Degree Requirements

English B.A. (Theatre Option)  ♦ English/Teaching B.A. (Theatre Option)  ♦  Minors


Course Descriptions


English B.A. (Theatre Option)

Major Requirements: 58 hours

♦ Core Requirements: 9 hours

  • ENG 301: Advanced Composition (3 hrs.)
  • ENG 302: Principles of Literary Study (3 hrs.) (Should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses (with the exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 353, and 499)).
  • ENG 474: Shakespeare (3 hrs.)

♦ Requirements for Theatre Emphasis: 48 hours

General Education Requirements: 48 hours

Standard General Education program. Refer to Section Four of the Undergraduate Catalog for details on the General Education and University requirements.

University Requirement: 1 hour
ASO 100: Academic Orientation

Free Electives: 21 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 128 hours


English/Teaching B.A. (Theatre Option)

Major Requirements: 62 hours

Core Requirements: 21 hours

ENG 301: Advanced Composition (3 hrs.)
ENG 302: Principles of Literary Study (3 hrs.) (Should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses(with the exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 353, and 499)).
ENG 350: American Literature I (3 hrs.) OR ENG 351: American Literature II (3 hrs.)
ENG 352: English Literature I (3 hrs.) OR ENG 353: English Literature II (3 hrs.)
ENG 405: Introduction to Composition Studies (3 hrs.)
ENG 410: Grammar, Traditional and Modern (3 hrs.)
ENG 510: Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3 hrs.) OR ENG 520: History of the English Language (3 hrs.)

Requirements for Theatre Emphasis: 31 hours

THE 110: Stagecraft (3 hrs.)
THE 135: Acting I (3 hrs.)
THE 150: Improvement of Voice and Articulation (3 hrs.)
THE 200: Theatrical Makeup (2 hrs.)
THE 220: Costume Construction (3 hrs.)
THE 235: Acting II (3 hrs.)
THE 130: Theatre Arts Practicum I (1 hr.)/ THE 330: Theatre Arts Practicum II (1 hr.)
(4 hours total of Practicum I and II must be taken in any combination. No more than 3 hours may be taken of either course.)
THE 341: Directing (3 hrs.)
THE 390: Theatre History I (3 hrs.)
THE 391: Theatre History II (3 hrs.)
PLUS 3 hours from one of the following:
ENG 335: Modern Drama (3 hrs.), ENG 430: Dramatic Literature (3 hrs.) OR ENG 474: Shakespeare (3 hrs.)

Supporting Course Requirements (for Theatre Emphasis): 9 hours

CMS 100: Introduction to Human Communication (3 hrs.)
CMS 205: Advocacy and Opposition (3 hrs.)
CMS 210: Public Speaking (3 hrs.)

Professional Education Requirements: 34 hours

EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1 hr.)
EDF 203: Schooling and Society (3 hrs.)
EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3 hrs.)
EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3 hrs.)
SED 401: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3 hrs.) OR 401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (Service Learning component) (3 hrs.)
ESE 490: Secondary Curriculum, Classroom Organization, and Management (3 hrs.)
ESE 499: Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 hrs.)
ESE 543: Teaching of Language Arts in the Secondary School (3 hrs.)
ESE 574: Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3 hrs.)

General Education Requirements: 45 hours

Standard General Education program excluding Block IC. Refer to Section Four of the Undergraduate Catalog for details on the General Education and University requirements.

University Requirement: 1 hour
ASO 100: Academic Orientation

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 141 hours

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.


MINORS

Minor in Theatre Arts

Requirements        18 hours

Minor in Theatre Arts (Teaching)

Requirements       21 hours

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.