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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.
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
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- Students must complete a minimum of 15 ENGL credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of nine upper-division (3000-level and above) ENGL credit hours at CU Denver.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all courses that apply to the minor 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. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to minor requirements.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- Courses in a minor cannot be counted toward the English major or English Writing, Rhetoric and Technology major.
- 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 Core Composition I & ENGL 2030 Core Composition II) before enrolling in upper-division literature courses.
Literature Minor Requirements
|Complete the following course|
|ENGL 2450||Introduction to Literature and Film||3|
|Complete 12 ENGL Literature/Film credits from the list below:||12|
|Three credits may be taken at any level, nine credits must be upper-division (3000-level and above).|
|(*) Courses are repeatable if taken as a different genre/author/topic.|
|Storytelling: Literature, Film, and Television|
|Introduction to Film|
|Greek and Roman Mythology|
|The Bible as Literature|
|Studies in Film History (*)|
|Film Genres (*)|
|Global Cinema (*)|
|Film Directors (*)|
|From Literature to Film|
|Topics in Film (*)|
|Topics in Literature (*)|
|Topics in Literature: Am Lit (*)|
|Topics in Literature: Before 1650 (*)|
|Topics in Literature: 1650-1900 (*)|
|Topics in Literature: After 1900 (*)|
|Contemporary Women Writers|
|American Literature to the Civil War|
|American Literature after the Civil War|
|Race and Ethnicity in American Literature|
|International Perspectives in Literature and Film|
|Studies of Major Authors (*)|
|Major Authors: Am. Lit (*)|
|Major Authors: Before 1650 (*)|
|Major Authors: 1650-1900 (*)|
|Major Authors: After 1900 (*)|
|History of American Poetry|
|Survey of the English Novel to 1900|
|The American Novel|
|The American Short Story|
|Twentieth Century Fiction|
|Film Theory and Criticism|
|Contemporary World Literature|
|Whores and Saints: Medieval Women|
|Restoration and the 18th Century|
|The Victorian Age|
|Humanistic Writing About Medicine and Biology|
|Topics in English: Film and Literature (*)|
|Topics in English Film and Lit: Film (*)|
|Topics in English Film and Lit: Lit (*)|
|Topics in English Film and Lit: Am. Lit (*)|
|Topics in English Film and Lit: Before 1650 (*)|
|Topics in English Film and Lit: 1650-1900 (*)|
|Topics in English: Film and Lit: After 1900 (*)|
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