Compass Curriculum

Advanced Core Course

What is the objective of an Advanced Core course?

Provide UCCS students with a common educational experience at the upper-division level that broadly expands their perspective beyond their major discipline, thus clarifying the value and relevance of Compass Curriculum learning and skills to their future work and lives.

Engage students actively in applying and integrating knowledge, which is drawn from a range of disciplines and includes advanced-level critical and creative thinking.  

Promote curricular and intellectual connections between students' Compass Curriculum and major coursework, while providing students an opportunity to integrate their learning well beyond their disciplinary area of study, thus distinguishing the Advanced Core course from the major Capstone experience.

All Advanced Core courses center on the idea of "Knowledge In Action." Faculty from a broad range of disciplines  teach courses centered on how engagement in real world endeavors is informed by academic knowledge. These courses underline the reality that putting ideas into action increasingly requires a broad-based understanding and an even broader ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. 

Courses Available:

Advanced Core Courses

INOV 3010- Innovation Team: Research and Execute
Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
HSCI 3630- Culture and Health
College of Business
ACCT 4960- Internship in Accounting
BUAD 4000- Business, Government, Law and Society
BUAD 4960- Internship in General Business
FNCE 4960- Internship in Finance
HRMG 4960- Internship in Human Resources
INFS 4960- Internship in Information Systems
INTB 4960- Internship in International Business
MGMT 4960- Internship in Management
PGMT 2100- Cooperative Internship IIa
PGMT 2110- Cooperative Internship IIb
SPTM 3960- Internship
College of Education
COUN4500- Wellness, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence
College of Engineering
CS 3300- Software Engineering I
College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
COMM 3280- Intercultural and Global Communication
MUS 3410- Sonic Landscapes / GES 3410
HUM 3990- Special Topics in the Humanities
HIST 3040- Sex, Marriage, Death in Pre-Industrial Europe
HIST 3480- Ideas, Identities, and Indiscretions: Transformations in Early Modern Europe (1400-1800 c.e.)
HIST 4130- Baghdad to Burgos: Jews, Christians, & Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean World (600-1500 c.e)
HIST 4280- Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: The Trans-Atlantic Empires of Spain and Portugal (1450 - 1750)
PHIL 3000- Cosmology and Culture
PHIL 3130- Biomedical Ethics
MUS 3410- Sonic Landscapes, Eco Acoustic Art /GES 3410
MUS 4250- The Business of Music: Entrepreneurship and Creative Enterprise
School of Public Affairs
CJ 3990- Art, Graffiti and Crime