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HIST 329  Modern Britain  Units: 6.00  
Topics include political, social, and cultural transformations in the 19th and 20th centuries, the world wars, imperialism and empire, decolonization, the Cold War, and the 1960s. Emphasis on critical interpretation of primary source material and historical debates.
Learning Hours: 228 (72 Seminar, 72 Online Activity, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Registration in a HIST Major or Joint Honours Plan. Exclusion HIST 289/3.0.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Investigate key problems of historical experience in Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  2. Compare and critically assess different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of modern British history.
  3. Communicate effectively (both written and verbal) interpretations of complex historical arguments about problems in the history of modern Britain to scholarly and lay audiences.
  4. Identify and investigate primary source documents in order to analyze different understandings of Britain's past.
  5. Design a research project that integrates diverse theoretical and methodological approaches, analyzes primary source documents and explains a historical problem.
  6. Work collaboratively in analyzing and interpreting historical problems.