English 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 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.

Department Programs

Majors

Minors

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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 English minor consists of five courses:

Core Requirements
ENGL 120British 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.

English (ENGL) course descriptions.

Survey II Courses

ENGL 151Nineteenth-Century American Literature3
ENGL 152Twentieth-Century American Literature3
ENGL 117Arguing on the Internet: Rhetoric in the Age of Social Media3
ENGL 121British Literature, 19th and Early 20th Century3
ENGL 122Introduction to American Literature H3
ENGL 124Contemporary Literature3
ENGL 129Literature and Cultural Diversity H3
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.

See the program page here for special opportunities.