Major: English
Concentration: Theater/Drama
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Prerequisites (6 credits)
Requires grades of C or above.
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing (3 Credits)
  • Acceptable substitute: ENCXXXX
ENC1102 (GW) The Informed Writer (3 Credits)
  • Acceptable substitute: ENCXXXX
Major Requirements (30 credits)
CATEGORY 1 (3 Credits)
  • THE 2000 Theater Appreciation
CATEGORY 2 (3 credits)
Select one course in Literary Interpretation, Criticism, and/or Theory:
  • ENG 4013 Approaches to Literary Interpretation
  • LIT 3213 Art of Critical Reading
CATEGORY 3 (12 credits)
Select four courses in Literature in/as Performance:
  • TPP 2100 Acting I
  • TPP 3241 Performing Civil Rhetoric
  • ENL 3333 Shakespeare
  • THE 3110 History of Drama and Theater I
  • THE 3111 History of Drama and Theater II
  • THE 3170 Contemporary Drama and Theater
  • THE 4524 Studies in Drama and Theater
  • THE 4904 Independent Study in Drama and Theater
  • TPP 4155 Theater Production: Performance
  • TPP 4923 Theater Production: Behind-the-Scenes
  • THE 4935 Special Topics in Drama and Theater
  • CRW 3424 Playwrights' Project
  • Other courses with permission of department chair
CATEGORY 4 (3 credits)
Select one course:
  • LIT 4934 Senior Seminar
  • THE 4905 Independent Study in Drama and Theater
  • THE 4935 Special Topics in Drama and Theater
CATEGORY 5 (9 credits)
  • Any three upper-level (3000 or 4000 level) Department of English course that are not being used to satisfy a requirement for one of the Department of English minors.
Minor Required
A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)
Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures
Foreign Language (8 CHs)/Foreign Culture Requirement (6 CHs): All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete either (i) the Foreign Language option or (ii) the Foreign Culture option, in either case with grades of C or higher.
TAKE 8 HRS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE
  • Select one two-course sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • The first course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the fall; the second course in each of the two-course sequences is typically offered in the spring.
  • To determine whether to enroll in the first or the second course of the two-course French or Spanish sequences, incoming students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy the Foreign Language option by earning a "C" or better in the second French or second Spanish course into which they have placed.
  • Students who complete a 3000-level French or Spanish course with a "C" or above have demonstrated the mastery that is required in the two-course French or Spanish sequence and may request retroactive credit for the sequence. The retroactive credit will either be 3 or 6 credits, depending on their placement following the exam.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, placement being determined by the professor of the program.
FC Foreign Culture Option
  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.
Free Electives (7 credits)
SELECT 7 HRS 3000/4000 FREE ELECTIVES
This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).