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English (Literature Emphasis) - A.A.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may complete ENG 122 and ENG 201.


Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts.

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select three gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1GT-AH2*, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)

(*NOTE: GT-AH2 Literature (LIT) courses will NOT be accepted to fulfill this requirement.)

Total Credit Hours:9


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

Total Credit Hours:7

Additional Required Courses

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking



COM 125Interpersonal Communication



COM 225Organizational Communication


Total Credit Hours:3

Literature courses

Students are required to take a total of five (5) LIT courses (15 credits), four (4) of which must be at the 200-level within the GT-AH2 category. Please consult with your receiving institution regarding best choices for literature courses.

Total Credit Hours:15


  • Select 8 credits from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • ENG 221 Creative Writing I (3 credits) is a recommended elective.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:8

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University [B.A. English; Liberal Arts emphasis]
  • Colorado Mesa University [B.A. English; Literature concentration]
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.A. English]
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo [B.A. English]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.A. English, General option]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. English]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. English]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. English]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. English; Literature emphasis]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. English; Liberal Arts emphasis]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. English]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Please view the official agreement here.

Total Credit Hours: 60