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This fall, Northeastern’s Department of Theatre launches a new minor in Dramatic Literature and the Human Experience. It’s 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. Experientially, students can choose to attend contemporary theatre (Boston Theatre Experience) and write plays themselves.

This uniquely interdisciplinary minor combines courses within the Department of Theatre, with additional choices from the departments of English, communication studies, and media and screen studies. It reflects Northeastern’s commitment to experiential learning and growing focus on “humanics,” a networked approach to human experiences, learning, and discovery.

To enroll in the Dramatic Literature and the Human Experience Minor, contact Maegen Bishoff [email protected].

Dramatic Literature and the Human Experience

 Foundational Requirement

THTR 1101 Introduction to Theatre (4 SH)*

Choose three:

Two of the three electives must be selected within the theatre curriculum.

ENGL 1600 Introduction to Shakespeare (4 SH)
COMM 1511 Communication and Storytelling (4 SH)*
THTR 1220 African-American Theatre (4 SH)
THTR 2300 Theatre History: Greek Tragedy to Romanticism (4 SH)
THTR 2315 Rebels of Modern Drama (4 SH)
THTR 2320 American Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream (4 SH)*
THTR 2325 From Script to Stage (4 SH)
THTR 2330 Playwriting (4 SH)*
THTR 2335 Boston Theatre Experience (4 SH)*
THTR 2400 Theatre and Society (4 SH)
THTR 2500 Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women and Theatre*
CINE 3389 Screenwriting (4 SH)

*Offered Spring 2017

NOTE: For theatre majors, Introduction to Theatre may be double-counted within the existing theatre requirements. Three additional courses are required to complete this minor (making a total of six dramatic literature courses for those theatre majors).