A student in this English - Literary Studies option at University of North Carolina Wilmington studies classic works and those out of the mainstream, as well as literary theories that cut through a cross section of viewpoints. In this way, students develop their critical thinking, reading, writing, and communication skills.
Undergraduate majors take a range of courses that are geared to connect them globally -- across the centuries and across cultures. The option also helps the student put these literary works in perspective, taking their place in history and in society.
By stressing critical thinking, the study of language itself, and cutting-edge technology and research skills, the literary studies option also encourages students to develop the kind of mental flexibility that will serve them well in a wide range of careers.
Students hone their analytical skills through:
- reading primary and secondary texts in a close, critical way,
- learning primary research and technological skills,
- writing in a disciplined way by outlining, drafting, revising, and reflecting on their own - and others'- work
- and creating original, sustained, thoughtful, and persuasive arguments.
Building this foundation of knowledge and acquiring these analytic and creative skills prepare students for a broad array of careers, including teaching, law, business, editing, writing, public relations, and reporting, among many others. See our Alumni Update page for a look at what our graduates are doing.
As well as paving the way to a successful future, students who focus on literary studies also gain an awareness of themselves as members of the community and can participate in all manner of social, cultural, and political debates.
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- Literary Studies
- A course in Shakespeare
- A course in literature before 1900
- A course in literature after 1900
- A writing course
- A course in the English language
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
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- Completed online application.
- Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
- Essay & short answer
- An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.
International18508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
National18508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State4444 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.
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