Common Curriculum

Official Common Curriculum requirements are outlined in the DU Undergraduate Bulletin.

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Common Curriculum at a Glance

  • The Common Curriculum promotes learning by engaging with students in various content areas, each designed to create a rigorous, inclusive, ethical, and liberating learning environment.
  • By enrolling in course work across diverse experiences, DU students cultivate critical thought and creative thought, preparing them for leadership and citizenship in our global society.
  • Undergraduate students typically take between 52 and 60 Common Curriculum credits, completed in the following categories:
    Class Name/Category Credit Hours
     First-Year Seminar  4 credits
     Writing and Rhetoric (WRIT 1122 & WRIT 1133)  8 credits
     Language  4-12 credits
    Ways of Knowing:  32 credits
     Advanced Seminar  4 credits
     Total Credits  52-60 credits

      Note: Classes offered for Ways of Knowing may not be offered every quarter.

  • Students in the DU Honors Program should consult approved
    courses as some requirements vary slightly.
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