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2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

British and Commonwealth Studies Minor


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of English

The minor in British and Commonwealth Studies, sponsored jointly by the English and History departments, allows undergraduates to experience interdisciplinary study and broaden their international perspectives. Students engage in interdisciplinary study by doing extended work outside their home departments, while at the same time integrating their study around a single area. They enhance their international experience by deepening their knowledge of the British Isles and of the British Empire’s contact with world cultures in the Commonwealth and other postcolonial nations. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits. Up to three of these courses (9 credits) from the list in Section A below may also be used to fulfill requirements for the English or History majors. The program selected must be approved by the coordinator of the British and Commonwealth Studies Minor at least one year prior to graduation. Alternatives to this program are possible, but any alternative must be approved by the coordinator.

A. Select five courses relevant to British and Commonwealth Studies (15 credits)


Each semester, applicable courses will be listed on the program’s website (click on link at http://english.usu.edu/). Several courses which may fulfill the requirements are listed below. Other courses may also be applicable, depending on the topic. At least one course must be chosen from the English Department offerings, and at least one course must be chosen from the History Department. Furthermore, at least one course must focus on some aspect of the Commonwealth (each of these courses is designated by an asterisk on the website). Students engaged in a formal program of study in Britain or any Commonwealth country may apply this experience toward the British and Commonwealth Studies minor, at the program coordinator’s discretion.

B. Complete one of the following two courses (3 credits)


These courses will culminate in the student producing a research paper of approximately 20 pages, which should be on some topic relevant to Britain and/or the Commonwealth.

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For further information about the British and Commonwealth Studies Minor, contact the program coordinator (Shane Graham, Ray B. West 301B, (435) 797-2719, sgraham@english.usu.edu).

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