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Literature Minor

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 (six credit hours)

  • ENGL 2450, Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 3001, Critical Writing

II. Area Requirements (nine credit hours): Choose three courses.

  • ENGL 3450, Twentieth-Century Woman Writers
  • ENGL 3480, Modern Drama
  • ENGL 3661, Shakespeare
  • ENGL 3700, American Literature to the Civil War
  • ENGL 3750, American Literature after the Civil War
  • ENGL 4080, History of the English Language
  • ENGL 4166, History of American Poetry
  • ENGL 4200, History of the English Novel I
  • ENGL 4210, History of the English Novel II
  • ENGL 4230, The American Novel
  • ENGL 4236, The American Short Story
  • 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 4460, Contemporary World Literature
  • ENGL 4500, Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 4510, Medieval Women
  • ENGL 4520, English Renaissance
  • ENGL 4530, Milton
  • ENGL 4540, Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
  • ENGL 4560, English Romanticism
  • ENGL 4580, The Victorian Age
  • ENGL 4600, Modernism