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From Milton to Morrison, Shakespeare to Faulkner, choose your own adventure as you explore rich literary traditions. This concentration not only introduces students to a broad range of texts, but also allows room for specialization.

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Concentration Requirements

Complete THE CORE


  • Choose 1 pre-1800 course
  • Choose 1 pre-1900 American course
  • Choose 1 multi-ethnic & diversity course
  • Choose 4 from: any courses in ENGL and/or CMPL (excluding first-year seminars)

Among these 10 required courses:


Career Spotlight

Nick Searcy

Actor, The Shape of Water and FX’s “Justified,” Class 1982

“My experience at UNC as an English major taught me the tradition and elements of storytelling…Without my experience with the excellent English Department at UNC, I truly believe I would never have been able to make a career as a professional actor.”