College of Arts and Sciences
(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)
The Victorian Studies Program concentrates upon Great Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, extending its attention in certain fields back into the last decades of the eighteenth century, up to the outbreak of World War I, and out into America, Continental Europe and other areas in the nineteenth century. The program is open to all graduate students. Courses within the program are chosen from a range of offerings in the following departments or programs: African studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, economics, English, fine arts, folklore, gender studies, geography, history, history and philosophy of science, philosophy, and Victorian studies.
V611 Victorian Britain: Culture and Society, 1820-1900 (4 cr.) An examination of the civilization of Victorian Britain from a variety of perspectives, emphasizing problems of movement from a traditional to a modern society, industrial and democratic revolutions, and the rise and decline of Britain as a world power.
V701 Studies in Victorian Britain (4 cr.) Interdepartmental investigation of topics related to Victorian Britain; their illumination of the whole period in method or substance.
V711 Social Science and Social Philosophy in the Victorian Age (4 cr.) First part of course includes lectures on major philosophical and theoretical ideas underlying the approach of the Victorian period to economic and social questions; second part is based on research papers prepared by students on selected topics in their fields.
V805 Readings in Victorian Britain (1-6 cr.)