Minor in History

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)

Note: 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.