Programs

Shakespeare Studies Minor

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The minor in Shakespeare Studies is an inter-disciplinary approach to Shakespeare in performance. It is based on these convictions: (1) Shakespeare, as an exemplary literary and historical figure, merits intensive study; (2) the literary, historical, and philosophical study of Shakespeare’s text informs and enriches the production of his plays; (3) the discipline and experience of performing his plays illuminates the academic study of his work.

Requirements for the minor
Track A

Students other than English or theatre arts majors are required to take the following four courses, and any one additional course outside their major field of study they select from Group 2 below.

  • Engl 357: Shakespeare I
  • Engl 358: Shakespeare II
  • Thea 103: Playing Shakespeare I: Shakespeare from School to Stage
  • Thea 412: The Shakespeare Project
Track B

All English majors must complete Engl 357 and Engl 358, as part of their major study, in conjunction with this minor.

For the minor, they must take, in addition to any three non-English courses they select from Group 2 below, the following two courses:

  • Thea 103: Playing Shakespeare I: Shakespeare from School to Stage
  • Thea 412: The Shakespeare Project

All theatre arts majors must complete Thea 103 and Thea 412, as part of their major study, in conjunction with this minor.

For the minor, they must take, in addition to any three non-theatre arts courses they select from Group 2 below, the following courses:

Group 2 Courses
  • Engl 357: Shakespeare I
  • Engl 358: Shakespeare II
  • ClSt 101: Classical Mythology
  • ClSt 200: Classical Drama
  • Engl 350: Medieval Drama and its Legacy
  • Engl 353: English Drama to 1642
  • Engl 359: Renaissance Literature I
  • Grek 401: Greek Tragedy I
  • Grek 402: Greek Tragedy II
  • Hist 305: The Renaissance
  • Hist 354: Renaissance Humanism
  • Humn 201: Tradition and Criticism in Western Culture: The Early Modern World
  • Latn 401: Latin Drama I
  • Latn 402: Latin Drama II
  • Phil 203: Ancient Philosophy from Homer to Augustine
  • Thea 221: Theatre History
  • Thea 235: Voice and Interpretation