Requirements for the BA in Narrative Studies

Nine or ten courses totaling 36 units; no more than eight units at the 100- or 200-level, selected from the following lists.

At least 24 units must be unique to Dornsife College for NARS major.

Introduction to Narrative Media: Choose one course
COLT 101 Masterpieces and Masterminds: Literature and Thought of the West 4 units
CTCS 190 Introduction to Cinema 4 units
CTCS 191 Introduction to Television and Video 4 units
CTIN 309 Introduction to Interactive Entertainment 4 units
ENGL 261 English Literature to 1800 4 units
ENGL 262 English Literature since 1800 4 units
ENGL 263 American Literature 4 units
ENGL 471 Literary Genres and Film 4 units
ENGL 481 Narrative Forms in Literature and Film 4 units
FASC 150 Visual Culture and Literacy I 4 units
PHIL 446 Aesthetics and the Film 4 units
THTR 125 Text Studies for Production 4 units
THTR 403 The Performing Arts 4 units
 
Writing and Narrative Forms: Choose one or two courses, totaling four units
CTWR 412 Introduction to Screenwriting AND 2 units
CTWR 415a Advanced Writing 2 units
ENGL 303 Introduction to Fiction Writing 4 units
ENGL 305 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 4 units
ENGL 405 Fiction Writing (pre-req: 303) 4 units, 8 max
THTR 365 Playwriting I 4 units
THTR 366 Playwriting II (pre-req: 365) 4 units
     
Popular Culture and Ethnicity: Choose one course
AMST 200m Introduction to American Studies and Ethnicity 4 Units
AMST 274gm Exploring Ethnicity through Film 4 Units
AMST 285m African American Popular Culture 4 Units
ANTH 333 Forms of Folklore 4 Units
COLT 365 Literature and Popular Culture 4 Units
CTCS 192m Race, Class and Gender in American Film 4 Units
CTCS 392 History of the American Film, 1925-1950 4 Units
CTCS 393 History of the American Film, 1946-1975 4 Units
CTCS 394 History of the American Film, 1977-Present 4 Units
CTCS 407 African-American Cinema 4 Units
CTCS 414 Chicana/o Cinema 4 Units
ENGL 392 Visual and Popular Culture 4 Units
HIST 380 American Popular Culture 4 Units
MUSC 400 The Broadway Musical: Reflections of American Diversity, Issues and Experiences 4 units
MUSC 420m Hip Hop Music and Culture 4 Units
MUSC 400m The Broadway Musical: Reflections of American Diversity 4 Units
MUSC 460 Film Music: History and Function from 1930 to the Present 4 Units
THTR 395m Drama as Human Relations 4 Units
THTR 405 Performing Identities 4 units
     
Narrative in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Choose one course
ANTH 372 Interpretation of Myth and Narrative 4 Units
COLT 264 Asian Aesthetic and Literary Traditions 4 Units
CTCS 200 History of the International Cinema I 4 Units
CTCS 201 History of the International Cinema II 4 Units
EALC 125g Introduction to Contemporary East Asian Film and Culture 4 Units
EALC 332 Korean Literature in English Translation (taught in English) 4 Units
EALC 342g Japanese Literature and Culture (taught in English) 4 Units
EALC 452 Chinese Fiction (taught in English) 4 Units
EALC 455 Japanese Fiction (taught in English) 4 Units
ENGL 444 Native American Literature 4 Units
ENGL 445m The Literatures of America: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 4 Units
FREN 320 French Cinema and French Society: 1900 to the Present 4 Units
GERM 360 20th Century German Prose: Texts and Films 4 Units
ITAL 446 Italian Cinema and Society (taught in English) 4 Units
THTR 210 Theory and Practice of World Theatre I 4 Units
THTR 211 Theory and Practice of World Theatre II 4 Units
     
Western Narrative in Historical Perspective: Choose one course
CLAS 325 Ancient Epic 4 Units
CLAS 337 Ancient Drama 4 Units
CLAS 380 Approaches to Myth 4 Units
COLT 312 Heroes, Myths, and Legends in Literature and the Arts 4 Units
ENGL 423 English Literature of 18th Century (1660-1780) 4 Units
ENGL 424 English Literature of the Romantic Age (1780-1832) 4 Units
ENGL 425 English Literature of the Victorian Age (1832-1890) 4 Units
ENGL 426 Modern English Literature (1890-1945) (pre-req: 262) 4 Units
ENGL 430 Shakespeare 4 Units
ENGL 440 American Literature to 1865 (co-req: 263) 4 Units
ENGL 441 American Literature, 1865-1920 (co-req: 263) 4 Units
GERM 340 German Prose Fiction from Goethe to Thomas Mann 4 Units
GERM 372 Literature and Culture in Berlin of the 1920s 4 Units
SLL 302 Modern Russian Literature 4 Units
SLL 344 Tolstoy: Writer and Moralist 4 Units
SLL 345 Literature and Philosophy: Dostoevsky 4 Units
SLL 346 Russian Drama and the Western Tradition 4 Units
SPAN 304 Survey of Fiction 4 Units
SPAN 305 Survey of Drama 4 Units
THTR 301 Greek and Roman Theatre (rec. prep: 125 and 201) 4 Units
THTR 302 Shakespeare and His World (rec. prep: 201, 210, 211) 4 Units
     
Contemporary Fiction and Drama: Choose one course
AMST 448m Chicano and Latino Literature 4 Units
AMST 449m Asian-American Literature 4 Units
COLT 345 Realist Fiction 4 Units
COLT 348 Modernist Fiction 4 Units
COLT 351 Modern and Contemporary Drama 4 Units
COLT 420 The Fantastic 4 Units
COLT 472 Los Angeles Crime Fiction 4 Units
COLT 475 Politics and the Novel 4 Units
EALC 354 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 4 Units
ENGL 375 Science Fiction 4 Units
ENGL 442 American Literature, 1920 to the Present (co-req: 263) 4 Units
ENGL 447m African-American Narrative 4 Units
ENGL 455 Contemporary Prose 4 Units
ENGL 463 Contemporary Drama 4 Units
FREN 347 Race, Gender and Power in Francophone Literature 4 Units
SLL 303 Contemporary Russian Lit 4 Units
SLL 348 Nabokov’s Novels: Art and Exile (taught in English) 4 Units
THTR 300 Introduction to Modern Drama 4 Units
THTR 314 Advanced Topics in Modern Drama (rec prep: 201, 210, 211) 4 Units
     
Two additional (four-unit) courses
These must be at the upper-division 300- or 400-level, from different departments, chosen from the lists above. CTWR 412 and 414 may be combined as one of the two (four-unit) classes. 8 Units
   
Capstone Enrollment
MDA 490 Directed Research OR 4 Units
MDA 494 Directed Creative Project 4 Units
     
TOTAL
Nine courses, including at least seven at the upper-division level, for a total of 36 units.
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