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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
    
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Writing BA


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Especially designed for future writers, the writing major offers a wide range of intensive writing experiences combining such areas as rhetoric, professional, general and creative writing.

Requirements for the English Writing Major


Students majoring in writing must present a total of 39 hours for the major (excluding ENGL 1010, 1020 and 2030), of which 27 hours must be earned in upper-division courses. None of the required 39 hours may be taken on a pass/fail basis. Only courses completed with a grade of C (2.0) or above may be counted toward the major. At least 15 upper-division hours of the student’s work in writing must be taken from English faculty at CU Denver. Students planning to major in writing should consult with an advisor as soon as possible. This major is also available online. [Courses marked by an asterisk are repeatable when title/content differ.]

Total: 24 Hours


Area Requirements


Students may concentrate their studies in one of three areas: professional writing, teaching English as a second language, or interdisciplinary language studies.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING


Choose three (9 hours):

Electives (6 hours)

Choose any two English 3000-4000 level courses (writing, literature, film, creative writing).

Total Professional Writing Area: 15 Hours 

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TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE


Choose three (9 hours):

Electives (6 hours)

Choose any two English 3000-4000 level courses (writing, literature, film, creative writing).

Total Teaching English as a Second Language Area: 15 Hours

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY LANGUAGE STUDIES


Students pursuing interdisciplinary language studies may choose any five writing or workshop courses offered by the Department of English. In addition, students may also choose writing-intensive courses offered by other departments with prior approval of an English advisor.

Total Interdisciplinary Language Studies Area: 15 Hours

 

Major Total: 39 Hours


Additional courses, total not to exceed 48 hours (any level).

 

College Core Courses for English Writing Majors


Students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements as specified in the UC Denver Core Curriculum and CLAS Graduation Requirements  chart. Check the online schedule for specific course offerings.

Electives


Elective hours may be selected at the student’s discretion, but students are urged to work with their advisor in outlining a program in which electives and requirements support each other. Up to 6 hours earned in the cooperative education program may be counted toward the major.

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