Jan 21, 2021  
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech and Theatre, Theatre Concentration, B.A.

Major in Speech and Theatre

The major in Speech and Theatre is designed to provide students with maximum opportunities to develop theoretical and practical appreciation of all phases of human communication. For students following the Communication Studies or Theatre concentration, preparation is offered for the pursuit of graduate study in a number of fields or for entry into professions including secondary school teaching, professional theatre, and communication work in business, industry, and government.

All students pursuing a major within this department must complete the General Education requirements. The following is a suggested pattern of study for the first two years; however, consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before each registration.

All students majoring in Speech and Theatre must complete COMM 2200  (Fundamentals of Communication) and earn a grade of C or better for the course to count as a prerequisite or to count towards graduation.

Students majoring in Speech and Theatre must receive a grade of C (2.00) or better in all courses in their concentration for the course to count as a prerequisite or to count toward graduation.

Recommended Curriculum


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours

Theatre Concentration

Students pursuing the concentration in Theatre typically aim for performance and design and technology careers, graduate school, or teaching. Students must complete COMM 2200  plus the following required Theatre courses: THEA 2100 THEA 2500 THEA 2900 THEA 3050 THEA 3700 THEA 3820 THEA 4800 , THEA 4810 , THEA 4990  plus 3 hours of  THEA 4900 . Students must also complete 6 hours from the following: THEA 3100 THEA 3200 , and THEA 3400 . Students pursuing the B.A. degree must complete 2010 and 2020 or any course numbered above the 2000 level in one foreign language, one minor, and a cognate. The minor must not require any courses with a THEA prefix and must be chosen from a specified list of disciplines and concentrations or from the list of interdisciplinary minors . (See Undergraduate Degree Requirements, Bachelor of Arts Degree  for more information.) Students pursuing the B.S. degree must complete a cognate and one minor. The minor must not require any courses with a THEA prefix.

Students may select from the following two cognates:

Theatre (18 hours)
Select 18 hours from upper-division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in THEA in consultation with an advisor.
Dance (18 hours)
DANC 1000 DANC 2000 DANC 3010 DANC 3040 DANC 4110 DANC 4800