English and Theater Major

The interdisciplinary major in English and theater focuses on the dramatic arts, broadly construed, with a significant emphasis on the critical and embodied study of drama and literature.

Students of English and theater may blend introductory and advanced course work in both fields, while maintaining flexibility in the focus of their work. Students who decide to take this major are encouraged to work with advisors in both fields. Honors theses in English and theater are listed as honors in both departments. Students wishing to study abroad are allowed to count two courses in approved study away programs toward the requirements for the major.

Course requirements:

  1. An English first-year seminar or introductory course (1100–1999).
  2. One introductory theater course (1100–1999).
  3. One course from English on drama before 1800, such as English 1115, English 2200, or the equivalent in English or another department.
  4. One course in modern drama, such as English 2452, 2654, or the equivalent in English or another department.
  5. One advanced course in theater (3000–3999) and one advanced English seminar (3000–3999).
  6. One elective in English at the intermediate level (2000–2899).
  7. One elective in theater or dance at the intermediate level (2000-2999).
  8. Any three additional courses in theater.

The interdisciplinary major in English and theater focuses on the dramatic arts, broadly construed, with a significant emphasis on the critical and embodied study of drama and literature.

Students of English and theater may blend introductory and advanced course work in both fields, while maintaining flexibility in the focus of their work. Students who decide to take this major are encouraged to work with advisors in both fields. Honors theses in English and theater are listed as honors in both departments. Students completing an honors project should be guided by faculty in both fields. Students wishing to study abroad are allowed to count two courses in approved study away programs toward the requirements for the major.

Related Departments