Requirements for a Major in English/Theatre

Students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in either or both fields may select the Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Theatre.

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
ENG 201, Major British Authors, through 18th Century 3
ENG 202, Major British Authors, 19th and 20th Centuries 3
ENG 205, Survey of American Literature to 1860 3
ENG 206, Survey of American Literature 1860 – 1970 3
ENG 210, Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
ENG 390, Origins and Structure of English 3
ENG 410, Modern Drama 3
ENG 414/TH 414, Shakespeare 3
ENG 421, Teaching Composition 3
ENG 444, Literature for Children and Adolescents 3
English Elective 3
TH 101, Voice and Diction 3
TH 110, Theatre Practicum (must repeat for 3 hours credit) 3
TH 133, Acting I or  
TH 233, Acting II or  
TH 333, Acting III or  
TH 433, Acting IV 6
TH 205, Creative Dramatics for the Classroom Teacher 3
TH 220, History of the Theatre I or  
TH 221, History of the Theatre II 3
TH 251, Stagecraft I 3
TH 252, Stagecraft II 3
TH 340, Theatre Design 3
TH 401, Play Directing I 3
Total 60

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for English/Theatre

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
ENG 111, Introduction to Writing and Research
ENG 205, Survey of American Literature to 1860
ENG 112, Introduction to Literature ENG 206, Survey of American Literature 1860 – 1970
TH 101, Voice and Diction or ENG 390, Origins and Structure of English
TH 220, History of the Theatre I or ENG 414, Shakespeare or
TH 221, History of the Theatre II TH 410, Modern Drama
TH 105, Introduction to the Theatre TH 110, Theatre Practicum
TH 110, Theatre Practicum TH 340, Theatre Design
TH 133, Acting I or TH 401, Play Directing I or
TH 233, Acting II TH 402, Play Directing II
TH 251 Stagecraft I, or  
TH 252, Stagecraft II  
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
ENG 201, Major British Authors, through 18th Century
              
ENG 414, Shakespeare or
ENG 202, Major British Authors, 19th and 20th Centuries TH 410, Modern Drama
English Elective ENG 421, Teaching Composition
TH 101, Voice and Diction or ENG 444, Literature for Children and Adolescents
TH 220, History of the Theatre I or TH 333, Acting III or
TH 221, History of the Theatre II TH 340, Theatre Design or
TH 110, Theatre Practicum TH 433, Acting IV
TH 205, Creative Dramatics for the Classroom Teacher  
TH 233, Acting II or  
TH 333, Acting III  
TH 251 Stagecraft I, or  
TH 252, Stagecraft II