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Joint Honours

Students in Joint Honours plans draw from two different departments and complete 42.0-units of courses in each department. Joint Honours students follow the same plan as Majors but take fewer lecture and seminar courses. Similar to the Major plan, Joint Honours students complete 6.0-units of History lectures in their first year and proceed to complete a core seminar in their second year. Unlike students in a Major plan, students in the Joint Honours plan complete four seminars in their third and fourth year and fewer lecture courses overall. The details of the Joint Honours degree plan can be found below. Joint Honours students enroll in fewer History courses compared to Major students, but study abroad, experiential learning opportunities, and independent research projects are also available to them. A Joint Honours degree thus allows students to combine their interests in two disciplines and in many ways benefit from an expanded choice of career options.

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Joint Honours Plan Acceptance Requirements

Because Joint Honours plans are a partnership between two departments, the thresholds vary slightly depending on the departments. A full list of all Joint Honours thresholds is available on the Faculty of Arts and Science Website here. Select “History” from the drop-down list under “What it takes to be accepted to a plan.” 

For acceptance or to join the Pending List to the History component of the Joint Honours in 2021-2022, you need:   

  1. 3.0 units of 100-level History   
  2. Minimum grade of C in your 100-level History course (or BADR 100 or BADR 101)

Automatic Acceptance/Pending List

Cumulative GPA History Course Minimum Grade Course 2/ Minimum Grade
Joint Honours Dependent on partner department. See "What it takes to be accepted to a plan." HIST 1## (or BADR 100 or BADR 101) C Dependent on partner department. See "What it takes to be accepted to a plan."

Pre-2021 Joint Honours Plan Degree Requirements

*Note on the revised degree plan: If you were admitted to a History Medial prior to April 2021, continue to take 4.5 unit upper level seminars to complete your History degree. You need 18.0 total units of HIST 333-499 to graduate. See below for complete details of your degree plan requirements.

Plan: Consists of 42.0 units as described below. 

Program: The Plan, in combination with a Medial Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units (114.0 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1.Core 30.0 units    
A. 6.0 units from

HIST at the 100 level; BISC 100/3.0; BISC 101/3.0

B. 6.0 units from HIST 300/6.0-330/6.0
C. 18.0 units from  HIST 333/4.5-499/4.5
2.Option 12.0 units    
A. 6.0 units  from HIST at the 200 level; HIST 300/6.0-330/6.0; HIST 332/3.0; HIST at the 500 level
B. 6.0 units from HIST at the 100 or 200 level; HIST_Subs
3.Additional Requirements  
A. Minimum 6.0 units from HIST_Canadian
B. Maximum 6.0 units from HIST_Subs
4.Notes  
A. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students take 6.0 units in History from the period before 1800.
B. It is recommended that all Option courses be at the 200 level or above. 
C. Students are expected to take courses from HIST 300/6.0-330/6.0 in their second year. 

"New" 2021 Joint Honours Plan Degree Requirements

*Note on the revised degree plan: If you were admitted to a History Joint Honours after April 2021, take 3.0 unit upper level seminars to complete your History degree. You need 12.0 total units of HIST 333-499 to graduate. See below for complete details of your degree plan requirements.

Plan: Consists of 42.0 units as described below. 

Program: The Plan, in combination with a Joint Honours Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units (114.0 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

1.Core 24.0 units    
A. 6.0 units from

HIST at the 100 level; BADR 100/3.0; BADR 101/3.0

B. 6.0 units from HIST 300/6.0-330/6.0
C. 12.0 units from  HIST 333/3.0-499/3.0
2.Option 18.0 units    
A. 6.0 units  from HIST at the 200 level
B. 6.0 units from HIST at the 200 level; HIST at the 500 level
C. 6.0 units from HIST at the 100 or 200 level; HIST 300/6.0-330/6.0; HIST_Subs
3.Additional Requirements  
A. Minimum 6.0 units from HIST_Canadian
4.Notes  
A. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students take 6.0 units in History from the period before 1800.
B. Students are expected to take courses from HIST 300/6.0-330/6.0 in their second year. 

Canadian Content Courses

HIST_Canadian
Canadian History

Current Canadian Content Course Offerings  

HIST 104/3.0; HIST 105/3.0; HIST 124/6.0; HIST 208/3.0; HIST 209/3.0; HIST 210/3.0; HIST 219/3.0; HIST 224/3.0; HIST 242/3.0; HIST 254/3.0; HIST 260/6.0; HIST 269/3.0; HIST 279/3.0; HIST 280/6.0; HIST 282/3.0; HIST 283/3.0; HIST 312/6.0; HIST 313/6.0; HIST 324/6.0; HIST 340/9.0; HIST 390/4.5 (FW 2016-17); HIST 391/9.0; HIST 393/3.0 (Winter 2011); HIST 401/4.5; HIST 416/4.5; HIST 425/9.0; HIST 431/4.5; HIST 433/9.0; HIST 436/4.5; HIST 439/4.5; HIST 458/9.0; HIST 467/9.0; HIST 467/4.5 (Winter 2021); HIST 476/9.0; HIST 481/4.5; HIST 485/4.5; HIST 486/4.5

 

History Substitution Courses

HIST_SUBS
History Substitutions

The following list contains 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 Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits. For course descriptions of the substitution below, see the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Calendar.


CLST 102/3.0; CLST 103/3.0; CLST 129/6.0; CLST 130/3.0; CLST 131/3.0; CLST 200/3.0; CLST 201/3.0; CLST 206/3.0; CLST 207/3.0; CLST 208/3.0; CLST 321/3.0; CLST 330/3.0; CLST 331/3.0; CLST 332/3.0; CLST 333/3.0; CLST 334/3.0; CLST 335/3.0; CLST 340/3.0; CLST 341/3.0; CLST 343/3.0; DEVS 305/6.0; DEVS 306/3.0; IDIS 304/3.0; IDIS 305/3.0; HLTH 239/3.0; LLCU 320/3.0; PHIL 201/3.0

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