Enrich your major with a CRADL minor

Employers in every field are looking for people who are strong communicators. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 75% of employers look for strong written communication skills when making a new hire.

A minor in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Literacy (CRADL) will help you develop those skills, and more. Students in CRADL courses will learn how to communicate with words, images, video, and even sound. You will learn to write effectively for various professional and civic settings, including technical, business, and digital communication.

Currently, a student can declare the CRaDL minor through academic advising. If you wish to discuss the minor contact the Director, Daniel Anderson, at iamdan@unc.edu.


Requirements

The minor requires 15 hours and may be earned by taking five courses in the minor or completing four courses and a capstone project (as an independent study course).

Core Requirements

  • One of the following courses:
    • ENGL 300: Professional Writing and Editing
    • ENGL 300I: Professional Writing in Health and Medicine (Interdisciplinary)
    • ENGL 301: Professional Writing in the Arts
    • ENGL 302: Professional Communication for Social Movements
    • ENGL 303: Scientific and Technical Communication
    • ENGL 304: Advanced Business Communication
    • ENGL 305: Advanced Legal Communication
    • ENGL 318: Multimedia Composition *
  • Four additional courses from the following three lists, one of which must be an ENGL course from list one:
    • List one courses below
    • One additional communication intensive (CI) course above 100, beyond the CI Connections requirement; any CI course above 100 is eligible but recommended courses appear below
    • ENGL 496 Independent Research ** or ENGL 691H/692H English Senior Honors Thesis, Part I
  • List One Courses
    • ENGL 115: History of the English Language
    • ENGL 127: Writing about Literature
    • ENGL 130: Introduction to Fiction Writing
    • ENGL 131: Introduction to Poetry Writing
    • ENGL 132H First-Year Honors: Introduction to Fiction Writing or ENGL 133H: First Year Honors
    • ENGL 137: Literature in a Digital AgeL Books, E-books, and the Literary Marketplace
    • ENGL 149: Digital and Multimedia Composition
    • ENGL 150: Introductory Seminar in Literary Studies
    • ENGL 213: Grammar of Current English
    • ENGL 215: English in the U.S.A. *
    • ENGL 283: Life Writing *
    • ENGL 300: Professional Writing and Editing
    • ENGL 300I: Professional Writing in Health and Medicine (Interdisciplinary)
    • ENGL 301: Professional Writing in the Arts
    • ENGL 302: Professional Communication for Social Movements
    • ENGL 303: Scientific and Technical Communication
    • ENGL 304: Advanced Business Communication
    • ENGL 305: Advanced Legal Communication
    • ENGL 307: Studies in Fiction and Poetry: Stylistics
    • ENGL 317: Writing and Social Networks
    • ENGL 392: Professional Writing Portfolio Development and Publication
    • ENGL 400: Advanced Composition for Teachers
    • ENGL 402: Investigations in Academic Writing and Writing Centers
    • ENGL 403: Rhetoric and Social Justice *
    • ENGL 674: Digital Literature
    • ENGL 675: Digital Teaching
    • ENGL 676: Digital Editing and Curation
  • Additional Communication Intensive (CI) Course
    • AMST 475: Documenting Communities *
    • BUSI 401:Management and Corporate Communication
    • CMPL 250: Approaches to Comparative Literature *
    • CMPL 251: Introduction to Literary Theory
    • COMM 133: Public Speaking
    • COMM/DRAM 131: Writing for the Screen and Stage
    • COMM/WGST 224: Introduction to Gender and Communication *
    • COMM 350: Practices of Cultural Studies
    • COMM/ENEC 375: Environmental Advocacy
    • COMM 432: Visual Culture
    • DRAM 231: Playwriting I
    • HIST/FOLK 670: Introduction to Oral History
    • MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting
    • WGST: 695 Senior Seminar: Principles of Feminist Inquiry *

* Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

** These courses permit students to complete an electronic portfolio, a service-learning assignment, a writing internship with a reflection paper, an honors project, or a capstone project to be determined in consultation with a faculty member.