Bachelor of Arts, Majors and Minors
A Major and Minor are offered
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The History department offers undergraduate course work at two levels: 100/200 (introductory) and 300/400 (advanced, open to both third and fourth year students). Courses numbered in the 300s and the 400s may be taken for either third or fourth year credit. Students are strongly advised to complete 100/200-level courses before undertaking advanced courses in the same area. Students may not enrol in 100/200-level courses after completing an advanced course in the same area. Students may not enrol concurrently in 100/200 and 300/400-level courses in the same area without written permission of the instructor in the advanced course.
All History courses require substantial written and reading assignments.
Requirements for a Major
Years 1 and 2: Minimum C average in 18 credits of lower-level History courses.
Years 3 and 4: Minimum 30 credits in History courses numbered 300 and above. Of these 30 credits, a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credits must be from the chosen primary area of interest. A minimum of 6 credits must be taken in a secondary area of interest.
The History department offers the following primary areas of interest:
- American- HIST 300 to HIST 329, except HIST 310 to HIST 315
- Canadian - HIST 330 to HIST 359
- European - HIST 360 to HIST 379, and HIST 310 to HIST 315
- Comparative - HIST 471 to HIST 486
Students interested in completing a Major in History are encouraged to consult with the departmental Chair in their first or second year since students must have their third and fourth year programs, including the selection of a primary and secondary area of interest, approved by the departmental Chair.
Students may take a double Major in History and another subject, as long as they satisfy the degree requirements for both Majors. In the case of a double Major in Liberal Studies and History, in which Liberal Studies requires 36 upper-level credits, the department of History requires only 24 credits of upper-level History. The remaining six credits are recognized from within the Liberal Studies Major.
Requirements for a Minor
Years 1 and 2: Minimum 12 credits of History courses at the 100/200-level.
Years 3 and 4: Minimum of 18 credits of History courses numbered 300 or above. Students are encouraged to consult with the department before selecting courses.
Updated February 29, 2012