HIST 224 The Making of Modern Britain, 1815 to Present
Content: The history of Britain from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Industrialization and its social consequences; the shaping of Victorian society; the rise and fall of the British Empire; the Irish question and the emancipation of women; political reform and the rise of mass politics; Britain in the age of total war; popular culture, immigration, and the making of multicultural Britain. Themes include the growth of the social and economic class structure, the shaping of national and regional identities, cultural exchanges with the empire. Extensive use of primary sources, literature, music.
Prerequisites: None. HIST 121 recommended.
Usually offered: Every third year, fall and spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.