Dramatic Literature (2016 - 2018)
A minimum of ten 4-point courses (40 points) offered by the program, which must include:
- History of Drama and Theatre I (DRLIT-UA 110)
- History of Drama and Theatre II (DRLIT-UA 111)
- One course in dramatic literature before 1900
Of the remaining seven courses, no more than five may be drawn from the areas of cinema and practical theatre combined.
Any four 4-point courses (16 points) offered by the program. Only two of the four may be in the areas of cinema and practical theatre combined.
Restrictions on Credit Toward the Major and the Minor
Courses used to satisfy requirements for either the major or minor in dramatic literature may not be used to satisfy the requirements for any other major or minor. Independent study courses and internships do not count toward the minimum requirements for the major or minor. Transfer students must complete at least half of the required courses for the major and minor programs at the College. Please note C is the lowest grade that may be counted toward the major or minor. Two-credit courses are not counted toward the major.
Information and Advisement
Students should consult the program's undergraduate website during pre-registration each term for a list of courses that satisfy the requirements outlined above and for more detailed descriptions of the particular courses offered in a given term. The director is available throughout the term, as well as during registration periods, to discuss students' educational and professional goals in general and the dramatic literature program in particular.
An honors program is offered for majors in their junior and senior years who have at least a 3.65 GPA both overall and in the major. The two core courses History of Drama and Theatre I and II (DRLIT-UA 110, 111) must be completed when students apply. The honors program consists of two courses, a Junior Honors Seminar (DRLIT-UA 905) and a Senior Honors Thesis (DRLIT-UA 925). The honors thesis counts as an 11th course in the major. Dramatic literature majors pursuing this honors track may also satisfy the seminar requirement by taking, with the instructor's permission, the Honors Seminar in the undergraduate Department of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts. Majors interested in honors should apply to the director of the program.
The English and Dramatic Literature Organization (EDLO): Students organize and manage their own informal discussions, as well as lectures, readings, and parties. All students interested in literature and drama, including nonmajors, are welcome to participate.
The Minetta Review: Students are invited to submit creative work in all literary genres and apply for membership on the staff of this literary magazine.