The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) gives students a strong grasp of historical, cultural, and practical contexts in which live performance develops. With close faculty contact, department majors pursue areas of interest that may include acting, directing, writing, dance, devised theater, design, stage management, performance theory, and cultural studies.
TAPS has the following degree options: BA in Theater and Performance Studies, a minor in Theater and Performances Studies, and an Honors program. TAPS majors must declare a concentration in Acting or Theater-Making. TAPS minors have the option of declaring a concentration in Dance.
Immerse yourself in the craft, culture, and theory of current fine art practices, prepare for a successful career as a visual artist.
While Comparative Literature seeks to prepare its students for reading and research in the languages and histories of different societies and periods, it is also dedicated to their critical and cultural analysis.
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
CSRE allows you to have a thematic concentration that compares various ethnic groups or explores topics that cut across group experiences in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
The joint major in Philosophy and Computer Science provides opportunities for the systematic study of computation together with philosophy in the broadest sense.