The academic enterprise -- teaching and learning -- is the heart of Colorado College. From the college's founding in 1874, the CC tradition has centered on the classroom experience and the close relationship of students and professors. The Block Plan, adopted in 1970, mandated small classes and encouraged focused, intensive learning. While our unusual location and flexible academic schedule set the college apart from many other colleges, we are at heart a traditional liberal arts college. That means that the focus is predominantly on undergraduate education, with balanced emphasis on the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.