HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-002: Britain from 1900-1970: Boers to Beatles
(Fall 2021)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 206

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Section Information for Fall 2021

In 1900, Great Britain stood at the pinnacle as the globe’s political, economic, and imperial power.  By 1970 the British people found themselves in an entirely different world.  This course looks at these tumultuous years to examine the impact of the two world wars, the “long weekend” of the 1920s and 30s, and the decline of the world’s largest empire - but also the origins of the welfare state, the creation of the Anglo-American “special relationship”, and Britain’s rise as a cultural power especially in the realm of popular music.  From “Rule, Britannia” to “Swinging London”, students will explore a series of multidimensional changes that occurred within a single person’s lifetime and that have few parallels found elsewhere.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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