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Overview

Take a look across the pond at the rich history and culture of the British Isles

This program includes opportunities to:

  • Gain an understanding of British history, culture, literature, art and government.
  • Learn how British and American culture interconnect, both now and throughout history.
  • Study abroad to gain first-hand experience during the Winter Term London course, offered every other year.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
British Studies Minor (Humanities and Fine Arts)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits

Minor Requirements

 

Complete 9 credits from the following (one 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies course must taken before enrolling in 300-level literature seminars):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-210 Shakespearean Comedy 3 credits
ENG-211 Weird Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-212 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-218 World War I and Modern Literature 3 credits
ENG-219 Thief Making and Thief Taking: 19 Century Crime Literature 3 credits
ENG-306 The Seventeenth Century Lyric 3 credits
ENG-307 Origins and Traditions of English Literature 3 credits
ENG-308 Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Johnson 3 credits
ENG-310 English Renaissance Literature 3 credits
ENG-315 Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Leggedy Beasties: the Supernatural in British Literature 3 credits
ENG-316 The Brontes 3 credits
ENG-317 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction 3 credits
ENG-319 Nineteenth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-320 Twentieth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-322 V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits
MUS-308 Performing Britannia and Celtica: the Music of Britain 3 credits

 

ENG-307, ENG-308, ENG-315, ENG-316, ENG-317, ENG-319, ENG-320, ENG-322, ENG-308: Complete one starred paper

For a "starred paper" students must expand a paper they have written for one of their ENG or MUS British Studies 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.

 

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-311 To Kill a King: English Civil War 1638-1659 3 credits
HIS-352 England to 1688 3 credits
HIS-360 Britain, Empire, and World, 1639-1832 3 credits
HIS-361 Britain, Empire, and World, 1832-2010 3 credits
HIS-399T.2 Tudor England 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits
IND-320.1 Scotland and the Lake District 2 credits
IND-320.2 Scotland and the Lake District 4 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
British Studies Minor (Social Science and History)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits

Minor Requirements

 

Complete 9 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-311 To Kill a King: English Civil War 1638-1659 3 credits
HIS-352 England to 1688 3 credits
HIS-360 Britain, Empire, and World, 1639-1832 3 credits
HIS-361 Britain, Empire, and World, 1832-2010 3 credits
HIS-399T.2 Tudor England 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits

 

IND-307: 7 credits count towards the British Studies Minor

HIS-311, HIS-352: Complete 1 starred paper

 

Complete 6 credits from the following (200-level Intro. to Literary Studies must taken before enrolling in 300-level course in British Literature):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-210 Shakespearean Comedy 3 credits
ENG-212 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-218 World War I and Modern Literature 3 credits
ENG-219 Thief Making and Thief Taking: 19 Century Crime Literature 3 credits
ENG-306 The Seventeenth Century Lyric 3 credits
ENG-307 Origins and Traditions of English Literature 3 credits
ENG-308 Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Johnson 3 credits
ENG-310 English Renaissance Literature 3 credits
ENG-315 Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Leggedy Beasties: the Supernatural in British Literature 3 credits
ENG-316 The Brontes 3 credits
ENG-317 Nineteenth-Century British Fiction 3 credits
ENG-319 Nineteenth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-320 Twentieth-Century Literature of the British Isles 3 credits
ENG-322 V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits
IND-320.1 Scotland and the Lake District 2 credits
IND-320.2 Scotland and the Lake District 4 credits
MUS-308 Performing Britannia and Celtica: the Music of Britain 3 credits

 

IND-307: 7 credits count towards the British Studies Minor

ENG-316, ENG-317: Complete 1 starred paper

For a "starred paper" students must expand a paper they have written for one of their HIS British Studies 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.

 

The London ExperienceAdventures across the pond

Students and professors talk about the Winter Term trip to London, a semi-annual C of I study abroad experience.

Favorite ThingsAdventures across the pond

Students and professors talk about the Winter Term trip to London, a semi-annual C of I study abroad experience.