FACULTY OF ARTS

HISTORY PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL DEGREE

1. See the General Regulations for the B.A. Degree.

2. Any two of History 1010-1015, 1200 or the sequence History 1100* and 1101* form the introductions to the theory and practice of history. Third and fourth-year students taking History courses as electives or to satisfy General Regulations for the B.A. Degree are encouraged to enrol in the department's second-year courses. Students cannot receive credit for more than two first-year courses.

3. All students who Major in History will be assisted by a faculty advisor who will help them in planning their academic programs. It is essential that students register with the Department at an early stage of their studies.

4. MAJOR IN HISTORY

Students who undertake a Major in History must complete 36 credit hours in History, including:

a) Six credit hours in courses beginning with the initial digit "1", one of which must be a designated research/writing course.

b) At least 12 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2'.

c) Students should complete at least nine credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2' before registering in a course with the initial digit '3'. Students should obtain advice on the appropriate courses from their faculty advisor.

d) At least six credit hours in courses with the initial digit '3'.

e) A student should complete at least three credit hours in courses with the initial digit '3' before registering in a course with the initial digit '4'.

f) At least six credit hours in courses with the initial digit '4'.

g) The following courses may not be used to meet the requirements for a Major in History without the prior written approval of the Head: 4480, 4800, 4821, 4822, and 4999.

h) No more than 15 transfer credit hours in History may be used to fulfil the requirements for a Major in History.

5. MINOR IN HISTORY

Students who undertake a Minor in History must complete 24 credit hours in History, including:

a) Six credit hours in courses beginning with the initial digit "1", one of which must be a designated research/writing course.

b) At least nine credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2'.

c) Students should complete at least six credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2' before registering in a course with the initial digit '3'.

d) At least three credit hours in courses with the initial digit '3'.

e) Students are encouraged to complete at least three credit hours in courses with the initial digit '4'.

f) No more than nine transfer credit hours in History may be used to fulfil the requirements for a Minor in History.

6. Specialization in Maritime History

The Department of History offers a specialization in Maritime History. Recommended courses include History 2100**, History 2110, History 3680***, History 3690***, and six credit hours from History 4670-4690.

* For descriptions of History 1100 and 1101, see the separate section under Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.
** Sir Wilfred Grenfell College only.
*** Inactive Course

HONOURS DEGREE

1. Students intending to take an Honours Degree with a Major in History must comply with the General Regulations for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts.

2. For consideration as entrants during the Fall Semester, students must make application by 30 June; for the Winter Semester, by 1 November. Applications received after 30 June will be considered for the Winter Semester; applications received after 1 November will be considered for the next Fall Semester. Students intending to complete an Honours degree in History will be assisted by a faculty advisor who will help them in planning their academic programs. The academic programs for Honours students must be approved by the Head or delegate.

3. Students are required to complete at least 60 credit hours in History, 45 chosen in accordance with the pattern set out in the Departmental General Degree Regulation No. 4 above. In addition, students must complete History 3840 (or the former 4801), 4800, 4821, 4822, and 4999. The minimum grades required are: (a) 70%, or an average of 75%, in the prescribed number of courses, and (b) 70% in History 4999.

4. Students electing Joint Honours are required to complete at least 51 credit hours in History, 39 chosen in accordance with the pattern set out in the Departmental General Degree Regulation No. 4 above. In addition, students must complete History 3840 (or the former 4801), 4800, 4821, and 4822, with grades prescribed in Honours Degree Regulation No. 3. If the candidate chooses to do the Honours Essay (4999) in History, it must be passed with a grade of 70% or better.

5. No more than 27 transfer credit hours may be included in the minimum 60 credit hours required for the Honours degree in History.

NOTE: Normally, an Honours degree is required for those entering graduate studies. However, students taking a B.A. degree may enter graduate studies after completing History 3840 (or the former 4801), 4800, 4821, or equivalents.


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