HUM 120: British Civilization

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
District General Education: D1. History and Political Science
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

An overview of British culture and civilization that considers the history, politics, economics, culture, and social changes that have formed contemporary British society. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Identify key aspects of contemporary British cultures and society, within a historical context.
  • Demonstrate critical comparisons between what they observe and learn about British society and their home culture and society.
  • Appraise and relate key cultural and historical sites in London to their historical and cultural context.

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction to Britain
  2. The British Political System
    1. Monarchy
    2. Parliament
  3. Social Stratification
  4. Multi-Culturalism, ethnicity, and immigration
  5. Religion
  6. Britain and the World
  7. Theater
  8. Education
  9. Nationalism

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Students taking the course for "Study Abroad" will be expected to read the London Times in addition to another newspaper of their choosing. They should also read the International Herald. Students will be expected to choose one literary work by a British author to read in conjunction with their class presentation.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will write weekly reports demonstrating their synthesis of experience and course material. They will be responsible for a final paper that conforms to the guidelines for a formal essay. This will be included in their final presentation.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will write papers that utilize the assigned course readings and their experience in British Museums and Heritage sites to demonstrate their understanding of British culture.

Instruction Type(s)


IGETC Area 3: Arts and Humanities

3B. Humanities

IGETC Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

4G. Interdisciplinary, Social & Behavioral Sciences