This course will provide a survey of British history from 1707 to the present. We
will chart the growth and zenith of Britain?s global influence during the 18th and 19th
centuries, the impact of the world wars, and the country?s role in the EU and international
politics in the second half of the 20th century. By analyzing political, social, economic,
and international developments, the class will focus upon the continuing development
of British political and cultural identity during this time period.