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British Studies

The minor in British Studies is designed to provide an integrative study of British life and culture throughout the ages. Students will examine the impact of British institutions and customs on the American experience and will gain an understanding of how British identity has been constituted in its member nations, the European Union, and the global community. The program offers courses and experiences in the study of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and those countries and territories formerly a part of the British Empire.

British Studies minor at the College of Charleston

British* Studies is an interdisciplinary minor designed to provide an integrative study of British life and culture throughout the ages, to examine the impact of British institutions and customs on the American experience, and to contribute to students’ understanding of the global community in which they live. (* British will be used in the widest sense of the term; i.e., pertaining to people and developments associated with the British Isles or the present countries of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland). Students electing to minor in British Studies take 6 credit hours in the history, politics, economics, and/or sociology/anthropology of the British Isles; 6 credit hours in literature, art, architecthure, drama, and/or music of the British Isles; 3 credits in a course pertaining to the British Empire; and 3 credits of an integrative capstone.