Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

British Studies Minor

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Phone: 843.953.5658 // carenst@cofc.edu

Tim Carens, Director

British Studies, an interdisciplinary minor, promotes a deeper understanding of British culture from the beginning of its history to the present. Through courses in a range of subjects - in the arts, humanities, and social sciences - faculty and students examine the impact that Britain (including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and pre-independent Ireland) has had throughout the world and the reciprocal impact that other places, nations, and ethnicities have had on British culture. The minor fosters appreciation of the multiplicity of British identity, a structure characterized, from its pre-modern origins to the present day, as much by tension, division, and fragmentation as by cohesion or unity. The program advocates experiential learning, encouraging students in the minor and throughout the College to study and travel in Britain.

Minor Requirements

Credit Hours: 18

In addition to completing the requirements for this minor, students must also complete the minor requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Capstone Experience (3 credits)

Students should work closely with the program director to plan their capstone experience; all capstone experiences must be approved by the program director. Students will choose one* of the following options: 1.) BRST 400 Capstone in British Studies (3) , 2.) HONS 381 Interdisciplinary Special Topics in the Humanities (3-4) , 3.) Bachelor’s Essay, Tutorial, or Independent Study, 4.) A study abroad course, 5.) An internship


*Certain special topics courses from various departments may count toward the minor when the content is appropriate. These courses will vary on a semester-by-semester basis. The program director may also approve courses taken at British universities such as those maintaining a Bilateral Exchange program with the College of Charleston or those taken through study abroad programs such as the British Studies Program based at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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