Department of English




The minor in theater (developed in conjunction with the UR International Theatre Program) consists of a minimum of 24 credits taken from the following three categories. No more than two courses included in one's major may be counted toward the minor.

1. A student must work on at least two, but no more than three, productions, acquiring at least eight credits in production and performance courses (either onstage or backstage, spring semester course numbers in parentheses):

  • ENG 290 (291): Plays in Production
  • ENG 292 (293)/ 294(295): Plays in Performance

2. Theater method and performance courses; eight credits in all (spring semester course numbers in parentheses):

  • ENG 123: Playwriting—2 credits
  • ENG 170 (171)/270 (271): Technical (and Advanced Technical) Theater
  • ENG 172: Intro to Stage Lighting and Sound
  • ENG 174 (175): Acting Techniques
  • ENG 176 (177): Voice and Movement for the Actor
  • ENG 180: Directing
  • ENG 252: Theater in England
  • ENG 360: Special Projects: Theater

3. Dramatic literature—eight credits (at least two courses):

  • ENG 111: Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENG 203: Medieval Drama
  • ENG 208: Renaissance Drama, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
  • ENG 209: Problems in Shakespeare
  • ENG 210: Shakespeare
  • ENG 214: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
  • ENG 228: African-American Drama
  • ENG 235: Modern Drama
  • ENG 243: Major Author—A Playwright

Additionally, students taking an Internship in Theater (ENG 398), undertaking an Independent Study (ENG 391) whose subject is theater or dramatic research, or enrolled in a standard Advanced Seminar (ENG 380) or Honors Seminar (ENG 396) with a dramatic literature/theatrical focus might also have those classes count towards the minor in theater. Similarly, Study Abroad options in London and Bath (if allied to dramatic or theatrical work) might count towards this minor. Other courses in the English Department relating to drama and/or theater may, from time to time, be valid additions to this list. See the Director of Undergraduate Studies for details.

In cases where some courses are unavailable, students should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for possible substitutions.

For further information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies and/or the Artistic Director of the Theatre Program.