While it’s now possible to major in English and Comparative Literature (ECL) with a concentration in Creative Writing, the minor- which has been offered for almost fifty years- remains intact and unchanged. Students wishing to minor in Creative Writing do not have to major in ECL. We welcome all disciplines!

The minor requires 15 hours (a total of five courses) and may be earned by following one of the tracks below. Please visit the minor’s requirements page in the catalog for more detailed information about how to progress successfully through the program. It is important to note that writing classes offered by the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education (correspondence, independent study, online) do not count toward the minor.

Please visit the UNC Catalog for descriptions of every ECL Course potentially offered by the department and check ConnectCarolina for the most up-to-date offerings.

Choose a Track

ENGL 130 or 132H
ENGL 206
ENGL 406
ENGL 693H & 694H
ENGL 131 or 133H
ENGL 207
ENGL 407
ENGL 693H & 694H
ENGL 138
ENGL 208
ENGL 490 (in relevant topic)
ENGL 693H & 694H
**The creative nonfiction track will be officially available in Fall 2019. In 2018-19, students can pursue a creative nonfiction focus under Option 3: Combination of Genres.**
choose 5 from:
ENGL 306
ENGL 408
ENGL 409
ENGL 490 (in relevant topic)
MUSC 166
MUSC 381
DRAM 231
DRAM 292
**The musical theatre track will be officially available in Fall 2019. In 2018-19, students can pursue a creative nonfiction focus under Option 3: Combination of Genres.**
Choose 5 from:
Any fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, or musical theatre courses
plus…
ENGL 307
ENGL 309
COMM 330
COMM 433
MEJO 356