Comparative Literature Minor

Department of English and Comparative Literature

http://englishcomplit.unc.edu

Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520

(919) 962-5481

Jessica Wolfe, Director of Undergraduate Studies

wolfej@unc.edu

Mary Floyd-Wilson, Chair

Hilary Lithgow, Lecturer-Advisor

lithgow@email.unc.edu

The comparative literature minor offers students flexibility to develop creative approaches to international literature and film, while placing a strong emphasis on foreign language learning and training in theory. The program encourages students to develop rigorous analytic skills and develop excellent communication skills applicable to a wide range of fields.

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Requirements 

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
One course from Great Books I (CMPL courses numbered between 120 and 129)3
One course from Great Books II (CMPL courses numbered between 130 and 142)3
Three additional courses numbered between CMPL 200 and CMPL 6999
Total Hours15

Courses cross-listed between comparative literature and classics may not be counted for a minor in comparative literature by students majoring in classics.

Great Books I:

CMPL 120Great Books I: Epic and Lyric Traditions3
CMPL 121Great Books I: Romancing the World H3
CMPL 122Great Books I: Visual Arts and Literature from Antiquity to 1750 H3
CMPL 123Great Books I: Politics and Literature from Antiquity to 17503
CMPL 124Great Books I: Science and Literature from Antiquity to 17503
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Great Books II:

CMPL 130Great Books II H3
CMPL 131Great Books II: Savage, Native, Stranger, Other3
CMPL 132Great Books II: Performance and Cultural Identity in the African Diaspora3
CMPL 133Great Books II: Imaging the Americas from the Late 18th Century to the Present3
CMPL 134Great Books II: Travel and Identity H3
CMPL 142Visual Culture II3
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Comparative Literature (CMPL) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.