Jan 25, 2021
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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.
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 their CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
- Please see your CLAS advisor.
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- Students must complete a minimum of 15 ENGL credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) ENGL credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 9 ENGL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- Students must take ENGL 1020 before beginning the minor.
- Courses in a minor cannot be counted toward the English major or English Writing major.
- A minimum of 9 upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) ENGL credit hours must be taken with CU Denver English faculty.
- Course requirements may not be met by independent study.
Note: Students are advised to fulfill the liberal arts and sciences core curriculum writing requirements (ENGL 1020 & 2030) before enrolling in upper-division literature courses.
Take the following required courses:
- ENGL 2450 - Introduction to Literature
Take one ENGL Literature/Film course at any level, from the list below:
- ENGL 1601 - Storytelling: Literature, Film, and Television
- ENGL 2250 - Introduction to Film
- ENGL 2510 - Greek and Roman Mythology
- ENGL 2520 - The Bible as Literature
- ENGL 2600 - Literary Classics
- ENGL 3001 - Critical Writing
- ENGL 3070 - Film History I
- ENGL 3075 - Film Genres
- ENGL 3080 - Global Cinema
- ENGL 3085 - Film Directors
- ENGL 3200 - From Literature to Film
- ENGL 3300 - Topics in Film
- ENGL 3330 - Topics in Literature
- ENGL 3450 - Contemporary Women Writers
- ENGL 3480 - Modern Drama
- ENGL 3520 - Religious Narratives
- ENGL 3661 - Shakespeare
- ENGL 3700 - American Literature to the Civil War
- ENGL 3750 - American Literature after the Civil War
- ENGL 3795 - Race and Ethnicity in American Literature
- ENGL 3798 - International Perspectives in Literature and Film
- ENGL 4000 - Studies of Major Authors
- ENGL 4160 - Poetics
- ENGL 4166 - History of American Poetry
- ENGL 4200 - Survey of the English Novel to 1900
- ENGL 4210 - History of the English Novel II
- ENGL 4220 - African-American Literature
- ENGL 4230 - The American Novel
- ENGL 4235 - Faulkner
- ENGL 4236 - The American Short Story
- ENGL 4240 - Topics in Contemporary American Literature
- ENGL 4250 - Twentieth Century Fiction
- ENGL 4300 - History of British Drama
- ENGL 4320 - History of Poetry in English
- ENGL 4350 - History of American Drama
- ENGL 4400 - Old English I
- ENGL 4410 - Old English II: Beowulf
- ENGL 4420 - Film Theory and Criticism
- ENGL 4460 - Contemporary World Literature
- ENGL 4500 - Medieval Literature
- ENGL 4510 - Whores and Saints: Medieval Women
- ENGL 4520 - English Renaissance
- ENGL 4530 - Milton
- ENGL 4540 - Restoration and the 18th Century
- ENGL 4560 - English Romanticism
- ENGL 4580 - The Victorian Age
- ENGL 4600 - Modernism
- ENGL 4730 - Chaucer
- ENGL 4735 - Philosophy and Literature
- ENGL 4745 - Humanistic Writing About Medicine and Biology
- ENGL 4770 - Topics in English: Film and Literature
- ENGL 4001- Major Authors: Am. Lit
- ENGL 4002- Major Authors: Before 1650
- ENGL 4003- Major Authors: 1650-1900
- ENGL 4771- Topics in English Film and Lit: Film
- ENGL 4772- Topics in English Film and Lit: Lit
- ENGL 4773- Topics in English Film and Lit: Am. Lit
- ENGL 4774- Topics in English Film and Lit: Before 1650
- ENGL 4775- Topics in English Film and Lit: 1650-1900
Take three ENGL 3000/4000 Literature/Film course from the list above.
*Courses are repeatable if taken as a different genre/author/topic.
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