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HIST219K/HONR249B: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
Summerterm
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Credit Type: 
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Maria Barra

GCThis short 3-credit course focuses on the people, places, and policies that shaped the development of the British Empire, the single largest trans-cultural phenomenon in the world since 1500. During our investigations or and virtual visits to political and cultural sites in London students examine how ideology, migration, technology and resistance shaped the expansion and eventual retrenchment of British imperial power in the Atlantic world and the Indian sub-continent. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Register in Testudo for one of the following three credit courses:

Registration opens on February 23, 2021. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session 1A (June 1-18).

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. 

Prof. Richard Bell teaches early American and Atlantic world history at the University of Maryland. British by birth, accent, and sense of humor, he loves working with Maryland students in London, the most exciting city in the world. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $374
Out-of-State Resident $1,485
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $746
Out-of-State Resident  $1,658
Summer Online Fee   $100

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for summer 2021.