Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2012/2013)
9.19 History

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History course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, History.

9.19.1 General Degree
  1. See the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Arts.

  2. Any one of History 1009-1015 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:

    1. Three credit hours in a course beginning with the initial digit '1'. All first-year courses in History are research/writing courses.

    2. At least 12 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2' including 3 credit hours in one of History 2200, 2210 or 2400.

    3. Students should complete at least 9 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2' before registering in a course with the initial digit '3'. Student should pay particular attention to necessary prerequisites when scheduling courses. In addition, students should obtain advice on the appropriate courses from their faculty advisor.

    4. At least 9 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '3'. Students must complete History 3840 for which there is a prerequisite of 12 credit hours in History.

    5. Students should complete at least 3 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '3' before registering in a course with the initial digit '4'.

    6. At least 6 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '4'.

    7. Six additional credit hours in courses with an initial digit beyond '1'.

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

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

    10. Some fourth-year courses may require completion of courses in the same topic/subject area. Such prerequisites are at the discretion of the instructor.

  5. Minor in History

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

    1. Three credit hours in a course beginning with the initial digit '1'. All first-year courses in History are research/writing courses.

    2. At least 9 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2'.

    3. Students should complete at least 6 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '2' before registering in a course with the initial digit '3'.

    4. At least 6 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '3'.

    5. At least 3 credit hours in courses with the initial digit '4'.

    6. No more than 9 transfer credit hours in History may be used to fulfil the requirements for a Minor in History.

    7. Three additional credit hours in courses with an initial digit beyond "1'.

    8. Some fourth-year courses may require completion of courses in the same topic/subject area. Such prerequisites are at the discretion of the instructor.

  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 6 credit hours from History 4670-4690.

    * For descriptions of History 1100 and 1101, see the separate section under Grenfell Campus.

    ** Grenfell Campus only.

9.19.2 Honours Degree
  1. Students intending to take an Honours Degree with a Major in History must comply with the 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 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 4800, 4821, and 4822, with grades prescribed in Honours Degree Regulation No. 3. If the student 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.