You will visit many historical sites pertaining to the Tudors – in particular Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.These may include the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, and the National Portrait Gallery. YOU WILL follow this programme by exploring historical events and themes from the beginnings of the
British Empire to World War II. Topics include social reforms; the Napoleonic Wars; the Enlightenment; and World Wars I and II. These are augmented by guided field trips to Admiral Nelson’s flagship, the British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Imperial War Museum.
To complete this certiﬁcate, you will need to take 21 credits from the core modules, plus 9 credits from any of the other elective modules. ELECTIVE MODULES
You will need to complete nine credits from the elective modules listed below.
Reformation to Revolution
Empire to Entropy
History Study Tour A
History Study Tour B
You will need to complete the following core modules:
Studies in Literature: Text on Film and Location I
Studies in Literature: Text on Film and Location II
English Study Tour A
English Study Tour B
Literary Topics: CS Lewis, Literature and the Religious Life
Literary Topics: Shakespeare Drama Workshop
Through the Certiﬁcate in British History you will: • read and research extensively • write and think critically and creatively • view and critique selected ﬁlms and documentaries • evaluate conﬂicting historical interpretations • comprehend and contextualise historical features, sites and activities • build coherent arguments and articulately defend them This Certiﬁcate will also prepare you for a wide range of careers and future study options in areas such as education, archivist work, museum employment, media, public relations, advertising, the not-for-profit sector, and administration. Newbold graduates of similar programmes have found employment in a wide range of occupations including editing, law, politics, business, public relations, teaching, and aid and development work.
The official College Prospectus for the academic year 2020/21