Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Literacy Minor

Department of English and Comparative Literature

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Daniel Anderson, Program Director

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Mary Floyd-Wilson, Chair

Hilary Lithgow, ECL Undergraduate Advisor

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Jennifer Larson, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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The minor in composition, rhetoric, and digital literacy emphasizes both conceptual and practical concerns related to composing, digital culture, and communication. Our courses involve hands-on, communication-intensive work and range from advanced writing classes to courses covering networked and multimedia composition.

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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.

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.

Core Requirements
One of the following courses:3
Professional Writing and Editing
Professional Writing in Health and Medicine (Interdisciplinary)
Professional Writing in the Arts
Professional Communication for Social Movements
Scientific and Technical Communication
Advanced Business Communication
Advanced Legal Communication
Multimedia Composition H
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; any CI course above 100 is eligible but recommended courses appear below
Independent Research 1
English Senior Honors Thesis, Part I
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.

List One Courses

ENGL 115History of the English Language3
ENGL 127Writing about Literature3
ENGL 130Introduction to Fiction Writing3
ENGL 131Introduction to Poetry Writing3
ENGL 132HFirst-Year Honors: Introduction to Fiction Writing3
or ENGL 133H First-Year Honors: Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL 137Literature in a Digital Age: Books, E-books, and the Literary Marketplace3
ENGL 149Digital and Multimedia Composition3
ENGL 150Introductory Seminar in Literary Studies3
ENGL 213Grammar of Current English3
ENGL 215English in the U.S.A. H3
ENGL 283Life Writing H3
ENGL 300Professional Writing and Editing3
ENGL 300IProfessional Writing in Health and Medicine (Interdisciplinary)3
ENGL 301Professional Writing in the Arts3
ENGL 302Professional Communication for Social Movements3
ENGL 303Scientific and Technical Communication3
ENGL 304Advanced Business Communication3
ENGL 305Advanced Legal Communication3
ENGL 307Studies in Fiction and Poetry: Stylistics3
ENGL 317Writing and Social Networks3
ENGL 392Professional Writing Portfolio Development and Publication3
ENGL 400Advanced Composition for Teachers3
ENGL 402Investigations in Academic Writing and Writing Centers3
ENGL 403Rhetoric and Social Justice H3
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.

Additional Communication Intensive (CI) Course

AMST 475Documenting Communities H3
BUSI 401Management and Corporate Communication3
CMPL 250Approaches to Comparative Literature H3
CMPL 251Introduction to Literary Theory3
COMM 113Public Speaking3
COMM/DRAM 131Writing for the Screen and Stage3
COMM/WGST 224Introduction to Gender and Communication H3
COMM 350Practices of Cultural Studies3
COMM/ENEC 375Environmental Advocacy3
COMM 432Visual Culture3
DRAM 231Playwriting I3
HIST/FOLK 670Introduction to Oral History3
MEJO 153Writing and Reporting3
WGST 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 the program page here for special opportunities.