Comparative Literature Minor

Department of English and Comparative Literature

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Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520

(919) 962-5481

Mary Floyd-Wilson, Chair

Hilary Lithgow, ECL Undergraduate Advisor

lithgow@email.unc.edu

Jennifer Larson, Director of Undergraduate Studies

jlarson@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 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
Great Books I: Epic and Lyric Traditions
Great Books I: Romancing the World H
Great Books I: Visual Arts and Literature from Antiquity to 1750 H
Great Books I: Politics and Literature from Antiquity to 1750
Great Books I: Science and Literature from Antiquity to 1750
One course from Great Books II (CMPL courses numbered between 130 and 142)3
Great Books II H
Great Books II: Savage, Native, Stranger, Other
Great Books II: Performance and Cultural Identity in the African Diaspora
Great Books II: Imaging the Americas from the Late 18th Century to the Present
Great Books II: Travel and Identity H
Visual Culture II
Three additional courses numbered between CMPL 200 and CMPL 6999
Total Hours15
H

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

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

Comparative Literature (CMPL) course descriptions

See the program page here for special opportunities.