English

Programs of Study

English (Literature Emphasis) Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online

College Composition & Reading

Curriculum
Non-Degree Courses

About the Literature Degree

Do you like language? Are you fascinated by stories? Are you interested in how people have told stories to bring order and purpose to their lives? If so, you might be an English major! Our curriculum is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English with a literature emphasis. 

In this program, you will learn to read and write thoughtfully by engaging with some of the world’s greatest minds from a variety of the world’s great cultures. As you progress through our highly interactive courses, you will not only explore a variety of intriguing characters and wrestle with fascinating moral dilemmas, but you will also hone your particular perspective on life’s purposes as well.

Throughout this process, you will gain invaluable reading, writing and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including media, public relations, law, marketing, advertising, and teaching. Finally, as you take the last courses in our curriculum, you will be ready for the next step; transfer to a university, where you will complete the second half of a B.A. in English.

Additional Courses

Engage in a wide variety of courses while at CCD in the areas of college writing, college composition and reading, humanities, and literature. Learn to read and write thoughtfully with our award-winning professors and develop the foundation you need.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Knowledge Zone

It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:

  • Confluence Building, 4th Floor | The Main Zone
  • Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210 | Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone
  • Science Building, Room 1019 | The Science Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 83 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

Course Description Fee
ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 221,
ENG 226, ENG 227, ENG 230
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Online Course Fees

A separate fee is used to absorb the cost of any lab kits needed for lab-based online courses. This fee eliminates the need for students to purchase lab kits separately.

Course Description Fee
ENG 121, ENG 122, ENG 131,
ENG 201, ENG 221, ENG 222
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer (GT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead To a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

The Star Journal of Excellence is an online and print journal produced by CCD students every semester. The Star is a collection of news stories, photos, illustrations, and essays all submitted, selected, and edited by students. All CCD students are encouraged to submit their work for selection.

In addition, The Star seeks student editors each semester. Editors make content decisions, design the journal, use digital platforms to distribute the journal, and promote the physical copies through college events and the Star bulletin board located in the lobby of the Cherry Creek Building.

Learn more about this excellent opportunity.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

From 2016 to 2026, employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 8 percent and the employment of education training and library occupations is projected to grow 9 percent, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

If you go on to complete your bachelor’s degree in English, there are many entry-level positions in business and industry available to you.

  • Writing/Editing
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Business
  • Law
  • Teaching

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The information provided here is provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.