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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Communication, Theatre Concentration (BA)


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The Theatre Concentration requires 37 hours of coursework. Additionally, a minimum of 26 hours of electives (which includes six hours of directed electives in (THTR 220 /THTR 420 , Dance and THTR 415 , Shakespeare) must be completed. Students may use those electives for selected areas of emphasis or continued holistic study. Majors must make a 'C' or better in all Theatre courses.

Objectives


The Bachelor of Arts in Communication (with concentrations available in Communications Studies, Journalism, or Theatre) is designed to allow the student to study communication in its various aspects of contemporary communication, from interpersonal and small group communication to media literacy, journalism and theatre. The degree offers specific content concentrations in the areas of Communication Studies, Journalism or Theatre. The BA in Communication curriculum has 12 hours of core curriculum that all three concentrations share.

Admission to the Theatre Concentration. Auditions/interviews for placement within the program are required. These occur prior to enrollment or within the first two weeks on campus. Auditions may take place in a variety of formats: prepared performance pieces, portfolio presentation, or interviews. Students may contact the Coordinator of Theatre or the Director for the School of the Performing Arts for additional information.

Requirements for the Theatre Concentration. Theatre students will enroll in the Theatre Practicum (THTR 260  /THTR 460  ) for no less than 7 quarters before graduating. Boards will be held during the year so that the faculty can evaluate each student's progress and set goals for the future. Students are required to attend weekly major/minor meetings, which serve as a forum for information, discussion of issues, and notification of departmental concerns and professional opportunities.

 

Communication Curriculum (BA)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Fine Arts (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Elective  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select two Humanities (GER) courses from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  6 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  9 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


  • Concentration Courses ** 15 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  12 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


* Nine hours Modern Language requirement must be in the same language.

**  Concentration Courses are to be selected by the student in consultation with an Academic Advisor from the following concentrations:

Requirements for the Concentration in Theatre


Students interested in this concentration should contact the Theatre Department in the School of the Performing Arts for specific curriculum requirements. Auditions/interviews for placement within the program are required. These occur prior to enrollment or within the first two weeks on campus. Auditions may take place in a variety of formats: prepared performance pieces, portfolio presentation, or interviews.

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