Multicultural Britain

Course C:  Weik-Price  Mo 10-12

Britain is a land very much influenced by immigration. Influxes as a consequence of the Slave Trade and colonial rule as well as modern day immigration due to war and the more positive result of EU expansion have all influenced Britain’s institutions, language, culture and beliefs. This course will cover some of this influence.  The sessions will be part lecture, part discussion and group work. Students must be prepared to participate actively in discussions, give an oral presentation on one aspect of the course and write two essays in order to obtain the credit. Useful background reading: Abercrombie and Warde, Contemporary British Society, Polity 2005; Sarah Pearce, You wouldn’t understand, Trentham Books 2005; deciBel Penguin anthology, From There to Here, Penguin 2007.