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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog


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A major for those who think of drama as the union of complementary disciplines, this program should appeal to the student interested in playwriting, dramaturgy, and performance, as well as to those who intend to write literary criticism with an emphasis on dramatic literature.

Junior Qualifying Examination/Thesis

Students electing a major in literature/theatre are examined by the two departments in the second semester of the junior year. On the basis of this review, it will be determined whether a student will be admitted to senior standing and may undertake a research-centered thesis project or a project that integrates research with production. Performance on the exam as well as coursework in the major will affect the nature and scope of the thesis project. Students have undertaken production projects in playwriting, directing, acting, design, and dramaturgy.

Juniors who plan to propose a production component to their senior thesis research are required to undertake a major production assignment in the area of their proposed thesis research during their junior year. This should be planned in consultation with theatre faculty.




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