Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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What you will learn in this program
Historians ask questions such as: What caused the Protestant Reformation? Why did convicts help settle Australia? How did the Hudson’s Bay Company impact exploration of Canada?
History is about change and continuity over time and space. Historians gain an understanding of complex cause-and-effect relationships by gathering, organizing and evaluating historical sources from a variety of academic perspectives. During the course of your studies, you'll gain research capabilities, logical and abstract reasoning skills, and the capacity to think in historical terms.
As a history graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the non-profit sector, the private sector and the business world. A degree in history can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Canada: Origins to 1867, Events and Ideas that Shook the World, History of Europe, The World to 1500, The Practice of History
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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