Historical Studies

“To know yourself, know history” — Auguste Comte

What is history?

Everything we see around us of human construction, from constitutions to popular culture, is a product of our history. The discipline of history provides an opportunity to develop research and writing skills through the study of fascinating aspects of our past.

 

Why study history?

Most of the courses in the department provide students with the opportunity to ask clear questions about the past, develop and articulate concise answers, and provide good evidence for these answers. History students develop critical thinking, research and writing skills that will prepare them for many types of careers. Many of our students have gone on to law school, entered the heritage sector, or pursued careers in such professional areas as education, libraries and archives or the civil service.

Possible career opportunities for graduates:

  • law
  • journalism
  • public administration
  • education
  • museum/archival studies

Courses available in first year

History 1100
Introduction to History (available only at Grenfell Campus) is an introduction to the study and writing of history which will emphasize the concepts of history through a thematic approach to the history of Western civilization from ca. 1500 to ca. 1815.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

History 1101
Introduction to History (available only at Grenfell Campus) is an introduction to the study and writing of history which will emphasize the concepts of history through a combination of research and writing within a thematic approach to the history of Western civilization from ca. 1815 to the present. Students in their first year normally take History 1100 and History 1101
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Sample program for first year

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
English 1000English 1001
History 1100History 1101
designated quantitative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or electivedesignated quantitiative reasoning and analysis (QRA) course or elective
course in minor areacourse in minor area
electiveelective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information

For additional information please contact:
Edwin Bezzina
ebezzina@grenfell.mun.ca
www.grenfell.mun.ca/academics-and-research/Pages/Bachelor-of-Arts/Historical-Studies.aspx

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca