X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

History (HIST)

Department of History, College of Arts

Courses marked (H) are designed as honours courses.

Access to all 4000 level history courses is restricted to students in the B.A. Honours program who have completed at least 10.00 university credits and who have achieved at least a 70% average in all history course attempts. Students in a general program wishing to take these courses must obtain the permission of instructors concerned. Students wishing to take a 3000-level course must have completed at least 7.50 credits in university courses.

Students wishing to take a 2000-level course must have completed at least 2.00 credits in university courses. The History Department advises students entering semester 2 who wish to take a 2000-level course to enroll in one of the core courses (HIST*2100, HIST*2450 and HIST*2600) that offer additional instructional support. Students should note the prerequisite requirements of upper level courses in planning their individual programs

Core Requirements

HIST*1050 [0.50] Invitation to History
HIST*2450 [0.50] The Practising Historian

One of:

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

One of:

HIST*2100 [0.50] Pre-Confederation Canada
HIST*2600 [0.50] Post-Confederation Canada

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 (General Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in History is required as follows:

Core Requirements – 1.50 credits

  • 1. required courses

    HIST*1050 [0.50] Invitation to History
    HIST*2450 [0.50] The Practising Historian
  • 2. one of the following courses:

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

History Electives – 3.50 credits

  • 3. 1.50 credits at the 3000-level (excluding HIST*3470 and HIST*3480)

  • 4. 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*2420, ECON*3730, EURO*4050.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 8.50 credits in History courses is required as follows:

Core Requirements – 2.00 credits

  • 1. required courses

    HIST*1050 [0.50] Invitation to History
    HIST*2450 [0.50] The Practising Historian
  • 2. one of the following courses:

    HIST*1010 [0.50] Early Modern Europe
    HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
    HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context
  • 3. one of the following courses:

    HIST*2100 [0.50] Pre-Confederation Canada
    HIST*2600 [0.50] Post-Confederation Canada

History Electives:

  • 4. 2.00 credits at the 4000-level

  • 5. 4.50 additional credits in History

Distribution requirements for the major:

History courses must be chosen to ensure that 0.50 credit is completed in each of the following fields (see list of acceptable courses below):

  • Premodern History

  • Global History

Note: Honours students in History may, with the permission of the department, take up to 1.00 credits from outside the department such as ECON*2420, ECON*3730, EURO*4050.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits in History courses is required as follows:

Core Requirements – 2.00 credits

  • 1. required courses

    HIST*1050 [0.50] Invitation to History
    HIST*2450 [0.50] The Practising Historian
  • 2. one of the following courses:

    HIST*1010 [0.50] Early Modern Europe
    HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
    HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context
  • 3. one of the following courses:

    HIST*2100 [0.50] Pre-Confederation Canada
    HIST*2600 [0.50] Post-Confederation Canada

History Electives:

  • 4. at least 1.00 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level

  • 5. 2.00 additional credits in History

Distribution requirements for the minor:

History courses must be chosen to ensure that 0.50 credit is completed in each of the following fields (see list of acceptable courses below):

  • Premodern History

  • Global History

Distribution Requirements

List of Premodern Courses
HIST*1010 [0.50] Early Modern Europe
HIST*2000 [0.50] The British Isles, 1066-1603
HIST*2190 [0.50] Celtic Ireland and Britain in the Early Middle Ages
HIST*2200 [0.50] The Medieval World
HIST*2850 [0.50] Ancient Greece and Rome
HIST*2890 [0.50] Early Islamic World
HIST*3140 [0.50] Witch-hunts and Popular Culture
HIST*3230 [0.50] Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668
HIST*3520 [0.50] The Vikings: Early Medieval Encounters
HIST*3590 [0.50] Ancient & Medieval India
HIST*3750 [0.50] The Reformation
HIST*3820 [0.50] Early Modern France
HIST*3840 [0.50] Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
HIST*4140 [1.00] Sexuality in the Middle Ages
HIST*4700 [1.00] Premodern History
List of Global Courses
HIST*1150 [0.50] The Modern World
HIST*2340 [0.50] Slavery and Migrations in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850
HIST*2890 [0.50] Early Islamic World
HIST*2910 [0.50] Modern Asia
HIST*2920 [0.50] Republican Latin America
HIST*2930 [0.50] Women and Cultural Change
HIST*3070 [0.50] Modern India
HIST*3150 [0.50] History and Culture of Mexico
HIST*3320 [0.50] Modern China
HIST*3360 [0.50] History and Culture of Brazil
HIST*3380 [0.50] British Imperialism in Asia and Africa
HIST*3410 [0.50] Religion in 19th-Century Africa
HIST*3460 [0.50] Natural Disasters in Global History
HIST*3580 [0.50] Women's History in Asia
HIST*3590 [0.50] Ancient & Medieval India
HIST*3830 [0.50] Modern Middle East
HIST*3840 [0.50] Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
HIST*3910 [0.50] Religion in Africa Since 1900
HIST*4100 [1.00] Africa and the Slave Trades
HIST*4120 [1.00] Topics in Global History
HIST*4270 [1.00] Topics in Modern Asia
HIST*4820 [1.00] Images, Conflict and Politics in the Middle East

Notes: Students are encouraged to consult with the department to see if a course not mentioned on the premodern or global lists fulfils that distribution requirement.

Students considering graduate work are advised to take 2.00 - 3.00 additional upper level History credits and should be aware that reading knowledge of a foreign language is a requirement of many History graduate programs.

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