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Drama and Speech Communication


Drama Programs

General Drama

Eligibility for graduation in the General Drama program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least 12 term courses must be in Drama, including:

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Four-Year General Drama

The requirements are the same as for the Drama section of the Joint-Honours program, with the following exception: an overall cumulative average of 60%, and a cumulative major average of 70%.

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Honours Drama

The Honours program is designed so that a student can work through a particular sequence of courses in one field (acting, academic, directing, technical). The optional DRAMA 499 project in the fourth year may be centred on this specialization.

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Drama program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 20 term courses must be in Drama including:

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Honours Drama (Applied Studies Co-op)

A student may combine an Honours Drama program with Applied Studies Co-op. The requirements in Drama are identical to the Drama Joint Honours program listed below, with the following exceptions:

  1. Both DRAMA 371 and 372 and three Dramatic Literatures, OR
  2. One of DRAMA 371 and 372 and four Dramatic Literatures.

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Drama Joint Honours Program

Eligibility for graduation in the Joint Honours Drama program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 15 term courses must be in Drama including:

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Minor Program

DRAMA 101A and 101B and DRAMA 102 plus seven other term courses of which two must be in dramatic literature.

Acting Courses

  1. DRAMA 102 has limited enrolment; early registration is advised. DRAMA 101A or 101B, or DRAMA 223 or 224 are pre or corequisites.
  2. Auditions are required for DRAMA 221, 222, 321, 322, 421, 422.

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Note For All Programs
A student who has taken ENGL 362/363 may not also take ENGL 190.

Note For Drama Majors Enrolled in Minor or Option Program in Speech Communication
Students can double count two Drama courses in Approved Cognate Courses list toward their Major in Drama and the Minor or Option programs in Speech Communication.

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Speech Communication Programs

Note
Students interested in the three- or four-year General Major program in Speech Communication will normally be admitted at the beginning of their second year of study based on their academic performance in ten term courses in Year One, including DRAMA 223 and 224. General students can apply for admission to the Major program at the time of preregistration for Year Two. Senior students may also apply and be evaluated on the same general basis. Normally only students whose Year One cumulative overall average is at least 70% for the four-year program or 65% for the three-year program will be admitted. Owing to resource limitations, however, fulfilling these minimum entrance requirements will not guarantee admission to the General Major program, and higher averages may be required for admission.

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Four-Year General Speech Communication

  1. 40 courses overall
  2. Overall average of at least 60%; major average 70%
  3. 14 term program courses from at least three departments:

Notes for Four-Year Speech Communication Majors Enrolled in Minor Program in Drama

  1. DRAMA 102 is required for both the Speech Communication program and the Drama Minor program.
  2. In addition to DRAMA 102, students can double count two Drama courses in Approved Cognate Courses list toward their Major in Speech Communication and the Minor program in Drama.

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Three-Year General Speech Communication

  1. 30 courses overall
  2. Overall average of at least 60%; major average 65%
  3. Ten term program courses from at least three departments:

Courses:
Core Speech: DRAMA 102*, 223**, 224**, 225, 323, 324, 326
* DRAMA 102 must be taken after DRAMA 223.
** Students must attain 78% in both DRAMA 223 and 224 to proceed.

Humanities Discipline Area: DRAMA 221, 222, 321, 322, 421, 422, 409; PHIL 145, 200J, 216, 243, 245, 463, 464; WLU courses CS 308/SY 308 (Sociology of Mass Communication), EN 202 (Critical Theory of Mass Media), CS 207 (Media and Society, Part I), CS 208 (Media and Society, Part II)

Social Sciences Discipline Area: PSCI 101A; PSYCHJ253, 254, 334, 335, 338, 339, 344, 440A/B; SOC 216, 233, 234, 237, 243, 245, 246, 265, 310, 415

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Note
The Speech Communication Minor and Option are open to undergraduate students in all faculties of the University. Consultation with the Co-ordinator is highly recommended to ensure that students can fulfill all the course requirements during the terms that they are on campus.

Minor Program in Speech Communication

Students in an Honours Program interested in Speech Communication as a complement to their major field of study will be expected to complete ten term courses: five in Speech Communication and five in the approved Cognate courses concerned with communication from other disciplines.

Required core Speech Communication courses:
DRAMA 223, 224

Three of four optional Speech Communication courses:
DRAMA 225, 323, 324, 326

Plus five approved Cognate courses.

Option in Speech Communication

Students in any degree program interested in Speech Communication as a complement to their studies will be expected to complete eight term courses: four in Speech Communication and four in the approved Cognate courses concerned with communication from other disciplines.

Required core Speech Communication courses:
DRAMA 223, 224

Two of four optional Speech Communication courses.

Plus four approved Cognate courses.

Notes For Minor and Option Programs

  1. Students can double count two of the Cognate courses toward their major field of study and the Minor or Option.
  2. Students enrol in Cognate courses concerned with communication from other disciplines, either from the following list of recommended courses or in consultation with the Co-ordinator of Speech Communication.

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Course Requirements

Limited enrollment in all Speech Communication Courses; early registration advised.

Core Speech Communication Courses

DRAMA 102 Introduction to Acting (Major only)
DRAMA 223 Public Speaking
DRAMA 224 Interpersonal Communication

Optional Speech Communication Courses

DRAMA 225 Interviewing
DRAMA 323 Speech Writing
DRAMA 324 Small Group Communication
DRAMA 326 Voice Technique

Approved Cognate Courses

ACC 131 Management 1/2
ACC 432 Communicating Accounting Information for Decision Makers
ACC 443 Creative Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making for Accountants
CS 492 Social Implications of Computers
DRAMA 102 Introduction to Acting
DRAMA 221 Intermediate Acting 1
DRAMA 222 Intermediate Acting 2
DRAMA 321 Advanced Acting 1
DRAMA 322 Advanced Acting 2
ENGL 103A The Nature and Structure of the English Languge
ENGL 103B Varieties of English
ENGL 306A-F English Language and Linguistics
ENGL 309A Rhetoric: Principles and Practice 1
ENGL 309B Rhetoric: Principles and Practice 2
ENGL 309C Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
ENGL 309D Approaches to Style
ERS 330JEnvironmental Journalism
ERS 361 International Communication System and Development
FR 250A Advanced Spoken French 2
FR 300A Advanced Spoken French 3
FR 400A Advanced Spoken French 4
M SCI 211 Organizational Behaviour 1
M SCI 311 Organizational Behaviour 2
PACS 201 Roots of Conflict and Violence
PACS 202 Conflict Resolution
PACS 302A Community Conflict Resolution
PERST 200 Basic Personnel Administration
PERST 300 Concepts and Issues in Personnel Administration
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 200J Intentional Logic
PHIL 216 Rational Behaviour and Decision-Making
PHIL 243 Conflict, Contract and Choice
PHIL 245 Critical Thinking 2
PHIL 443 Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
PHIL 463 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 464 Philosophy as Linguistic Analysis
PSCI 101A Introduction to Politics
PSYCH 253 Social Psychology
PSYCH 254 Interpersonal Relations
PSYCH 334 Theories of Individual Counselling
PSYCH 335 Personality and Behaviour Change
PSYCH 338 Organizational Psychology
PSYCH 339 Personnel Psychology
PSYCH 344 Theories of Group Counselling
PSYCH 440A/B Group and Individual Counselling
SOC 216 Language, Society and Identity
SOC 234 Social Psychology and Everyday Life
SOC 235 Individual and Society
SOC 237 Collective Behaviour
SOC 238 Sociology of Marketing
SOC 243 Occupational Sociology
SOC 245 Interpersonal Communication
SOC 246 Mass Communication
SOC 265 Political Sociology
SOC 310 Seminar in Group Dynamics
SOC 336 Sociology of Professions
SOC 415 Social Network

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