Literature (LLT)

English Major with a Literature Concentration

Academic Advisor:

Dr. Gene Melton
G128 Tompkins Hall

The newly revised literature concentration (Fall 2017) offers exciting opportunities to explore interdisciplinary approaches, complete deep study of individual authors, and practice using and creating digital media.  Diversity and globalization alter how to read the cultural histories and experiences that define the humanities. In upper-level literature courses (and in the capstone), new interpretive skills are modeled in seminar settings through individual presentations and innovative projects that make the most of small class sizes usually found only in liberal arts colleges.

Complete Degree Requirements for LLT Concentration



  1. American Literature
  2. British Literature
  3. World Literature
  4. Film
  5. Linguistics
  6. Rhetoric


  1. ENG 260 – Reading Literature and Exploring Texts
  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches
  3. Major Author or Genre
  4. Diversity or Globalization
  5. Capstone in Theory, Media, and Literature
  6. Literature Elective
  7. Literature Elective


  • The maximum number of 200 level courses within the English major is 5
  • At least two literature courses must be focused on works from before the year 1800 in the concentration
  • All courses, except ENG 350, must be taken for a letter grade to satisfy department requirements
  • Although some courses are listed in more than one category, no course may satisfy more than one requirement
  • Students must earn a C- or better for a course to count toward major requirements
  • The minimum GPA to graduate is 2.0
  • 30 of the last 45 hours of coursework must be taken at NC State

**As part of the departmental graduation checklist process, all English majors seeking to graduate in the fall or spring term must submit a paper/project composed in an advanced-level course within their concentration area.  Additional information regarding this requirement is provided to seniors at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate.**