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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 H382

British Studies (BRIT H382) is available for those students requiring 300 level credit. It explores the ways in which Britain and Ireland have been mapped, imagined, constructed, and described. Alongside the main lecture and seminar program (BRIT H282), the BRIT H382 classes provide both an intellectual challenge and an opportunity for students to pursue a more detailed and analytical study of the key themes of the British Studies course. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, students will analyze various aspects of British national identity by examining issues such as travel, language, ethnicity, the landscape, and communication.

In addition to the core British Studies course, each BRIT H382 student will attend four seminars and complete four written assignments. Subjects for discussion in the past have included medieval English colonialism in Wales and Ireland (c.1200), Tudor atlases (c.1550), Victorian literature and literary tourism (c.1850), and representations of contemporary Britain in movies and novels.