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Minor

Students in History Minor plan complete 30.0-units of History courses, and apart from the mandatory 6.0-units lectures in the first year, they complete eight 3.0-unit lecture courses from the second to the fourth year. Minor students are not able to enroll in seminar courses, and neither are they able to choose from the experiential learning options and independent research opportunities. History Minors are usually enrolled in a Major plan in a cognate department, such as English, Classics, Politics, Philosophy, or Global Development Studies, but it is not uncommon for students in other plans to Minor in History. A History Minor complements a degree in a different discipline by providing historical context to their core discipline of study. Many of our students enrolled in a Minor plan eventually switch to a History Medial plan to take advantage of the upper-year seminars and other learning opportunities that are usually reserved for Major and Medial students. The details of the History Minor plan can be found below.

 

What it takes to be accepted to a History Minor Degree Plan

For more information on the Plan Selection Process, please see the Faculty of Arts and Science website

To be accepted to a History Minor degree plan you need: 

  1. Cumulative GPA of 1.9 
  2. 3.0 units of 100-level History   
  3. Minimum grade of C- in your 100-level History course (or BISC 100 or BISC 101)
Automatic Acceptance Cumulative GPA Course Minimum Grade
Minor 1.9 HIST 1## (or BISC 100 or BISC 101) C-


If you do not meet the above thresholds for a History Minor degree plan, you need the following to be placed on the Pending List:  

  1. Cumulative GPA of 1.6  
  2. 3.0 units of 100-level History   
  3. Minimum grade of C- in your 100-level History course (or BISC 100 or BISC 101)
Automatic Acceptance Cumulative GPA Course Minimum Grade
Minor 1.6 HIST 1## (or BISC 100 or BISC 101) C-

History Minor Plan Requirements

Plan: Consists of 30.0 units as described below. 

Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree.

*Note on the revised degree plan: Students admitted prior to April 2021 are required to take 6.0 units of Canadian content courses, unless granted special permission from the Undergraduate Chair. 

Core 6.0 units    
A. 6.0 units from

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

Option 24.0 units    
A. 18.0 units  from HIST at the 200 level or above
B. 6.0 units from HIST at the 100 or 200 level
Notes  
A. It is recommended that all Option courses be at the 200 level or above. 

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 (Fall 2021); HIST 242/3.0 (Winter 2022); HIST 242/3.0 (Winter 2022); 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

 

 

 

 

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