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Theater History/ Literature/ Critical Theory

The Theater History/Literature/Critical Theory (THLC) specialization offers a rigorous program of study to prepare students for graduate work in theater and performance studies and/or to coincide with similar work as double majors (i.e. in English, Philosophy, Art History, History, Anthropology, etc). The small size of this area ensures close working relationships with its professors whose research areas include: dramatic literature, theater history, Shakespeare studies, critical theory, interdisciplinary arts and global performance. With some restrictions the curriculum can be designed to accommodate the individual interests of each THLC major by offering a wide selection of electives, some flexibility in area requirements, and an independently devised senior assignment thesis project. Special activities offered by the area include the London Theatre Study Abroad Program, a four-week 6.0 credit course offered during the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Johanna Schmitz at


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