The writing minor allows students to complement their area of major study with systematic experience in writing.

General Requirements 

Students minoring in writing must complete a total of 15 hours (excluding ENGL 1010, 1020 and 2030). None of the required 15 hours may be taken pass/fail. Only courses completed with a grade of C- (1.7) or better may be counted toward the minor. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to the minor requirements. A minimum of nine ENGL credit hours hours with Downtown Denver English faculty. A minimum of 6 credt hours must be taken at the upper-division (3000- or 4000-) level. Students are encouraged to take ENGL 1020 and ENGL 2030 before beginning the minor. 

I. Required Courses: (12 credit hours):

Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric (take one as you begin the minor) 

  • ENGL 2060 Introduction to Writing and Digital Studies 
  • ENGL 2070 Grammar, Rhetoric and Style

Multimedia (take one)

  • ENGL 3084 Multimedia Composition 
  • ENGL 4701 Multimedia in the Community

Language Study (take one)

  • ENGL 3160 Language Theory
  • ENGL 4601 Principles and Practices of Second Language Acquisition (by instructor permission)
  • ENGL 4651 Second Language Writing (by instructor permission) 

Advanced Writing Experience 

  • ENGL 4190 Advanced Topics in Writing and Digital Studies
II. Elective Courses in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
     Choose one course (3 hours):
  • ENGL 2060 - Introduction to Writing & Digital Studies
  • ENGL 2070 - Grammar, Rhetoric and Style
  • ENGL 3084 - Multimedia Composition
  • ENGL 3154 - Technical Writing
  • ENGL 3160 - Language Theory
  • ENGL 3170 - Business Writing
  • ENGL 3405 - Special Topics in Writing
  • ENGL 3416 - Magazine Writing
  • ENGL 3939 - Internship
  • ENGL 4175 - Writing in the Sciences
  • ENGL 4180 - Argumentation and Logic
  • ENGL 4190 - Advanced Topics in Writing & Digital Studies
  • ENGL 4280 - Proposal and Grant Writing
  • ENGL 4601 - Principles and Practices of Second Language Acquisition (by permission)
  • ENGL 4651 - Second Language Writing (by permission)
  • ENGL 4701 - Multimedia in the Community
  • ENGL 4740 – Honors in Writing
  • ENGL 4995 – Senior Writing Project

15 Hours to Complete Minor