2023-2024 Academic Year
Arthur McCalla, BA (Queen’s University), MAR (Yale University), PhD (University of Toronto), Professor
Review sections 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements.
History courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of various students: those who choose to take one or two courses as electives or as part of their program in another course of study; those who decide to minor in the field of history; and those who register to do a concentration, major, or honours degree in history. Courses are offered primarily in the areas of European, North American, and World history with an emphasis on the theme of women’s history. Certain courses adopt a comparative perspective. Many may be taken to fulfill requirements in Women’s Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Child and Youth Studies. Selected courses are available and delivered online.
Courses at the 1000 level and 2000 level have no prerequisites; those at the 3000 level and 4000 level normally require 1.0 unit of previous study in history at the 2000 level; seminars at the 4000 level require written permission of the instructor or the department Chair.
Any student planning to major, concentrate, or minor in history should consult the department to help in planning an academic program. The following are the requirements for the major, concentration, and minor, but, in consultation with faculty, variations are possible. Students are reminded that final responsibility for meeting departmental and university regulations rests with themselves.
The program structure is meant to allow for flexibility within a basic framework. Both the concentration and the major provide opportunity for the student to focus on areas of history that are of special interest, and at the same time they ensure a well-balanced understanding of the discipline. The student may take up to two additional units in history at any level as electives.
History Areas of Study
History courses are offered in the following areas:
▸ European History: HIST 1102, 1103, 2200, 2201,
2205, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2211, 2220, 2250, 2281, 2285, 2288, 2302, 2303, 3305, 3314, 3315, 3340, 3370, 3382, 3385, 3386, and 4480
▸ North American History: HIST 1121, 1122, 2210, 2216, 2219, 2222, 2225, 2230, 2231, 2234, 2235, 2236, 2237, 2282, 2391, 3304, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3328, 3329, 3330, 3337, 3341, 3342 and 4481
▸ World History: HIST 1131, 1132, 2233, 2251, 2255, 2260, 2265, 2289, 2300, 3360, 3361, 3362, 3365, 3366, and 4480
Many history courses are eligible for inclusion in the Canadian Studies degree.
The Department of History does not accept Challenge for Credit.