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Contemporary Britain

General

Prefix

BRIT

Course Number

250

Course Level

Undergraduate

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Description

Critical analysis of constitutional politics, provision of education and health care, employment, media, religion, consumer culture, and sport in the UK; including reflection on debates concerning nationalism, regionalism, race, immigration, class, gender, and sexuality.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

09

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Describe the party political system and voter participation in local, national and other elections on the basis of demographic factors such as age, nationality and education levels

Outcome

Question and explain political theories and ideologies underlying policy objectives/positions of various political parties and constituencies across the UK

Outcome

Describe the relative (dis)enfranchisement in the democratic process of various subgroups on the basis of nationality and regional identity, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and bodily and mental (dis)ability.

Outcome

Examine how personal, professional and civic life and events can be impacted or caused by the application or denial of justice, political rights and/or religious, moral or ethical assumptions and practices

Outcome

Analyze and assess current political ideas and policy approaches as they apply to specific social issues and problems and in relation to alternatives from across the political spectrum and international community

Course Outline

Course Outline

UK Politics: 24% The Modern Monarchy: 12% Britain and Europe: 12% Regionalism, Nationalism, and Immigration: 8% Role of the Church in the UK: 8% The UK Welfare State: 8% Mass Media in UK: 8% Sport Culture in UK: 8% Sociological patterns and trends in UK: 8% Food and Consumer Trends: 4%

Dependencies

Programs

BRIT250 is a completion requirement for: