English Major, B.A. with Drama and Theatre Concentration

English majors with a concentration in Drama and Theatre must take a minimum of 33 credits in English at or above the 200 level, at least 21 of these credits must be in literature, 15 credits of which must be 300 level or above (excluding independent study and internships).

Six credits in English, exclusive of independent study and internships, must be taken during the senior year. Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits in English at Hood. The senior seminar (ENGL 470) must be taken at Hood.

Requirements for the Major with Concentration

Historical Breadth (6 to 12 credits):

Students must take either ENGL 222 or two courses in literature before 1800. The English and Communication Arts Department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the pre-1800 requirement. Noted as H1 after course description.

Students must take either ENGL 223 or two courses in literature after 1800. The English and Communication Arts Department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the post-1800 requirement. Noted as H2 after course description.

Genre (9 credits):

Students must take:

ENTH 229History of Drama Theatre I

3.0

ENTH 230History of Drama and Theatre II

3.0

ENGL 313Shakespeare

3.0

Theatre Practice (9 credits):

Students must take:

THEA 101The Elements of Acting

3.0

and two of the following courses in theatre practice:

THEA 102Improvisation

3.0

THEA 210Acting II

3.0

THEA 212Improvisation II

3.0

THEA 254Directing

3.0

Senior Seminar (3 credits):

Students must take the Senior Seminar, a capstone course in literary theory and criticism:

ENGL 470Seminar

3.0