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degree requirements

The Department offers three Bachelor of Arts in History program streams:

  • Area of Concentration in the BA General Program

  • Major (BA Honours Program)

  • Minor (BA Honours Program)

The program requirements are detailed in the 2019-2020 undergraduate calendar

(If you started before Fall 2019, you usually follow the requirements from the year you entered. Calendars for previous years are listed at on the University of Guelph registrar website.

Graduation requirements as stated in the current Undergraduate Calendar are as follows:

History (HIST)
Department of History, College of Arts

Courses marked (H) are designed as honours courses. Students in a general program wishing to take these must obtain the permission of instructors concerned. All other courses may be taken by both general and honours students. Students wishing to take a 3000 level course must have pass standing in at least 5.00 credits in university courses.

Students wishing to take a 4000 level course must have pass standing in at least 10.00 university credits. Access to all 4000 level history courses is restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program with at least a 70% average in all history course attempts. Students should note the prerequisite requirements of upper level courses in planning their individual programs.

Students entering semester 1 are advised to choose from 1000 level courses. Second semester students wishing to take an advanced level History course should select that course from the History core.

 

Core Requirements

One of:

Plus one of:

  • HIST*1010 [0.50] The Early Modern World
  • HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
  • HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context

While not required to do so, students are advised to take both HIST*2100 and HIST*2600.

0.50 credits from each of a) Pre-Modern and b) Global. Course lists available in the Department of History and at:http://www.uoguelph.ca/history/.

Area of Concentration in the General Program
A minimum of 5.00 credits in History is required, including:

a)

b) one of:

  • HIST*1010 [0.50] The Early Modern World
  • HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
  • HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context

c) at least 1.50 credits in History must be at the 3000 level  (excluding HIST*3470)

2.00 additional credits in History.

Note: With the permission of the department, students may select as part of their program 0.50 credits outside the History Department such as ECON*2420ECON*3730EURO*4050.

 
Major (Honours Program)
A minimum of 8.50 credits in History courses is required, including:

  • HIST*1050 [0.50] Invitation to History
  • HIST*2450 [0.50] The Practising Historian
  • One of:

  • HIST*2100 [0.50] Pre-Confederation Canada
  • HIST*2600 [0.50] Post-Confederation Canada
  • Plus one of:

  • HIST*1010 [0.50] The Early Modern World
  • HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
  • HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context

Plus 0.50 credits from each of a) Pre-Modern; b) Global World course lists (upcoming offerings are at www.uoguelph.ca/history/upcoming-undergraduate-courses.)

Plus 5.50 additional credits in History including 2.00 at the 4000 level

While not required to do so, students are encouraged to take both HIST*2100 and HIST*2600

 
Minor (Honours Program)
A minimum of 5.00 credits in History is required, including:

  • HIST*1050 [0.50] Invitation to History
  • HIST*2450 [0.50] The Practising Historian
  • One of:

  • HIST*2100 [0.50] Pre-Confederation Canada
  • HIST*2600 [0.50] Post-Confederation Canada
  • Plus one of:

  • HIST*1010 [0.50] The Early Modern World
  • HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
  • HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context

While not required to do so, students are encouraged to take both HIST*2100 and HIST*2600

Plus 0.50 credits from each of a) Pre-Modern and b) Global.  Upcoming offerings are at www.uoguelph.ca/history/upcoming-undergraduate-courses

Plus 2.00 additional credits in History including 1.00 at the 3000 or 4000 level

Note: Honours students in History may, with the permission of the department, take up to 1.00 credits from outside the department such asECON*2420ECON*3730EURO*4050. Students considering graduate work are advised to take 2.00 - 3.00 additional upper level History credits perhaps including the Special History Project Seminar (HIST*4470,HIST*4970) and to acquire a reading knowledge of a foreign language. 

 

COURSE LISTS

Some courses are listed under more than one category. Such courses can fill only one of these requirements and cannot be double counted. With departmental approval, courses in areas such as Classics, Economics, Women’s Studies, European Studies and some in other departments/programs may be used to satisfy this requirement.

a) Pre-Modern courses: Requirement is 0.50 credits from this list. Pre-Modern courses are those having a major emphasis on the period before c1500.

  • HIST*2000 The British Isles, 1066-1603
  • HIST*2190 Celtic Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages
  • HIST*2200 The Medieval World
  • HIST*2850 Ancient Greece and Rome
  • HIST*2890 Early Islamic World
  • HIST*3030 Celtic Britain and Ireland to 1066 (no longer offered)
  • HIST*3230 Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668
  • HIST*3410 Pre-Colonial Africa
  • HIST*3420 Colonial Latin America (no longer offered)
  • HIST*3590 Ancient & Medieval India
  • HIST*3520 The Vikings
  • HIST*3750 The Reformation
  • HIST*3820 Early Modern France
  • HIST*3840 The Ottoman Empire 1300-1923
  • HIST*4140 Sexuality in the Middle Ages
  • HIST*4700 Topics in Medieval History

b) Global World courses: Requirement is 0.50 credits from this list. Global World topics are defined as those areas outside the North Atlantic geographic region.

  • HIST*1150 The Modern World (former title: 20th Century Global History)
  • HIST*2340 Migrations & the Atlantic World
  • HIST*2890 Early Islamic World
  • HIST*2910 Modern Asia
  • HIST*2920 Republican Latin America
  • HIST*2930 Women and Cultural Change
  • HIST*3070 Modern India
  • HIST*3150 History and Culture of Mexico
  • HIST*3320 Modern China
  • HIST*3380 British Imperialism in Asia and Africa
  • HIST*3410 Pre-Colonial Africa
  • HIST*3420 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST*3580 Women’s History in Asia
  • HIST*3590 Ancient & Medieval India
  • HIST*3830 Modern Middle East
  • HIST*3840 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
  • HIST*3910 Africa Since 1800
  • HIST*4100 Africa and the Slave Trades
  • HIST*4120 Topics in Global History
  • HIST*4820 Topics in Islamic History
  • HIST*4900 Topics in the History of Modern India