Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Literacy Minor

Department of English and Comparative Literature

http://englishcomplit.unc.edu

Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520

(919) 962-5481

Dr. Todd Taylor

twtaylor@email.unc.edu

Dr. Hilary Lithgow, Lecturer-Advisor

lithgow@email.unc.edu

The department offers a minor in composition, rhetoric, and digital literacy.

Department Programs

Majors

Minors

Graduate Programs

Requirements 

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

  • take at least 9 credits 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.

The minor requires 15 hours and may be earned by taking five courses in the minor or completing four courses and a capstone project as a fifth, independent study course.

Writing classes offered by the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education (correspondence, independent study, online) do not count toward the minor.

Core Requirements
One of the following courses:3
Advanced Expository Writing
Advanced Expository Writing (Interdisciplinary)
Advanced Expository Writing for the Humanities
Advanced Expository Writing for the Social Sciences
Advanced Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences
Advanced Expository Writing for Business
Advanced Expository Writing for Law
Four additional courses from the following three lists, one of which must be an ENGL course from list one:12
List one courses below
One additional communication intensive (CI) course above 100, beyond the CI Connections requirement; recommended courses below
Independent Research 1
English Senior Honors Thesis, Part I
Total Hours15
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These courses permit students to complete an electronic portfolio, a service-learning assignment, a writing internship with a reflection paper, an honors project, or a capstone project to be determined in consultation with a faculty member.

List One Courses

ENGL 127Writing about Literature3
ENGL 130Introduction to Fiction Writing 13
ENGL 131Introduction to Poetry Writing 13
ENGL 132HFirst-Year Honors: Introduction to Fiction Writing 13
or ENGL 133H First-Year Honors: Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL 137Literature in a Digital Age: Books, E-books, and the Literary Marketplace3
ENGL 149Networked and Multimodal Composition3
ENGL 216Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition3
ENGL 283Life Writing H3
ENGL 300Advanced Expository Writing3
ENGL 300IAdvanced Expository Writing (Interdisciplinary)3
ENGL 301Advanced Expository Writing for the Humanities3
ENGL 302Advanced Expository Writing for the Social Sciences3
ENGL 303Advanced Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences3
ENGL 304Advanced Expository Writing for Business3
ENGL 305Advanced Expository Writing for Law3
ENGL 307Studies in Fiction and Poetry: Stylistics 13
ENGL 313Grammar of Current English3
ENGL 314History of the English Language3
ENGL 316Rhetorical Traditions H3
ENGL 317Networked Composition3
ENGL 318Multimodal Composition H3
ENGL 400Advanced Composition for Teachers3
ENGL 401Advanced Composition for Elementary Teachers3
ENGL 402Investigations in Academic Writing3
ENGL 674Digital Literature3
ENGL 675Digital Teaching3
ENGL 676Digital Editing and Curation3
H

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

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No more than one course can be a creative writing course. However, students may count these courses towards a minor in creative writing as well as the minor in composition, rhetoric, and digital literacy.

Additional Communication Intensive (CI) Course

AMST 275Documenting Communities H3
BUSI 401Management and Corporate Communication3
CMPL 250Approaches to Comparative Literature H3
CMPL 251Introduction to Literary Theory3
COMM 113Public Speaking3
COMM 350Practices of Cultural Studies3
COMM 432Visual Culture3
COMM/DRAM 131Writing for the Screen and Stage3
COMM/ENEC 375Environmental Advocacy3
COMM/WMST 224Introduction to Gender and Communication H3
DRAM 231Playwriting I3
HIST 670Introduction to Oral History3
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
WMST 695Senior Seminar: Principles of Feminist Inquiry H3
H

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

See program page here for special opportunities.