Minors - Requirements | St. Lawrence University Performance and Communication Arts

Minors - Requirements

Fulfillment of the minor requires six courses and students need to meet the following requirements:

1.) All PCA Minors must take the following four courses:

  • 107. Beginning Acting
  • 111. Public Speaking
  • 125. Introduction to Theatre
  • 127. Introduction to Communication Studies

2.)  Minors must take two additional courses at 200 or 300 level.

The minor requirements listed here are for students matriculating in 2016 and later. Students who matriculated in 2014 or 2015 should contact their advisors or consult APR2 for degree requirements.

Additional Courses in Rhetoric-Communication

RHETORICAL STUDIES focuses on the use of symbols to alter attitudes and induce others to act in a particular manner. Students engaged in rhetorical studies are challenged to critically examine previous attempts at persuasion, as well as to enter creatively into the production of original persuasive messages. COMMUNICATION STUDIES includes rhetorical studies but encompasses a broader array of communication behaviors in a wider variety of contexts, including (among others) interpersonal, small-group and intercultural communication.

105. Language as Human Experience (dual-listed from ANTH)
126. Persuasion
201. Introduction to Journalism (dual-listed from ENG)
225. Peer Mentoring in Rhetoric and Communication
239. Media Industries
3000-3999. Special Topics in Rhetoric/Communication Studies (200-Level Courses)
310. Culture & Media
311. Advanced Public Speaking
315. Gender and Communication
316. Advanced Communication Studies
318. Argumentation and Debate
321. Intercultural Communication
326. American Public Address
328. Interpersonal Communication
329. Rhetoric of Social Movements
331. Presidential Campaign Rhetoric
333. Persuasion: Analyzing Rhetorical Texts
334. Environmental Communication
335. Sex Talk
336. Rhetoric and Citizenship
342. Blogging the Globe: News Analysis and Investigative Journalism (dual-listed from GS)
360. Public Sphere of Renaissance Venice
361. London Coffeehouse Culture & Modernity
370. Against Health: Rhetoric & the Health Humanities
4000-4999. Special Topics in Rhetoric/Communication Studies (300-Level Courses)
480. Independent Study
489. SYE: Senior Project
498. SYE: Honors Senior Project

Additional Courses in Theatre-Performance

THEATER STUDIES engages students in critical inquiry into previous performances and previous performance texts, as well as artistic engagement with the craft of producing original texts and performances. PERFORMANCE STUDIES includes theatre studies but encompasses a broader array of performance behaviors, including (among others) the performance of gender, the performance of self in everyday life, the performance of texts other than plays, ritual performances, and political performances, both mainstream and activist.

100. Beginning Ballet
101. Production Credit
103. Stagecraft
106. Performing Diversity
113. Introduction to Performance Studies
202. Sound for the Stage
203. Stage Lighting
204. Costume History and Construction
210. Children Theatre in Schools
215. Dramatic Texts in Context
218. Shakespeare in Performance
223. Playwriting
230. Beginning/Intermediate Modern Dance
235. Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance
237. Contemporary British Theatre – Intro Level (offered off campus in London)
244. Techniques of Screenwriting
255. African-American Drama
270. Collaboration Across the Arts
3000-3999. Special Topics in Theatre/Performance Studies (200-Level Courses)
301. Advanced Modern Dance
303. Stage Lighting
304. Arts Management (offered off campus in New York City)
306. Advanced Screenwriting
307. Characterization
308. Cultural Encounters (offered off campus in New York City)
309. Acting Styles
314. Devising for Performance
317. Performing Poetry
319, 320. Shakespeare
322. Native American Oral Traditions
327. Drama By and About Women
330. Ritual Studies
332. Directing
337. Contemporary British Theatre – Advanced Level (offered off campus in London)
338. Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde
340. Performance Art
344. Children’s Theatre in the Schools
355. Studies in World Dramatic Literature
358. Madrid Stage (offered off campus in Madrid)
4000-4999. Special Topics in Theatre/Performance (300-Level Courses)
480. Independent Study
490. SYE: Senior Project
499. SYE: Honors Senior Project