Minor in British Studies 

British* Studies is an interdisciplinary minor designed to provide an integrative study of British life and culture throughout the ages, to examine the impact of British institutions and customs on the American experience, and to contribute to studentsí understanding of the global community in which they live.  (* British will be used in the widest sense of the term; i.e., pertaining to people and developments associated with the British Isles or the present countries of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland)
 

REQUIREMENTS (18 credit hours)

History, Politics, Economics, and/or Sociology/Anthropology of the British Isles (6 credits)
Choose two courses from any of the following:
HIST 354: Tudor England
HIST 355: Stuart England
HIST 356: Georgian England
HIST 357: Victorian Britain
POLS 320: Politics of Western Europe
SPECIAL TOPICS (if appropriate) in History, Politics, Economics, and/or Sociology/Anthropology; e.g., ANTH 329: Peoples and Cultures of the British Isles/ Peoples and Cultures of Ireland; HIST 370: The Quest for Arthur's Britain; HIST 441: Research Seminar: Elizabethan England; POLS 339: U.S. and British Politics in the New Millennium have been or are currently being offered. Future possibilities include: ANTH 319, ECON 260/360, HIST 270/370/347, and SOCY 330/349/359/369.
BILATERAL EXCHANGE COURSES at University of Nottingham, University of Northampton (UofN), Bath-Spa University, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, and University of Sussex
BRITISH STUDIES CONSORTIUM COURSES based at Kingís College, University of London (the College is a member of this consortium headed by the University of Southern Mississippi)

Literature, Art, Architecture, Drama, and/or Music of the British Isles (6 credits)
Choose two three-credit courses from the following:
ENGL 201/202: Major British Writers
ENGL 301/302: Shakespeare, Early/Later Period
ENGL 304: Chaucer
ENGL 306: Milton
ENGL 307: Introduction to Old English
ENGL 308: Spenser
ENGL 311: Middle English Lit
ENGL 314: Non-Dramatic Literature of the Renaissance
ENGL 317/318/325: Seventeenth/Eighteenth/Twentieth Century English Literature
ENGL 321: Romantic Literature
ENGL 328: Victorian Literature
ENGL 327/328: British Novel I/II
ENGL 337: British Drama
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 Arthurís Britain; MUSC 222: Exploring the Arts and Culture of Scotland; MUSC 444: Music in Performance in Scotland and at the Edinburgh Festival; THTR 289: Art and Theatre in London.
BILATERAL EXCHANGE COURSES at University of Nottingham, University of Northampton (UofN), Bath-Spa University, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, and University of Sussex
BRITISH STUDIES CONSORTIUM COURSES based at Kingís College, University of London

British Empire (3 credits)
Choose one three-credit course from the following:
ARTH 341: History of the Art of India
ENGL 342: Colonial and Revolutionary American Literature
ENGL 358: Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature
HIST 264: Caribbean to 1800
HIST 265: Caribbean Since 1800
HIST 273: Modern Africa
HIST 285: Indian Subcontinent Since 1500
HIST 301: Colonial America
HIST 302: Era of the American Revolution
POLS 331: Politics of Film and Reality in South Africa
POLS 339: ST in Comparative Politics (if appropriate)
POLS 367: Geography of International Conflict
POLS 379: ST in International Relations (if appropriate)
SPECIAL TOPICS (if relevant to British Empire/Dominions)

Integrative Capstone (3 credits)
Choose one of the following options:
BRST 400: Capstone in British Studies (see below)
BACHELORíS ESSAY/SENIOR PAPER/INDEPENDENT STUDY that explores some aspect of British life and culture, either in a comparative or interdisciplinary perspective.
BILATERAL EXCHANGE COURSES at the University of Nottingham, University of Northampton (UofN), Bath-Spa University, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, and University of Sussex
 

CAPSTONE COURSE

BRST 400: Capstone in British Studies (3).  This course will take an interdisciplinary perspective on a particular theme or period in British life and culture.  Prerequisites: at least two 200- or 300-level courses in the humanities, arts, or social sciences that focus on some aspect of life and culture in the British Isles or permission of the instructor.
 

For additional information on the minor, please contact the British Studies Coordinator, Dr. Catherine E. Thomas, at thomasc@cofc.edu. For additional information on opportunities for study abroad in the U.K. see http://www.cofc.edu/~mccandla/Britstud.htm.

Last Updated: 29 August 2006