History | 19th and 20th Century Britain
B200 | 28344 | L. Kriegel
A portion of the above class reserved for University Division
Orientation program students.
The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed Britainís rise,
decline, and remaking as an industrial and imperial power. This
course examines these developments in national and global
perspective, focusing on politics, society, and culture. During
this important period when Britain was at the vanguard of global
political changes, its subjects and citizens pioneered several
social and intellectual revolutions in fields ranging from science
to religion to sex. They also developed myriad cultural forms,
including fiction, drama, art, music, radio, and film. This course
will use these cultural forms as vehicles for understanding broader
geopolitical developments, the lived experience of these moments,
and responses to them.