Minor in Theatre

The minor in theatre allows students the opportunity to receive formal performance training, production experience, and an overview to the study of theatre as a cultural phenomenon. The curriculum consists of basic aspects of production, history, and play analysis. Students minoring in theatre also have the opportunity to take performance-based courses (such as acting and directing), traditionally academic courses (such as theatre history), as well as credit for working on productions either on stage or in technical positions. In order to complete the minor, students must complete 20 credit hours in theatre or theatre-related courses (such as English or other departmental classes with a focus on either theatre history, theatre practice, or dramatic literature); many of the courses are listed below. Eight hours must be completed in formal coursework. No more than twelve credit hours may consist of performance/production credit.

For the eight hours in formal course work:

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • GREE 2020 Euripides—3rd Semester
  • GREE 3020 Euripides—Intermediate
  • GREE 4020 Euripides—Advanced

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • GREE 3060 Sophocles—Intermediate
  • GREE 4060 Sophocles—Advanced

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • GREE 3070 Aristophanes—Intermediate
  • GREE 4070 Aristophanes—Advanced

Students may take one course from the list below:

  • LATN 3070 Roman Comedy—Intermediate
  • LATN 4070 Roman Comedy—Advanced

Students may take any courses from the list below:

  • CLSC 2800–4803 Independent Study in Classical Civilizations (if topic is dramatic literature or theory)
  • CLSC 2750–4753 Special Topics in Classical Civilizations (if topic is dramatic literature or theory)
  • CRWT 3750–3752 Special Topics in Creative Writing (if the topic is playwriting)
  • CRWT 3760–3762 Special Projects in Creative Writing (if the project is playwriting)
  • EDUC 3660 Practicum in Arts Education
  • ENGL 2440–2450 Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature (if the topic is dramatic literature)
  • ENGL 3100 Studies in Medieval Literature (if the topic is medieval plays)
  • ENGL 3120 Studies in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature (if the topic is Restoration drama)
  • ENGL 3170 Studies in 20th-Century Literature (if the topic is 20th century drama)
  • ENGL 3180 Studies in Contemporary Literature (if the topic is contemporary drama)
  • ENGL 3310 Shakespeare and the Play of Genre
  • ENGL 3340 Special Studies in Shakesphere
  • ENGL 3500 Studies in Genre (if the genre is drama)
  • ENGL 3750 Special Topics in Literature and Culture (if the topic is dramatic texts)
  • FREN 2750–4753 Special Topics in French (if the topic is focused on dramatic literature)
  • FREN 4800–4803 Directed Study in French (if the topic is focused on dramatic literature)
  • GREE 3750–4753 Special Topics in Classical Civilizations (if topic is dramatic literature or theory)
  • GREE 3800–4803 Independent Study in Classical Civilizations (if the topic is dramatic literature or theory)
  • LATN 2750–4753 Special Topics in Classical Civilizations (if topic is dramatic literature or theory)
  • LATN 3800–3853 Independent Study in Classical Civilizations (if topic is dramatic literature or theory)
  • THEA 1000 Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA 1100 Theatre Crafts I
  • THEA 1500 Acting One: Foundations in Realism
  • THEA 2300 Basic Theatre Design
  • THEA 2500 Acting Two: Scene Study
  • THEA 2750–4753 Special Topics (if the topic is in theatre history, theatre practice, or dramatic literature)
  • THEA 2902 Theatre Observation
  • THEA 3010 Western Theatre History I
  • THEA 4800–4803 Directed Study (if the topic is in theatre history, theatre practice, or dramatic literature)
  • SPAN 2750–4753 Special Topics in Spanish (if the topic is focused on dramatic literature)
  • SPAN 4770 Golden Age Drama
  • SPAN 4800–4803 Directed Study in Spanish (if the topic is focused on dramatic literature)
  • Any study abroad course with a primary focus on theatre or dramatic literature

For the twelve hours in performance/production credit, students may take:

  • THEA 1410–4413 Company Performance
  • THEA 1420–4423 Company Production