This course of study offered by the Department of English is designed to develop a student’s ability to read literature responsibly and imaginatively, to foster an understanding and appreciation of our literary inheritance, and to provide the historical perspective from which to evaluate contemporary writing and to produce it.
General Requirements: Students majoring in English must complete a total of 39 hours in English. 27 hours must be earned in upper-division courses. None of the required 39 hours may be taken Pass/Fail. Only courses completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better may be counted toward the major. A minimum of 15 upper-division hours of work in the English Major must be taken with the CU Denver English faculty. Core composition courses ENGL 1010, 1020, and 2030 do not count toward the English Major. NOTE: While students need only 39 hours to complete the major, they may not count more than 56 hours in the department toward graduation. Double majors in English and English Writing are exempt from the 56-hour rule and must complete 63 hours total for both majors.
Advanced Standing: CLEP and AP credit will not count toward the English Major or the English Writing Major. Such credit is awarded at the 1000 level and may apply toward the College writing requirement (ENGL 1020) or counted as general electives. Check with CLAS Advising for details
Minors: The English Department also offers a minor in Literature, Writing, Creative Writing and Film Studies. Courses counted in a minor cannot be counted toward the major.
Honors Program: Latin Honors may be earned by participating in the Department’s Honors Program. You are encouraged to begin the program in your junior year. The program requires additional coursework and affords you the opportunity to work individually with the professor of your choice. Handouts are available in the English office.
Internships: Internships are also available to students who have completed over 60 credit hours; for information, contact The Experiential Learning Center at 303-315-7258 in the Tivoli, Suite 260. Internships count as upper-division electives.
I. Required Courses (3 credit hours)
II. Area Requirements (18 hours) Choose 1 area: A. Fiction OR B. Poetry
Choose 1 course.
Choose 1 course.
III. Required Electives (18 hours) Choose 6 courses with an emphasis in Fiction or Poetry
To complete this major: 39 Credit Hours