Minor in History

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The minor in History allows students to explore a wide array of topics that range from the ancient past to the present and which span a number of countries and themes. The minor allows students to choose from a variety of courses in which they can take part in activities such as performing archival research, volunteering, traveling, and participating in hands-on field work. The minor exposes students to a broad range of historical knowledge and understanding and teaches students to think critically and how to collect, interpret and present evidence. These skills and knowledge are useful to a wide variety of professions such as law, education, politics, business and economics.

Required courses:

One 1000 level HIST course from at least two of the following areas (maximum four 1000 level courses):

  • Canadian History
  • European History
  • American History

Four to six additional HIST courses at the 2000 level or above, of which at least two must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. (For a total of eight HIST courses in the minor)


Students should be aware registration in senior level HIST courses may require successful completion of specific HIST courses at the 1000, 2000, and/or 3000 level.