Loyola University Chicago

Theatre

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor Requirements and Courses

Learning Outcomes for the Shakespeare Studies Minor

Students completing the Shakespeare Studies Minor will:

  • Engage in the practices of interdisciplinary study;
  • Acquire substantial knowledge of the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries and the culture in which they lived;
  • Master skills of research used to produce significant works of scholarship, preparing those who plan on pursuing academic graduate work for further study;
  • Acquire skills and knowledge that will provide a foundation for those seeking to pursue a professional career in theatre.

The Shakespeare Studies Minor would consist of 18 credit hours (six three-credit courses) broken down as follows:

Required Courses (9)
Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 326 Plays of Shakespeare 3
THTR 365 Theatre History and Literature II 3
THTR 393 Capstone: Shakespeare Seminar 3
Electives (9) - Choose 3 Classes in 3 Separate Disciplines
Course Number Title Credits
CLST 271 Classical Mythology 3
CLST 271 G Classical Mythology (Women/Gender-focus) 3
CLST 273 Classical Tragedy 3
CLST 273 Classical Tragedy (Women/Gender-focus) 3
CLST 276 The World of Classical Rome 3
CLST 283 Classical Comedy and Satire 3
CLST 275 The World of Classical Athens 3
CLST 280 Romance Novel in Antiquity 3
LATN 283 The Age of Caesar 3
LATN 351 Roman Comedy 3
LATN 364 Seneca 3
GREK 351 Aristophanes 3
GREK 353 Aeschylus 3
GREK 354 Sophocles 3
GREK 355 Euripides 3
ENGL 325 Renaissance Literature 3
ENGL 327 Studies in Shakespeare 3
ENGL 328 Studies in Renaissance Literature 3
ENGL 365 Drama, Medieval and Renaissance 3
ENGL 368 Studies in Drama (when appropriate) 3
PHIL 319 Studies in Philosophy and Literature (if topic is appropriate) 3
HIST 314 Renaissance 3
HIST 315 The Reformation 3
HIST 316 Europe in Transition to Modern Times, 1450-1650 3
HIST 319 London Life and Culture 1550-1715 3
HIST 329 England to 1485 3
HIST 330 Early Modern England, 1485-1760 3
THTR 267 Action Theories and Techniques II 3
THTR 323 Rehearsal and Performance (when appropriate) 3
THTR 364 Theatre History and Dramatic Literature I 3

Suggested sequence of courses

(supposed to begin first semester sophomore year)

First Semester: ENGL 326: Plays of Shakespeare

Second Semester: THTR 365: Theatre History and Literature II: Shakespeare in Performance

Third Semester: Elective 1

Fourth Semester: Elective 2

Fifth Semester: Elective 3

Sixth Semester: THTR 393: Shakespeare Seminar