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Popular Culture in Great Britain and Europe HIST 407 (4)

This course will study culture in Great Britain and Europe since 1500. Themes may include the sixteenth century separation between popular and elite culture, Carnival, the witch craze, popular ballads, the institution of 'rational recreation' during the Industrial Revolution, the late Victorian Music Hall, the cultural emancipation of women, and the effects on working class culture of economic depression and world war. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 106.