This program is designed for students who are interested in the study of English literature but who have elected to major in another area. The recommended series of courses allows students to become acquainted with some of the methods of literary study and with a number of the most important literary works.

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

General Requirements

Students minoring in literature must complete a total of 15 credit 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 (2.0) or better may be counted toward the minor. 

A minimum of nine upper-division hours of work in the minor must be taken with Downtown Denver Campus English faculty.

Course requirements may not be met by independent study.

Course Requirements (15 credit hours total) 

I. Required Courses: 6 credit hours
II. Area Requirements: 9 credit hours
     Choose three courses.

​Students are encouraged to cluster their courses around a special interest, such as:

Major Authors

Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, Cather, Nobel Authors, etc. 


Any Drama, Speculative Fiction, Short Story, Young Adult Fiction, American or British Novel, American or History of English Poetry, Literature to Film, Memoir 

Self and Social Identity

Harlem Renaissance, Feminist Thought, Women Writers, African American Literature 

The Modern World through Literature

20th Century Literature, Contemporary World Literature, Modernism, Major Authors—any 20th century, Modern Drama

History through Literature

Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian, American Literature 

Modes of Narrative, Storytelling, Poetics

15 hours=Completed Minor