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The minor in British studies requires at least 18 credits, 15 of which must be taken at the 300 level or above. Courses must come from at least two different departments.

Course Title Hours
Core 1: Modern Britain
Select one of the following:3
British Literature and Culture After 1945
Topics in Literature (as appropriate)
Topics in Writing
Special Topics in the Humanities and Sciences (as appropriate)
History of Modern Britain
Core 2: British origins
Select one of the following:3
18th-century Studies: ____
History of Early Modern Britain
Core 3: Britain’s impact on the world
Select one of the following:3
Caribbean Literature
American Literary Beginnings
The British Empire
American Colonies, 1450-1776
The American Revolutionary Era, 1763-1800
Caribbean History to 1838
History of Southern Africa
Approved electives
Select nine credits from the core lists above or from the following:9
ARTH 425
Studies in 20th-century Art
British Literature I
British Literature II
English Drama From 900 to 1642
Medieval Literature: Old English to Middle English
Early Modern Literature
Restoration and 18th-century Drama
Restoration and 18th-century British Literature
18th-century British Novels and Narratives
British Literature of the Romantic Era
19th-century British Novels and Narratives
Victorian Poetry
Early 20th-century British Literature
Medieval Studies: ____
Early Modern Studies: ____
Senior Seminar in English (as appropriate)
History in Film: ____ (as appropriate)
Topics in History (as appropriate)
Seminar in History (as appropriate)
Honors Module (as appropriate)
Modern Western Philosophy
Shakespeare and Religion
Topics in Theatre (as appropriate)
Total Hours18