Subject Matter Program (English/Theatre)

Program scheduled for Suspension and is not currently admitting students. For more information, please contact the Theatre and Dance Department.

Units required for Major: 55
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student-learning to advance critically-thinking, creative and collaborative artists. It provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue post graduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complemented by national and international faculty and staff experience.

Minimum Grade Requirement

The courses outlined below must be completed with a "B" average.

Note: Students may also pursue a secondary teaching credential in English/Theatre. The requirements represent a 57-unit waiver program in the two departments. 

Program Requirements

Basic Core (27 Units)
ENGL 40AIntroduction to British Literature I 13
ENGL 50AIntroduction to American Literature I 13
ENGL 50BIntroduction to American Literature II 13
ENGL 110ALinguistics and the English Language3
ENGL 120AAdvanced Composition3
ENGL 125ALiterature and Film for Adolescents3
ENGL 125BWriting and the Young Writer3
ENGL 140
ENGL 145BShakespeare - Early Plays, 1592-16003
or ENGL 145C Shakespeare - Later Plays, 1600-1612
THEA 174Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre 13
Breadth and Perspective (28 Units)
THEA 2History of the Theatre: Ancient to Renaissance 13
THEA 3Theatre History After 1660 13
THEA 11Acting Study I3
THEA 16Stagecraft3
THEA 20Lighting3
THEA 100Script Analysis3
THEA 107Directing3
THEA 120APracticum in Technical Production1
THEA 131Costume Design3
Select one of the following:3
Black Drama in the African Diaspora 1
Women and Theatre: Staging Diversity 1
African American Theatre and Culture 1
Contemporary Chicano/Latino Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present 1
Total Units55

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities
C1 - Arts 20
C2 - Humanities 20
C1/C2 - Area C Course 20
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area D: The Individual and Society (12 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units37

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (6-9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 20 - 3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (9 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 30
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 46