The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga is transdisciplinary in its approach to learning and research. Established by the merging of Classics, Religion, and History in January 2005, this department provides students with a globally-framed historical education that encompasses programs in Classical Civilization, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, History and Political Science, History of Religions, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Students completing these programs will attain a deep and critical historical comprehension of the interplay of classical civilization, world religions, and historical societies.
We encourage our undergraduates to challenge themselves by investigating a variety of chronological and topographical areas of study. Given the broad range of courses available, the department offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in the political structure of Classical Greek government or exploring Islamic aesthetic traditions, there are courses available to broaden your knowledge base. Our department provides a diverse and global curriculum, with faculty offering a range of specialized expertise on a wide variety of subjects. The department encourages students to choose new and exciting academic experiences from the approximately 165 historical studies courses offered.
We concentrate on providing students with critical thinking and communication skills required to excel in a number of professions. The transferable skills gained through the historical studies program will benefit students who chose to enter the workforce after completing their degree at the University of Toronto.
The Department of Historical Studies is dedicated to the success of both junior and senior undergraduates, as well as creating opportunities for students interested in pursuing graduate studies at the University of Toronto. We hope that you will become part of our growing historical studies family!