Concurrent BA in History and Bachelor of Education
Degrees in Canadian Studies:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Canadian Studies
BA in Canadian Studies with Co-operative Education
BA Honours in Canadian Studies
BA Honours in Canadian Studies with Co-operative Education
Concurrent BA in Canadian Studies and Bachelor of Education
Degrees in Latin American Studies:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Latin American Studies
BA in Latin American with Co-operative Education
Related Interdisciplinary Degrees (See separate listings):
BA and BA Honours in Ancient and Medieval History
Note: Minors are offered in History, Canadian Studies, and Latin American Studies.
The Department of History offers instruction in a broad range of historical fields. The Programs in History provide a broad liberal arts education, with widespread application. The BA Honours in History deepens the foundation in historical studies and provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in history as well as fields such as education, law, journalism and public administration.
The Department strongly recommends that students do not concentrate their studies in one period or thematic area. The Department encourages breadth in History and that students take courses about different chronological eras, in different geographic areas, and from different analytical perspectives.
The Canadian Studies program offers an introduction to Canadian literature, the arts, politics and society. It is designed for those who might wish to pursue careers in government, law, education, communications or in other areas where a thorough knowledge of Canada is necessary. The program is interdisciplinary, which allows students to benefit from exposure to faculty members and ideas and developments from different fields.
First year students in Canadian Studies are encouraged to explore courses in a variety of areas. It is recommended that a first year program include: Canadian Studies 201 and at least an additional 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from the Faculty of Arts. Competency in a second language is highly recommended. Degree programs in Canadian Studies include optional senior-level courses offered by various Departments. It is therefore useful to take first year courses from a variety of related areas such as history and political science.
Students seeking advice on first year course selection may contact the Arts Students' Centre.
Building upon the university's historical strength in issues relating to Latin America, this state-of-the-art degree program offers students diverse learning environments, and seeks to maximize opportunities for students to experience Latin America first-hand. The program stresses the development of a critical and informed view of Latin America, linguistic skills, independent research and writing abilities, and cultural sensitivity. This major program prepares students for work in the public and private sectors in Canada that deal with Latin American countries and cultures. Graduates may find work opportunities in the diplomatic and the civil service, business, journalism, teaching and tourism.
Students are strongly encouraged to combine the Latin American Studies Major with another major or minor and to take a semester of study at a Latin American university through one of the many exchange agreements that the University of Calgary maintains.
Students should consult a program advisor in the Arts Students’ Centre for information and advice on their overall program requirements.
For more specific advice regarding course selection and requirements in the major field, students should consult the subject advisor located in their home Department (consult Department website for contact information).
Admission to the Major
Prospective students wishing to enter the BA (History) Program must meet the criteria listed in section A.2 Undergraduate Admission of this Calendar.
Admission to Honours
The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to BA Honours (History or Canadian Studies) established in section 3.4.2 Honours Degrees with a Major Field are applicable and provide the overall framework. The application deadline is February 1.
In addition to having successfully completed at least 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) of post-secondary study, students must have completed at least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in History to enter the Honours program. The Honours Advisor will advise anyone who might be interested in joining the program. Students should consult with the Honours Advisor annually concerning their course selection. In addition to completing the online application in the Student Centre by the application deadline, a supplemental application must be submitted by January 15. The supplemental application can be found on the Department of History website (hist.ucalgary.ca/). Students are encouraged to consult with the Honours Advisor well before the deadline to determine their eligibility.
Students majoring in Canadian Studies are eligible to apply for Honours by the February 1 deadline only if they will complete the program during the following academic year.
In addition to completing an application in the online Student Centre by the deadline, students must submit a completed application form for Interdisciplinary Studies 590 (Honours Thesis) to the Program Co-ordinator. The application form must be signed by a thesis supervisor and include preliminary thesis proposal. To meet the deadline, it is recommended that students wishing to enrol in the Honours program obtain guidelines and an application form from the Program Co-ordinator no later than January 15. Students are strongly advised to secure a thesis supervisor by January 15.
Programs in History cannot be taken in conjunction with programs in Ancient and Medieval History. This restriction applies to Major-plus-Minor combinations, Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees.
Field of History
The Field of History consists of all courses labelled History (HTST) except History 200. It also includes Greek and Roman Studies (GRST) 315, 337, 339, 345, 347, 425 and 433*.
*A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) Greek and Roman Studies course may be used towards the major field. Greek and Roman Studies courses do not count towards the minor field.
Courses marked with an asterisks (*) can be counted with the approval of the Program Co-ordinator when the topic is appropriate. Other courses may be approved when their content is appropriate. In particular, additional English courses may be appropriate in Clusters 1, 4 and 5.
A maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) may be used in language courses. Culture courses offered in English by language departments cannot be used toward language courses. Students should select a language of study that will assist them with their research on an understanding of Canadian Studies.
Most of the courses listed above have prerequisites that lie outside the Field of Canadian Studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that prerequisites are completed. We encourage students to speak with a program advisor on a regular basis to assist with a degree planning.
Field of Latin American Studies
The Field of Latin American Studies consists of the following courses:
(*) Subject to approval by the Program Co-ordinator when focused on Latin American topics.
Most of the courses listed above have prerequisites that lie outside the Field of Latin American Studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that prerequisites are completed. We encourage students to speak with a program advisor on a regular basis to assist with a degree planning.