English Minor

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is a vibrant and diverse department with a global reach. Our course offerings present a diversity of approaches to the study, production, and appreciation of literary and nonliterary texts.

Requirements 

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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

The English minor consists of five courses:

Core Requirements
ENGL 120IDEAs in Action General Education logo British Literature, Medieval to 18th Century H3
One course from Survey II in the core curriculum for the English and Comparative Literature major (see list below)3
Three (3) additional ENGL courses, with at least two (2) at or above the 200 level. 19
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.

1

Excluding ENGL 100, ENGL 105, ENGL 105I, ENGL 110, and ENGL 191.

English (ENGL) course descriptions.

Survey II Courses

ENGL 151Nineteenth-Century American Literature3
ENGL 152Twentieth-Century American Literature3
ENGL 117IDEAs in Action General Education logo Arguing on the Internet: Rhetoric in the Age of Social Media3
ENGL 121IDEAs in Action General Education logo British Literature, 19th and Early 20th Century H, F3
ENGL 122IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to American Literature H3
ENGL 124IDEAs in Action General Education logo Contemporary Literature3
ENGL 129IDEAs in Action General Education logo Literature and Cultural Diversity H, F3
CMPL 130IDEAs in Action General Education logo Great Books II H3
CMPL 131IDEAs in Action General Education logo Great Books II: Savage, Native, Stranger, Other3
CMPL 132IDEAs in Action General Education logo Great 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 134IDEAs in Action General Education logo Great Books II: Travel and Identity H3
CMPL 142IDEAs in Action General Education logo Visual 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.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Visit Program Website

Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520

(919) 962-5481

Chair

Mary Floyd-Wilson

ECL Undergraduate Advisor

Hilary Lithgow

lithgow@email.unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Martin L. Johnson

mlj@email.unc.edu