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.


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:

Choose from: ENGL 120, ENGL 116, or CMPL 120-124

Survey 2:

Choose from: ENGL 117, ENGL 121, ENGL 122, ENG 124, ENGL 129, CMPL 130-134, CMPL 142

Depth:

Choose from: ENGL 225, ENGL 230, ENGL 250, ENGL 320, ENGL 340, CMPL 220, CMPL 223, CMPL 225

Plus:

  • Choose 7 from any of the courses in ENGL or CMPL (excluding first-year seminars)
  • Among these 10 required courses:
    • 2 must be 300-level (writing-intensive)
    • 1 must be 400-level (research-intensive)
    • At least 3 more must be at/above 200-level

Or add a concentration (optional, but awesome)*



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.”