate students are described under separate headings.
Each student is responsible for knowing and complying with the academic policies and regulations established for the school. The school cannot assume responsibility for problems resulting from a students failure to follow the policies stated in this catalog. Similarly, students are responsible for all deadlines, rules, and regulations stated in the online schedule of courses.
Academic Ethics
Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Cheating, plagiarism, illegitimate possession and disposition of examinations, alteration, forgery, falsification of official records, and similar acts or any attempt to engage in such acts are grounds for suspension or expulsion from the university. In particular, students are advised that plagiarism consists of any act involving the offering of the work of someone else as the students own. It is recommended that students consult with the instructors as to the proper preparation of reports, papers, etc., in order to avoid this and similar offenses. Also, actions that disrupt the administrative process, such as misrepresentation of credentials or academic status, other forms of deception, or verbal abuse of university staff are grounds for suspension or probation. All reported acts of dishonesty must be referred to the Business School’s Internal Affairs Committee.
Admission to Business Classes
Enrollment in business classes is limited to students who have been admitted to business degree programs, and to other students as described in the separate undergraduate and graduate policy sections. The course registration criteria are designed to meet a number of objectives:
1. to assure access to business courses for students seeking a business degree
2. to serve students in other colleges who have business-related education objectives or requirements
3. to serve non-degree students who have specific career or education goals
Refer to the online schedule of courses each term for course availability and course prerequisites.
Attendance Regulations
Students are required to attend classes on a regular basis. Absences must be arranged with the instructor and must conform with university and instructor’s policies on attendance.
Prerequisites
Students are expected to know and fulfill all prerequisites information when registering. See course listings for relevant prerequisites. The Business School reserves the right to administratively drop students who enroll without the correct prerequisites. Generally, students who are administratively dropped or withdrawn will not receive tuition refunds.
Course Numbering
The course numbering system used at the University of Colorado at Denver identifies the class standing required for enrollment. Students are expected to take 1000-level courses in their ffeshman year, 2000-level courses in their sophomore year, 3000-level courses in their junior year, and 4000-level courses in their senior year. Courses at the 5000 and 6000 level are restricted to graduate business students.
Adding Courses
Students may add classes to their original schedule through census date (first 12 days of the fall or spring semester, first 8 days of summer session). Instructor approval may be required to add a course after the first day/week of classes.
Dropping Courses
Students may drop a class through census date and it will not appear on the transcript. After census, a student who wishes to drop must obtain written approval from both the instructor and academic dean or designate. The course and a grade of WTvill appear on the transcript. In order to drop beyond the 10th week, it will also be necessary to document circumstances beyond a student’s control. Any student who is failing a class will not be allowed to drop, and an Twill be recorded on the transcript.
Withdrawal
See the General Information section of this catalog for university-wide withdrawal policies. Note that the Business School normally requires instructors’ signatures on withdrawal forms before the academic dean’s approval is granted.
Administrative Drop
The school reserves the right to administratively drop students who are incorrectly enrolled in business courses. Instructors also may recommend that students who fail to meet expected course attendance or course prerequisites be dropped from the course. Generally, students who are administratively dropped will not receive tuition refunds.
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Appeal Procedure
Students should contact a staff advisor in the Business School’s programs office for appeal and petition procedures pertaining to rules and regulations of the school.
General Grading Policies
Plus!Minus Grading. Faculty have the option to use plus/minus grading. Incomplete Grades. The only incomplete grade given in the school is IF. An IF grade is assigned only when documented circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control prevent completion of course requirements (exams, papers, etc.). Students must sign a contract outlining how they will make up the missing work with the instructor giving the IF. Students may not register for the class a second time. All IF grades must be made up within the contract period (which may not exceed one year), or the IF will automatically be changed to the grade of F.
Also, IF grades must be completed and recorded at the Office of Admissions and Records no later than four weeks prior to graduation. The student is responsible for contacting the instructor concerning the removal of incomplete grades.
Grade Changes. Grades as reported by instructors are final. Grade changes will be considered only in cases of documented clerical errors or when a student is making up an incomplete grade (IF). All changes must be made within one year after the course has been taken, unless highly unusual circumstances can be documented and the change has been approved by the school. Normally, grade changes will not be considered under any circumstances after three years.
Pass-Fail or No Credit (Audit). With the exception of internships and independent studies, the school does not permit election of pass-fail grading for any business course required for the degree. Only non-degree status students may petition to audit a business class for a grade of NC (no credit).
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
A carefully designed curriculum to prepare students for success in business administration is available for the student seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree. The school offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science (Business Administration), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees.
The particular programs offered are as follows:
Areas of Emphasis (B.S. in Business Administration)
Accounting
Financial Management
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
International Business
Management
Marketing
Graduate Programs
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Individualized or Cohort option Health Administration option 11-month option (full time)
Master of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Finance
Master of Science in Health Administration
Master of Science in Information Systems
Master of Science in International Business
Master of Science in Management and Organization
Master of Science in Marketing
A dual degree combination of the M.B.A. with any M.S. program may also be selected, as well as dual M.S. degrees in any two fields of business. The M.S. Finance/Economics dual degree is also available. Dual degrees of the M.B.A. and nursing, architecture, M.D., Thunderbird, and urban planning can be pursued.
Executive Programs
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) for Executives Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Health Administration
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Associate Dean: Kenneth L. Bettenhausen Program Director: Clifford E. Young Director Advising & Admissions: Nancy A. Reed
The undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) degree is intended to help the student achieve the following general objectives:
1. an understanding of the activities that constitute a business enterprise and the principles underlying administration of those activities
2. the ability to think logically and analytically about the kind of complex problems encountered by management
3. facility in the arts of communication
4. a comprehension of human relationships involved in an organization
5. awareness of the social and ethical responsibilities of those in administrative positions
6. skill in the art of learning that will help the student continue self-education after leaving the campus
Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone: 303-556-5800 Fax: 303-556-5904
ADMISSION OF FRESHMAN STUDENTS
Freshman applicants must have completed the college preparatory curriculum in high school, graduated in the top 25% of their high school class, and achieved a score of at least 26 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT. See the General Information section of this catalog for further information on freshman admission.
ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS
Applicants who have completed work at other collegiate institutions should review the information on transfer students in the General Information section of this catalog. In addition to university policies, the Business School evaluates coursework to determine its appropriateness for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Business Administration). Students who have completed more than 24 semester hours of transferable course-work are evaluated for admission on the basis of their college grade point average (GPA) without regard to their high school performance.
To be fully considered for admission to the Business School, a transfer student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework attempted. Transfer applicants seeking priority admission must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for all work applicable to the Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) degree, and a 2.0 GPA in business courses. Students with less than an overall 3.0 GPA will be considered if they have a 2.6 in the last 24 semester hours of applicable coursework, a 2.0 GPA in business courses, and at least a 2.0 overall GPA in courses applying to the degree.
Transfer applicants who do not meet either of the priority admission standards are pooled and ranked on the basis of their GPA earned in the last 24 hours, if the GPA in the last 24 hours is at least 2.6. Pooled applicants are offered admission as space is available. For information
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about specific policies on transfer of credit, consult the undergraduate business program coordinator.
INTRA-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER
Students who want to transfer to the Business School from another college or school of the University of Colorado at Denver must formally apply to the Business School. Transfer deadlines are August 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester, and May 1 for the summer session.
Students will be evaluated only on coursework that applies to the business degree program. Generally, this will exclude coursework of a technical or vocational nature and courses in activity PE and remedial subjects. Students who have completed at least 24 applicable semester hours will be evaluated on their college work; students with fewer than 24 transferable hours will be evaluated on the basis of both high school and college work.
Students will be considered for admission on either their overall GPA in applicable coursework from CU and all previous institutions or on their last 24 hours. Applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA in business courses (from CU or other institutions) and overall CU GPA of less than 2.0 will be denied admission even though they meet the minimum requirements for consideration.
Students will receive priority consideration for admission to the Business School if they have an overall GPA of 3.0 or an overall GPA of 3.0 on their last 24 hours. All other applicants meeting the minimum requirements for admission as stated above will be pooled and ranked on the basis of their GPA in the last 24 hours, if the GPA in the last 24 hours is at least 2.6. Pooled applicants will be offered admission as space is available.
To apply for an intra-university transfer, students must submit an Intra-University Transfer form and the CU-Denver transcripts to the business program coordinator. Transfer forms are available at CU-Denver Office of Admissions or the Business School office; transcript request forms are available at the CU-Denver Records Office. The transcript must include the student’s most recent semester at the university. Students with previous coursework from other institutions are also required to submit a copy of their transfer credit evaluations (advanced standings).
FORMER STUDENTS
A CU student from another campus, or a CU-Denver student who has not registered for three consecutive semesters (summers included), is considered a former student and must reapply for admission. Former CU-Denver business degree students will be automatically readmitted to the school for up to three years from the semester they last attended if they are in good standing (not on probation or suspension) in the school. Students who have not attended for more than three years, or who have completed the equivalent of 12 or more semester hours at another institution of higher education, must meet the admission and degree requirements applicable at the time they reapply.
OLD WORK POLICY
For students newly admitted to the Business School and former business students readmitted to the school after an absence of three semesters, applicable credits up to five years old will be counted toward business degree requirements. Courses more than five years old will be evaluated individually for their current relevance to the degree program. Students may be required to update their knowledge by taking additional courses when past courses are outdated; in such cases, credit will be given for both courses. Generally, business courses more than 10 years old will not apply toward degree credit.
SECOND UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
Students may apply to the Business School to earn a second undergraduate degree, provided the first undergraduate degree is in a field other than business. Persons who have already earned an undergraduate degree in business may not apply for a second undergraduate degree in business. Applications are available through the Office of Admissions.
If a student has an academic record that justifies consideration for a graduate program, that student is encouraged to apply for one of the Business School’s master’s degree programs. Call 303-556-5900 for information or refer to the graduate business section of the catalog.
Students who are accepted for the second undergraduate degree will be required to pursue courses in the sequence normally required for a business degree. For example, if a student registered for a second degree has not had the required mathematics or general education courses, these must be taken before the student will be eligible to register for business courses. Further, the basic business courses (core courses) must be taken before a student begins to pursue the major field.
MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Students in other undergraduate schools and colleges at CU-Denver wishing to take a minor in business administration must have a 2.0 GPA to enter as a business minor, and must have a 2.0 GPA overall, plus a 2.0 GPA in business courses at the time of graduation to receive a minor in business. Prerequisites to the business minor are ISMG 2000, MATH 1070 or a higher-level math course, QUAN 2010* or a statistics class approved by the Business School, and ECON 2022. Required courses for a business minor are MGMT 1000, ACCT 2200, BLAW 3000, MKTG 3000, FNCE 3100, and MGMT 3000. Twelve of these 18 hours must be taken while in residence at CU-Denver. If the student has already taken the equivalent of one or more of these courses, other higher-level business courses may be substituted with Business School approval. Up to 6 hours of the 18 required business courses may be taken at another institution. Transfer credit will be granted on the same basis that transfer credit is granted for courses taken by business majors.
*Note: Students enrolling for QUAN 2010 must have completed MATH 1070 and MATH 1080 or equivalent courses.
DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Numerous career opportunities exist for persons trained in both a specialized field and management. For this reason, students may be interested in combined programs of study leading to completion of degree requirements concurrently in two fields. For additional information, contact an undergraduate business staff advisor at 303-556-5800.
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Planning
ADMISSIONS ADVISING
Persons not yet admitted to the Business School can receive advising on course selection, admission requirements, and other matters from an undergraduate staff advisor. To make an appointment, call 303-556-5800.
ADMITTED STUDENTS
Upon admission to the school, students execute a degree plan that identifies the courses required to graduate. This plan contains all the information needed to select courses and monitor progress toward completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Business Administration). Business students are expected to assume responsibility for their own advising. This includes scheduling courses each term, being familiar with all the policies and procedures of the college, and otherwise managing their own academic careers. Staff advisors are available to answer questions about unusual situations.
Career advising is available from business faculty and from the CU-Denver Career Center, 303-556-2250.
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Undergraduate Core Curriculum—
University of Colorado at Denver
The faculty of the Business School, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have established a core curriculum for undergraduate students. All undergraduate students who entered CU-Denver in fall 1990 or later are required to complete the undergraduate core curriculum independent of their college or major. Undergraduate students admitted prior to fall 1990 have a choice of either the new core curriculum or the requirements of their college in effect at the time of admission to the college.
The undergraduate core curriculum for CU-Denver is outlined in the following table, and the CU-Denver core requirements for business students are specified in the section labeled Business Program Requirements.
The undergraduate core curriculum seeks to provide all baccalaureate students with basic intellectual competencies in mathematics and computation, writing, oral communication, information literacy, and critical thinking. It also requires all students to develop basic knowledge in the areas of natural and physical sciences, behavioral sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. Furthermore, the core curriculum promotes an awareness of cultural and racial diversity. The majority of the core curriculum is designed to be completed during a students freshman and sophomore years in order to provide the foundation for specific training in a student’s major discipline.
Graduation Requirements
The Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) degree requires the following:
Total Credits. A total of 120 semester hours.
A minimal level of proficiency must be demonstrated in one foreign language or in regional expertise. Students may satisfy the proficiency requirement by taking courses as described below.
Area of Emphasis or Non-Business Minor. Completion of at least 9-15 semester hours of approved courses in the area of emphasis or completion of at least 15 semester hours in an approved non-business minor. Students who select a non-business minor must complete an additional 3-hour business elective to earn the required number of hours in business.
Residence. At least 30 semester hours of business courses (including the business area of emphasis) must be completed after a student’s admission to the Business School. The 30 hours for residence must include BLAW 4120 and MGMT 4500, and 24 hours in other 4000-level business courses (including area of emphasis courses if an area is selected).
Grade Point Average Requirement. To graduate, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative scholastic grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted at the university acceptable toward the B.S. (Business Administration) degree, 2.0 for all business courses, and 2.0 for courses in the student’s area of emphasis or non-business minor.
Undergraduate Honors. Upon recommendation of the faculty, students who demonstrate superior scholarship are given special recognition at graduation. Students must achieve an overall University of Colorado grade point average of 3.3 and a grade point average of 3.5 in all business courses taken at the University of Colorado to be considered for cum laude. Those who achieve an overall University of Colorado grade point average of 3.5 and a grade point average of 3.7 in all business courses taken at the University of Colorado will be considered for magna cum laude.
Those who achieve a 3.7 overall grade point average and a 3.85 GPA in all business courses will be considered for summa cum laude.
Filing for Graduation. A senior audit is completed on all students who have completed 90 or more semester hours. Students must file an Undergraduate Candidacy form and Diploma Card, and request a graduation evaluation prior to registering for their final semester. Failure to do so will delay graduation. Also, students desiring to change their area of emphasis after filing for graduation must have the change
approved by the graduation supervisor prior to registering for their final semester. Changes after that time will delay graduation.
Business Program Requirements
Satisfaction of all the following:
Program Requirements..............................Semester Hours
School proficiencies or other courses.......................0-13
CU-Denver core................................................41
Mathematics....................................................6
Business core ................................................33
International studies .........................................3
Cornerstone courses ...........................................6
Area of emphasis or non-business minor ......................124
Total Semester Hours Required................................120
Detailed descriptions of degree course plans that satisfy program requirements follow:
I. BUSINESS SCHOOL REQUIRED SEMESTER HOURS PROFICIENCY: 0-13
The business student must demonstrate either proficiency in a foreign language or in regional expertise. The requirement can be met in the following ways:
A. Foreign Language
The language proficiency can be met by:
1. Completion of the third year of high school coursework in a single language. Students must complete three years of high school credit in one language. A C (2.0) or higher must be earned in the final semester of the third year high school course to show proficiency.
2. Completion of three semesters of college-level coursework in a single foreign language. The third semester course (college level) in one language requires a grade of C or better to complete the proficiency. The Pass/Fail option cannot be used when completing the requirement at CU-Denver.
3. Examination. Students may show their level of proficiency by taking the placement proficiency exam given by the Language Laboratory in CN 220. The languages tested are French, German, and Spanish. For information about other languages, students should consult with their business advisor, 303-556-5800. The number of times the student may attempt the examination is once per semester.
B. Regional Expertise
The regional expertise option is available as an alternative to Foreign
Language Proficiency. This requires the student to develop expertise
CU-Denver Undergraduate Core Curriculum for B.S. in Business
Specific requirements for the B.S. degree in business are included in the catalog text.
Knowledge Areas a. Writing/Speech 9 hours
b. Mathematics 3 hours
c. Natural and Physical Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics) 8 hours
d. Behavioral Sciences AND Social Sciences 9 hours
(Psychology and Economics)
e. Humanities (History, Literature, and Philosophy) 6 hours
f. Arts (Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre) 3 hours
g. Cultural Diversity 3 hours
Total Core 41 hours
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about a region of the world other than North America. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of coursework from an approved list that relates to history, arts, culture, politics, or the economy of a single defined region of the world outside North America. Courses used in the expertise area must meet the Business School guidelines. These courses can be chosen from the list specified by the Business School. Students should contact their business advisor to outline their program, 303-556-5800.
Students who must meet all the proficiency requirements through coursework may find it necessary to complete more than 120 semester hours in order to earn the B.S. in Business Administration. The proficiency requirement must be completed during the first three terms in attendance at CU-Denver.
III. BUSINESS SCHOOL SPECIFIC GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
A. MATH 1080. Polynomial Calculus.....................................3
Note: The required sequence MATH 1070 and MATH 1080 may be satisfied by a 6-hour calculus sequence.
B. QUAN 2010. Business Statistics.....................................3
C. OTHER. MATH 1070, ECON 2012, ECON 2022, PSY 1000, ENGL 3170 (or ENGL 2030), and CMMU 2050 may be taken as part of the CU-Denver Core. The Business School strongly encourages students to take ENGL 2030 before completing ENGL 3170. However, if other courses in their respective areas are taken to satisfy CU-Denver core requirements, then these required courses must still be completed to meet graduation requirements.
II. CU-DENVER BUSINESS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 41 SEMESTER HOURS
A. Writing/Speech—9 semester hours.
ENGL 1020. Core Composition I...........................3
ENGL 3170. Business Writing ............................3
CMMU 2050. Business and Professional Speaking...........3
B. Mathematics—3 semester hours.
MATH 1070. Algebra for Social Sciences and Business ....3
Note: The required sequence MATH 1070 and MATH 1080 may be satisfied by a 6-hour calculus sequence.
C. Natural and Physical Sciences—8 semester hours.
Two of the following courses (a sequence in the same discipline or courses in two different disciplines):
ANTH 1303. Intro, to Biological Anthropology ..............4
BIOL 1550. Basic Biology I ..................................4
BIOL 1560. Basic Biology II .................................4
CHEM 1470. Core Chemistry: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman 4
CHEM 1471. Core Chemistry: Risky Business....................4
ENVS 1042. Intro, to Environmental Sciences..................4
GEOL 1072. Physical Geology I ...............................4
GEOL 1082. Physical Geology II...............................4
PHYS 1000. Intro, to Physics.................................4
PHYS 1052. General Astronomy I...............................4
D. Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences—9 semester hours.
PSY 1000. Introduction to Psychology I.......................3
or
PSY 1005. Introduction to Psychology II .....................3
ECON 2012. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ..........3
ECON 2022. Principles of Economics: Microeconomics...........3
E. Humanities—6 semester hours.
Two courses from the following:
ENGL 1601. Telling Tales: Narrative Art in Literature and Film . 3 ENGL 2600. Great Works in British and American Literature ... 3
GER 1000. Germany and the Germans ...........................3
HIST 1381. Paths to the Present I ...........................3
HIST 1382. Getting Here: Paths to the Present II ............3
PHIL 1012. Introduction to Philosophy:
Relationship of the Individual to the World ...............3
PHIL 1020. Introduction to Ethics and Society:
The Person and the Community...............................3
RUSS 1000. Russia and the Russians: Life, Culture, and Arts _3
RUSS 2000. Masterpieces of Russian Culture ..................3
F. Arts—3 semester hours.
One course from the following:
ARTS 1000. Arts in our Time..................................3
FA 1001. Introduction to Art.................................3
PMUS 1001. Music Appreciation ...............................3
THTR 1001. Introduction to Theatre...........................3
G. Cultural Diversity—3 semester hours.
One course from the list specified for the CU-Denver Core Curriculum (see General Information section of this catalog).
IV. BUSINESS CORE: 33 SEMESTER HOURS
Students are required to complete the Business Core in the order listed below:
ACCT 2200. Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. 3
ACCT 2220. Managerial Accounting and Professional Issues ......3
ISMG 2000. Computer and Business Information Systems ..........3
BLAW 3000. Legal, Ethical, and Social Environments of Business I 3
MGMT 3000. Managing Individuals and Teams .....................3
FNCE 3100. Principles of Finance I ............................3
MKTG 3000. Principles of Marketing.............................3
OPMG 3000. Operations Management...............................3
FNCE 3200. Principles of Finance 11 ...........................3
BLAW 4120. Legal and Ethical Environments of Business II ......3
MGMT 4500. Business Policy and Strategic Management ...........3
V. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: 3 SEMESTER HOURS
International Business—One course (3 semester hours) from the following list of courses:
ACCT 4800-3.
FNCE 4370-3. MGMT 4400-3. MKTG 4200-3. MKTG 4580-3.
Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations International Financial Management Introduction to International Business International Marketing International Transportation
VI. AREA OF EMPHASIS OR NON-BUSINESS MINOR: 18-24 SEMESTER HOURS
Students may choose a general business degree with a non-business minor, or a business degree with an area of emphasis in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, or Marketing.
A. General Business with Non-Business Minor: General business students must take an approved non-business minor of at least 24 semester hours. The courses must form an integrated sequence and be approved by the Business School. Up to 6 semester hours of the sequence may be in courses used to satisfy the general (CU-Denver core) requirements, but the number of “Other Courses” (see below) will be correspondingly increased to meet the 120-hour total requirement for the degree. Students selecting a non-business minor must complete an additional 3-hour upper-division business elective to earn the required number of hours in business. In addition, they must complete ISMG 3000, MGMT 4370, and MKTG 3050.
This credit appears under “Other Courses.” Students interested in completing a minor should contact the individual academic departments regarding requirements.
B. Areas of Emphasis: Areas of Emphasis must consist of at least 24 semester hours, including any business core courses.
VII. OTHER COURSES: 0-13 SEMESTER HOURS
Students may choose other courses freely, subject to the following general rules: (1) Only non-remedial (college-level, as determined by the Business School) courses will count toward the B.S. degree; (2) All
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students receiving the B.S. degree in business must take at least 48 semester hours in business (excluding the economics core courses). Students in general business will usually need to take at least one business course in the “other courses” category to meet this requirement;
(3) At most, 60 semester hours in business (excluding the economics core courses) may be counted toward the 120 credit hours required for the B.S. degree in business; (4) Students must complete 30 hours of actual business coursework, including the area of emphasis, after acceptance to the Business School; (5) At least 50% of the business credits applied to the degree must be taken at CU-Denver.
Guidelines for Elective Credits. Elective credits should be selected carefully because not all classes are acceptable. Generally, to be acceptable, electives must be taught by regular University of Colorado faculty, must have a form of assessment such as a term paper and/or examinations, and must be regular classroom-type classes. Course coverage must be college level, not repetitious of other work applied toward the degree, must be academic as opposed to vocational or technical, and must be part of the regular university offerings.
Specifically, the school will accept:
a. A maximum of 6 hours of the theory of physical education, theory of recreation, and/or theory of dance, and
b. A maximum of 6 hours of approved independent study, internships, experimental studies, choir, band, and/or music lessons, art lessons, and
c. A maximum of 12 hours of advanced ROTC, providing the student is enrolled in the program and completes the total program.
The school will not accept:
Activity physical education classes, recreation, workshops, orientations, dance, teaching methods, practicums, and courses reviewing basic skills in computers, English composition, mathematics, and chemistry.
Areas of Emphasis
See individual areas of emphasis in this section for specific courses required.
ACADEMIC POLICIES FOR SELECTING COURSES Registration
Instruction for registering for courses is contained in another publication called the online schedule of courses, which is available before each semester. That publication lists the times when registration occurs and the courses offered.
Maximum Units per Term
The normal scholastic load of an undergraduate business student is 15 semester hours, with a maximum of 18 hours allowed during the fall/spring semesters and 12 hours allowed during the summer session. Hours carried concurrently in the Division of Continuing Education, CU-Boulder, or CU-Denver Extended Studies Programs, whether in classes or through correspondence, are included in the student’s term load.
Repeating Courses
A failed course (grade of F) may be repeated; however, the /•’will be included in the grade point average and will appear on the transcript.
A course in which a grade of D or better is obtained may not be repeated without written approval from the business program coordinator. Courses repeated without approval may not be used in the business grade point average calculation.
Courses from Other Institutions
Business students must have the written approval of the business program coordinator to register for courses (excluding MSCD pooled courses) offered by other institutions, including other CU campuses. Credit will not be given for courses taken without approval. Grades of C or better must be earned to receive business degree credit. Generally, only non-business electives or lower-division, non-business requirements are acceptable for transfer from other institutions once a student has been admitted to the Business School. Students who, after admission to the college, take more than 12 semester hours from another institution, must reapply for admission to the college as transfer students and must meet the current admission requirements.
Metropolitan State College of Denver Courses
Business students may select their non-business required and elective courses from those offered by MSCD. Grades of Cor better must be earned to receive business degree credit; however, the grade is not computed in the CU grade point average and is treated like other transfer credits. MSCD business courses may not be taken for CU-Denver business degree credit.
Graduate-Level Courses
With prior written approval of the business program coordinator, students may take a maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate-level non-business elective credits. Students must earn grades of B or better in graduate courses in order to apply the credits toward business degree requirements.
Pass/Fail
Only internships, independent studies, and non-business elective courses may be taken pass/fail. Required business and non-business courses (including the CU-Denver core) may not be taken pass/fail.
A maximum of 6 hours pass/fail credit may be applied toward the business degree. Courses taken in excess of the maximum will not be applied toward degree credit. Pass/fail determination must be made within the posted deadlines (at census dates) and may not be rescinded (unless approved by the Undergraduate Committee).
Correspondence Courses
Only 6 semester hours of credit taken through correspondence study (from regionally accredited institutions) will be applied toward the business degree. Business courses may not be taken by correspondence. All correspondence courses must be evaluated by the business program coordinator to determine their acceptability toward degree requirements, and the program coordinator’s written approval is required prior to the student’s registering for courses. Students may contact the Division of Continuing Education, CU-Boulder, for correspondence course offerings and registration procedures.
Independent Study
Junior or senior business students desiring to work beyond regular course coverage may take variable credit courses (1-3 semester hours) as non-business electives under the direction of an instructor who approves the project, but the student must have the appropriate approval before registering. A maximum of 3 semester hours of independent study coursework may be taken in any one semester; a maximum of 6 semester hours may be applied toward degree requirements.
An Independent Study Request Form must be signed by the student, instructor, area coordinator, and the associate dean for academic programs.
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ACADEMIC POLICIES FOR SUSPENSION AND PROBATION
To be in good standing, students must maintain an overall CU grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C=2.0) or better for all coursework attempted, and a 2.0 GPA or better for all business courses attempted. PE activity courses, remedial coursework, MSCD courses, and repeated courses not approved by a business advisor are not included in this average.
When semester grades become available, students falling below the 2.0 GPA will be notified of 1) probationary status or 2) suspension. Students are responsible for being aware of their academic status at all times; late grades and/or late grade notification does not waive this responsibility. School rules governing probation and suspension are as follows;
1. Any student whose overall GPA, or business course GPA, is less than 2.0 will be placed on probation immediately. A student may be removed from probation when the overall GPA and business GPA have been raised to 2.0.
2. A student may remain on probation as long as he/she maintains normal degree progress each semester as determined by the school and each term, while on probation, obtains an overall term GPA of 2.5, and term business course GPA of 2.5, with no grade below a C. Failure to meet probationary provisions will result in suspension. Probationary status may continue only until the student has completed a maximum of 12 semester hours or four terms, whichever comes first; summer is considered a term. The student will be suspended
if the GPA deficiency is not cleared within this time.
3. Suspended students may not attend any campus of the University of Colorado or any division of the university (including Continuing Education or Extended Studies credit classes).
4. Students on suspension may petition for readmission to the school after waiting a minimum of one year from the term in which they were suspended. Generally, petitions are granted only in unusual circumstances. Any suspended student readmitted to the school will be under contract and placed on a continued probation status until the GPA deficiency has been cleared. Such students will be automatically suspended if, at any time, their overall GPA or business GPA again falls below 2.0.
5. Students earning all failing grades for a semester will have a dean’s stop placed on their record and will not be permitted to register without a business advisor’s approval.
6. Combined degree students are required to maintain the same standards of performance as Business School students in order to be continued in a combined program.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS
Each candidate for the B.S. (Business Administration) degree must complete the prescribed courses in an area of emphasis comprising a minimum of 15 semester hours taken at the University of Colorado at Denver. A 2.0 grade point average is required for area courses. Typically, students select an area of emphasis after taking several of the core courses. They then complete the hours required for their selected area. All B.S. (Business Administration) students must declare a major area of emphasis by the time they have accumulated 60 credit hours. Information about each area of emphasis follows:
Accounting
Program Director: Bruce Neumann
Telephone: 303-556-5884
E-mail: Bruce.Neumann@cudenver.edu
Accounting courses are offered in several fields of professional accountancy at the intermediate, advanced, and graduate levels. They provide preparation for practice in one or more of the following fields:
Auditing
Financial Accounting Financial Management
Management Control Systems Managerial Accounting Tax Accounting Teaching and Research
In all of these fields a thorough knowledge of the social, legal, economic, and political environment is needed. A high degree of analytical ability and communication skill is indispensable.
Courses in English composition, speech, ethics, and logic are desirable. Courses in statistics and information systems, beyond the required
Business Core courses, are highly recommended.
Required Courses Semester Hours
ACCT 3054. Accounting Systems and Data Processing.............3
ACCT 3220. Intermediate Financial Accounting I................3
ACCT 3230. Intermediate Financial Accounting II ..............3
ACCT 3320. Intermediate Cost Accounting.......................3
ACCT 4410. Income Tax Accounting..............................3
ACCT 4620. Auditing...........................................3
ACCT free elective (4000 level)...............................3
Students planning to pursue accounting as a career may take more than the above required hours. Many students complete a total of 30 hours of accounting, often taking two accounting courses each semester in their junior and senior years. Students should work closely with the accounting faculty and business advisors in planning their accounting programs.
The accounting program offers several 4000/6000-level courses. Students with credit for a 4000-level course cannot receive credit for the corresponding 6000-level course. Graduate students should take 6000-level courses.
Accounting students often specialize in a particular topical area of accounting. Examples of these specializations include:
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Recommended Electives
ACCT 4240-3. Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 4800-3. Accounting for Government and
Nonprofit Organizations
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
Recommended Electives
ACCT 4330-3. Managerial Accounting Problems and Cases ACCT 4800-3. Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
Graduate study in accounting is receiving increasing emphasis by professional organizations and employers. Students meeting admission requirements should consider continuing their education at the graduate level. Qualified undergraduates may petition for permission to take 1-2 graduate accounting courses as electives (e.g. ACCT 6800: Special Topics).
Finance
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
Since fall 2002, the principal area of study in finance is a Financial Management specialization. This specialization will provide students with skills they need in finance and accounting to succeed in jobs in finance and financial management, particularly in the corporate area. Increasingly, the business community has affirmed that students need skills in both the accounting and finance areas. The financial management specialty incorporates knowledge of financial accounting, cost and managerial analysis, corporate financial management, financial institutions and markets, investments, and accounting information systems and information technology. Job opportunities include accounting positions that are not CPA-track, finance/accounting positions with financial institutions and in the field of business finance.
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The specialization provides a solid accounting/finance background for other business positions as well.
Pre-requisites: ACCT 2200 and ACCT 2220 are prerequisites for the required accounting courses. In addition, FNCE 3100, FNCE 3200 (and their prerequisites) are prerequisites for the required finance courses.
Required Courses Accounting
ACCT 3054 Accounting Systems and Data Processing ACCT 3220 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACCT 3320 Intermediate Cost Accounting.............
FNCE 4320 Corporate Financial Decisions ...........
FNCE 4350 Financial Markets and Institutions.......
FNCE 4330 Investment and Portfolio Management .. * Required International Course FNCE 4370 International Finance
Semester Hours
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Electives (1 accounting) ACCT 4950 ACCT 4950 ACCT 3230 ACCT 4330 ACCT 4410
International Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Intermediate Financial Accounting II Managerial Accounting Problems & Cases Income Tax Accounting
* Students should note that all finance and accounting courses are not offered every semester. Students should take the ACCT 2200 and ACCT 2220 courses as soon as possible to avoid bottlenecks in their schedules, since these are prerequisites for all courses in the specialization.
Human Resources Management
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
Human resources management offers opportunities for students to develop professional competence in the areas of personnel administration and development. Students acquire an understanding of and skills in developing and implementing human resources systems, including recruitment, selection, evaluation, training, motivation, and compensation.
Required Foundation Courses. ISMG 3000, MKTG 3050, and MGMT4370.
Required Emphasis Courses. MGMT 3310 and 6 hours from the following: MGMT 4450, Human Resources Management: Compensation Administration; MGMT 4430, Training; MGMT 4420, Staffing; MGMT 4440, Performance Management.
Recommended Electives ECON 4610-3. Labor Economics MGMT 4950-3. Special Topics in Management PSY 3135-3. Organizational Psychology
Information Systems
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
The information systems area is designed for those who wish to prepare themselves for careers as professional data processing managers or as technical specialists in business and government. The student develops those technical skills and administrative insights required for analysis of information systems, the design and implementation of systems, and the management of data processing operations. The emphasis is on management information systems—systems for the collection, organization, access, and analysis of information for the planning and control of operations. Students should note that not all courses are offered each semester. ISMG 2200 is a required prerequisite for the information systems area and applies as a business elective.
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The Information Systems program offers a new expanded emphasis at the undergraduate level. This specialization provides students with skills they need to enter the workforce in the area of information systems. The particular focus for these individuals is the area of application development. The market has indicated a particular need for students with bachelor’s degrees that can immediately enter the workforce in this area. CU-Denver is well-situated to provide this needed area through the program.
Required Foundation Courses. ISMG 3000
Required Emphasis Courses Semester Hours
ISMG 2200 Structured Programming with C .....................3
ISMG 3100 Information Technology Hardware and Software.......3
ISMG 3200 Programming, Data, File, and Object Structures ....3
ISMG 4500 Physical Design and Implementation With DBMS ______3
ISMG 4600 Analysis and Logical Design .......................3
ISMG 4700 Networks and Telecommunication ....................3
ISMG 4800 Physical Design and Implementation
with a Programming Environment............................3
ISMG 4900 Project Management and Practice ...................3
International Business
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
Increasingly, businesses are reorienting their thinking, planning, and operations to capitalize on opportunities that exist in the world marketplace. Every phase of business is affected by this reorientation.
For individuals with the appropriate skills, training, and interest, international business provides excellent career opportunities.
The international business curriculum is designed to enhance and build on thorough training in basic business skills and to provide students with additional skills and knowledge appropriate to international business.
Required Foundation Courses. ISMG 3000, MKTG 3050, and MGMT 4370.
Required Emphasis Courses Semester Hours
FNCE 4370. International Financial Management......................3
MKTG 4200. International Marketing.................................3
MKTG 4580. International Transportation ...........................3
MGMT 4400. Introduction to International Business.................3
A second area of emphasis in business is highly recommended. In addition, serious consideration should be given to advanced study of a foreign language and to either a minor or a Certificate in International Affairs, offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Management
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
The management curriculum provides the foundation for careers in supervision and general management in a wide variety of organizations. It develops skills in management practice through an understanding of general management principles, individual and group behavior, organizational change and design, and human resources management.
Required Foundation Courses. ISMG 3000, MKTG 3050, and MGMT 4370.
Required Emphasis Courses Semester Hours
MGMT 3310. Introduction to Human Resources..................3
MGMT 4350. Conflict and Change in Organizations.............3
Management Elective.........................................3
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Recommended Electives
MGMT 4400-3. Introduction to International Business MGMT 4410-3. Human Resources Management:
Compensation Administration MGMT 4950-3. Special Topics in Management
Marketing
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
Marketing is concerned with directing the activities of the organization toward the satisfaction of customer wants and needs. This involves understanding customers, identifying those wants and needs that the organization can best serve, guiding the development of specific products or services, planning and implementing ways to take products or services to the market, securing the customer’s order, and finally, monitoring customer response in order to guide future activities.
In most organizations, marketing is a major functional area that provides a wide variety of career opportunities in such fields as personal selling and sales management, advertising and sales promotion, public relations, marketing research, physical distribution, product management, market management, marketing information systems, and retail management. Increasingly, career opportunities exist in service businesses and non-profit organizations.
Required Foundation Courses. ISMG 3000, MKTG 3050, and MGMT 4370.
Required Emphasis Courses Semester Hours
MKTG 3100. Marketing Research ................................3
MKTG required courses (*).....................................6
'Two courses from thefollowing list:
MKTG 3200-3. Buyer Behavior
MKTG 4000-3. Advertising
MKTG 4100-3. Physical Distribution Management
MKTG 4200-3. International Marketing
MKTG 4500-3. Advertising Management and
Public Relations
MKTG 4580-3. International Transportation
MKTG 4600-3. Business Marketing
MKTG 4700-3. Personal Selling and Sales Management
In addition to the three required courses beyond the core, students may select marketing electives, business electives, and non-business electives that support their particular career orientations. The marketing faculty advisor can assist the student in choosing an appropriate set of electives to fit career objectives.
GRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMS (M.B.A./M.S.)
Associate Dean: Kenneth L. Bettenhausen Director, Graduate Admissions and Advising: Linda J. Olson Telephone: 303-556-5900 Fax: 303-556-5904
E-mail: gradbusiness@cudenver.edu or
Kenneth.Bettenhausen@cudenver.edu
The Business School offers programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), and the Master of Science (M.S.) in specific fields of business and health administration. In addition, the Master of Business Administration for Executives (Executive M.B.A.) is offered as a multi-campus program of the Business School, and the Executive Program in Health Administration (Executive M.S.H.A.) is offered through the Executive Programs division.
The M.B.A., the Executive M.B.A., and the M.S. degrees in business are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The M.S.A. and M.S. in Health
Administration are also accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA).
Requirements for Admission to the M.B.A. and M.S. Programs
ADMISSIONS ADVISING
Persons contemplating graduate study are encouraged to learn about admission and program requirements by scheduling an appointment with a graduate advisor or attending one of the regularly scheduled prospective student information meetings. Call 303-556-5900.
Admission to the graduate program in business administration (M.B.A. and M.S.) is granted only to students showing high promise of success in graduate business study. Admission is based on the following indicators of the candidate’s likelihood to succeed in the program:
ACADEMIC RECORD
The bachelor’s degree must be earned from a regionally accredited university. The total academic record is considered, including the grade point average, the course of study, and the quality of the program.
REQUIRED TESTING
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission consideration for any applicant who does not have a postbaccalaureate degree. The GMAT test is administered several times each year at numerous centers throughout the world. For information and to make application for the test, write to: Graduate Management Admission Test, Educational Testing Service, CN 6103, Princeton,
New Jersey 08541; or phone 1-800-GMATNOW; or visit their Web site at www.mba.com. The code number for CU-Denver’s graduate business programs is 4819.
WORK EXPERIENCE
A record of appropriate employment at increasing levels of responsibility is considered a positive indicator of the likelihood of successful completion of graduate work.
BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS
Students applying for graduate programs in business do not need to have taken their undergraduate degrees in business. The M.B.A. program is specifically designed so that the required courses cover the material needed for completion of the degree. There are no prerequisites needed to start the M.B.A. program. Applicants for the M.S. degree, however, may be required to take background or Common Body of Knowledge prerequisite courses, depending on the individual’s academic and professional background. Students with non-business backgrounds have completed the program successfully. For more detailed information, phone a graduate staff advisor, 303-556-5900.
It is expected that students have an adequate level of personal computer proficiency in a word processing and spreadsheet package, as well as a good working knowledge of basic algebra and proper English.
THE ADMISSION PROCESS
Mailing address for applications:
Graduate Admissions The Business School University of Colorado at Denver Campus Box 165, P.O. Box 173364 Denver, CO 80217-3364
Students seeking admission to the 11-Month M.B.A., M.B.A. in Health Administration, M.S. in Finance, Health Administration, or Executive Programs should consult with the relevant catalog sections for additional application criteria or requirements.
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Application Requirements
1. Complete Parts I and II of the Application for Graduate Admission. Include a well-formulated career plan articulated in a brief essay, and summarizing the applicant’s academic achievements, any applicable work history, and reason(s) for seeking the degree.
2. Have required GMAT scores sent directly to the graduate business admissions office from the Educational Testing Service. The code for CU-Denver’s graduate business programs is 4819.
3. Have two official transcripts (not student copies) mailed directly from each school, college, and university ever attended. Transcripts must be sent even if credit coursework completed was not part
of a degree program or was taken after an undergraduate degree was earned.
4. Enclose a check for $50 for the M.B.A. or M.S. programs, or $80 for the dual M.B.A./M.S. or dual M.S./M.S., made payable to the University of Colorado. Personal interviews are not required, except for the 11-Month M.B.A.
Deadlines. To be considered for admission, applicants for graduate programs must submit all materials prior to the following dates:
April 1 for summer session admission;
June 1 for fall semester admission; and
November 1 for spring semester admission. The 11-Month M.B.A. option only admits students each fall.
Early applications are encouraged because, if admitted, the student receives priority for registration time assignment. Applications received after published deadlines with complete supporting documentation, scores, fees, and transcripts will be considered, but do not receive priority handling.
International Students. International applicants must fill out special forms, score at least 525 on the TOEFL exam, pay a $60 fee ($80 for dual M.B.A./M.S.), and meet significantly earlier deadlines, December 1 for summer session admission, March 1 for fall semester admission, and July 1 for spring semester admission.
Academic Policies for Graduate Students
ADVISING
As soon as possible after being admitted, students should schedule an appointment with a graduate advisor to discuss general degree requirements, plus determine if any background coursework may be required and/or what Common Body of Knowledge courses might be waived for the M.S. degree.
DEGREE PUN
All students are encouraged to formulate a degree plan with an advisor during their first term in residence. Students must petition before receiving degree credit for any course changes.
COURSE LOAD
The normal course load for full-time graduate students is 9-15 semester hours. However, because many students also are pursuing a career, it is possible to attend classes on a part-time basis by enrolling for 3-6 semester hours. Graduate courses are scheduled primarily in the evening in order to accommodate the working student.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Upon approval of the program director, a maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate business coursework may be transferred to the M.B.A. (9 semester hours for M.S. degrees) from another AACSB-accredited master’s program, if completed within the last five years with a grade of at least B (not B-). Courses taken at other CU campuses are considered transfer hours and are included in the transfer limit. Transfer of quarter hours of graduate business credit may satisfy a course requirement, but may not satisfy the total hours requirement, i.e.: 1 quarter hour equals
.667 semester hours, coursework already applied toward a master’s degree will not be accepted. For students pursuing a dual MBA/MS, a maximum of 18 credit hours may be accepted for transfer (9 semester hours for each program).
TIMELIMIT
M.B.A. students must finish the curriculum within five years plus one semester from the first term of enrollment in the program. Courses older than five years generally will not be accepted for the degree unless they have been revalidated by petition to the specific department. M.S. students must complete courses within five years, and with reasonable continuity. Students enrolled in a dual degree will have seven years to finish their curriculum.
FORMER STUDENTS
Any CU-Denver student who has not been enrolled for three consecutive semesters (summers included) is considered a former student, and must reapply for admission to the program by submitting Part I of the Application for Graduate Admission and must pay the applicable fee. Readmitted students must conform to degree requirements in effect during the term in which they are readmitted. If the new requirements differ significantly from the former degree plan, a petition may be submitted for any exceptions.
GRADUATION
To file an Application for Admission to Candidacy and a Diploma Card, contact the graduate advising office at 303-536-5900. We encourage students to apply the semester prior to the semester of graduation to detect possible last-minute problems requiring petitions or course schedule changes.
MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved and maintained for courses taken toward a graduate business degree.
All CU-Denver graduate courses completed to meet business degree requirements are computed in the graduate business grade point average. Transfer hours and grades from other institutions, including University of Colorado courses taken at the Boulder, Health Sciences, Colorado Springs, Continuing Education, and/or Extended Studies campuses are not computed in the business GPA, although degree credit is awarded.
PROBATION AND SUSPENSION
If a student has completed 9 or more credit hours toward degree requirements without maintaining a 3.0 GPA, s/he shall be placed on probation.
Probation will be released only when the cumulative GPA has been raised to at least 3.0. If the GPA deficiency is not cleared within one calendar year (three semesters) or completion of as many as 9 credit hours, whichever occurs first, s/he will be suspended. Students with unusual circumstances who are unable to meet the time limits will have 30 days from the date of suspension activation to petition for a prolonged probationary period. Suspended students may not attend any campus of the University of Colorado including Continuing Education/Extended Studies. Suspended students may seek to be readmitted after waiting 12 months (three semesters) from the term in which they were suspended. A Petition Form plus new Graduate Application Part I must be submitted along with the appropriate fee. Generally, petitions prove successful only on rare occasions.
PASSING GRADES
Any grade below a C(2.0) is a failing grade for graduate students. Graduate students must repeat a required course for which they have received a grade below a C. Both the original grade and the grade for the repeated course count in the computation of the business grade point average.
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REPEATING COURSES
A failed course may be repeated; however, the failed grade will be included in the grade point average and will appear on the transcript.
A course in which a grade of C or better is obtained may not be repeated without written approval from the graduate programs coordinator. Courses repeated without approval may not be used in the business grade point average calculation.
DROP/WITHDRAWAL
Classes dropped prior to census date will not appear on the transcript; thereafter, to drop with a grade of W, a student must be earning a grade of Cor better; otherwise, an F will appear on the transcript. Students will not be permitted to drop a course or withdraw from all courses after the tenth week of the semester, unless circumstances outside the student’s control are documented. The petition to drop or withdraw must be approved by the associate dean for academic programs and the course instructor(s).
Registration for Graduate Business Courses
Enrollment in graduate-level business courses is normally reserved only for students admitted to graduate degree programs in business. Occasionally, non-degree students and graduate students from other University of Colorado schools or colleges may be permitted to attend on a space-available basis by obtaining a non-degree application form from the graduate programs office (303-556-5900) or on our Web site, www. business, cudenver. edu.
Graduate 5000-level courses may be offered simultaneously with undergraduate 4000-level courses and 6000-level courses are reserved exclusively for graduate students. Students should check with a graduate advisor to confirm acceptability of 5000-level courses for degree requirements, prior to registering.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.)
Program Director: Sarah Kovoor-Misra
Telephone: 303-556-5841
E-mail: skovoor@carbon.cudenver.edu
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program provides a general background in management and administration. This background enables the student to have the breadth of exposure and depth of knowledge required for an advanced-level management career.
The program is devoted to developing the concepts, analytical tools, and communication skills required for competent and responsible administration of an enterprise viewed in its entirety, within its social, political, and economic environment.
The M.B.A. program is available in different configurations: Individualized, Cohort, 11-Month (full time), Health Administration, and the Executive M.B.A. program (see relevant section). All M.B.A.s have the same curriculum requirements; they differ only in their focus, the flexibility of course scheduling, and the time required to complete the program. The 11-Month and Executive M.B.A.S are lockstep programs (no open electives, no specialized tracks), where all the students complete all program requirements together. No course transfers, waivers, or substitutions are permitted.
The Individualized M.B.A. allows the scheduling of classes with maximum flexibility so students can progress through the program at their own pace, by taking as little as one class per semester, or as many as five classes per semester, at times that are convenient to their work schedule. The program can be completed in as little as 16 months, or as long as five years plus one semester.
Online courses add additional flexibility. You can complete all degree requirements online, or combine online and campus courses to broaden your choice of electives or to fit your business travel schedule or personal learning style. Choice of online electives is limited.
The Cohort M.B.A. enables the student to complete the program in three years plus one semester, taking two courses each during fall and spring semester and one course during the summer. Fall or spring, a new group of entering students moves through the core courses as a cohort, taking prescribed core courses two nights per week, thus sharing their educational and professional experience. Electives are taken as available to meet individual objectives. For working professionals who can meet the time requirements, the Cohort program provides a unique and rewarding educational experience.
The 11-Month M.B.A. is an accelerated full-time program. It enables students to focus their energies in a concentrated, total-immersion program of study and earn a nationally accredited, 48-credit-hour M.B.A. in just under a year. All 11-Month M.B.A. classes meet during the business day in the historic Masonic Temple Building on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, which houses the innovative Richard H. and Pamela S. Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Development. For additional information, call 303-556-5911 or contact Program Director Ajeyo Banerjee at 303-556-5838.
11-Month M.B.A. courses may be transferred to the Individualized
M.B.A. program. Candidates for all M.B.A. programs complete a total of 16 classes (48 semester hours) comprised of 9 required courses (27 hours), one international business elective (3 hours), one information technology elective (3 hours), and 5 elective graduate business courses (15 hours).
Core Requirements Semester Hours
BUSN 6520. Managing Individuals and Teams...................3
BUSN 6530. Data Analysis for Managers........................3
BUSN 6540. Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.........3
BUSN 6550. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information 3
BUSN 6560. Marketing Management..............................3
BUSN 6620. Applied Economics for Managers....................3
BUSN 6630. Management of Operations .........................3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management..............................3
BUSN 6710. Strategic Management........................... 3
Total Required Core Hours...................................27
Electives
Information Technology elective..............................3
International Business elective .............................3
Free electives............................................._15
Total Elective Hours....................................... 21
Total M.B.A. Hours .........................................48
Notes and Restrictions
Core Substitution. Students with extensive and comparable course-work in a particular core subject area may petition to waive a graduate core class on the basis of prior undergraduate or graduate coursework taken at a regionally accredited college or university for the corresponding core class. This does not waive the 48-hour requirement. If a core course is waived, another graduate-level course in the same functional area must be used as a substitute so that the student completes a total of 48 semester hours.
Information Technology Elective. One 3-hour course must be completed from the following list:
FNCE 6800 ISMG 6800 BUSN 6810 BUSN 6811 BUSN 6800 ACCT 6800 HLTH 6071
Technology in Banking
Emerging Technology
Technology Management
IT and New Business Paradigms
Competing with Information Technology
Accounting Technologies
Intro to Health Information Technology
Or, with prior approval of the program director, other new/special topics graduate business courses with an information technology management emphasis can be substituted.
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International Elective. One 3-Hour course must be completed from the following list:
ACCT 6370-3. FNCE 6370-3. HLTH 6070-3 INTB 6000-3. INTB 6020-3. INTB 6040-3. INTB 6060-3. INTB 6080-3. INTB 6200-3. ISMG 6400-3 MKTG 6020-3
International Accounting International Financial Management International Health Policy and Management Introduction to International Business Cross-Cultural Management Managing People in Global Markets The Legal Aspects of International Business Global Competition International Business Policy Global E-Business International Marketing
Or, with prior approval of the program director, a special topics graduate business course with an international emphasis may be substituted.
Electives. The M.B.A. curriculum allows for 15 hours of elective credit, which can be chosen from graduate-level courses offered by the Business School, except BUSN courses numbered below 6800. A maximum of 3 semester hours of graduate-level coursework completed at CU-Denver outside the Business School may be applied to the M.B.A. degree, but only with prior written approval of the M.B.A. program director.
Note: Electives for the 11-Month M.B.A. programs are pre-selected for all students.
M.B.A. Specialized Tracks
Graduate students will have an opportunity to take specialized tracks within the M.B.A. program by completing a pre-specified program of elective courses. The following 12 tracks are available:
Business-to-Business Marketing Business-to-Consumer Marketing Business Strategy Change Management Corporate Financial Management Entrepreneurship Financial Analyst Human Resources Management Information Systems International Business Investment Management Services Management
For additional information about the M.B.A. program, contact a graduate advisor at 303-556-5900.
Master of Business Administration-Health Administration
Program Director: Errol L. Biggs Telephone: 303-556-5845 E-mail: elbiggs@aol.com
ADMISSION PROCESS Requirements for Admission
Selection of students is a multi-step process. When making application to the program for the M.B.A. -H.A., candidates should send their applications to:
Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of BusinessAdministration University of Colorado at Denver Campus Box 165, P.O. Box 173364 Denver, CO 80127-3364
Application Requirements
1. Complete the Application for Graduate Admission, Parts I and II, CU-Denver Catalog2003—04
and submit by published deadlines.
2. Send two (2) letters of recommendation from professional or academic acquaintances who are familiar with the applicant s academic/professional competence.
3. Send required Graduate Management Admission Test scores directly to the graduate office from the Educational Testing Service. When registering for the GMAT, use code 4819. GRE test scores will also be considered.
4. Pay the $50 application fee.
5. Send two (2) official transcripts directly from each school, college, or university previously attended. A minimum baccalaureate degree is required.
6. Include a well-formulated career plan, articulated in a brief essay.
7. Document any experience in the field of health services administration (preferred but not required).
Admission to the M.B.A.-H.A. degree program is on a competitive basis. Therefore, these admission criteria represent minimum entrance qualifications expected of all students.
For further information, brochures, and application materials, contact the Business School’s Graduate Program in Health Administration, University of Colorado at Denver, 303-556-5900.
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIPS/LOANS
Financial assistance is available for qualified students. Students should apply directly to the University of Colorado at Denver Office of Financial Aid. Call 303-556-2886 for information and forms.
In addition, some funds are available only to students in the graduate program in health administration:
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Administration Traineeships
• Foster G. McGaw Scholarship
• CU-Denver M.S. and M.B.A. Health Administration Scholarship
• Colorado Health Administration Alumni Association Scholarship
Enrollment in the program also makes students eligible to apply for some nationally competitive scholarships from professional organizations.
Call 303-556-5900 for applications or visit our Web site, www. business, cudenver. edu.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The curriculum of the graduate program in health administration is a synthesis of management concepts and techniques that are applicable to any economic organization, and tools that can be specifically applied to health services systems. The program emphasizes skills that strengthen basic analytic and decision-making processes used by top-level managers in selecting broad strategies and by junior managers in administering subunits in health care organizations.
Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration-Health Administration must complete a minimum of 48 semester hours of graduate-level coursework to receive their degree. The curriculum is based on a series of structured learning sequences. Most of the courses are available in the evening to enable working students to pursue the degree on a part-time basis. The specific course requirements are as follows (recommended sequence):
YEAR ONE
BUSN 6520-3. BUSN 6530-3. BUSN 6550-3.
HLTH 6010-3. BUSN 6541-3. HLTH 6071-3 BUSN 6621-3. HLTH Elective
Managing Individuals and Teams Data Analysis for Managers Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information Health Care Systems
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YEAR TWO
HLTH 6040-3. BUSN 6640-3. BUSN 6560-3.
BUSN 6630-3. BUSN 6711-3. HLTH 6911-3. HLTH____
Health Care Financial Management Financial Management Marketing Management International Elective (Health) Management of Operations Strategic Management Health Field Studies Health Elective
Notes and Restrictions
Students admitted into the M.B.A. in Health Administration must meet with a graduate advisor before they register for their first semester. Call 303-556-5900 to schedule an appointment.
Electives. Elective courses are available in the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, management, organizational development, and health policy. In addition, elective courses are available that focus on practice settings such as hospital administration, ambulatory care administration, or long-term care administration.
Administrative Residency. An administrative residency is optional but recommended for students with limited health care experience. The program faculty provide assistance to students in securing the residency, as well as regular consultation during the residency period. The program has been very successful in placing graduates in administrative residencies.
Length of program. A maximum of five years and one semester is allowed to complete the health administration programs.
THE CURRICULUM—MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
The Master of Science in Health Administration (M.S.H.A.) also requires a minimum of 48 semester hours. The curricula are very similar. Students enrolled in the M.S.H.A. program are not required to take BUSN 6520 Managing Individuals and Teams or the international elective. These students will take four electives (three of which must be in health). The M.S.HA. can be completed in 30 credit hours if student has Common Body of Knowledge courses waived. Two tracks are available in the MS Health Administration, Financial Management and International Health Management. See information under Master of Science Health Administration.
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Master of Science degrees (M.S.) are offered in the fields of accounting, finance, health administration, marketing, management, information systems, and international business.
The M.S. degree affords the opportunity for specialization and depth of training within a particular field. The specialization and expertise developed within the M.S. program prepares the student for more specialized staff positions in industry, the non-profit sector, and government.
The course requirements for the M.S. degree in each of the fields are divided into two components—Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and graduate core requirements. The common background requires business courses to develop general breadth and competence in the fields of business administration. These requirements may differ among degree programs. Some common background requirements may be waived if evidence of equivalent undergraduate or graduate-level course-work is shown and the coursework is no more than 10 years old. Generally, an undergraduate degree in business administration earned from an AACSB or regionally accredited university will meet most of the CBK requirements. The graduate core requires at least 30 semester hours of graduate-level courses as prescribed by the different major programs. Of the 30 hours, a minimum of 18 hours must be completed at the 6000 level. BUSN courses lower than 6800 may not be used as free electives in the M.S. programs. Contact a graduate staff advisor for any exceptions.
Satisfying a CBK requirement by waiver is not necessarily the same as meeting specific course prerequisite requirements.
No comprehensive exams are required.
Master of Science in Accounting
Program Director: Bruce Neumann
Telephone: 303-556-5884
E-mail: Bruce.Neumann@cudenver.edu
The Master of Science in Accounting is a flexible program that provides the student with a thorough understanding of auditing, financial, and managerial accounting. The combination of required and elective courses allows the student to design a course of study with the advisor s approval, leading to a successful career in either public accounting, governmental or non-profit accounting, managerial accounting, or taxation.
The M.S. in accounting requires the completion of the following:
A. COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
Choose three BUSN courses; the following are recommended:
Semester Hours
BUSN 6540. Legal and Ethical Environment of Business I ...3
BUSN 6620. Applied Economics for Managers...............3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management ......................_^3
Total CBK Hours ......................................9
The Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) may be waived as follows:
A. It will be waived if the student has completed an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited college or university within the last 10 years.
B. Specific courses may be transferred based on a case-by-case evaluation of undergraduate or graduate coursework in business completed at a regionally accredited college or university within the last 10 years.
C. Waiver of CBK does not necessarily waive specific courses that are required as additional background or as prerequisites to other courses.
B. BACKGROUND ACCOUNTING COURSES*
Required Courses Semester Hours
ACCT 2200. Financial Acctg. and Financial Statement Analysis .3
ACCT 2220. Managerial Accounting and Professional Issues.......3
ACCT 3054. Accounting Systems and Data Processing .............3
ACCT 3220. Intermediate Financial Accounting I ................3
ACCT 3230. Intermediate Financial Accounting II ...............3
ACCT 3320. Intermediate Cost Accounting ......................_3
Total Background Hours .......................................18
‘Waived for students with appropriate background. BUSN 6550, Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information, may be substituded for ACCT 2200 and ACCT 2220.
Accounting courses may be taken by non-degree or non-matriculated students. Students must earn and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in all courses taken after their baccalaureate degree, including undergraduate background courses.
C. M.S. ACCOUNTING CORE
Required Courses Semester Hours
ACCT 6250. Seminar: Financial Accounting......................3
ACCT 6260. Seminar: Managerial Accounting....................^3
Total Hours...................................................6
Accounting Electives (9 hours)
Choose from courses numbered above ACCT 6260 as shown on the list provided below:
ACCT 6290-3. ACCT 6340-3. ACCT 6350-3. ACCT 6410-3. ACCT 6420-3.
Management Control Systems Financial Statement Analysis Current Issues in Professional Accounting Advanced Tax for Individuals Advanced Tax for Businesses
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ACCT 6450-3. Research Problems in Income Tax
Accounting
ACCT 6620-3. Advanced Auditing
ACCT 6800-3. Special Topics (in a variety of areas)
Free Electives (6 hours)
Free Electives may be chosen from any 6000-level business courses (except BUSN courses) including the following 6000-level accounting courses:
ACCT 6024-3. Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 6033-3. Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACCT 6010-3. Income Tax Accounting
ACCT 6020-3. Auditing
ACCT 6080-3. Accounting for Government and
Non-profit Organizations
ACCT 6015-3. Accounting for the Public Interest
Note: Electives may not include ACCT 6030, ACCT 6070, ACCT 6140, most BUSN courses or courses that have been taken at the undergraduate level.
FNCE 6330. Investment Management Analysis...........................3
FNCE Electives ....................................................12
Free Elective ................................................... 3
Total FNCE Core Hours .............................................30
Prerequisites: BUSN 6550, Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information if no previous accounting background. Students are also expected to be knowledgeable in computer and spreadsheet software.
NOTES AND RESTRICTIONS
Finance Electives. Choose four courses in finance from the list of regularly scheduled graduate classes in consultation with an advisor.
Free Elective. Students complete 3 credit hours of graduate business coursework (excluding BUSN courses numbered below 6800). Modern finance is heavily mathematical and draws extensively on economics and accounting. Courses in these areas are especially useful. Petitions may be submitted to the program director for special courses that fit a students individual needs.
No comprehensive examination in finance is required.
D. SECONDARY AREA
(9 hours)
Accounting is increasingly diverse and linked to many business decisions. Accountants may eventually work as systems designers, chief financial officers, cost analysts, budget officers or chief executive officers. Students will be better prepared for their careers if they develop competencies in a related field, which may be chosen from a single discipline such as finance, information systems, entrepreneurship, health administration, marketing, or management. The accounting faculty strongly encourage students to gain additional expertise in finance and!or information systems. Alternatively, a self-designed secondary area might best achieve a students individual objectives (must be approved by the program director). A self-designed secondary field must have a common theme or objective if it crosses several disciplines. For example, a secondary area in information systems might include an accounting technology course, a data base management course and an e-commerce course. On the other hand, a finance secondary area might include two finance courses and a cost management (accounting) course or a strategic management course. When a BUSN course is a pre-requisite for a secondary area, it can be included in the secondary area by petition only. Consult a schedule of courses for information about current course offerings and a current catalog for course descriptions.
Master of Science in Finance
Program Director: Elizabeth Cooperman
Telephone: 303-556-5948
E-Mail: ecooperm@carbon.cudenver.edu
The Master of Science in Finance provides the necessary depth and specialized expertise to meet the need of businesses for financial managers and staff specialists.
The program emphasizes a familiarity with the institutions in our financial system, an understanding of financial markets and instruments, and the analytical skills and tools necessary to make informed decisions about investment and financing.
The program is suited to students from a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds and is particularly appropriate to students with strong technical and analytical backgrounds.
The M.S. finance degree requirements are met by the following courses and options:
Required Courses Semester Flours
BUSN 6620. Applied Economics..............................3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management ..........................3
FNCE 6290. Quantitative Methods for Finance...............3
FNCE 6300. Macroeconomics and Financial Markets...........3
Master of Science in Health Administration
Program Director: Errol L. Biggs Telephone: 303-556-5845 E-mail: elbiggs@aol.com
The goal of the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) degree is to prepare men and women who, after appropriate practical experience in responsible managerial positions, are capable of assuming positions as chief executive officers or senior administrators in complex, multi-service health care organizations or in organizations’ purchasing and health services.
The curriculum is a synthesis of management concepts and techniques that are applicable to any economic organization and tools that can be specifically applied to health and health services systems. The program emphasizes skills that heighten basic analytical and decision-making processes used by top-level managers in selecting broad strategies for the institutions and by junior managers in administering sub-units of health care organizations. The faculty guide the students in their mastery of theoretical, conceptual, and quantitative topics.
The MSHA program has enjoyed continuous accreditation by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA) since 1970.
The typical course of study is 48 semester hours of graduate-level coursework for students entering without an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited program. The curriculum is based on a series of structured learning sequences, with M.B.A. courses composing the majority of the first full year, supplemented by several core health administration courses. The second academic year provides the student with advanced training in health administration.
A. COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
Required Courses Semester Hours
BUSN 6530. Data Analysis for Managers......................3
BUSN 6550. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information .. 3
BUSN 6560. Marketing Management.............................3
BUSN 6630. Management of Operations .......................3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management ......................... 3
Total CBK Hours............................................15
It may be possible to waive some or all of the requirements for the Common Body of Knowledge upon transcript evidence of previous equivalent undergraduate or graduate coursework. A transcript evaluation is conducted upon admission to the program. Students should contact an advisor for more information about waivers.
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B. GRADUATE (ORE IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Required Courses Semester Hours
HLTH. 6010 Health Care Systems .............................3
HLTH. 6040 Heath Care Financial Management .................3
HLTH. 6911 Health Field Studies..............................3
BUSN. 6541 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business .......3
(health section)
BUSN 6621. Applied Economics for Managers (health section)..3
BUSN 6711. Strategic Management (health section) ............3
HLTH Electives ..............................................9
Free Elective ............................................ 3
Total HLTH Core Hours.......................................30
NOTES AND RESTRICTIONS
Free Elective. The free elective course can be chosen from the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, international business, information systems, marketing, and health administration. A course with the BUSN prefix can be used as a free elective if the course number is 6800 or higher.
Management Residency. A management residency is optional, but recommended for all students, especially those with limited health care experience. The faculty of the program provide assistance to students in securing the residency, as well as regular consultation during the residency period. Information on the full range of local, regional, and national residencies is available in the program office.
Length of Program. The didactic portion of the degree will take at least two academic years, since most HA courses are offered only once each year and many are required pre-requisites. Part-time study is facilitated by courses being scheduled for late afternoon or evening hours.
MS in Health Administration Financial Management Track
The following describes the Financial Management Track combining accounting and finance courses with basic courses in health administration. This program is designed to provide knowledge and expertise for finance and accounting professionals working in health care organizations. This program is designed for graduate students wanting to acquire basic knowledge of the health care sector along with specialized financial management skills. Such students may have had one or two basic accounting or finance classes or may have worked in a health care organization for several years. Anyone who desires financial management expertise should consider this track. Anyone who aspires to work in the health care sector as a specialist in finance or accounting would be well advised to enroll in this track. To be accepted for the Financial Management Track, students must demonstrate very good quantitative skills.
The basic format of the program includes five required health-oriented courses, four required finance and accounting courses and three electives, for a total of 12 required courses (36 credits). Three background courses (CBK) may be waived based on prior cours work. The structure of the program is balanced between health-oriented classes and finance and accounting classes. It provides depth in each area.
A. COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
Required Courses Semester Hours
FNCE 6290. Quantitative Methods for Finance..................3
BUSN 6550. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information . 3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management ............................... 3
Total CBK Hours..............................................9
B. GRADUATE CORE IN HEALTH
The core requirements for the MSHA Financial Management Track are similar to the core requirements for the basic MSHA. In lieu of
BUSN 6711 Strategic Management, Health Electives, and the Free Elective, students will complete the following courses:
Required Courses Semester Hours
MSHA Core Courses.............................................15
ACCT 6080. Accounting for Government and Nonprofit
Organizations...............................................3
ACCT 6070. Management Accounting ..............................3
FNCE 6310. Financial Decisions and Policies ...................3
FNCE 6480. Financial Modeling..................................3
Electives .....................................................9
Nine semester hours chosen from the following list of approved courses. Students must take at least one course from accounting and one course from finance.
ACCT 6030-3 ACCT 6140-3 ACCT 6290-3 ACCT 6340-3 ACCT 6350-3 ACCT 6800-3 FNCE 6300-3 FNCE 6330-3 FNCE 6340-3 FNCE 6450-3 FNCE 6800-3 Total MSHA-Financial Management Track Core and Elective Hours
Financial Accounting Issues and Cases Tax Planning for Managers Management Control Systems Financial Statement Analysis Current Issues in Professional Accounting Special Topics (requires petition) Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Investment Management Analysis Security Analysis and Firm Valuation Short-Term Financial Management Special Topics (requires petition)
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Master of Science in Health Administration, International Health Management Track
The University of Colorado at Denver started the development of master of science in international health tracks in 2001 in response to growing interest in cross-national evaluations of health reform initiatives, the management and control of diseases and environmental hazards and training personnel for primary care and innovations in international health care. The International Health Management Track began in fall 2002. This track will be housed in the Graduate Program in Health Administration of the Business School at the University of Colorado at Denver. Other tracks being developed include international health policy, international public health, and international environmental health. Courses and faculty in the international health tracks span various departments and schools at the University of Colorado, providing students the opportunity to study international health issues from a variety of perspectives and experiences.
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
The Graduate Program in Health Administration (HA program) is consistently ranked as a top program in the United States, and attracts students with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, which further enriches the classroom experience. The HA program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACHESA). The program is the only such program in the Rocky Mountain region and was started in 1968. Full-time faculty with distinguished research records and a select group of practicing managers provide students with the latest thinking on the most important issues in international health.
The health administration program offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science in Health Administration/International Health Management Track; MS Health Administration, Financial Management Track; MS Health Administration; the Master of Business Administration with a major in Health Administration; and the Executive Program in Health Administration. These courses of study can be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.
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INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
The international health tracks are affiliated with the Institute for International Business at the University of Colorado at Denver. The Institute for International Business is one of a few university programs to have received the prestigious CIBER grant from U.S. Department of Education. The grant is being used by the institute to provide effective, internationally oriented education, research, and outreach activities. Also, the institute is a participant in an international consortium of universities for faculty and student program and course exchanges. Students in the International Health Management Track will have access to the institutes exchange networks.
THE CURRICULUM
Students enrolled in the Health Administration Master’s Degree/International Health Management Track must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (10 courses) to receive their degree.
The curriculum is based on a series of structured learning sequences. The course requirements for the International Health Management Track are as follows:
A. Business Courses (15 hours, 5 courses)
HLTH 6010-3 Health Care Systems
BUSN 6520-3 Managing Individuals and Teams
Choose 3 of the following courses:
BUSN 6541-3 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
BUSN 6550-3 Analyzing and Interpreting
Accounting Information BUSN 6560-3 Marketing Management
BUSN 6621-3 Applied Economics for Managers
INTB 6000-3 Introduction to International Business
OPMG 6800-3 Service Operations.
B. International Health Courses (15 hours, 5 courses)
Choose 3 of the following courses:
HLTH 6070-3
ANTH 5014-3
ANTH 5024-3 HLTH
International Health Policy and Management Bio-Cultural Foundations of International Health Comparative Health Systems Travel Study
Health/Travel Study Course
Choose 2 International Health Electives:
There are more than 50 international health-related courses that are offered at the Denver campus and the other campuses at the University of Colorado.
International Health Travel/Study Course
A unique feature of our International Health Management Track will be its emphasis on making sure students gain international experience during their education.The travel study course requirement can be met by taking a University of Colorado Health Travel/Study course or a student can take a course at a partnering university. An example of a health travel/study health in summer 2001 was a three-week trip to Thailand and Vietnam to visit numerous cultural- and health-related facilities. For further information, contact Dr. Blair Gifford, the program director, by e-mail to GlobaTHealth@CUDenver.edu or by telephone, 303-556-6614.
The Master of Science in Information Systems prepares students for managerial and technical roles in information systems management, development, and maintenance. Students electing to specialize in the management of information systems are prepared to serve as project managers, database administrators, local area network administrators, systems analysts, system designers, software engineers, systems integrators, Web developers, and application programmers. The program is designed for students without a strong computer background who are interested in starting a career in information systems. Students with extensive information system experience benefit from advanced course offerings. Flexible degree requirements enable students to design a program of study that complements their individual interests and prior education and work experiences.
All students admitted to the M.S. program in information systems should possess competence in business programming. ISMG 4950 is a possible preparatory course that may be taken at CU-Denver.
The M.S. in information systems (IS) program offers a wide choice of courses. Beyond the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, degree-seeking students are expected to complete 30 credit hours, of which are 18 hours of IS core courses. An additional 9 credit hours (three courses) must be selected from four courses within three specialized tracks. The courses within each track provide additional flexibility for students to match their interests with their goals. The remaining 3-credit-hour course is a free elective.
I. COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (CBK) COURSES (12 SEMESTER HOURS)
Students are required to have at least four courses in functional areas of business. The business requirements are satisfied if you have an undergraduate degree in business administration or graduate courses equivalent to at least 12 semester hours in four courses in functional areas of business.
Select any four of thefollowing courses
BUSN 6520-3. Managing Individuals and Teams
BUSN 6530-3. Data Analysis for Managers
BUSN 6540-3. Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
BUSN 6550-3. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information
BUSN 6560-3. Marketing Management
BUSN 6620-3. Applied Economics for Managers
BUSN 6630-3. Management of Operations
BUSN 6640-3. Financial Management
BUSN 6710-3. Strategic Management
An advisor may approve waivers for some of the Common Body of Knowledge requirements upon transcript evidence of previous equivalent undergraduate or graduate coursework.
The Common Body of Knowledge may be waived in whole or in part as follows:
• It will be waived in whole if the student has completed an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited college or university within the last 10 years.
• Specific courses may be waived based on a case-by-case evaluation of an undergraduate or graduate business degree from a regionally accredited college or university within the last 10 years.
• Waiver of the Common Body of Knowledge does not waive specific courses that are required as background or as prerequisites to other courses.
II. INFORMATION SYSTEMS CORE (18 SEMESTER HOURS)
Moster of Science in Information Systems
Program Director: Jahangir Karimi
Telephone: 303-556-5881
E-mail: jkarimi@carbon.cudenver.edu
Web Site: http://thunder2.cudenver.edu/newprogram/
There are 18 credit hours (six core courses) required in the IS core. These IS core courses provide students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to work as an IS professional in todays business world. It is possible for core courses to be substituted with other IS courses based on previous knowledge of a subject. The program director has the final
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decision for granting substitutions. See the graduate advisor about substituting a core IS course with an IS elective.
ISMG 6020-3. Object-Oriented Business Programming
ISMG 6040-3. Business Systems Design
ISMG 6060-3. Systems Analysis and Design
ISMG 6080-3. Database Management Systems
ISMG 6120-3. Data Communications
ISMG 6180-3. Information Systems Policy
III. INFORMATION SYSTEMS TRACKS (9 SEMESTER HOURS)
The IS tracks provide students with a set of related courses necessary to acquire skills and expertise within a specific area in the development, management, and use of information technology applications. Students are required to choose one track and complete a minimum of three courses within that track.
A. Knowledge Management and Decision Support Systems Track (9 semester hours)
Knowledge management involves the application of information technology, coupled with human information processing capabilities and organizational processes, to support rapid adaptation to change. This track provides the foundation for students to pursue knowledge management careers in the private and public sectors. The courses in this track provide expertise on data warehousing and decision support technologies, management of large databases, expert systems, and systems integration. A minimum of three courses must be taken from courses within this track.
ISMG 6220-3. ISMG 6280-3.
ISMG 6440-3. ISMG 6480-3.
Management Support Systems Systems Integration and Client Server Computing Knowledge Management Advanced Database Systems
B. Software Development and Client-Server Computing Track (9 semester hours)
This track provides specialization in building and managing large software development projects using client-server, multimedia, and distributed object architectures. The courses require intensive hands-on work with C++ , Java, multimedia, and client-server development tools. In addition, project management skills enable graduates to meet the challenge of successfully handling highly complex software development projects in the business world. A minimum of three courses must be taken from the following:
ISMG 6100-3. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
ISMG 6140-3. Distributed Object System Development
ISMG 6240-3. Interactive Multimedia Systems
ISMG 6260-3. Software Project Management
C. E-Business and Internet Computing Track (9 semester hours)
The focus of this track is how information technology is transforming organizations, markets, industries, and the global economy. The courses within this track focus on technical aspects of building systems in rapidly changing business environments and the new business models resulting from business commerce and emerging technologies. A minimum of three courses must be taken from the following:
ISMG 6140-3. ISMG 6280-3.
ISMG 6400-3. ISMG 6420-3.
Distributed Object System Development Systems Integration and Client Server Computing Global E-Business Enterprise Resource Planning
IV. FREE ELECTIVE (3 SEMESTER HOURS)
The free elective may be chosen from the following:
1. courses from any of the tracks
2. special topics courses in IS
3. independent study course (with program director’s approval)
4. internship (with program directors approval)
5. any graduate-level course in the business school except BUSN courses below 6800
6. other fields related to IS (with program director’s approval)
A maximum of 9 semester hours of approved graduate work taken at other institutions may be included in the 30 semester hours with approval.
Candidates for the M.S. degree are not required to take a comprehensive examination or to complete a thesis in the major field.
Master of Science in International Business
Advisor: Manuel G. Serapio, Jr.
Telephone: 303-556-5832
E-mail: mserapio@carbon.cudenver.edu
The Master of Science in International Business prepares individuals for the challenges and opportunities facing business organizations in the global marketplace.
The M.S. program in international business requires the completion of the following:
A. COMMON BODY Of KNOWLEDGE
Required Courses Semester Hours
BUSN 6520. Managing Individuals and Teams..................3
BUSN 6530. Data Analysis for Managers......................3
BUSN 6540. Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.......3
BUSN 6550. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information .. 3
BUSN 6560. Marketing Management.............................3
BUSN 6620. Applied Economics for Managers...................3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management .......................... _3
Total CBK Hours............................................21
B. FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCY
Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (other than English). This is accomplished through completion of three semesters of college-level coursework in a single foreign language with a grade of C or better in all three terms, or by passing a proficiency exam.
C. GRADUATE CORE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Required Courses Semester Hours
INTB 6000. Introduction to International Business...................3
INTB 6020. Cross-Cultural Management................................3
INTB 6200. International Business Policy ...........................3
International Electives............................................12
Free Elective ......................................................3
Advanced Study Requirements in International Business .......... 6
Total INBU Core Hours..............................................30
Notes and Restrictions
International Topics Electives. Choose four courses (12 hours) from the following list:
ACCT 6800-3. FNCE 6370-3. INTB 6040-3. INTB 6060-3. INTB 6080-3. INTB 6800-3.
MKTG 6020-3. MKTG 6800-3.
International Accounting International Financial Management Managing People in Global Markets Legal Aspects of International Business Entry Strategies for International Markets International Trade Finance and Trade Management International Marketing Marketing in Emerging Markets
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Or choose other graduate-level business courses dealing with international business as approved by an advisor.
Free Elective. One graduate-level class may be selected from all functional areas of business, including international business topics classes, except BUSN courses numbered below 6800. International business majors can petition for transfer of 3 semester hours of relevant non-business graduate courses offered at CU-Denver.
Advanced Study Requirements. This 6-credit requirement may be fulfilled by a master’s thesis, research internship, international field study/study abroad, or advanced courses in international business.
Master of Science in Management and Organization
Program Director: Herman Aguinis
Telephone: 303-556-2512
E-mail: Herman.Aguinis@cudenver.edu
The CU-Denver Master of Science in Management is designed to prepare individuals, many with prior work experience, for significant managerial responsibilities in the private and public sector. The program provides students with an advanced understanding of how to manage interpersonal dynamics, effectively design organizations, implement planned change and organizational transformations, and create effective strategies for success in todays complex and constantly changing business environment. The human resources (HR) track provides students with advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and techniques to recruit, hire, develop, and reward managerial and non-managerial employees.
The Master of Science in Management consists of two components: the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and the specialized courses that constitute the M.S. Management core.
A. COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
Resources Management Track. Choose one graduate-level MGMT, ENTP, or INTB course and three human resources management courses. See Human Resources Management Track description below. 3. Free Electives (6 semester hours)
Choose two free electives, excluding BUSN courses lower than 6800.
Notes and Restrictions
Management Electives. Students must choose three courses numbered 6800 through 6809. Typically, three or four 6800 courses will be offered during the fall and spring semesters. Consult a online schedule of courses for information about current course offerings.
Free Electives. Students may select any two graduate business courses with prior approval. Free elective hours may also be completed in related disciplines such as psychology, sociology, or public administration.
Human Resources Management Track. The course requirements described above provide an M.S. program with a traditional management emphasis. Students may select a human resources emphasis by completing three elective courses from the following list:
MGMT 6710-3. MGMT 6720-3. MGMT 6730-3.
MGMT 6740-3.
Human Resources Management: Staffing Human Resources Management: Training Human Resources Management: Performance Management Human Resources Management: Compensation Administration
Students are not required to take a comprehensive examination or complete a thesis in the major field.
Consult with an advisor during the first semester of enrollment to prepare a degree plan. Graduate management electives may be offered only in the fall or spring term. Consult a current online schedule of courses about course offerings and a current CU-Denver catalog for course descriptions.
Required Courses Semester Hours
BUSN 6520. Managing Individuals and Teams.................3
BUSN 6530. Data Analysis for Managers.....................3
BUSN 6540. Legal and Ethical Environment of Business......3
BUSN 6550. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information .. 3
BUSN 6560. Marketing Management............................3
BUSN 6620. Applied Economics for Managers.................3
BUSN 6630. Management of Operations........................3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management ........................ 3
Total CBK Hours...........................................24
The Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) may be waived as follows: It will be waived if the student has completed an undergraduate business degree from a regionally accredited college or university within the last 10 years.
Specific CBK courses may be waived based on a case-by-case evaluation of undergraduate or graduate coursework completed at an appropriately accredited college or university within the last 10 years.
B. M.S. MANAGEMENT CORE (33 SEMESTER HOURS)
The M.S. Management core consists of 11 courses (33 semester hours), including five required MGMT courses, four MGMT electives, and two free electives. The free electives may be in management or in related fields, as approved by the faculty advisor.
1. Required Management Courses (15 semester hours)
BUSN 6710-3. Strategic Management
INTB 6000-3. Introduction to International Business
MGMT 6320-3. Organizational Development
MGMT 6360-3. Designing Effective Organizations
MGMT 6380-3. Managing People for Competitive
Advantage
2. Management Electives (12 semester hours)
Choose four graduate-level management (MGMT), entrepreneurship (ENTP), or international business (INTB) courses, or Human
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Master of Science in Marketing
Program Director: Clifford E. Young Telephone: 303-556-5816 E-mail: Clifford.Young@cudenver.edu
Students with specific questions concerning formal requirements, degree plans, etc., should consult an advisor in the graduate programs office (303-556-5900) rather than the faculty advisor.
The objective of the Master of Science in Marketing is to prepare individuals with prior work experience for significant management responsibilities in the field of marketing, either in the private or the public sector. The degree is particularly appropriate for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in business.
The degree consists of two components: the Common Body of Knowledge and the specialized courses that constitute the core of the M.S. in Marketing.
A. COMMON BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
Students in the program must satisfy the Common Body of Knowledge requirements. These are met by the following courses:
Required Courses Semester Hours
BUSN 6520. Managing Individuals and Teams....................3
BUSN 6530. Data Analysis for Managers........................3
BUSN 6540. Legal and Ethical Environment of Business.........3
BUSN 6550. Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information .. 3
BUSN 6620. Applied Economics for Managers....................3
BUSN 6640. Financial Management ............................. 3
Total CBK Hours.............................................18
An advisor may approve waivers for some of the Common Body of Knowledge requirements upon transcript evidence of equivalent previous undergraduate or graduate coursework. Contact a graduate staff advisor for information.


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u 18 7 01 7 53 9 9 Fall2003 Registration See the Fall Schedule of Courses August 18 First Day of C l asses September 1 Labor Day Holiday (campus closed) November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday {campus closed} November 28 {campus open, no classes) December 8-13 Fina l s Week December 13 End ofTerm Commencement Spring 2004 R e gistration See th e Spring Schedule of Courses January 19 Marrin Luther King Jr. Holida y (campus open, no classes) January 20 F i rst Day of Classes March 15-19 Spring Break (campus open, no clAsses) May 10 15 Finals Week May 15 End of Semester Commencemenr Summer 2004 Registration See the Summer Schedule of Courses May31 Memorial Day Holiday {campus closed) June l First Day of Classes July 4 Independence Day Holida y {campus closed) July 26-31 Finals Week August 7 End ofTerm *Th e university reserve s the right to alter the Academic Calendar at any t ime. Consul t Lhe Web Schedule of Courses for applicat ion dead lin e dates , dead lines for changing programs, and reg i stratio n dates and procedures. Contents lifetime of learning .............................................................................................. 2 Degree Programs .............................................................................................. 3 Administration .................................................................................................... 4 Our University, Our Campus .................................................................................. 5 Undergraduate Admissions .......................................................... ...... .......... 9 Graduate School ...................................................................................... 14 Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid .............................................................. 19 Registration ................................................................... ........................... 23 Academic Policies and Regulations ............................................................ 26 University Policies .................................................................................... 31 Student Services, Support, and Organizations ............................................ 43 International Education Services .............................................................. 48 Campus Resources ................... .................... ......... .................................... 49 Extended Studies .............................................. ........................................ 51 Centers and Institutes .............................................................................. 52 College of Architecture and Planning ...................................................... 53 College of Arts & Media ................................................................. . 65 Business School .............................. .............. ............................... . 77 School of Education .................. ........... . ........ ........... . ........... ......... 1 01 College of Engineering and Applied Science .......................................... 119 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .............. .... ........... ... ................... . 139 Military Science .......... ..................................... ........................... 203 Millennium College ...................................................................... 207 Graduate School of Public Affairs .. ....................... ......... .................... 209 Course Descriptions ............................. ........................................ . 217 Faculty ................... ... .' ............................. .... ........... ................. 367 Index ........................ ...................... ........... .............. .............. . 378 Contact Information ................................................... . .................. 383 Produced by the CU-Denver Office of Marketing Communications, Marshall L Collins, Director. (over photos by Shock Photography and larry George Photography. (over design by Davis Creative Inc.

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University of Colorado at Denver SPEER AT LARIMER P.O. BOX 173364 DENVER, COLORADO 80217-3364 Alternative format available upon request. Phone 303-556-4493 TTY 303-556-6204 Fax 303-556-5855 E-mail ombuds@carbon.cudenver.edu University of Colorado Catalog (USPS 651) 3100 Marine Street, 584 UCB Boulder, Colorado 80309-0584 Volume 2003, No. 3. May/June Published 8 times a )'ear: January/February, March/April, May, Ma)'/}une, August, 3 times in December. Periodicals po rage paid ar Boulder, Colorado. PO TMASTER: Send address changes to the University of Colorado at Denver Office of Admissions Campus Box 167 P.O. Box 173364 Denver, Colorado 80217 Although this catalog was prepared using the best infonnation availabLe at the time, all infonnation (incLuding the academic calendar, admission and graduation requirements, degree offerings and degree titles, course offerings and course descriptions, and statements of tuition and fees) is subject to change without notice or obligation. The university claims no responsibility for errors that may have occurred during the typesetting, printing, or production of this catalog. The University of Colorado at Denver is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator committed to excellence through incLusiveness. For current calendars, tuition rates, reqttirements, deadlines, etc., students should refer to the Web Schedule of Courses for the semester in which they intend to enrolL. The courses listed in this catalog are intended as a general indication of the University of Colorado at Denver curricula. Courses and programs are subject to modification at any time. Not all courses are offered every semeste1; and faculty teaching particular courses or programs may vary from time to time. The content of a course or program may be altered to meet particular class needs. Courses are listed by college or school.

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Accreditation Norm Cenrral Associati o n of Colleges and Secondary Schoo l s 30 orth LaSalle Srreer, Suire 2400 Chicago, lL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7 440 Fax: 312-263-7462 American Assembl y of Collegiate School s of Business, Accrediting Commission o n Education for Healrh Services Administration, Colorad o S t a r e Board of Educati o n , Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, ational Council for rhe Accreditation of Teacher Education, Natio nal Architectural Accrediting Board, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Natio nal Association of School s of Music, Planni n g Accreditation Board, National Association of c hool s of Public Affairs and Adminisuarion You can obtain information about our degrees by contacting us: Mailing Address Office of Admissi o n s Univer s ity o f Colorado ar D e nver Campus Box 167 P.O. Box 173364 Denver , Colorado 80217-3364 Location 1 200 Larimer Srreer o r 1250 14rh Street Annex 303-556-270 4 Web Address www.cudenver.edu A Lifetime of Learning P icture yourself at an urban university campus near the heart of downtown Denver, where history meets the future in your surroundings as well as your studies. The city of Denver and its metr o politan region have become the center of communication and information technology in the Rocky Mountain West. From telecommunicatiom to biotechnology to Web site development, Denver companies incorporate the latest technologies and research, and l ook for employees who can fulfill their needs. Business studies, applied science, engineering, mathematics, information technology, technical c o mmunication-all have potential for lucrative employment. Yet there is also a need for professionals with knowledge of public affairs, social sciences, humanities , and the arts-so essential to both high-tech companies and their employees. Burgeoning technology creates new demands for employees of the future in all areas of human knowledge. T h e University o f Co l o r ado a t D e nver i s d edicat e d to pr e p aring g raduate s who will b e well qual ifie d to a tt ain po sitio n s in s u c h companies, as well as i n th e professi o n s th a t fost e r th e ir developm e nt. The s tr e n gth a nd p restige of th e Univer s ity o f Colo r a d o degree i s know n worldwide, and g r adua tes f rom C U D e nver have b e com e lead e r s in corpo r a tions, ins tituti o ns, governm e nts, and o r ga ni zatio ns. CUD e nver's faculty excel in c r afti n g their ins tru ctio n a r o und iss ues of cont e mp o r ary lif e as well as th e tra ditional disciplin es. T hey a re ale rt to th e chall e nges a nd oppo rtunities of t h e urban e n v ironm e nt a nd resp o nsive to th e need s o f o ur s tud e nts and community. T h e combin atio n of o u r talente d f a culty and highly motivat e d st ud e nt s c reates a n excitin g e ducatio nal e n v ironment , c ombinin g real-w orld exp erie nce w ith aca d emic excelle nce. Our n o n residential c ampu s features historic buildings fro m D e nver's pio n eer beg innings, alo n g w i t h "sm a rr " classr oo m b uildings incorpor a tin g 2 1 s t-c entury mul t imedi a . CUD e nver's diverse st ud ent b o d y enjoys ple nty o f exciting , c hall e n ging, and e nt e rtain i n g o pp o rtun ities for personal and pr o f essional g r ow th. The r e a r e m o r e than 60 srude m o r gan izatio ns, rang in g f r o m th e Ame rica n Mark e tin g Associati o n to rhe Soc i ety o f Wom e n E n gineers. Studem s also r ake p ar r in classi c film screenings, rhear e r and mu s i ca l p e rf o rm ances, intr am ural s p orts, a nd fascinatin g l ect ures b y n ationally r ecognized s peak e rs. D o wntow n D e nver o ff e r s a mpl e ame nities for s tud ents to r o und our rhe ir classroo m exp erie nces. C ultural opport unities a b o und , with a n atio nall y r ecognized perf orming a rt s cent e r a nd mu seu m s on l y minutes away . C ity, s r a re, and f e d eral governm ent cent e r s a r e ju s t blocks f rom campus. L oca t e d a r th e hub of Co l ora do's professi o n a l s p ons industry, t he cam pu s i s w ithin walki n g di s t ance of th e P e p s i Ce nter , th e new Broncos s t a dium , a nd Coor s Field. CU-D e nver i s easily accessible from an y p ar r o f the m e trop o litan D enve r area, v i a expa nd e d hig hways and a compr e h ensive lig ht rail and c ity bus syst e m . E n joy your l ear nin g exp erie nce at CU-De nver. We'll provide you with c h alle nges and opp o rtunities th a t will s h a p e your futur e and pr e par e you f o r a lif eti m e of lea rning. CU-Dmvtr Catakig 2003-04

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DEGREE PROGRAMS Undergraduate C OLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts ( B.A.) Art History Studio Arts Bachewr of Arts in Theatre (B.A.) Acting/Directing Design/Technical Integrated Studies Bachewr of Fine Arts ( B.F.A. ) Drawing FilmNideo Production Mult im ed i a Studies Painting Photograph y Sculpture Bachelor of Scirnce in Music (B.S.) Music Industry Studies Music Management Music Performance Music Technology COllEGE OF BUSINESS Business Administration (B.S.) Accounting Finance Human Resources Ma n agement Information Systems I nrernational Business Management Marketing COllEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPliED SCIENCE Civil Engineering (B.S.) Computer Science and Engirzeering (B.S. ) Ekctrical Engineering (B.S.) Meclwzical Engineering ( B .S.) COllEGE OF liBERAl ARTS AND SCIENCES Anthropowgy (B.A.) Biowgy (B.S.) Chemistry (B.S.) Cormmmication (B.A.) Economics (B.A.) English (B.A.) Creative Writing Film Studies Literary Studies English Writi11g (B.A.) Creat ive Writing Film Studies General Writing French (B.A.) Geography (B.A.) Earth and Environmental Science History (B.A. ) bzdividually Structured Major (B.A.) International Affairs Mathenzatics (B.S.) Actuarial Science Applied Mathematics Computer Science Math Education Probability and Statistics Pure Mathematics Philosophy (B.A.) Physics (B.S.) Applied Physics Medical Physics Pur e Physics Political Sci1111ce (B.A.) Public Policy and Administration Psychowgy (B.A., B.S.) Sociowgy (B.A.) Spmzisb (B.A.) Graduate COllEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PlANNING Architecture (M.Arch.) Desig11 a11d Plamzing (Ph.D.) Lmulscape Architecture (M.L.A.) Urban and Regional Platming (M. U.R.P.) Urban Design (M. U.D.) COlLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA Recording Arts (M.S.) BUSINESS SCHOOL Accowzting (M.S.) Business Administration (M.B.A.) Execurive Program Fi11ance (M.S.) Health Administration (M.S.) Executive Program lnfonnation Systems (M.S.) Business (M.S.) Management and Organization (M.S. ) Marketing (M.S.) SCHOOl OF EDUCATION Administrative Leadersbip and Policy Studies (M.A. , Ed.S.) (Licensure-Type 0/School Principal & Administrator, K-12) Counseling Psychowgy and Counselor Education (M.A.) (Licensure-Public School Coun selor, Elementary, Secondary , K-12) Curriculum mzd Instruction (M.A.) (Endorsement-Bilingual Education, Elementary, Secondary, K-12) (Endorsement-English as a Second Language, Elementary, econdary, K-12) (Endorsement-Reading Teacher, Elementary, Secondary, K-12) (Licensure-Element ary Educa tion , K-6) (Licensure-Secondary Education, 7-12) Early Cbildhood Education (M.A.) (Licensure-Early Childhood Special Education, Ages 0-5) Educational Leadership and Innovation (Ph.D.) Educational Psychology (M.A.) Information and Leanzing Teclmowgies (M.A.) (Licensure-School Library Media , Elementary, Secondary, K-12) School Psychowgy (M.A.) (Ed.S/Licensure-Schoo l Psychologist , K-12) Special Education (M.A.) ( Licen sure-Special Education, Ages 5-21) COllEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPliED SCIENCE Civil Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) Compttter Science (M.S.) Ekctrical E11gineering (M.S.) Engineering (M.Eng.) Mechanical Engineerilzg (M.S.) COllEGE OF liBERAl ARTS AND SCIENCES Anthropology (M.A. ) Applied Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.) Biowgy (M.A.) Chemistry (M.S.) Communication (M.A.) Economics (M.A. ) English (M.A.) Environmental Sciences (M.S.) Health and Behavioral Scimce (Ph.D.) History (M.A.) Hummzities (M.H.) Integrated Science (M.I.S.) Political Sci1111ce (M.A.) Psychology (M.A.) Social Science (M.S.S.) Sociology (M.A.) Teclmical Commrmication (M.S.) GRADUATE SCHOOl OF PUBliC AFFAIRS Crimirwl justice (M. Cj.) Public Administration (M.P.A.) Public Affairs (Ph.D.) Executive Program JOINT DEGREE Compttter Science and bifonnation Systems (Ph.D. through Business School and College of Engineering and Applied Science) CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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The Universiry of Colorado seal, adopted in 1908, depicts a m ale Greek classical figure sear e d against a pillar and holding a scroll. A burning torch framed in l aurel is placed beside him. T h e Greek inscription means "Let your lighr s hine. " According ro D e nver designer Henry Reed, the classical design was used because Greek c i vilization " stand as rhe c riterion of c ulture ." Th e l a ur e l symbolize s hon or o r s uccess, rhe yourh of rhe figur e sugges t s rhe " morning oflife," and rhe scroll r e pr e enrs written l a n g uage. Welcome to the University of Colorado at Denver. We are one of the four campuses of the University of Colorado system, which prides itself on being a university without walls, one based on collaboration between campuses, disciplines, and departments, between faculty and students. Our outstanding academic programs, topranked faculty, and dedicated alumni have received national and internati o nal recognition. We're happy you've decided to join us in our pursuit of excellence. We make the most of our prime downtown Denver location by blending a cosmopolita n attitude with a dynamic Western setting. This urban perspective informs our curriculum and our identity. One stroll across our campus and you' ll see how CU-Denver reflects the city we serve-both growing, diverse, and energetic. U'le boast an enrollment that has increased to more than 11,700 students engaged in 80 degree programs. We offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all with the distinction and prestige of the University of Colorado, and all designed to provide th e foundation o n which to b uild your foture. CU-Denver's seven academic areas-Architecture and Planning, Arts & Media, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Affairs-provide instruction and research programs that focus on the fUndamental areas of knowledge, including interdisciplinary and professional study. We're committed to giving you the opportunities to gain the knowledge, training, skills, and credentials that will enhance your life. That's why we offer an enriched baccalaureate education and real-world research through graduate and professional work. Our academic programs focus on applications relevant to regional as well as nati o nal issues while providing a humanistic understanding of social needs and problems and encouraging cultural and technical exchange. We look forward to working with you as you join our community of scholars and dedicated staff We will challenge you just as you challenge us. Georgia E. Lesh-Laurie Chancellor University of Colorado at Denver University-wide Officers Eli.zabeth Hoffman Pre ident of the Universiry B.A., Smith College M.A., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., California Institut e ofTechnology Jim Topping Inter im V i ce President for Budget and Finance B. B.A. , M.B.A. , Ph. D., University of Wisconsin Jack Burns Vi e President for Academ i c Affai r s and Research B.A., M.A., University of Massachusetts CPA., M.L.E. Certificate, Harvard University Ph.D., Indiana University Char les V. Sweet V i ce President a nd Universiry Counc i l B.A., Duke University J.D . , University ofVirginia School of Law CU-Denver Officers Georgia E . Lesh Laurie Chance llor ; Profes sor ofBiology B.S., Marietta College (Ohio) M.S., University oj\'{/isconsin, Madison Ph.D., Case western Reserve University Margaret B. Cozzens Vice Chance llor for Academic and Sr ud e nts Affairs; Professor ofMathemarics B.A., University of Rochester M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University Mark Gelernter Assoc iate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Students Affairs; Professor of Architecture B.Arch., Montana State University Ph. D., Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College (London) Dana Gibson Vice Chancellor for Adrnini srrar i o n and Finance B.S., M.B.A. , Texas WOmans University Ph.D., Univ ersity ofTexas at Arlington Dorothy Lew is Assoc i are Vice Chancellor for Adm ini stration and Finance B.A., Hartwick College Ed.M. , Ed . D . , Harvard University Danny Martinez Associate Vice Chancellor for Enro llm ent and Srudems Affairs B.A., M.A . , University of Colorado

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Boord of Regents Cindy Carlisle B o uld e r term expires 2 00 7 Pat Hayes A ur o r a term expires 2007 Susan Kirk D e nver term expires 2004 Thomas}. Lucero, Jr. J ohns rown term expires 2 00 4 Jim Martin B oulder term expires 200 4 Jerry G. Rutledge Col o r a d o S prin g term expires 2 006 Paul Schauer Cente nni a l term expires 2 00 7 Gail Schwartz Asp e n term expires 2 00 6 Peter Steinhauer B o uld e r term expires 2 00 6 Staff Milagros Cortez Sec r e t ary of rhe B oard of Rege nt s a nd th e U niver s ity B . A., M.S., Stat e University ofNew York at Albany M.A., Webster University Our University, Our Campus In 1876, the same year Colorado became the nation's 38th state, the University of Colorado was founded in Boulder. Opening its doors on September 5, 18 77, the university began with 44 students, a president, and one instructor. Nearly a century later, in 1974, the University of Colorado had grown to four campuses in three Colorado citiesDenver, Colorado Springs, Health Sciences ( Denver), and Boulder. With comb ined enrollments totaling more than 46,000 students, the University of Colorado ranks 12th among public uni versities and colleges in overall research expenditures and 6th among public universities in federally fonded research. Awards for research within the university system total approximately $42 0 million , with fonding provided by federal agencies, appropriations from the state of Colorado, and private foundations and donors. Eac h of t h e f o ur cam p uses of rhe Univers ity of Col o r a d o sys t e m has irs ow n c h a ncell o r a nd campus adminis tr ation. T h e c h a n cello rs, in turn, r e p ort t o th e president of rh e C U Syst e m . The B oard of R egents o f th e U niver s ity o f Col ora d o appro ves rhe ove rall d i r ectio n provid e d b y rhe presid ent o f th e sys t e m. T h e syst e m presid e nt i s b o th rhe chie f aca d emic and chief a dmini s tr ative office r of rhe univer sity. The presid ent has resp o n s ibili ty f o r th e adminis tr a tion o f th e e ntir e univer s ity unde r th e p olic ies d esc rib e d b y th e B oard of R ege nts o r unde r law. T h e Univer s ity o f Col o rad o a r B o uld e r serves m o r e th a n 26,000 s tud e nt s e nroll e d i n unde r g r a du a te, g r adua te, a nd p ro fessi o n a l pro g rams. The H e alth S c i e nces Cente r in D e nver pro vides educatio n and tra inin g ro m e di ca l , d e ntal , nurs ing, ph a rmacy, and alli e d health p e r so nnel. The Univer s i ty o f Col o r a d o a r Col o r a d o S prings se rves m o r e than 6,60 0 s tud ents in th e Pikes P ea k r eg i o n , o ff e r i n g unde r g radu a te , g r aduate, a nd professional pro g rams. CU-D e nver ' s I I ,700 students e nroll in unde r g r adua t e and g r adua t e s tudi e s , as well as inn ovarive professi o nal progr a ms. CU 2010: A Vision for the Future Vis i o n CU 2 0 I 0 i s a bold sys t e m w id e a genda inte nd e d r o m a p th e furur e o f th e U niver s ity of Col o r a d o f o r th e nexr d eca d e . CU 2 0 I 0 co n s i s t s of five ac tions: c r ea tin g a unive r s ity without walls, cre a ting a culture of e x c elle n ce, in c r eas in g r eso ur ces a nd u s in g rhe m w i sely, suppo rti ng diver s ity, a nd int eg r a tin g o ur infr astr u cture . Creating a University Without WallsW e mus t f oc u s o n multidi sc iplinary effort s th a t involve all f o ur CU campuses and se rve as m o dels for th e univer s ity o f rhe 2 I s r Century. The univer s ity o f th e future mu s t b reak d ow n rhe walls rha r e p a r a r e t h e discip lin es, colleges, and campuses w ithin th e syst e m , th e walls th a t sep a r a t e students a nd r esea r c h e rs, campus an d community . Creating a Culture of Excellence-S in ce it's imposs ibl e robe g reat a t eve r y thin g all a t o n ce, eac h campus i s wor kin g to t a r ge t a r eas f o r n atio n a l promine n ce. B o uld e r s h o uld b e a m o n g th e to p I 0 p e r ce nr o f publ i c in s titution s wirh o ur a m e di cal sc hool in t h e AAU r a n kin g s . Col o r a d o prings s h o uld b e th e numbe r o n e compreh e n ive r egio nal univer s ity in th e U ni te d tares w ith an enro llm ent of 10 ,000 ro I 2,000 s tud ents by t h e yea r 2 0 I 0. CU D e n ver s h o uld be one of th e top 10 urban r esea r c h univer s itie s in th e co untry. And th e Health S c i e nces Cente r shoul d b e th e numbe r o n e publi c h e alth c i e n c e s c ente r in th e n atio n w ithin I 0 yea rs. Increasing Resources and Using Them WLSdy-CU needs ro provide m o r e scholarship m o ney to a m a cr C o l or a do's best and brightest s tud e nt s . W e also n e ed to f und more e ndow e d c hair s a nd professors hips, to build and r e tain o u r out s t a ndin g faculty-our numbe r one huma n r eso ur ce. W e mus t a l so lever age our exp e rtise in technol ogy to help fund CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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6 / Our University, Our Campus VISION As rhe Denver campus of rhe Universiry of Colorado sysrem, CU-Denver interprets irs mission as advancing rhe creation, dissem ination , and ap plication of knowledge in a c ulture of excellence. Irs boundarie s are flexib l e and permeable, wirh knowledge flowing ro and from rhe schools and colleges, rhe communiry , and rhe world . This view i s glo ba l rather rhan local as CU-Denver seeks ro link reaching, research, and serv ice ro rhe major issues of rhe 21 sr Century. VALUE S •!• murual respect for all members of rhe universiry communiry-srudents, faculry, and staff •!• excellence in all areas •!• collaboration among faculry, srudenrs, sraff, and rhe communiry in rhe learnin g process •!• rhe power of communiry in reaching, learning, and sc hol arship •!• creativiry , innova tion , and flexibiliry •!• service ro the pub l i c good •!• personal growrh and professional success •!• cultural divers iry and entichmenr GOALS •!• ro build partnerships ro srrengrhen core academic pro grams •!• ro build and focus resources on academic goals •!• ro foster academic innovations and excelle n ce b y defin ing a clear n iche In addition ro rhese general goals, Vision CU 2010 is a bold systemwide agen d a intended ro m ap rhe future of the Universiry of Colorado for the next decade: •!• creating a universiry without walls •!• creating a culture of excellence •!• increasing resources and using rhem wisely •!• supporting diversiry •!• integrating our infrasrrucrure For details on Vision CU 2010, see previous page . s rare-of-rhe-arr technology for our students, faculry, and sra .ff. The universirywill refocu irs fund-raising campaign ro address rhese goals, and we 'll continue ro work in close partnership wirh rhe scare of Colorado and wirh our delegation in Washington ro increase federal support. Supporting Diversity -By rhe second quarter of rhe 21 sr Century, rhere will be no majoriry popul ation in rhe U nit ed Scares. Thar' s why ir' so important for CU ro educate all of rhe c itizens of Colorado-and rhe world-wh o meet o ur qualifi cations for admission. Our pro grams s h ould also reflect our global communiry in internationa l program offerings, such as expanded opportunities for s rud enrs, faculry, and sraff exchanges and jointly sponsored degrees wirh universities around the world. Integrating Our lnfrastructureCU will work toward an integrated srudenr informacion sysre m , so our students can easily transfer ro or rake courses on orher campuses . An integrated student services sysrem will enhance our systemwide technology and human resources ervices. We will expand CU Online so st ud ents can rake a much broader variery of courses and complete more r equirements and d egree programs online. And we will benchmark CU's busines s practices wirh rhe besr models from rhe corporate world. Our p l an i s ambitious-and for good reason. Wid1 rhe rap id pace of progress rhar defines our world, rhe year 2010 will be here soo n er rhan we rhink. Now is rhe rime ro envision our futur e and ser our goals. The decade al1ead will be rhe mosr exciting one yer. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Organizational Abilities and Str u ctures •!• organizational enrrepreneurs hip •!• inn ovat i o n s in su pport oflearning •!• abiliry ro crea te effective partnerships •!• abiliry ro assess actions •!• stream lin ed processes and policies to reduce barriers •!• fair and equitable compensat ion system • ! • forums ro create extramural alliances across colleges, the communiry, and rhe worl d •!• an in cubator ro develop new inte rdi sciplinary projects and programs THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER Siruared near the h earr of downtown Denver a nd l ooking wesr roward rhe majestic Rocky Mountains , rhe Universiry of Colorado ar Denver is rhe only public universiry in Colorado's capital ciry. Irs proximiry ro rhe commercial a nd governmental hub of Denver e n ables CU-Denver ro offer its srudenrs rhe combined excellence of irs faculry and rhe opportunities affo rded by rhis merropolir an e n v i ronment. The Universiry of Colorado ar D e nver is committe d ro b eco min g rhe nation ' s premier urban universiry. In urban environ ments , uni versities have a particular responsibiliry ro adapt rheir traditional roles ro rhe development , assessment , rransmission, and pre ervation of knowledge ro urban needs while maintaining rhe hi ghest sta ndard s of education and scholarship. B y drawing upon rhe riches of irs tradit ional score oflearning and disciplined rhoughr, rhe universiry ser ves as Denver's inrellecrual cenrer and as a communiry resource ready ro respond ro urban challenges and opportunities facing irs local and global environmenr. CU-Denver offe r s 80 degree programs, from bachelor's co doctoral levels, as well as numerou s professional development programs through the indi vidual co lleges and sc hoo ls. C l asses are held during weekday and evening hours, on weekends, and ar off-campus sires.

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History In 1912, the University of Colorado' Depanmem of Correspondence and Extension was established in Denver ro meet rhe needs of the capital city's burgeoning population. As the breadth of course offerings expanded, so did the demand for degr ee-graming starus. From 1956 until 1976, the Denver Extension Cen rer operated our of rhe former Denver Tramway Company Building ar 14th and Arapahoe Streets. This building had hou sed rhe corporate offices and car barns of a huge streetcar system disconrinued in 1950. Des ignated a l andmark on the National Register ofHisroric Places in 1994 , rhe Tramway Building was later renovated inro a hotel and restaurant. T h e Denver Exte n sion Cemer was renamed the University of Colorado-Denver Center in 1965, and by 1969 , 23 fields of undergrad uate study and II of grad uare s rud y were offered. In I 972, rhe Colorado General Assembly appropriated supporr ro build rhe Aura ria Campus, CU-Denver's currenr sire. That same year the Denver Cenrer was renamed the University of Colorado ar Denver. In 1974 CU-Denver began g r anting degrees designated as rhe University of Colorado ar Denver. Berween 1973 an d 1976, rhe stare built rhe Auraria Hi gher Education Cenrer, shared b y the University of Colorado ar Denver , Metropolitan Stare College of Denver , and rhe Community allege of Denver. In 19 88, CU-Denver moved inr o irs first cusrom-made new home, the 257, 000-square-foor North Classroom Bui lding, located berween Speer Boulevard an d 12th Street, Larimer and Lawrence St r eets. Hoover Berg Desmond, a Denver architectural firm , designed this post-modern , red brick str ucture, featuring a distinctive glass block atrium and larg e outdoor clocks. Role and Mission In the Colorado Revised Statutes, rhe University of Col orado ar Denver i s defined as follows: The Denver campus of the University of Colorado shaLl be a comprehensive baccalaureate liberal art s and sciences institution with high admission standards. The Denver campus shaLl provide selected proftssional programs and such graduate programs at the master's and doctoral/eve! as wiLl serve the needs ofthe Denver metropolitan area, emphasizing those proftssional programs not offered by other institutions of higher education. The fundamental purposes of CU-D enver are ro: 1. Provide students with l earning opporruniries that will enhance rhe quality of their lives , that will make them welleducated citizens, that will lead ro rewarding careers, and that will provide Denver an d Col orado with a workforce ab l e to compete in the g l obal economy. 2. Develop r esea rch , scho larship , and creative work that will advance the base of knowledge in our disciplines and that will co nrribute to the vitality of our culture and/or economy. 3. Apply th e university ' s skills and knowledge ro real problems in the Denver metro area. 4. Build and mainrain a n in s titutional culture of plurality , collegiality, integration , and cusromer service. Administrative Structure The Chancellor ofCU-Denver represents the Denver campus and manages campus goal-setting , policy development , academic affairs , community relations, and budget and financial matters. The Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for all academic programs, academic support programs, srudent enrollment services, the Graduate School, a nd spo n sored progr a ms. The Vice Chancellor for Administration a nd Finance is res ponsible for rhe campus budget and rhe offices of financial and business serv ices , human resources , plannin g and institutional research, computing serv i ces, and voice communications. CU-Denver Campus Information / 7 Academic Programs CU-Denver is, above all , devoted to rhe needs of the residents of Denver and the r egion. With the national recognition earned by irs graduate faculty, iris nor surprising that an increasing number of advanced srudenrs from across the nation and overseas elect to pursue their studies here. CU-Denver comprises seve n di s tinct academic units: College of Architecture and Planning College of Arts & Media The Business School Schoo l of Education College of Engineering and Applied cience College of Liberal Arts and Sc i ence Graduate School of Public Affair The undergraduate Colleges of Arrs & Media , Engineering, Liberal Arts and Scie n ces, and the Busine s School admit freshman a nd transfer studenrs and offer programs l eading to the baccalaureate degree in the arrs, scie nces , humanities, bus iness, and engine e ring. A so lid foundation of academic skills and general education i s assur ed through a compre hensive core c urri cu lum. St ud ents ma y pursue g r ad u a t e e ducation through all of the campus ' colleges and sc hools. Pre-professional training in the field of education, law, journalism, and the health careers also are available. CU-Denver employs more than 460 regular instructional faculty. The colleges and schools sections of this ca talog provid e a listing of bachelor's, master's, and docroral degree programs , policies on requirements for graduatio n , cour e requirements for various majors , course load policies , course desc ripti ons, and similar information. Ar CU-Denver, faculty explore and incorporate both novel and traditional methods of instruction. Telecommunications and other electron i c medi a are an inregral part of rhe way CU-Denver tra n scends geographic space, making instruction more st imul ating and more widel y availab l e , and connecting faculty , srudents, alumni, and state, regional , n atio n a l , and inrernarionallead ers. In keeping with CU's Vision 20 I 0 , U-Denver has kept pace wit h the demand for education that leads to improved professional opportunity in rhe new century. Many program s emphasize practical , business-world applications, and specific computer-oriented ac a demic programs are offered in the computer sc ience (engine er ing) , applied mathematics (liberal arts and sciences), and inform ation systems (b usiness) programs. About Our Students CU-Denver srudents, both undergraduate a nd grad u ate, are wel l grounded in rhe professional and academic disciplines , making rhem ideal ca ndidates for recruirmenr by emplo yers and advanced degree programs throughout the nation . They d eve lop the leader hip , critical thinking, ethi cs, and furure-orienrarion to enable rhem to become preeminent in their fields and to provid e ac tive l eadership for the revitalization of cities everywhere. To instill these values in irs students, the Un i versity of Col orado ar Denver exce l s in building instruction a l experiences around problems of contemporary urban Life as well as traditional di sc iplines. Srudents and faculty are actively engaged in see king so lutions, through resea rch a nd se r v i ce, ro these problems. The diversity of our student bod y i s a so urce of deep pride. Et hni c minority students make up one-fifth of the student population . Classes include traditional students who have elected ro pursue college degrees immediately after high schoo l , transfer tudents, older srudenrs who hav e delayed college entry, and professionals who seek ro s tren gt hen their base of s kills or bro aden their appreciation of rhe world around them. With students' ages ranging berween 1 7 and 75, the average under graduate student age ar CU-Denver is 25, whi l e our graduate students average 33. They represent a distinctive mix of ages a nd backgrounds, coming ro class in faded jeans to co rp orate atti re. Around 80 percent of our students are empl oyed, and 52 percent attend part-rime . Forty-three CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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8 / Our University, Our Campus p ercent are enrolled in graduatel evel co ur es. All rake a d vantage of rhe convenience of co urse offe rings ar r i me rhat m eet their sch e dules, e n joying an env iabl e student-to-faculty ratio of 14: I. Accreditation The Univer ity of Colorado at Denver is in srirutional l y accredited by the orth Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schoo ls. This organization can b e contacted at: 30 N. LaSalle Street , Suite 2400 Chicago, !L 60602-2504 Phone: 1-800-6217 440 E-mail: info @ ncacihe.org Web sire: www.ncacihe.org Many professional organizatio n s h ave also granted acc r editat ion to CU-Denver colleges and schoo ls, includin g : • Accrediti n g Commission on E ducation for Health Serv ices Administratio n • American Assembly of Colleg i ate Schoo l s of Business • American Chemical Soc i ety • Colorado rare Board of Education • Council for Accreditation of Counselin g and Related Educati o n a l Progr a m s • Enginee rin g Accreditation Commission of rhe Accreditation Board for Engineering and Techno l ogy • Landscape Architecture Accred it ation Board • National Arch it ectural Acc r ed itin g Board • National Assoc i ation of Sc h ools of Music arional Assoc i ation of Sc hool ofPubli cAfFai r s and Adminisuarion arional Council for the Accreditation ofTeache r Education arional P l anningAccred it ario n Board Research and Other Creative Pursuits CU-Denver i strongly commirred ro rhe pursuit of n ew knowledge t h rou gh the r esea r c h and c r eat ive effo rt s o f it s fac u lty. S u c h acr ivirie not only adva n ce kn ow l edge and e nh ance the quality o f life, bur a l so s rr engrhen reaching by grounding instruction in cho l arsh ip and pro fessional practice. In addition, these acriviries constitute an imporranr component ofCU-Denver' s service to rhe community ar l arge . Therefo re, externally fund ed projects are a major priority ar CU-Denver. Research projects, training, and publi c service programs a r CU-Denver e n compass both traditional a nd n on-rrad irional fields of s rud y with a focu s on issues rhar r e l ate to city, s t are, national, and inte rn atio nal issues. The benefits for the campus in the years ahead will b e substantial. Ex t ernally funded activities assist in sustaining scholarly discourse, e n able faculty members to engage in the advancement of knowledge , provid e the foundation for so l v in g pressing practical problems of vira l co n cern to soc i ety, and enhance the education of stud ents. Many stud e nt s actively participate in projects ove r see n by faculty members. CU-Denver conducts research an d other creative activit ies thar encompass both a multidisciplinary a nd applied nature. R esearc h in every school and college ar CU-Denver addr esses questions of great s i g nifi cance for rhe welfare of Denver and the larger region. Its role within a thriving metropolitan a r ea also serves as a base for exp loring topic s of nati ona l a n d internatio n a l impo rt a n ce. But nor all r esea r c h a t CU-Denver y i e lds so luti o n s of imme di a t e practical s i g n ifican ce. Exploration of top ics on the c urrin g edge of th e basic disciplines is carried our within a rich dialogue of scho l arship that knows no national boundarie s . Thi exploration may yield insights that eventually open th e way to practical applications in th e next ce n tury. CU-Den ver Catalog 2003-04 C urr ent externally funded r esearch efForr s address a variety of contem porary eco nomi c, po l iti cal, educat i o n a l , engi ne e ring, mathematical , sci e ntifi c , and enviro nm enta l n eeds. Fin a ncial support has been obtained for program and service development in the areas of computational mathematics , early chi ldh ood a nd special ed u cat i on, health admini stration , international afFairs, inte rn ships and coope rative educatio n , a nd empl oy ment and training in stitutes . Other p rojects include sta t ewide in vestigations of economic d evelop ment, welf a r e reform , air qua lity, a nd tra nsportation. Computerr e l ated projects i nclud e a rtific ial inr ellige n ce, multi l eve l a l gorithms, fas t parallel processing , competitive grap h s , and modeling. Re earch projects range from in vestigations of dinosaur rrack sires to neurotoxicology and water transportat ion. In addition, a great d ea l of research at the uni versity i s conduc t ed w irho u r s ub stantial ext e rn a l support. This research a l so y ield s important insights t hat a r e co n veye d to a n ational a udi e nce through facu l ty publications, presemarions, exh ibi ts, performances , and professional acriviries. Many members of the facu l ty are l ea d e r s within the nati o nal scho l arly community. All th ese pursuits bring recognition to the university, establish the c r edibility of its faculty, and enhance the value of the degrees it confers. AURARIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER T h e University of Col orado at Denver is l ocated on the A ur aria Higher Education Center campus, also home to the Metropolit a n State College of Denver a nd the Community College of Denver. T h e rhr ee in s titutio n s share a libr ary (ope r a red by CU-D e n ver), admini s trative an d classroom buildings eq uipp ed w ith cutting-e dge t ech nologies, and related facilities on the 127 -acre Aura ria cam pus. Certain co ur ses a nd programs a r e offered coo perati vely by the Auraria ed u cational instituti ons. Because we share aca d em i c facilities, o ur stude m s h ave the l eve l of resource found at much larger public universities. The campu s libr ary blends its book-filled shelves with computer lab oratories thar help students l ink ro resources they n eed for s u ccess in the classroom. Professional ch ild car e and d eve lopmem ce nter s pro vide highqu ality, reaso n ab l y priced on-campus day car e for students' preschool c h i ldren. CU-Den ver students m ay rake physical ed uc a tion courses as well as pani cipate in numerous r ec reation and intramural athletics programs at Aura ria ' s state-of-the -an fitness facilities . T h e campus bookstore, l ocated in th e hi storic Tivoli Stud ent U nion, is th e l arge r in the Rocky Mountain region. Housed in a r enovat ed brewery o r iginall y built in the 1 860s, the Tivol i Student Union a l so provides r estaurants, s tud ent ser vices and gove rnmem offices, and many co m fortab l e areas for s tud y ing. In add ition to the Tivoli Student Union, rhe Auraria campus contains othe r reminders of Denver's past-historic inth ueet Park, St. Cajeran ' s Churc h /Performing Arts Ce nter, Sr. Elizabeth's Church, Emmanuel-Sh erith C h a pel /Sy n agog ue/An Gallery, an d Golda M e ir Hou e. The h i storic is compl e m e nted b y rhe mo d ern on the Aurar i a campus. All classroom buildings a r e b e in g upg r ade d to include Internet access, network connections, acoustic and lighting enhan cements , and a full range of multimed i a equipment to facilit ate hi gh-tech studies. The innova t ive King Aca d e mi c a nd Performing Arts enter fearures a 300sea t courtyard rhearer, a five-story concert hall (550 sea r s), a recital hall (200 seats), and performance support space. The building also houses 29 classrooms a nd 7 enhance d classroom s and computer labs .

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CU-Denver seeks to idenrify a pplicanrs who a r e lik e l y to co mpl e t e a n academic program of s tud y . Adm ission deci s i o n s are b ase d on m a n y factors, the most imporranr being: I. level of previou s academic performance 2. evidence of acade mi c ab ility a nd accomplishment as indicated by scores on n a tiona l aptitude rests 3. evidence of m a turity, motivation, a nd porenrial for academ i c success CU-Denver may deny admission to n ew applicants or readmi ssion to former students who e credenrials ind i ca te a n inability ro assume obliga tions of performance and behavior d eemed essent ial by th e university. After completing the application proc ess, official notification of one's ad m issions s tatu s as a n unde rgraduate, graduate , or non-degree studenr i s pro v ided by the Office of Admissions. Letters from variou s sc hool s and colleges indicating acceptance into a particular program a r e pending, s ubject ro official notification of ad mission to rhe institution by rhe Admissions Office. Students who are admitted pending r eceipt of ad dition a l documents o r with unoffi c i a l documents will be p ermitted one term to submit rhe documenrs . If temporarily waived offic ial documents a r e nor received by th e e nd of the initial t erm of atte nd ance, registration for sub equent term s will be denied. If at any rime ad ditional credenti als are received th at affect r h e s tud ent' s qualifi cat ions, rhe univer s ity reserve s rhe right to c h a nge rhe ad mission de cision. Applicants w h o h ave nor decided upon a major field of study will be co nsidered for admi ssion to rhe College of Liberal Arts a nd Sciences as undetermin e d majors. Studenrs admitt ed as undetermi n ed m ajo r s s hould declare a major as quickly as possible a nd no later than rhe end of t h eir sophomore year. All question s and correspondence r ega rdin g admiss ion to CU-Denver and requests for application forms s hould be directed to: Office of Admi sions University of Col o r ado ar Denver Campus Box I 67, P.O. Box I 73364 D e nv e r , CO 8021 7-3364 303-556-3287 admissions@cudenver. edu Admission Deadlines The university m ay change document/credential dead lines in accordance wirh enro llment demands. For rhe best sc hol ar hip and registration rime cons ider ations, applicants should app l y and be admitted as early as possible. For an appl i cant to b e considered for a s p ecific r e rm , all do cuments requ i red for ad mi ssio n must be r ece ived in rhe Office of Admissions by the deadline for rha r term . Applicants who are unable to m eer the deadline ma y elecr robe co nsidered for a later term. Transfer students are r em inded rhar rhey sho uld allow sufficient rime ro have tran scr ipt s sent from institutions they have previously a tt ended. lnrernarionaJ students are adv ised that ir usu ally rakes 60 days for c r e d entia l s to reach rhe Office of Admissi ons from international lo cations . Advance p lanning and early app lic ation are n ecessary for rhe rim ely admiss i o n of international students. Application Deadline for Priority Consideration Fall Jul y 22 Spring December I Summer May3 Minimum Academic Preporotion Stondords (MAPS) tud ents entering rhe University of Colorado w h o graduated from high school in I 988 or l ater are requir e d ro meer rhe followin g Minimum Academic Preparation Standards: four years of English (wirh emphasis Undergraduate Admissions/ 9 on composi tion ), three years of college preparatory mathematics (excl udin g business an d co n sume r mathematics), three yea r s of natura l science, two years of social science (including one year ofU .. or world hi rory), three years of a sing l e foreign language , and one yea r of the arts. Students with MAPS deficiencies may be admirred to rhe university provided they m eet rhe other admission sta ndard s (e.g., rest scores, rank in high scho ol class, grade-point average) and provided rhey make up any deficiencies prior ro grad uation from the uni versity. Two levels of deficiency wiU b e recognized. I. One unit of deficiency will be allowed, provided the student meets o th e r admission standard and provided the student makes up the defic i ency before grad uation from the univ e r s ity. Courses taken to make up a deficiency will count toward g r aduation, provided th e CU-Denver college accepts those course credits coward grad uati on. 2. A tudenr having more than one unit of deficiency may be admitted, provided that the stu dent m ee r s oth er standards of the univ e r sity. The student must make up add itional deficiencies before gra du at i on. The student may satisfy rhe MAPS requirements by successful completion of: • co urses taken a r CU • co urses taken at other in stitutions of higher ed u cation • additional high sc hool c redit s • cred it -by-examination programs • o th er requirements as approved by each CU-Denver college Admission Requirements for F reshmen Freshman admission standards define the l eve l of success a nd ac hievement n ecessa r y to be admitted to the University of Color a do and include factors that predict academic success, such as scores on the ACT or SAT , high school cou r sework , and rhe grade-point average. Both the s ubj ects the stude nt has studied and h ow rhe student ha s p e rform e d will be factors cha r d ete rmine admission to rhe univer s ity. ew freshmen may apply for admission to rhe Colleges of Arcs & Media, Engineering and Applied Science, Liber a l Arts and Sciences, and rhe Bus iness School. The app licant must be a hig h school grad u ate or have been awarded a High School Equivalency Cenificare by compl eting rhe General Edu catio n Development (G ED) Tesr. Preference for admi ssio n i s g i ven to applicants who rank in the top 30% of their high schoo l g raduating class and present a composite score of21 or higher on rhe American College Test (ACT) or a combi n ed score of950 or hig h er on th e Scholastic Apti tud e Test (SAT). Business a ppl icants will receive priority consideration if they graduated in th e top 25% of their high sc ho o l clas s a nd achieve d a composite score of at least 26 on the ACT or I I 00 on the SAT. Applicants who do not meet the admission requiremenrs for direct admiss ion to the Business School will be automatically considered for ad mission as pre-business majors in the Col lege of Liberal Arts a nd Scie n ces. Enginee rin g applicants will r eceive priority co nsideration if they graduated in the top 20% of their high schoo l class and achieved a composite score of at l east 26 o n the ACT, wit h 28 o n the math e matics section, or I I 00 rotal on rhe SAT, with 600 on the mathematics section . Applicants who do nor meet the admissio n s requir ements for direct admission to rhe College of Engineering will be a urom aricall y considered for admission as a pre-engineering major in the College of Liberal Arts and Scie n ces. ew freshmen seeking admi ssion to rhe College of Liberal Arts an d Sciences (CLAS) a nd C oll ege of Arts & Me d ia must meet college requirements for MAPS in stituted by the University of Color a do. Applicants a re required to satisfy I 6 units of hig h school-leve l co urses CU-Denver Catalog 2003 04

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10 / Our University, Our Campus in English , foreign l a n guage , mathematics , sci ences , human ities, an d soc i a l sciences. Students are eligible for a dmi ssio n ro rhe co llege s wit h up to rwo unir s of d eficie n cy in a foreign langu age and n o more th a n o n e a dditi onal deficiency in the remaining a r eas . The co lleges will allow graduation c r edit roward rhe bachelor ' s d eg r ee for co urses satisfYin g Minimum Acade mi c Pr e paration Standa rd s (MAPS) deficiencie s only i f these courses are allowed for g r a duation c r e dit und e r c urrent college p olicy. All music performance majors in rhe C oll ege o f Arts & Media are ex p ected ro h ave had previous exp erie n ce in a n appl ied mu s i c area. Two years of prior piano training are recommen d e d . An a uditi o n i s r eq uir e d. Applicants may substitute rape r ecordings (about 10 minutes in length) and a srarement of excellence f rom a qu alified reacher in lie u of rhe per sonal a udition . Intereste d s tud ents s hould wrire ro rhe College of Art s & Media , CU-Den ver, for a udition informati o n and applications. Applicants for all dep artments who do nor satisfY rhe r eq uir ements for priori ty consideration a r e review e d on a n i nd i v idual basi s . COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA Yean E n glish (lirerarure, compos iti on, grammar), one year of speech/ d eba t e s tron g l y recommended .................................................... 4 Marhemarics (excludin g business and co n s um er mathematics) ............ 3 Natural s cience ............................................................................................................... 3 Social science . ......................................... . .......................................................................... 2 Foreign language (all units must be in a singl e l ang u age) ........................... 3 Academic elective Total ........... . ............ 16 BU SINESS SCHOOL Englis h (one year of s p eec h/debate and rwo years of compos iti o n are strong l y r ecommended ) .......... Marhemarics ( including ar l eas t rwo yea r s Years ..4 of a l gebra a nd one year of geo m e try) .............................................................. ..4 Natural scie n ce (includes rwo yea r s oflaborarory sc i e nce ) ........................ .3 Soc i a l science ( includin g history) .................................................................... 2 Fo r eign l ang u age (all units mu s t b e in a s ingl e l a n g u age) ........................... 3 Academic e lective s (additi o n a l c ourses in E n glis h , . foreign language, m arhemar ics, n a rur a l or social s cie n ce, n o r ro include bu s iness co ur ses) . 1 Total ......... . .. ............................................................................ 1 7 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE Years English (lire r a rure, compos iti o n , g r amma r ), o n e yea r of speech/debate st rongl y recommended ......... . .. ....... ..4 M a th ematics di s tribut e d as follows: Alg eb r a .............. .................................................................................................................. 2 Geometry ........................................................... ......................................................... 1 Tri gono m e try a nd Analytical Geometry ................... ...................................... ! Natural sc i e nces (ro includ e 1 unit physics and .............................................. 3 I unit c h e mi stry; also ro include 2 units oflaborarory sc ience) Fo r eign langua ge .... . Social science ................................... .. E l ectives ........ . Total............ .. ................................................................. .. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES E n glis h (lirera rure, composition , g r ammar), .. one year of speec h / d e bate st rong l y recommended Mathemat ics (excl udin g business a nd co n sume r marhemarics) arural science ................................... .. Soc ial sc i e n ce ...................................................... .. For e i g n langu age (all uni ts mu st b e in a sing l e l a n g u age) ... Academic elective .. . 2 2 1 6 Years . .... .4 ..... 3 .. ... .3 . .......... 2 .. .... 3 .. .. I To r a l . . .................. ..................... 16 CU-Denver Catalog 2 003-04 HOW TO APPLY I . Stud ents s hou l d obtain a n application for under gra duate admiss ion from a Col o rado hi g h school couns elor , from rhe CU-D enver Offic e of Admissions, o r at www.cudenveudu. 2. T h e app l ication mu st be compl e t e d an d sent ro rhe Office of Admissions wir h a $4 0 (subject ro c han ge) non-refunda ble fee. For ap pli can t s w h o are g ran red a dmi ssio n but a r e unable to e nr oll for rha r r e rm , the $40 application fee will r e main valid for 12 m onths , provided th e Office of Admissions i s inform e d of the intent ro e nr oll for a l arer rerm. 3. Srudenrs are required ro h ave their high sch oo l send an official tr a n script o f rhe ir hig h sc h ool grades , including class r ank, to rhe Office of Admissions. Official transcripts are rhose sent b y rhe i ssu ing instirurion directly ro: Offi ce of Admissi o ns, Univer s i ty of Col orado a t D e nver, Campu s Bo x 167, P.O. Bo x 173364, Denv e r , co 80217-3364 Hand-carried or faxed copies are not official . 4 . Students w h o did nor graduate from hi g h school are r equired to hav e a copy of rheir G ED rest scores and GED certifi cate se nr dir ectly from the cenif)rin g age n cy ro rhe CU-D e n ver Office of Admissions (see Admissions R eq uir ements for Non -Hig h Schoo l Graduates ). 5. Stud ents a l so a r e r equire d ro r ake e ither cl1e American College Test (ACT) or the Sc hola stic Aptitude Test (SAT) a nd r eq uest that resr sco res be sent ro CU-Denver (ACT co d e 0533 or SAT co de 4875) . H i g h sc h oo l srudems m ay obtain ACT a nd SAT rest d ares and locario n s from their co un selors. Srudents w h o rook one of rhese rests w hil e in high sc hool m ay u se the r est sco res r epone d on their official hi g h sc h oo l transcripts as a n offi cial rest score r e port. Applicants w h o rook o n e of these rests and did nor designate CUD e n ver as rhe r ec ipi ent of the sco res mu s t n or if)r rhe testing agency ro s end scores ro CU-Denver. A R eq ue s t for Additional Score R eport may b e requested from a n y of rhe offices listed below. An1erican College Testing Pro g ram (ACT) P.O. Box 168 Iow a City , I owa 52243 (3 19 ) 337-1 2 7 0 T h e College Board (SAT) P.O. Box6201 Princeton , New Jer sey 08 54 1-6 201 (6 09 ) 77 1 7600 6. Inte rnational s tudenr s mu s r submit proof of profi cie n cy in th e E n glis h l anguage (see Requirement s for Inte rnational Stu d ents). APPLICANTS NOT GRANTED ADMISSION An ap plicant w h o i s nor grante d admiss ion as a n entering freshm a n may wish ro co nsid e r tran sferr ing to rhe university after success ful study elsewhere. The Office of Admissions ur ges s uch swdents ro complete ar l eas t one full semest e r ( 12 1 5 credit hours) of college-leve l co urs ework ar another co lle ge or univer s ity , giving s pecial attention ro co urses rhar will provid e sound aca demi c preparation for future transfer ro CUDenver. These co urses should include any Minimum Academic Pr e paration Standards ( MAPS ) nor m e r in high sc ho o l (see the MAPS requir e m ents). Stud ents who a r e nor admissib l e will be e ncour age d ro participat e in a Redirect Pro g r a m rhar CU-Denver has estab l ished wirh community co lleges. All credentials prese nt e d for admission b eco m e the prope r ty of rhe U niversity of Colorado and mus t r e main on file. Studen ts who knowingly falsify transcripts o r t est scores or who fail to indicate all p1evi ously attended institutions will be denied admission to, or will be disenrolled from, the university.

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New Student Orientation An orientation program for new stu d ents is held at the beginning of the summer, fall, and spring semesters, during the week prior to the first day of classes. Additional orientation sessions for new freshmen are offe r e d i n l ate spri n g a n d through the summer. The ori entati o n program p r ov ides informatio n to new students abour activities a n d ser vices avail ab l e at CU-Denver. I nformation on the r egistration process, parki ng, a nd sec u ring ID cards i s also provided. Academic advising sessions and placement te ring are required for new freshmen and are held before registration for the term. All students s h ould contact their schools and colleges for additional information on a d v i s ing, testing, and s p ec ial ori entation sessions that may be he l d for their programs. Call303-556-6186 or e-mail NSO@cudenver.edu. Admission Requirements for Non-High School Graduates A n i n dividual who has not graduated but has passe d t h e Genera l Educat i o n D evelop ment (GED) test m ay be considered for admission. T h e application for undergraduate admission must be accompanied by a $40 non-refundable application fee and an official transcript showing completed high schoo l courses . An applicant must also submit GED sco res and scores fro m t h e American College Test (ACT) Program. T h e admission decision is based on t h e student's potential for academic success at CU-Denver. Admission Requirements for Transfer Students Applicants are co n s i dered transfer s tudents for admission purposes i f t h ey h ave co m p l ete d college co u rsewo r k s in ce grad u a tin g fro m h ig h school. Applicanrs are not considered transfer students if the only college level classes they have taken were before high school graduation. Any app l icant not e l igible to ret urn to all institutio n s p r eviously atte n ded will be refused admission . To meet the minimum transfer admission standards at CU-Denver, students must meet one of rhe following conditio ns: I . have earned I 2-29 collegiate semester credit hours and have rhe following grade-point average: a . 2.5 G PA (on a 4.0 scale) b. 2.0 GPA if t r a n sfe r r i ng fro m Colorado chool of M i nes, Col orado State Un i versity, Univers i ty of Colorado at Boulder, or University of o lorado ar Colorado Springs 2. h ave earned 30 or more colleg i ate semester hours with a 2 . 0 GPA T r ansfer students are given priority consideration for admi ssion as follows: I . Business School. To be considered for r ran fer admission , students m u st h ave compl eted at least 24 semester hours t hat will app l y to the bachelor of science (business administration) degree. Priority consideration for admission will be granted to transfer applicants wirh a minimu m cumulative overall GPA of3.0 for all work appli cab l e to a B.S. i n b u sine s admi nistration degree, i ncluding a minimum 2.0 GPA in business co u rses. Students may also be admitted if rhey have a 3.0 GPA in the last 24 semester hours of applicable coursework, a 2 . 0 G P A in busi nes courses, and at least a 2.0 overall cumulative GPA in courses appl icable to a B.S. in business admi nistration degree. T r a n sfe r ap pli cants w h o do n or meet either of t h e pr i ority admission standards are pooled and ranked on the basis of their GPA earned in the last 24 emester hours. Pooled applicants are offered admission as space is avai l able, or are referred to the College of Libe ral Asts and Sciences for admissio n cons i deration, where they will be advised as pre-business majors . Applicants with at least a 2.6 GPA in applicab l e coursework in t h e last 24 semester hours will be co n s i dered as s p ace is avai l ab l e . Students with less than a 2.6 G PAin the last 24 semester hours of appl icable cour ework will be referred to the College of Liberal Undergraduate Admissions/ 11 Asts and Sciences for admission consideration , where they will be advised as pre-business majors. 2. CollegeofEngineeringnndAppliedScience. Applicants to the College of Engineering should have at least a 2. 7 5 cumulative grade-point average for all math and science coursework attem p ted, at least 24 hours of college cou r sework includ i ng two semesters each of calculus and phy ics. 3 . College of Liberal Arts and Sciences . Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.0 cumulative college grade-point average for all work attempted. Course work in progre s cannot be used in calculating the cumulative average . 4. College of Arts & Media. Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.0 cu mul ative college grade-poinr average for all work attempted. Course work in progress can nor be used in calculating the cumulative average. Music major applicants ( except those entering the Music Industry Studies program) also must pass an audition. Contact the Department of Music for audition information, 303-556-2727. Important Note: Applicants who do not meet the above grade point average or credit hour requirements will be considered for admission, but on an individual basis. The primary factors used when considering students individually are: • p r o b ability of success i n the academic program to which admission is desi r ed • the quality of prior academic work • age, maturity, and noncollegiate achievements • time elapsed since last attendance at previous colleges HOW TO APPLY I . T h e student should obtain an appl icat i o n for u n dergrad u ate admission from the CU-Denver Office of Admissions or the CU-Denver Web sire. 2. The app l ication form m u s t be completed and returned with the required $40 ( ubject to change) non-refundable application fee. 3. The student is required to have two official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions from each collegiate institution attended. Official transcripts are those sent by the issuing institution directly to: Office of Admissions, University of Colorado ar Denver , Campus Box 16 7 , P.O. Box I 73364, Denver, CO 802 I 7-3364 Hand-carried or faxed copies are not official. If a student is currently enrolled at another institution , an incomplete transcript l i sting all courses except those taken in the final term should be sent. A n o th er transcr i p t must be submitted after completio n of t h e final term. (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be presented in the origi nal l anguage and accompanied by a certified literal Engl i h translat i o n.) Applicants to the Colleges of Asts & Media and Liberal Asts and ciences who have fewer than I 2 semester hour ( 18 quarter hours) of college work completed must also submit a highs hool transcript and ACT o r SAT test scores. Engineering and business applicants with fewer than 24 semester hours also must submit high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. All cre d e nti a l s presente d for admission become the prope r ty of t h e University of Colorado and must remain on file. Students who knowingly falsify transcripts or test scor e s or who fail to indicate all previously attende d institutions will b e deni e d admission to, or will be disenrolled from, th e univer s ity. TRANSFER OF COLLEGE -lEVEL CREDIT Course work taken at any regionally accredited institution of h igher educatio n will be considered for transfer to CU-Denver. Courses are conside r ed for transfer on the basis of having similar content to those offered by CU-Denver. 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12 / Our University. Our Campus education co urses are nor accepte d. Only courses in which a g r a d e of C-or better was earned a r e co n s id e r e d for transfer. o ur ses in which a g r ade of Pass ( P ) was earned a r e co n s id e r e d for tran s f e r onl y i f a gra d e of Pass at the se ndin g ins t i tution i s d e fin e d as a C-or better. Srudents wi s hin g to appeal t ransfer credit deci sio n s should contact their CO Denver acade mi c department. After all officia l transcripts have b ee n r ece i ved an d th e student is admitted as a d eg r ee stu d ent, the Office of Admissio n s will prepare a tr ansfer credit r eport indicat in g w hi c h co urses h ave been accepted in tr a n s f e r b y CU-D e nv er. A co p y of t hi s r e p o rt i s mail e d to th e student as well as to the s tudent' s academ i c d e p artment a t CU-D e nver. Upo n rec eipt of th i s transfer credit report, stud ents shou ld contact their academic department to meet wit h an advisor, who will d ete rmin e how tr a n s f erred c r edit applies to s p ecific CU-D e nver degree requirements. The Office of Admissions co n s id e r s co ur sewo rk for tr a n sfer regardless of th e age of th e academic cre dit. Indi v idual d e p artments , h oweve r , may h ave spec ific g uidelines and poli c ies about age of credit a n d m ake th e fina l d ec i sion a b out applicat i o n of credit toward a degree program. Students are expected to have curre nt working knowledge of prerequisite courses, regardless of when prerequisite co urses wer e t ake n . The Business School ge n e rall y limit s it s tr a n sfe r of bu s iness cou rse c redits to those th a t a r e offe r e d as l ower-div i s i o n co urses a t CU-Denver. S tud ents who have tak e n upper-d i v i sio n business co urses from a n Am erican Assembl y of Colleg i ate c h oo l s of Bu s iness (AACS B ) accre dit e d college of busi ness m ay r eq u e t r ev i ew of th ese co urses for p oss ibl e tran sfer by co nt acting CO-Denver's Business Schoo l adv i sing office. All courses taken in the business a rea of emphasis must be completed at CU-Denver. The College of Enginee rin g and Applie d Sc i ence, in gen e r a l , r eq uires that e n ginee ring co urse tra n sfe r c r e di t must co m e from an Accreditatio n Board for Eng in eer in g and Tec hnol ogy (ABET)-accr e dir e d e n ginee rin g pro gram to be acceptab l e for d eg r ee purposes. E n g ineerin g t echno l ogy cour ses are nor co nsid ered equ ival e nt t o eng in eering co urses. A maximum of7 2 semester hours i s accep t able in transfer to CU-Denver from commu n iry colleges. St ud ents w h o co mpl eted the Col o r a d o Communiry College Core C urri c ulum progra m , and w h ose tran sc ripts co ntain the state m ent "co r e c urriculum co m p l eted," may tran sfer this core c urriculum as a package and receive credit for the l ow er-d i v i s ion component ofCU-Denver's core curric ulum. T h e Bu s iness Sc hool a nd th e College of E n ginee r ing have s p ecific courses requir ed of all st ud ents, that may be taken as part of, or in addition to, th e community college core curricu lum. A Comprehensive Guide to Student Tranifi'rdocume nr containing Col orad o communiry college a dvi s in g p l a n s a nd ad mission informat i o n i s avai l able from the CU-Denver Office of Admission . In addition, a CU-Denver. admissi ons representative keeps regular office h ours at met ropolitan D e n ver area communiry colleges to ass i st st ud ents with p lanning a transfer program. Representatives also visit oth er Colorado communiry colleges. Call the CU-Den ver Transfer Service Coordin ato r a t 303-556-4950 for add itiona l info r mat i o n . OTHER TRANSFER CREDIT C redit grante d thro u gh progran1s l isted below appea r s on th e CO Denve r transcript. The academ i c department determines how this cred it a pplies to degree r equ ir ements. See U S u ccee d , AP, and IB Credit Equivale n cy C h a rt. Advanced Placement Program The Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) allows s tud ents to rake a d va n ce d work w hil e in high schoo l and then be exa min e d for cred it at th e college l evel. Stud ents w h o rak e a d vanced placement co u rses a nd subse qu encly r ece ive cores of 4 o r 5 o n the CEEB Advanced P l ace m ent Examinatio n a r e g e n e rall y g iven college c r edit for l owe r l evel co urses in w hi c h th ey h ave demonstr ate d profi ciency , a nd a r e grante d advance d sta ndin g in CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 those a r eas. T h e College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also grantsAP credit for sco res of3 pl u s a co urse g r ade of A-in t h e correspo nd in g s ubj ect. For more inform atio n , co nta c t yo ur hi g h schoo l co un selo r or th e Offi ce of Admissi o n s a t CU-Denver. College-Level Examination Program Incomin g CU-Denver students may e arn uni versiry credit b y exa min ation in s ubj ec t areas in whic h the y h ave d emonst r a ted college l evel profi ciency . Int e r ested s tud ents are e nc ourage d ro rake appropriate s ubj ec t exami nation s provid e d i n rhe CollegeL evel Exami n a tion Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Exami nation Bo ard resting ser vice. Students who are interested in how CLEP examination c r edit applies ro the CU-Den ver d egree r eq uir ements s hould contac t th eir academic adv i sor. International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Ente rin g stud ents ma y r ece ive college credit from th e Inte rn ational Baccalaureate Diploma Program availa ble at selec t high c hools. The Internati o nal Baccalaureate (I B) program i s a rigorous, pre-universiry co urse of s tud y emphas i zing lib e r a l arts from an int e rn atio nal per spective. In ge n e r a l , tudenrs ma y r ece ive college c r ed it for high erl eve l and standa rdl evel co urse subjects in whic h a minimum exam inat ion sco r e of 4 (o ur of?) i s ac hi eve d. St u dents w ith lB hig h sc h ool c r e di t s hould contac t th e College o f L ib eral Arts a nd Scie nces Advising Office , NC 2024, 3 03-556-2555, for adv i sing on co ur se-specific credit for IB co ur sework. Military Service and Schooling To h ave credi t for educa tional experie n ce ev alu ated, appl icants with military exper i ence sho uld submit the followin g w ith their application: • A co p y of DO Form 214 • DD Form 295, Appl ication for the Eval u ation of Educa tion a l Exp er i ence During Military ervice (USAF personnel may present rwo officia l transcr ipts from th e Communiry College of the Air Force in lie u of DO Form 295) Credit will be awarded as recommended b y t h e Commissio n on the Acc r e ditation of Service Exp eriences of the Ameri ca n Council on Ed u cat ion , to t h e ext ent that th e cred it is applicab l e ro the d eg r ee the student i s seeking a t CU-Den ver. Credit for courses compl e t ed cluough the U.S. Armed Forc e s In stitu t e will be eval u a t e d on t h e sam e basis as tr a n s f e r c r e d it from colleg i ate i n st irution s. Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROT(} S tud e nts enrolle d in Army or Air Force ROTC programs s houl d co n su lt with their college or sc hool regarding th e a ppli catio n of ROTC course c r edit cowar d graduation r eq uir e m ents . T h e College of Lib e ral Arts a nd Sc i e n ces allows a maxi mum of6 semest e r h ours of ROTC c r edit to b e appl ied toward b acca l aureate degr ee r equire ments. The Business Sc h ool stipulates that ROTC co urses m ay be used for c redit onl y for n o n-bu siness elect ive requirements and that no credit rri ay be give n for freshman and so ph omore ROTC co ur ses. Furth e rmore , a maximum of 12 semes t e r hour s may be ap pli e d toward baccala ur ea t e degree r eq uir ements in business, a nd then onl y if th e ROTC pro gram i s co mpl e t e d. Intra-University Transfer CU-D e nver students ma y change colleges or sc ho o l s with in CO Denver provided t h ey are accepte d b y th e college or schoo l to which t h ey wis h to transfer. CU-D e nver lntra-Univers i ryTransfer form s m ay be obtained f rom the Record s Offi ce . Stud ents s hould o bser ve applica tion d ea dline s indi ca t e d i n t h e c urr ent Web Schedule of Courses.

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Decisions on intra-universicy transfers are made b y the college or school to wh i c h the student w i s hes to transfer. St ud ents in Extended Studies programs w i s hin g to e nroll in r egu l ar CU-D enver courses or degree programs should comact the Office of Admissions for a degree application. Readmission Requirements for Former Students CU-Denver srudents who have not r eg i stered and a n e nd ed classes ar CU-D enve r for o n e year or l o n ge r and w h o h ave not a n e nd ed another institution since CU are con s idered returning students and must formally ap pl y for readmission. An additional a ppl ication fee is required only if you a r e c h anging from underg r ad u ate to g radu ate or non-degree to degree status. Appl i cation forms are availab l e at the Offi c e of Adm i ssions and ar www. cudenver. edu. Students who have a nended anoth e r college o r universicy s in ce last atte ndin g the Universicy of Colorado must appl y as transfer students and m eet rhe transfer srudenr deadlines for receipt of documents. This requires payment of the $40 (subject to c han ge) non-refundable applica tion Fee and submission of two officia l transcripts from all colleges and uni vers ities previous l y attended. Tra n sc ript s must be sent directly from the issuing institution to: Offi ce of Admissi o n s Universicy of Colorado ar Denver Campus Box 167, P . 0. Box 173364 D enve r , CO 80217-3364 Students who l ast attended another CU campus must formally apply For r eadmissio n . An application fee is n or required unless you are going From undergrad u ate to g raduate or from n on-degree to degree status. Appl i cation forms are avai labl e From the Office of Ad missions and at www. cudenver. edu. Admission for Non-Degree Students Persons who have reached the age of20 and who want to rake universicy co u r ses, bur do not plan ro wo rk toward a U ni versicy of Col o rado degree, may be ad mined as no n -deg ree students provide d t h ey are eligible ro return to all collegiate institutions previous l y attended. Corr espondence and questions r ega rdin g admission as a non-degree student s hould be direct e d to the Office of Admissions. T h ose seeki n g admission as non-degree students for the purpose of reacher licensure should contact the School of Education, 303-556-2717. Each school/ college limit s th e number of semes ter hours taken as a non-degree tudem that may be transferred to a d egree program. Students considering changing from non-degree to degree starus h ould contacr the school/college to which th ey will be appl y in g (as a deg r ee stu d ent) For info rm atio n about the number of h ours tha t may be taken as a non-degree student. Courses taken for credit a s a non-degree student can be used for t ran s f e r to o th e r ins tituti ons o r for profess i o nal developme nt. Note: Internationa l students are not admitted as non-degree students, except for summer sessions. They must hold a valid student visa. Students with a baccalaureate degree who are not accepted to specific degree pro gra m s ma y enroll For coursewo rk as non-degree st ud ents. T h ey must complete a non-degree applicat ion for admission. Students in a n o n-d egree starus who have a previo u s degree pay graduate tuition rates. To appl y for admission a s a non-degree student, obt ain a Non-Degree Stu dent Applicatio n form from the Office of Admissions. Rerum the co mpl eted appl i catio n b y the deadline for the term desired. A $25 (subj ect to c h a n ge) n o n r efu ndabl e appl ication fee i s r eq uir ed. No a dditi onal credent i als are required . Applicants who seek reacher licensure must appl y separate l y to the Schoo l of Education and submit the requi r ed credenti a ls. Non-degree students are advised that registration for courses is on a space-available basis. Undergraduate Admissions/ 1 3 Continuation as a non-degree s tudem with no prior undergraduate degree is contingent upon maintaining an overall g r ade point ave ra ge of2.0 upon compl etion of 1 2 or m ore se m este r h o urs. on-degree srudents may appl y for admissio n to an undergraduate degree program by following the instructions oudined on the application for degree admi ssio n form. T h ey s houl d contact th e ir academ i c a d v i sor regarding t h e process of transferring credit !Tom n o n -degree to degree s t a tus. Admission for Students Seeking a Second Undergraduate Degree Students who already hold a bachelor ' s deg ree may appl y for admissi o n to a program in which they can earn a second underg raduate degree. Applicants for a seco nd undergraduate degree mus r meet CU-D e nver admissio n s s tandards. These students may appl y ro the College of Arrs & Media, College of Engineering and Applie d Science, or the College of Liberal Arts a nd Sciences. Persons who a lr eady hold a n undergr adua t e degree in a n y di scip lin e ge n eral l y may not appl y for a second underg r ad uate degree in business . Rather , t h ey should appl y to a graduate M.B.A. or M.S. business program. Contact the Gradu ate School of Business at 303-556-5900. Ed u cat ion i s a g r ad u ate program. I nterested stu dents s h o uld contact the School of Education office for information, 303-556-271 7 . HOW T O APPLY I. Obtain a n appl icatio n for undergraduate admission from th e Office of Admissions or a t www.mdenver.edu. 2. Compl ete the application a nd send it to the Office of Ad mission s wit h a $40 (subject to change) non-refundable applicatio n fee. 3. Have two official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissio n s f rom eac h collegiate institu tion attended. Offic i a l transcripts a r e th ose ent by rhe issuing institution directly to: Office of Admissions Un iversicy of Colorado at Denver Campu s Box 167 , P.O. Box 173364 Denver, CO 80217-3364 Hand-carried or foxed copies are not official . Transcr i pts from the inst iru tion where rhe first unde r graduate d egree was earned must have final grades posted for the semester that the student graduated and have the official notation of the degree awarded. All cre d e nti a l s presented for admission become the pro percy of th e Univers icy of Colorado and must remain on file. Students w h o do n or declare all previousl y attended institutions are subject to disc iplin a r y act i o n a nd/or dismissal. Students who knowingly falsify transcripts or test scores will b e denied admis si on to, or will be disenrolled from, t h e university. High School Concurrent Enrollment High school juniors and seniors with demonstrated academ i c abi lities may be admitted to CU-Denver with spec i a l appr ova l for one term only. This appr oval may be renewed. Credit for co u rses taken may s ubsequently be applied toward a universicy degree program. For more information a nd application instr u ctions , contacr the CU-Denver Office of Admissi o ns, 303-556-2873. Admission Requirements for International Students The Universicy of Col ora d o ar Denver e n courages ime rnationa l smdents to apply For admission to undergraduate and graduate pro g r ams. All international applicants must submit a Formal application a nd pay the non-refundab l e inte rn atio n a l applicat ion fee of$75. Undergraduate. Admissio n requirements For CU-Denver's schoo l s and colleges vary, and international smdents seeking admission must meet the requirements of the program to w hi c h they a r e appl y ing. 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14 / Our University, Our Campus Language (TOEFL) score of525 (or 197 on the computer-based test). Pro spective s tud ents should request an International Student Application pack et from the Office of Inte rnational Education. Requir e m ents for each CU-Denver college and schoo l can be found in this cata l og. For best processing, all information should be sent a t l east five months before the semester in which you w i sh ro enroll. For unde r g r a d uat e applicatio n m aterials, have materials sent by rhe followin g dates: Summer Fall Spring Desired Final January 15 May 3 Maoch15 July22 August 15 December 1 Graduate. Inte rn a tional st udents who wish to pursue graduate s tud y at CU-Denver must have earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree, or irs equivalent , and must fulfill all other requirements of the g r aduate D ean: Ma.rk Gelernrer Office: CU-Denver Building, Room 700 Tel ephone: 303-556-2550 For specific informacion and degree requirements for graduate study, r efer to rhe department/program descriptions in the schoo l s and colleges sections of this cata l og. Information About the Graduate School Quality grad uate programs are synonymous with rhe University of Colorado. Profe sors are actively involved in research and creative activity and, as reachers and scholars, contin u e to study and abso rb new data , ideas, and techniques, eventually bringing these experiences ro rhe classroom. Graduate students at CU-Denver gain nor on l y from interact i ons w ith rhe graduate facu lty, bur also from other students. CU-D enver's grad u a te students bring practical experie n ce gained in the Denver com muni ty to rhe classroom, and they are ready ro relate the realities of practice ro the models presented. The CU-D enve r Grad u ate Sc ho o l includes the follow i n g colleges and sc h ools: College of A.rchirecrure and Planning College of Arts & Media Business Schoo l College of Engineering and Applied Science College of Liberal Arts and Sc i ences School of Education Graduate School of Public Affairs Degrees Offered The following g r aduate programs are authorized for co mpl etion throu gh the Graduate School at CU-Denver: Master of Arts (M.A . ) Anthropology Biolo gy Communication Economics English Hi story Political Science P sychology Sociology CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 program to which t he y are app lying. In a ddition , all international st ud ents whose first langu age is nor English are r e quired to hav e a minim u m Test of E nglish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (or 1 73 on the computer-based rest) befor e CU-Denver will process the app l ication for adm i ssion. However, man y departments r eq uir e a TOEFL score higher than 500 when g ranting admission to a graduate program. Applications are availab l e from th e Office oflnrernational Ed ucat ion. These ap plic at ion s h o uld b e received six months prior to the term for which the s tud ent is applying for priority co n s ideration . Note : Except for summer sess ions, international students mu st be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. The uni versity provides E n g lish as a Second Language (ES L ) assistanc e throu g h the Academic English Program (AEP) a r t h e American Language Center. For information , contact the ce nter at 303-556-6207. Master of Arts (M.A. Ed u cation) Adm ini stration, Supervision, a nd Curriculum D evelopment Counseli n g Psycho l ogy and Counselor Education Curri c ulum and In s tru ctio n Early Childhood Education Educational Psychology Inform ation and Learning Technologies Special Educatio n Master of Science (M. S.) Accounting Applied Mathematics Chemi stry C i vil E n gineering Computer Science E l ectrical Enginee rin g Environmental Sciences Finance Information Syste m s Managemem and Organization Marketing Mec h a ni cal Engineering Recording Arts Technical Communication Maste r of Architecture (M .Arc h. ) Master of Inte grate d Science (M. l. S.) Master of Science International Business Maste r of Criminal Justice (M.C.J. ) Master of Enginee ring (M .E n g.) Mas t e r of Science in Health Adm inistr ation (M.S.) Execut ive Option Master of Humanities (M.H.) Master of Land scape Architecture (M.L.A.) Master of Publi c Admi ni strat ion (M.P.A.) Master of Publi c Ad mini st ration (M.P.A.) Executive Option Maste r of Social cie nce (M.S .. ) Master of Urban and Region a l Planning ( M .U.R.P.) MasterofUrban Design (M.U.D. )

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Special ist in Education (Ed.S . ) Admini stration, Supervisio n , C urri c ulum D evelopme nt School P syc h o l ogy Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph .D. ) Applied Mathematics Civi l Engi neerin g Computer Scie n ce and Information System s Des i gn and Plan nin g Edu ca tional L ea d e rship a nd Innovat i o n Health and Behavio r a l Sc i e n ces Publi c Ad ministr atio n Requirements for Admission ore that th e following are minimum requirements. School and college regulations, if m o r e s trin gent, rake pre ce d ence over rhe minimum g uid elines as set forth b y rhe Grad u ate School. REGUlAR DEGREE STUDENTS Qua lifi ed s rud e nr s are admitt e d to r eg ular d eg r ee s r atus b y the a ppropri a t e department. In addition to d epartme ntal approval, applicants for admission as r egula r degre e students must: l. Pr ese nr a co mbin ation of the following: a cumulative unde rgr a du a te grade point ave r age ( GPA ) of2.5 or b errer on a sca l e w h ere A is e qu a l ro 4.0, s tand a rdi zed exam in a tion s, prior professional experience, portfolios , or o th e r indi cators. 2. Meet the specific requirements as establis h ed by th e program faculty. PROVISIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS Appl icants who do not meet rhe r equirements for admission as a r egu l a r d egree s tud ent may be co n s id e r e d for admission to a master ' s program as a prov i s ional d eg ree stud e m up o n rhe r ecommendation of the pro g ram faculty. Pr ogr a ms ma y admit students under a provisiona . l ag r ee m enr subje c t to the following r eq uir e m enrs: l. The term of the pro v i s i onal p e riod s hall n or excee d rwo yea rs. 2 . The s tud e n t mu s t compl ete eac h sem este r ' s co ursework w ith a GPA of3. 0 or higher o n all work rake n (whether applie d ro the mast er ' s degree o r n ot). 3 . The provisiona l ag r eement s hould clear l y sta r e a n y add iti onal program r eq uir e m ents . Failur e to m eet th e co nditi o n s of th e provisional ag r ee m ent will be ca use for s u s pen s ion . APPLICATION PROCEDURES Graduate stude m s who exp ec t to s tud y at CU-D e nv e r s hould co nr acr the Office of Admis i ons co n ce rnin g procedures for forwarding co mpl e t ed applications. Once a s tud ent has d ecided ro a ppl y for a gradua t e pro gram, a completed appli ca tion mus t be submitte d b efore the d eadline dare. Conr ac r th e specific progr am of sr ud y for d ead lin e d a res. An a ppli canr for ad missi o n mus t pre sent: 1. P a rt s I and II of th e CUDenver Graduate Sc hool Applic a tion form , includin g th e Tuition Classific a tion form , which ma y b e obtained from the departmental program coo rdinator . 2 . Two official tr a nscript s for all aca demi c work in colleges a nd uni vers ities co mple r ed ro d a re. 3 . Three l etters of r eference . Have n o min ators includ e ap plicant' s n ame a nd soc i a l secur ity number in th e ir l ette r of r efe r e n ce . 4 . A nonrefundabl e application fee (c h ec k or m o ney order) of $5 0 ( inr ernarional student applicat ion fee i s $60). No appli c ation will be processed until this fie is paid. 5. An y other mate rial r equire d specifically b y th e program faculty . This ma y includ e sco res from th e Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or oth er exami n ation. C h eck with pro g ram coordina t o r s in the d e p artments for additiona l information that ma y b e requir e d. Graduate School/ 15 When a prospective degree stu dent applies for admiss ion, the chair p e r son or a s tud ent ad missi o n s committee of th e department will d ecide w h e th e r th e applicant s hall b e admitted an d m ake rhar decision known ro the Office of Admissions. C h eck with th e program ro determine the deadline for submittin g th e a ppli cat ion and a ppli ca tion fee. Students w h o wish to app l y for a gr aduate stude n t award (e.g., f ellow s hip , scho l a r s hip , assistan t ship) should contact their departmenr b efore rhe a pplication d ea dlin e dare for information , s in ce deadlin e s a r e u s uall y earlie r for a id r eq uest s . Readmission/Changing P r ograms Former an d c u r r ent students w h o w i h to b e readmitted or c h a n ge from one d eg r ee program ro another musr meet the requirements of the new degree program and provide all item s required of students app l ying t o th e Graduate Sc hool ar CU-D e nver for the fir t rime. These a ppli cants , h oweve r , m ay p etition the program ro which rhey were initially admitted ro secure a release of tran sc ript s and letters of recommendation su ppli ed a r rh e rime of th e ir initial a ppli cation. Transferring Students tr ansferring from a n o th er CU campus to CU-Denver mu st a ppl y a nd b e accepted to t h e n ew campus. Doctor a l Application A stu d ent who has completed a master ' s program ar CU-Den ver mus t r esubmit P arrs I and II of rhe graduat e a ppl i cat ion for acceptance into rhe d octo r a l pro gram. Non-Degre e Students A sr ud e nr who wishes to rak e graduate co ur es, bur i s nor interested in ea rnin g a s p ecific a dvan ce d d eg r ee , m ay apply as a non d egree stude nt. Contact th e Office of Admissions ar 303-556-2 7 04 for further information. Non-degr ee students will be allowed to register onl y on the campu s to which they have been admitted. ond egree students w h o l ate r desire to pursue a g r ad u a te degree program ar thi s uni vers i ty are encouraged to submir the comple r e graduar e applicat ion and supporti n g c r ede nti a l s to rheir department as soo n as p ossib l e . Note rhat the g r a d e poinr average (GPA) for courses taken as a non-d eg r ee s rudent i s calculated s eparately , a nd i s nor incorporated in rhe o fficial g r ad u a te GPA. A d epartment may recomm e nd the transfer of as m a n y as 9 cre dir hour s toward rhe requir e m ents of a master ' s degree for courses raken e irh e r as a srude nr a r a n o th er recognized graduate school, as a non-degree s rud enr a r the Un i versity of Col o r ado , o r a combination. A g r a d e of B-or berter mu s r be earned. A I 0 -year rime limit is in effect. International Applicants Pr os p ec tiv e inrernariona l students shou ld co nt act th e Office of lnre rn ario nal Ed u cation for s ubmi s s ion deadlines. The applicatio n p acke r s h o uld include: • $75 f ee • TOEFL scores • financial documentarian • G raduat e R eco rd Exa mination sco res • official English rranslarion of all school r ecords • oth er documents as noted in rhe prev i o u s section on a ppli cation pro cedures Acceptabl e TOEFL Scores: The TOEFL i s the Te s t of E n glis h as a Foreig n L a ngu age. [fa s rud e nr ' s n ariv e l a nguage i s nor Englis h , or the s tud ent ha s nor attende d a Briti sh o r America n university for a r l eas t one yea r a nd achieved satis f actory g r ades , then he/ s h e mus r rak e the TOEFL. All programs w ithin arts and sc i e n ces, educatio n , a nd d ocroral pro gra m s require a minimum sco r e o f 500 for regular a dmission. before CU-D enve r CU-Denver Catalog 2 003-04

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16/ Our University, Our Campus will process rhe application for admission. H oweve r , m a n y deparrmenrs r equire a TOEFL score higher than 5 00 when g r a nrin g admission ro a graduate program. The univers iry pr ovides an Inr e n s ive E n glish Pr og ram for inr erna rional s rudenrs pr e p a rin g to pass th e TOEFL, thro u gh rh e American Lan g u age Center. See S p ec i a l Prog r am s and F ac i l ities in th e General Information sectio n for a co mplet e d esc ripti o n . Graduate Qualifying E x aminations Ar rhe opti o n of any dep a rrmenr , the Gradu a te Record Exa min atio n (GRE ) may be r e quir ed of applicants for admi s i on to th e g r aduate pro gram or for assi sta nt s hip s prior to d ete rminin g s rudenr s r a rus. Students who a r e a ppl ying for assi s r a nr s hip s f o r the f all sem ester s h o uld rake the GRE no Iacer than the D ecember restin g d are so thar their scores will b e avai l ab l e to the selec tion co mmirree . Six weeks s h ould b e al l owed for GRE sc ores to b e received b y the d e partment. Information r ega rd ing th ese examinations m ay b e obtained from the Asses s menr Cente r , 303-556-3677. Stud ents ma y also co nr ac r rhe Educational Testing Se r v i ce ar 609771-7 6 7 0 , v i a the web at www .gre.org, o r by w ritin g to GRE-ETS , P.O. B ox 6000, Princet on, NJ 0 854 I -6000. Orher tests m ay be required b y th e sc h oo l or co llege . Studenrs e nr e r ing profe s ion a l sc h ools a nd special program s m ay obtain inform a tion on rhe Graduate Managemenr Admissions Tesr (GMAT), Miller Anal ogies Test (MAT), Doppler, and Law School Admissi ons Test (LSAT) from the co lleg e or schoo l r e quiring r h e resr. New S tudent Orientation fu1 orienrario n progr am for new students i s held a r th e b eginning of the fall and spri n g semesters, during the week prior to rhe fir s t d ay of classes. T he orienta tion program pro vides information to n ew students about activ ities a nd se r v ices ava ilabl e ar CU-Denver. Information o n the regist r ation process, parking , and sec uring ID cards i s also pro vided. Academic advis in g sessions are held before reg i strat ion for the term . Stud enrs s hould contact their sc hoo l s and colleges for add iti onal infor mati on o n a dvi sing, as well as s pecial orie ntation session s t h at m ay b e held for their pr og rams. Registration On the regular r egistration d ays of each se mest er, s rud e nr s who have be e n admitted to a g radu ate progr a m a r e r e quir e d to co mpl e t e appropri ate r eg i st ration procedures. Stud e nts sho uld regist e r for classes the se m ester they a r e accepted as graduate s rudenrs. I f unab l e to attend th a t semest e r , they mu s t notify the Offi ce of Admissi o n s and R eco rds, in addition to th e d e parrmenr that has accepted th e m. CHANGES IN REGISTRATION A student who w i s hes to drop a co ur se s h o uld follow th e s t andard drop/add procedure. Afte r the I Oth week of cla sses, graduate s tud ents ma y n o r drop or add a course without pre se nrin g a letter to th e dean of rhe appropriate sc h oo l or college, s t a ting th e except i o nal c ir cumstances that ju stify th e c h ange . This l etter, e nd orsed b y rhe i n s tru cto r of the co ur se, must accompa n y rhe properl y s igned a nd co mpl e t e d drop /add form. WITHDRAWAL Graduate s tudents who desire to w i thdsaw fro m the un iver s iry mu s t a ppl y ro the dean o f th eir sc hool or college for permission to w ithds aw in good s tanding. A student who discontinues attendance in a course with out official withdrawal will be marked as havingfailed the course. After the I Oth week of the class, the student must have the associate dean's signature to drop a course. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Tuition and Fees For inform a tion , see Tuition and Fees sec tion of thi s ca talog. Financial Aid for Graduate Study COLORADO GRADUATE GRANT The Col orado Graduate Granr i s admini stered b y th e Office of Fin a n cial Aid. Compe tition for these funds i s b ase d on demonstrated need and i s open to g radu ate stud ent who are resident s of the state of Colorado. Appli ca tions a r e availa bl e from rhe Office of Fin a ncial Aid, 3 03-556-2886. COLORADO GRADUATE MERIT AWARDS o l o r ado Graduate Fellow s hip s a r e awar d e d primaril y ro enterin g a nd co nrinuin g regular d eg r ee do c t o r a l s rudenr s . These are awa rd ed to enre rin g students o n the basi s o f aca d e mi c promise and to continuing sr udenr s on th e ba s i s of academ i c s u ccess . Contact the d e p artment for info rm a cion about this fellowship. GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING APPOINTMENTS Many d e p artments employ graduate s tudents as parr-rime instru ctors or r eac hing assistants. The instructorship i s rese rved f o r those adv a n ced g radu a t e students already possessin g an app ropri ate master's degre e who may b e independend y respon s ib l e for the conduc t of a sec tion o r course. Contac t th e dep artment for further information . RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS R esea r c h activities pro vide opportunities for gradua t e students ro ob tain parr-tim e work as resea r c h assi s t ants in m a n y dep a rtments. Conr a cr the dep artment for furthe r informa tion. LOAN FUNDS Graduate studenrs wis h ing to appl y for lon gt e rm l o ans a n d for parr tim e job s throug h rh e coll ege work-study program hould submit a n ap plication for financial aid to th e Offi ce ofFinancial Aid by March 1. Shorr-rerm loan ass i s tance i s av ailable ro students who h ave compl eted o n e o r more semesters in residence. Shorr-rerm l oans are d es igned to s upplement in adeq u a te p erso nal funds and to pr ovide for e m e rg e n cies. Ap pli ca tion s hould be m a d e direcdy to rhe Srudenr Service Center, C lOOI. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES T h e univer s iry mainrains an empl o y menr se rvice to help st ud ents obtain parr-rim e wo rk , e ith e r through co nventional e mplo yment or throug h d1e coll ege work-study pro g ram . Students employed by the un i ver s iry are hired so l ely on the bas i s of merit and fitn ess, a polic y that avoids favor or discrimin a tion b ecause of race , co lor , creed, sex, age, h a ndic a p , o r n a tional origin. tudenrs are also r e ferred to pro s p ec tive employers in acco rdance with thi s policy . Requirements for Advanced Degrees QUALITY OF GRADUATE WORK A s tud ent i s expected to m a int a in a t l eas t an overall3.0 ave rage in all wo rk attempted while enrolle d in a graduate program. For all graduate d egrees, a g r a de below Cis unsatisfactor y and will nor be counted toward the minimum r e quir ements for the se d eg r ees . CREDIT BY TRANSFER A limited amount ofhig h-qualiry resident graduate wo rk done in a recognized graduate sc h oo l e l sew her e w ithin the rime allowed ma y b e

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accepted, pro v id e d it is recomme nd e d by the departm ent co ncern ed a nd ap pro ved b y th e school or college dean. The maximum amount of work that ma y b e tr a n sfe rred to this univers i ty i s 9 semester h ours or 30% of the number of cred it s required for the degree, whichever is higher for ma s ter's deg r ees, a nd 18 hours for performance and Ph. D. degrees. The school o r college shall determine i f graduate classes taken by a n undergraduate can b e tr ansferred to a graduate program . They shall also determine i f courses tak en in the Un i versity of Colorado system are cons ider ed resident or tran sfe r courses. Cour ses tak e n as pa ss/fail or satisfacto r y/ unsatisfacto r y will not b e transferr ed . In addi tion , a grade of B-o r above must be earned for a course to be transferred. Courses over I 0 years old will not be trans ferred. USE OF ENGLISH A student who i s noti ceab l y deficient in t h e use of sta nd ard Englis h in all oral and written work may not obtai n an advanced degree from the University of Col o rado. Ability to use the lan guage with prec ision a nd distinction hould b e c ulti vated as a n attainment of major importance. The uni versity reserves the right to test English proficiency for nonnative s peak e r s of E ngli s h to confirm and validate suffic i ency for credit b ea rin g coursework and d eg r ee program s . Each department will judge the qualifi cat ion s of it s advanced students in the u se of English. Rep o rt s, exami n at i o n s , and speec h will be cons id ered in estim ating the candidate' s proficiency. GRADUATE APPEALS The Graduate Council shall review grieva n ces related to procedural issues rhar ca n nor be r esolved at rhe sc hool or college level. Appeals of grade or other academic i ssues a r e conducted accordi n g to rhe proce dures of th e sc hool s and colleges, with final resolution residin g w ith rh e dean of rh e college/sc ho ol. Master's Degree A student r eg ularl y admitted to a graduate program and l ater accepted as a candidate for the master of arts, master of sc i ence , or other mast e r's degrees will be recommended for the degree onl y after certain requir e m ents h ave been met. The requirements stated below are minimum requirements; addi tional conditions ma y be set by the indi vid ual programs. Students planning to graduate sho uld asce rt a in c urrenr deadlines w i th their graduate progr am. It is the graduate stude nr's and the department's r esponsibility to see that all r equire m ents a nd d ea dlines are met (i.e., c han g in g oflW g r ades , notification of final examinations , etc.). Departments or program committees may have dead lines thar must be m et by the graduate students in that department o r progran1. It is the student's r espo n s ibility to ascerta in and m eet these r eq uirem ents . MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS The minimum requirements of graduate work for a master's degree m ay be fulfilled by completing a minimum of30 semester c r edits, of which no m ore than 9 m ay be thesis or independent study hours. A course mark below Cis unsatisfactory and will not count toward th e minimum requirements for a mast er's degree. A s t udenr on probation i s n or elig ibl e to be awarde d a d eg ree until h e or s h e i s removed from prob atio n . Program requirements may be more stringent rhan these minimum requir ements, in which case program requirements supercede the requirem ents of t h e Graduate School. Graduate School/ 1 7 LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS Candidates must h ave s u c h know l edge of a n c i ent a nd/or modern l anguages as eac h department r eq uires. See specific departmental requirements. GRADUATE CREDIT Graduate c redit is given for courses that are listed at rhe 5000 level or above, a nd th a t a r e offered b y professors who ar e m embe r s of the gradu ate faculty. Courses a r rh e 4000 l eve l ma y be co un ted for g raduate c r edit, but a minimum of 18 semeste r hours must be t a ken a t rhe 5000 lev el. o course below rhe 4000 l eve l may be counted for graduate c r e dit. Departmental approval must be obtained for th e courses taken b y a tudent to count toward rhe degree plan. Students are adv i sed rhar nor all courses listed in this cata log are available ar a n y one time. Some are given in alternate yea rs, and rhis should be conside r ed when develop in g d eg r ee plans . ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY A student who wishes to become a candid a te for a master's degree must file a completed Application for Admission to Candida cy in rhe Graduate Sc h ool or in rh e student's g r aduate program by rh e appropri ate deadl in e for g radu a ting that semest er. The application must be signed by rhe student's a d v isor and the pro granl c hair or director , ce rti fying rhat the student's work is sati sfac tory and thar rhe program outli ned in rhe applica tion meers rh e r eq uirements ser for the st ud ent. MASTER' S THESIS CREDIT Every g r aduate student working toward a mast e r's degree who expects to present a thesis in partial fulfi llment of rhe r equirements for rh e degree mus t register for thesis credit wirh a maximum of9 se mester hours. T h e final grade will b e withheld until the thesis is completed . If rhe rhesis i s not compl e t ed a t th e e nd of rhe term in w hi ch the student is so reg i s tered , a n i n Progress (JP) will be reponed. THESIS REQUIREMENTS A rhesis may be of a research, expository, critical, or creative type. Every thesis presenred in partial fulfillment of the r equirements for an advance d degree must: l. deal w ith a definite topic related to the major field 2. be ba se d upon indep e nd ent s rud y and in vestigation 3. represent rhe equivalent of no m ore rha n 9 sem ester hours of work 4. receive th e approval of the m ajo r d epa rtm ent 5. be essentia.lly compl ete ar th e rime rhe comprehensive final exami nation is given 6 . co mpl y in mechanical fearures with specificat ions o utlined in Directions for Preparing Master's and Doctoral Theses, whic h i s obtainab l e from the Gradua te Sc hool office, a nd h ave r ece i ved the s i s for mar approval All theses must be approved and signed b y rh e thesis advisor and other committee members. Three co pies of rh e final thesis musr be s ubmitted to th e Graduate School by the spec ified dea dline. The thesi s binding fee mu t be paid b y c heck when the thesi s is submitte d ro th e Graduate School. Approved th eses a r e kept on file in th e Auraria Library a nd in r h e student' s department. TIME LIMIT Mas t er ' s degree students have seven yea r s from the date of rhe sta rt of coursework to complete all degree requirements. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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1 8 I Our University. Our Campus Doctor of Philosophy The d ocro r o f phil oso ph y (Ph.D.) d eg r ee i s th e hi g hest a ca d e mic d eg r ee co nferr e d b y rh e univer s ity . To r a r e th e r eq uir e m ents for rh e d eg r ee i n te rm s of c r e d it ho urs wo uld b e mi s l eading , b eca use th e deg r ee i s n o r co nferr e d m erely u p o n rhe sarisfacro r y co m p l et i o n o f a co urse o f s rud y , h oweve r faith f ull y p ur s u e d . St u dents w h o r ece ive th i s d eg r ee mu s t d e m o n s trat e th a t th ey are profi cient in so m e bro a d s ub jec t of l ea rnin g a nd th a t th ey ca n c riti cally e v alu a t e wo rk in thi s fie ld . Furth e rm o re, they mu s t h ave s hown th e abiliry ro work ind e p e nd e ntl y in th e ir c h ose n field and mu s t h ave m a d e a n orig inal contributi o n of sign i fica n ce ro rhe a d va n cement of know l e d ge. The techn i ca l r eq uirements s t a r e d b elow a r e minimal r equire m ents for all candida tes for rhe d egree ; a dditi o n a l co ndi tio n s set b y th e d e p art m e nt s will b e found in th e a n no un ce m ents of sep a r a t e departm ents . Any d e p artment m ay malke a d d iti o n a l r egulatio n s co n s i ste n t wicl1 th ese ge n e r a l rules. S tudies l ead in g to rh e P h . D . d eg ree mus t be c h o e n so as t o contribute to s p ec i a l compe t e n ce a nd a hig h o rd e r of sch o l a r s hip in a b roa d field of kn owledge. A field of srudy c h ose n by rhe s tud ent m ay b e i n one d e p a rtment o r i t m ay incl ud e two o r more closely rela t e d d e p artments. The c r i t e r io n as ro w hat co n rirutes a n acceptable field of s tud y s h all b e cl1a t rhe s tud ent's wo r k mu t contribute to an o r ganized pro g r a m of study and r esea r c h w ith out r egard to th e o rganizatio n o f aca d e mi c d e p a rtments wicl1in rhe u nive r s ity. MINIMUM COURSE/DISSERTATION REQUIREMENTS A mi nimum of30 se mest e r h o ur s o f g r a du a t e co urses and 3 0 semes t e r hours of disserta tion c red i t a r e r equire d f o r rhe Ph.D. d eg r ee. Course U!Ork R e q u irement. A minimum o f 3 0 se mest e r h o ur s of courses numbe r e d 5 000 o r above i s r equire d f o r t h e d eg r ee, bur t h e number of h o ur s ofform a l co urses will o rdin a ril y excee d thi s minimum. D i sserta tion Hours Requirement. To co mpl ete rhe require m ents for rhe Ph . D . , a student mus t co m p l ete a total of a t l east 30 h o ur s of d octora l dissertatio n c r edit, w ith n o r m o r e th a n I 0 o f rhese c r edit h o ur s t ake n duri n g a n y sing l e s emest er. A m i n imum of5 di sse rt a tion hours mus t b e r eg i s t e r e d f o r eac h fall an d s prin g semest e r follo win g s uccessful co m p leti o n of th e colloquium or compre h e n s i ve exa min atio n . D i sse rt atio n c r edit does nor app l y rowar d the m i n imum 30 h o ur s of require d coursework s p ecifie d a b ove . Cou rse wo rk a nd work o n th e dissert atio n m ay p r ocee d co n c urr e ntl y throu g h out r h e d ocro r a l prog r a m . RESIDENCE The student mwt be properly registered to earn residence credit. T h e minim a l reside nce r e qu ireme n t s hall be th ree semest e r s of sc h o l ar l y wo rk. EXAMINATIONS E ac h Ph . D . pro g ram w ill r equire at l eas t compre h e n s i v e a nd fin a l examin atio ns. N otic e of all examinatio n s mus t b e fil e d w ith rhe d ea n of rhe G r aduate c hool ar l eas t tw o weeks pri o r to admini s tr a t io n . COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION The s tu dent mus t p ass a compre h e n s ive ex aminati o n in r h e field of concentra t io n and r e l a t e d fields. This exa min atio n may b e o r a l , wrirren , or b ocl1, and w ill rest th e s tud ent's mast e r y o f a broa d field of kn ow l e dge, no r m e r ely t h e formal c o ur sewo rk co mpl e t e d . The exa min a tion sh all be co ndu c t e d by a n exa minin g board. T h e bo ard s h all cons i s t of rh e adv i sory co mmirr ee a nd a dditi o n a l m embers as n ecessary to ror a l a minimum offour m e mb e r s of rhe g r adua t e facu lry, o ne o f w h o m i s outs id e rh e pri m a r y d e p a rtm e nt. CU-Denver CataLog 2003 04 CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOITORAL CANDIDATES Foll o win g s u ccessful completio n o f cl1e compre h e n s ive ex aminati o n , s rud e nr s mus t reg i ste r continuo u s l y . These s rud e nrs w ill r eg i s t e r for a n d be c h a rged for a minimum of 5 h o ur s of di sse rt a t io n credit ea ch fall and s prin g e m e s ter. A maximum o f 10 h o ur s of di sse rt atio n c r edit m ay be r eg i s t e r e d for in any o n e semest e r . ontinuo u s r eg i stratio n during rhe aca d e mi c yea r will be r equire d until co mpleti o n of t h e d i s e rr atio n defe n se (excl u d in g summe r). Iris exp ec t e d th a t th e s rud enr a nd advi sor will con ulr eac h semest e r as to rhe numbe r of hour f o r whim cl1e s tud e nt will r eg i s t e r , co n s i s t ent w ith rhe classifica tion i d e ntifi e d a bov e . DISSERTATION REQUIREMENTS A di sse rt ation b ase d upon orig in a l investigatio n , s h ow in g m ature sch o l a r ship, c riti cal judg m e nr , and f a mili a rity wirh th e roo l s an d m e th o d s o f r esea r c h mus t b e w ritt e n up o n a s ub jec t appro ve d b y th e student' s m a j o r d e p a r t m e nt. T o b e acceptable, t hi s di s s e r tation s h o uld b e a wo rth w hil e co ntribution to kn ow l e d ge i n rhe student's s p e cial field . In mech anical features, a ll dissertatio n s mus t co mpl y w ith rhe s p ecificatio n s as o utlin e d in rh e Directions for Preparing Master's and DoctoraL Theses, whic h may b e obta i ne d fro m rhe Grad ua t e S c ho o l office. T h e final draft mu s t b e r ev i ewe d and approv e d f o r format b y rhe Gra du a t e Sc h oo l prio r to final copies being m a d e . Three f o rmall y a pproved and s i g n e d , rypewrirr e n copies of rhe dissert ation (incl udin g abstrac t ), plu one a dditi o nal co p y o f th e rid e page an d a b s tr act m u s t b e file d in th e G r adua t e c hool office . The t hesi s binding fee a nd mi cro film fee mus t b e paid b y check w h e n t h e di sse rt atio n i s s ubmirr e d to rhe Gradua te S c ho o l office. The a bstr act , nor to excee d 350 wo rds, will b e p ubli s h e d in Di ssert a tion Abstracts InternationaL. T h e d e t e rmin a tion of w h a t cons titutes a n a d e qu a t e a b s tr ac t s h all rest w ith rhe m ajor d e partm ent. All dissertat i o n s mus t b e s i g n e d b y n o f e w e r th a n four m embe r s w h o are r eg u l arly e n gage d in g r adua t e in s tru ctio n a nd a r e m embe r s of rh e gradua t e faculry. All approve d dissertatio n s a r e k ept o n file in th e A ur ar i a Lib r a ry . One copy i s d e po ir e d in th e r e f e r e nc e sec tion and th e othe r in r h e arc hi ves sec tion o f t h e libr ary. The th ird copy i s sent to rh e s tud ent' s d e p artm ent. W h e n rhe d isserta tion i s submitte d to rh e Gradua t e School offi ce, th e candid a t e mu r s i g n an ag r ee m ent wi th U niver s ity M i cro film s lnre rn a r i o n a l to all ow f o r publicatio n in Dissertation Abstracts InternationaL an d to g r ant U n iver s ity Microfi lm s Inte rn atio nal th e right to reprodu ce and sell (a) co pies of th e m anuscript in m icro form and/or (b) co pie of t h e manusc ript m a d e fro m microform . T h e author r e t a in s al l rights r o publi s h a nd /or s ell th e di sserta tion b y a n y m ea ns a t an y rim e except b y r eproductio n from n ega tiv e mi c roform. FINAL EXAMINATION/DEFENSE Aft e r r h e dissert atio n ha s b ee n accepte d , a final exa m i n a tion of th e di sse rt a t ion and r e l ated topics will b e conduct ed . This exa mination will b e w h olly or p a rti ally oral , rhe ora l portion being ope n to a nyone. The ex amin atio n will b e co ndu c t e d b y a committee co n sis tin g o f a t least four membe r s of th e g r a du a t e faculry, o n e of whom mu s r be fro m ours id e rhe student' s d e p ar tm e nt. otice of all examinatio n s mus t b e fil e d wirh rhe d ean of rhe G r adua t e Sc hool a t l eas t tw o weeks pri o r ro adminis tr a t io n. TIME LIMIT An e i ght-yea r maximum limi t i s in effect for d oc t o ral s tudies.

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial A i d I 1 9 TUITION AND FEES All tuitio n and f e e cha r ges a r e establish e d b y the board o f r egents, the g o verning b o d y o f rh e Univers ity o f Col o r ado, in accord a n ce with l e gi s l a ti o n e n acte d annually b y the Col o r a d o General Asse m b l y . The r egents r eserv e rh e right to change tuitio n and fee rat es a t a n y rime. The f ollowing r a tes w e r e for rh e 2001-2002 aca d emic y ear, and a r e provided to ass i s t prospectiv e students in anticipa tin g c o s t s . Spe cial tuitio n r a te s a r e available f o r non-deg r ee g r adua t e tudenrs r aking unde r g r aduate courses only. Non-degree students who have prev i o u s l y ea rn e d a ba cca l aurea t e degr e e and a r e raking unde r g r adua t e courses o nl y m ay b e a ssesse d unde r g r adua t e tuitio n. Stude n ts mus t conracr rh e Office o f Record and R eg i stra ti o n a t 3 03-556-2389 to r eques t this s peci a l tuitio n r a r e. R ates a r e currently be in g r evise d for rhe 2002-2003 aca demic year. P l ease r efe r to the Web Schedule of Courses fo r rh e t erm in w hi c h yo u r egis t e r for current tuitio n and f ees informa ti o n . CU-DENVER TUITION AND FEES FOR SPRING 2003 Tuitio n i s b ased o n student s t atus. lr i s n o r b ase d o n the l e v e l o f your courses. Ir d oes nor include tuitio n for E x t ende d Studies courses (conracr Ex t ende d tudies f o r furthe r informa ti o n ). UNDERGRADUATE TUITION RATES RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT All Freshm e n & Soph o m o res; Junior s & Senio r s i n All Freshm e n & Sop h o m ores; J uniors & Seniors i n C r e dit H o ur s a lso Juni o r s & Senio r s in Arrs & Me dia, Bus iness, also Ju n i ors & Sen iors i n Arrs & Media, Business, L iber a l Arts, a n d No n Degr ee an d E n gineer ing L iber a l Arrs, a nd Non-Degree and E n gineering 0 1 $ 1 46 $ 1 63 $ 8 00 $ 82 1 2 292 326 1 ,600 1,642 3 438 489 2,400 2.463 4 584 652 3,200 3.284 5 730 8 1 5 4,0 0 0 4, 1 05 6 876 978 4,8 00 4,926 7 1 ,022 1 , 1 4 1 6,662 6.833 8 1 , 1 68 1,30 4 6,662 6.833 9 1,260 1,385 6,662 6,833 1 0 1 ,3 1 0 1,430 6.662 6.833 II 1,350 1,470 6,662 6,833 12-1 5 1.376 1.500 6,662 6.833 eac h c r e dit hour o ver I 5 1 46 1 63 8 0 0 82 1 GRADUATE TUITION RATES RESIDENT Cre dit h o ur s L i be ral Arrs Architecture & Plan n ing Educat i on Arrs & Media, Engineering, Business an d Sciences a n d NonD egree and Public Affairs 0-1 $ 2 1 0 $ 224 $ 232 $ 247 $ 262 2 42 0 44 8 464 494 524 3 63 0 672 6 96 74 1 786 4 840 896 928 988 1 ,048 5 1 ,050 I , I 20 1 , 1 60 I ,235 1,31 0 6 1 ,260 1 ,344 1,392 I ,482 1.572 7 1 ,470 1 .568 1,624 1,729 1,834 8 1 ,680 1 ,792 1,856 1 ,976 2,096 91 5 1 ,744 1 ,859 2.0S3 2,053 2.1 85 each c r e dit hour over I 5 2 1 0 224 232 247 262 NON-RESIDENT C r e dit h o ur s Libe ral Arrs a nd Sc i ences A rchi tec tur e & Pla nning, Arts & Media, Business a n d NonDegree* Edu catio n , E n gineering, and Public Affairs 0 1 $ 874 $ 932 $ 948 2 I , 74 8 1 ,864 1 ,896 3 2,622 2 , 796 2,844 4 3.496 3,728 3,792 5 4.37 0 4,660 4,740 6 5,244 5.592 5,688 71 5 7,292 7,76 1 7,907 eac h c r e dit h o ur ove r I 5 874 932 948 . o n d eg ree s tud ents who have previ ous l y earn ed a b accalau r eate deg ree a r e classified as g r a du a t e s t ude nts and assessed g r aduate t uiti on r egard les of the level of th e cour se(e ) they a r e r aking . H ow ever , if swd ents a r e t aking u ndergrad u a t e co urses 0 LY, t hey may be assessed u nde r graduate ruit i on. Srudenrs must contact t h e Office o f R ecords a nd Regi stratio n a t 3 0 3-556-2389 to r e qu est this spec i a l t uiti on r a te. The Boar d of Regents of the University of Colorado reserves the right to change tui tion and foes a t any time. Please contact the Bursars Office, 303-556-27 10, if you have questions r e g ardi n g Ntition and/or foe s . CU-Denver Catalog 2 003-0 4

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2 0 / O u r U niversity, Our Campus Payment of Tuition and Fees All tuition a nd fees (except rhe a ppli ca tion f e e ) a r e assesse d a nd p ayable wh e n the s rud e nr regist e r s f o r rhe t e rm , acco rdin g ro guid e lines in th e curr e nr Web Schedule of Courses. Srude nr s may sel ect one of th e pa y m ent plans rha r ar e avai l able ar C U Denver. Sp ecific information o n th e d e f e r red p ay m enr p l ans is i nclud e d in rhe Web S c h e dul e of Courses publi s h e d b e f o r e eac h se mest e r or summer session. S rud e nr s who f ail r o p ay tuition a nd f ees in full or m ake p ay m ent a rr a n ge m e nr s b y rhe publi s h e d d ea dlines will b e droppe d f rom all classes. Srud e nr s wh o r eg i s t e r in a non d eg r ee s r a ru s , a nd w h o l a r e r a ppl y a nd a r e a dmirr e d r o a deg r ee s r a ru s for th a t rerm , are resp o n s ibl e f o r rhe diffe r e n ce in tui tio n be rwe e n th e n o n d egree p rog r a m a nd rhe ir a ppli cable d eg r ee prog r a m a nd will b e bill e d a c cordi n g ly. S tud e nr s w h o r eg i s t e r f o r co urses a r e liable for p ay m e nr o f ruiri o n and fees e v e n if rhey drop o ur of sc hool. R efund poli c ies f o r s rud e nr s wh o withdra w fro m rhe univer s ity a r e in cluded in r h e Web Sched u l e of ourses. A s rudenr w irh fina n c i a l o blig ation s ro rhe uni v e r s ity will nor b e p e rmirr e d ro r e gist e r f o r a n y s ubsequ ent r e rm , rob e gradu a t e d , robe issu e d rr a n scriprs, or robe lis t e d among th ose r e ce i vin g a d eg r ee o r s p ec ial ce rrifi c ar e . The only exce pti o n ro thi s r eg u l ation in vo lves l oa n s and orhe r ty pes of ind e br edne rha r a r e due a fter g r aduarion. P e r so nal c h ecks are accepte d f o r a n y univer s ity o bli ga tion. An y srudenr w ho pays w ith a c h ec k rha r i s n o r acceptable ro r h e b a nk will b e as esse d a n a dditi o n a l serv i ce c h a r ge . Srud enrs m ay a l so p ay r uirion a nd fees b y c r edit ca rd. Tuition Appeals Fo r inform a tion co n rac r t he Offi ce ofTuirion App eal , 3 0 3-556 2324 . Required Fees Auraria Bond Fee . . ..... $58 Assesse d ro r e tir e rhe co n s rrucri o n b onds u s ed f o r th e S tud e nr Unio n , th e C hild Car e Cenre r , rhe Health , Physi cal E du catio n a nd R ec r eatio n (HPE R ) faciliti es, a nd T i v oli facili ty o n rhe Aur aria Campus . F ee was approved b y s rud e nr r e f e r endum a nd i s r equire d of all s rud e nr s ar CU D e nver , M e trop o lit a n S r a r e Coll ege of D e n v er , and rhe Community College o f D e nver. Aunria Student RTD Bus Pas s Fee .... . ... $20 S tud ents di splayin g a current s tud ent ID card and d ecal will b e allowed ro: rid e free o n all D e n v er Loca l bu s a nd Lig hr R ail serv i ce , rid e free o n all D e nver M e rro E xpress or R eg ional Express S e r v i ce, rid e fre e o n all orhe r R eg i o n a l e r v i ce , r eceiv e a $3.00 c r e d it on all ky Rid e routes. lr i s n o t valid f o r local serv i ce in Bould e r a nd Lon g monr or o n s p ecial se r v ices s u c h as, bur n o t limit e d r o, Bron c o s Ride, Rockies Rid e o r Accessa -Ride. Candidate for D egree Fee E qu a l r o o n e c r edit h o ur of resi d e nr ruiri o n , i s r equire d f o r all g r adua t e s tud e nr s wh o a r e n o t r eg i s t e r e d during th e t e rm rhar th ey a r e t a kin g compre h e n sive examin a tion s . Stud enrs mus t regi s t e r as "candid a t e f o r d eg r ee " a nd p ay for o n e hour of c o rresp o ndin g resid ent tuition plu s th e I S f ee . C ultural Events Fee . . ............ $4 Pr o vides fundin g for CU-Den ver's College of Arr s a nd M e dia ro allo w f o r r educe d admissi o n r a tes for CU-De nver s t u d ents t o atte nd th ea trical and orh e r c ultural events. Information Technology Fee . $5 p e r c r edit hour Pr ovides fundin g f o r ac qui s ition o f computer sys t e m s ro suppo rr s tud ent co mputin g l a bor a rories, includin g n erworks and n etwor kin g infrastru c tur e and fac ilities directly access ibl e b y students . ( Maximum c h a r ge $75) Inre rn ario nal Student Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... $100 Sub jec t r o approval fro m rhe Board ofR ege nrs, th e Internatio n a l S rud e nr Services Fee pro v ides fund s for immigr atio n adv i s ing , cro ss cultural a dju stment support, advo cacy, progr a ms, and events offe r e d CU-Denver Catalog 2 003 04 thro u g h In te rnati o nal Stu dent an d Sc h o lar erv i ces a r t h e Offi ce of Inte rn a t iona l Educatio n . Ir a l so funds operati o n a nd m a inr e n a n ce of sys t e m s to co mpl y w ith t h e Student Exc h a n ge Vis it o r Informa tion Syst e m s (SE Vl S). Matriculation Fee ... $25 A onetim e n o n refund able f ee r e quir e d of all n e w s rud enrs a r th e time o f th e ir fir s t r eg i s tr atio n . This fee c over s rhe cos r s of offic ial tran sc ripts. S tudent Activity Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... $11 Pro v ides f u nd in g f o r srudenr acriviries, sr u de nr governme nr , s ru dent club s a n d orga nizatio n s an d special eve n ts. Student H e alth Center Fee ................. . . ...... $24 Pr ov ides fun d i ng f o r an acce s ibl e o urp a r ienr , direc t-car e ser v i ce th a t is d evo t e d ro meet in g s tudenr health ca r e n ee d s . H e alth educ ati o n and co un se lin g a r e available, as well as rrearm ent and r e f e rral for m e dical pro b l e m s . T h e S t udent H eal th Cente r i s rriin s tirutional a nd i s admin i s t e r e d b y M e tropo l it a n S r a r e C oll ege of D e nver. The p ay m e nr of rhi s f ee does n o r cove r rhe H eal th Insur a n ce Pl a n a t C U D e nver. Ple ase c a ll 3 0 3-556-62 7 3 to r ece ive inform atio n o n S tud ent H e alth In s uran ce. Student Information S ystem ( SIS ) Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ $12 P rov ides f u n din g f o r co ntinu e d improvemenr of rhe compute r sys t e m u se d in s upportin g s u c h f unct io n s as admissio n a pplicat io n pro cess in g , tele ph o n e an d we b r eg istr atio n a nd g r ade repo rtin g , d eg r ee audit a nd g r a d uatio n c h eckout, awardi n g of fina n cial a id , p ay m ent o f tuiti o n a nd fee a nd pro du ctio n of tr anscripts . Student Newspaper Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... $4 Pr ov ides funding for rh e CU-D e nver s rud e nr n ews p a p e r , The Ad v o ca t e . Student Recreation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 Pro vides funding for rhe r ec r eatio n a l fac ilities a nd pro g r a m s in th e H ea lth , Physi cal Educatio n a nd R ec r eat i o n (HPE R ) Building, as well as th e cam pus p layin g fields and club s p o r t p rogr a ms. R ec r eatio n i s a rriin sr ituri o nal prog r a m ad mini ste r e d b y Metro p o lit a n Sra r e College of D e nver. Student Services Fee . . . $32 Pr ov ides funds f o r pr og r a m s and e v ents offere d throug h The Caree r Cen te r , Cenr e r for Educatio nal Oppo rtunity P rog r a ms, L ea rning Assi s t a n ce Cenr e r , Offi ce of Legal S e r v i ces , Office ofSrudent Life , S tud e n t A d vocacy Cenr e r , Office ofSrude nr R e r e nrion , and CU-De nver Coun eling Cenr er. The Office o f L ega l Serv i ces i s adminis t e r e d b y M e tr o p olitan r a r e College of D e nv e r . Instructional and Course Fees Online Courses A $100 co ur se f ee i s assesse d for eac h o nlin e co urse r a k e n . A $50 co urse fee i assesse d for eac h o nlin e l a b r aken. A $50 course fee i s a ssesse d for eac h h y bri d co urse raken. College of Architecture and P lanning All sr ud e nr s r eg i s t e r e d for o n e o r more Ar c hi tecture a n d Planning courses a r e r equire d ro p ay a p e r c r edit h o ur in s tru c tion a l f ee for co m pure r , s tudi o, and ph o t og r a ph y , equipme nr a nd m a terial s . P e r c r edit h o u r . . $33 ........... $297 Maximu m College of Arts & Media All s rud e nr s reg i r e r e d for one o r more A rt s and Me di a co urses are r e q u ir e d ro p ay a n i n st ru ctio nal f ee f o r l a b o r arories, s tudi os a nd t echno logi e s . CAM M ajo r s ............. . . Non-Cam s rud e nr s . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............. . . .. $2 00 . . . . $ 57

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Business School All undergradu a t e an d g r a du a t e bu s iness m a jors reg i s ter e d f o r one or more Bus iness c o u rses a r e r equire d to p ay an in s rruction a l fee for computer l a b e qu ipment, i n s rru crio n alma reri a ls, a nd t ec hnical assi s t a nce . . . . $5 1 School of Education ECE 5 200 S c reenin g & Assess m e nt ofY o un g C hil d r e n SPSY 6150 P syc h oeducar i o n a l Assessment I S P S Y 6160 P syc h oeducario n a l Assess m ent II College of Engineering and Applied Science . $5 0 ... $4 0 .... $4 0 All s tud ents r eg i s t ere d for o n e or m o r e E n ginee rin g co urses a r e r e q u ir e d to p ay an ins tru ctio nal f ee for l a b o r atory faci l ity, e qu i pm e nt a nd t ec hnical assi s t a n ce . . . . $5 0 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences All s tud ent r eg i s t e r e d for o n e or m o r e Lib e r a l Arts and Sc i e nces courses a r e r equire d to pay a n in s tru c tion a l f ee for equipment, t ec hn o logy, m a t eria ls, a nd t ec hni ca l suppo rt ... $ 5 7 Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes Tuition classificatio n is governe d by Col o r a d o s t a tures rha r a ppl y to all s t a r e -funded in s tituti ons in Color a d o. I n s tituti o n s a r e b ound b y th e pr ov i s i o n s of thi s statute a nd a r e n o r f ree to mak e exce pti o n s to rhe rules set forth . Stud e n t s a r e initi ally classifie d as in -s t a t e o r our-o f-st a t e f o r tu it ion purposes a r th e tim e of a ppli c ati o n . T h e classific ation i s based upon info rm atio n furni s h e d by rhe student a nd f r o m o th e r r e l evant so ur ces. After r h e s t ud ent' s s t a tus i s d e t e rmin e d , i r r e m a i n s un c h a n ge d i n r h e abse n ce o f satisfacto r y ev id e nce ro th e contra ry. Once a s tud ent i s class ified as a n o n r es id ent for tuiti o n purposes, rhe s tud ent mus t p e t i t i o n for a c h a n ge in classific ati o n . P e titio n s mus t b e submitte d NO LATE R THAN T H E FIRST OFFIC IAL DAY OF CLASSES o f th e t e rm for whic h rhe s tud ent wis hes rob e classifie d as a resid e nt. I t i s pre f e rr e d rha r p e titi o n s b e r eceive d 3 0 days pri o r ro the b eg innin g o f rhe ter m . Late p e titi o n s will n o r b e c o n s id e r e d until rhe next se mest er. S p ecific i n f o rm a t io n m ay b e obta i n e d fro m th e Offi ce of Admissi o ns. T h e fin a l d ec i s i o n r egardi n g ruirio n s t a tu s rest s w irh th e univer s ity. Questi o n s r e g a rdin g resid e n ce ( tuiti o n ) s t a tus s hould b e r e f e rred only t o th e Tuit i o n C lassificatio n Offi cer. Opinions o f othe r p e r so n s a r e n o r offic i a l o r binding u p o n rhe univer s ity . A dditi o n a l info rm a t ion i s ava i l able in rhe brochure Clmsification of Students for Tttition Purposes, w hi c h may b e obta in e d f r o m th e Admissi o n s Offi ce . BASIC REQUIREMENTS The s t a tur e p rov ides rha r a n in -sra r e student i s o n e w h o has b ee n a l egal domi c i l i a r y o f Col o r a d o for o n e yea r o r more imme d i ately pre c e d i n g th e b eg innin g of th e t e r m for w hich th e in -s t a t e classi fic ation i s b e ing so u ght. P e r sons ove r 2 3 yea r s of age o r wh o a r e e m a n c ip a t e d estab l i s h th e ir o wn l egal d o mi cile . T h ose w h o a r e unde r 23 yea r s of age and un e m a n c ip a t e d assume th e d o mi cile of th e ir p a r ent o r court-appointe d l ega l g u ardi an. An un e m a n c ip a t e d min o r ' s p a r e nt mus t , th e r efore, h ave a l egal d omic i l e in Col o r ado f o r o n e yea r o r m o r e b e f o r e th e min o r m ay b e classifie d as an i n -s t a t e student for tu it i o n purposes . ESTABLISHING DOMICILE D o mi c i l e i s est a bli s h e d w h e n o n e ha s a p e rm a n ent place o f habit atio n in Col o r a d o a nd t h e intenti o n o f makin g Col o r a d o o n e ' s true, fixe d , and p e rm a n ent home a nd place o fhabirarion. The tuiti o n statur e p l aces th e burde n of est ablis hin g a Col o r a d o d o mi cile o n rhe p e r son see kin g to Financial Aid/ 2 1 establi s h th e domicile . The question of intent i s one of do cumenta b l e f ac t an d nee d s r o b e s h ow n by subs t a nti a l co nn ectio n s with th e s t a r e s ufficient t o e v id e n c e s u c h intent. L egal d o mi cile in C o l or a d o f o r tuiti o n purposes b eg in s th e day afte r connectio n s with Col o r a d o a r e m a d e s u ffic i ent ro ev id e n ce one' s int e nt. T h e m os t commo n ties w ith th e s tat e a r e ( l ) c h a n g e of driver's lice nse to Col o r ado, ( 2 ) c h a n ge o f automobile r egis t r a t i o n ro Col ora do , (3) Col o r a d o vo t e r r eg i s tr atio n , (4) p e rm a n ent e mpl oy m ent in Col o r a d o, a nd m ost impo rt ant, (5) p ay m e nt of s tat e income t axes as a resident b y o n e whose in co m e i s s uffi c i ent r o b e t axe d. Caut ion: p ay m ent o r filing of b ac k t axes in n o way serves r o est a bli s h l ega l domi c i l e r e tr oactive to rhe rim e fil e d . In or d er to qual ify for i n s t a r e tuiti o n for a g iven t e r m , r h e 1 2-mo nth wa it i n g pe r io d (whic h beg ins whe n th e l ega l domi cile i s est a bli s h e d ) mus t b e ove r b y rhe firs t day of classes f o r r h e t e rm in question. [ f o ne's 1 2-mo nth w aiting p erio d expires duri n g rhe semest e r , in -s t are ruir i on can n o r be g r ante d until rhe n ex t sem es t er. Resident Tuition for Active Duty Military Personnel The Col o r a d o L eg i s l ature approve d resid e nt tuiti o n for active duty milit a r y p e r s onnel o n p e rm a n ent duty a s i gnment in C o l o r a d o and for th e ir d e p e nd ents . ELIG IBL E ST UDE TS MUST B E CER T I F I E D EAC H T ERM. Students obta in a comple t e d verifica tion form fro m th e base educatio n office r , a nd submit th e form w ith th e ir milit ary ID ro th e R ecord Offi ce a fter r h ey h ave r eg i t e r e d , bur b e f o r e rhe e nd of th e dro p /add p e riod. At rhe rim e rhe ver ificatio n f o rm i s ce rtifi e d in r h e R e cord s Offi ce, rhe student' s bill will b e a dju s t e d to r eAec r th e resid ent tuiti o n rare. S tud ents w h o h ave been ce rtifi e d r e m a in classifie d as no n resid ents f o r tuiti o n purposes a nd mus t petiti o n to c han ge th e ir s t a tu s once th ey establi s h p e rm a n ent ties to C ol o r a d o . FINANCIAL AID Dir e ctor : E lli e Mill e r Office: C l 0 3 0 Telephone: 303-55 6 2886 E -mail: fina id @ ca rb o n. c ud e nver.edu W e b Sit e : http:llwww.cudenver.edu/fi n aid The Offi ce o f Finan c i a l Aid o ff e r s more t h a n $4 0 milli o n in fin a n c i a l a id awa rd s r o q ualifie d students eac h year . I f rhe s tud ent's fina n c i a l a id a ppli catio n m a t eria l s a r e r ece ived b e for e th e A pril 1 p r iori ty d a te, rhe n t h e stude n t i s cons id e red f o r a pa c kage o f need-base d g rant , work-s tud y ( p a rr rim e e mpl oy m ent) , a nd/or l o n gt e rm l oa n fund s . If rhe fin a n c i a l a i d a ppli catio n m a t e rial s a r e r ece ived a ft er rhe A pril I prio r ity d a re, th e n rhe student i s u s uall y co n s id e r e d o n l y f o r a F e d e r a l P ell G r ant a nd f o r outs id e rud ent l o an s ( F e d e r a l S tafford L oa n o r F e d e r a l P a r e nr s L oa n ) . Applicants f o r Col o r a d o G r adua t e F ellows hip s , Color a d o D ea n s S c h o l a r s awa rd , a nd C ol o r a d o R ege nt s S c h o l a r s a w ard a r e s ub jec t ro diffe r ent deadlines and a r e revi ewe d b y o th e r CU-D e nv e r d e p artme nts ( th e Graduate Sc hool , unde r g r adua t e dean s ' office , a nd th e Office o f Admissi o ns, resp ectively). All o th e r a pp l i cants f o r finan c i a l aid a r e n o tifi e d of rheir award s t a tu s in w rit i n g b y th e Offi ce of Fin a n c i a l Aid. Eligibility Eac h s rud enr mus t qu alify f o r CU-D e nver fin a n c i a l aid as f ollo w s : I. B e a U. S . c iti ze n o r b e admitte d ro rhe U.S. b y rhe I N S o n a p e rm a n ent basis. 2 . B e classifie d as a d eg r ee-see kin g swdenr b y th e U D enve r Offi ce o f Admissions . T eac h e r certificati o n s tud e nr s a r e elig ib l e to a ppl y for fin a n c i a l a i d an d a r e co n s id e r e d unde r g r aduate smdents acco rdin g r o f e d eral g uid e lines. 3. B e enrolle d for a minimum numbe r o f c r edits a s s pecifie d o n rhe fina n c ial a id awa rd l ette r a nd/or stude nt l oa n planning l etter. 4 . Meet rhe minimum r equire m e nr s of F inan cial Aid Aca d e mi c Sta nd ards . CU -D e nver Catalog 2 00 3-04

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22 I Our University. Our Campus 5. Ap pl y f o r financial ai d b y submitting all of rh e required documen tation. The need analysi s form i required for all programs excep t rhe Colorado Gradu a te Merir Award, Colorado Sc h o l a r s awar d , Colorad o D eans chol ars award, Color a d o R egents Sc h o l a r s awa rd , and the Emergency Student L oa n Program . 6. B e class ifie d as a resident for tuition purpose s for th e followin g programs: Colorado Student Gra m , Colorado Leverag in g Educati o nal Assistance Pr ogram, Colorado Graduate Grant, Col o rad o Work-rudy, Colorado Regents Scholars award, Colorado Deans Scho lar s award, and Col o r ado Scho l ars award. 7. o r b e in d efault on a n y student lo a n or owe a refund on a n y ed ucational g r ant. 8 . Be registered for rhe draft o r be e nli s t e d in th e armed forces if required by Selective Serv i ce. Application Eac h applicant musr co mpl e t e the fina n c i a l aid applica tion materia l s for submission to rhe Office of Financial Aid . Complete information must be available to rhe office before eligi bility can be determined. Limited FundsThe majority of genera l finan cial aid funds are awa rd ed on a first-come , first-served basis to eligibl e students who document s ignificant financ i a l n eed and w ho complete th eir a ppli ca ti o n m aterials in rh e Offi ce of F in ancial Aid b y the April l priority date. Application completion i s defin e d as havin g all of th e required docume nr s and rhe results of the need analysi s (Free A ppl i cation for Federal Srudem Aid) inro rh e Office of F inan c ial Aid. General fina n cia l aid i s awarded ro need y stude nts who meet th e priority d are until all of rh e funds are commirred for rh e year. If the file is compl e t e d after April 1 , the n awar d s will pro babl y b e limit ed to Federal Pell Grant (for n ee d y unde rgradu a t e students only) and/or outsi d e student loans (Fe d eral Staffor d Loan or Fede ral Parents Loan). Applicat ion for financial aid must be m a d e eac h year ; application materials are available in J anuary of eac h yea r . It i s rhe stu d enr ' s respons ibili ty robe sure application materials are compl e te. Please contact rhe O ffice of Fina n cial Aid for applica tion form s a nd complete d erails. All fina n c i a l aid poli cies a nd pro cedures a r e s ubj ect to c h a n ge due to r ev i s ion s in fede r a l and s t ate l aws, r egula ti o n s, and gu idelines. Qualification Financial Need-Mos t finan cia l a id awa rd s are based o n rh e co nc ept of financial need . Financial ne ed is calcula ted as cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books, living expenses) m inu s family conrriburion (sr u denr/spouse conrriburion and parenr s' conrribution for dependenr srudenrs). The cos t of arrendance i s rh e estimated cos t to attend CU-D e nver , includin g ruirion and fees, room a nd boar d , books and suppl i es, tran s p orta ti o n , and personal ex p e n ses . The Office of Financial Aid d e t e r mines s t andard budgets based upon average tuition a nd fees c h a rg e d a nd ocher budger items establis h e d b y the Color ado Commission on Higher Education. Fo r 2002-2003, rh e following monrhly budgets were used for room a nd board , transportation, a nd p e rsonal ex penses: $530 for studenrs livin g at h o me with parents; $ 1 ,05 7 for tude nrs nor liv in g with p a r e nrs. Residenr tuition a nd fees for a full -rime rud ent were approxi m ately $ 1 ,500 per se m ester, and non-resident tuition and fees were appr oxi mately $6,800 per semester. These amounts will probably in c r ease by approxi m ately 5% for the 2 003 -2004 school year. Independent Student-T h e fed eral governmenr pro v ides s p ecific g u i delines thar d efine a self-supporting srudent for financia l aid purposes . If a student is classifie d as self-suppo rting , chen rhe s tud e m ' s parental information is nor considered w h e n the calculation of family contribution is made . For 2 00 3-2004, a self-supporting s rud ent is o n e w h o i s 24 years o ld (born before l I l /80) o r one who meers o n e of rhe following conditions: CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 1. Graduate student 2. Married stud ent 3. Student w ith l egal dependents orher than a spo u se 4. Veteran of rh e U.S. armed forces 5 . Orphan o r wa r d of the cou rr T h ese co nditio n s ma y be a ppea l e d to rh e Office of Financial Aid if unus ual c ir cums t a nces exisr. Conracr rh e office for appeal g uidelin es. I f the student/spouse contribution plu s rhe parents ' contribution is e qual ro or greate r than rhe cost of a rr endance, che n the stu dent wi U nor qualify for need-based financial aid. The comriburions from the student/spouse and from rh e p a r ents are ca lcul a t e d b y a sta ndardi zed formula cha r i s r equire d b y federal l aw . The formula co n s ider s in come, sav ing s and oth er asse ts, family s i ze, number of chi ldr e n in postsecondary school, and oth e r factors. Students m ay appeal for s p ecial consi d era tion if they are ex p erie n c in g unus ual c ir cumstances. Financial aid is inte nd ed to suppl e m ent and nor r ep l ace financi a l contribution s from rh e stu d ent and parents. Course Loads-General financ i a l aid unde rgr aduate recipiem s u s ually mus r e nroll for a r l eas t 1 2 credits p e r semes t er, a nd graduate students usually musr enroll for ar least 5 cre dits per semester. Federal S r affo rd Loan recipient s must carry at least a h alf-time c redit load (6 hours for undergraduates per semester and 3 hours for grad u ates per se me s t er). For defe rment of student l oans, refer to the Schedule of Courses eac h rerm for specific inform a tion. High e r or low er minimums may b e r e quired for individual awar d s (ch eck award l ette r and/or student loan p lannin g l ette r for the exacr number of c redit s r e quired ). Academic Progress-CU-Denve r students musr make academic progr ess as d efine d b y th e Office of Financial Aid to be eligible and rem ai n elig ibl e for fina n cia l ai d . Stu d ents s hould r ev iew rh e F inancial Aid Academic S t a ndard s policy, avail able in the Office of Finan c ial Aid . Non-Degree StudentsNon-d egree students a r e e ligible t o b e co n sidered only for the Advantage Scholarship Program. R efer ro separ ate brochure for applicatio n procedures . Teac h e r certification students may appl y for financial aid and are co n side r e d undergraduate students for financial aid purposes. Residency Status-A student i s required to b e a res i d ent of Colorado for a full year before rhe Office of Admissions ca n co n sider classifica tion as a resid ent for tuition purposes. Nonresidenr sr ud e m s are e n courage d r o obtain additi o n a l information from rhe Office of Admissions about appealing for resident srarus. As a resid ent, a studen t i s elig ibl e for rhe Srare of Color a d o financial aid pro g rams, and tuition is s ignifi ca ntl y l ess th a n for n o n resid ents . R efunds and Repayments-Any refund of tuition and fees resulting from withdrawal or reclassification of ruirion status must be returned ro rh e recipient ' s financial aid awar d s before any paymem is made to rh e s rud ent. If a recipient offed e ral finan cial ai d w ithdra ws from all clas ses o n or before rhe 60% point in rim e in rhe term, char student may b e r equire d to r e p ay a portion of his/her fina n c i a l a id. The f e deral government h as d efined thar th e r ec ipiem has onl y earne d a portion of th e ir financial a id , a nd the earned aid is di rec tl y proportional ro rh e p ercentage of time the srudent att e nd ed classes up to and includin g the 60 % p oint in rime in the t er m. The r est of the fina n c i a l aid i s d efine d as un earne d financial a id and musr b e rerurn ed ro tl1e federal financial aid program s . Unearn e d ai d includes both rhe amounr a llocated to tuirion and fees an d rhe amount al l ocate d to tl1e student for other educational ex pen ses. For a compl ete descriptio n of th ese req uir e m e nts , request a co py of the Financial Aid Repayment Poli cy from the Office of Financial Aid. Appeals-rudents m ay appeal all d ec i sions of rh e Offi ce ofFinancial Aid b y co mpl eti ng a R equest for R ev iew form and submirring ir ro rh e office. Appea l s a r e cons id e r ed within three weeks and a wrirren response i s mail e d to rhe srudenr. Reapply Each Year-Financial aid awards are n or a utomaticall y rene wed eac h year. Students musr reappl y and meer priority dares eac h year. A ppli catio n m a t erials for th e ne x r summer r erm are available beginningJanuary I.

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Award Students are n otifie d in w ritin g of their financial a . id e ligibiliry a pproximately 8-12 weeks afre r all application m ater i als have been r eceive d in th e Office of Financial Aid. If awa rd e d , an awa rd letter i s mail ed to the student; it includes the rypes a nd amounts of a id awa rd e d and the minimum number of c r ed i t hour r equired each term. A student loan planning l etter is mail e d to the stu dent after the outsid e s rud e nr loa n a ppli ario n(s) have been pro cesse d. Grants and Loons The following aid program s a r e funded by th e federal government: I . FederaL PeL! Grant-Elig i biliry for th e Fe d e r a l Pel! G r ant i s determined before any oth er aid is awa rd ed . Awards a r e defined by a stric t n eed-based for mul a provided b y rhe federal government, and awa rd amounts vary d epending upon amount of financial n ee d and enrollment srar us. Srude nr s are eligible for Federal P el! Grant co n side r ation if rhey have not received t h ei r fir s t baccalaureate d eg r ee by June I of the award year. 2. FederaL Stafford Loan-Elig ibiliry for all oth er rypes of assi sta n ce s hould b e determined prior to applyi n g for outside student loans. The s ubs idi zed Federal Stafford Loan program r equ ires that students show financial need in order to qualify. Inte r est o n the s ub s idized l oan i s paid for the student by the federal government as lon g as the stud ent remain s e nrolled at least h alfrim e and for a s i x-month g r ace period after dropping below h alfrim e e nrollm e nt. The unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan prog ram does not r eq uir e th e stude n t to document financial n eed. Elig ibil i ty i s calc ulat e d as rh e cost of attendance minus other financial aid awarded. !me r est is not paid by the federal governmenr for rhe uns ub sid ized program, and the student may e l ect to pa y the inreres t curre ntl y o r to allow th e interest to be added to the to tal loan amount. I merest r ates for th e Federal Stafford Loan programs a r e var i ab l e, and are cappe d a t 8 . 25%. P arents of dependent students are eligible to borrow under rhe Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Sru d ents program (PLU ). The PLUS program i s un subsidi zed, a nd interest p ay m ents become rhe responsibiliry of the borrowe r a r rh e rime of disbursement. The inte r est rar e varies on rhe PLUS program , a nd i s capped ar 9%. 3. FederaL Supplemental EducationaL Opportunity Grant {SEOG) This i s a need-based grant program for s rud ents who h ave n o r yer obt a in e d a baccalaur e ate d egree. rudenrs must be eligible for a Federa l Pel! Grant to b e co n s id ered for SEOG. 4. FederaL Perkins Loan-T hi s need-based l oa n program , wit h an inte r est rar e currently at 5%, i based at CU-D e n ver. o repaymenr of interest or principal is due unti l six o r nin e m onths ( rim e p erio d differs depending upon w h en srudenr first received Perkins Loan) afte r th e student ceases to b e enrolled at l eas t half-rim e . 5. FederaL College Work-Study-Work-srudy is a n eed-base d progra m rhar allows stud ents ro work on a parr-rime b asis o n campus o r off campus a t non-profit age n c ies to help m eer d1eir educational costs. St ud ents s hould review rhe sections of t hi s catalog that describe in d etai l th e aca demic programs availab l e at CU-D e nver. New and transfer undeclared undergraduate stud ents, as well as pr e-b u s i n ess and pre-engineering stu d ents, s hould contact th e Academic Advising Center at 303-352-3520 to a rr ange for an advising appo inrmenr prior to regi s tration . Or her fresh m en and transfer srud enrs sho uld contact rheir school or college to a rr a n ge f o r a n a dvi s ing appointment prior to registration. A Web ScheduLe of Courses i mad e avai labl e b y rh e Re g istrar's Offi ce Registration / 23 The s t are of Colorado funds th e following programs : I. Colorado Student Grant-A need-based g r ant for residenr undergraduate students. 2. CoLorado Leveraging Educationa L Assistance Partnership Grant A n ee d -base d grant for r esi d ent undergrad u a tes who have n or yet obtained a b ac helor's degree. This grant is funde d 50% by th e federal government a nd 50% by rhe s tar e of Color ado . 3 . Colorado Graduate Grant-A n eed-based g r ant for residenr graduate students. 4 . Colorado Work-Study-A program s imil ar to th e College Work-Srudy program bur limit ed to resident undergradua t e tudenrs. 5. Governor's Opportunity ScholarshipA need-based g rant program for fir r rim e resident freshmen who h ave a zero fami l y conrribur ion o r whose parents earn less rh an $26,700. Scholarships Followin g i s a list of rh e major schol arships rhar are offe r ed ar CU-Denver. The following pro grams a r e funded by the Gen e r a l Assembly of rh e Stare of Col o rado : I . Regents Scholars award is offered ro qualifi e d new freshm e n a nd transfer students by rhe Office of Admissions. ew s rud enrs will automatically be co n s id e r e d for thi s program. 2. Colorado SchoLars award i s for unde r g radu a t e r e idenr students who h ave a minimum cumulative grade poinr ave rag e of at l eas t 3 . 5 for a minimum of 1 2 CU c r edit h ours. The dea dlin e for applying is April I . Conracr rhe Office of F inan c i a l Aid for application procedures. 3. Deans Scholars award is awar d e d b y undergraduate d eans' offices. Contact th e a ppropri ate d ea n ' s office for more informati on. T h e following program s are funded by CU-Denver: I. Advantage Scholarship i s for mi n oriry and/or fir s t generation college s rud enrs who m ee t rh e s p ecifie d income guidelines . Conract the Scholarship/Resource Office a t 303-556-3608. 2. Nelson/Running WoLJScholarship funds are avai l a ble for n ee d y American Indian stud ents . Conta c t the Office of Ameri ca n Indi a n Srudenr Services , 303-556-286 0 , for more information. 3 . AhLin Fund assistance is avai lab l e for mobiliry-impaired s tudents. Contact Student R ete nti o n Serv ices, 303-556-2324, for a ppli cat ions . Other scho l ars hip information i s available from th e Offic e of Financial Aid, th e Auraria Library cholarship Info B a nk in rhe r efe r e n ce sec tion , and rh e Scholarship/Resource Office at 3 03 -55 6 -36 08 . Other Sources of FinanciaL Aid. There are seve r a l other sources of fina n cia l a id for students. Empl oy m enr opportunities are listed in the Studenr Employment Offi ce and the Career Center. Graduate studen t s s h o uld inquire abo ur additional rypes of financial aid through t h e ir academic departments. Students should be aware that Emergency Srudenr Loans a r e available throug h rh e Bur sa r ' s Office . American Indi a n s rud e nr s should r equest info rmati o n a b out Bureau oflnd1an Affairs or tribal sc holar s hip s from rhe Office of Financial Aid. every se m ester prior to r eg istration. CU-Denver stud ents r eg i ster for courses via t h e Web R eg i st r a tion and Srud ents Information Services pa ge ar https:llhydra. cusys. edulpinnacLelcgi-binlsisget. cgildn/awssgnsn/. Specific instructions a r e included in th e Web ScheduLe of Courses. An i nvitation to regi s ter will be sent ro rhe e-mail address eac h student has o n record with rhe univer siry. The invit ation will includ e registration inform atio n a nd a r eg i stra tion rim e assignm en t. R eg i s tration i s b y assignm ent only. Srudenrs m ay reg i s ter on or afte r the ir assigned rime . CU-Denver CataLog 2003-04

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24 / Our University, Our Campus Web Registration and Student Information CU-Denver students ca n r egister an d o btain information r egarding their aca demic and financial r ecords by access in g a secure sir e at https:llhydra.cusys.edulpinnaclelcgi-binlsisget.cgildnlawssgnsn/. Thi s sire ca n also b e reached from the CU-Denver home p ag e a t www.cudenver.edu. An assi g ned student I. D. a n d p e r sonal identification numbe r (PIN) are required to access the registration or stu d ent rec ord opti ons . Online registration all ows th e student to check the avai l a bili ty of specific co ur ses prior to their registration time and to sea r c h for availab l e co urses b y d e p a rtm ent, co urse l eve l , or meetin g rime. If r eg i stra tion in a co urse is denied , the Web reg i stra tion system will specifY the reason . S tud ent inform at ion avail able online c urrentl y include s e-mail an d mailing address verificatio n (o r change}, a dmi ssion applicatio n s t a tus, financial a id information, sc hedul e b y seme s ter , grades by se m este r , unofficial transcript , account bal ance, and degr ee audit (for so m e pro g rams}. Online payment i s no w ava ilable . For secur i ty r easo ns, non e o f the s tud ent info rmation sc r ee n s will displ ay a s tud ent' s nam e o r s tud ent number . T h e CU-De n ver catalog and Schedule of Courses, as well as a dditi onal information r ega rdin g programs, facu lty, co urses, and policies, are avai l ab l e at th e CU-Denver home page: http://www.cudenver.edu . Definition of Full-Time and Port-Time Status Individual s tud e nts rece ivin g financial aid may b e required to co mpl e t e h ou r s in a dditi on ro those l isted below. T he exact requiremenrs for financial a id will be listed in th e student' s financial aid awa rd lerrer. FALL AND SPRING Undergraduates and n ondegr ee grad u ate students: Full-rime 12 o r more semeste r hours Parr-rime 6 o r m o r e semeste r hours Graduate degr ee stud ents : Full-rime: 5 or more h ou r s 0 h o ur s as candidate for de gree I or more h ou r s of thes i s (not master ' s reporrs or thesis pr e par ation} H alfrime : 3 or more hours SUMMER ( 1 0-WEEK TERM ) Underg r adua tes and non -degre e graduate students: Full-rime P a rr-time 1 2 o r mor e sem ester hours 6 o r mor e semest e r hours Graduate d egree s tud ents: Full-rime: 3 o r more h ours 0 hours as candidate for degr ee I or more hours of thesis (nor m aster's reports o r thesis pr e par a tion ) Half-rime: 2 o r more h ours 3 or more h o ur s of mixe d-level classes Notes Enrollment verificatio n includin g full-rime/parr-rime a tt enda n ce can be ce rtifi e d after the drop/add period. H ours for calc ul ating full-rime/pan-rime attendance do nor includ e interinstitutional hours , nor do th ey i nclude hours o n anoth e r CU campus, unless the student is e nroll ed throug h co n c urr ent r eg i stration. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-0 4 Students receiving veterans b e n e fits should co nta c t the Veterans Affairs coordinato r for definition of full-rime s raru s for summer sessi ons . Individual excep ti ons to rhe minimum graduate co ursel oa d l evels are co n sidered for financial aid purposes by the Financial Aid Committee. Students must file a w ritt e n a ppea l with th e Office of Financial Aid. Add/Drop Spec ific add/drop d eadlines a r e announced in eac h se mest e r's Web Schedule of Courses. I. S tud ents ma y add courses to t h e ir original reg i s tration durin g the first 8 days ( 5 days of classes i n rhe summe r ) of fuJI-t e rm classes, provided th e r e i s space ava ilab l e . 2 . Srudents may d rop courses without approvals during the first 1 2 days of the fall or spring se mester (the first 8 days of rh e summer sessi on}. T uition will nor be c harged . No r eco rd of the dropped co ur se will a ppe a r o n rhe s tud ent's p e rm a n ent record. 3. After the 12th da y of a fall or spring se me s ter (8 th day of th e summer session}, the instructor's s ign a ture i s r e quired for all drops. T h e instructor's s i gnature and dean's s i g n a tur e are requir e d for all adds. o tuition adjustment will be made. 4 . After the lOth week of the fall and spri n g semesters ( the 5th week for summe r session ) all sc hedule adjustments require a petition and s p ecial ap proval from the d e an ' s office . 5. Dropping all courses aft e r the 12th d ay (8 th in the summer} r equi res a n official withdrawa l from rhe term. o tuition refunds are avai l ab l e . Drop deadlines for module co urses and intensive co ur ses are publi s h ed in the Web Schedule of Courses each t e rm. Administrative Drop A n a dministr ative drop is implemented by unive r s i ty officials in the regi s tr ar ' s office o r rhe dean's office . A student m ay be administrati vely dropp ed fro m o ne or more classes or withdrawn from all classes for any of rhe following rea sons: I . failur e to meet certain precond i tions, including, but not limit e d to: a. failur e to pa y tuiti on a nd fees b y desi gna t e d deadlines b. class cancellations c. failure to meet course p r e r e qui s ites 2. w h eneve r th e safety of rhe student, faculty m e mber, or otl1e r students in a co u r se wo uld be j eop a rdiz e d 3. aca d emic s u s pen s ion , including, bur nor limited to, failure to attain or m a i ntain a required g rade point ave rag e (GPA) 4. di sc iplin a r y s u s p e n sion for h a vin g been f o und to have vio lat ed th e rudent Code of Condu c t 5. di sruptive behavior determined b y the c hair and/or assoc i ate dean to be detrimental to the progress of th e co ur s e a nd rh e education of other s tud e n r s Auditing Courses T o qualifY as a n a uditor for fall or spring se mester , a student mus t be 2 1 yea r s of age o r older or app roved b y th e R eg i s trar. Auditor s may nor be r eg i s t ere d for any oth e r U niv e r s ity of Colorado courses during the rim e rhey are a uditing an d are nor e l igibl e to a udit co urses if riley a r e under s u spensio n from the university or h ave outstanding financial o bli gations ro rhe uni vers ity. T h e R ecor d s Office doe s nor keep a n y r ecord of courses a udited ; therefore, credit for th ese courses cannot be establi s h ed. A uditor s m ay attend as man y courses as the y wish (except tl10se co urses w ith l aboratories or w h ere special equipment i s u se d}, provid ed the y h ave rec e i ved permission from eac h instructor . An auditor's car d is i ssued afre r classes begin. This card s hould b e presented to th e ins tru ctor. Aud itors, w h ether resident or nonresident, pa y resident ruirion for t h e audi ted courses during the fall or s pring semest e r for class instru ctio n and library privileges only. Auditors do nor

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receive s rud ent parking privileges, and are nor eligible for orhe r sr ud e nr services. For more information, contact rhe Bursar ' s Office. Senior c itiz e n s (aged 60 a nd ove r ) may au dir classes ar no charge. Contact the Di vision of Enro llment and Student Affair ar 1250 1 4 th Street, 303-556-8427. Correspondence Study Corresponde n ce courses a r e offered by rhe CU-Boulder Division of Continuin g Education. Appl i cability roward a degree program s hould be oughr from rhe student' s degree advisor prior ro regisrrarion . Course Load/Restrictions In mo s r cases, students wishing ro rake more than 1 8 se m ester h o ur s ( 12 in the summe r session) must have the overload approved by rhe dean of rheir college or school. Consult the individual college or school for s p ecific guidel i nes as ro cou rse load restrictions. Credit by Examination Degree st ud ents may take examinatio n s for cred it. To qualify for an examination, th e student must b e formally working roward a degree ar CU-Denver , ha ve a grade point average of at l eas t 2 . 0 , and be curre nrl y registered. Contact rhe Records Office for instructions. A non-refundable fee is c har ge d. Students shou ld contact their degree advising office ro d ete rmin e whether the cred it will appl y ro the i r d egree. No Credit rud ents ma y register for a co urse on a no-cred i r basis with d1e co n sent of their instructor and rh e dean of their sc hool or college. No grade or c redit i s awarded. The transcript reflects rhe name of rhe co urse t ake n and an NIC notation. PASS/FAIL O P T IO N REST RI CTIO S Core Curri c ulum c our s e s u s ed ro satisfy lnrelle crual Compe t e ncies ca nnot b e tak e n o n p ass/fail b asis. CoUe ge Business a nd Administration Engin ee ring and Applied cie n ce Liberal Arts and Sciences Gen e r al Onl y non-business elec tive s may be raken pass/fail. Required co urses may nor be taken pass/fail. U pp e r division humanities and social sci e nces electives a r e acceptab le; otherwise, major department approval i s required . College r equires a minimum of30 semeste r hours of co urses with letter grades. Courses used to sat isfy major, minor, or foreign language can n or be taken on a pass/fail basis. Maximum Only 6 semester h ours may be taken pass/fail. A maximum of 16 credit hours may b e taken pa ss/fa i l , including courses taken in the honors program. o more than 6 hours pass/fail any sem ester. A maximum of \6 semester hours m ay be taken pass/fail. Registration / 25 Pass/Foil Procedure I . Students w h o wish to register for a course o n a pass/fail basi (or ro revert fro m pa s/fail to grade d srarus) may do so only during rhe drop/add period. 2. Up to 1 6 semester hours of cou r sework may be taken on a pass/fail basis a nd c redi r e d toward rhe bachelor ' s degree. Only 6 hours of coursework may be taken pass/foil in any given semester. ( ore: Indi vid u al scho o l s and colleges may have additi o n a l r estrictio n s as to pass/fail cred it s . See the accompanying chart for a n overview . ) 3 . nsrrucrors will nor be informed of pass/fail registration. All srudents who reg i ste r for a pass/fail appear o n the regular class roster, and a normallerrer g r ade is assigned by rhe professor. When grades are received in the Records Office, those registrations with a pass/fail d esignatio n a r e automatical l y co nvened by rhe grade appl i cation sysrem. Grades of Dand above convert to g rades of P. Cour ses taken pass/fail will be included in hours toward graduation. Pass g r ades are nor included in a student' s grade point ave r age. An F grade in a course raken pass/fail will be included in the grade point average. 4 . Pass/fail r eg i s tr at ion records are maintained by rhe R ecords Office. 5. Exceptio n s to rhe pass/fail r egulat i ons are permitted for specifie d courses offe r e d by the School of Education , the Extended Studies Pro grams , and rud y Abroad Programs. 6 . Graduate degree swdents can exe r cise the PIF option for under graduate cou rses only . A grad e of P will n o t b e accept a b l e f o r graduate c r edit to satisfy any Gradua t e School requirement. 7 . Students who register for a course on a pass/fai l basis may nor l a t er (after rhe drop/add period) decide to receive a l etter grade. Note: many othe r insr.ituti ons will not accept a Pgrade for transfer cre dit. Short-Term Courses Courses are also offered in five-week modules , in special weekend cou r ses, and in semi n ars . Students sho uld contact rhe college/schoo l for information o n shorr-re rm courses offered eac h se me ster. Other Registrations Degree-seeking students who wish ro atte nd two Un i versity of Col orado campuses concurrenrly must obrain perm i ssio n from rheir sc h oo l or college o n their h o m e campus. A student in a d egree program registered on the Denver campus may take up ro two courses ot 6 semester credit hours (whichever i s greate r ) on another CU campus if: I. the student obtains a Concurr ent Registration form from the office of rhe aca demic dean or the Records Office 2 . the course is a required course for rhe student's degree (nor an elective) and nor offered ar CU-Den ver 3. the student obtains approva l f r o m rh e aca d em i c dean 4 . here is space available ar the other (hosr) campus 5 . h e student pays tuition at CU-Denver (home) campus ar CU-Denver rares 6. rhe home campu school or college ar r anges for p ace in rhe h ost campus classes 7 . rhe co n c urr e nt r equest i s processed before rhe e nd of rhe drop/add period on both rhe hosr and home campuses Srudenrs ma y not reg i ster for a n indep endent sru d y co urse through concurrent registration. Students may nor rake courses pass/fail or for no cred it through concurrent regisrrarion. To drop a concurr e nt co ur se duri ng the host campu s drop/add period, arrange rhe drop ar the home campus Records Office. To drop a co n current co ur se afrer rhe end of r h e host campus drop/add dead lin e, drop the course ar rhe h osr campus Records Office. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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26/ Our University, Our Campus INTER-INSTITUTIONAL REGISTRATION CU-Den ver degree students ma y enroll in courses offered by the Communiry College of Denver and Red Rocks Communiry College . Stu d ems must be enrolled ar CU-Denve r for ar l east one co urse during the rerm to b e eligible ro reg i s ter int erin s titutionally. Registration i s on a space available basis . Interin stitutiona l co ur ses are evalu ated for transfer credit and are nor included in a CU-Denver student's grade point average. POOLED COURSES AT METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER Certai n courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Scie n ces hav e been pooled with sim il ar courses ar Metropolitan Stare College of Denver (MSCD). CU-Denver undergraduate st ud e nts ma y register for any of the pooled courses listed in the CU-Denver Web Schedule of Courses. Restrictions apply co the pooled courses: I. CU-Den ver gradua t e students are nor eli gible ro register for MSCD pooled courses. 2. MSCD courses will nor be included in the Univers iry of Colorado grade point average. MSCD courses will appear on the Universiry of Colorado transcript a nd will count in the hours toward graduation. 3 . MSCD courses can nor be used to meet specific course requiremenrs coward the major witho ut prior writte n a pproval of the studenr's dean. 4. CU-D e nv er students who wish to rake non-p oo l ed MSCD classes must apply directly as a non -degree student to MSCD, an d pay rllirion and fees ro MSCD. on-poo l e d classes will nor appear on rhe Universiry of Color ado transcript and will nor be used in Student Classification Students are classified acco rdin g to the number of semeste r hour s passed: Freshma n ...... . ................................... 0-29 hours Sophomore... . ................................................................. 3059 h ours Junior ...... .................................................................. 60-89 hours Senior... ....................... ............................. . ........ 90+ hours All transfer students will be classified on the same basis according to their hours of credit accepted by the Univers iry of Colorado. Grading System and Policies The following grading system and policies h ave been standardized for all academic units of the universiry. GRADE SYMBOLS The instru cto r is responsible for w h ateve r grade symbo l (A, B , C, D , F, IF, JW, o r IP) is robe assigne d . Specia l symbo l s (NC, W, a nd***) are indications of registration or grade status and are nor assigned by the instructor. Pass/fail designations are nor assign ed b y the insrrucror bur are auto maticall y convened by rhe grade application system, as exp lain ed under Pass/Fail Procedure. Standard Grades A = superior/exceLlent A(-)= B ( + ) = B = good/better than average B() = C(+)= C = competent/average C(-) = D(+)= D = minimum passing D (-) = F =foiling CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Qualiry Points 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.0 determining course loads for financial aid eligibiliry. Students may request an MSCD transcript to be senr to CU-Denver ar rhe end of the rerm to determine if credit can be transferred. 5. MSCD common pool co urses will nor satisfy residence requiremenrs ar U-Denver. The last 30 semester hours applied coward the baccalaureate degree must be tak en in residence at CU-Denver. 6. CU-Denver students raking MSCD common pool courses are subject to d1e MSCD grading policy and student code of conduct. Withdrawal from the University To withdraw from the Unive r siry of Colorado ar Denver, srudems mu st drop all co urses for the semester. During the first 12 day s of the semester (8 days for rhe summer), students musr use rhe Web Registration and Student Informat i on System to drop courses. Courses dropped during this period are nor recorded on rhe student' s p e rmanenr record. After the 12th da y of the semeste r (8th da y in the summer), through the l Orh week (7rh week for summe r ), s tud ents must submit a withdrawal form with the instructor's approval. Courses dropped during this period will be recorded on the studem's permanem record with a grade of W. Srudems seeking to withdraw a.frer the I Orl1 week (5th week for summer) must petition the associate dean of their school or college. A smdenr who s top s anending classes without officially withdrawing from the universiry will receive gra des ofF for all coursework during that term. Deadlines for dropping module and inten sive courses appear in the Web Schedule of Courses. Instructor s may, ar their discretion, use the PLUS/MI US system , bur are nor required to do so. IF-incomplete-changed to a n F if nor comp l eted within one year . IW-incomplete-changed to a Wif nor comp l eted within one year. !P-in progress-thesis ar rhe graduate level only. P/F-pass!foil-Pgrade is nor included in the grade point average; rhe F grade is included; up co !6 hours of pass/fail coursework ma y be credited toward a bachelor ' s degree. HIP/F-honorslpasslfoil-intended for honors courses; credit hours co unr toward the degree bur are not i ncluded in the grade poim average. NC indi cates registration on a no-credit basis . Windicare withdrawal wirl1our credit. *** indicates the final grade roster was nor rec e ived by the time grades were processed. EXPLANATION OF IF AND /W An IF or !Wis an incomplete grade. Policies with respect to IF IIW g r ades are availab l e in the individual college and school dean's offices. Use of the IF or !Wis at the option of the course insrruccor and/or the academic dean ' s office. An IF or !Wis given only whe n students , for reasons beyond their conrro l , have been un ab l e co com p l e t e course requirements . A substantial amo unr of work must have been satisfactorily completed before approval for such a grade is given. The insrrucror who assigns an IF or IW sets the conditions under which the coursework can be compl eted and the rime limir for irs complerion. The s tud enr is expected ro complete the requiremenrs by th e esrabli h ed deadlin e and nor r etake the entir e cou rse. Iris the instruc tor ' s and/or the st udent' s decision whether a course should be retaken. If a course is retaken, it must be completed on the Denver campus or in CU-Denver Extended rudies classes. The s rudenr mu st re-register for the course and pay the a ppropriate ruirion. The final grade {earned by comp l et in g the course requirements or by retaking the cou rse) does nor result in deletion of the IF or !Wfrom rhe

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rranscripr. A second enrry is posted on the transcript ro show rhe final grade for the course. At the end of one year, IF and IW grades for courses that a re nor comp l ete d or repe a ted are changed to an For W, resp ec tively. Good Academic Standing Good a cademi c s tandin g requires a minimum grade poinr average rhar is determined by the srudenr ' s school or c ollege. Grades earned a t another institution are nor used in calculati ng th e grade point ave rag e at the Uni versity of Colorado. Degree students sho uld co n s ult rhe acade mi c s tand ards sec tion of their school or college for degree program r eq uir e m e nts. Conrinuarion as a non-degree student is co min gent upon maintaining an overall grade point ave r age of2.0 upon compl et ion of 1 2 o r more semester hours. Failure to m aintain the requ ir ed average will result in a non-degree student bei n g s usp ended. The s u spe n s ion i s for an indefinit e period of rim e and be co me s parr of rhe s tud ent's permanent record at th e univer sity. While under suspension , enro llm enr a t rhe universi ty i s restricted ro summer terms or co urses offered through Extended Studies . on-degree srudenrs a r e nor placed on aca demic probation prior to being s u spended. GRADE-POINT AVERAGE The grade point average (GPA) is computed b y multipl y ing the credit points per hour (for example , B = 3) by the number of hours for eac h course. Tota l the hours, total the cre dit poims, and divide th e total p oints by the total hours . Grades of P, NC, ***, W, !P, rw, an d IF are n o r included in rhe g r a de point average. IF s th at are nor co mpl ete d within one year are calcu l ated as Fin the GPA. If a co ur se i s r epeated, all g rades earned are used in determining rhe grade point average . Grade s received at a nother ins titution are nor included in rhe Uni v ersity of Col orado GPA. Undergraduate , gra du a te, and non-d egree graduate GPAs are calcu l ated separately. Enrollment in a second undergraduate or g r aduate program will nor generate a seco nd undergraduate or grad uat e GPA. Students should refer to their academic dean's office for individual grade point average calculatio n s as they relate ro academic progress and grad u at i o n from their college or sc hool. Grode Reports Grade report s are normally available w irhin rwo weeks after rhe end of the se mester. Grade report s are available through rhe Web Registration and Srudent Inform acion System. See the Web Schedule of Courses for more informat i on. Mid-Term Grades lns rrucror s will assign mid-term grades for ce rtain populations of st u dents. Studems in ac a demic difficulty ma y be contacted and counseled about support services available to them. Nore: academic support serv i ces are available to all s rud ems through rh e Cenrer for Educational Opportunity Programs , NC 2012, 303-556-2065; rhe Srudenr Advocacy Center, C 2012 , 303-556-2546; and th e Center for Learning Assistance, NC 2006,303-556-2802. Originality of Work In all academic areas iris impe rative that work be original, or explicit acknowledgment be given for the use of o cher persons ' ideas or language . Srudents should co n s ult with in s tru ctors to learn s p ecific procedures appropriate for do c um e nting rhe work of others in each given field. Academic Policies and R egulations/ 27 Breaches of academic honesty can result in disciplinary measures ranging from lowering of a grade to permanent compulsory withdrawal from the university. Graduation UNDERGRADUATES tudents shou l d make an appointmenr with the a dvising office of their school or college to determine what r equiremenrs rema in for grad u ation. Students intending to g raduate must file a Diploma Card with their school or co llege during the firs t week of their graduation term. Srudenrs will nor be offic iall y ce rtifi ed to graduate until a final audit of rhe student's record ha s been completed approximately s i x weeks after the e nd of the term. After students have been certified to graduate , the y must reappl y to r e turn ro CU-Denve r . GRADUATES Students mus t file an Application for Candidacy a nd a Diploma Card with th e Graduate School Office on rhe Denver cam pu s during the first week of their graduation term. Check with rhe Graduate School for more complete information. Students will nor be official l y certified to graduate until a final audit of the student' s record h a be e n compl ete d approximately six weeks after rhe end of the term. After students have been certified to grad u a te , the y must reapply to return to CU-Denver. COMMENCEMENT In ear l y March, informatio n a l brochures will b e mailed to students eligible to participate in the May s pring semester com m e n cemenr. In early October, information regarding rhe December co mmen ce ment will be mailed to students who grad uated in summer term or expect to graduate in fall term. lnformar ion will be provided about ordering spe c i a l di splay diplomas, fittings for caps and gowns, a nd obtaining diplomas and transcripts with rhe d egree r ecorded . Official Transcripts The official transcript includes rhe complete undergraduate and graduate academic record of courses t a ken a r all camp u s l ocations or di v i sions of the U ni versity of Colorado. Ir contai n s rhe s i g n at ur e of rhe regi s trar and rhe official seal of the univer s ity. Official transcripts a r e avai l ab l e a ppro ximately three weeks after final exa ms. A transcript on which a degree i s to be recorded i s available approximately eight weeks after fina l exams . On the Denver campus, transcripts m ay be ord ered through rhe Web Registration and Studem Information System . R e que sts s hould includ e the following: I. student' s full name (includ e given or other nam e if a ppli cable) 2. student number 3. birth date 4. rhe last term and cam pu s rhe student attended 5. whether rhe current semeste r grades are to be includ ed when a transcript is ordered near rhe end of a term 6. whether the request s hould be held until a degree i s recorded 7 . agency, college , or individuals to whom transcripts are to be senr. (Co mplet e mailing addresses should be included. Transcripts sent to students are label e d " issued to s tudent.") 8 . student' s s ignature. (This is th e student' s aut horization to release the records.) There is no charge for individual official transcripts. Transcripts a r e prepar e d only at the student's request in writing, or through online st udent PIN authentication. A student with financial obligations to the uni vers ity rhar are due and unpaid will nor be granted a rranscripr. Official tr a nscripts r eq uire five to seven working da y . CU-Denver CataLog 2003-0 4

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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADC The faculry of the Colleges of Arts & Media, Busi ness , Engineer in g and Liberal Arts establishe c c urriculum to provide all b accala ur eate st udents with basic intellectual competencies i1 Furthermore, the core curriculum promotes an awareness of c ul tural diversity. For derails 01 INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES E ngli s h Composition/ Mathematics ' Natural & Physical Sci e nces O ral Comm unication ' COLLEGE OF LIBERAL : 9 semesrer hours from the 3 semesrer hours: 8 semesrer hours from r:he ARTS AND SCIENCES following courses: following courses: E GL 1020-3 CoreComposirion I Any m ath course excepr ANTH 1303-4lntro: BiologicalAnr:h and one of MATH 3040 or a passing BIOL 1550-4 Basic Biology I ENGL 2030-3 Core Composirion II mark on rhe Math BIOL 1560-4 Basic Biology II E GL 3154-3 Technical Wriring Proficiency exam C HEM 1474-4 CoreChemisrry: E GL 3170-3 Business Writing hemistry for the Conswner and one of the following: ENVS 1042-4 Imro ro Environ Sci CMMU 2050-3 Bus/Profess Speaking GEOL I 072-4 Phys Geology I CMM U 2101-3 Presenr Speaking GEOL I 082-4 Phys Geology II E GL 2030-3 Core Composirion II PHYS 1000-4 Inuo ro Physics E GL 2154-3 lnrro Crearive Writing PHYS I 052-4 Gen Astronomy I ENGL 3001-3 Critical Writing E GL 3084-3 Adv Composition CMMU 3120-3 Tech Comm ENGL 3154-3 Technical Writing ENGL 3170-3 Business Wriring ENGL 4190-3 Rheroric and Language PHIL2441-3 Logic and Language : : COLLEGE OF ARTS SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAMEASCAMPUSCORE SAME AS CAMPUS CORE3 &MEDIA : BUSINESS SCHOOL 9 semesrer hours, as MATH 1070-3 SAME AS CAMPUS CORE follows: ENGL 1020-3 Core Composition I CMMU 2050-3 Bus/Profess Spkng E GL 3170-3 Business Writing COLLEGE OF 9 seme rer hours , as ! Complered by fulfilling Complered by fulfilling major ENGINEERING follows: major requiremenrs requirements ENG L I 020-3 Cor e Composition I CMMU 2101-3 Presenr Speaking a nd eir:her ENGL 3154-3 Technical Writing or ENGL 2030-3 Core Composition II or CMMU 3120-3 Technical Comm I. For information abou t specific college cores, see the co llege advising office. 2. All courses musr be co mpl eted wirh a g rade of C(2.0) or higher robe counred as a core. 3. CLA . students are exempt from the Know l edge Area Courses in the CU-Denver Core Curriculum defined b y their major. 4. An additional 3 credi t h ours is required in rhese areas, as defined by rhe CAM Distributed Core. Conrac r an advisor for derai ls. 5. C ultural Diversity cou rses are r estric t e d , requiring junio r level s t a ndin g or the co nsent of the instructor prior to registrat i o n . CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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AT DENVER CORE CURRICULUM a core c u rriculum for all undergraduate srudents. It is the object i ve of the CU-Denver core mat hematics, reacling , writing, oral communicatio n , informa t io n l iteracy, and critical thi nking. the core curriculum , s rudents s hould contact their college advising office . KNOWLEDG E AREAS B e h av io r al/ Social Sciences 9 semesrer h o urs, as follows: One behav ior a l science course: ANTH 2 10 2-3 Culrure & Human Experie n ce CMMU I 011-3 Fund ofComm CMMU 10 21-3 Fund!MassComm P Y I 000-3 I mro ro Psych I PSY I 005-3 I mro ro Psych I I One social science course: E ON 2 0 1 2-3 Macroeconomics ECO 2022-3 Microeconomics GEOG 110 2-3 World Regional Geography GEOG 2202-3 arural Hazards P SC 1001 -3 Jnrr o-Polirica l Sci P C ll 01-3 Amer Polirical Sysr SOC I 00 1 -3 lnrro ro Sociology SOC 2462-3 lnrro-Social Psych Plus one ad dirion a l co ur se chosen from e irh er of rhe above disciplines SAME AS CAMPUS CORE' Srudenrs m u s r co mpl ere rhe following 3 courses: PSY 1000-3 lnrro ro Psych J or PSY 1005-3 lnrr o ro Psych lJ ECO 20 1 2-3 Macroeconomics ECO 2022-3 Microeconomics 3 semesre r hours from rhe Campus Cor e behavioral science co ur se lisr and 6 semes r e r hours from: ECO 2012-3 and ECO 2022-3 or PSC1001-3andP CII01 -3 o r SOC 1001-3andSOC2462-3 Humanities 6 semesrer hours from rhe foll owi n g courses: CH l I 000-3 China: Cenrral Srares ro Narion Srares E GL 1601-3TellingTales: arrar ive An in Lir a nd Film E GL 2600-3 Grear Works in Briri h & American Lir FR I 000-3 lnrro ro Culrures of French-Speaking World GER 1000-3 German y & rhe Germans HJST 1 381-3 Parhs ro Presenr I HIST 1382-3 Parhs ro rhe Presenr II PHIL 1012-3 lnrroPhilosophy PHIL 1020-31rmo ro Erhics & Sociery RUSS I 000-3 Russia & rhe Russians: Life/Culrure/ Arr RUSS 2000-3 Masterpieces of Russian Culrur e SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAME AS CAMPUS CORE Art s 3 semesrer hours from rhe following courses : ARTS 1000 -3 Arrs in Our Time FA 1001 -3 lnrroroArr PMUS 1001 -3 Music App r eciation THTR 1001 -3 Inrro ro Thearre CULTURAL DIVERSITY 3 semesrer hours from rhe followi n g courses: TH 3142-3 Culr Divers-Mod World TH 4200-3 GenderCross-Culr Persp CMMU 3271-3 Comm & Diversiry ECO 3 1 00-3 Econ of Race & Gende r ENGLIETST 3794-3 Erhnic Diver iry in Amer Lir E GR 3400-3 Tec hno l ogy & C ulrur e ETST 3704-3 Culrure, R acism & Alien . FA 3 1103 Im aging an d ld e nriry H!ST 3345-3 lmmig!Erhn in Amer Hisr MGMT 4 100 -3 Manag . Cui rural Divers PHIL 3500-3 Ideology & C ulrur e PMUS 3 1103 Social/ P olir I mplications of American Music PMUS 3 111-3American Voice Revisir P SC 3034-3 Race/Gndr/Law/Pub Plcy P SC 3035-3 Pol Move: Race/Gender P Y 4485-3 Psych of Cui rural Divers SOC 3020-3 Race/Erhniciry in U.S. THTR 3611-3 Drama ofDiversiry SAME AS CAMPUS CORE SAME AS CAM PUS CORE 6 semesrer hours from rhe SAME AS CAMPUS CORE 3 semes r e r hour from rhe following lisr in rhe same di sc iplin e chosen ro meer social science or humaniries core c urric ulum r e quir e m e nt: same humaniries discipline selecred from : E GL 1601-3and ENGL2600-3 or HlST 1381-3 and H 1ST 1382-3 or PHIL 1012-3 and PHIL 1020-3 ECO 3100-3 E GL3794-3 E GR 3400-3 HIST 3345-3 PHIL3500-3 p c 3034-3 p sc 3035-3 SOC3020-3 CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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30 / Our University, Our Campus Notification of Right s Under FERPA ot University of Colorado ot Denve r The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FE RPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records: I . The right to inspect and review the student's educational records within 45 days of the day rhar the universiry receives a request for access. Students sho uld submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appro pri ate official written requests that identify the record(s) they wis h to inspe ct. The universiry official will make arrange ments for access and notify rhe student of rhe time and place where the records may be inspected . If rhe records are nor maintained by the universiry official to whom rhe request was submitted, that official shal l advise rhe student of the correct official ro whom th e request s hould be addressed . 2. The right to request rhe amendment of rhe student's educational records that the student believes are inaccur ate or misleading. Students m ay ask the universiry to amend a record rhar they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They shoul d write the universiry official responsible for rhe record, clearly identify rhe parr of the record they want changed, and specify why iris inac curate or misleading. If the uni versiry decides nor to amend the record as requested by rhe student, the universiry will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right ro a hearing regarding rhe request for amendment. Additional inform ation regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to rhe student when notifi ed of the right to a hearing. 3. The right to consent to disclosure of per so nall y identifiable information comained in the stude nt' s educational records, except to the extent thar FERPA a uthorizes disclosur e wirhour consent. One exception rhar permits disclosure without co nsent is d i sclosure to c hool officials wirh legitim ate educational interest . A school official i a per on employed by the univer s iry in an a dministr at ive, supervisory, academic or research , or support staff position (including law enforcemem unit personnel and h ea lth staff); a person or company with whom the universiry has contracted (such as an artorney, auditor, or co llection agent); a p erson serving on the board of trustees ; or a srudent serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if rhe official needs to r eview an ed ucational record in order ro fulfill his or her professional responsibi liry. Upon request , the universiry discloses educational records wirhour consent to officials of another schoo l in which a student seeks or intend to enroll. 4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by rhe Universiry of Colorado to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Family Policy Complianc e Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Aven ue , SW Washington, D.C. 20202-4605 The following items are design ated " Dir ec tor y Information," and ma y be released at the discretion of the Un i versiry of Colorado un less a student files a reques t to prevent their disclosure: • name • address • e-mail address • telephone number • dares of attendance • registration status • class • major • awards • honors • degrees conferred CU-Denver CataLog 2003-04 • past and present participation in officially recognized sports and non-curricular activities • Physical factors (height, weigh t ) of athletes Forms to preve n r Disclosure of D i rectory Information can be obtained ar rhe Student Service Center in North Classroom I 003. Questions regar din g student r i g hts u nder FERPA s h ould be d irected ro the Registrar's Office , 303-556-2389. Academic Honor Code and Discipline Policies ACADEMIC INTEGRITY A universiry's repurarion is built on a stand ing tradition of excellence and sc h olastic inregriry . As members of rhe Universiry of Colorado at Denver academic communiry, facu lry and s tudents accept rhe responsi biliry to maintain t h e highest s t a n d ards of intellectual honesry and ethical co ndu c t in comp l eting all forms of academi c work ar the universiry. FORMS OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY Students are expected to know, understand , and comply with the ethical s tand ards of the univer s iry . In addition, students have an obligation to inform rhe appro priate official of any acts of academic dishonesry by other students of rhe univ ersiry. Academic dishonesry is defined as a student's use of unauthorized assis tan ce with iment ro deceive an instructor or other such person who ma y be assigned to evaluate the student's work in meeting course and degree requirements. Examples of academic dishonesry include, bur are nor lim ired to, the following: A . Plagiarism Plagi arism is the u se of ano ther person's distinctive ideas or word wirhour acknow l edgement . The i n corporation of another person ' s work into one's own requires appropr iate identification and acknowledgement, regardless of rhe means of appropri ation. The follow i ng are considered to be forms of plagiarism when th e source is nor no red: I . Word-for-word copying of another person's ideas or words 2. The mosaic (the interspersing of one's own words here and rhere while, in essence, copy ing another's work) 3. The paraphrase (the rewriting of another's work, yet still u s ing their f u ndamental idea or t h eory) 4. Fabrication (inventing or counterfeiting sources) 5. Submission of another's work as one's own 6. Neglecting quotation marks on mat e rial rhar i.s otherwise acknowledged Acknowledgement is nor necessary when the material used i s common knowledge. B . Cheating Cheating involves the possession, communication, or use of information, materials, no r es, study aids, or other devices nor authorized by the ins tructor in any academic exercise, or communication with another person during s uch an exercise. Examples of cheat ing are: J . Copying from another ' s paper or receiving u n a uthori zed assistance from a nother during an acade mic exerci e or i n t h e submiss i on of academic mater ial 2. Using a calc u l ator when irs use has been disallowed 3. Collaborating with another student or students during an academic exe rcise without rhe consent of the instructor C. Fabrication and Falsification Fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information , i.e . , creating results nor obtained in a srudy or laboratory experiment. Falsification, on rhe other hand, involves the delibe r ate alteration or c hanging of results to suit one's need s in an experiment or other academic exercise .

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D . Multiple Submission T hi s i s rhe s u b mi s i o n of aca d e mi c wo rk for whic h academ i c c r edit has alr ea d y b ee n earn e d , whe n s u c h s ubmi s i o n is m a d e witho ut in s rru c ror a uth orizatio n . E . M isuse of Academic Materials T h e mi s u se of aca d e mi c materials includes, b u r i s n or l imi t ed ro, rh e following: I . S t eal in g o r dest royi n g libr ary o r refe r e n ce m a t e rial s or compute r prog r a m s 2. rea lin g o r dest roying a n o th e r sr ud e nr's n o res o r ma t e rials, o r h av in g s u c h m ate r ia l s in o ne's p ossess i o n wir h o ur r h e owner ' s pe rmissi o n 3 . R eceiv in g ass i ran ee i n l oca tin g o r usin g sour ces ofin for m ario n in a n assi gnme nr w h e n s u c h ass i s t ance has bee n forb idde n b y th e in s rru c ror 4. Illeg itim a t e p ossess i o n , di s p os iti o n , o r use of e xam in atio n s o r a n swe r k eys ro exa min atio n s 5. U n amhorize d alteration, for gery, o r falsificatio n of acade mi c r eco rd s 6 . n a urh orized sale or purc hase of exam in at i ons, p ape rs, o r assi g nm e m s F. Complicity in Academi c D ishonesty Compli c iry in vo lves know in g l y co nrri buri n g ro a noth e r ' s ac t o f aca d em i c di s h o n esry . PROCEDURES IN CASES OF SUSPEGED ACADEMIC DISHONESTY All m arre r s o f aca d e mi c policy, includin g aca d e mi c di h o nesry, a r e un d e r t h e j u r i s di ctio n of eac h of the univer s iry's sc ho o l s a nd colleges purs u a nr ro A rricl e I X2 . B a nd A rricl e VI. of rhe L aws of th e R ege m s . A cco rdin g l y , eac h sc hool a nd college has esta bli s h e d p rocedu res for addressin g m a n e r s of academ i c di s h o n esry a n d for d ete rm i n i n g th e severiry a nd co n seq u e n ces of eac h infr actio n . rud e m s s h o uld co m ac r th e ir sc h ool o r college f o r tand a rd s a nd/or p rocedures s p ec ific ro th e ir sch oo l o r colle ge. As a ge n e r a l rule , all sc hool and college procedures co m a in th e f ollow in g r equire m e m s and p rov i s i o n s : A. Faculry, s t aff m e m bers , o r s rud e m s may submit c h a r ges of aca d e mi c d i h o n esry agai n t rude nr s . A s rudem w h o has evi d e nce r h a r anoth e r s rud e m i s g uilry of aca d e mi c dish o n esry s hould i n for m th e in s rru c ror o r rhe dean o f rhe college of th e c h a r ge in w ritin g . B. A f ac u lry m embe r wh o h a s evid e n ce th a t a smde m i s g uilry of aca d emic di s h o n esry s h o uld c o n f r o m th e s rud e nr w ith rhe evid e nce. In cases o f aca d e mi c di s h o nesry. th e faculry m e m be r has r h e Inclusiveness and Non-Discrimination T h e Univer iry of o l o r a d o a r D e nver i s co mmirr e d ro e nh a n c in g rhe i n clu s iveness of irs work f o r ce a nd i r s srud e nr bod y . I nclu i v e ness a m o n g s rud e nrs, f aculry, s r aff, a nd admini stra t o r s i s e sen rial ro educatio n a l excelle n ce a nd ro acco mpli s hin g C U-De n ver ' s urban missi o n . lnclu iveness a m o n g faculty, s t aff, a nd a d m ini stra t o r s p rovides rol e m o d els an d m e n to r for s rud e nrs, w h o will beco m e l ea d ers in aca d e m e a nd in rhe l a r ge r soc iery, a n d e n s ures rh a r a b r oa d array of exp erie n ces and w o rld v i ews info rm an d s h a pe s r eac hing, r esea r c h , serv i ce , a nd d ec i s i o n m a kin g a t CU-D e nver . CU-D e nver d oes n o r d i sc rimin a t e on r h e basi s of r ace , co lor, n atio nal ori g in , sex, age, di sa biliry, c r ee d , reli g i o n , sexual orienrario n , or vet e ran s r arus in a dmissi o n a nd access ro, and rr ea rm e nr a nd e mpl oy m e nr in , ir s educatio nal progr an 1 s a nd act i v iti es. CU-D e nver r a kes ac t io n ro in c r ease erhni c, c ult ural, a nd ge nd e r d i v e r s iry , ro empl oy qualifi e d disable d University Policies/ 3 1 a ur horiry ro reprimand t h e rud e m appropr iately , whic h co uld inclu de rhe issu a n ce of a failin g gra d e ( F). I f r h e faculry memb e r elects ro r e prim a n d rh e sr u de nr for academic dis h o n esry by issuin g a failin g gra d e , th e faculry m e m be r s hall s ubmi t a w rirr e n repo rr ro th e d ea n of th e a ppro p r iate college w ithi n five (5) w o rkin g days. T h e r e p o rr s h all include, bur i s n or limite d ro, th e rime, place, n a rur e of th e offe n se(s), th e n a m e(s) of t h e acc used , t h e n an 1 e(s) o f rhe accuse r (s), a nd wimesses (if a n y). I f t h e faculry m ember feel s r h ar her/ hi s repr imand i s an i n s u fficienr san ctio n for a panicul a r case of acade mi c d i sho n esry, rhe facu lry member m ay r ecomme nd ro rhe d ea n of rhe appro p r i ate college t h a t f u rr h e r action be t aken. C. In cases w h e r e th e faculry m embe r has r ecomme nd e d furrh e r actio n i n a case of acade mi c d i s h o n esry, the dea n o r a desi gna t e d committ ee s hall schedu l e a disc iplin ary hearing as soo n as poss i b le. The s rud e nr (s) acc u sed of academ i c d i s hone ry s hall be n oti fied in w r i t i n g of rhe s p ecific c h a r ge(s). The srudem(s) also has ( h ave) th e right ro h ave a representa tive prese n t f o r a d v i ce , a nd ro b e presenr during rh e p r ocee din gs. T h e s rud e m(s) m u s r n otify th e dean of t h e appro pri a t e college five (5) workin g days b e f o r e rhe h ea ring of rhe inr e nr ro h ave l egal co u nsel p r ese m ar th e hearing. D . T h e dea n or r h e desi gnated commirree m a y rake a n y of t h e following actions: Place r h e s rud e nr(s) on di sc iplin a r y p r oba t io n for a specifie d p erio d of rim e S u s p e n s i o n o f r eg i stra t io n a t CU-Denver, includi ng Exte n de d S rud ies , for a s p ec ified period of r i me Expuls i o n : o opp orr uniry ro rerum ro rhe sc hool or college i n whic h rhe infr act i o n occ u r r e d Take n o f urrh e r act i o n aga in s t th e acc used s rud e nr(s) A r ecord of th e acrio n r a k e n s h all b e k ept in t h e co mmirr ee ' s co nfid e nri a l file a nd a co p y sent ro rhe R eg i st r a r E. In all cases, rhe s rud e m(s) s hall b e no tifie d of t h e dean's o r commi rree ' s d ecis i o n w i r h i n seve n (7 ) wo rkin g days. F. I f a sru d en r w i s hes ro appeal a case, th e srude nr h ould req ues t rhe procedures for doin g so f r o m hi s o r h er school o r college . G. rud enrs w h o a r e r a kin g co ur ses a r rhe Univer s iry of Col o r a d o a r D e nver , bur a r e e nroll e d a r o n e of t h e or h e r educatio n a l in s r irurio n s o n th e A uraria cam pu s a n d are c h a r ge d w irh acade mi c dis h onesry, a r e s u bject ro rhe same p roced ures a n d san ctio n s o utl ine d above. SUMMARY Questio n s rega rdin g aca d em i c i nr egriry s h o uld be directe d ro rhe dea n ' s office of r h e college or sch oo l in wnich r h e rude nr i s e nrolle d . i ndi v i d u a ls, a nd ro prov i de eq u a l o p po rrun iry ro all sru d e nr an d e mpl oyee . UD e nver complies w it h all local , stare , a n d federal l aws a nd r egulations r e l a t e d r o educat i o n , e mpl oy m e nr , a nd contractin g . Program Access for Persons with Disabilities T h e U niver siry of Col o r a d o ar Denve r i s commined ro p rov i d in g r easo n ab l e accom m o d a t ion and access ro programs and services ro p erso n s w irh di sa bilit ies. S r u d enrs s h o uld co nr act the Di sabiliry Serv ices Offi ce, Ar t s Buildin g 1 77; 3 0 3-556-8387, TTY 303-556-8484 . An y o th er p e r so n r e quirin g a c co mmodatio n in o r de r r o access progr a m s an d services of t h e Univer s iry of Col o r ado a t D e nver , e i r h e r o n or off rhe campus , s houl d r eq uest accommodation from the i ndividua l o r office resp o n s i b l e for p rovidin g r h e progr a m o r serv i ce. This r eq u est s h ould b e m a d e i n a rim e l y fashio n ro allow rhe indi v i d u a l or office a d eq u a t e o pp o rruniry ro pro vide r easo n able accommo d atio n . T h e rim e fra m e f o r CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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32 / Our University, Our Campus notification will vary acco rding ro the circumstances a nd the nature of the accommodation. For further information or for assis tance , contact rhe Om buds Office, CU-Denver Building, Suire 7 00; 303-556-4493, TrY 303-556-6204, Fax 303-556-5855; e-mail: ombuds@carbon.cudenver.edu. University Policy on Sexual Harassment The University of Colo r a d o is committed ro fostering a po s itive learning , working, and living environment. The Ul1iversity will nor condone sexual har assment or related retaliation of or by any employee or student. I. Sexual Harassment Policy A. Sexual harassment and relared retaliation are prohibited. 1. For the purposes of rhi s Policy, sex ual haras sme nt means unwelcome sex ual advances, request s for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature w h en: ( I ) submission ro s uch conduct i s m ade either explic itl y or implicitly a term or condition of a n i ndividual's emplo yment, living conditio ns, and/or educat ional evaluation; (2) submis sion ro or r ejec tion of such conduct by a n individual is use d a rhe basis for ta ngibl e employment or educat ional decis ion s affecting s uch individual; or (3) s uch conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonabl y interfering with an individual's work or academic perfo rmance or creati n g an intimidating, hostile , or offensive working or educa tional environment. Hostile enviro nment sexual haras sment, described in subpart (3) above, is unwelcome sexual conduct that i s sufficiently severe or pervasive rhar ir alters rhe conditions of education or employment and creates an e n v ironment rhar a r easonab l e person would find intimidating, h ostile, or offe n s i ve. The determination of whether an environment i s " hostile " must be based on all of the c ir cumstances. These circumstances could include the frequency of the cond u ct, irs seve rity , and whether iris threatening or humiliating. Examples of Polic y violations include: a professor offers a higher grade ro a student if the student s ubmits ro the profe ssor's sex ual advances; a supervisor implicitly or exp licitl y threatens termination if a s ubord inate refuses the supervisor's sexual advances; and repeated a nd unwelcome physical rouching or severe and pervas ive commenrs of a sexual nature rhar create an inrimidaring and offensive wo rk o r cla ssroo m environment. 2. For the purposes of thi s Policy, reta l iation means a d verse actions against individuals because the y have , in good faith, reported instances of sexual harassment or participated in or have been witnesses in any proced ur e ro redress a complainr of sexual harassment. Examples include: an employee who makes a report under this Policy about a supervisor's behavior is given an unsatisfactory performance review by rhar supervisor rhar is inconsisrenr with the employee's ac tual performance; a srudenr i s notified of a report under t hi s P olicy made by a nother srudenr and subseq u ently sends threatening messages ro rhe student who made rhe report. B. Making false compl a inr s or providing false information regarding a compl ainr is prohibited. Iris a vio l a tion of this Policy for anyone ro make an inrentionally false accusat ion of sexual harassment or related retaliation o r ro provide inrenti onally false information regarding a compla int. C. Individuals who vio lat e rhis Policy will b e disciplined or subjected ro corrective action, up ro and including termination or expulsion. II. Obligation ro Report A. General Obligation ro Report In order ro rake appropriate corrective action, the university must be aware of sexual harassmenr or related retaliation. Therefore, anyo n e who believes tl1at s/he has experienced or witnessed sex ual harassment or related retaliation should promptly report CU-Denver Catalog 2003-0 4 such behavior ro a campus sex ual harassmenr officer (see end of rhis sectio n ) or any supe rvisor (see parr B below ) . B. Supervisor's Obligation ro Report Al1y s upervisor who experiences, witnesses, or receive s a written or oral report or compla int of sex ual harassment or related retali ation s hall report ir ro a campu s sex ual h arass menr officer. This section of rhe Polic y does nor obligate a superv isor who is required by the s upervisor's profession and university responsibilitie s ro keep cerra in communications confidential (e.g . , a professional counselo r or ombudsperson) ro reporr responsib ilities. Each campus s hall design are in irs campus a ppendix ro this Policy the upervisory p ositions rhar qualify under this exception . Ill . Procedures A. Reports or complaints under this Policy will be addressed and resolved as promptly as practicable after rhe complainr or report is made . Iris the r espo n s ibility of the sex ual harassment officer(s) ro determine the most a ppropri ate m ea ns for addressing the reporr or compl aint. Option s include ( l ) in vestigating the reporr or compl a inr in accordance with paragrap h C below , (2) with rhe ag reemenr of rhe parries, attempting ro resolve the report or complai nr through a form of alternative dispute resolution (e .g ., mediation), or (3) determining rl1ar rhe facts of the complaint or report, even if true, would nor constitute a vio lation of this Policy. The campus sexua l har assmenr officer(s) may designate another individual (eithe r from within the university, including an admi nistraror , or from omside the university) ro conduct the investigation or ro manage an alternative dispute resolution process. Al1yone desi g nated ro address an allegation must adhere ro rhe requi r emenrs of rhis Polic y and co nfer with the sexual harassment officer(s) about his or her prog r ess. B. All r eporrs or complaints shall be made as promptly as feasible after the occurrence. (A delay in reporting may be reasonab l e under so me circumstances, as determined on a case-by-case basis. An unreasonable delay in reporring, however, is an appropriate conside r a tion in evaluat ing rhe merits of a complaint or report.) C. If an investigation i s cond u cted, rhe alleged v ictim and rhe respondent s hall h ave the righ r ro: I . Ar rhe commencement of the investigation, receive written no rice of the report or complaim, including a statement of the allega tions ; 2. Presenr relevant information ro the invesrigaror(s); and 3. Receive , ar the co nclusion of rhe invest i ga tion , a copy of the invesrigaror's report , ro the extent perm itted b y law. D. Ar the co nclusion of an investigation , the invesrigaror shall prepare a wr itt en report wh i c h hall include a statement of factual find in gs, and a determina tion of whether rhis Policy has been violated. The report will be presented for review ro rhe person or committee designated by the Chancellor, or, in the case of System Administration , the President. E. The review in g person or committee ma y consult with the invesrigaror, consult with rhe parties , request that further investi gation be done b y the same or another investigaror , or request that rhe investigation be conducted again by another invesrigaror. The review in g per son or committee may adopt rhe i nvestigaror's r eport as his/ir s own or may prepare a se parate report based on the findings of rhe invest i gation. The reviewing person or com mittee may nor , however, conduct irs ow n investigation or hearing. Once the reviewi n g person or committee has complete d irs review , tl1e report(s) shall be sent ro the campus sexual harassmenr officer(s), the alleged victim, and the respondent, ro the extent permitted by law . The report shall also be sent ro rhe Chancellor, or, in the case of System Administration, ro the President. If a chancellor is the respondenr or alleged victim , rhe report shall be sent ro the President. If the President or the Secretary of rhe Board of Regent s is the respondent or alleged victim, the report shall be senr ro the Board of Regents.

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F. If a Polic y v iolati o n i s found, th e r eport(s) s hall be sent to the disc iplin ary authority for r h e indi v idual found ro h ave v i o l a t e d rhe Policy, an d the disciplinary au thori ty must initiate formal actio n again s t that indi v idual. The di sc iplin ary authori ty m ay h ave access to the records of the investigation. G . W h e n formal actio n i s ini tiated aga inst a n indi v idu a l found ro h a v e violated th e Policy, the sex u a l h a rassmenr office r s h all e n sure that rhe vic tim i s appropriatel y a d v i sed of rh e resolution of rhar action. H. A r eport of rhe acti o n taken against an individual for v iol ation of thi s Pol icy shall be r e tain ed permanently in the indi v idual ' s personne l fil e o r student educational file. Other i n vest i gation r eco rds s h all be mainrain e d for a minimum of three (3) yea r s o r for as long as any administrative or l egal action aris in g out of rh e complaint is pending. !. All r ecords of sex ual harassment reporrs and investigations s h all b e co n s id ered confi d e nti a l and s hall nor b e disclosed publicl y except r o rhe extent r equired by l aw . J . Complaints In vo lvin g Two o r More Campuses: When an alleged Polic y violation in vo l ves m o r e t h a n o n e campus, the complamr s hall be h a ndled by rhe campus wirh d i sc iplinary a urh o n ty over rh e r esponde nt. The campus responsible for rhe investigatio n m ay r equest the in vo lvement or cooperati o n of any oth e r affecte d campus and s h o uld a d v i se appropriate officials of rhe affected campus of the progress and result of rhe in vestigat i o n. K. Compl a inr s By and Aga in s t Un iver s i ty Employees a nd Srudents Ari s in g in a n Affiliated E nti ty: U niver s i ty employees and s rud e nrs so m etime work or srudy ar t h e wo rk s ir e or program of a n o ther organization affi l iated w irh rhe university. When a P o l icy v iolation is alleged by or against university empl oyees or srudents 1n th ose circums t ances, rhe compla inr s hall be h a ndl e d as prov1ded 1n rh e affiliatio n agreement b etwee n rhe uni ve r s i ty and rhe o th e r e ntity. In t h e absence of an affil i ation agreement o r a provision addr ess in g rhi s issue, the univer s i ty may, ar its dis c r etio n , c h oose to (l) conduct irs own i nvestigation , (2) conduct a joint in vestiga tion w irh rhe a ffil i a t e d entity, (3) d efe r to th e findi n gs of an in vestigation b y rhe affiliated enri ty w h ere the univer ity h as reviewed the invesr i gario n process and i s satisfie d rhar i r was fairly conducted, or (4) u se the in vest i gation and findings of the affi liat e d entity as a basis for furt her invest igation. IV. o Limitation o n Ex i s tin g Authority o pro v i s ion of t hi s Policy s h all be construed as a limitation on rh e auth ority of a di sc iplin a r y au th o rity unde r a ppli cab l e p oliCies and procedures ro initiate disciplinary action. I f a n individual i s disc iplin e d for conduct tha t also vio l a r es rhis Policy, rhe conduc t and rhe di sc iplin e imposed s h all b e r eported ro a campus sex u a l haras m enr officer. If an investigation is conducted under rhi s Polic y and n o policy v iolation i s found, rhar fact d oes nor prev ent discipline of rh e al l eged perperraror for unprofessional conduc t under o ther ap plic ab l e polic i es and procedur es. V. Information and Education A. The President' s office shal l provide an annual report documeming: 1. rhe number of r eports or complaints of Poli cy vio l a tions ; 2. rhe ca te gori e s (i. e . , student, employee, or other) and genders of th e p a rtie s in vo l ve d; 3. the numbe r of Policy v i o l a tions found; and 4. examples of sancti o n s imposed f o r Policy vio lation s . B. Each campus s hall broadly disseminate rhis Poli cy, distribute a list of r esources avai l ab l e on the campus ro respond ro con cerns of sex ual h a rassm ent and r elated r e taliation, and develop and pre sent appropriate educational programs. Each campu s s h a ll maintain information abou t th ese efforts, including a record of how the Policy is disrribured and rhe n ames of individuals attending training programs. Dmgs and Alcohol Policy/ 33 Vl. Rel a t ed P olic i es A. Admini s trative Policy rarement "Univer s i ty Policy on Amorou s Relationships In volving Eva lu ative Amhoriry" provide that a n amorou s r elatio n sh ip between a n employee a nd a s rud ent o r between rwo employees constitu tes a conflict of interest when one of th e indi v i duals h as direct evaluat i ve aurh ority over rhe other and r equire rha r rhe direct evaluat i ve amhority must be elimina t e d. B. For rela t e d complaint, gr i eva n ce, or di ciplin a r y processes, r efe r ro Article II, 3, B.7 of rhe Rules of the Faculty Se n ate (for facu l ty) , State P e r so nn e l Board Rules ( for classified employees) , and campus student di sc iplinary policies and procedures (for students) . Vll. R ev iew of th e University P olicy The President s h a ll initi a t e a rev iew of rhis Policy within two years. Fo r further information, contact the Sexual Harassment Officer, CU-D e nver Bld g . , S uir e 700; 303-556-4493, T T Y 3 03-556-6204, Fax 303-556-5585; e-mail: marylou.ftnili @cudenveudu Drugs and Alcohol Policy The Univer sity of olorado a r D e n ver recogn i zes r h e h e alth r i sks assoc iated wi th the u se of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol and 1s committe d ro prov idin g a drug-free educational and drug-fr ee workpl ace that supports the r esea r ch , r eachi n g , an d service mission of rhe T hi s Denver campu s p olicy statement o n drugs and alcohol1s des1gned ro address rhe univers i ty ' s co n ce rn s about subs t a n ce abuse and ro e n s u re r h a r rh e Univers i ty of Colorado ar Denver community complies with rhe Federa l DrugFr ee Workplace Ac t of 1988 ( th e "Drug-Free Workplace Ac r ") and rhe Drug-Free Sc h ools and Communmes Acr . Amendments of 1989 ( th e "Drug-Free Sc h ools Acr"). T h ese acts reqUJre rhe university as a r ec ipient of fed e r a l funds ro rake measures ro rhe abuse of drugs and a lcohol. T h e continuation offederal finanCia l . support f o r our students as well as our aca d e mi c progr a m s and aca d em1c suppo rt service programs is based upon compliance wir h thes e statures and th e ir regulat i o ns. The University of Colorado ar Denver Policy on Drugs and Alcohol prohibits the unl a wful m anufactu r e, distribution , dispensanon , possession, o r u se of a n y co ntroll e d subs t a n ce ( illi c it drugs of a n y k1nd or an1ount) a nd rhe abuse of alcohol by students and employees on university property o r as part of any o f ir s activities. T hi s prohibitio n cove r s a n y indi vid ual's actions rhar are part of any university activities, including those occurnng w hil e on univer s ity property or in t h e conduct of univer s i ty business away from the campus . Iris a vio l a ti o n of unive r sity policy for any member of the faculty, s t aff, or student body ro jeopardize th e operation or interest of the University of Col o rado a t Denver thro ugh the use of alco h ol or . drugs . Those indiv idu als found robe in violation are e n gaged 1n senous misconduct and are s ubj ect to l egal san c tions under l ocal, s t are, or federal law a n d a r e also subject ro disciplinary action consis t ent with the Cod e of Student Conduct, t h e Faculty H andbook, ap pli cab l e rules of th e Stare Per sonne l System, and the univers i ty's Unclassified Staff H andbook. Sanctions th a t will be imposed b y the University of Colorado at Denve r for employees who are found robe in v iolation of this p olicy m ay include requiring satisfactory parti cipation in a substance abuse rrearmenr, couns eling, or education program as a condition of continu e d emplo y m ent, s uspen s i o n , or termina tion of employ m ent, and r eferral fo r prosecution. . . . To acquaint m embe r s of the CU-D e n ver community w1rh applicabl e l aws, rhe University Counsel h as pre p are d a descrip t ion oflocal, s t are, and federal l aws co n cerning drugs and alcohol. T hi s information i s availa bl e for direct and immediate 24-hour p e r d ay access to all students, facu lty, and staff o n the CU-Denver Web page at http:llcht :cu denver.edu!html!l ega l_ sa nctions . html The Web address for th e Col orado D e p artment of Human Services ' direcror oflicensed treatments programs is http:llwww .c dhs . state.co.uslohrladad!Treatmentldirectory.asp CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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34 / Our University, Our Campus Health risks associate d with the u se of illicit drugs a nd th e a buse of alcohol include, but are n o t lim ited to t h e following: • Vio l e nce-Fights, vandali sm, sex ual assa ult s, homicide, and uicide are far more likel y to occ ur when drinkin g i s involved. • Un prot ec t e d Sex-Individual s are less likely to use safe r sex pr actices when drinking , whi c h ca n result in un planne d pregnan cy an d infectio n with a sexuall y transm itt e d disease. • Serio u s In j ury-More th an 53 percent of all fata l automobi l e acc id en t s in the U.S . involv e alcoho l use. • D eat h f rom Overdose • Ad diction-Altho ugh a n yone ca n b eco m e add i c t e d , those w ith a fami l y history of alco hol or other drug a ddi ction a r e a r least four rimes more likely to develop alco h olis m. • Increased Health Risk-Drinkin g l owe r s resistance to di sease/ illness and in c r eases ris k of ulc e rs, heart disease, an d cancers of the liver , mourh, throat, and stomac h . • Feral Alcohol Syndro m e/Feral Alcoho l Effects (FAS/F AE ) Women who drink during pre g n a n cy m ay give birth to i n fant s with physi ca l deformities, bra in damage, and/or mental r e t a rdati on. I f a wo m a n i s pr egnant, tryin g to b eco m e pre g n ant, or s u s pects she is pregnant , she should a bstain from alco h o l an d other drug use. All university facu l ty and staff m embers, as well as a n y students employed ar the university, acknowledge th a t th ey will, as a condition of their empl oyment, abide by the terms of rhi s University of Colorado a r Denver policy. In addition, any employee who i s co n vic t e d of a violation of any crimi n a l drug law occ urrin g in the workplace must r eport th at conviction to his or her immediate superv isor w ithin five days. The Drug-Free Workplace Act make s a srric r compl ian ce w ith thi s poli cy s t atement a co ndition of e mplo yment on all feder a l g r a nts and contracts . Within ten days oflearning of a dru g co nvict i on resulting from workplace activ ities o f a n y indi vid ual e ng aged in work und e r g rants o r c ontracts funded by a federal agency, the University of Col orado a t Denver is required to notifY the relevant fundin g age n cy th a t a vio lation of thi s policy state m ent has occ urred. Unive r ity emp l oyees may contact the Center for Human Re so ur ces at 303-556-2868 (CU-Denver Build ing 830) for m ore informacion regarding resources, prog r a ms, a nd services availab l e . CU-Denver students may contact rhe Counseling and Famil y Therap y Center at 303-556-4372 (North C lassroom 4036), or th e Student H eal th Center a r 303-556-2525 (Plaza Buildin g 150) , for confidential information and /or referrals . Information m ay also be obtai n ed by cal lin g rhe U.S . Department of H ealt h and Human Services n ational drug and alcoho l tr eat m ent r efe rral serv i ce at 1-800-662 HELP. T hi s policy s t atement will be issu ed eac h year as pan of th e university's continLLing effort to increase awa r eness about th e dangers of substance abuse. T hi s policy is based on th e belief that well-informe d m embe r s of th e univer sity community will c hoose well ness over illness a nd e ffecti veness over im pairment. We ask your support in this important campus effort. Code of Student Conduct (Student Rights and Responsibilities and Procedures for Disciplinary Review and Action) STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR WHICH ACTION MAY BE TAKEN IF A VIOLATION OCCURS All persons o n uni versity proper ty are r e quir e d , for r easo nabl e ca u se, to id entifY th e m se lves w h e n requested by uni vers i ty or A urari a Publi c Safety officials acting in the perform ance of th e ir duties. Acting thro ugh ir s admin i strat ive office rs, rh e uni versity rese rves the right to exclud e those posing a danger to univer sity personnel or property and tho se who interfere with its function as an ed u catio nal instituti on. All persons on CUDenver/ Auraria property w ho a r e not students or empl oyees of th e uni vers i ty ar e requir ed to ad h ere to the Code of Conduct a ppli cab l e to university s tud ents and t o abide b y univer sity policies a nd campus regulatio ns. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-0 4 The behaviors o u tlined below will not be to l e r a t ed, because they thr ea t e n the safety of indi vid ual s and violate rhe ba sic purpose of the uni vers i ty and the per so nal rights a nd freedoms of irs m embe rs. I. Inte nti onal obstruction , disruption , or interference w irh r eaching, r esea r c h , disc iplin ary pr oceedings, or o th e r univer s i ty acriviries, includin g it s p u blic serv i ce and administrative function s or activit ies on rhe CUD e n ver/A ur aria pre mises. 2. Willful o b s tructi on or interfe r ence w ith th e freedom of mov e m ent of students, sc h ool officials, employees , and invited g uest s to all facilities of th e CU-Denver/Auraria cam pu s . 3. Ph ysical a buse of any person on prope r ty ow ned or controlled by th e CU-Denver/Aur aria Hig h e r Education Center o r at functions s po nso r e d or s up erv ised by th e univ ersity, o r conduct th a t threa t e n s or endangers the h ea lth or safety of any such person. 4. Verbal o r physical h a rassm ent and/or hazing in all forms , wh i ch includ es, bur i s not limit e d to, strikin g, l ay ing hands upon, threa tening w i th v iol e n ce, or offe rin g to do bodil y harm to another perso n with intent to puni s h or injure; or other tr eatment of a ty r a nnical, abu s ive, shameful, ins ulting, or humili ati n g nature . (This includes , bur i s not limit e d to , d e meanin g beha v ior of an e thnic, sexis t , or r acist nature , unwante d sex ual advances , o r intimid atio ns.) 5 . Prohibited e ntry to o r u se ofCU-Denver!Auraria facilities, d efined as unauthorized entry or use of CU-Denver/Auraria property or facilities for illegal purposes or purposes detrimental to the uni versity . 6. For gery, fraud ( to include computer f r aud), falsifi ca tion, alteration, or u se of univer s i ty documents, r ecords, o r instruments of identifi cat i o n with intent to ga in a n y un entitled a dvanta ge. 7. Theft o r d a mage to CU-Denver/ Auraria property and the privat e prop e r ty of students, univer s ity offici a ls, employees, and in vi r e d g uest s whe n s u ch prop erty is l ocat e d upon or within CU-Denver/ Auraria buildings or facilities. This includes th e po ssess ion of kno w n sto l e n prop erty. 8. Possession of firearms, ex plo sives, or other dangerou s wea p o n s or m aterials w ithin or upon the g rounds, buildings, o r any other facilities of rhe CU-Denver!Auraria campus. This policy s h all not apply to any police office r or o th er peace office r while on dury a uthorized b y th e uni vers ity, or others authorized in w ritin g by the Chief of th e Aur aria Public Safety or designee . (A d ange r ous weapon i s an instrument that i s desi g n ed to or likel y ro produ ce bodil y h a rm. Weap ons may include, but a r e not lim ited to , firear ms, explosives, BB g uns , s lingshots , martial arts d ev ices, brass knuckles, Bowi e knives , dagg e r s or s imi l a r kni ves, or sw it c hbl ades. A harmless in strument design ed to l oo k lik e a firearm, explo s ive, or d a n gero u s weapon whic h i s used by a per so n ro cause fear in or assa ulr on a n o th e r p e r son i s express l y includ e d within rhe m eaning of th e terms firearms, explosive, or dan ge r ous weapo n. ) 9 . Sale , distribution, u se, possesion, or manufacture of illegal drugs within or o n the grounds, buildings, or any o th e r facilities of the CU-Denver/Aurari a campus. 10. Physi cal res triction , coercion, or h arassment of an y person ; s i g nificant th e ft; sale/ m a nufa cture of illegal drugs ( includ es possession of a s uffi cient quantity with int ent to sell); damage , rh efr, or unauthorized possess ion of univer s ity property ; or for gery, falsification, alteration , o r use of univer s ity documents, records, or instruments of i dentifi ca tion to g ain a n y une ntitl ed a dvanta ge. UNIVERSITY STANDARDS AND CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS As a member of rhe uni vers i ty community, yo u a re held acco untabl e not o nl y for upholding civil and c riminal laws , bur univer s ity s t andards as well. Enrollment doe s n or confe r e ith er immunity or s pecial co n s id e r ar i on w ith r efe r e nce ro civil an d crim inal l aws. Di sci plinary action by the uni vers i ty will nor be subjec t to challenge or postponement on the grounds that cri minal charges invo l ving th e sam e incid ent have b ee n di s missed , reduce d, or are pendin g in c ivil or cr iminal court. ln additio n , the univer s i ty r ese rve s th e right to pursu e di sc iplinary action if a student

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vio l ates a standard and withdraws from the university before admi n i s t rative action is final. USE OF UNIVERSITY/AURARIA PROPERTY OR FACiliTIES othing in this Code of Conduct shall be construed to preven t peacefu l and orderly assemb l y for rhe voicing of co n cerns or grieva n ces. The university is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through a free exchange of ideas , and this shal l be a cardinal principle in the determination of w h ethe r or nor a proposed u se of university facilities is appropri ate . The Aura ria Higher Edu c ation Center has established campus regulatio n s and procedures governing the use of U-Denver/Auraria grounds , buildings, and or h e r facilities. Such regulations are designed to prevent interference with university functions and activities. Except where otherwise specifically au th orized, or when members of the public are invited , the u s e of CU-Denver/ Auraria facilities shall be limited to faculty, staff, a nd tudents of rhe CU-Denver/ A ur a ria campus, and to organizations having chapte r s , l ocal groups, or other recognized univer sity-connected representat ion among facu l ty , staff. or students of the three academic institutions on rhe Au r ar i a campus . CLASSROOM CON DUG Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately in classroom situation . If disruptive behavior occurs in a classroom , an instrucror has the authority to ask the disruptive student to leave the classroom. S hould such di order l y or disruptive conduct persist , the instructor should report the matter to Auraria Public Safety and/or the appropriate Dean ' s office. T h e appropriate Dean or his/her representative may dismiss a student from a parricular class for disruptive behavior, while the Student Discipline Committee may recommend to the V i ce Chancellor for Academic a nd Student Affai r s ro withdraw, s u s p e nd , permanenrly expel, a nd/or permanenrly excl ud e the student from the campus. Appeal questions concerning disruptive behavior should be directed to the Academic Dean' s office when withdrawal from a class i s in volved , and to the Director of rudent Life when suspension or expulsion from the university is involved. NON-ACADEMIC D ISCIPliNE POliCIES Vio lati o n s of Standards of Conduct sho uld be reported to the Director of tudent Life during working hours. Aura ria Pub lic Safety shou ld be contacted during non-duty hours. I f a v i o lation occurs on campu s and it i s not in a specific building, Auraria Public afety and/or the Director of rudent Life should be contacte d . I f emergency help is needed when on campus, contact Auraria Public Safety; for help off campus, contact rhe Denver Police. Actions available to campus officials include, bur are nor limited ro: asking those involved in inappropriate behavior ro cease and desist ; requesting offender(s) to leave the Auraria campus; denying or r estr i c t i n g use offacilir ies or services; calling Auraria Public Safety for a sisrance; billing offender(s) for any physical dan1ages; pressing civil charges; a nd referring studenr(s) to the Director of Student Life. STUDENT liFE POliCIES AND PROCEDURES When o n e of the ten Standards of Conduct listed in this code is v iol ated, the s tudent may be r efe rr ed ro the Director ofSrudenr Life. A11y person may refer a student or student group suspected of vio lating this code to the Director of St udent Life. Persons making such referrals will be asked to provide information perrinent ro the case. The Director of Student Life will make a determination as ro rhe seriousness of the case. This will be done in most situations by asking the srudent(s} involved in rhe case ro come in for an ad mini rrarive interview ro d etermine what actions, if a ny, will be taken by the university. Students will be notified in writing of the results of such administrative reviews. The Director ofSrudenr Life has the authority to: I . Di sm iss r h e case. Code of Student Conduct/ 35 2. Take no further action other than t alking with the accused srudent(s). 3. Issue a university warning (a statement that a stude n t ' s behavior has been inappropriate, and any furrher violation of university rules will resu lt in s tronger disciplinary action). 4. Place the student on disciplinary probation, a violation of the terms of which co uld result in s u s p ension or expuls ion from the university. 5. Refer cases to rhe Student Discipline Commirree when the above sanctions a r e determined robe in adequate. 6. Take other actions, including bur not limited to counseling , insuring the vio l ator(s) provide(s) compensation for theft or damage , and/or placing stops on registration. STUDENT D ISCIPliNE COMMITTEE POliCIES A N D PROCEDURES Disciplinary proceedings shall be conducted as admini strative proceedings and not as judicial proceedings. The university is not a parr of rhe judicial branch of state government. The LLI1iversity has au th ority to promul gate and enforce internal rules ofbehavior that s hall be administered in a fair and impartial manner in harmony w ith irs educational objectives and administrative nature. As parr of the admini strative nature of the committee' s proceedings , fundamental rules of fairness will be followed. Copies of these procedures are availab l e in rhe Office of Student Life. This committee, composed of students , faculty, and staff members, makes the decision whether students c h arged with violations of the student conduct code may continue to attend the Unive r sity of o lorado at Denver. The Student Discipline Committee has the au th ority to: I . Dismiss the case. 2 . Take no act i o n o th er than talking with the accused student. 3 . Issue a university warning (a state ment that a student' s behavior has been inappropriate , and further violation of university rules will result in stronge r disciplinary action) . 4. Place the student on disciplinary probation, a violation of the terms of whic h co uld result in suspension or expu l sion from rhe university. 5. Recommend suspension of a student from the university for d i sciplinary reasons. This suspens ion may be for various lengths of rime rangi n g from one semester to an indefinite period of rime. After the period of disciplinary uspension has expired, a tudenr may apply in writi n g to have the notation on rhe student' s r ecord removed. 6. Recommend expulsion of a student from the university; notation on t h e student' s r ecord will be kep t permanenrly. When a student is suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons , an additional sanction may include being excluded from the Auraria campus. 7 . Take other actio ns, including bur n or limited to counseling, insuring the violator ( s ) provide ( s } com pen arion for theft or damage, a nd/or placing stops on registration. Student(s) must be notified in writing of the discipli n ary action taken within five (5) days. REVIEW PROCEDURES A st udent m ay submit a request to review the recommendation of suspension or expuls i o n by the Student Discipline Committee wit hin even ( 7 ) working days to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment a nd Student Affai r s . Except in cases involving the exerc ise of the power of summary suspension (see below} , the sanction s of suspension or expulsion for disciplinary reasons shall be effective onl y after the admin istrative review by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs has been exhausted or waived. The Associ are Vice hancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs decision shal l be in writi n g to the srudent(s) , with a copy to rhe Student Discipline Committee. opies of review procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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36/ Our University, Our Campus SUMMARY SUSPEN S I O N Summary s u s p e n s i o n is a suspension from rhe universiry w hi ch begins imme dj arely upo n no rice from rhe appropriate universiry official without a formal h earing by the Srudem Disciplin e Committe e . A h eari n g befo r e the St udem Discip l i n e Committee i s t h e n sch e dul ed as soon as possib l e (us uall y within seven calenda r days) w d eterm in e the di sposit i o n of th e case . ummary sus pe n s ion m ay also includ e a physica l excl u s i o n f rom the campus if deemed nece ssary. The C hancellor and/or a Vice Chancellor o r Associate Vice Chancellor has ( h ave) the a uth oriry w s u s pend summarily any studem w h en in their opini o n(s) s u c h s u pension i s n ecessary w: 1. Maimain order o n t he campus. 2. Preserve rhe orderly functioning of the uni vers iry. 3. Swp interfe ren ce in any manner w ith th e public or private rights of c itizen s o n CU-Denver / Aura ria-owned or -comrolle d pro perry. 4 . Sto p ac tion s th a t are th r eatening w the health or afery o f a n y person. 5. Sto p actions that are d estroying or d a m aging pro perry of the CU-Denver /A ur a ri a campus, it s s tude n ts, faculry, s t aff, or gues ts. PERMANEN T RECORD NOTATION S Whil e rusciplinary proceedings are pending or comemplated, a temporary hold may be placed o n the rudem's academic record. It will not be released until all actions and a p peal procedures h ave been comp l eted or finalized by rhe universiry. Only in those case w h e r e s u spe n sio n , d efe rr ed s u spe n s i o n , or permanent expul sion results from di sc iplinar y acr i o n will notations be placed o n rhe academic record . RELEASE OF DISCIPLINARY INFORMATION Access w any studem' s academic transcript or disciplinary file shall be governed by prov i sions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 19 7 4. Onl y the studem charged or those universiry officials who have a legitimate educational imerest in discip l inary in formation may have access w rhe files. All other inquiries , incl udin g but nor limited w empl oyers , governmental agenc i es, n ews media, fri ends , ot Denver Police, must have a wrirten release from the student w gam access w univer siry disc iplin a r y files. STUDENT RIGHT T O KN O W AND D ISCLOSURE INFORMATION This r eporr was pre p ared with info rm ation provided by the Auraria Higher Education Center (AH EC) Campus Police Deparrment w co mpl y with rhe fed eral Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act. 1999 Murder/ on-eglige nr 0 Mansl aughter Forc ibl e Sex Offe n ses (inclurun g forcible ra pe) 2 Aggrava t e d Assault 2 Bur g la ry 11 Mowr Vehicle Theft 13 H ate Offenses 0 Arson 3 egligent Manslaughte r 0 Satellite Lo catio n 1998 Var i ous Loc a tion s 8 burg l aries 5 auro 2000 0 3 0 3 3 9 0 0 0 1999 5 burglaries 3 auw Arrests f o r t h e Follow ing Reponed Cri mes on Campus 2001 0 2 1 9 5 0 0 0 2000 I simp l e assau lt 1999 2000 2001 Liquor Law Violarions 3 2 Drug Law Violations 47 lll egal W eapons P ossess ions 2 PERSISTENCE AND COMPLETION D A T A 28 5 21 ince th e first required cohort (beg inn i ng in fall 1996) has not had suffic i ent time to gra d u a te, p ersistence a nd compl etion an d fall -w-fall r e t e ntion clara for the mos t up-w-dare co h orrs are reponed. Six yea r s after entering, 40. 2 percent of the fall 1995 co hort g radu a t e d , another 25.2 percent tr a n fer r ed to other higher education institutions in Colorado, and 9.4 percent were still e nrolled a t CU-Denver for a wral six-yea r combined persistence and compl etio n r ate of74.8 percent. CU-D env e r's one-yea r fall-t o-fal l r e t e n t ion rare i s 68 p e rcent CU-Dmver Catalog 2003-0 4 for the fall 2000 co h ort. That is, of the first-time, full-time, degree seelcing undergraduate students w h o entered CU-Denver in fall 2000, 68 percent were enrolled at CU-Denver in fall2001. RIOT lAW (STUDENT RIOT Bill ) Student enro llm e nt-p rohibit i o n -p ubli c peace and ord er co n vicrio ns: I ) No person who is convicted of a riot offense shall be enrolled i.n a state-supported institution of hig h er education for a period of rwelve months following the date of convict ion; 2) A student who is enrolled in a stare-supported institution of higher education and who i s convicted of a riot offense shall be immediately sus pended from the institution upon rhe in stirurion's notification of s u ch convict ion for a period of rwelve months following t h e date of conviction; except t hat if a st udent has b een suspended prior w rhe dare of conviction by rhe stare-suppo rt ed institution of higher education for the same r i o t acriviry , the rwelve month s u s p e n s ion shall r un from rhe starr of the s u spension imposed by the inst ituti on; 3) Nothing in this secrio n s h all be constru ed w prohibit a stare-s up ported institution of hi gher education from i mplementing irs own policies and procedures or disciplinary actio n s in addition w rhe suspension under (2) of this section , regarding students involved in riot. SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION (Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act) Sex offenders are required w list the locarions of a ll insrirurions of post-secondary educat ion where h e or she volunteers or i s enrolled o r empl oyed. T h e Col orado Bu r ea u of I n vest i ga rion mrumrun s a database identifying all such persons and makes it avrul ab l e to all l aw enforcement agencies in whic h juri sdictio n rhe in stit ution of post-secondary education is located. The campu s communiry can obtain rhis information by comacting the Auraria Campus Policy and Securiry ar 303-556-3271. V OTER REGISTRATIO N (Not ional Voter Registrati o n Act) In compliance w ith the ational Voter Registration Act, the Stare of Col orado Vote r Registration Application Form and Information i available in the Office of the Registrar, 1250 14th Street , Lower Level Annex. The application form and information are also avrulable at http://www.fec.gov/votregislvr.hml.

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Every effort will be made by the university to respect the privacy of the student. However, where the identity of the student has been publicly disclosed in rhe news media, rhe univ e r s ity r ese rves the right to respond as ir deems appropriate ro d esc r i be fairly and accurately rhe disposition of disciplinar y marrers. REFUND POLICY AFTER D ISCIPLINARY AGION ubmission of registration materials obligates rhe student to pay th e assesse d ruirion and fees for rhar term. If a student is suspended or expelled from the university, the amount of ruirion/fees which woul d be r efunded m ay be th e sa m e as when a student voluntari l y withdraws from a term. See rhe Tuition and Fees section of rhis ca talog or rh e web Schedule of Courses for more information. The officia l withdrawal dare applicable for ruirion/fee refund purposes will be the dare of rhe Student Discipline Committee's decision. TRI-INSTITUTIONAl VIOlATION S Procedures in deciding violations of rhe Code of Student Conduct invo lvin g students from other academic institutions on the Aura r i a campus have been developed by CU-Denver and the institurion(s) involved. In s uch cases, rhe Director of Student Life shoul d be contacted. Ethical Use of Computing at CU-Denver POLICY STATEMENT CU-Den ver honors rhe univer s ity-wide Info r mation Technology Policies. Access to and u se ofCU-Denver's computing resources is a privilege g ranted to members of rh e CU-Denver communi ty for sc h o l arly, res earc h , academic, and admini strative purposes. Computing resources are defined as facilit i es, equipment, systems, and personnel. Use of these resources includes World Wide Web pages , lisrservs , em ail, applicati o n software, and any other electronic communication. Member s of rhe CU-Denver community who us e computing r esources are ex pected ro do so i n an effective, efficient, appropriat e, ethi cal, and l egal manner. Use ofCU-D e n ver's computin g r esources depends upon mutual respect and cooperation ro ensure that all members of the CU Denver community hav e eq u a l access, privileges, priv acy, an d protection f rom interfe r e nce and harassme nt. CU-Denver computing r esources shall be used in a m anner co nsistent with rhe instructional, r esearc h, and administrative objectives of rhe academic community in gene ral and with the purpose for which such use of r esources and fac iliti es i s intended. All acti v iti es inconsistent with these objectives are considered to be inappropriate and may jeopardize continued u se ofCU-Denver's computing resources. CU-Den ver computing r eso urces are for rhe use of authorized individuals only and for use only in a manner consistent with each individual's authority. CU-Den ver ' s computing resources may nor be used in a n y manner inconsistent with an individual's auth ority, prohibited by licenses, contracts, university policies , or local , stare, or fede r a l law. No one m ay grant permission for inappropriate use of computing resourc es, nor does the ability to perform inappropriate actions constitute permission to do so. USER AGREEMENT Each user ofCU-Denver computing resources i responsible for knowin g a nd compl ying with all applicab l e l aws , policies , and procedures . CU-Denver reserv es th e righr to monitor, recor d , and store computing acti v iti es of anyone using computing r esources. If such monitoring, recording, and storage reveals possible evidence of inappropriate, unethical, or illegal activity, computing system personnel may provide rhe ev id e n ce obtained from monitoring to appropria t e university an d civic authorities. Ethical Use of Computing/ 37 A . Eac h u se r ag r ees to make appropriat e use of computing resources including, bur n o r l im ired to: 1. R especting the intended purposes of computing r esources, facil iti es, and equipment (fo r schol arly, r esea r c h , academic, administrative and CU-Denver-sponsored community serv ice purposes). 2 . R espect in g th e s t ared purpose of com purer accounrs (for sc h o larly, research, academi c, administrati ve, and CU-Denver-sponsored commuruty serv i ce purposes) and rouse computer accounts onl y for rhe specifie d purposes. 3 . Resp ecting the dignity and privacy of other users. 4. Respecting th e integrity of rh e sys t ems. 5. Respecting rhe r esource control s of rhe systems and appropriately managing use of disk space. 6 . Respecting the privileges assoc i ated with having network connectivity. 7. Respecting all copyright protections. 8. Following all U n iversity of Col o rad o and CU-Den ver policies, and local , s tare , and federal l aws related to computin g. B . Each u se r agrees to r efrai n from inappropriate u es of computi n g resources, including, bur nor lim ired to: 1. Using a n y oth e r indi v idu al's computer account or password. 2. Inappropriate, unethical, or illegal use of anorher indi vidual ' s computer. 3. Using compuring r e our ces, facil i ties , an d equ ipmenr for perso nal commer cial gain. 4. Intention a ll y see kin g information o n , obt aining copies of, modifying, or tampering with files , tapes, passwords , or any type of data belonging to ocher users unl ess spec i fically authorized to do so by th ose o ther users. 5. Using resources to d evelo p or execute programs chat could harass other users, infiltrat e rhe syste ms, damage or a lt e r th e softwa r e components of the systems, or disrupt CU-Denver ac ti vities. 6. Vio lating any n erwork-relared policy, whether set by rhe Univer s i ty of Colorado, CU-Denver, or a network governing b ody. 7 . Altering or avo idin g accounting for rhe use of computing resources, fac iliti es, and equipmen t. 8. Making excess i ve u se of resources, controlled or o th erwise. 9. Misrepresenting oneself or o th ers th ro u g h e-mail or o ther electronic communication. I 0. Using, dupli ca tin g, or distributing lice n se d software an d documentation without rhe express written permission of rhe original copyright owner. I I . Using unauthorized copies ofli cen se d softwa r e . I 2. Abusing, harassing , intimidating, threatening, stalking, o r discriminating agai nst oth e r s through rh e use of computing resources. 1 3. Sendin g obsce n e, abusive, harassing, or threatening messages to any oth e r indi vid u al. 1 4. Engaging in vandalism o r mischief that incapacitates , compromises, or destroys CU-Denver resources . E-Mail Polic y There is an expanding reli a nce on electronic communication among students, fac ulty, s t aff, and administration ar the Un i vers i ty of Col o r ado ar Denver (CU-Den ver). Because of rhis increasing reliance on and accepta n ce of e lectronic communicati o n , e-mail is co nsid e red a n official means for communication within U-Denver. Implementation of this pol icy ensures rhar s rafr, fac ulty, and students h ave access t o this c rit i cal form of communication. E -MAi l AS OFFICIAl COMMUNICATION T hi s e-mail polic y applies ro all own ers ofCU-Denver e-mail accounts. T h e use of electronic m ail i s co n s id e r e d a privilege, not a right. T h e use ofCU-Denver e-mail resources indicates an agreement ro abide by th e policies set forth. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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38 / Our University, Our Campus • Official Communicat ion: E-mail is an official means for commu nication within CU-Denver. Therefore, CU-Denver has the right to send communications to students/staff/faculty via e-mail and the right to expect that those communications will be received and read in a timely fashion. • Privacy : CUDenver encourages the use of electronic mai l and respects the privacy of users. It does not routinely inspect, monitor, or disclose electronic mail without the user ' s consent. onetheless, subject to the requirements for authorization, notification, and other conditions specified in this policy, CU-Denver may den y access to its electronic mail services and may inspect , monitor, or disclose electronic mail (i) when required by and consistent with law ; (ii) when there is substantiated reason to believe that violations oflaw or of campus policies have taken p l ace; (iii) when there are time-dependent, critical operational needs of University bu s iness i f it i s determined that the information so ught is nor more readily available by other means o r (iv) when there are compell i ng circumsta nces. • Inc id e n tal Use: CU-Den ver electronic mail services may be used for incidental personal p u rposes provided chat such use does nor: (i) directly or indirectly interfere with the campus operation of computing facilities or electronic mail services; (ii) burden the campus with noticeable incremental cost; or (iii) interfere with the e-mail user ' s employment or ocher obligations to the University. E-mail records arising from such persona l use may, however, be subject co the presumption of a University E-mail Record . E-mail users should assess the implicat i ons of this pres u mption in the i r decision co use CU-Denver electronic mail services for personal purposes . • General Precau t i o ns : • Users are to rake precaut i ons co prevent the unauthorized use of e-mai l account passwords. Passwords are nor to be shared with ochers and their confidentiality is to be strictly maintained. • No one is to use another individual's account , unless shared rights have been designated at the server level. • E-mail accounts are assigned a disk quota on the e-mail server that can only be increased based on valid business justification. • When an individual's affiliation with CU-Denver ends, the individual ' s e-mail account will remain active no longer tl1an 30 days beyond the dare of termination. ASSIGNMENT OF E -MAIL ADDRESSES • St u dents: The e-mail address recorde d i n the Student Information System will be the official e-mail address of record for communication with students. Computi ng , Information , and Network Services (C INS ) will initially assi gn all students a CU-Denver e-mail address and it will be recorded in the student i n formation system. Students may use rhis address, or c h oose an e-mai l address char they will update on the Student Information System co be the offic ial e-mai l address of university record co which the university will send e-mail communi cations. lf a student chooses an e-mail address other than the assigned CU-Denver e-mail ( i.e. , @aol.com , @ hormail.com, or an address on a departmental server s uch as @ceo.c udenver . edu), or has e-mail in the CU-Denver assigned account electronically redirected to another e-mail address, t h ey do so at the i r own risk. The u n i versity will not b e responsible for the h a ndling of e-mai l by outside vendors or by departmental servers , and using them does nor absolve a student from the responsibilities associated with communication sent to hi s or her officia l e-mail address as recorded in the Student Informa tion System. • Fac ulty and S t aff: E-mai l services are extended for the sole use of CU-Denver faculty, staff, and other appropriately authorized users to accom pli s h tasks related to and consistent with the campus mission. All such users will be given a Microsoft Exc hange e-mail accoum to be used as their official CU-Denver e-mail account. CINS will maintain no other e-mail servers for use by facu l ty and CU-Denver CataLog 2003-04 staff. Anyone electing to use a third-party account as their primary e-mail account may do so by forwarding all e-mail from the official Exchange account to the desired account. It is the responsibility of the user to pe r form the e-mail forwarding. E-mail Address : The jirstname.lastname@cudenver.edu naming convention is the offic ial univers i ty address. T his address represents a permanent e-mai l alias that direc t s e-mail co your official e-mail account . EXPEGATIONS REGARDING STAFF/FACULTY USE OF E -MAIL Students , staff , and faculty are expected to check their official e-mail address o n a frequent and consistent basi s in order co stay current with university communications. Students , staff and faculty have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be tim e critical. " I didn ' t check my e-mail," error in forwardi n g mail , or e-mail returned to the university witl1 " Mai l box Full" or "User Unknown " are not acceptable exc uses for miss i ng u niver s ity communications sent via e-mail. EDUCATIONAL USE OF E-MAIL Faculty will determine how e-mai l will be used in their classes. If faculty have e-mail requirements and expectations, they should specify these requirement s in the course syllabus . Faculty ma y make the assumption that students ' official e-mail addresses are being accessed, and faculty ma y use e-mai l for their courses accordingly. ACCESS TO/DISCLOSURE OF E -MAIL Individuals needing to access the electronic mai l commu nications of others , to use infor m ation gaine d from such access, and/or to disclose information from such access an d w h o do nor have t h e prior consent of t h e user must o btai n approval i n advance of such activity from the appropriate campus authority. To obt ain a pproval , the requestor must fill our the form " Request to Access Electronic Communications of Others" and obtain the appropriate signatures. Contents of elect r onic communicat ions obtained after appropriate authorization may be disclosed without the permission of the employee. At the same time, CU-Denver will attempt to refrain from disclosure of particular messages if disclo s ure could create personal embarrassment, unles s such di s clos ure is required to serve a bus iness purpose or satisfy a legal obligation. MICROSOFT EXCHANGE DISTRIBUTION LISTS Exchange ema il distribution l ists s h ould ONLY be used for electronic me ssages being sent to less chan 100 people. Larger volumes of di s tribution shou l d be handle d through listservs or other e-mail tools. BROADCAST E -MAIL E-mail can be sent co the entire campus only by the Chancellor or designee. E-ma i l can be sent co a n entire school or college only by approval of the Dean. This includes faculty and/or staff and/or student populations. LISTSERVS P ostExp r ess: Scaff and faculty are encouraged to s ub scribe t o PostExpress , the official CU-Denver campus listserv . Thi s list is moderated by the Offic e of Marketing Commun ications and is d istributed twice a week. E-mail your m essage to postexpress@wdenver.edu for posti ng. Gen e ral Listse rvs: Computing, Information, and Network Services ma i ntains a server for hosting lisrservs for the purpose of conducting university business. A listserv may be created upon request. Each lisrserv requires a designated ' owner' to perform the admini strative duties of the list. Attachments are allowed. Listservs may be setup for any n u mber of recipients; however, they are strongly e ncouraged for e-mail bei n g sent to more than I 00 recipien rs.

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MASS E -MAIL DISTRIBUTION (NON-LISTSERV) Mass email i s defin e d as a n y n o n -lis t serv m a ilin g inte nd e d for deli very t o m o r e th a n I 00 r ec i p i ents. It s hould b e t arge t e d to peop l e w h o w o uld r easo n ably exp ec t to r ece ive email f r o m yo u . C I S rese rves th e right to t e rmin a t e a m ass em ail s ubmissi o n i f p o licies are nor f ollo w e d o r th e email has a n egative impact o n rh e campus computi n g n etwo rk . Academk Classroom Use: F aculty e ndin g email to m ore t h a n 100 s tud ents a r e e n co u rage d to d o so via a lis r se r v o r throu g h Bla ckboard . If n e ith e r o f th ese is a n o p t i o n , f ac ul ty sending em ail to m o r e th a n I 00 s tud e nt s s h o uld d o so b e f o r e 7 a.m. an d afte r 5 p.m . to reduce th e burde n o n th e n etwork during bus iness h o urs. Se nd e r s a r e e n co ur age d to n otify CINS in a d va n ce o f sen d i ng r his ty p e of em ail so th a t it i s n o r mi stake n for a n anack o n the n etwo rk. Gen eral Use: M ass em ail b e in g sent outs id e of a n in s tru c tor /stude nt r elat i o n s hip falls unde r thi s ca t egory . This e-mail MUST be approved b y t h e a ppropri ate V i ce C h a n cellor. I t can n o t b e l a r ger t h an 50 K in s ize. o attachme nts are allowed . T h ese m essages s hould be ver y bri ef. If th e communicatio n i s lar ge r t h a n th e 50K limit , th e send e r s hou l d place it o n a W eb p age a n d refe r t h e r ea d e r to t h e We b a d dress w ith i n t h e m essage . The send er MUST n otify C l S b e for e sending thi s ty p e o f em ail to co ordin a t e a n acceptable m a ilin g rim e sc h e dul e th a t will h ave th e l eas t impac t o n th e campus n etwo rk an d e n s ur e th a t th e m a i l in g i s no t mi stake n for a n etwo r k a n ack . ARCHIVING CU-D e nver d oes n o r m ainta in central or di stribute d e l ec tr o ni c mail arc hives o f all e l ec tr onic m ail sent o r r ece i v ed . E l e ctroni c m ail i s normall y backe d u p only to assure sys t e m int eg r ity and r elia bili ty , n o r t o prov id e f o r future retri eva l , a lth o u g h b ack-u p s m ay a t rimes serve th e l arre r purpose in c id entally . Ope r a t o r s ofCU-De nver e l ec rr o ni c m ail e r v ices are no t r equired by t hi s p o l icy to retrieve em ail from s u c h b a ck -up facilities up o n th e h o ld e r ' s request , a lth o u g h o n occasio n they m ay d o so as a co u rr esy . SPECIAL ACCOUNTS Students: Stud e nts m ay r e quest adminis tr ative em ail accounts f o r use w ithin th e sco p e of th e i r CU-D e n ver e mpl oy m e nt. All s tud ents requestin g s u c h an account m u s t obtain s p onso r s hi p f r o m th e ir f ull-tim e s taff o r f ac u lty s up e r v i sor. Group : Gro u p accounts m ay b e c r eate d f o r th e co nveni e n ce o f aca d e mi c o r adminis tr ative units. A full-tim e t a ff o r faculty m embe r mus t b e d esig n a t ed as be in g resp o n s ibl e for th e account an d it s u se . G u ests: G uest accounts a r e avai l ab l e a t th e di sc r etio n o f th e Chancello r o r desi g n ee. R etirees : R e tir ees mus t submit a r e quest f o r o n go in g email a ccounts up o n th e ir r e tir e m ent fro m CU-De nver . R e tirees will b e prompte d b y em a il f o r annual ren ewals. Alumni: CU-D e nver d oe n o r p rov id e e-mail accounts for alumni. MISUSE CU-D e nver em ail ser v i ces s hall n o r b e u s ed for purposes t h a t c ould r easo n ably b e expec t e d to cau se , di rectly , o r indir ectly , s rr a in o n a n y computing fac iliti es, o r inte rferen ce w ith o th e r s ' use of em ail or email sys t e ms , o r interfe r e n ce w ith Univer s i ty business. Su c h uses include, bur ar e nor limit e d to , th e u se of em a il se r v i ces t o : • S e nd o r f o r wa rd c h a in l ette rs. • " Sp a m " ( th a t i s , to exploit lis rservs o r s imilar sys t e m s f o r th e w idesprea d distributio n o f in appro pri a t e m ail) . • " L errer-bomb" ( th at is, t o r ese nd th e sa m e em ail r e p ea t e d l y to o n e o r m ore r ecipients) . VIOlATIONS An y vio l a tion s o f th e p olicy s h ould b e r e f e rr e d to the app ropriate university official. ancrions for v i o lation of thi p olicy m ay includ e s u s p e n s i o n o r r evocat i o n of email privil eges, s u s pen s i o n o r revoca tion World Wide Web Policy/ 39 of computing access pri vileges , a nd any other sancti o n s p erm i rred unde r th e U niver s i ty Gui delines. V i o l a tion s of l aw m ay a l so b e r efe rr e d for c rimin a l o r c i vil pr osec uti o n . Con ce rn s about fiscal m i sconduc t o r c riminal activ ity s h o uld n o r b e in vest i ga t ed by una uthori zed i ndividu als or i n d ividual d e partm ents bur s h ould b e r e f e rred to AHEC P olic e or Inte rnal Audit s taff in acco rd a n c e w ith t h e Univer s ity Administ r ative P olicy tid e d " R e p o rtin g Fisca l Mi sconduct." PROCEDURES T h e Aca d e mi c a nd Administ r a tive In for m atio n T ec hn o l ogy Committee w ill over see an d m a k e r ecommendatio n s f o r r evis i o n of thi s p olicy as n ee d e d . C h a n ges will b e a u t h o r ized by th e a p prova l of th e IT P olicy Coun cil ( I T PC) a nd th e C h ancellor. RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION The I T P C i s respon sib l e f o r th e m ainte n a n ce a nd enforce m ent o f thi s p olicy . REFERENCE DOCUMENTS • All use o f e-mail, includin g u se f o r sen s itive o r co nfid e nti a l informati o n , will b e co n sistent w ith the U niver s i ty Adminis tr ative P olicy S t a t e m ent on Use o f E l ec tr o ni c Em ail. See http://www. cusys. edul html • Confid e ntiality r egar din g s tud ent r ecords i s pro t ec t e d unde r t h e Family Educatio nal Rights a nd Pri vacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). All use o f em ail, includin g u s e f o r sen s i t ive o r co n fidential i nformati o n , mus t be consistent w ith FERPA . World Wide Web Policy Access to th e Wo rld W ide Web (WWW) a nd t h e a bil ity to c r ea t e W e b p ages on CU-De nver computing syst e m s a r e pri vileges pro v id e d to m e m be r s of th e CU-D enver community. CU-Denver u sers mus t conduc t th e ir ac tivities in a courteous a nd pro fessional m a nner. I. Servers Computing, Info rm atio n , a nd etwo rk Se r v ices (CI NS) supportS a nd m ainta in s desi g n a t e d WWW se rver s for ge neral campus usage. All W e b server s connecte d to th e Inte rn e t th ro u g h C U D e n ver n etwo rkin g a r e to b e r eg i s t e r e d w ith t h e CU-D e nver We b m aste r , webmaster@carbon.cudenver.edu. This includes all W e b server s l oca t e d outs id e of th e C INS d e p artme nt. T h e WWW P olicy applies to all W e b serve r s u s in g CU-D e nv e r as t h e Inte rn e t Serv i ce P rov id e r (IS P ). II. Individual WWW Pages Appropria t e use p o licies for CU-D e n ver compute r accounts a l so a ppl y t o indi v idu a l h o m e p ages. Indi v idu als w h o c r ea t e h o m e pages a r e respons ibl e for adhe rin g to th e follo w in g gu i d elines: A. Indi v idu a l h o m e p ages are e n courage d f o r th e follo w in g p ur poses : I. Pr esenti n g p ersonal n o n -comme r c ial info r matio n (resumes, family, ere . ) . 2 . Ex p e rim enting w ith ava il able W e b t ec hn o l og ies a nd autho rin g too l s . 3. Publi s hing a nd dissem i n a tin g aca d e mi c wo rk . 4. Linkin g to cultural , sc i e n t ific, o r his t orical sires. 5. P os tin g a nn ounce m ents , n ews bull e tin s , a n d o th e r ge n eral info rm atio n . B . I ndi v idu a l home p ages m ay n o r b e put t o in appro pri ate u ses, w hi c h i nclude, bur a r e n o t limit e d to: I. Use o f co p yrighte d m a t eria l s in a n y f o rm w i t h out th e exp ress w ritt e n p e rm i s i o n of th e orig in a l co p yright ow n er. 2 . P e r so nal , commercial uses th a t co uld result i n a fina n c ial b e n e fit for th e p age own e r or his/ h e r assoc i ates. 3 . Use o f a udio , ima ges ( i .e., photogr aphs , p a intin gs, o r d erivatives th e r eof), v id eos, o r m ovies of indi v idu a l s w ith o u t t h e ir exp ress wrine n conse nt. CU-Denve r Catalog 2 003-0 4

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40 / Our University, Our Campus 4. Use of a n y personal information that i s no r publi c reco rd p erra inin g ro o ther individuals w ith out th e ir ex press w rirr e n p e rm issi on. 5. Use of any i mages or data th at are a bu sive, obscene , h arassing, threate ning, or d iscrimin aro ry. 6. Use of a n y images or d a t a rhar viol are oth er Univer s iry of Col orado or CU-Den ver polic ies (e.g . , Sex ual Harassm enr Policy) o r l ocal, stare, or federal l aws. 7. Crea tion of dir ect hype rt ext link s ro a bu s ive, obsce ne, h arassing, threatening, or discri min arory mater i al. 8. Use of m aterials whose n ature or volum e comp romise t h e a biliry of r h e system ro serv e o r h e r users ' d oc umenr s and Web p ages. 9. Any use th at co n s titutes academic dishonesry. 10. Use of indi vid ual hom e p ages ro e n gage in illegal acriv iry. In. Departmental WWW Pages Appropria t e use policies for CU-Denver computer acco unr s also a ppl y ro deparrmenral Web p ages . All depanmental Web pages a r e expected ro adhere ro the CU-De n ver Autho rin g S t a nd a rd s . A. De p a rrmenral pages a r e e n cour age d for rhe following purposes: 1. D i sse min ating ge nera l d e p arrmenra l info rm ation (goa ls, office h ours, poinr of conracr, ere . ) . 2 . Highl i g htin g depanmenral progr a ms or activities. 3. lnrroducing faculry o r s t aff and/or h y p e r lin king ro t h e ir p erso n a l p ages. B. Deparrmenral pages may n o r be pur ro ina ppropri ate u ses, whic h include , bur are not limit e d t o : 1. Use of copyrighted materia l s in a n y for m without the express wrinen p ermission of th e origina l co p yright owner. 2 . Per so n a l , com m ercial uses w h ich co uld resul t in a financia l benefit for the p age owner o r his/ h e r assoc iates. 3. Use of au di o, images (i.e . , ph orogra phs, p a inrings, o r d e riv atives thereof) , videos, or movies of individ ual s w ith ou t thei r express wr i tte n consenr. 4. Use of a n y per so n a l i nform at i on that is n or publi c record p erra inin g ro oth e r indi v iduals w ithout their express wrinen p e rmissi o n . 5 . Use of a n y im ages or data that are a busive, o b scene, harassing, threate ning, or discriminaror y . 6 . Use of a n y im ages o r data rhat violate o th e r Unive r s iry of Col orado or CU-Den ver policies (e.g . , Sexual H a r assment Policy) or l oca l , stare, or federal l aws. 7 . Crea tion of direct hype rre x t l inks ro a bu s i ve, obsce ne, hara ssing , t hr eate ning, or di cri minaror y material. 8 . Use of material s whose n amre or volum e compro mise the abiliry of rh e system ro serve o th e r u sers' doc um e nr s and We b p ages . 9 . An y use that consrimres academic dishonesty. 10. Use of deparrm enral page s ro e n gage in ille gal activ ity . WEB PUBLISHING POLICIES This policy provides gu idance on Web publishing at CU-Denver. Ir a pplie s ro all facu lry, s taff, smdenrs , an d adminisrraro rs, all user s of CU-Denver Web servers , an d a ll co nrr ac r s w ith external vendors ro h ost or develop Web sires for CU D e n ver . CU-Denver reserves the right ro c hange rhi s policy a t a n y rime. CU-Denver i s accounra ble ro rhe taxpaye r s of Col o r a do for prop e r use of ir s Web p ages . Web page conrenr presenrs an ima ge ofCU-D e n ver ro rhe world . The refore, official CU-Denver p ages must unde r g o the same sc rurin y an d ca r eful p r epara tion given ro a n y othe r form of official uni vers iry publi cation. 1. Web publishing must be done on CU-Denver approved Web serve rs. C I NS w ill mainr a in a lis t of th ose servers. An y Web page utili z in g th e CU-Denver serv e r s is subjec t ro CU-Denver Web poli cies. 2. Web publishing should be used exclusively for CU-Denver business . CU-Den ver's Web publis hin g r esources shall be used in a manner cons i s r e nr with th e insrrucr ional , resea rch , creative acriviry, outreac h , and admi ni s rrariv e objectives of th e CU-D e nver communiry in genera l CU-Denver CataLog 2003-0 4 a nd wit h th e purpose for w hich s uch use was inr ended. All activ ities inco n s i s r e nr w ith t hese objectives a r e co n s id e r e d robe i nappropri a t e an d ma y j eo p ar dize co minu ed use ofCU-Denver's Web publi s hing reso ur ces . T o be authorized rouse CU-Denver's We b publi s hin g r eso ur ces, peopl e mus t ag ree ro the following: 2.1 CU-D e n ver Web r eso ur ces must b e u sed for univer sity purposes an d b e co n s i s t ent w ith t h e goals and objectives ofCU-Denver. Us in g CU-Denver Web reso urces, for exa mple, in cons ultin g for a busi ness, running a business, o r u sing an e mplo yee's time ro ac hi eve a b usin ess' o bjective is a mi s use of sta t e r eso ur ces. 2.2 T h ese Web resou rces s hall nor b e u se d f o r a n y ille gal acriv iry or a n y act i v i ty prohibited b y univer s i ry/ C U D e n ver polic y , rul e or regulation. 2 . 3 We b publi sh in g that inr erferes wirh rhe conduct of CU-D e n ver bus iness i s prohibit e d . 2.4 T h ese Web r eso urces s h all n o t be u se d ro recog n ize co rp o r a t e s upport, or includ e a dverti sing, fund r aising, o r e-co m merce w ith out the pr i o r approva l of rhe C han cello r . 3. Hosting Affiliated Organizations and Acknow ledging Partnerships 3.1 3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1.3 3 . 2 Hos tin g n on-campu s Web s ites. P ers on a l We b s ites ma y n o t hos t pages for organ ization s or for indi v idu a l s o th er than rhe owner. Offic i a l units of th e campus may, w irh prior wrirren a pprov a l from the C h a n cellor or desi g n ee , h ost Web s ite s f o r educa tion a l and n o n-profit organizations affilia t e d with CU-D e n ver as lon g as th e campus's rol e a nd p ar ticipat i on a r e ac know l e d ged. The ab ove restric tion s are limit e d ro " h osti n g" Web sires a nd are nor inte nded ro pr event officia l units of th e campus or pe r so n a l Web s ites from providing inform ation on confe r e n ces, events, or activ ities of affiliated or unaffilia t e d o r ga ni zat ion s provided that inform atio n i s inr e nd e d ro adva nce th e campus's reac hing, researc h and serv ice missi on. Ackno w l edgi n g Parrner sh ips. Official CU-Denver Web s ite s m ay acknow ledge business parme r s hip rh ar assi s t C U D e nver in achieving irs mission. Acknowledgemenr m ay includ e u s in g a lin k ro th e co rp o r a t e homepage. A d verrisemenrs for or endo r se m ents of products and services are pro hibit e d. 4. Political Activity U s ing Web res ource s for an y parti sa n political act i vity , s uch as s upportin g a parr icu l ar candidate for an y e l ective office or a parricular position o n an issue b e for e the vo t ers of a n y jurisdiction , i s srr i ccly prohibit e d by Color a d o law. 5. Privacy CU-Denver Web s ites ma y only collect personally identifi a ble informat i o n about v i sirors under rhe follo wi n g circumstances: 1 ) a v i s itor chooses to m a k e s u ch info rm a tion avai l a ble to th e Web s ire; 2) rhe Web site r e quires authorize d and aur h enr i cated access. If a v isitor provides any personal information to a We b site , CU-Denver will not sell rhat inform ation ro a n y commercial e ntities. CU-D enver Web servers ma y automatically r ecog nize certa in non personal informacion , s u ch as v olume and riming of access, intern e t domain, and IP address from w hich the Web sir e was accesse d . An y inform a tion collected b y a Web sire must b e h a ndl ed in a manner p e rmitted b y law. 6. Copyright Wri n e n permission mus t be obtained from rhe copyright hold er and kept on file, w henever n ecessary, for th e u se of an y and all copyrighted materials nor belonging to rhe U niversiry of Color ado or to a faculty member utili zing hi s/ h e r own material. Copyri gh t p e rmission m ay be n ecessa r y nor only for text bur in so m e i n stances als o for photograp hs,

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g r a phi cs, a udi o, v id eo, co mpil e d s t atistics, g r aphs, o r o th e rwi se, as well as for mi rr o r e d W e b s ites. Howeve r , cop y r ighte d m a t eria l s that a r e in rh e publi c domain o r rh ar m ay b e used within "fair u se " g uidelines m ay be di s pla ye d as permitte d. Respons ibili ty f o r obta inin g p e rmission s a nd mainta ining appropria t e d ocumenta ti o n r e ides w i t h rh e W e b pa ge a uthor. Appr opri a t e copyright n o tices or own e r ship c redit s must b e prominently di splaye d. A ccess to copyrighte d m a t e rial mus t co mpl y with the co nditions g r a ntin g u sage or th e lice n se. Individu a l s wit h questio n s ab out th e use of co p yrighte d m a t eria l m ay contac t rh e Offic e of U ni v e r s i ty Counsel. 7 . Use of U niversity Name and Marks The nam e "Univers i ty of Col o r ado" o r names f o r th e CU Syst e m campuses, rhe comme r c i a l sea l , w o rdm a rk , official U l ogo (inte rlo c kin g CU im age), C U B o uld e r a th l eti c progr a m sy mbol ( buffal o) a nd othe r official a nd spirit m a rks (CU i n the City) a r e among th e wo rd s and symbo l s l i ce nsed b y rhe Univer s i ty o f Col o r a d o. T h e CU Offi ce o f Lice n s in g Pr og r a m s p ro m o tes a nd pro t ec t s rh e u se of th e univer s i ty's n a m e and identifYin g marks. Univer s i ty marks a r e r eg i s t e r e d in th e S t a r e of Colorado, a t th e U . S . P a r ent and T r a d e m a r k Offi ce, a nd inte rnation ally . This e n sures p rotec tion o f rh e integrity o f these m arks . Comme r c ial u se i s restri c t e d , and r eques t s to u se these m a rks for an y purpose must b e m a d e to rh e C U Offi ce of Lice nsin g Pro g ram s . 8. P e r s onal Web P ages Faculty, s t aff, and students m ay c r eate a nd m aintain a p e r so n a l W e b pa g e on th e CU-D e nver W e b sire . A p e r sona l We b pag e i s the resp o n s ibility o f irs autho r a nd CU-De nver accepts n o respons ibili ty for th e coment o f p e r sona l Web p ag es. The followin g di scla im e r mus t appear ex plic itl y a t th e top o f all pa g e s on whi c h a lis t o f p e r s onal Web p ages appea rs: The content of personal Web pages is not in any way an official pub lication of the Univer s ity of CoLorado at Denver. Neither the contents of the personal Web pages nor the l inked pages have been reviewed or endorsed by the Univer>ity of Colorado at Denver. The s t atements and opinions i ncluded i n personal Web pages are those of the authors only. Any statement s and opini ons includ ed in personal Web pages are NOT those of the Board o f Regents, t h e University of Col orado, the University of Colorado a t Denver, or any d e p artment w i thin the University of Colorado at Denver. The c ontents ofpersonal Web pages themselves, and/or of material accessed via l inks t o other Web pages, may contain materia l that some people may find offensive. lfyou b e lieve that you might be offended by the contents of personal Web pages, y o u should not access perso nal Web pages. 9. Doma in N a m e Usage CU-De nv e r u ses t h e d o m a in o f www .cudenver.edu. All offic ial campus W e b s ir es, includin g th ose o f colleges, d e p artments, cliv i i o n , or o th e r fisc al or ope r a tin g units o f th e campus, as w ell as f ac ulty or s taff p erfo rmin g C U-De n ver f un c ti o n s , mus t use c ud e nver .edu. Exce pti o n s ma y be g r anted b y rh e C h a n ce llor o r desi g n ee . Fo r p ages hos t e d o n rhe offic i a l campus W e b ser ve r (s), a subdo m a in alias may be est a blish e d v i a a r e qu e st to C INS ( i . e . , admissio m .cudenver.edu ) . Alt e rnate Hos t i ng: An y offi c ial CU-D e nver campus W e b p ages se rved through a ho s t o th e r rh a n th e official campus W e b se rver(s) (www.cudenver.edu) mus t b e approve d by th e C h a n cello r o r desi g n ee. 10 . Document R e t ention Document r e t entio n is gove rn e d b y Col o r a d o l aw a nd Univer s i ty of Colorado poli cy . 11. Access ibility In compliance w ith ectio n 50 4 o f rh e R e h a bilit ation Act, rh e Am erica n s w ith Disabilities Ac t , and U niver s i ty o f Color a d o non di sc rimin a tion p olic i es, all e l ec t ronic publicatio n s mus t b e m a d e r easo n ably access ibl e to people with di sa biliti es. C INS will m ainta in b e n c hmarks for m eas urin g acc essibility. 1 2. Poli cy Compl ia n ce Interpretation of thi s P olicy Web Publ ishing Policies/ 4 1 An yo n e w h o has a quest i o n abou t th e inter p r e t atio n of this policy, o r wh e th e r so m e u se ofWeb publis hin g i s p ermitte d , s h o uld co n sult w ith rh e CU-D e nver W ebmast er. An yo n e w h o di s a g r ees w ith th e C U D e nver W, bmast e r's inte rpr e t acion o f thi s p olicy o r d ec i s i o n w heth e r W e b publi s hin g confo rm s to thi s poli cy ma y appeal in writin g to rh e C h a n cellor o r desi g n ee . Responsibility for Compliance with this Policy Su perv i so r s a r e resp o n sib l e f o r e n s urin g rh a r We b a urh o r s under th e ir directio n co mpl y wit h rhi s p olicy. CU-D e nver m ay e mpl oy t echnica l means, o r in st i t u te oth e r r easo n ab l e procedures, to ide ntifY W e b publi s hin g that f ails to co mpl y w ith r hi s p olicy . R eporting Non-Compliance All egatio n s of non-co mpli a n ce w i th thi s p olicy s h o uld b e r e p o rt e d to rh e CU-D e nver W e b masre r . Procedu. res for Handling Non-Compliance CU-D e nver r ese rves rhe right to r e m ove fro m irs server s o r di sco nn ec t from its n erwork an y m a t e rial o r W e b p ages th a t are pot e ntiall y in v i o l a tion ofCU-D e nver p o licies o r o f a pplicable l aws . T h e CU-De nver We b master i s charged with respons ibili ty f o r protectin g b o th th e sys t e m a nd user s fro m abuses of th ese p olic ies a n d l aws. T h e We b mast e r may communi ca t e with offending p a rri es, g ive i n s tru ctio n s as ro n ecessa r y s t e p s to b e t a k e n ro co rr ect s u ch v i o l atio n s, and s p ec ifY a r i m e frame in w hi c h t h e co rr ec tion i s to b e m a de. CU-Denver may t empo r a r i l y o r p e rm a n e ntl y d eac tivat e a W e b p age, r e m ove links ro s p ecifie d m a t er i al, close a user ' s account, o r tak e s u c h othe r a ction as i s appropri a t e unde r th e c ir cums t a n ces . Refere n ce Documents This policy doc ument d oes n o r exh a ust t h e req uir e m ents for We b publi shing a t CU-D e nver. We b publi s hin g a t CU-D e nver m us t co mpl y w ith all CU-Sys t e m and CU-D e nver p olic ies, and l oca l , s t are, a nd f e d e r a l l aws. A lis t o f r e f e r e n ce d ocuments includes th e followin g : University of Colorado Policies • Univer ir y of Colorado Admin i s trative P o l i cy S r a r e m e nr : P roviding and Using I nformation Technology, http: //www. cusys. edul I T h tml • U niver sity o f Col o rado Ad ministr a t ive Pol icy S t atement: Use of Electroni c Mail, http: //www. cusys. edul html • Univer s it y o f Col o rado Ad mini s tr ative P o l icy S t a t e ment: Univers ity P o licy o n Sexual H arassment, http:/ / www . cusys. edul Personnellsexharass. html CU-Denver Poli cies • CU-D e nver Computi n g P o licy, http:/ / www . cudenver. edulcinslpolicylpolicy. htm l • CU-D e nver Sty l e G u ide ( u nd e r d eve lopment) • CU-D e nver W e b Sire Man age m ent P olicy a nd P rocedures (unde r d eve l opment) • CU-D e nver Email P olicy (unde r d evelopment) Stare of Colorado Laws • Col o r a d o Publi c ( O pe n ) R eco rd s , Titl e 24 , A rticl e 72, Col o r a d o R ev i se d S t a tur es, Sectio n s 112 et. seq. , http :llwww.archives.state. co. u s lopen/ OOopenrec. htm • Col o r a d o S t a r e History, Arc hi ves and E mbl e m s , T itl e 24 , Articl e 8 0 , C o lora d o R ev i se d St a tur es, Sectio n s I 01-11 I , http:/ / www.a rchives.state. c o . uslopen/OOcsal aw . htm • Col o r a d o St a r e Ar c hi ves, R eco rd s M a n age m ent M a nu a l , Gen e r a l R e t e nti o n Sc h e dul e for Community College s , S r a r e Colle ges , and U ni ver s i t ies, http:/ /www.archives.state. co. ztslrm m_dirlsch8. htm • Col o r a d o S t a r e Arc hi ves , R eco rd s Man age m ent Manual, Appe ndi x C, E l ec tr o ni c M ess a g in g G uid e lines, http : //www. archives. state. co. uslrmm_dirlappndx-c. htm • F air Campaign Pra ctices A c t , T itl e I , C h apte r 45 , Col o r ado R ev i se d S t atures, S ec ti o n s I 0111 8 . and most s p ec i fical ly, l -45-117, http:/164.78 . 1 78.12/cgi-dos/statdsp p . exe?LNP&doc= 1 -45-101 CU -Denver Catalog 2 003-04

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42 / Our University, Our Campus Federal Laws • Section 504, Reh a bilitat ion Ac t of 1973, Tide 29, Chapter 16 , United Scares Code, Section 794, http:!lwww.dol.gov/oasamlregslstatuteslsec504.htm • Americans with Disab ilities Act, Tide 42, C h apter 126 , United Scares Codes, Sect i ons 12101 et.seq., http:!lwww.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title42/chapter 126_ . html • Family Ed u cationa l Rights and Pr i vacy Act (FERPA), Tide 20, United Scares Code, Sectio n l 232g, http://www. cpsr. orglcpsrlprivacyllawleducation_records_privacy. txt • FERPA Regulations , 34 Code of Fede r a l R egulations 99, http://www. ed.gov!offices/OM!fpco!forparegs. html opyright Law, Tide 1 7, United States Code, ections 101 et.seq., http://www. copyright. govltitle 1 7/index. html • Digital Millennium Cop yright Ace, T id e 1 7, United States Code, Sectio n 10 I et.seq. , http://.frwebgate. access.gpo.govlcgi-binlgetdoc. cgi?dbname= 105 _cong_ public_laws&docid=fpu b/30 4.1 05; summary: http:l!www.copyright.gov/legislationldmca.pdf • Electron ics Communications Privacy Ace, Tide 1 8, Part I , Chapter 119 , United States Code, Sectio n s 2510 et. seq., http:llwww.access.gpo.govluscode!title 18/parti_chapter 119 _ . html • Stored Wi r e a nd Electro ni c Communi cat i ons and T r ansactional Records Access, http:llwww.access.gpo.gov/uscode!title 18/parti_chapter 12l_.html POLICY VIOlATIONS WWW Committee T h e C h a n cellor shall appoint a WWW Commircee to (1) man age the CU-Denver Web sire, (2) set poli cies for a nd ove r see the use of electronic communication at CU-Denver, and, (3) in co njun ction wit h Computing, Informacion, and ecwork Serv ices (Cl S), h andle violatio n s of CU-Denver Computing Policies. Reporting Any ind i viduals who beco m e aware of inappropriate, unethical , or illegal use ofCU-Denver co mputi ng reso ur ces, inapp r opriate content of an ind ividual ho m e p age, or any inappropriate e l ec tr o nic commu nicat i on s h ould notify the CU-Denver Webmaster, webmaster@carbon. cudenver. edu. Child Pornography Any material t h at appea r s to contain c hild p ornograp h y will b e imm ediate l y referred to the D enve r Police Department, and will also b e subject to the procedures that follow. Notification of Policy Violation T h e CU-Denver Webmascer will notify th e u ser who i s alleged to h ave vio l ate d CU-D enver's computing policies of the nature of th e alleged vio l ation and will provide the user w ith a copy of CU-D e n ver's Computing Policies. Suspension of Privileges During Investigation During t h e in vestigation of an alleged policy violation , a u ser's computing and network access may be sus p e nd e d . CU-Denver reserves the right to examine a user's r eco rd ed and sto r ed information in th e course of investigating an all eged policy vio l at i on. Procedures 1. The CU-Denver Web master will review the material all ege d to be in vio lation ofCU-Denver's Computing Poli cies. If rhe CU-D enve r Web master b elieves that th e material v i o lates rhe policies, th e CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 CU-Denver Webmaster will r e qu est that the u ser remove the offending material. 2. I f the allege d v i o l ator fails or r efuse to comp l y w ith the CU-Denver Web master's r eq u est, the CU-Denver Web m aster may refer the marrer to the CU-Denver WWW Commircee for action . 3. I f the allege d violaror disagrees with the CU-Den ver Web master, the u ser m ay file a wrirre n perir i on requesting that the WWW Committee r ev i ew the case . 4. The Chair o f th e CU-Denver WWW Committ ee will appoint a three-person s ub commirree of the WWW Committee ro review the case . Two members of the s ub commircee must be selected f rom the membership of the WWW Commi ttee. The hair may select the t hird member from the WWW Commirree or from Faculty Assembly, Scaff Council, or the Associated Students. 5. Mter consulting with the alleged violaror and w i th the Web master, the subcommitte e will determine (a) if a policy vio l atio n has occ ur red, and ( b ) i f a pol i cy vio l ation has been found, w h at action s hould b e take n to remedy rhe p o l i cy v i o l atio n . Consequences of Policy Violations Vio l ations ofCU-D enver Computin g Policies may result in disciplinary action, including, but not Limited ro, s u spension of access ro the WWW, s u spe n s i on of e-m a i l privileges, sus p e n sion of computing privileges, suspe n sion or exp ul s i on from the uni versity, suspension or termination of empl oyment, i mp osition of fines, and referral for l egal action. The CU-Denver WWW Committ ee may recommend ro the Director of Student Life that a stu dent be suspended or expelle d from the uni vers ity, o r ro rhe appro pri a t e a ppointing au thori ty th a t an e mplo yee b e s u s pend e d or terminated. T h e WWW Commirr ee m ay impose all other sa n ctio n s specifie d above. CU Online CU Online i s rhe v irtual cam pu s of t h e Univers i ty of Col orado at Denver , with eleve n collegiate and profe sional development progranlS offering more than 200 courses via the Internee. CU Online offers core curriculum and elective courses in a variety of discipli nes, all the same high-quality courses c aught throughout the Univers ity of Colorado system . DELIVERY MEDIA S tud e nt s raking online co ur ses throu gh CU Online enjoy a greater sc h e dulin g Aexibil ity chan in a tr a ditional classroom by l ogg in g into class a couple of rimes each week at the rimes of their choice. In tru ctors delivering their cou rses thr ough CU Onl ine utilize cutting e d ge technology, s u c h as steaming a udi o, v id eo, a nd multimedi a s lid e s h ows for presenting course conte nt. A number of technologies allow students to interact w i th the inst ru ctor and their peer : threaded discu ssions in a bul l eti n board-type a r ea, live discussions in an online classroom, e-mail, a nd collaborative workspaces. PROGRAMS CU Online offe r s co u rses in liberal arts and sc i e n ces, arcs and media , business, educatio n , engineering, pub l i c affairs, a nd architecture a nd p l anning. Complet e on l ine degree pro grams, including a Bachelor of Arts in soc i o logy, and m aster's d eg rees in business and publi c administration, with more pro g r ams under development (ch ec k the Web sire for l atest developments). All of the co ur se may be applied ro a degree program at the U niver sity of Col o r ado at Denver or may be transferred ro a student's home ins titu tion, pen din g approval. FACULTY Onlin e courses follow the same faculty governa n ce p olicies as the established on-campus courses . All CU Online faculty members are app r ove d by the department and u s uall y teach o n -campus co urses as well. Many of rhe in s tru cro r s are exp e rt s w ho are wo rkin g in th e field in

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which rhey reach and bring vasr knowledge and resources from rheir indu rry ro rheir online reaching. HYBRID COURSES Sr ud enrs raking online courses through CU Onl ine enjoy a greater sched ulin g A exibiliry, bur so metimes feel rhey need more of rhe s rru cr u red environmenr found in a traditional classroom. T hi s is why CU Onl ine now offe r s a h ybrid berwe e n rhese rwo learn i ng env ironments. A H ybrid course is one which uses technology delivered insrrucrion (web, cd-rom, ere.) as a subsrirure for a portion of rhe instruction rhar a srudenr would otherwise receive in a campus classroom or lab. Hybrid courses meer approximately 50% of rhe normal classroom hours on campus where srudenr do rhe remainder of rheir work online. SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES CU Denver Online also supporrs faculry using web-based courseware ro augment rheir traditional classes. More and more facu lry are using instructio nal technology ro posr rh eir sy llabus, l ecture nares, ho l d online quizzes an d practice exams, and ro coordinate rel evant resources avai l ab l e on rhe web, in rhe librarie s and through orher media. As srudenrs rake courses wirh CU Online, rhey gain valuable skills for using rhe lnrerner as a roo! for l earning, research, and communication , raking rhem far beyond rhe boundaries of rhe rradirional educational environmenr. They have rhe opporruniry ro parricipare in rhe new global classroom , wirh a world of higher education ar rheir fingertips. We are well on our way ro achieving rhe goal of providing srudenrs with rhe mosr comprehensive ser of online courses, services and resources, coupled wirh rhe besr online learning experience of any insrirurion of higher ed u cation in rhe world. Parricip ar ion in web-based l ea rning position s rud enrs ro become l ife lon g l earners, a nd help s rhem ro develop invaluable skills ro rake advanrage of g l obal learning opportunitie s for rheir entire career. STUDENT SERVICES Academic Advising Center Dir ec tor : Peggy Lore Offi ce : North Classroom I 503 Phone: 303-352-3520 Academic advising is the foundation of a successful college experience and an important componenr in both choosing a major and career planning. T hi s office serves as rhe first poinr of conracr for srudenrs who are pre-busines s, pre-engineering, or who have nor declared a major in the College of Liberal Arrs and Sciences or rhe College of Arrs & Media. I n addition, rhe center provides general information and resource referral ro all srudenrs. ACADEMIC ADVISING ew freshmen and tran s f er sr u denrs will be ass i g n e d an a d v i so r who will meer wirh rhem every semes ter ro plan a schedu l e, discuss academ i c support services and assist w irh referrals ro other on-campus resources. Frequenr conracr wirh an advisor is encouraged. TRANSFER ADVISING Services are provided for srudenrs who are transferring ro CU-Denver, as well as rhose who wanr ro explore other universities and colleges in Colorado and orher srares. T ran script evaluation and access ro catalogs and degree requirements for orher insrirurions are among the serv ices p r ovided ro transfer sr ud enrs. Student Services, Support, and Organization s I 43 onracr CU Online ar 303-556-6505, visit our web s it e at www.cu o n l i n e . e d u , or send e-mail ro inquiry@cuonline.edu. Computing, Information, and Network Services Computin g, Information, and erwork ervices (C!NS) supporrs com purer and network use for borh rhe academic and administrative communities at CU-Denver. All cenrralized adminisrrarive systems are developed , mainrained, and processed by Universiry Managemenr Systems in Boulder , with ourpur processing and u se r up port provided by CINS in Denver. The Denver campus mainrain s a communications network with more rhan 2,500 connections. This network provides access ro all campus minicomputers and connection ro the Aura ria Library Online Information System, the World Wide Web, a nd the lnrerner. There are more rhan 2,500 personal computers l ocated on the can1pus in 21 reaching laborarories , rwo public labs, individual l a boratorie s, and in offices. C lNS mainrains rhe campus World Wide Web, where information i s kept for reference by srude nrs, fac ulry , sraff, and or h e r s inr eresred i n CU-Denver. The CI S Help Desk provides assis t ance ro srudenrs, faculry, and sraff. The Help Desk technicians mainrain personal computers and are available ro assisr w ith hardware and so ftware planning and installation, acquisitions, Inrerner connecriviry, troubleshooting , and general questions. The CI sraff opera res and mainrains campus minicomputers, re!ecommunicarions equipmenr, and two of rhe CU-Denver computing l aborarories. These l aborarories provide srudenrs wirh access ro Macinros h and Inrel-based personal compute r s and software as well as access ro rhe campus network and minicomputers. The goa l ofCINS i s ro assisr all members of rhe CU-Den ver commu n iry in u sing compuring as an effective roo I in rheir work . For further infor mation , cal l rhe CINS Help Desk at 303-556-6100. ADVISING FOR TEACHER LICENSURE Srudenrs who inrend ro seek reacher licensure in Colorado should conracr rhe Advising Cenrer for co urse requiremenrs early in their academic career. An Educa tion advisor is available ro answer questions, suggest courses and facilitate rhe admission process ro rhe School of Ed u cation. l n add irian, transcript eval u ation and a n a l ysis for degreed srudenrs who anric ip are application ro rh e lnirial Teac h er Licensure Program is provided. PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING Students who inrend ro apply ro rhe alleges of Busines s and Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, or Arrs & Media at rhe Universiry of Colorado ar Denver should be adv i sed for inrra un i vers iry rransfer rhrough rhe AAC. Liaison advising services are provided by adv i sors and faculry menrors in the colleges. Transfer rud en r s o r s rud e nr s who have ea rn e d d eg r ees ca n be a dvised abo ur pre-requi ire course req uir emenrs for various professional grad uat e programs at CU-Denver and or h er in s riturions. ADDITIONAL SERVICES Orher supporr services are provided in rhe academic advising cenrer. Conracr rhe cenrer for more information. CAREER PLANNING The AAC provides referrals ro The Career Cenrer in the Tivoli Srudem Union. T h e Career Cenrer provides a full spectrum of serv i ces CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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44/ Our University, Our Campus to assist students in establ i s hing a career path. Successful completion of a co llege d eg r ee is the beginning of thi s path ; select ing appropriate work-related experiences enhances the student's ability to identifY the right career. Career Center Office: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 260 Telepho ne: 303-556-2250 We b Site: careers.cudenver.edu Dir ector : Lissa Gallagher Associate Director/Internship Programs: C h errie Grove Assistant Director/Career Plannin g Services: J o nn e Kraning Assistant Director/Employment Services: Jo anne Wambeke Program Assistant: Tanya French The Career Center offe r s a full array of se r vices that prepare students for car ee r success. Srudenrs a r e assisted in c hoosin g a m a jo r ; selecting a career p a th ; gaining experie nc e thr ough interns hips, coo p e rative education , and serv ice l earning; researc hin g career an d e mpl oyer information ; d eveloping job earch skills; and finding e mployment upon grad uati on . Students are e n couraged to access services as early as freshman year to begin planning their caree r and c h arring a co urse roward s uccess. CAREER PLANNING SERVICES • career counseling • career assessment invenrories • resume assistance • interviewing skills coa ching • selfdire cted job searc h coaching INTERNSHIP AND COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM • part-rime academic yea r po s iti ons • full-time a lt ernating se me ster or su mm e r po sitions • co urse c r ed it ar undergraduate and gra duat e l evels • our-of-s t ate/internatio nal internships • most position s are paid EMPLOYMENT SERVICES • online job postings for career positions , internships, srudent employment • on-campus recrumng • resume r eferrals • career fairs CAREER LIBRARY • occupational information • empl oyer information • caree r computer lab • Career Advisor etwo rk Pro gram Pre-Collegiate Programs Pro gra ms offered by rhe Center for Pre-Colleg i ate Programs serve ro motivat e high sc h oo l students ro pursue po s t -seco nd ary e ducation and pro vide them the academic skills ne cessary to b e successful in th e ir college endeavors. The cente r is l ocated in C 2204 , 303-556-2322. PRE-COLLEGIATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The Pre-Collegiate Development Program i s a systemwi de institu tionall y f und ed academic e nhancement program for hi gh sc hool students. It i s designed ro motivate and prepare high sc ho o l students who are first generation a nd from an underrepresented grou p in high er ed u cation to complete hig h school on a timely b asis. The primar y focus of the pro g ram i s to pr epare youth (gra des 9-1 2) for professional careers CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 of specific interest to th em. The program incl udes aca d emic advising ( b y parents and g uidan ce cou n selo r s working together) regarding high sc hool course selec tion s that will b e t h e lp students a ttain rhe ir desired career objectives. In addition, during the academ i c year, s tud ents will rake part in relevant Sat urd ay Academies in basic study skills, int erpe r sonal skills devel opment, and t opics related to student prep aratio n for rhe 21st ce ntury . B etween their sophomor e and junior years, s tud ents will p artic ip ate in a two-week sessi on d esigned to e nh ance study and libr ary research skills, and provide a thorough introduction to college placement exams an d career fields. B etween their junior and senior yea rs, s rud ents will arrend a five-week academically intense Summer Academic Program . tudents will experience university life on a first h a nd basis and e nh ance their seco nd ary schoo l aca d e mics by taking co ur ses de s igned to a ugment high sc h ool aca demic r equirements (e.g. , mathematics , sci ences, writing, computer sc i ence, social sciences.) Students also enroll in a three-credit college coutse. CU-DENVER SCHOLARS PROGRAM This is an earl y college enro llm ent progr a m for college-bound, high achieving students, first generat i on a nd/or from a n underrepresented group in higher education, who are e nr olled in their senior year of high sc h ool. The program enables s tudents to begin their college studies by taking one course at CU-Denver during the fall term of their senior year in high school. T h e c r edit earned in rhe course can be applied toward a bachelor's degree. While enrolled in the program , students participate in monthly works hop s designed to acclimate rhem to the university and prep are them for college s rudy . Center for learning Assistance The Center for L ea rnin g Assista n ce is designed to promote student s u ccess in the aca d e mi c serring. Availab l e to CU-Den ver undergraduate and graduate stu d e nts, services include English as a second language and st ud y skills courses, tutoring, study rrategies seminars, peer advocacy, a test file, consul ring , and a minority resource library. First-generation college rudents may be eligib l e for intensive services through the Student Support Services and Ronald E. McNair federal grant programs within the center. In addition, rhe ce n ter houses two federal Upward Bound projects ser v ing eligible s tud ents enrolled ar Denver's Wesr High School. The cente r i s l ocated in NC 2006, 303-556-2802. Tutoring. Free tutoring is avai l ab l e in many subject areas (some limit at ion s app ly). Tutorin g is held on weekdays a nd evenings. Scheduled tutoring i s available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday , 8 a.m.-1 p . m. Open l a b tutorin g is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m .-7 p.m., a nd Friday, 8 a.m.-] p.m. eminrzrs. Srudy s tr ategies semina r s are provided on such topics as cr iti ca l thinking , rime/stress management , test anxiety/test taking , essay writing, study strategies, active reading , learning styles, and lis t e ning/note taking. Consulting. Academic , financial aid, a nd persona l co nsultin g are availab l e . Peer advocacy is availab l e ro students eligible for the Student Support Services Pro g r am. Library. T h e center maintain s a s mall periodical a nd book collection authore d by, an d/or about, minorities; rhese resources are availab l e for srud e nr research and l eisure. Courses. Courses a r e offered in a s m a ll group format in the areas of college urvival skills, introduction to word processing, English as a second l anguage, problem solving, a nd Excel. ee cou r se description sect i o n in this catalog for detailed inform ation o n co ur ses. E GL 1006-3. Reading for p eakers of Other Languages. E GL l 007-3. Compositio n for Speakers of Other Languages I. E GL 1008-3. Composition for peakers of Other Languages II. ENGL 100 9-3. Advanced ESL Writing Skills. TSK 0705-1. Probl em Solvi ng.

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STSK 0707-1. College Survival Skills . TSK 0708-1. Inrroducrion ro Word Processing. ST K 0800-1. Research Process for ESL Srudenrs. STSK 0801-1. Commun ication Skills for ESL St ud e nts. STSK 0802-1. Advanced Academic Reading Skills forE L. T K 0803-1. peech Presentation for ESL. T K 0804-1. Listening and Note-raking for ESL Students. STSK 0806-1. rud y Skills for ESL St ud ents. STSK0810-1 ro3.Topics. STSK0811-I. Excel. STSK 0820-1. Social Science Partnership for ESL. SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS AND OPERATIONS American Indian Student Services The American Indi an Stu d ent Services program provides access and educa tional opportunities ro American Indian students through specialized recruitmenr and retention efforts. The program provides acade mi c advising, scho l arsh ip i nformation, cultural programs, a d vocacy, student o r ganizatio n sponsors h ip, and other supportive serv i ces tailored ro the s pec i fic n eed of t h e student . American l ndi a n Student Services also serves as a resource ro rhe campus, providing current information on issues a nd conce rn s of the American Indi an community. The office is lo cated in North Classroom 2013, 303-556-2860. Asian American Student Services Asian American tudent Services provides a ademic advising, sc h o l a r s hip in formation, c ulwral programs, advocacy, and st ud ent leadership development. Supportive services are tailored to meet the s pe c ific n ee d s of students. Asian American Student Services also serves as a resource ro the campus and community, providing current informati o n on issues and co n cerns of Asi a n Americans. The office i s lo cated in North Classroom 2012, 303-556-2578 or 303-556-2065. Associated Students of the University of Colorado of Denver (ASCUD) The Assoc i ated St ud ents of the University of Colorado at Denver (AS CUD) serves as a voice for students and provides activities and ser v i ces not n ormally offe r e d to students under the formal univ e r s ity s tru cture. ASCU-Denver assis t s students with information co n ce rnin g s mdent clubs a nd organizations, campus events, i ssues concerning student srarus, and other information of general interest to students. ASCU-Denver a l so provides s tudents assis t ance with grievance and the opportunity ro become more closely involved w ith the uni vers i ty community, thro u g h active parti cipat ion in student government itself , or through service on university, tri-institutional, and AHEC committees. More in formation conce rnin g serv i ces a nd act i vities can be obtained i n the Student Government Offices, Tivoli Student Un ion, Room 30 I , 3 03-556-2510. Block Student Services The Black Student Services pro g r a m provides access , educat ional opportunities, and information to students of African descem through spec iali zed recruitment and retemion efforts . The program provides academic a dvi sing, scho l arsh ip information, cultural programs, advocacy, student o r ganizat ion spo n so r s hip , and other supportive serv i ces tai lored ro th e specific needs of the students. Black Student Serv i ces a l so ser ves as a resource to the campu , providing current information on issues and co n cerns affecting the community of Africans in America.The office i locat e d in Nor th C l assroom 201 0, 303-556-270 I. Support OrganiZIJtions and Operations/ 45 Hispanic Student Services The Hispanic Student Services prog ram provides access a nd educational opportunities to His pani c students throug h s p ec i alized r ecruitme nr a nd retenrion efforts . The program provides academ i c adv i s i ng , scho l ars hip inform at i on, cultura l pro grams, advocacy, stude nr o rgan ization sponsorsh ip , and other supportive services tailored ro the s p ec ific needs of the st ud ents. Hi s panic S rudent Services also serves as a r eso u r ce to t h e campus, providin g curr ent information o n issues and concerns of th e Hispanic community. The office i s l ocate d in o rth Classroom 20 1 2, 303-556-2777 . Clubs and Organizations This is onl y a samplin g of clubs r ecog n ized in th e past a n d i not n ecessarily curre nt. ACM Computin g Club American In st itu te of Arch i tect ur e Students American Marketin g Associat i o n American Planning Associatio n American ociety of C ivil Enginee r s American Society of L an d scape Arc hi tecture American Soc i ety of Mechani ca l E n g in eers Anthropol ogy C lub Art Club Association of Black Students Auraria Frenc h C lub Aura ria Transnational Student Assoc i ation Beta ALpha Omega (Counsel ing/Education) Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society) Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society) Chi Epsilon Chin ese Srude nr Association College Republicans CSPA-Color ado Society for Personnel Admini stra tion CU Venrure Network-Associ a tion of Colleg i ate E n trepr e n eurs Equipondera n ce Pr e-Law C lu b Etta Kappa Ntt Feminist Alliance F in a n cial Management Assoc i ation GSPA Association Golden Key National Honor Soc i ety HA 0-Health Administration Student Organization IBSA-In te rnati o nal Busi ness Student Assoc i atio n In dian Srudent O r ganization Inst itute of E l ec trical and Elec tron ics E n g ineers International tudent Organization Kappa Delta Pi M.E.C.H.A. Master of Soc i a l Sc i ences C lu b MBNMS Assoc iation (Graduate Business) Model United Nations Confe r e nce Organization T h e R o bert E. Moore Colle g i a te C hapter of rhe American Marketing Associa ti o n National Society of Black E n g ineer s Native American Student Organization Phi ALpha Theta (History) Phi Chi Theta (Bu s in ess/Eco n o mi cs) Phil osop h y C lub Pi Tau Sigma Psi Chi ( P syc h o l ogy) Russian Cul ture & Lan g uag e Clu b Sigma Iota Epsilon (Management Hono r Soc i e ty) Sigma Tau DeLta (Engl ish) AS-Society of Accounting Students Society of\'V'omen Engineers Student Assoc iati o n of Mus i cian s Tau Beta Phi (E n g ineering) V i etna mese Student Organizatio n CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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46 / Our University, Our Campus Counseling and Family Therapy Center The CU-Denver Counse ling and Family Therapy Center staff provides services at no charge to stude nts for personal, educational, and relationship concerns through individua l , couples, family, and group counseling, stress management, alcoho l and drug prevention , and crisis intervention. If a client's needs are such that they would benefit more from an alternative form of co un se lin g or therapy, appropriate referrals will be made to community-based professiona ls. Also, by request , staff provide consultat ion , l ectures, and workshops to student, faculty , and staff groups , clubs, and classes on diversity, mental health topics , orga nizational , and student developmenr issue s . The CU-Denver Counse lin g and Family T h erapy Center i s l ocated in the North Classroom Bui l ding 4036, 303-556-4372. Denver Free Press The purpose of the student newspaper, Denver Free Press, i s to provide students w ith information about campus issues and evenrs. T h e newspa per strives to include good investigative reporting , feature art i cles , and items of general interest to its campus readers hip. In addi tion , the news paper is a tool ro encourage and develop wri ters, journali ts, artists , and other student members of its general management and production staff. The office is in the Tivoli Studenr Union, Room 345, 303-556-2535. Disability Services Office The Disability Services Office (DSO) strives ro meet the needs of a large and diverse community ofCU-Denver students with disabilities. With a strong commitment to equal access, DSO staff oversee th e provision of a full range of accommodations for students with disabilities. They also work closely with faculty and staff in an advisory capacity, assisting in the development of reasonable accommodations that allow srudenrs wit h disabilities to d emonstrate their abilities. The following i s a Jist of potential accom moda t ion s that may be granted based on the student's disability a nd ho w it impacts them in a postsecondary educational e n vironment: • alternative resting (ext r a time , private room , reader , scribe) • notetaker for classes • alternative text ( Braille, en l arged, aud iotape, CD) • interpreter s • priority registration For furrher inform ation about our office, v i s it our Web site at www.ahec.edu/dso or contact us b y phone, 303-556-8387 (vo ice ), 303-556-8484 (TTY), or em ail us at ahecdso@ahec.edu. Our offic e is located in the Arts Building , Suite 1 77 . Emergency Student loon Program The Emergency Student Loan Program is designed to meet the emergency financial needs of students. The program provides interest free, short-te rm loans for up to $400. Applications for shorr-ter m lo ans will be accepted throughout the fall and spring semesters and summer session. Applicants are r equired to meet the minimum requirements listed below. Students receiving financ i a l aid are eligib l e if: • financial aid or scho lar ship eligibility has b een determined by the Office of Financial Aid • financial aid is verified by presenting r ece nr copy of award letter, or l etter from financia l aid counselor • amount of aid covers costs of tuition and l oan Students not receiving financial aid are e ligibl e if: • tuition balance is paid in foil • monthly income is verified by presenting r ecent check stub or l etrer from empl oyer • income indi cates a bility to repay loan within six weeks . CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Goy, lesbian, Bisexual, Trans (GlBT} Student Services of Aurorio Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans Studenr Serv i ces is open to all Auraria campus students as a resource for exp l oring sexual orientation issues. This program offers a variety of support, education, and advocacy services for the entire campus communi ty: • supporr for those who may have questions about their own sexual orientation or rhat of a friend or fami l y member • advocacy for students expe riencin g discrimination or harassment based on a real or perceived GLBT identity • speakers for events, workshops, and classes on various aspects of sexual orie ntation • programs an d workshops about working with the gay, l esbian, bisexual , and trans communitie s more effectively and combating mi s information, misconceptions, and homophobia • resource library of500 books and 90 videos (documentary and cinema) available for research and leisure as well as a multitud e of free literarure regarding other organizations a nd services throughout Denver and Colorado that provide outreach , services, and advocacy • pro grams s u c h as Gay , Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans Awareness Month and other forums providing information and dialogue about GLBT issues The GLBT Student Services office is located in the Tivoli Srudent Union, room 311, and is staffed by a director with the support of student e mplo yees and volunteers. Input and in volvement from the entire campus community are welcome d. For additiona l information, call 303-556-6333. Ombuds Office The Om buds Office helps to e nhanc e the clarity and dissemination of information, ro simplify decision makin g and communication, to assist with the process of change and with adjustment to change, a nd ro improve understanding an10ng st udents, faculty, staff, and administrators. The Om buds Office provides inform ation about programs, policies, ser vices, and procedures affecting members of the university community; makes referrals to appropriate state, CU system, and CU-Denver resources ; serves as consultant in the preparation and review of policies and procedures; and assists in the so luti on of problems and the resolution of disputes. Om buds Office services do not replace or circumvent existing c h annels, bur help them work more effectively. Om buds Office services are informal , impartia l , confident ial, and independent of ad mini strative authorities. The i ssues and identities of persons who consu lt with the Om buds Office are not divulged to anyone without express permission to do so, except to the extent required by law. For furrher info rm at i on or assi sta nce, contac t the Om buds Office, CU-Denver Bldg., Suite 700; 303-556-4493, TTY 303-556-6204, Fax 303-556-5855; e-mail: ombuds@carbon.cudenver.edu Student Advocacy Center The Student Advocacy Center provides support services to CU-Den ver students, particular l y during their first year on campus. Services are designed to help st udent s make a s mooth transition to life at CU-Denver and to s ucceed in their college studies. Professional staff and student peer advocates provide in format ion about campus resources and assist students with class sc h eduling, aca demi c policies and pr ocedures, and problem sol ving. T h e center also house s an extens ive scholarship libr ary. T h e ce nt er is located in NC 201 2, 303-556-2546. Student legal Services Student l egal service s are availa ble to assist st udenrs with off-campus legal problems through the provision oflegal advice, liti gation preparation,

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document interpretation, a nd assistance in negotiati on. The service will not represent students in cou rt. This student fee-funded program i s provided free of charge to CU-Denver students; however, a charge ma y be as essed for actual costs incurred, such as copying, typing, ere . For further details, contact rhe office in the Tivoli Student Union, Suite 315, 303-5 56-6061. Office of Student Life The Office of Student Life is rhe advising, coordinating, resource, and genera l inform ation center for student clubs and organizations, student government (ASCUD), student programs , and the academic honor societies. The office is respons ibl e for the a dministration of the student fee budget and monitors all stu dent fee expend itures to assure co mpliance wirh CU-D enver and state of Colorado regulations and procedures. The Director of Student Life represents the Associate Vice Chancel lor for Enrollment and Student Affairs on selected CU-Denver, tri-institurional, and AHEC committees and maintain s effect i ve l ines of communication with MS D, CCD, and AHEC. The director administers th e student conduct an d discipline procedures as described in the Code of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Life is located in rhe Tivoli Student Union, Room 303, 303-556-3399. Office of Veterans Affairs The Office ofVererans Affairs (OVA) is an initial conracr point for eligible veterans and dependenr students attending CU-Denver who w i sh to utilize Veterans Admi ni stration ed ucational benefits . This office assists students with filling our VA paperwork and in solving problems associated with the receipt ofVA-relared ed ucational benefits . The OVA mainrains proper certification for elig ibl e students to ensure that each srudenr meers Veterans Administration requirements for atte ndan ce, course load a nd conrenr, a nd other regulations necessary to receive educational benefits p aymenrs. In addition, rhe OVA prov ides VA Vocat ional Rehabilitat ion referr a ls, information on VA rutorial assistance, and VA work/study positions for qualified veterans . For furthe r information, conracr rhe Office of Veterans Affairs ar 303-556-2630, CU-Denver Bldg., uire 1 07F. CAMPUS SERVICE FACILITIES Aura rio Child Core Center The Auraria Child Care Cenrer, 303-556-3188, serves the c hild care n ee d of Au r aria's s tud ents, s taff , and faculty b y providing high q u ality ear l y c hildhood educat ion an d care programs. The Child Care Center is lo cate d o n the southw est co rner of the campus . Its programs a r e con isrendy recognized by rhe educational community for their high quality early childhood care and education. Developmentally appropriate practices for young children g uid e the educat ional programs that are provided. Curriculum planning is Aex.ible and based on children's inte rests. Experiences a r e p l anned in acco rdance with " Key Experiences " adapted from rhe High/Scope Cognirively Oriented Curriculum. Supervising reachers in the C hild Care Centers are all degreed teacher meeting the ce rtifi cation g uidelines of the National Academy of Early Childhood programs. Childr e n aged 1 2 months to 6 years are served at th e center. The center a l so has a fully accre dited kindergarten progran1 . Hours: M-F, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Aurorio Event Center T h e Au r ar i a Campus Event Center is a 2,8 0 0-seat facility for rean1 and individual sport activities, academic programs, events and conferences. Funds from rhe Student Recreation Fee support rhe use by stude nts of the many health and recreation facilities found within the building. Adjacent ro the building are softball fields, tenn i s courts and a track . Campus Service Facilities/ 47 Emmanuel Gallery Located n ext ro southwest corner ofPE Bldg., 303-556-8337. The Emmanuel Gallery hosts exh ibit s of students, faculty , and nationally known artists. top in for a relaxing break. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m . , M-F. Health Center ot Aurorio h ttp:ll www. mscd. edulstuden tlresources/ health! All CU-Denver s rud enrs are entitl ed to medical serv ices ar the Health Center ar Au raria , a nd srudenr health insurance is OT required to use chis facility . The Heal th Center is app r oved to provide emergency care only to persons covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid. Physicians, physician assi stants, nurse practitioners , radiological technologists, and medical assistants staff the facility. Studenrs will be asked ro complete a sign-in sheer and show a currenr semester ID card each rime they check in. ervices includ e treatment of i llness and injuries, l ab t esting, medications , physicals, annual GYN exams, sexual l y transmitted disease information/ resting, birth control informacion/services , minor surgery, choles t erol screening, immunization , HIV resting, blood pressure checks, casnng, suturing, and x-ray. All services lis red above are low cost. Payment is requir e d ar rime of service, except for students who participate in the Studenr Health In s ur ance Program. C l asses regarding healrh-relared topic s are taught each semester and are offered free to students. Walk-in services begin at 8 a.m., Monday-Friday. Access is on a first come, first-served basis. Walk-in varies daily, contingent upon when all patient sloes have been filled; rhus, rhe daily closure rime for walk-in care is variable . Patients are encouraged to check in as ear l y as possible . The Health Center at A ur aria i s located in the Plaza Building, room 150 , on the lower level. Brochures with additional information are available at the health center. For further derails and information regarding night students (Night Owl Advantage Program ) and extended campus srudents (Sate llite Advantage Program ), call303-556-2525. Tivoli Student Union 9rh and Auraria Parkwa y Tivoli Administration , Room 325, 303-556-6330 The Tivoli Student Union, managed by St udent Auxiliary Services, provides a wide variety of services for the Auraria community. The Student Union houses CU-Denver srudent government and srudent lif e offices, the University of Colorado Federal Credit Union, and rhe rri institurional offices of Legal Service and rhe GLBT. If you want a break or a quiet place to sru dy, the Tivoli Student Union is j u r rhe place. Wi rh rwo full-service re rauranrs, a food court, coffee hou se and deli, and convenience store, you'll find a place to suit your appetite, schedule, and budget. If you'd rather retreat chan ear, yo u can watch TV in the Roger Braun Srudenr Lounge, play a game of pool ar Sig i's Pool Hall & Arcade, meet a srudy group in rhe multicultural loun ge or stu d y in total sil ence in the Garage Quiet Study Lounge. Additional student services ar rhe Tivoli Student Union include rhe Auraria Campus Bookstore , rhe C lub Hub, Click's Copy Center, Conference ervices, and rhe ID Progran1 and Commuter Resource Cenrer. Visit the Tivoli Student U nion Web s it e at www. Tivoli.org for m ore information. CLub Hub, Room 346, 303-556-8094. This uniquely designed club space on the third Aoor of the Tivoli features work space for over 60 clubs, mailboxes for campus clubs, a l imit ed number of l ockers, club bulletin boards, meeting rooms, and lounge area for lar ger group meetings. This office works closely with rhe Student Advisory Committ ee to the Auraria Board (SACAB), the Student Union Advi sory Board (SUAB), and the Student Activities/ Life offices. CU-Denver CataLog 2003-04

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4 8 / Our University, Our Campus Tivoli Conference Services, Room 325 , 303 556-2755. T hrough rhe Conference Se r v i ces office, T i vo l i meeting rooms and co n ference space can be reserved for non-aca d em i c p urp oses, including m eet ings, weddi ngs , an d receptions . The conference serv i ce d e pa rrmenr has five cate rers ro c hoo se from for all off-campus catering needs. ID Program/ Commuter and Housing Services, Room 243, 3 0 3-5 56-8385. Aurar i a swdems come he r e ro get th e ir ID cards , wh i c h are n ecessa r y for parking i n some cam pus l ots and for c h eckin g o ur l ibrary bo oks. American language Center Phone: 303-55(}-620 7 E-mail: alc@cudenver.ed u Web : www. americanlanguagecenter. net Academic English Program (AEP) The unive r sity's America n Language Cemer (ALC) offe r s a n on-cam pus Advance d English Program (AEP) for i nrern ario n a l smdenr s w h o wam adva n ce d English t r a in i ng for profess iona l purposes. T h e AEP offers ESL univer sity-prepa rat i on courses as well as a Univer s i ty of Colorado I-20 for st ud ents n eeding an F1 smdem visa. E i g htweek pro grams starr every January, Marc h , June, A u g u s t , and Ocrober. I nternational srudems may attend the AE P in pr eparat i o n for m eet in g the univ e r sity ' s TOEFL req u i r ements pr ior ro emering univer s i ty unde r graduate or graduate progra m s . Accepta n ce into rh e Aca d e m i c E n glis h Program does nor guarantee acceptance inro rh e university degree pro grams. The American Language Center also offe r s non-credit evenin g co urse s in E n glish as a Second L anguage a n d a n on-cred i t ce rtifica t e prog ram in Teaching Engl i s h as a Second Language ( TESL) . Office of International Education Director: C hri sropher Johnson Associate Director (Study Ab roa d): Karen Goubleman Associate Director (Internat i onal Stu d ent an d Scho lar Services): Deborah Durkee Office: CU-Denver Buildi n g 1 40, 1250 14th Stre e t Phone: 303-556-3489 E-mail: inre rn arional @ cu d e n ver.ed u Web: http:llinternationa!. cudenver. edu The Univer sity of Colorad o at Denver , thr oug h the Office of Intern atio nal Education (Ol E), provides a variety of inte rn at ional progr ams, educational opportunities, and services for inte rnational and domestic students, sc ho l ars, facu lty, staff, and the g r ea t e r D e nver community. The goals of OlE are ro raise int e rn atio n a l awa r e ness on rhe CU-Denver campus an d , in particular, ro pr ovide an op portunity for all students ro gain the g l obal competency n eeded in roday ' s i nterdependent world. OlE arranges student smd y a b road prog r a ms, exped ites th e exc h a n ge of srudems a nd facu l ty , hos t s imernario n a l v i s i rors , pro m o te s special rel ationships w ith foreign universities, and a d vises stude nt s a nd faculty on Ful brig h t and arional Sec uri ty Excha nge Pro g ram ( SE P ) and other scholarship oppormniries. OlE also f uncti ons as a recruiting, r e t e ntion , an d advisory office for internati o nal srudems a nd coo rdin ates man y services f o r them befo r e and after they have b ee n acce pted ro CU-Denver, includ ing: new studem orienta tion , v isa an d Immigration and Natural i zat i on Service ( I NS) advice, an d help for those ime rn arional students w h o n eed assistance w ith a variety of quest i ons and p o tential CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Stude m IDs also serve as an RTD bu s pass. T h e l o u n ge provides l ocke r s , RTD bu s m aps, rid e b oards, a pop ma c hin e , a n d a mi crowave ove n . Sigi's PooL HaLL and Arcade, Room 1 45, 303556-3645. S igi's, named aft e r Tivoli Brewe r y founder Moritz Sigi, houses 31 video game mac hines, and 7 billiard t ables. Sigi's i s o p en ro the enrire A ur a ria campus populati on as well as rhe public. The student-fr i e ndl y atmosphere enco ur ages community soc i alization a nd relaxa tion. diffi culties, inclu din g rhe offering of a semes t erlong orien t ation co ur se (CLAS 11 00). In addition , OlE seeks ro i ncrease community awareness of int ernational issue s b y periodically s pon so ring l ectures and program s that are open ro the ge n eral p ublic. STUDY ABROAD OlE assists swd ents wishing ro m ake international study an integral part of their college experience . Study abroad programs vary in length fro m two weeks to o n e academ i c year, and are also offered during rhe summer and wime r br eaks . Alth o u g h m any programs are for lan g u age st ud y , a substant i a l number of program s are ta u g h t in Englis h ; rhus , a for e ign l anguage i s not always required for participation. These programs are available ro st ud ents in all disciplines , from a r chitecture ro business ro lib eral arts, in a var i ety of countr ies worldw id e . St ud ents ca n pay CU-D e n ver tuition a nd study a broa d on an exc han ge pr ogra m for a n academ i c se mester o r year. E ith e r CU-Denver or tra n sfer cred it m ay be earned abroad, g i v in g students the opportuni ty to f ulfill degree r equirements whi l e experiencing a n ew culrure. Since tuition and program fees a r e generally affo rd ab l e and financial aid i s available an d ca n b e used for s t u dy abroa d, it i s a feasib l e option for almost every CU-D e nver st ud e nt. Information a nd a d v i ce o n sch o l ars hip s s u c h as Fulbright a nd NSEP, as well as volunteer an d work opportunities abroad are ava i l able. New progr ams a r e co n tinual l y d eve l oping, so cal l or c h eck the OlE Web sire to l earn m ore about ou r pro g r ams . Logo n to our web sir e at http:llinternationaL. cudenver. edu for furth e r information. INTERNATION A L STUDENT ADVISIN G AND SUPPORT SERVICES Since the first few months in a n ew country and a new city can be particul arly difficu l t for imernar i o na l students, OlE offers a number of special ser v ices in o rd e r ro ease thi s tr a n s iti o n , s u c h as a n orientation prog r am for new inte rn ational st ud ents, answers ro v isa questions, an d h elp in finding housing. All inre rn ar ional sr udenrs m eet with the lnrernariona l Stu d e m Advisor ( ISA) in OlE upo n arrival in Denver ro have visas and o th er pap erwork revi ewe d , in orde r ro assi st in personalized a d v i sing. OlE prov i des a friend l y ea r and a place to ask question s and express co n cerns about all kinds of issues, includ i n g U.S. soc i a l cusro ms, as well as an aven u e for communicatin g with other CU-Denver inr e rn a r i onal srudenr clubs a nd organizing socia l activities. For more information o n immigration m atters, advising, o r services for inr e rn ario nal students and scho l ars, visit our Web sire a t internationaL.cudenver.edu. T h e OlE also wo rks with the univ e r s i ty ' s America n Language Cemer, w h i c h offers an Inren s ive Engl i s h Pro g ram for inrernarional studenrs preparing ro pass th e TOEFL or w h o n ee d further English help after starting their deg r ee s tudies. See S p ec ial Programs and Facil ities in the Gen eral In formatio n section for a co mpl ete description . GRADUATE STUDENT AND FACULTY FULBRIGHT INFORMATION OlE serves as th e uni versity clea ri n g h ouse for information on vario u s sc holarships an d fellows hips for smdy and r esearc h a broad , includin g Fulbrig h t g r aduate s rud e nr and faculty v i s itin g l ectureship s at foreign univer s ities.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES During the year , O l E sponsors periodic g u est l ectures and spec ial semi n a r s foc u sed on ropics of c urr enr inrernational imeresr. Most of these act i v ities are open ro the public as well as the CU-Denver AURARIA LIBRARY Dean/Director: David G leim Associate Dean: Anthony J. Dedrick Offi ce: Aura ria Library, II 00 Lawrence treet Telephone:Administration : 3 0 3-556-2805 Information: 303-556-2 7 40 Reference: 303-556-2585 FACULTY Associate Professo r s: David Gleim , Ellen Greenblatt, Teri R. Sw it zer Assistant Professors: Anth o n y J. Dedrick, Rob e rt L. Wick (E m e ritus) Instructors: Orlando Arch ib eque , Er i c Baker, J effrey Beall, Thomas J. Beck, Gayle Bradbeer , Meg Brown-Sica , Lorraine Evans, Rosemary Evetts, V e r a Gao, Cynr hi a H ashert , F l ore n ce )one , Ela in e Jurries, S u sa n Ma ret, Nikki McCas l in , Ellen Metter, Misha Sra , Marit S. Taylor, Linda D. T i et j en, L ouise Treff-Gangler, Diane Turner, Judith Valdez , Robb Waltne r , Eveline Yang LIBRARY SERVICES Access to information is esse mial to acade mi c success. T h e A ur a ria Libr ary, l oca ted at the center of the campus, provides a wide range of learning r eso ur ces and services to support aca d e mi c programs. T h e libr ary is administered b y rhe Univers iry of Colorado ar Denver. THE COLLEGION The Auraria Library has a collection of approx.imatel y 600 , 000 volumes. In addition r o a strong, upt od are book collectio n , the libr ary a l so has over 3 , 2 00 jo urnal and newspaper subscriptio n s , access to more rhan 5,000 electronic journals , a nd a film/videotape collection. The libr ary is a selective d epository for U.S. Government publications and a depository for Col orado State documents, with a collect i o n of over 450,000 documents. The Auraria Libr a r y ' s collect i o n is s u pplemented b y providing access to other libraries within the stare and nationally through inte rlibr ary loan serv i ces. AURARIA LIBRARY ELEGRONIC RESOURCES Auraria Library provides o n and off-camp u s access ro a wide variery of e l ectronic r esources avai l ab l e thro u gh the L ibr ary ' s home page: http :I! library. auraria. edu Available r esources include: Skyline: Auraria Library's o nlin e cata log pro vides access to b ooks, journal h o ldings, media, and government publications ow n ed b y the libr a r y . R eserve materials for courses are also l i ted. Prospector Globa l Catalog: Auraria patrons can expand their searches for materials with Prospector , a cat alog of sixteen Colorado libr aries. Prospector has 1 3 milli o n h o lding s includin g publ i c and aca d e mi c libr aries. You may request items that are checke d out o r missing from Skyline and if the Prospector it em you need is checked out, yo u may place a h old. Materials are requested onlin e and d elivered to Aura ria Library Circu lation w ithin 2-4 days. It e m s are c h ecke d o ur for 3 weeks with one r e n ewal. Try thi s popular e rvic e by clicking on th e " Search Prospector" tab in a Skyline cata log search o r directly at: www.prospector.coalliance.org. Campus Resources/ 49 communiry. O l E i s a l so a n active part i c ip anr in a numbe r of Denve r communiry inrernational programs a nd evenrs. For more information about these and other programs, conrac t the 0 1 E office at 303-556-3489. Article databases: Over 300 databases provide access to full t ext articles and journal citations in a variery of fields . Available on-campus to all and off-campus to c urr e nr s tud ents, faculry, and s taff Reference resources: Dictionaries, encycloped ias, a lm anacs, and numerous other r eference r esources. Web r esources : lmernet reso urces in all fields that h ave been selec t e d and evaluate d by libr arians . Auraria Library information: Instructi o n g uide s , s ub ject g uid es, in str u ctions for off-camp u s access, h ours, policies, a nd other libra ry information . CIRCULATION SERVICES Libr ary materia l s are checked o ut from the Cir culation Desk w ith a currenr Aura ria ID or other valid idenrification. U nder g r aduate st ud ents m ay check out books for 28 days, a nd graduate studems for 60 days. Al1 Auraria stud e m ca n check out up to 75 item from the general collec tion. Items can be renewed three times if not requested by a nother borrower onlin e u s in g Skyline's View Your Own Record, in person, or by phone, 303-556-2639. Other ser v i ces incl ud e patron-placed hold s in Skyline for checked-out it e ms a nd e-mail circu l a tion n otices that allow for e-mail renewals. Fines are assessed when books a r e renewed or returned past th e ir due date, a nd r eplacement c harges will be assessed if it ems are 28 days overdue. REFERENCE SERVICES T h e Aura ria Library Reference D e p artment strives to provide exce llent ser v i ce in assi st in g s tud ents and faculry with their researc h needs. The Reference Desk is staffed during most h ours the library i s open, and ha s librarians and s taff t rain ed in all s ubje c t areas in o rder to assis t stude nr s w ith o nlin e an d print sources of information. Contact th e Reference Desk at 303-556-2585. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS Most U.S. and Color ado govern m ent publications a r e in a sepa r ate l ocation in rhe libr ary and are available all the hours th e libr ary is open. Specialized assi s tan ce i s ava ilabl e during weekday hours a nd at the Reference Desk eve nings and weekends. Call 303-556-8372 for informatio n a nd h o urs. INFORMATION DELIVERY/INTERLIBRARY LOAN Auraria Library p a rti c ip a tes in a worldwide e l ec troni c b o rr ow in g a nd lending nerwork wi th other libr aries. T hi s se r v i ce e n ables all Aura ria campus students, faculry , an d staff to obtain materials not availa ble a t the A ur a ria L i brary. R eques t s from r eg i ste r ed u sers can b e initiated electronically through th e A ur a ria Library ' s Home Pag e u s in g the WebZap serv i ce. This departmenr a l so l oans material to institutions throughout Color ado and around the wo rld. Access to materials from oth e r C o l orado l ibrarie s i s availab l e v i a Prospector . LIBRARY INSTRUGION T h e libr ary i s committed to providing information skills throug h it s in str ucti o n program. 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50/ Our University, Our Campus imporrant component of the library Instruction Program. For more information about the library's instructional offerings, contact the Library Instruction office at 303-556-3683. RESERVES The Reserves Department (located in the n orthwest corner of the first Aoor) provides special shortt erm circulation of books , pamphlets, articles, and other materials needed for class instruction. Except for films and videos, all other rypes of media are housed in R eserves, along with COs/records and appropriate players. Films a n d videos (includi n g those on reserve) are located in the Video Collection, first Aoot , southeast corner. The loan periods for " reserved " items are s h ort, and overd u e f ollowup i s prompt, so that the maxim u m number of s tu dents may have access to the materials . These mater i a l s includ e not only titles ow n ed by the library, but also personal co pie s made avail able b y the faculty. " Reserve " material may be c h ecked o ur for two hours, o n e day or three days , with the exception of media items, which may be c he cked out for two weeks. The length of check-out is determined by the professor. Mater i a l s will be checked out with either a studenr I. D . or a Colorado driver's license. ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLEaiONS The Archives and Specia l Collections Departmenr of the Auraria Library acts as the archival repo it ory for material s produced by the Un i versity of Colorado at Denver, Merropo lit an State College of Denver, Communiry Colleg e of Denver , a nd th e Auraria Higher Education Cenrer. These materials include docum ents suc h as college catalogs, student newspapers , bud gets , and fact books. Manuscript collections at the Auraria Library focus on public policy issues and public affai r s . Examples of manuscript holdings include the records from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Unio n of Colorado, the ational Munic ipal League, and the American Association ofUniversiry Women of Co lor ado. The library's special collections area contains books on man y different subjects, includin g Colorado and Denver history, theses and disserrations from CU-Denver, science fiction, rhetoric, and juveni l e l iterature. For inform ation a nd hours, call 303-556-8373. COMPUTER COMMONS Word processing , spreads h eet production, web browsing, and email are available for studenrs and faculry in the Library ' s Computer Commons lab. The lab is also equippe d with documenr scanners and printers. Iris available whenever the library i s open. SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES The library is committed to making its resour ces and services availab l e to all students. Librar y services to assist perso n s with disabi l it ies include orienration to the physical l ayout of the library, retrieval of materials, and some assi stance with use of the online publi c access catalog, periodicals, and indexes. Adaptive computer equ ipment and software have been in s talled in the reference area and in the Combined Computer Access Cenrer to assist a number of studenrs with varying disabilities. This equipment connects to the online public access cata l og, the Inrernet, and other e l ectronic access systems. ADDITIONAL FACILITIES Photocopiers, microform r eader/printers, a copy center, pay phones, and sr ud y rooms are all avail a ble at rhe library. FRIENDS OF AURAR lA LIBRARY The Frie nd s of Auraria L ibr ary is an assoc iation formed in 1976 to promote the d evelopment of Auraria Library as a cenrer for l earning, study, and research for the studenrs and faculry of the Univers i ty of CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Col orado at Denver, Metropo litan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. The Friends of Auraria Library ' s ongoing objectives a re: 1 . To promote awareness of and good will toward Auraria Library on the campus, in the metropo lit a n area , and in r h e r eg ion ; and 2 . To increase library resources t h rough co ntributions, solicitations, grams, bequests, and gifts of bo oks and other appropriate materials. For more information about the Friends of Aura ria Library , call 303-556-2805. AURAR lA MEDIA CENTER 1100 Lawrence Street , Room 0 15; 303-556-2426 The Auraria Media Cenrer offe r s a full range of media services : • d i stance learn in g technologies, i ncluding v id eo conferencing, satell it e teleconferencing, a udio conferenc i ng, video over IP, Web casts, and videotaping of course delivery • circulation of a wide range of a udi o, video, and d ata (AVD) presentation eq uipm enr for one-time use • long-term eq uipmenr check-out • special events • production of media, including digital tape , videotape, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM • equipment mainrenance and rep air • equipment/sys t ems consu ltation and in stal l at ion The Auraria Media Cenrer's dosed -circuit campus cable system can be used in the classroom to broadcas t channels s u c h as CNN, MSNBC, Discovery, A&E, PBS , and local tel evision networks. Auraria Library's extensive collection of videotapes and DVD-ROMs can also be distributed to any classroom on camp u s through rhe system. The Auraria Me di a Cenrer staff are available to train faculty in the use of equipment in "smart " classrooms on camp u s and offer consulting services to faculty an d other diems in s uch areas as media design and production , effective use of media , distance learning technologies, effective use of rhose t echnologies, a n d equipment selection to best meet insrructiona l ne eds. A self -service Mac and PC l ab is ava i lable for faculty to access s l ide scanners, flatb ed scanners, and film printers to transfer digita l im ages to film. AURARIA CAMPUS BOOKSTORE Tivoli Student Union, 303-556-4286 Hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-6p.m. ; F, 8a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat, l0a.m.-3p.m. Please call for hours during vacatio n and interim periods. The Aura ria Campus Bookstore, a departmenr ofStudenr Auxiliary Servicesyour campus store-is l ocated in the historic Tivoli Studenr Union. The booksto r e provides tex tb ooks for the Aura ria schools, plus a comp l ete general book department th at is espec iall y s trong in technic a l and reference areas. Best sellers, new releases, and g ift book selections change frequently, a n d are often accompanied by disp lays of s pecial value books on many subjects. Students need to bring course prinrouts to locate textbooks . Books are located b y schoo l ; s ubj ects are arranged alphaberical ly-deparrmenral abbreviations, wit h course a nd sec tion numbers-and prices are printed on the shelf rag below. Each ride has th e designation of Required, Preftrred, Optional, or Available. You can also buy books on line at www . aurariabooks. com. T h e A ur aria Campu s Bookstore carr ies more used textbooks than any orher book s tore i n Color ado, bu t s h op early as used books are the first to go. 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When a course ends, rhe rexrbook may s rill have value and may be bought back by the bookstore. The buy-back policy on u ed rexrs i s ro pay half of th e new price o n books rh a r wil l be used again ne x r semester on thi s campus . Other rexrs a r e purchased ar l ower percentages . The Auraria a m pu s Booksrore's buy-back services are dedicated ro its student cusromers. A val ida red Auraria st ud ent or campus ID is required ro compl ete a buy-back transaction. Books are bought for this campus throughout rhe semester; how eve r , buyers from n atio nal rexrbook co mpanies a r e on hand ar rhe e nd of eac h semest er to purchase used books char m ay be required at orher schools. Cam pus Compute r s, 303-556-3726, offers the Ia rest in hardware a nd sofrware t echnology. An educational di scount i s offe r e d to Auraria campus students; a curr enr, valid ated Aurar i a ID must be presented at the rime of purchase. A full lin e of computer reference books and accessories is also availab l e, as well as calcu l ato r s and oth er s m all electronics. Campus Computers' hours are M-Th, 8 a.m.-6 p.m . ; F, 8a.m.-5 p.m.; at, I Oa.m.-3 p.m. lr i s lo cate d on rhe seco nd Aoor of the Aura ria Campus Bookstore. A curr ent photo ID i s required for purchases paid for by check. The bookstore also accepts MasterCard, VISA, and American Express. Look for our Web sire ar: www.aurariabooks.com The Auraria Campus Bookstore is owned by the State of CoLorado and supports the Student Bond Fund. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Campus Box 189, P.O. Box 173364 D enver, Colorado 80217-3364 Phone:303-556-2549 Fax:303-556-6545 E-m ail: Carol. H eller@cudenve r .edu The U-Denver Alumni Association provides programs and services of mutual b e nefic to g r aduates and rhe uni vers ity. Founded in 1976, the associa tion is governed by a board of alumni r epresemi n g all sc hool s The Exte nd ed Studies Programs at CU-Denver offer continuing and non-traditional education . They empl oy both a lt ernative delivery sys tems a nd t r a diti o n a l methods ro m ake hi g h-qual ity l earn in g experiences accessib l e to Col orado's diverse population. Extended Studies Programs are responsible for the admini s tr ation of all classes conducted off the Auraria campus as well as m a n y of rhose conducted in non-traditional formats on campus, such as wee k e nd s. Although they are nor acade mi c units a nd do not grant degrees, cour es and programs offered through Ex tend e d Studies Programs do e nh ance and supplement traditional degree programs ar the university. CREDIT COURSES Students with cerrain registration or sched ulin g difficulties can rak e credit co urses appl i cab l e ro their degree programs through Exte nd e d Studies. Courses offered thro u g h Extended Stud ies are identical to th ose offere d through rhe regular Wt?b ScheduLe of Courses and a r e recorded on a standard CU-Denver transcript a long with any other classes raken through th e university. Students m ay want to co n s id e r raking cred it classes through the Extended Studies program s under the following c ir cu m sta n ces : 1. Not formaLLy admitted to the university. Prospective CU-Denver students n eed not wait for form a l admission ro the univ e r s ity to begin taking classes if rhey enroll in Extended Stud ies courses. Extended Studies /51 an d colleges on campus. Students auromarically become CU-Denver Alumni Assoc i ation m embers upon graduation and receive the CU on the Horizon newsl ette r , publ ish e d rwice a year . Alumni are in vi red to work on voluntee r commirrees, which include recognizing 4.0 studems through rh e Academic A rhl e r e program, providing financial assistance to undergraduate student s through a sc h olars hip fund, a nd bestowing Alumni Association awards to worrhy community leaders a nd voluntee rs. The association a l so invites alumni back ro campus ro attend periodic r eunions and acr i vir ies rh ar mighr ime r esr rhem. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOUNDATION, INC. Campus Box 1 74, P.O. Box 173364 Denver, Colorado 80217-3364 Phon e : 303-556-4301 Fax : 303-556-3958 E-maiiJ: Bersy.Cheroures@cufund.colorado.edu Establishe d in 1967, the Univers i ty of Colorado Foundation is a privat ely governed non-profit corporation whose mission is ro supporr the University of o l orado. In 1981 , rhe foundation establis h ed a D e n ver campus office to advance U-Denver's goal ro become one of the nation's premier urba n institutions. The CU Foundation raises and manages private funds rhar endow sc h olarships and professorships , enri c h academic programs , purchase equipment, up gra d e a nd constru c t fac iliti es, and supporr project s to b e n efit st ud ents, faculty, and rhe community. The university's academic leadership establishes priorities for private supporr, and gifts are directed ro rhe specific sc hool, college, progra m , o r p u rpo se rhe donor designat es. Profes i onal fund raisers ge n e rare imerest a nd enthus i asm for th e univer s ity, recruit and organize volunteers, solicit gifts in collaboration with facu l ty and d ea ns , a nd assist donors in gift planning. Students who have not been formally admitted to rhe university can, in many cases, enroll in Extended rudies cred it cla sses and transfer th ose c r ed it h ours (w i th departmental appr oval) to a degree program when they are formally admitted. (Students planning ro explore this option should check with the deparrmenr through w hi ch they intend to pur ue their degree s ro determine how many Extended S tudies credits wil l be transferable. ) 2 . ScheduLing conflicts. Students who are balancing family and work obligations, in a ddition to college, can take Exte nd ed Studies courses that fir their schedules . Many classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends . Depending upon the srudenr's c h oice of degree programs, it m ay b e possible to obtain a n undergraduate degree from CU-Denver by attendin g only evening and/or weekend classes through Extended Studies. Studenrs are encour aged to contact a n acade mic ad v i or in their cho en discipline o r an a dvi so r in the Exte nd ed Studies programs to discuss the options avai l ab l e to them. 3. Academic suspension. Each academ i c unit of the university has established irs own policies regarding studems who are placed on acade mic s u spe n s ion. When rho se policie allow, srudenrs on academic s u s p e n sio n may take a ce rr ain numbe r of c redit hours (as established by the appropriate academic unit) through Extended Studies ro improve the ir grade point averages. Swdents must check with an aca d e mi c advi so r in their c h osen discipline ro determine w hether chis option is ope n to them. CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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52 / Our University, Our Campus NON-CREDIT COURSES In a dditi o n to cre dit co urses, Extended S tudies Programs offer a var i ety of non-credit co urses for both p e r so nal enr i c hment and professional c r ede ntialing. Pr acticin g professi o nals in a variety of fields are e n couraged ro contac t th e a ppropriat e CU-Denver schoo l or college for inform atio n o n co urses applicable ro co ntinuin g pr ofess i o nal education , ce rtifi cation, and lice n s ure. Following are Extended St udies and Professional Development contacts, or visit our Web s it e for more informacion: www.cudenver.edzJurban advantage. American Language Center , 303-556-62 0 7 {English as a Secon d Langu age and Teaching Englis h as a Second Lang u age Certificate Pro gra m ) Centers and Institutes Many cente r s and institutes are housed a t th e University of Col orado at Denver. Each has a focus, wheth e r adva ncin g a specific aca demic area , serving as a pr actic um for various c urricula r pr ograms , exte ndin g the university's reach into the community , or parrnering with other organi zations, n on pr ofits , and government agenc ies to make our c i ty a nd state a bener place ro live and l ea rn . These cente r s and institutes a r e listed below by th e college or aca demi c uni t in whic h they a r e h o used. College of Arts & Media enter for Arts an d Public P olicy .... . . ........ 303-556-6588 Business School • Bard Center for Entre pr ene ur ship Development .. 303-620-4050 • Center for Global Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 303-556-5866 enter for H ealth A dmini stration .................. 303-556-5845 enter for Informatio n T ec hn ology Innov at ion ... 303 989 7575 • In s titut e for Internat ional Bu siness ................. 303-556-4738 School of Education ente r for Collabora tive Educational Leadership ... 3 0 3-55 6-6632 • Front R a nge Board of Cooperative.... . . 303 -556-602 8 Educat ional ervices ( BOCE ) College of Engineering and Applied Science • Cente r for Geo t ec hnical Engineering Science ..... 303-5 56-2810 • FasrLab ........ ................................ 303-556-2372 • Transportation Researc h Center.. 303-556-2831 CU -Denver Catalog 2003-04 College of Arc hitecture and Planning, 303-556-3382 College of Arts & Med i a , 303-556-227 9 Business Sc h oo l {Professional Development Programs) , 303-556-5826 Sc h ool ofEducation, 303-556-6361 ollege of E n ginee rin g and App l i e d Scie n ce {Continuing E n gineering E ducation), 303-556-4907 ollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 303-556-2735 Graduate School ofPublicAffairs, 303-556-5970 College of liberal Arts and Sciences enter for Computational Biology. . . .... 303-556-8897 ente r for Computational Mathematics ..... 303-556-8460 • Center for E n v ironmental Scie n ce . . . . . . . . . 303-556-2963 • Center for Ethics and Communi ty . 303-556-3223 enter for H eal th and Behav i ora l Sciences .. . ..... 303 5 56-4300 • Center for Research on Economic and Social Policy . 303-556-8540 Graduate School of Public Affairs enter for Affordable Housing and ..... 303-820-5650 Ed u catio n a l P olicy • Institute for Policy Research a nd Impl ementatio n ... 303-820-5650 • enter for Human Investment Policy . . . 303 820-5631 • Center for the Im provement of Public Management. 303-820-5662 • Center for Publi c/Private Sector Cooperation . .. 303-820-5662 • CU/CU Health Ethics and Policy Consortium ... 303-820-5650 • Center for Ad min istrat i o n ........ .. 303-820-5650 a nd Policy • Wells Fargo Publi c Policy R esea r c h Program .... 303-820-5628 • Wirth C hair for Enviro nm ent and Communi ty .. 303-820-5676 Development P olicy Office of Academic and Student Affairs • Col orado Center for Community Development .. 303 -556-6650 • Fourth Worl d Center for the tud y of 303-556-2850 Indigenous Law and Polit ics • International T r aining, Educatio n , and Research Academy (IT ERA) • National Veterans Training Institute . • Latino/ a R esearch and Pol i cy enter . 303-352-3700 . . 303-352-3737 .... 303 -352-3700

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Dean P a tri c i a O ' L ea r y Associate Dean R a ndall Ott Contact Office CU-D enver B uildin g , Third F loor Main Te l ephon e 3 03-556-3382 Fax 3 03-556-3687 WebSite www. cudenver. edu/Aan dP Faculty Professors E rnesto Ar i a s , Gen e Bress l er T h o mas C l a rk , M a r k Gel ernte r S p e n se r Havlick, George H oove r J ose ph Juhasz, Yuk Lee , Dwayn e N u zum, Patri c i a O ' Le ary J ohn Pro sse r , F a hri ye Sa n ca r , P e t e r Schne id er, R ay m o nd rud e r , Jr. Lui s Summe rs, Will e m van Vlie t Assoc iate Professors Lo i s Brink , J oa n Dra p e r Phillip Gallegos, M a r v in H a r a mi Mi c h ael H olle ran , Ta i sto M akela R ay m o nd McCall, Jr., H a n s Mor ge nthal e r B e nn ett eima n , R a nd all Ott, Pin g X u Assistant Professors B a rb a r a Ambac h , Robe rt F l a n aga n , Julee H e rdt , Mi c h ael Hug hes M i c hael J e n so n , An n K o m a r a S oh yun P ark L ee, L awre n ce Loftin Ill Brian Mull e r , Eka r e rini Vlaho s Senior Instructor s Phillipe Lu c B a rm a n , John Fr ankhouse r , Alle n H arlow, M a rth a Hutc hi so n Antho n y M azzeo, E.J . M e ad e Eri c M o rri s, S h ay n e R y m e r College of Architecture and Planning Ifyou're interested in a career in architecture, urban and regional planning, landscape architecture, or urban design, you'll want to get acquainted with the College of Architecture and Planning at CU-Denver. We offir the only undergraduate and graduate education in these fields in the state of Colorado. Students intending to enter the design and planning professions normally complete the college's undergraduate degree as preparation for our graduate-level p rofessional programs. Our graduat e programs are also availabl e for those who already hold an undergraduate degree in an unrel ated field. O ur graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and urban design, and our graduate certificates in preservation and design build are taught on the CU-D enver campus, in the heart of a vital downtown. Ou r undergraduate programs are held in Boulder, an environment ideally suited to the needs of undergraduates (see the CU Boulder catalogfor details). We offir a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in design and planning across the two campuses. With a diverse faculty committe d to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and professional work , the college provides students with a broad range of l earning opportunities. Special Activities and Programs T h e college p rovi des a div e rse r ange of opp o rtunities tha t e nri c h and e nh a nce th e educatio n of irs tudents. T h rou g h activ itie s and fun c tions-including a l e c tur e series, a v i s it i n g c riti c series, exhi bits, publi catio n s, a nd active s rud ent o rganiza ti o ns-th e college e n courages contac t a m o ng s tud ents, fac ulry, a nd m embers of rh e desi g n professions. Ea c h summe r , rhe college offe r s for e i g n tudytr ave l progr a ms, w hi c h in r ecent y ear s h ave travele d to Pragu e, Rome , T urkey, China, Hel s inki , a nd pain . The colle g e a l so o ffers a se mest e r a broad prog r a m in F lore n ce f o r ir s unde r g r adua te s eac h fall a nd spring. The c oll ege m a kes avail a b l e a r ange of schol a r ships an d fellow s hips, so m e of whic h are based on n ee d , others on p e rform a n ce, an d still o th e r s of w hi c h are s pecificall y int e nd e d to provid e e nricl1m e m oppo rtunities. T he college suppo rts a n a ctiv e a nd focused inte rn s hip pro g r a m for irs students, giv i ng rh e m a cc ess to elective inte rn s hip opportunities in rh e D e nver m e trop o l i t a n a r ea and b eyo nd . F in al l y , rhe college e n coura ges s rud e nrs to rak e contro l o f their own educa tion and supports, w ithin irs a biliry, a n y r easo n able p ro p osals fro m s rud e nr s r h a t wo uld e nri c h th e ir ow n ed u cat i o n a l exp erie n ces. College Facilities T h e college ' s a d m ini s trative h eadqua rt e r s a nd g r adua t e prog r a m s a r e l oca t e d a r 1 25 0 1 4 th S tr ee t in down tow n D e nv e r , o n t h e n o rth e a s tern e d ge of rhe Aura r i a campus . Thi s favo r able l ocatio n g ives easy access bo rh r o th e exte n s ive campus faci lities a nd to t h e urb a n ame nities of D e nver's livel y lower downtown. M os t o f rh e m a j o r pro f ess i o nal desi g n offices in D e nver , a nd m a n y pl anning firm s and age n c i es, ar e within easy r eac h of rh e college. T h ese pr o vid e m a n y oppo rtuni t ies f o r contac t b etwee n s rud ent and pra ctit i o n e r s . College faci lities includ e st udio spaces f o r students, l ecture a nd semina r rooms, desi g n j u ry s p aces, e xhibition s p aces, and f ac u lry offi ces . The college a l s o p r ovides a ph o tographic darkroom a nd s tudio , a m o del and furnirur e-maki n g woods h o p , a nd a n ex t e n s ive compute r l a b w h ose focu s i s compute r -a id e d desi g n (CAD), compute r 2 D a nd 3-D im ag i n g, and anal y tic CUDenver Catalog 2 003-0 4

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54/ College of Architecture and Planning rools for planning. Also located in the college is a Geographic Information ysrem (GIS) computer lab, which is open ro all students of the University of Colorado at Denver. Scholorships/Finonciol Aid rudenr s in the college have access ro a number of scholar s hips and other financial assistance fund s . Some of these funds are provided by the in rirution itself, while others are provided by external sources like the American Institute of Architects Education Fund, rhe American Planning Association, the American ociety of Landscape Architects, and the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute. For further information on these scholarships and graduate ruirion awards , contact the college's student services officer at 303-556-3387 or request ali r by e-mail at heather.zertuche@cudenver.edu. For information on federal and state financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid, Univer ity of Colorado ar Denver, Campu s Box 125, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364,303-556-2886. ADMISSIONS General Requirements Applicants ro rhe College of Architecture and Planning are required to submit the following credentials: • University of Colorado Application for Graduate Admission form • Two official transcripts from each institution the applican t has attended. Transcripts must be mailed by th e institution directly ro th e college. A certified literal English trans l at i on must also be s ubmitted for docume nt s that are not in English. • Letters of r ecommendat ion . U.S . reside nts, thre e lerrers; international applicants, four l etters. • Statement of purpose. Applicants ro all programs must submit a statement summarizing career objectives and reasons for pursuing the intended program of study. Applicants ro the Ph . D. program must also indicate a proposed area of specialization and, if possible, a potential faculty mentor. upporring materials for architecture and landscape architecture: Applicants ro the graduate architecture a nd landscape archirecrure programs are required ro submit a portfolio (6-12 bound pages, 8.5 X II inches). Slides are nor accepted . A portfolio is an orderly presentation of one's work. This i ncludes examples of creative and analytical work including, bur nor lim ired ro, essays, papers, phoro graphs, and photograph i c reproductions of artistic work such as cu lptures, drawings, paintings, musical compositions, and other fine arr . A stamped, self-ad dres sed envelope must be included for return of rhe portfolio. Applicants to architecture and landscape archirecrure are encouraged to submi t Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores if their GPAs are below 3.0. upporring materials for urban and regional planning: Applicants to the urban and regional planning program should submit, in an 8.5 x I l -inc h bound document, their statement of purpose, a resume, and a copy of a st udent or professional paper or project. Applicants ro the urban and regional plan nin g program a r e encouraged ro submit GRE (gene ral) scores; those w h ose und ergrad u ate G PA is below 3.0 are r eq uired to submit GRE scores. upporring materials for the Ph.D.: Applicants ro rhe Ph.D. program musr submit a ample of written work and any other evidence relevant ro admission ro the program, in accordance with submission guidelines that can be obtained from the college. Applicants ro the Ph.D. pro gram are required to sub mit GRE scores. • Application fee. on refundable ($50, U.S. residents; $60, international applicants). CU-Denver Catalog 2003-0 4 International Applicants International applicants are required ro submit the following docu ments in addition ro the credentia l s li red under general requirements. • TOEFL score . For the professional programs in architecture, land scape architect ure, urb an des i g n , and urban and regional planning, the College of Architecture and Plannin g requires a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of525 for students from non-English-speaking countries. However, the college requires students with TOEFL scores between 525 and 550 ro register for an English course when they arrive at the University of Colorado at Denver. Applicants ro the Ph.D. in design and planning must have achieved a TOEFL score of at least 575. Note that an Official TOEFL Score Report is required; institutional TOEFL reports are nor acceptable. • Financial Resources Statement. International applicants must provide evidence that they have sufficient funds available. To provide this evidenc e , each international applicant should follow these instructions : a. If an app licant's own money i s robe u ed: In Parr 2, Section I of the Financial Resources Statement , applicant's bank must certify that the full amount of money i on deposit in his or her account to meet tuition and expenses. b. If an applicant is sponsored by a family member or friend: The sponsor must agree ro provide the money and sign the Financial Re ources Statement in Parr 2, ection 2 . The sponsor ' s bank must also certify that the sponsor has on deposit the amount of money the applicant will need for tuition and expenses . c. I f an applicant has been awarded a scholarship, Part 2, Section 3 of the Financial Resources Statement must be completed. raremenrs used for other institut i ons will not be accepted. P h orocopied docu m ents are nor accepted unless signed by the originaror; s i gnatures must be original. Application Dotes ond Deadlines Fall Semester All proftssional programs -March 15 Ph.D. in Design and Planningby March 1 to be considered for financial support Spring Semester All programsOctober 1 (In architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture, students starting in the spring will only be abLe to select .from a reduced set of courses, and wiLL get on track starting the next fall) Applications received after d1ese dares will be considered only if space is still available. Confirmation Deposit A non-refundable confirmation deposit of 200 i required ro secure an applicant ' place in the architecture and landscape architecture programs, and in the Ph.D. program. The deposit is due at the time the applicant accep t s the program's offer of admission. The deposit will be applied ro t h e fir s t semester's tuition when the st udent registers for classes. ADDITIONAl INFORMATION To request additional information, or ro arrange a visit ro the college , phone or e-mail: Undergraduate Programs, 303-492-7711, A&P-Undergrad-info @ carbon.cudenver.edu Graduate Professional Programs, 303-556-3382, A&P-Grad-info@carbon.cudenver.edu Ph.D. Program, 303-492-771 I, phddandp@ spor.colorado.edu

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You m ay also wrire r o : Office of th e Dean, College of Ar c hir ec rur e a nd Planning , University of Color a do a r Denver, Campus Box 1 26, P.O. Box 1 73364, Denver, CO 8021 7-3364. For p e riodi ca l upda res o n all aspec t s of rhe college, see o ur Web sire a r http : //www.c u denver.edu/Aand PI. ACADEMIC POLICIES Academic Standing Sr ud enrs mu r maintain a minimum overal l GPA of3.0 in the graduate program ro r emain in good s t a ndin g an d ro g radu ate . If a sru d e nr's GPA fall s below a 3.0, then h e or s he will b e placed on acade mi c probation beginning the following semester. I f the G PA remains below a 3.0 after the probationary semester, rhen he or she may be di s mi ssed from the college. Appeals Any s rud enr ma y appeal r he g r ades he or s h e receives in a class. The student s hould firsr informally di sc uss the issue with the relevant faculty m embe r an d rhen w ith rhe department c h a ir or pro gram dire c tor. I f the matter is n or resolved thi way, rhe sru denr may in itiate an appeal by writing ro the faculty member outlinin g the reasons for the appeal. Copies are to be forw arded to the d eparr m e nr c h a ir o r program director and the d ean. The faculty member mu s t resp o nd in writing ro the srudenr's writte n appea l , wirh copies ro rhe department chair o r p rogra m director and th e dean . An appea l committee consis ting of three faculty m e mbers of the relevant academic program will review th e written a pp eal. The c h air of t h e ap p ea l s co mmirre e will co nve y irs recommendation i n writing t o the s rud e nr who has appeale d , w ith copies ro th e ins tru cto r , the program chair or director , and dean. Attendance and Timeliness of Work t ud ent a r e expected ro atte nd allmeerings of classes . Excess ive unexcused absences ma y resulr in a grade reduct ion at rhe discretion of rhe in s tru ctor. Abse n ce f r o m a class will be exc u se d for verifie d m e dical r easo n s or for extreme per so nal emergencies. The rudent m ay be required ro f urni s h evidence. S rud e nr s' assi gnme nt s are robe co mpl ere d in a timely m a nner. An y as i gnmen r r u rn e d in ! a r e may h ave irs g r a de r e d u ce d b y a n a mo un t se r ar rhe discreti o n of rhe in s rrucror. An a signmenr may be turned in I a r e wirhour penalty for verified m e di cal reasons o r for extre m e personal emergenc i es. r ud ents musr have their insr ru cro r's wrirren permiss ion ro rurn a n assignment in ! a re. Students with exc u se d late work ma y turn in rhe assi gnment by the e nd of finals week wirhout penalty. Otherwise, the grade " IF" or "W'' will be assigned ar the discretion of rhe faculty . Course Sequencing and Advancement Progr a m s in rhe college are s rru crure d so that cer tain co urses mus r b e raken concurr ently, others eq u e ntially. Students will not be a llo we d ro e nroll in a co ur e if it s cor e qu i s ites o r prerequi i res h ave nor been sat i sfied. Originality of Work Students mu st s ubmi t rheir own wo rk. Where other so urces are used in a sru d e nr submission, rhey a r e robe clearly id e ntifi ed and referenced. The university consider plag iarism a nd imilar act offal ificarion robe a serious m atter rhar may resulr in suspe n s i o n or exp ul s i o n . Info rm atio n on codes of conduct and grieva nc e pro cedures are ava ilable from the Univer ity of Col ora do a r Denver's Offic e of Enrollment and Srude nr Affairs . Architecture I 55 Retention of Student Work The College of Archirecrure and Pla nnin g r eserves the righr ro r eta i n any s rud enr project submitted i n fulfillment of class r equirements for whatever period of rime it deems n ecessa ry. This r e tained work i s u se d ro provid e accredit i ng agencies wir h tangib l e evide n ce of performance, ro se rve as addi tion a l visual aid m are ria l in presentations to oth e r stu d ents, a nd ro contribut e to possible educational exhibits requested by rhe univer sity community and the ge neral publi c. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Architecture Chair, Department of Architecture, Phillip Gal l egos 303-556-3282 Associ ate Chair, Gradua t e Program, Bennerr eiman 303-556-3382 As sistant Chair, Undergraduate Architecture Pre-Professional Program, All e n Harlow 303-492-77 I I The a r c hirecrure progr am's mission i s to l ea d in rhe discov e ry, co m municatio n , and application of knowledge in rhe discipline of a r c hirec rure. The program aims ro excel in rhe educat ion of irs students, in the research and c reative endeavors of its faculty, and in erv i ce ro th e co mmunity. To respond ro this mission , the program has d eveloped a unique intellectual, educa tional , and a r chi te ctural cu lture. First of all, th e program celeb r a tes irs place in a ver y s p ecial se t of l a ndscapes-urbani ze d Denver and th e Fronr R ange, a nd the spec t ac ular n atura l land sca pe of the hi g h plains and th e olorado Roc kie s . The a r ch ite cture program therefore foc uses not only on th e design of bui l dings, but also on th e interactions b etwee n building s and th e ir u r ba n and n a t ural setti ngs. econd, the program exami nes the interp l ay between a r chitec tural form and the complex cultural and technological co nrexr in whic h architects o p e rate. As a r esu lt of rhese dominant co n ce rns, th e program has creare d an aca d e mic environment th ar is intellectual l y s timul a ting a nd educatio nall y c hallen gi ng, and rhar aims ro educa te students who will become l eade r s in th e discipline an d profession of a r c hir ecrure. T h e Department of Archirecrure , a long wir h the Department of P lanning and Desi gn , offers a Bachelo r of E n vironme ntal Des ign ( B .E n vd.) on the Boulder campus. The Department of Architecture also offe r s two gra du ate de g rees o n the D e nv e r campus: rhe Master of Ar c hirec rur e (M.Arc h . ) and rhe Mas rer of Urban Desi g n (M.U. D. ). T h e following sta rem enr f rom rh e ar iona l Architectural Acc r editing Board ( AAB), which is resp o n sible for acc r editing all architecture program s in rhe U nit ed States, s hould help a s tud ent c h oose rhe appropriate d eg r ee program: " I n rhe Unired Srares, m os r stare registr atio n board s require a degree from an acc r edite d professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The ar i o nal Architectural Accrediting B oard ( AAB ), which is rhe so l e age nc y authorized ro accredit U.S. professional de g ree pro g ram s in archirecrure, r ecog nizes two types of de g ree s : rhe B ac helor of Architecture and rhe Master of A r c hitecture. A progra m ma y b e gran red a five-year, rhree-year, or two-year r e rm of accredita tion , depending on i r s degree of co nformance w irh estab l ished e ducational standards . Mast e r's degree program s m ay co n ist of a pre -profess i onal u nder graduate d egree a nd a professi o n a l graduate d eg r ee, which when earned seq u e nti ally, comprise a n acc r edited professional educarion. H owever, the pre-professiona l d eg r ee i s nor , by itself, r ecognize d as an acc r edited d eg r ee." The pre-professional d egree offe r e d by rhe College of Archirecrure a nd Planni n g i s rhe B.En vd. The professional degree offere d by rhe college is rhe Masrer of Architecture (M . A r ch.), which i s fully acc r edite d b y rhe AAB. The Master of Architecture , the college's acc r edite d professional d eg ree for s rud enr intending ro seek licen s ur e as a r c hit ec t , offers two disrin c r p arhs. One track , th e M . Arch./4+2 , i s offered ro students who h ave compl e ted rhe college's B.Envd . o r any other pre p r ofes s i o n a l CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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56/ College of Architecture and Plnnning design degree from any AAB-accredired ins titu tion. A secon d t rack , the M.Arch./3.5, i s available ro students who have completed an u nrelated undergraduate or graduate degree , or ro srudenrs who hold professional archirecrure degree from orher countries, b ur who seek ro obrain an AAB-accred i red architec ture degree. Sru de nr s holding professio nal architecture degrees from f o r eig n institutio n s will be give n a dvan ced s tanding commensurate w irh rhe i r previou s educational experiences. THE MASTER OF ARCHITEGURE (M.ARCH. l M .Arch./ 4 + 2 The M.Arch./4+2 is inre n ded for srude nr s w h o have co m p l e t ed rhe college's B.Envd. or any och er pre-professi o nal architecture deg ree from any AAB-accredired insrirurion. Thi six-year plan of study, with completion ofborh rhe fou r-ye a r undergraduate B. Envd. offered on rhe Boulder campu and rhe accredited rwo-year M .Arch. on the Denver campus ofCU, has been fully endorsed by rhe NAAB. Progr a m R equirement s Srudenrs completing rhe college's Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.E nvd. ) on rhe Boulder campus-or comp l eting a pre-professional degree from another AAB-accredited instirurion-complere a minimum offour semesters of coursework (60 hours of credit) afrer enrry inro rhe M.Arch. program. For fur th er derails on the B . Envd. , and for descripti on of the pre-professional cou rses ourlined bel ow , see rhe Univers ity of Colorado ar Boulder caralog. Srudenrs enrering ENVD 3210 Arch Studio II musr have the permission of rhe program chair . Term by Term: S ix-year M .Arch. Curriculum Und er gradu a t e S e q ue 1 tce Four years at Boulder 30 credits per yea r (approx.) , 120 roral credirs FIRST YEAR Fall (15 credit hours) ENVD 1 004-6 . ENVD 2003-3. UWRP I 150-3. Elective3 . In rro ro ENVD Ecology a nd Des i gn Exposirory Writing Non-ENVD Elective Spring {15 credit hours) E VD 2002-3 . ENVD Media ENVD 2001-3. l nrro ro Social Facror s in E VD Social Science-3. (see lise of options) Humaniries-3. (see list of options) Elective-3. on-ENVD Elective YEAR TWO Fall {16 credit hours) ARCH 3114-3 . ENVD 2110-6. MATH 1300 -5. Elective-2. H i sro r y and Theories of Arch I Arch Studio I Calculus I on-E VD E lective Spring (1 4 credit hours) ARCH 3214-3. Hisror y and Theorie of Arch II ENVD 3001-3. Environment and Behavior PHYS 20 I 0-5. College Physics 1 Elecrive-3. ENVD Elective YEAR THREE Fall (15 credit hours) AREN 4035-3. Srrucrures I E D 321 0-6 . Arch Srudio II ENVD 3352-3. Arch Com pure r Media Elecrive-3. ENVD E l ect ive (en d i ng in '4') CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04 Spring (15 credit hours) ARE 4045-3 . Arc hi tectural Srrucrures II Elecrive-3. E D E l ective (endi n g in ' 5 ') E l ectives-6 . ENVD E l ectives E l ecrive-3. o n-ENVD E l ective YEAR FOUR Fall (15 credit hours} ARE 3050-3. ENVD 4310-6. ENVD 3115-3. Elecr i ve-3 . Envi r o n mental Syst ems I A r c h S rudi o III B uildin g Mat erials and Syste m s E VD E l ective (ending in ' 2 ') Spring (15 credit hours) ARCH 4314-3 . Arc h T h eory AREN 3060 -3 . E n viro nm enral Syst ems II E VD 4410 -6. Arc h . S tudi o IV E l ecrive-3. ENVD E l ective Graduate Sequence Two years ar Denve r 30 cred it s p er year (approx.), 60 coral credits F IFTH YEAR Fall (15 credit hours) ARCH 6150-4. ARCH 615 1 -2. LA 6632-3. Elecrives-6 . * Com pre h ensive Des i g n S t udio Compr e h ensive Desig n Seminar ire Pla nn ing Spring (18 credit hours) ARCH 5320 -3 . ARCH 6170-4. ARCH 6171 -2 . E l ecrives-6. * SIXT H YEAR Fall (15 credit hours} ARCH 54 1 0-3. ARCH 6170-4. or ARCH 695 1 ARCH 6171-2. Bui ld Con suuc'rion a n d Me t hods Advanced Design St ud io Advanced Design Semi n ar (Take ARCH 6950-6. T hesi s Pr e p arat ion i f unde rt a kin g a thes i s in th e nex t semes t er.) Profess i o nal Practice Adva nced Design Sru di o Thes i s (6) Adva nced Design Semin ar o r nothing if thes i s t aken E l ecrives-6. * (Tak e ARCH 6950-6. T hesi s P r epa r ation i f unde rt aki n g a thes i s i n th e next semester.) Spring {15 credit hours) Elecri ves-1 5 * *As offalll998, new tudents mu s r rake 9 credits each in cultural studies and profess i o nal studies, an d 6 c r edits in tech n o l ogy s tu dies (3 credi t s of which mus t emphasize t h e comp ur er). T h e r e mainin g 9 cred its may be take n in any arc hitecturall y r elate d electives o n cam pus. M.Arch./3.5 The M.Arch./3 . 5 is intended for those studen t s w h o h ave comp l ete d an u nrelated u nd e r g r ad uate or gra du a t e deg r ee, or for st ud ents who h old p r ofessional arc hi tecture deg rees f r om other countries. This th ree an done-half-year pla n of stu d y o n rhe CO-D e nver can1pus has b een fully accredited by th e AAB. Prerequisit e s Students mus e co m plete the prere qui sites of collegelevel tr igonometry an d physics befo r e e nrolling in ARC H 53 1 0 Intro du ctio n ro B uildin g Techn o logy. Since chis class s h o u l d b e t ake n in t h e firs t semest e r in or d e r

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to stay o n track f o r g raduati o n , stude m s are s trongl y enco urage d to compl ete t h e trigonometr y and physics requirement s before beginn i ng the M.Ar c h . p rogr a m. ARC H 5000 Math and Physics for Architects is offered in th e summer on a p ass/fail basis. This class m ee t s th e p r erequis i t e r e quir e m ents . A G r a ph ics Wo rkshop i s recommended for s t udents who do no r hav e a backgro u nd in architectural dra w ing and model building. This class i s offered eac h year before the beginnin g of rhe fall semester. S tud e m s a r e also exp ec t e d to h av e ac h ieved a basi c l evel of computer lire racy, and s h ould be fan1il iar with PC or Apple operating systems. Progra m R e q uireme n ts Stude nts with a bachelor's o r mast e r's de g r ee unre l ate d to a r c hite c tur e must comp l ete a seve n-or e ightse mest e r sequence of co ur sework and acc umul a t e a minimum of 1 1 4 semeste r h o ur s of cred it. A dvan ce d ta nding will be g iven to students who h ave co mplet e d a non-NAAB accredi r ed p rofessional architecture d eg r ee in a nother country, and who w i s h to o bt a i n t h e NAAB-acc r e di red d eg r ee from rhis college. T h ese s tudents will work with th e c hair of the department to develop a n indi v idualized pla n of s tud y comme n s urat e with their previous d egrees and exp er i e n ce , a n d will h a v e to compl e t e a t l eas t 60 ho ur s of credit in resid ence w ith in th e College of Ar c hit ecture and P l anning. Cour s e Se q uence The M . Arc h . program i s div i ded into five m a jor components: de s ign s tudies , 45 credit hours ; cultural s tudies, 12 credit hours; techn o logy s t udies, 1 8 c r e d it hours ; professi onal st udies, 6 c r ed i t hours; and elect ives, 33 c r e dit h ours. A wide a r ray of electives in rh e e areas allows students to tai lor their graduate s tudies to th eir ow n inte rests. FIRS T YEAR Fall Semester (15 credit hours) AR C H 5110-6. Des i gn Studio I ARCH 5111 -3. De s ign Seminar l ARCH 52103. Introduction to Architecture A R C H 53 1 0 -3. Introd u c t i on to B uildin g T ec hno l ogy Spring Semester { 18 credit hours) ARCH 5 1 20-4. AR H 5 1 21-2. AR H 52203. ARCH 5320-3. LA 6632-3. SECO N D YEAR Des i g n tudio II Des i gn Seminar II History of Architecture I B uild ing Con s tru ct i o n and Me t hods S ire P lanning Fall Semester (18 credit hours) AR C H 51304. ARCH 5 1 31-2. ARC H 5230-3. AR C H 52403 . ARCH 5330-3. Elecri ve-3 . * Desi gn Studio III Desig n eminar III H i stor y of Architecture II Human Factors in Design E n viro n mental Comrol Systems I Spring Semester (18 credit hours) ARCH 5 1 40-4. ARC H 5 1 41-2. ARCH 5340-3. AR H 5350-3. ARCH 541 0-3 . E l ecr i ve-3. * Des i g n Studio IV Des i gn Semi n ar IV E nvironmental Control Systems II rr u crures I P r o f essional P r ac t ice Summer Semester {12 credit hours) ARCH 6 1 504 . ARCH 6 1 51-2. E l ecr i ves-6 * Com prehens ive Desig n Studio C omprehensive Des ign Seminar Post-Professional Programs/ 57 THlRDYEAR Fall Semester (18 credit hours) ARCH 5360-3. ARCH 6 1 7 0 -4 . AR C H 6 1 7 1 -2. E l ec rives-9. or AR C H 6950-6. rructures ll Adva n ce d D esign St udio Advanced D esign Semina r Thesis P r e p a r atio n a nd E l ecr i ves-3. Spring Semester {15 credit hours) ARC H 61 7 04 . ARCH 6 1 7 1 -2. E l ective 9 . * or: ARCH 6951-6. E lecri ves-9 . * Advanced Desi g n St udi o Advanced Design Semi n ar Thes i s *Stud e nts mu st rak e 9 elective c r ed it s in cu ltural s tudies, 9 elective credits in professional r udies, 6 elective credits in te c h nology srudies (3 c r e dit s of w hi ch mu s t e mphasize th e compute r ), and 9 elective c r e dit s in any archirecmrall y rela t ed electives on can1pus. POST-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS The PostProfess ional P r ogram T h e Pos t Professi o n a l Deg ree Pro g ram i s a mid -ca reer , post -profess ion a l intens ive co urs e for th ose indi v idu a l s in rhe design fields who seek to expand their knowledge and to advance their professional careers. In this p r og r am, s tudents hav e rhe opportu nity to s tud y recent d evelo pm ents in their desi g n fields resultin g from advances in informat i on techno logy, n ew th eories a nd m et h o ds, and e m ergent di scove ries a nd assoc i ations . T h e p r ogram currenrly offe r s rwo prim a r y a r eas of s tudy, rhe Master of Ar c hit ec tur e II and rhe Master of Ur b a n Design degree programs. Each of th ese programs has a research ori entation and agenda, and th e ir ge n e r a l intent i s to c r ea t e a n educa tion a l context within whic h r h e fundamental pr actices of a r chitec tur e and urbanism can be examine d , advanced, and ex t ended. The program s have been de s igned to be both flexible a nd i nterdisciplin ary so as r o pro vide s tu dents wit h a br oa d r ange of opti ons thar ca n accommodate an d r espond to each st ud ent's own interests and s tud y agen d a through cou r sework, independent st udy , o r o pti onal traini ng. Post-P r o f essional Program : The M oste r o f Architecture II T h e Mas ter of Architecture II i s a n a dvan ce d d eg r ee pro g r a m that p r ov i des its smdents with a range of opportunities for exp l oring and extending th e ir knowl e d ge of t h e practice of archi t ecture. S t u d ents applying/or admission to the p r ogram must ha ve been a ward e d a five -year or six -y ear firstp rofessional d egr e e in architectu1e. They ma y enter the Master of Architecture II program in a n y sem ester of the academic year. The Maste r of Architectme II program do e s not offe r an NAAB firstp r ofessional d egree; it is an advanced s t udies program for thos e w ho already hold this first-p r ofessional d egre e . St u dems in r he program mus t compl ete 30 h ours of c r e dit in required , r ecommende d , and elective co ur sewo rk to qualify for the Master of Ar c hitectur e II de g r ee. To b e eligibl e for g radu atio n from th e program , students must co mpl ete 12 c r edit hour of a d vanced design s tudio (ARC H 6150/6151 or UD 6600/6601) in th e degree project seque n ce and 12 credit hours in requir e d and/or focus-area co u rsewo rk part i c ular to thei r a rea of study. The r e m a inin g 6 cre dit hours are elective co ur sewo rk. A typical seque n ce of co ur sework w ithin a focus area l eadi n g to rhe award of the Master of Archit ecture II d eg r ee i s as follows: CU-Denver Catalog 2003-04

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58/ College of Architecture and Pumning SEMESTERO E Design Srudio: 6 credits Focus-area required/recommended co ur sework: 6 credits Elective coursework: 3 credits SEMESTER TWO Design Srudio: 6 c redits Focus-area required/recommended coursework: 6 credits Elective coursework: 3 c r edits Dual Degree Option rudenrs may enroll in a dual degree program wim Landscape Architecture (MArch. and M.L.A. ) . landscape Architecture Chair, Department of Landscape Arc hit ecture, Gene Bressler 303-556-3382 The mission of rhe landscape architecture program is ro exp l ore design as me means ro engage a range of evo l ving interactio n s berween rhe ethics, places , and merhods oflandscape int ervention and transfor mation. Our studies focus on compelling issues inherent ro the urban, suburban, rural , and wilderness environments of the Rocky Mountain region. The insights and possibilities generated from rhese local studies provide an understanding of l andscape design rhar is transferable ar man y scales and roomer lands and cultures. Specific objectives of rhe landscape architecture program are: 1. ro develop excellence in the design process and design: exp lor ing the strateg ies, merhods, and skills ro st udy, synthesize, expe riment with , make, and evaluate d esign precedents, l andscape design, and design processes 2. ro learn and ex rend core themes of rhe profession that include land scape architectural rheory and precedents, technologies and materials, natural and cultural systems, and comm uni cations and inquiry media: studying the means ro inform and develop one's ideas, ro convey one's values, and ro criticize one's work 3. ro provide a working knowledge of me institutional framework wirhin which rhe design process occurs: building a strong understanding of and the skills required in professional practice , including management , leadership, marketing, et hical conduct, a nd legal issues 4. ro engage service in ways rh ar apply and integrate coursework, research, and creative works ro real wo rld s iruarions-parriciparing wim and involving others i n opportunities ro implement, enhance, demonstrate , communicate, and evaluate ideas a nd skills-and thar provide measurable benefits. We aim ro link meory wim practice , hisrory wirh change, technology wirh invention , aJ1d designers with their co n sriruenrs. The curriculum prepares students for landscape archirecrural practice and research as presently known , and provides the setting ro question, invent , rest, and advaJ1ce knowledge and capability of the profession. Ir consists of seq u ential aJ1d integrated design studios, core l ecture aJ1d semi n ar courses , and elective opportunities, i ncluding a professional internship. Students deve l op capabilities in de sign within s rudi o co urses. Core themes, theor ies, precedents, technologies, and skills of t h e profession are developed in rhe lecture and seminar courses. Curricul um integration is achieved mrough deliberate internal coord ination efforrs aJ1d collabo ration wirh omer programs within the college as well as orher CU-Denver colleges aJ1d schoo ls. The curricu lum provides opportunities mat facilitate d1e offering and resting of new courses, which respond ro timel y interests offaculty and students. Professional practitioners representing consul ring firms and govern mental agencies of regional, nati onal, aJ1d int ernational distinction share in and conrribure to rhe lif e of rhe program. They teach courses, participate in reviews , host int ernships aJ1d office visirs, give presentations, exhibit their works, and mentor with students and faculty . CU-Denver CataLog 2003-04 Successful graduates pur sue diverse practices in public aJ1d private arenas, and make positive differences in rhe quality of our environment. MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITEGURE (M.L.A.) Prerequisites Students are expected ro have ach ieved a basic level of computer literacy. A graphics workshop is recommended for srudents who do nor have a background in drawing and model building. The workshop is scheduled each year before me beginning of me fall semester . Program Requirements The landscape archirecrure program offers profe ssio nal aJ1d advanced professional grad uat e degree curricu l a leading rome degree Masrer of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.). The first-professional degree program , requiring a six-se m ester sequence of coursework roraling 90 credit hours , is full y accredited by rhe Landscape Architec tur e Accredirarion Board (LAAB) and recognized by m e Council ofEducarors in Landscape Archirecrure (CELA). Studems co mpl eting rhe college's Bachelor of Envi r onmenral Design on rhe Bou l der campus-or completing an undergraduate design degree at aJ1orher institution-are given advaJ1ced StaJ1ding in me mree-year progran1 and must complete at least 65 semester hours of credit. The advanced profession a l degre e program, for qualified students having already earned a first professio nal degree in landscape architecture or related discipline, requires 48 credit hours. Advanced standing ma y be commensurate with prior academic accomplishment. Course Sequence (90-credir M. L.A. for studenrs without a professional degree in landscape architecture or related profession.) T h e curriculum consisrs of core and elective coursework. Core courses a r e grouped into six components: design studies, 36 credit hours ; history and theory , 12 credit hours including 3 elective credit hours; landscape archirecrural technology , 1 4 credi t h ours including 3 elective credit hours; planrs , 6 credit hours ; and media, 4 credit hours ; roraling 72 credit hours. The remaining semester credit hours are for additional elective courses. Typical 90-credit-hour program of study in required c our ses for rhe first professional M.L.A . d egree FIRST YEAR Fall Semester-16 credit hour> ARCH 5210-3. LA 5500-6. LA5510-4. LA5572-3. Introduction ro Architecture Introduction ro Landscape Architectural Design Studio I Graph i c Media in Landscape Archirecrure Landscape Ecology Spring Semester-15 credit hours LA 5501-6. LA 5521-3. LA6632-3. Elecrive-3. SECO DYEAR Introduction ro Landscape Architectural Design Studio II History of Landscape Architecture Sire P l anning Fall Semester-16 credit hours LA 5532-4. LA6600-6. LA6670-3. Elecrive-3. Landscape Technology I Landscape Architectura l Design Studio III Planes in Design Spring Semester-16 credit hours LA6601-6. LA6631-4. Landscape Architectural Design Studio rv Landscape Technology II

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LA6620-3. Elecrive-3. THIRD YEAR Landscape Architect ural Theory and Criticism FaiL Semester-15 credit hours LA67 00-6. Elecrives-9 . Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio V Spring Semester-12 credit hours LA 6701-6. Electives-G. Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Srud i o Vl Course Sequence (48-hour M.L.A. for srudenrs with a professional degree in landscape architecture or related disciplines ) This roure requires 48 credit hours and typical l y rwo years offuU rime study. The core curriculum consists of rwo groups: design , 30 credit hours; hisror y and theory, 12 credit hours, for a rota! of 42 credit hour ; plus 6 credit hours of electives. The program director will adv i se each s rud enr engaged in this program of s tudy. Concentration Areas The curriculum delivers required courses that enable students ro learn and develop core themes of the profession inclusive ofLAAB sta ndards, with emphasis placed on studying the means ro develop one's ideas, ro convey one's values, and to critic ize one's work. In addition, the curriculum offers four concenrrarion areas from which to choose elective co ur ses offered by rhe program and other units within the college and univer sity in order to explore advanced ropics, challenge normative paradigms, and develop new knowledge and capabilities. Majors from other areas are invited to enroll in landscape architecture electives. Areas of Concentration Urban Design Advanced Architectural Technologies Landscape Planning and Management History. Theory. and Criticism These broadl y defined areas of concen rration reflect ropics and issues related ro rhe program' s location and conrexr in Denver and its larger metropo l itan and regional contexts. They a l so r eflect faculty int e rests and resources available from within the college, university , and area. Students may pursue one or more concenrrarions within the required 24 elective hours, of which 18 are non-group related . Srudenrs are encouraged to consult with the