Mar 03, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Creative Writing Option BA

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The 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. Students who complete the program in English are expected to have mastered the ability to express their ideas in creative work.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • Students planning to major in English must consult with an advisor as soon as possible.
  • Students may choose only one of the three options in the English major.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students majoring in English must present a total of 39 hours in the creative writing option (excluding ENGL 1010, 1020 and 2030), of which 27 hours must be earned in upper-division courses.
  2. None of the required 39 hours may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  3. Only courses completed with a grade of C- 1.7 or above may be counted toward the major.
  4. At least 16 upper-division hours of the student’s work in English must be taken from English faculty at CU Denver.
  5. Internship/cooperative education courses may be counted toward the major for students who have completed over 60 credit hours.
  6. Students are not to exceed 56 English credit hours (any level).


Take six upper-division English electives. Select a course not previously taken. An asterisk * indicates those especially recommended. These course must not repeat.

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