Honours English - Drama and Theatre (54 credits)

Offered by: English     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Entry to Honours is by application, normally after two terms in a Departmental program, including at least 18 credits of English. The Faculty of Arts requires that all students admitted to Honours programs complete a second program minor in addition to their Honours program.

Admission to the Honours program is limited to a small number of students with excellent records. The minimum CGPA for application to the Honours program is 3.30. Students with a CGPA lower than 3.3 and at or above 3.0 (but with the requisite 3.5 program GPA) may consult the Director of the Honours program for special permission to apply. Students with a program GPA lower than 3.5 and at or above 3.3 (but with the requisite CGPA of 3.3) may also consult the Director of the Honours program for special permission to apply. In neither instance is admission guaranteed. After admission into the Honours program, the student is required to maintain a CGPA at a level set by the Faculty for graduation with Honours and a program GPA at the level set by the Department.

The Honours program in English requires 54 credits. Students intending to apply for Honours should plan to complete as many of the specific requirements of their option as possible within the first two years. With the written approval of an adviser, up to 9 credits may be taken outside the Department. All Honours students must complete at least 6 of their complementary credits at the 500 level. Ideally, 500-level seminars chosen will be relevant to the area of the student's independent study in the Honours Essay course (ENGL 491D1/ENGL 491D2), taken without exception in the final year of the program. The Honours Essay is first planned in consultation with a supervisor at the time of application to the Honours program; it is then guided and evaluated by that supervisor during the completion of ENGL 491. Graduation with Honours requires 54 credits of English, a minimum mark of B+ on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.00, and a minimum program GPA of 3.50. Graduation with First Class Honours requires a mark of A on the Honours Essay, a minimum CGPA of 3.50, and a minimum program GPA of 3.70.

Required Courses (12 credits)

Note: ENGL 230 and ENGL 355 should be taken in the first two terms of the program.

  • ENGL 230 Introduction to Theatre Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to dramatic literature, text analysis, textual and performance theory, and theatre history.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Nathan Richards-Velinou (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 355 The Poetics of Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : This course, normally taken in tandem with ENGL 230, examines and tests theories of acting, directing, and design through scene work and practical exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Erin Jane Hurley (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in the English Major Concentration, Drama and Theatre Option

  • ENGL 491D1 Honours Essay (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Supervised research essay on an approved topic.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Monica Popescu, Denis Salter, Berkeley Kaite (Fall)

  • ENGL 491D2 Honours Essay (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Supervised research essay on an approved topic.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Monica Popescu, Denis Salter, Berkeley Kaite (Winter)

Complementary Courses (42 credits)

42 credits selected as described below. At least 6 of the 42 credits must be at the 500 level. A maximum of 9 credits may be from another department with the signed permission of the Program Adviser. A maximum of 9 of the 42 credits are allowed at the 200 level, none in the final year of the program.

3 credits from the following practice-based courses:

  • ENGL 269 Introduction to Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : The focus of this course is on the actor as communicator, and on those things (material, physical, and textual) which are inescapably central to the theatrical performance.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Sean Carney (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Restricted to Drama and Theatre Majors

    • Open to Drama and Theatre Majors

  • ENGL 365 Costuming for the Theatre 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Introduction to costume-making for the theatre, covering fabrics, textiles and costume decoration.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Catherine A Bradley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 368

  • ENGL 368 Stage Scenery and Lighting 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to the technical aspects of stage settings and theatrical lighting.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Keith B Roche (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 365

  • ENGL 372 Stage Scenery and Lighting 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Aspects of stage scenery and theatrical lighting.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Keith B Roche (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 377.

  • ENGL 377 Costuming for the Theatre 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced topics in costume-making for the theatre, including millinery, dyeing, costume breakdown, and silk painting techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Catherine A Bradley (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 372.

Shakespeare or Another Major Figure in Drama and Theatre Courses

3 credits from a list of courses on Shakespeare or, when available and with an instructor's signed permission on the student's Audit Sheet, another major figure in Drama and Theatre:

  • ENGL 315 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 416 Studies in Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Paul Edward Yachnin (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 516 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A seminar on the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Drama and/or Theatre Courses with a Canadian Component

3 credits from a list of courses in Drama and/or Theatre with a Canadian component:

  • ENGL 313 Canadian Drama and Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Dramatic forms and theatrical practices in Canada from beginnings to the present day.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Erin Jane Hurley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

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

Theatre History Courses

3 credits from the list of courses in Theatre History:

  • ENGL 306 Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works of Mediaeval and Tudor drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 308 English Renaissance Drama 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An overview of some major authors and issues in English Renaissance Drama.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 309 English Renaissance Drama 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An overview of some major authors and issues in English Renaissance Drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 310 Restoration and 18th Century Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works of Restoration and 18th century drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 312 Victorian and Edwardian Drama 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • 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 2020

    Instructors: Sean Carney (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 315 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 370 Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of dramatic forms and genres and theatrical practices from the Restoration through the 18th century to the Romantic period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 371 Theatre History: 19th to 21st Centuries (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : History of predominantly Western theatre practices from circa 1830 to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Katherine Zien (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 416 Studies in Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Paul Edward Yachnin (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • 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 2019

    Instructors: Catherine A Bradley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

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

  • ENGL 516 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A seminar on the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Drama and Theatre Before 1900 Courses

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

  • ENGL 306 Theatre History: Medieval and Early Modern (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works of Mediaeval and Tudor drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 308 English Renaissance Drama 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An overview of some major authors and issues in English Renaissance Drama.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 309 English Renaissance Drama 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An overview of some major authors and issues in English Renaissance Drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 310 Restoration and 18th Century Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of works of Restoration and 18th century drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 312 Victorian and Edwardian Drama 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 315 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the major works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 370 Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of dramatic forms and genres and theatrical practices from the Restoration through the 18th century to the Romantic period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 416 Studies in Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Paul Edward Yachnin (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

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

  • ENGL 516 Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A seminar on the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

Theory Courses

3 credits from the list of courses in Theory:

  • ENGL 317 Theory of English Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Philosophical approaches.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs

  • ENGL 318 Theory of English Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Socio-Historical approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs

  • ENGL 319 Theory of English Studies 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Cultural theory now.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs

  • ENGL 322 Theories of the Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A course focusing on textuality (as opposed to, say, intentionality and interpretation) and on how specific effects are made - how texts work and produce meaning, including rhetoric and form.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

  • ENGL 346 Materiality and Sociology of Text (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Writing, printing, distribution, marketing, and placement within canon-making institutions; the influence of material forms of production and transmission on the creation and reception of literature, film, and theatre.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Michael Van Dussen (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

  • ENGL 352 Theories of Difference (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Introduction to a selection of theories that have influenced thinking about difference across the humanities and social sciences, including gender, sexuality, race, class and hierarchical structures, language, religion, ethnicity, and personal identity.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Limited to students in English Major and Honours Programs.

400-Level Theory Courses

3 credits from a list of courses with a theoretical component, from the option's offerings at the 400 level or above:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • 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: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Erin Jane Hurley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

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

Performance-Oriented Courses

9 credits from the list of Performance-Oriented courses:

  • ENGL 365 Costuming for the Theatre 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Introduction to costume-making for the theatre, covering fabrics, textiles and costume decoration.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Catherine A Bradley (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 368

  • ENGL 367 Acting 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : The actor as analyzer of scripts and characters; textual analysis, practice in character development through improvisations, mask work and physical training.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Myrna Wyatt Selkirk (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 269 and permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 110-469D

  • ENGL 368 Stage Scenery and Lighting 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to the technical aspects of stage settings and theatrical lighting.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Keith B Roche (Fall)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Permission of instructor required.

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 365

  • ENGL 372 Stage Scenery and Lighting 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Aspects of stage scenery and theatrical lighting.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Keith B Roche (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 377.

  • ENGL 373 Voice and Speech 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Voice and speech techniques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

  • ENGL 376 Scene Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Scene study for the theatre.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 377 Costuming for the Theatre 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced topics in costume-making for the theatre, including millinery, dyeing, costume breakdown, and silk painting techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Catherine A Bradley (Winter)

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students enrolled in ENGL 372.

  • ENGL 465D1 Theatre Laboratory (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Workshop in theatre practice and drama interpretation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Prerequisites: ENGL 230, ENGL 269 and ENGL 367 or sufficient relevant experience in related drama courses or permission of the instructor.

    • Students must register for both ENGL 465D1 and ENGL 465D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ENGL 465D1 and ENGL 465D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ENGL 465D2 Theatre Laboratory (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Workshop in theatre practice and drama interpretation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 465D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ENGL 465D1 and ENGL 465D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ENGL 466D1 Directing for the Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : The direction of a theatrical performance: preparation, casting, rehearsal, and performance are the areas of concentration.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Myrna Wyatt Selkirk (Fall)

  • ENGL 466D2 Directing for the Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : See ENGL 466D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Myrna Wyatt Selkirk (Winter)

  • ENGL 469 Acting 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced training in acting involving study of some of the major European and North American acting theories and practices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ENGL 269 and permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 110-469D.

  • ENGL 565 Drama Workshop (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Practical aspects of theatre studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • For the most detailed and up-to-date descriptions of course and seminar offerings please see the Department of English website at www.mcgill.ca/english.

English Courses

12 credits in English selected in consultation with an academic adviser.

Drama and Theatre - Courses of Interest - Other Departments

Students are normally permitted to count 6 credits from other departments toward their English programs. In exceptional circumstances, an adviser, approached by a student with strong academic grounds for including a third such course, may grant permission, to a maximum of 9 extra-departmental credits, and must so indicate in advance by signing the departmental program audit sheet.

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

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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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,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: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • 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 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Fall)

    • 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: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Mathieu Roy (Winter)

    • Fall

    • 2 lectures; 1 conference

Faculty of Arts—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 18, 2019) (disclaimer)