Capitalization Math & English, for example:

I registered for math-121 or Math-121?


I registered for English-101 or english-101?

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Follow the style found in your institution's publications, and study their style guide. Example (University of Nottingham, UK):

Course and module titles

Always capitalise course and module titles, but do not capitalise subject areas or topics not used as part of a course or module title.

We offer the Corporate Law module to final-year students.

Some of our lecturers are experts in corporate law.

English is always capitalised. Math if it is a course or module title.


  • Yes, English is always capitalized – unless we happen to be talking about the other kind of english: You put some nice english on that shot! (Even then, though, many writers prefer to use the upper-case E.)
    – J.R.
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 21:16
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    @J.R. Yes, but can the English explain english in plain English? :)
    – Andrew
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 21:22

I would capitalize these because they are proper nouns: the name of a specific course.

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    Well, when talking about the language, English should always get a capital E, whether it's the name of a course or not.
    – J.R.
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 21:04

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