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Undergraduate Program Options

Requirements for students are entering the program in 2019-2020 and onwards

The Department of History offers five level I courses, each of which is designed to introduce the student to the study of History at the university level. Six units of Level I History are required for those who anticipate entering B.A. or Honours programs in History. However, students will be admitted to programs in History if they have completed CLASSICS 1M03, (cross-listed as HISTORY 1M03) as part of the six units required for admission into the programs. Students may take only 12 units of these Level I History courses.

Not every History course listed in the Undergraduate Calendar is offered every year. The History website will post the list of courses that will be offered in the following academic year in March.

Enrolment in any Level IV History seminar will be limited to approximately 15 students. Students must be registered in Level IV of an Honours History program to enrol in any Level IV History seminar.

Students interested in Ancient History are advised to examine the courses in Classics offered by the Department of Classics.

Course List A: Canada

  • History 2SH3 – Canadian Sport History
  • History 2T03 – Survey of Canadian History, Beginnings to 1885
  • History 2TT3 – Survey of Canadian History, 1885 to the Present
  • History 2V03 – Remaking History
  • History 3CG3 – Canadians in a Global Age, 1914 to the Present
  • History 3CW3 – Canada in a World of Empires, 1492-1919
  • History 3HQ3 – History of Quebec
  • History 3N03 – Poverty, Privilege and Protest in Canadian History
  • History 3W03 – Women in Canada and the U.S. to 1920
  • History 3WW3 – Women in Canada and the U.S. from 1920

Course List B: Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Brazil, Eur-Asia

  • History 2A03 – Modern Middle Eastern Societies
  • History 2CS3 – Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • History 2EN3 – Caribbean History
  • History 2G03 – Modern Latin America Since 1820
  • History 2HH3 – Mediterranean Encounters 1500-1800
  • History 2IC3 – Islamic Civilization: The Formative Period, 500-1258
  • History 2J03 – Africa up to 1800
  • History 2JJ3 – African since 1800
  • History 2MC3 – Modern China
  • History 2Q03 – Imperial Russia
  • History 2QQ3 – The Soviet Union
  • History 3EC3 – Chinese Intellectual Traditions
  • History 3GH3 – Interdisciplinary Global History Field Course: Maternal and Infant Health in Moracco
  • History 3KK3 – The Vietnam War
  • History 3RU3 – Early Modern Russia

For students in program prior to 2019-2020, the Department has defined six course lists that define areas of study.  Course Lists 1-4 apply to Level II courses, and Courses Lists 5 and 6 apply to Level III courses.  Students should consult the Program Notes for their specific program to determine the requirements regarding these course lists:

Course List Area of Study
Course List 1 Europe (including Britain)
HISTORY 2CC3, 2DD3, 2DF3, 2EE3, 2F03, 2HH3, 2II3, 2K03. 2KK3, 2LA3, 2LB3, 2LC3, 2LD3, 2LW3, 2MM3, 2NN3, 2Q03, 2QQ3
Course List 2 Asia, Africa, Middle East
HISTORY 2A03, 2BI3, 2HH3, 2IC3, 2J03, 2JJ3, 2MC3
Course List 3 The Americas
HISTORY 2CS3, 2EN3, 2G03, 2NN3, 2R03, 2RR3, 2SH3, 2T03, 2TT3, 2UV3
Course List 4 Global History
HISTORY 2EE3, 2KK3, 2NS3, 2S03, 2U03, 2UU3, 2X03, 2Y03
Course List 5 Advanced Courses in Europe (including Britain and the Americas)
HISTORY 3CG3, 3CH3, 3CW3, 3DF3, 3FF3, 3GH3, 3HO3, 3HH3, 3HQ3, 3I03, 3J03,  3JA3, 3JJ3, 3MB3, 3MB3, 3N03, 3NN3, 3QQ3, 3RC3, 3RU3, 3VV3, 3W03, 3WW3, 3Y03, 3YY3
Course List 6 Advanced Courses in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Global History
HISTORY 3B03, 3BB3, 3CP3, 3DD3, 3ECE, 3ES3, 3IG3, 3KK3, 3L03, 3Q03, 3S03, 3SE3, 3UA3, 3V03, 3XX3, 3Z03, 3ZZ3