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History


The Department of History offers the following programs: Three-Year General Program Four-Year General Program Honours Program Honours History Applied Studies Co-op Program History Joint Honours Program Minor Program

Three-Year General History

Eligibility for graduation in the General History program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least ten term courses must be in History with no more than four History courses below the 250-level and at least four at the 300-level.

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Four-Year General History

Eligibility for graduation in the Four-Year General History program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least 14 term courses must be in History with at least four at the 300-level, and no more than four below the 250-level.

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Honours History

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours History program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 20 term courses including at least three and no more than four 400-level senior seminars (credit value 1.0 each) must be in History. Students taking three senior seminars must take one with a B suffix. Students taking four senior seminars must take two with a B suffix. No more than four History courses below the 250-level and at least four at the 300-level. History courses must include:
  3. The 20 term courses in History are usually divided 2-5-5-8 among the four years.
* 250 should be taken in second year, 300 in third or fourth year of program.

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Honours History (Applied Studies Co-op)

A student may combine an Honours History program with Applied Studies Co-op. The requirement in History is 18 term courses including at least ten (10) term courses and 3-4 senior seminars (3.0-4.0 course credits). No more than four History courses below the 250-level and at least two at the 300-level. Three senior seminars (one with a B suffix) or four senior seminars (two with a B suffix). History courses must include:

  1. 250 or 300*
  2. One of 260, 261, 262, 263, 264
  3. One of 253, 254
  4. One of 255, 256, 257, 258
* 250 should be taken in second year, 300 in third or fourth year of program. See the Applied Studies requirements.

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History Joint Honours Programs

Joint Honours programs are currently available between History and the following departments:

Anthropology		German
Classical Studies	Philosophy
Drama			Political Science
Economics		Psychology
English			Religious Studies
Fine Arts		Russian
French			Spanish
Geography		Sociology

Eligibility for graduation in the Joint Honours History program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 42 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. The requirement in History is ten (10) term courses and two senior seminars (2.0 course credits). At least one senior seminar (1.0) must be a research seminar (with a B suffix). No more than four History courses below the 250-level and at least two at the 300-level. History courses must include:
* 250 should be taken in second year, 300 in third or fourth year of program.

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Minor Program

To qualify for a Minor in History, students must complete ten term courses in History, with at least two above the 250-level and no more than two at the 100-level. Students from other departments and faculties who are interested in taking a Minor in History should consult with the Department of History Undergraduate Officer. They must maintain a 65% average in History courses.

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