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British Studies Minor

Phone: 843.953.5658 // carenst@cofc.edu

Tim Carens, Director

The minor in British Studies is designed to provide an integrative study of British life and culture throughout the ages. Students will examine the impact of British institutions and customs on the American experience and will gain an understanding of how British identity has been constituted in its member nations, the European Union, and the global community. The program offers courses and experiences in the study of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and those countries and territories formerly a part of the British Empire.

Requirements

Credit Hours: 18

History, Politics, Economics and/or Sociology/Anthropology of the British Isles (6 credits)

Choose two three-credit courses from the following:

HIST 357

Victorian Britain

POLI 352

Geographies and Politics of the European Union

Special Topics (if appropriate) in History, Politics, Economics, and/or Sociology/Anthropology; e.g.,

ANTH 329

Special Topics: Geographic Areas

HIST 370

Special Topics in Premodern History

HIST 441

Research Seminar in Modern European History

POLI 359

Special Topics in Comparative Politics

Bilateral Exchange Courses at Bath-Spa University College, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Lincoln, and University of Nottingham; USM British Studies Consortium Courses based at King’s College, London

Literature, Art, Architecture, Drama, and/or Music of the British Isles (6 credits)

Choose two three-credit courses from the following:

ENGL 201/202

British Literature to/since 1800

ENGL 302

Shakespeare

ENGL 304

Chaucer

ENGL 306

Milton

ENGL 314

The Sixteenth Century

ENGL 317

The Seventeenth Century

ENGL 318

The Eighteenth Century

ENGL 321

The Romantic Period

ENGL 323

The Victorian Period

ENGL 325

Modern British Literature

ENGL 327/328

British Novel I/II

ENGL 337

British Drama to 1642

ENGL 340

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

Special Topics (if appropriate) in literature, art, architecture, drama, and/or music; e.g.:

ARTH 290

Art and Theatre in London

ARTH 340

Art, Architecture, and Preservation in Britain/ Urbanism in Britain

ENGL 395

Quest for Arthur’s Britain

MUSC 222

Special Topics for Non-Majors

MUSC 444

Seminar: Selected Topics in Music History

THTR 289

Art and Theatre in London

Bilateral Exchange Courses at Bath-Spa University College, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Lincoln, and University of Nottingham; USM British Studies Consortium Courses based at King’s College, London

British Empire (3 credits)

Choose one three-credit course from the following:

ARTH 241

History of the Art of India

ENGL 342

Literature of the American Revolution and Early Republic

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature

HIST 273

Modern Africa

HIST 301

Colonial America

HIST 302

Era of the American Revolution

POLI 359

Special Topics in Comparative Politics (if appropriate)

POLI 367

Geography of International Conflict

POLI 379

Special Topics in International Relations (if appropriate)

Special Topics (if relevant to British Empire/Dominions); e.g., HIST 361 Gandhi; Bilateral Exchange Courses at Bath-Spa University College, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Lincoln, and University of Nottingham; USM British Studies Consortium Courses based at King’s College, London

Integrative Capstone (3 credits)

Choose one of the following options:

BRST 400

Capstone in British Studies

Bachelor’s Essay/Senior Paper/Independent Study

By director’s permission, may also include relevant and equivalent Bilateral Exchange Courses at Bath-Spa University College, Buckinghamshire New University, University of Lincoln, and University of Nottingham; USM British Studies Consortium Courses based at King’s College, London.