Dramatic Literature and the Human Experience, Minor

This minor is designed for students with an interest in experiencing theatre as ideas, connecting theatre and creative writing, and understanding human behavior and psychology as captured by the written word. Students can select a personalized path of study to explore a range of diverse and innovative plays, playwrights, dramatic theories, forms, and movements spanning from Ancient Greece to today.

The dramatic literature and human experience minor combines courses from the Department of Theatre with additional choices from the English, communication studies, and media and screen studies departments.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

THTR 1101Introduction to Theatre4


Choose three from the following: 12
Note: Two of the three electives must be selected within the theatre curriculum.
Communication and Storytelling
Introduction to Shakespeare
Classics of Global Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream
From Script to Stage
Boston Theatre Experience
Theatre and Society
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Theatre
Queer Theatre and Performance

Note: For theatre majors, only Introduction to Theatre (THTR 1101) may be double counted within the existing theatre requirements. They must take three additional courses to complete the minor (for a total of six dramatic literature courses). 

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor