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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 Joint Honours plan to take advantage of the upper-year seminars and other learning opportunities that are usually reserved for Major and Joint Honours students. The details of the History Minor plan can be found below.

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Minor Plan Acceptance Requirements

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 in 2020-2021 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. 

1.Core 6.0 units    
A. 6.0 units from

HIST at the 100 level; BADR 100; BADR 101

2.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
4.Notes  
A. It is recommended that all Option courses be at the 200 level or above. 

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