Undergraduate Certificate in British Studies
interested in the literature, history, and culture of Britain are
encouraged to develop an interdisciplinary concentration in British and
Irish Studies. This work, to be completed in addition to a regular
departmental major, will lead to a Certificate in British and Irish
Studies. The Certificate demonstrates that the student has done serious
work in several aspects of British and Irish Studies and will be
advantageous when applying to graduate school or for jobs. It is open
to students in Arts and Sciences and the professional colleges (e.g.,
Journalism and Business).
will take a total of 24 credits in British Studies (normally as 8
courses of 3 hours each). A grade of C- or better must be received in
all classes. The courses should be distributed as follows:
In the department of primary focus (either English or History,
depending on the student's own interests), any 4 courses in British or
Irish Studies. CBIS will provide a list of possible courses.
the secondary department (either History, English, or Political
Science, depending upon which was chosen as the primary area), a
minimum of 2 courses and a maximum of 4 courses. CBIS will provide a
list of possible courses (see below).
- Students may take 1
or 2 courses in departments other than English, History, or Political
Science, chosen from the attached list, in place of courses in the
- Students are encouraged, though not
required, to do some work of explicitly interdisciplinary nature. This
might involve taking a team taught course offered by two departments,
like English 3162 / History 3163 or English 4112 / History 4113, or
doing an Independent Study or Honors Thesis which spans two disciplines.
in Britain or Ireland would be a fine addition to the Certificate. See
the Office of International Education, Environmental Design Bldg., Room
1B45, (303)-492-6016, for information on CU's Study Abroad programs.
- ECONOMICS 4514-3
1500-3, 2222-3, 2502-3, 2512-3, 3000-3, 3164-3, 3543-3, 3553-3, 3563-3,
3573-3, 3583-3, 4113-3, 4224-3, 4513-3, 4523-3, 4533-3, 4544-3, 4554-3,
- HISTORY 2103-3, 2123-3, 3113-3, 3133-3, 4053-3, 4063-3, 4123-3, 4125-3, 4133-3, 4153-3, 4164-3
- COMP. LIT. and HUMANITIES 2133-3
- POLITICAL SCIENCE 2004-3, 4002-3
Benefits of this Concentration
taking courses dealing with various aspects of British Studies,
students will gain a picture of Britain from several vantage points.
successful completion of requirements, students will be awarded an
official Certificate in British Studies, signed by the Director of the
Center for British Studies and the Dean of Arts and Sciences. The
Certificate may be used by the student in applying for graduate school
or employment, as evidence of a sustained interdisciplinary
concentration in British Studies.
For more information, contact the current director of CBIS.