In consultation with a theater faculty advisor, a student chooses a program of study composed of Theater 120 and Theater 121 (Practicum), 1/4 credit courses taken four times, and at least eight other courses, including Theater 107 (Introduction to Theater), Theater 207 (Theater History); two courses in fundamental theater skills chosen from Theater 108, 130, 221, 230, 235, 290, and 291, English 250 [when offered with a theater emphasis], English 260 or 280, Music 271-79 [when offered with a theater or performance emphasis], and Philosophy 240; one advanced level dramatic literature course from among English 301, 339, 345, 346, French 322, and other 300-level courses when offered with a dramatic literature emphasis, including English 344, Classics 351, English 369, Theater 370, and Theater 371; two advanced level theater courses chosen from Theater 312, 314, 330, 335, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 390, and 391; and Theater 400 (Senior Project), which may be replaced by Theater 495-96 (Honors Thesis in Theater). The advisor will authorize courses when they are offered with a theater or performance emphasis, and encourage students to work with mentors through independent study and internships. However, no more than one semester of internship may be included in the major.
The curriculum for the Major in Theater requires students to take a minimum of nine credits distributed in this way:
In consultation with the Department Head, a student selects a minimum of five credits in Theater and designated courses emphasizing theater an performance, including THTR 107 (Introduction to Theater); THTR 120-21 and two additional theater practicums; and, three others chosen from among the following: any Theater course except 201, Classics 351*, English 250*, 260, 280, 301, 339, 344*, 345, 346, 369*, French 322, Music 271-79, and Philosophy 240. The Director of Theater will authorize courses marked with an asterisk (8) when they are offered with a drama/theater emphasis. No more than one semester of internship may be included.
The curriculum for the Minor in Theater requires students to take a minimum of five credits distributed in this way: