Historical studies

Why study historical studies?

Historical studies explores the different ways in which western societies, cultures and nations have evolved from the days of Greece and Rome to the present. You can take courses in European and North American history and explore the beginnings of empires and their expansion to the more recent phenomenon of globalization. Learn about national, Indigenous, cultural, gender, environmental and other forms of history. Historical studies students also learn to research, discuss, communicate, and engage an audience. You will learn how to investigate important issues and ideas, make sense of them, and critically evaluate them.

Your learning will culminate with a fourth-year independent project. You'll bring together all of your learning to write an essay on any topic of your choice and delve into areas of history that excite you.

Sample first year

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts with a major in historical studies at Grenfell Campus will normally take the following courses in their first year:

English 1000 English 1001
History 1100 History 1101
social science elective social science elective
arts elective arts elective
elective elective

Career opportunities

  • law
  • journalism
  • public administration
  • education
  • museum/archival studies
  • library and information science
  • graduate studies
  • public policy

Contact information

For additional information, visit the School of Arts and Social Science or contact Dr. Edwin Bezzina.