An examination of the evolution of English, politics, economics, society and culture. Special attention will be paid to issues such as the industrial revolution, the British class system, suffrage and feminism, and the worldwide influence of British culture and the English language. As a result of taking this course, students will gain an understanding of crucial parts of Western and non-Western heritages in terms of their origins, development, values, and distinctive qualities. Students will also gain an understanding of the nature of social, political, economic and psychological forces and how they affect us. Offered alternate fall terms.