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Combined Major in English and Theatre


Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

14.5 units, including

Seven courses in theatre, to include

THTR 205 Production Studies I
THTR 203 Introduction to Lighting and Sound, or THTR 206 Introduction to Costume, or THTR 301 Scene Design
THTR 212 Basics of Acting or THTR 308 Basics of Directing
THTR 306 Production Studies II
THTR 309 Theatre History I or THTR 319 Theatre History II
THTR 370 Staging Gender, THTR 210 Performing Diversity, or THTR 229 Going Solo: The Politics of Identity in Contemporary Solo Performance, or THTR 239 Latina/os On Stage: From the Barrios to Broadway, or THTR 320 Twentieth- Century Acting Styles and Theory 
THTR 407 Production Studies III

Seven courses in English, to include

ENGL 297 Literature in Context: Genre and Mode
ENGL 298 Literature in Context: Texts in History
One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)
One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)
Two additional courses at the 300 level
ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar
IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio
A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with Theatre and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the Theatre department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

Please note the following caveats:

No single course can count in two categories.
Students in the combined major cannot also minor in Theatre or English.