FIE provides immersive study abroad programs in London, Dublin, and Amman

Modern British History

During the nineteenth century, Britain emerged as the world's premier imperial, commercial, and maritime superpower. In the twentieth century, Britain transformed into an important – but secondary – nation-state in a post-industrial, post-Cold War world. It experienced the transformative upheavals of the post-industrial revolution, two devastating world wars, and the loss of empire, yet it re-emerged as an important part of the European Union and with a multi-ethnic and multi-faith society that is a nodal point in the global economic order. This course introduces students to the main events, trends, themes, and debates in British history during these years.

EXAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (2-4 PER COURSE)

  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum

COURSE OUTLINE

 British History 1815 to Present