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The B.A. in English & Comparative Literature (ECL) offers students the opportunity to explore their broad interests with the flexibility to pursue the ECL major alongside another major.

Click here for Current Major Requirements

The Core:

For The Core of the ECL major, you will take two survey courses and one in-depth course that focuses on either a single author or a single genre.

Survey 1:


Survey 2:





Optional, but awesome: choose a concentration

Career Spotlight

Elizabeth Turgeon Schindzielorz, Esq.

Environmental Lawyer, Class of 2010

“As a practicing attorney, the skills that I honed while taking classes within UNC’s English Department have proven highly beneficial. In my job, I have to research and analyze applicable law and various documents, ultimately communicating my findings and making arguments on behalf of my clients. Those are skills which have their foundation in my college years and the classes I took with UNC’s English Department.”