understand how literary and linguistic conventions have developed and operate;
understand how accomplished readers read fiction, poetry, and drama;
understand how accomplished writers create form, effect, and influence;
apply that understanding to their own reading and writing.
So that English department faculty can better evaluate each student's progress and accomplishments in these areas, all English majors submit a portfolio of three essays during the spring semester of their sophomore year and another portfolio of three essays during the spring semester of their senior year. The department distributes submission instructions at the beginning of each spring semester.
Complete 1 of the following gateway courses (3 cr):
This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS.