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British Studies Minor
Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK

15-16 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 1 starred paper *

Complete 9 credits from the following (200-level Intro. to Literary Studies must taken before enrolling in 300-level course in British Literature):

ENG-210

Shakespearean Comedy

3

ENG-211

Weird Shakespeare

3

ENG-212

Introduction to Shakespeare

3

ENG-218

World War I and Modern Literature

3

ENG-219

Thief making and Thief taking

3

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature *

3

ENG-308

Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson*

3

ENG-315

Ghosties and Ghoulies*

3

ENG-316

The Brontes*

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Fiction*

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles*

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles*

3

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salmon Rushdie*

3

IND-307

London (7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies PEAK)

3

MUS-308

Performing Britannia and Celtica: The Music of Britain*

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

HIS-311

To Kill a King: The English Civil War*

3

HIS-350

The British Empire 1759-1960*

3

HIS-352

England to 1688*

3

HIS-353

Modern Britain*

3

HIS-399T.2

Tudor England

3

IND-307

London (7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies PEAK)

3

IND-320

Scotland and the Lake District

3

Complete 3 credits of Fine Arts coursework through the following:

IND-307

London

3

IND-320

Scotland and the Lake District

3

MUS-308

Performing Britannia and Celtica: The Music of Britain

3

ART

Art Elective

3

MUS

Music Elective

3

THE

Theatre Elective

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate an understanding of how historical and cultural contexts of the British Isles inform and influence specific events or creative expressions.
  • Analytical Reasoning: Demonstrate an understanding of what areas and forms of inquiry are considered meaningful in British Studies through framing relevant research questions. Interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources through the lenses of British Studies
  • Problem Solving: independently locate and apply pertinent scholarship on British history, literature, or music to meaningful research questions in British Studies
  • Written Communication: Present an original argument in a thesis-driven, well-organized, and clearly written essay with clear results supported by relevant scholarship.

* Note: For a "starred paper" students must expand a paper they have written for one of their ENG or MUS British Studies courses. These will graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievement in the minor

British Studies Minor
Social Science & History PEAK

15 - 18 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 1 starred paper**

Complete 9 credits from the following (200-level Intro. to Literary Studies must taken before enrolling in 300-level course in British Literature):

HIS-311

To Kill a King: The English Civil War*

3

HIS-350

The British Empire 1756-1960*

3

HIS-352

England to 1688*

3

HIS-353

Modern Britain*

3

HIS-399T.2

Tudor England

3

IND-307

London (7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies PEAK)

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG-210

Shakespeare Comedy

3

ENG-212

Introduction of Shakespeare

3

ENG-218

World War I and Modern Literature

3

ENG-219

Thief making and Thief taking

3

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature*

3

ENG-308

Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson

3

ENG-315

Ghosties and Ghoulies*

3

ENG-316

The Brontes*

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century British Fiction*

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles*

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles*

3

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salmon Rushdie*

3

IND-307

London ( 7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies PEAK)

3

IND-320

Scotland & The Lake District

3

MUS-308

Performing Britannia and Celtica: The Music of Britain

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate an understanding of how historical and cultural contexts of the British Isles inform and influence specific events or creative expressions.
  • Analytical Reasoning: Demonstrate an understanding of what areas and forms of inquiry are considered meaningful in British Studies through framing relevant research questions. Interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources through the lenses of British Studies
  • Problem Solving: independently locate and apply pertinent scholarship on British history, literature, or music to meaningful research questions in British Studies
  • Written Communication: Present an original argument in a thesis-driven, well-organized, and clearly written essay with clear results supported by relevant scholarship. 

* Note: For a "starred paper" students must expand a paper they have written for one of their HIS British Studies related courses. These will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievement in the minor.