The UNC Asheville Literature Program offers students an opportunity to study British, American, and world literature in translation. It concentrates on the direct experience of fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as on placing authors and their works within a literary history and cultural context. Literature courses incorporate extensive participation in class discussion, group inquiry, and individual research. A sequence of core courses offers broad coverage of the field of literature and provides a solid foundation for majors who plan to continue the study of literature in graduate school. The study of literature also prepares students well for law, medicine, business, and other graduate programs.
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Dr. Michael Gillum Retires after 46 Years of Teaching in the Department.
In honor of Dr. Gillum, the department is raising money to create a rose garden just outside Karpen Hall. Dr. Gillum is a keen rose grower and has beautified the department for years with roses from his home garden. We think this is an appropriate and lasting tribute to him, and everyone who values Dr. Gillum’s life work may contribute by check or online. We welcome contributions in any amount; they are tax-deductible.
When making your online gift, click on the following link and select 'Other' as the gift designation. Please enter "In honor of Dr. Michael Gillum" as the additional instructions for your gift.