British Studies Specialization

The British Studies specialization is an interdisciplinary exploration of British society and culture drawing upon courses in history, literature, and music history. Students who select the British Studies specialization choose from a diverse range of courses including studies of Celtic music, Shakespeare, crime literature, ghost stories, the English Civil War, and the British Empire. Furthermore, students may enhance their classroom experiences with overseas studies such as the College of Idaho’s IND 307, IND 320, or IND 325 courses.

 

Anyone interested in developing a rich perspective on the history, politics, and creative expressions of the British Isles through multiple disciplines will find the British Studies specialization rewarding. Students with majors or PEAK minors in business, art history, history, English, pre-law, and music just to name a few will find the British Studies minor a particularly complementary addition to their program of study. Courses contributing to the British Studies specialization are offered every semester, and most students will have little difficulty incorporating the British Studies specialization into their academic programs.

British Studies

Students must complete at least two courses from the listed history offerings and at least two courses from the listed humanities offerings with the exception that students who complete IND-307.1 and IND-307.2 or IND-325 may finish the specialization by taking any combination of listed history or humanities courses.

At least one course must be 300-level or above. 

Humanities Courses

ENG-255Topics in Literature---British

3 credits

ENG-355Advanced Topics in Literature--British

3 credits

IND-320.1Scotland and the Lake District

2 credits

IND-320.2Scotland and the Lake District

4 credits

MUS-207Celtic Music: A Strange and Complicated History

3 credits

ENG-255 and ENG-355 may be repeated once (with different topics)

History Courses

HIS-311To Kill a King: English Civil War 1638-1659

3 credits

HIS-314Tudor and Stuart England

3 credits

HIS-352England to 1688

3 credits

HIS-360Britain, Empire, and World, 1639-1832

3 credits

HIS-361Britain, Empire, and World, 1832-2010

3 credits

Interdepartmental Courses

IND-325Regional Cultures of the British Isles

3 credits

IND-332London: Art/History/Literature

3 credits

IND-333London: Art/History/Literature

4 credits

Total Credit Hours: 12-19