History is the discipline that focuses on the diverse and complex ways that individuals and groups have created and adjusted to change over thousands of years around the world. In studying change over time, history students learn to interpret evidence of human thought and behavior, in order to understand the impact of individual and collective decision-making, the changing relationships among people and societies, and between humans and their environment. 

This program is offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study in the Arts 1
Moral Reasoning
Fundamental Philosophical Questions
Great Philosophers
Philosophy: Themes and Texts
Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
6 course units from:6 Units
History Labs
The Making of Canada
Introduction to Global History
The Twentieth-Century World from 1945
What Is Europe? (16th-21th Century)
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
HIS 2100The Historian's Craft3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Philosophy of History
History and Theory
From Source to Text
Optional courses
12 course units of seminars in history (HIS) at the 4000 level12 Units
12 optional course units in history (HIS) at the 3000 or 4000 level12 Units
24 optional course units in history (HIS) at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level24 Units
48 elective course units48 Units
Total: 120 Units

The electives may be replaced by a combination of a Minor, Option(s), and/or elective units. Consult the Faculty of Arts website for more information.

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