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English with Concentration in Theatre Arts

Students minoring in English with a concentration in Theatre Arts will acquire knowledge of terminology, theory, history, structure, and conventions of theatre and drama; experience of the voice and body as instruments in performance; appreciation of the collaborative nature of theatre production; familiarity with a broad sampling of dramatic literature that varies in both cultural context and subject matter; an understanding of the key intrinsic aesthetic and humanistic values in dramatic literature and theatre performance. They will also develop intellectual and rhetorical skills necessary to analyze, discuss, and write about plays and performances.

Requirements

In order to obtain a minor in English with concentration in Theatre Arts, a student must complete six courses: five core courses and one course that can be chosen from a list of electives.

Core Courses:

  • EN222 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • EN251 Shakespeare
  • EN261 Beginning Acting
  • EN262 Beginning Directing

One of the following dramatic literature courses:

  • EN363 American Drama and Culture
  • EN363 American Playwrights Since 1945
  • EN363 European Masters of Drama
  • EN363 Introduction to Theatre

Elective (Sixth class):

  • FAS103 Creativity
  • MU241 American Music Theatre
  • EN363 American Drama and Culture
  • EN363 American Playwrights Since 1945
  • EN363 European Masters of Drama
  • EN363 Introduction to Theatre
    or any approved dramatic literature course

The sixth course may also be earned by EN 481-482 internship, approved by the theatre arts minor coordinator.

Students must receive a minimum cumulative average of 2.33 within their theatre minor courses