Dramatic Literature Courses


In the links to the right of this page, you can find an overview of courses offered by the program along with detailed course descriptions by semester. As an interdisciplinary program, a number of Dramatic Literature courses are cross-listed with academic departments across the University and outside of the College of Arts and Sciences. To ensure this interdisciplinary mode of study, the Program in Dramatic Literature continuously examines courses throughout the University for collaboration and cross-listing. 

Note: Majors and minors must register under the DRLIT-UA number for courses and not under cross-listed course numbers. Fulfillment of CAS' expository writing requirement is a prerequisite to all Dramatic Literature courses. Students may only count 4-point courses toward the degree requirements for the major or minor. 

Course Categories

Courses in the Program fall into three distinct categories (Dramatic Literature, Cinema, and Practical Theatre). Students may take any number of courses in the Dramatic Literature category. For the Cinema and Practical Theatre categories, students have restrictions for how many courses may count toward the major or minor. In the detailed course description pages, courses are listed in their respective category. For a definition of each category, please see below.

Dramatic Literature Courses
Courses fall into this category if they focus on the study of drama in a literary context. This usually involves the thematic study of drama, a detailed study of a playwright or genre, or the study of drama in its historical context.

Cinema Courses
These courses focus on the study of cinema in either scholarly or practical approaches. Typical courses include the study of cinematic genres, themes or histories. Courses in filmmaking or film production also fall into this category.

Practical Theatre Courses
Practical Theatre courses focus on the production and creation side of drama and theatre. These courses focus on topics such as acting, playwriting, and stage production.