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English: Theater/Drama (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for English

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.*
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 hrs 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

All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring.
  • Incoming Students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy this requirement by earning a "C" or better in a French or Spanish at the level at which they placed.
  • Students who choose this option may also be eligible for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of retroactive credit if they complete with a "C" or above in a 3000 level French or Spanish course.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, although in this case placement will be 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)


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).