HIST 115 English History 1603 to Present • 5 Cr.
Traces the history of the British Isles from the death of Elizabeth I to the present. Topics include the development of Parliament, constitution, and political parties, the industrial revolution, political reform, the growth and decay of British military power, and membership in the Common Market. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, religious, and cultural developments in English history from the early 17th century to the present.
- Evaluate the causes and significance of the rise and decline of Britain as a world power.
- Winter 2015 (current quarter)