Britain Since 1850

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Britain Since 1850

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    'Britain since 1850' surveys the period of Britain's greatest global presence and addresses political, cultural, and social change in British life and the impact of Britain upon the wider world over the last two centuries. Students taking this module should have gained an understanding of such questions as the changing relations between parliament and people - from the Great Reform Act to female suffrage to the emergence of devolution; political life; imperial expansion and decolonization; the state and the life of the nation, from workhouse to welfare state; the impact of the two world wars and the place of Britain in the post-war world.

    Significant objectives of this course will be: to develop proficiency in the interpretation of primary sources; to familiarize students with some of the key debates in historiography of Britain since 1850; to develop skills in accessing and interpreting the extensive secondary literature for modern British history.

    The aim of this module is to survey key developments in the history of Britain since 1850.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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