The Introductory Survey Courses are all open to incoming first-year students. Those with a course number in the 1000’s are normally open to first- and second-year students; those with a course number in the 2000’s are normally open to first-, second-, and third-year students. Almost all of these “introductory survey courses” are ordinarily offered every year, alternating in French and English.
The Specialized Courses (i.e. those with a course-number in the 3000’s) are normally open to second-, third-, and fourth-year students. Most of these “specialized courses” are offered in cycles of alternating years. This enables students to plan an individual program of studies extending tentatively two or even three years ahead. Except for first-year students, any student in the college may enrol in almost any of these “specialized courses” in history without having previously taken any other history courses; a few “specialized courses” however require a “prerequisite”, which a student should check in the official (printed) Calendar or in this departmental “Mini-Calendar”.
The Senior Seminars (with a course-number in the 4000’s) are limited to honours students in their third or fourth year. Many of them require some specified other courses in history as a prerequisite. The honours thesis (History 4000) is available only to fourth-year history majors who have a strong academic record and can find a professor willing to supervise their project.
Many history courses are “cross-listed”: either as courses in the program of another department (e.g. Economics or Philosophy) or as courses in the multidisciplinary program in General Education (i.e. Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science.). A student may take such a course either as a course in history or as a course in the other subject.
About two-thirds of the course offerings in history are taught in English with the other third being taught in French. Written assignments and examinations may be submitted in either official language in all history courses.
The curriculum in history offers an in-depth and balanced approach to the discipline.
HISTORY OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREE TYPES AND CERTIFICATES:
- Specialized Honours BA/iBA
- Honours BA/iBA
- Honours Double Major BA/iBA
- Honours Major/Minor BA/iBA
- Combined Honours BA
- Combined Honours Major/Minor iBA
- Bachelor of Arts
STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE YEAR THEY ENTERED OR SWITCHED INTO THEIR PROGRAM.
Access detailed program requirements below:
History BA and iBA Degree requirements 2014-2015
History BA and iBA Degree requirements 2013-2014
History BA and iBA Degree requirements 2012-2013
History BA and iBA Degree requirements 2011-2012
History BA and iBA Degree requirements 2010-2011