Program Requirements

History (Arts)

Specialist Program ERSPE065

Limited Enrolment - Students applying to enroll at the end of first year (4.0 credits) must have a CGPA of at least 2.00 and a mark of at least 70% in each of 2.0 HIS credits. Students applying to enroll after second year (8.0 credits) must have a CGPA of at least 2.30 and a mark of at least 70% in each of 2.0 HIS credits.

Note: 100 and 200 entry-level courses provide intensive introductions to the history of areas and periods. These are typically conducted as a combination of lecture and tutorial. 300- and 400-level courses focus on more specialized or thematic topics. 400-level courses are offered as seminars, allowing students opportunities for collaborative discussion, independent research, and oral presentations.

Within an Honours degree, 10.0 HIS credits are required meeting the following requirements:

  1. [First Year] 0.5 credit in HIS101H5. It is recommended that this course be taken in the first year.
  2. [Higher Years] A total of 9.5 credits, of which at least 4.0 credits must be 300-level courses, and at least 1.0 credit must be at the 400 level. As well, the following distribution requirements must be met: 

    At least 0.5 credit in each of three of the four following geographical areas of study:

  • Africa, Latin America, & the Caribbean
  • Asia and the Middle East
  • Canada & U.S.A.
  • Europe 

At least 0.5 credit in each of three of the five following topical areas of study:

  • Ancient History and Culture
  • Medieval History
  • History of Religion
  • Gender History
  • Ideas, Culture and Society

3.0 300-level credits

1.0 400-level credits, 0.5 must be an HIS course

2.5 additional HIS credits at any level

Specialists are permitted to substitute non-HIS courses for up to 2.0 HIS credits. All Classical Civilization and History of Religions courses in the Department of Historical Studies are suitable substitutions. Other substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis after the submission of the relevant syllabus. 

For current lists of courses falling under the various geographical and topical areas of study, see the departmental handbook.


Major Program ERMAJ0652

7.0 HIS credits are required meeting the following requirements:

  1. [First Year] 0.5 credit in HIS101H5. It is recommended that this course be taken in first year.
  2. [Higher Years] At least 0.5 200+ level credit in three of the four following geographical areas of study:
  • Africa, Latin America, & the Caribbean
  • Asia and the Middle East
  • Canada & U.S.A.
  • Europe 

At least 0.5 200+ credit in three of the five following topical areas of study:

  • Ancient History and Culture
  • Medieval History
  • History of Religion
  • Gender History
  • Ideas, Culture and Society

3.0 300 level credits

0.5 400 level credit

Majors are permitted to substitute non-HIS courses for up to 1.0 HIS credits. All Classical Civilization and History of Religions courses in the Department of Historical Studies are suitable substitutions. Other substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis after the submission of the relevant syllabus. 

For current lists of the courses falling under the various geographical and topical areas of study, see the departmental handbook. 


Minor Program ERMIN0652

4.0 HIS credits are required meeting the following requirements:

  1. [First Year] 0.5 credit in HIS101H5. It is recommended that this course be taken in the first year.
  2. [Higher Years] At least 0.5 200/300 level credit in each of two of the four following geographical areas of study:
  • Africa, Latin America, & the Caribbean
  • Asia and the Middle East
  • Canada & the U.S.A.
  • Europe

1.0 credit at the 300 level.

Minors are permitted to substitute non-HIS courses for up to 1.0 HIS credits. All Classical Civilization and History of Religions courses in the Department of Historical Studies are suitable substitutions. Other substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis after the submission of the relevant syllabus.

For current lists of the courses falling under the various geographical and topical areas of study, see the departmental handbook.

 

Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the instructor can be de-registered from courses at any time.