The Literature Option offers a collaborative learning experience through the reading and discussion of ground-breaking books. Seminars focus on the meaning of these works for past readers and the experience of reading together in our own contemporary moment.
General Requirements: Students majoring in English must complete a total of 39 hours in English (composition courses ENG 1010, 1020, and 2030 do not count toward the English Major). None of the required 39 hours may be taken Pass/Fail. Only courses completed with a grade of C- (1.7) or better may be counted toward the major. Twenty-seven (27) hours must be earned in upper-division courses. A minimum of 15 upper-division hours in the English Major must be taken with CU Denver English faculty.
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 minors in English Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology; 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. Guidelines are available in the English office.
Internships: Internships are 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.
Catalog Hyperlink: http://catalog.ucdenver.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=1404
I. General Requirements (9 credit hours - 3 courses)
A. Lower-division Elective (take one)
B. Required Courses
B. 1650-1900 (6 credit hours - 2 courses)
C. American Literature (3 credit hours - 1 course)
D. Modern Literature and Culture (9 credit hours - 3 courses)
III. Required Electives (6 credit hours - 2 courses)
*Any of these courses can be taken more than once if the topic/title differs.
To complete the major: 39 hours