Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Arts - History Major


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Required Courses

  • HIST 1100 - Introduction to History 

  • Three additional HIST courses at the 1000-level

  • HIST 2202 - The Historian's Craft 

  • Nine additional HIST classes at the 2000 level or higher*

  • Four HIST classes at the 4000 level or higher

*CNST 2233, HUMN 2219, and HUM 2221 may also be used to complete this requirement.

Indigenization Requirements

Any INST designated course or one of the following courses:

  • HIST 2221 - Indigenous Settler Relations: 1497-1877
  • HIST 2234 - The Canadian State and Indigenous Peoples from Treaty 7 to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • HIST 3343 - Resistance and Resilience: Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism in Context
  • HIST 3345 - Indigenous Histories of Canada: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Nationhood in Northern North America
  • HIST 3346 - Indigenous People in Latin America


  • 12 Electives courses

Students are eligible to choose any 3-credit university-level course to complete an elective requirement, including HIST courses that are not already fulfilling a major requirement. Students should be aware that no more than 24 courses within one discipline will be counted towards their degree (e.g. no more than 24 courses with the course prefix HIST).

General Education Requirements

Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts - History.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters. 
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.