Academic Calendar 2022-2023

History – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject:  Administered by the Department of History.
Plan:  Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

A. Complete 6.00 units from the following6.00
Thinking Locally
Acting Globally
HIST at the 100-level
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
HIST 300 – 330
C. Complete 18.00 units from the following:18.00
HIST 333 – 499
2. Option
A. Complete 15.00 units from the following:15.00
HIST at the 200-level
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
HIST at the 200-level
HIST at the 500-level
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
HIST at the 100- or 200-level
HIST 300 – 330
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Minimum of 6.00 units from HIST_Canadian. 

4. Notes

A. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students take 6.00 units in History from the period before 1800.

B. Students are expected to take courses from HIST 300 – 330 in their second year.

C. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

History Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Canadian History
HIST 104Pre-Confederation Canada: A History of the Present3.00
HIST 105Post-Confederation Canada: A History of the Present3.00
HIST 124Canada: A History of the Present6.00
HIST 210The History of Sexuality in Canada3.00
HIST 217Indigenous Peoples and New France, 1534-18003.00
HIST 219"Canada": The History of an Idea3.00
HIST 224Canadian Francophone Communities3.00
HIST 242Issues in Canadian History3.00
HIST 254Women and Gender in 20th Century Canada3.00
HIST 258Slavery in North America from the Colonial Era to 18653.00
HIST 260An Introduction to Canadian History6.00
HIST 269Politics and the State in Canada to 18963.00
HIST 27920th-Century Canada3.00
HIST 280Gender in North American History6.00
HIST 283Women and Gender in North America3.00
HIST 312Canadian Social History6.00
HIST 313British North America, 1759-18676.00
HIST 324Race and Immigration in North America6.00
HIST 390Topics in History (FW 2016-2017)9.00
HIST 391Topics in Canadian History9.00
HIST 401Topics in Canadian History4.50
HIST 416Material History in Canada4.50
HIST 425Black Experience in Canada9.00
HIST 431Atlantic Canada4.50
HIST 433Power, Authority and the State in Early Canada9.00
HIST 436Topics in Canadian Legal History4.50
HIST 439Schooling Canadians4.50
HIST 458The Social History of Modern Canada9.00
HIST 467First Nations of North America4.50
HIST 476Canada at War9.00
HIST 481History vs Pseudohistory4.50
HIST 485The Social History of Canada: 1850-19193.00
HIST 486The Social History of Canada: 1919-19804.50


History Substitutions
CLST 102Introduction to Greek Civilization3.00
CLST 103Introduction to Roman Civilization3.00
CLST 129Introduction to Archaeology6.00
CLST 130Introduction to Archaeology l: Great Discoveries in Archaeology3.00
CLST 131Introduction to Archaeology ll: Methods and Analysis3.00
CLST 200Greek History3.00
CLST 201Roman History3.00
CLST 2063.00
CLST 207The Ancient Near East3.00
CLST 208The Levant from the Late Bronze Age to the Coming of Rome3.00
CLST 321World Of Late Antiquity3.00
CLST 332The Iron Age to the End of the Persian Wars3.00
CLST 333The Rise of the Athenian Empire to the End of the Peloponnesian War3.00
CLST 334Fourth Century Greece to the Death of Alexander3.00
CLST 335The Hellenistic Successor Kingdoms to the Death of Cleopatra3.00
CLST 340The Roman Republic3.00
CLST 341The Roman Empire3.00
CLST 343The Later Roman Empire3.00
DEVS 305Cuban Culture & Society6.00
DEVS 306Cuban Culture and Society l3.00
IDIS 3043.00
IDIS 3053.00
LLCU 320Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler3.00
PHIL 201Philosophy and Medicine3.00