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Introduction to British Studies

Class at Faculty of Arts |



This is a course intended to develop basic study and writing skills, using textual and visual materials which give an insight into British institutions and culture. Students will be required to read, analyse and critically discuss views of contemporary Britain. In the Winter Semester topics include issues of place and identity (nationality, race, geography, class etc.), and the evolving institutions of government and politics. In the Summer students will be able to choose between these areas of study: twentieth-century British history and British cultural history.


M. Storry, P. Childs, British Cultural Identities

See the instructor's handout for a complete list of required reading.


Credit will be given on the basis of course work, attendance, successful completion of the written assignments and test. SSE students are required to submit a graded paper in addition to the above.