Theatre, Performance, and Social Change, Minor

The theatre, performance, and social change minor helps to prepare students for the challenges of world citizenship by developing competencies in theoretical, historical, and contextual knowledge alongside the technical skills to express their understanding of diverse social issues by making narratives, theatre, and performances. The minor’s selected courses focus on enlarging students' ability to identify social problems; explore social movements; and make sensitive, ethical, and artistic choices in performance creation. In addition, students are encouraged to think strategically about the material realities of creating performance for social change.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Note: No student may receive a theatre minor as a result of external transfer credit only.

Foundational Courses

THTR 1215Activism and Performance4
THTR 2340Theatre and Society4

Theatrical Interventions in Social Issues

Complete one of the following:4
Race, Power, and Performance
Rebels of Modern Drama
Classics of 20th-Century American Drama
Playwriting
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Theatre
Creative Storytelling for Social Engagement
Queer Theatre and Performance
Devised Theatre Project: Collaborative Performance
Performance Studies

Community Engagement

Complete one of the following:4
Collaborative Video and Community Engagement
Social Movement Communication
Social Change and Human Services
Child Intervention and Treatment
News Documentary Production
Photojournalism
Gender, Social Justice, and Transnational Activism

GPA Requirement

2.00 GPA required in the minor