Glendon Campus
York University
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4N 3M6

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The History program aims to give students the opportunity to explore the human experience in different times and places, at the same time helping them to master research, critical reading, thinking and writing skills in both of Canada’s official languages. Students look at past events of various countries and regions from different perspectives, trying to connect those events in meaningful ways. Because understanding is a pre-condition for purposeful action, it is necessary for students to grasp how politics, society, culture, and economics have developed and changed throughout history in order to make sense of our contemporary world.
Why History at Glendon? ››


Studying history helps to develop critical thinking skills and research skills — both are a must for the job market of the 21st century. A degree in history can prepare you for a career as a teacher, librarian, lawyer, public servant, documentary filmmaker, journalist, writer, editor, diplomat, and more. Glendon History graduate John McNee, former Canadian ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, served as Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

Professor Mark Jurdjevic is a specialist in Early Modern Europe. His book, A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought (Harvard UP) will be published in 2014.

Professor Ian Gentles recently published a new book entitled The Warrior General: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution.

  Program Highlights

History is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Our History Students Club organizes film screenings, museum visits, and other great activities outside the classroom.

A wide variety of guest lecturers visit Glendon throughout the year, providing students the opportunity to benefit from their expertise.


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Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)