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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of English and Literary Arts

Department of English

Undergraduate Majors

English Education

The revision of the English Education track is currently underway with the assistance of the School of Education. This track will follow the same structure but will have additional requirements as determined by the department and approved by consultants in the School of Education.

Fall 2020 Requirements

• 4 credits Introductory Topics in English (ENGL 1010)
• 4 credits Intro to CW or Art of Fiction/Poetry/Drama (e.g., ENGL 1000, ENGL 1006, ENGL 1007)
• 8 hrs. British Literature (one course before and one after 1789)
• 8 hrs. American Literature (one course before and one after 1900)
• 4 credits Shakespeare (e.g., ENGL 2221, ENGL 2220)
• 4 credits English Grammar or History and Structure of the English Language (e.g., ENGL 2026, ENGL 3813)
• 4 credits Intermediate CW or Literary Interpretation (e.g., ENGL 2001, ENGL 2010, ENGL 2825, ENGL 3823)
• 4 credits International literature
• 4 credits Senior Seminar (ENGL 3900)

(12 hours of coursework must meet department diversity requirement.)

Old Requirements: For Students Entering DU Between Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2017

• 8 hrs. British Literature Survey (2100, 2200, 2300)
• 8 hrs. American Literature Survey (2750, 2751,2752)
• 4 hrs. Shakespeare
• 4 hrs. Ethnic Literature Course
• 4 hrs. International Literature
• 4 hrs. English Grammar or History and Structure of the English Language
• 4 hrs. Advanced Writing/Nonfiction
• 4 hrs. Literary Interpretation
• 4 hrs. Poetry Genre
Besides the course work required for the English major, Education students also take 4 credit hours in Oral Communication.

Please note:
• Majors may not take more than 8 hrs. of ENGL courses at the 1000 level.
• Majors must take at least 12 hrs. at the 3000-level.
• Majors may not take more than 60 hrs. of courses in the major.
• Majors must earn a C- or better in all ENGL courses.

Other requirements: This concentration was developed for students who wish to receive teaching certification upon completion of the BA or continue to pursue the dual degree option in Teacher Education. Students have 4 years to complete their English BA, just as a non-dual degree student would. Students should apply to the dual degree program in the Winter of their junior year. During your senior year, you will begin the Teacher Education Program by taking 9 credit hours in the Education school, 3 credits per quarter. These credit hours count as electives toward the student's undergraduate degree and towards the students Masters degree. Students are encouraged to confer with the College of Education's Teacher Education department for recommendations and advice regarding additional areas of focus students may need to cover in their English Major given their individual career goals. Please contact or 303-871-2509 for questions regarding this Dual Degree Program. Students who do not complete the TEP requirement will be reassigned to the Textual Studies concentration in anticipation of graduation.

Pre-Admission Program for Majors to the MA

Beginning in Fall 2018, the Department offers pre-admission to our MA in Literary Studies. Extraordinarily high-performing majors with a 3.9 GPA or above and good Departmental standing will receive an offer of pre-admission to the MA. These exceptional students in the major are fast-tracked for admission into the MA and will have several admission requirements waived (including the GRE). For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Adam Rovner.