B310: Britain, 1688 to Present

This course is a survey of modern British history between 1688 and the present.  Of particular concern will be linking the high politics and ideologies of the modern world to the daily experiences of the peoples of Britain and its colonies. Each week you will read and discuss selections from texts which reflect the main themes of the course and provide examples of various perspectives from modern British history.  This course will challenge you to develop an understanding of the modern British History through close readings of primary documents and historiographical analyses of secondary sources.  Our daily meetings consist of discussion and debate rather than lecture.  This requires that you approach this course as a cooperative educational project rather than a lecture-driven, note-taking exercise.  Teams of students will lead daily conversations, and I will guide your interpretations and conclusions.  Therefore, your success in this course relies on your daily preparation and participation.

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