Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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HIST 272 - History of England

5 credits

Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 , or instructor permission.

A survey of the history of one of the great success stories of Western history, England: the rise of a remote island off the coast of Europe to global greatness until Brexit. England using variety of historical approaches, but emphasizing social history and popular culture. The class starts with prehistoric Britain and moves through the various waves of conquerors including Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans until England emerges. It will examine the development of her unique political system of parliamentary sovereignty, her economic and social strengths, her role in European politics, and her contributions to Western thought and the arts.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area A requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Understanding the development of England and Great Britain in western society and the changing value systems, cultural traditions, social structures, religious traditions, and politics
  • Integrating British history with other cultures to gain a sense of “global history”
  • Comprehending the role of the great personalities, ideas, works of art, and philosophies from the British Isles
  • Recognition of how events and ideas are shaped by their historical context
  • Understanding the discipline of history and using this to interpret the past
  • Identifying bias and perspectives in primary and secondary sources
  • Using technology and other sources to obtain information
  • Selecting and evaluating information for use in ethical research
  • Engage in logical, evidence based discussions of British history
  • Show independent thought, mastery of information, and analysis of said information

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