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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English: Concentration in Literature

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The concentration in Literature contains a combination of core, genre, culture and identity, major author, and elective courses that combine breadth and depth, historical overview and close attention to one author or genre to give students the experiences, abilities, and tools for a lifelong engagement with literature and ideas. The capstone seminars, in which students research, write and edit a comprehensive thesis, allows students to demonstrate their skills as readers and writers. All classes develop skills in speaking, listening, imagining and reasoning.


8 additional hours in LIT at the 300-level or higher

  Note: LIT 340 and 398 cannot be used to fulfill any of the major course elective hours.

II. Required courses outside major—None

III. Other departmental requirements:

A two-part demonstration of competency, including a written examination and senior thesis with public presentation. Writing, information literacy, and oral competencies are completed in LIT 497 and 498.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3
Information Literacy Intensive Fulfilled within the major
Writing Intensive Fulfilled within the major


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