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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 075 Majesty: Monarchy, the British Royal Family, and its Artistic Celebration and Depiction

As a form of government, what is monarchy and what explains its continued existence in today's world, thousands of years after the institution of the monarch emerged? This course examines: the current British royal family during the 1000 years of its existence, from William "the Conqueror" (1066-87) to his direct descendant Elizabeth II (1952-); the documents defining its evolving constitutional status; and outstanding works of art that depict and celebrate the family (theatre, opera, music, film).