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Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre (18 credits)

Offered by: English     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration English - Drama and Theatre may be expanded to the Major Concentration English - Drama and Theatre.

For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please see the English Department Handbook at http://www.mcgill.ca/english/.

Required Courses (3 credits)

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected as described below.

Theatre History Courses

3 credits from a list of courses in Theatre History:

Drama and Theatre Courses Before 1900

3 credits from a list of courses in Drama and Theatre before 1900:

Drama and Theatre Courses at the 400 level

3 credits from a list of Drama and Theatre courses:

  • ENGL 407 The 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ENGL 413 Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study focused on a period or issue in Canadian drama and/or theatre history.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Denis Salter (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Students not registered in English programs require permission of instructor.
  • ENGL 430 Studies in Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of a period or genre of drama. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Sean Carney (Fall)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 431 Studies in Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of a period or genre of drama. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ENGL 458 Theories of Text and Performance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : This course provides an historical perspective on advanced theoretical problems affecting both dramatic texts and theatrical performance up to the 19th Century. The historical periods covered in this course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Noémie Bernier-Solomon (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ENGL 230 and ENGL 269 or permission of instructor
  • ENGL 459 Theories of Text and Performance 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : This course provides an historical perspective on advanced theoretical problems affecting both dramatic texts and theatrical performance starting from the 19th Century to the present. The historical periods covered in this course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 230 and ENGL 269 or permission of instructor
  • ENGL 467 Advanced Studies in Theatre History (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study focused on a period or issue in Theatre history.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Denis Salter (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Students not registered in English programs require permission of instructor
  • ENGL 485 Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A research seminar on selected topics in theatre history and theatre historiography.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Patrick Neilson (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Students not registered in English programs require permission of instructor
  • ENGL 486 Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A research seminar on selected topics in theatre history and theatre historiography.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Catherine A Bradley (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Students not registered in English programs require permission of instructor

Drama and Theatre Option's Offerings - Additional Courses

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6 additional credits from the option's offerings.

This category includes all the courses listed above except required courses, as well as the courses listed below.

Note: Any English course not on the lists specifically for the Drama and Theatre option—such as unlisted courses in Cultural Studies—may not count toward the Drama and Theatre program. Please consult a departmental adviser for guidance on course choices.

  • ENGL 314 20th Century Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of selected representative works in modern drama and theatre.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sean Carney (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 369 Creative Writing: Playwriting (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced seminar on playwriting.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Anosh Irani (Fall)

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.
  • ENGL 375 Interpretation Dramatic Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the dramatic text as literature, and as a basis for theatre production. Emphasis on character and character development, on structure and motivational units, and on the visualization of the play in performance.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Denis Salter (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 230 and ENGL 269 or permission of the instructor
  • ENGL 434 Independent Theatre Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Supervised independent work on an approved theatre project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter
    • This course will allow students to undertake special projects, frequently involving background readings, performances, and essays. This course is normally open only to Major or Honours students in the Department. Permission must be obtained from the Department before registration
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Drama and Theatre - Courses of Interest - Other Departments

Permission to count extra-departmental credits must be obtained in advance of taking any course from outside the Department of English. Students are normally permitted to count 3 credits from other departments towards their Drama and Theatre Minor. Permission is obtained with the signature of a Department of English program adviser on the student's program audit sheet.

This list comprises courses in other departments that might be accepted by an adviser for credit toward the student's Drama and Theatre program. This list applies only to these courses as they are offered in 2013-2014.

There might be other courses in the Faculty of Arts for which a student could receive Drama and Theatre program credit. A student who has identified a course not noted below should show their program adviser the course syllabus in advance and, if he or she agrees, get the adviser's initialled approval of the course on their program audit sheet. The Department requires a complete signed audit sheet in the student's file in Arts 155 in order to process the file for graduation.

Included in the list are courses taught in languages other than English and courses that have prerequisites.

* Note: The courses in the list below with an asterisk ("*") have an historical dimension and may count toward this program requirement. Other courses could count toward the "option's offerings" component of the program.

  • EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Drawing on theoretical approaches from a variety of media studies, including cinema, performance and performativity, and elsewhere, this course looks at cultural production in premodern and modern Japan. Topics to be addressed range from calligraphy and writing, to theatre, and film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor
  • HISP 324 20th Century Drama (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Satirical drama and theatre of social protest. Literatura comprometida. García Lorca and Casona; Buero Vallejo, Sastre, Olmo, Muñiz, Arrabal and others.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Kathleen M Sibbald (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • MUAR 387 The Opera (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Music Research (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Music-Arts Faculty : A survey of opera from c.1600 to the present. Opera as ritual, opera as spectacle, opera as catharsis, opera as business, opera and its literary models. The continuing relevance of the operatic experience today.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MUAR 201 or MUAR 211
  • PHIL 242 Introduction to Feminist Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to feminist theory as political theory. Emphasis is placed on the plurality of analyses and proposals that constitute contemporary feminist thought. Some of the following are considered: liberal feminism, marxist and socialist feminism, radical feminism, postmodern feminism, francophone feminism, and the contributions to feminist theory by women of colour and lesbians.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Edwin Zoltan Filotas (Fall) Marguerite Deslauriers, Enrica Quaroni (Summer)

    • Note: Since this course is being taught abroad, the Victoria Day statutory holiday will not be taken into consideration. Therefore, students are expected to attend their lecture on Monday, May 19, 2014.
  • PSYC 212 Perception (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Perception is the organization of sensory input into a representation of the environment. Topics include: survey of sensory coding mechanisms (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory), object recognition, spatial localization, perceptual constancies and higher level influences.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Evan Balaban (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures; 1 conference
Bachelor of Arts & Science—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)