19th Century Studies (NCS)

The Nineteenth Century Studies program crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries and considers the trends and events of the 19th century from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives. For the purpose of this program, the period of study dates from 1785 to 1918.The program culminates in a semester-long independent capstone project.

The Nineteenth Century Studies program is not a major; it is an interdisciplinary program available to students majoring in English or History. With the exception of the capstone project, courses applied toward requirements for the Nineteenth Century Studies Program may also be counted toward the major or minor in English or in history or toward the General Education requirement. Completion of the program will be noted on the transcript.


Sally A. Hitchmough
Anne B. Rodrick

Program Requirements

Select one of the following:
Europe in the Age of Revolutions, 1789-1850
Europe in the Age of Anxieties, 1850-1914
Modern Britain
Select one of the following:
The English Romantic Period
The Victorian Period
Later European Masterpieces
The Early English Novel
The Later English Novel
Art & Culture9
Select three of the following (or other courses as approved by coordinators):
19th-Century Art
Early American Popular Novels
19th Century American Poetry
South Carolina
History of the American South to the Civil War
History of the American South since the Civil War
Topics in American Social History
Capstone 13
Independent Study
Independent Study in United States History
Total Hours18