Cultural Anthropology and Theatre, BA

This major is designed for students who want to combine a knowledge of the art of theatre, including performance, design, and production, with sociocultural theories and conceptual frameworks for understanding human behavior. It offers both classroom and experiential learning in the practice of making theatre and performance theories with cross-cultural approaches. Successful students develop an understanding of theatre’s impact on past and present cultures, as well as a deeper awareness of the world in which they live.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Anthropology Requirements

Foundation Courses
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
ANTH 3421Foundations of Anthropological Theory4
ANTH 3410Ethnographic Field Experience4
Advanced Area Courses
Complete two of the following:
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Latin American Society and Development
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Africa
Culture and Politics in Modern India
Anthropology Electives
Complete six courses in the following range. Two study-abroad courses may count toward this requirement with prior permission from the department:24
ANTH 2300 to ANTH 4999
Social Science Electives
Complete three social science courses from the following subject areas:12

Theatre Requirements

A minimum grade of C is required in all theatre courses.

Foundational Stages
THTR 1101Introduction to Theatre4
THTR 1120Acting 14
THTR 1131Technical Theatre 14
THTR 1270Introduction to Theatrical Design4
THTR 2325From Script to Stage4
Theatre Texts and Context
Complete one of the following:4
Classics of Global Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream
Theatre and Society
Making Theatre
THTR 1100Production Experience 11
THTR 2000Production Experience 21
THTR 4702Capstone Rehearsal and Performance4
Intermediate or Advanced Technique
Complete two of the following:8
History of Musical Theatre
Acting 2
Acting for the Camera
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Scenic Design
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Theatre
Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare
Directing for the Stage
Musical Theatre Performance

Integrative Requirements

Integrative Courses
THTR 4702Capstone Rehearsal and Performance4
ANTH 2300Reading Culture through Ethnography4

Cultural Anthropology Major Grade Requirement

A GPA of 2.000 for major courses is required.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required