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The British Studies course offers an interdisciplinary survey of British history and culture from earliest times to the present day.

British Studies H282

British Studies (ID H282) surveys the development of the various nations within the British Isles and considers their individual and collective identities. By understanding the protracted and difficult process by which the United Kingdom became unified, the course helps students better appreciate the nation in which they are living and allows them to engage in current debates about contemporary Britain and its future.

The course consists of twenty-eight twice-weekly lectures and seminars and three field trips, and it is also incorporated into many of the College’s wide range of extra-curricular activities, especially the travel program. Through this holistic approach, students at Harlaxton are encouraged to reflect on concepts of identity - national and individual - and the challenges that people and nations face in an increasingly globalized world. As part of the wider Harlaxton Experience the British Studies program helps students take an important step towards becoming responsible global citizens.