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Open another section of Theatre History 1 or move it to a larger classroom.

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Theatre History and Dramatic Literature I is a required course for BFA Acting, BFA Musical Theatre, and BA Theatre Studies, as well as the Theatre minor. The course is only offered as one section a semester with a hard cap of 45 seats. Being unable to register for the course because it has reached capacity has extended students by up to a full year. The faculty members are aware of the problem and actively choose to do nothing about it, telling students to hope they can claim a seat when they unlock the courses and remove the "Departmental consent required" barrier, or check back daily in the hopes that someone has dropped the course. By opening another section of the course, or moving it to one of the lecture halls on campus with a much larger number of seats, students might actually be able to graduate on time. For many students, finances are a very big concern in regards to continuing school. Being forced to extend by a semester or a year may force students to drop out simply because they can't afford rent and tuition to continue because of one three semester progression.


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