Teaching College-Level Literature and Film Graduate Certificate
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Program Director: Gillian Silverman
The English Department at the University of Colorado Denver offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching College-level Literature and Film. It fulfills the increasing needs of educators seeking to deepen and to broaden their content specialization. It allows an English Master's Candidate to specialize in an area of study in addition to the primary area of degree focus.
The certificate does not grant state licensure. It ensures competency for those who already are licensed, provides documentation in expertise for those teaching in community colleges, and enables specialization for those with master's degrees in related fields (i.e. Rhetoric, Composition, Literature, Film Studies, Humanities, Education).
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 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 Teaching College-Level Literature and Film advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 ENGL credit hours
- Students must complete all 18 ENGL credits at the graduate (5000 or above) level.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all courses that apply to the certificate and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate course requirements as P+/P/F or S/U.
- Students must complete all credits for the certificate with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- All courses must be completed with ENGL subject code.
- All candidates must possess a Bachelor's of Arts in any field.
|Complete all of the following required courses:||9|
|Introduction to Graduate Studies|
|Genres of Writing|
|Complete three of the following graduate level Literature or Film courses.||9|
|Studies of Major Authors|
|History of American Poetry|
|Survey of the English Novel to 1900|
|History of the English Novel II|
|The American Novel|
|The American Short Story|
|Topics In Contemporary American Literature|
|Twentieth Century Fiction|
|History of British Drama|
|Survey of Feminist Thought|
|Contemporary Feminist Thought|
|History of Poetry in English|
|History of American Drama|
|Old English I|
|Old English II: Beowulf|
|Film Theory and Criticism|
|Contemporary World Literature|
|Whores and Saints: Medieval Women|
|Restoration and the 18th Century|
|The Victorian Age|
|American Literature to the Civil War|
|American Literature: Civil War to the Cold War|
|Philosophy and Literature|
|Studies of Major Authors|
|Special Topics in Literature|
|Special Topics in Film|
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.