History

History

Department of History

2140 Vari Hall
Tel.: 416-736-5123
Program Description:

The Department of History offers courses covering thousands of years of history in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. At the 1000 level, students are introduced to the discipline of history through courses that emphasize theory, method and historiography, and that concentrate on fundamental reading, writing, research and analytic skills. At the 2000 level, students are introduced to major chronological and geographic fields of history. More specialized courses are offered at the 3000 level, while 4000-level seminars and colloquia enable small groups of Honours students to focus on specific historical topics.
Courses at the 1000 level have either a lecture/tutorial or seminar format. Courses at the 2000 level normally have two lecture hours and one tutorial hour. Courses at the 3000 level are taught as colloquia, lecture/tutorial or lecture courses. 4000-level courses will be offered as two- or three-hour seminars or colloquia. All courses are open to students studying in other units, unless otherwise indicated. Admission to 4000-level courses requires successful prior completion of at least 84 credits including the prerequisite course or courses officially listed for each 4000 level course or is by permission of the instructor or the instructor’s representative. The department urges all students whose concentration is in history to contact the appropriate faculty adviser before choosing courses.
All history courses are numbered and grouped according to field. The thousands digit indicates the level at which the course is offered, the hundreds digit indicates the field (general 000, ancient 100, medieval and early modern Europe 200, modern Europe 300, Great Britain 400, Canada 500, United States 600, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean 700, comparative and interdisciplinary 800), and the remaining two digits indicate the number of the course within the field.
For specific program requirements, please consult the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Programs of Study section.

Degrees Offered

History (BA) Degree Requirements
  • Specialized Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours BA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Double Major BA
  • Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary (Linked) BA
  • Honours Major/Minor BA
  • Honours Minor BA
  • BA: 90 Credits
History (iBA) Degree Requirements
  • Honours iBA: 120 Credits
  • Honours Major/Minor iBA

Course Listing

Courses in History
4000-Level Courses

Notes for Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students:

1: Honours colloquia are relatively small courses (maximum 30 students) that focus on specific historical topics. Admission to 4000-level history colloquia requires successful prior completion of at least 84 credits including the prerequisite course or courses officially listed for each 4000-level colloquium or is by permission of the instructor or the instructor’s representative. Honours history majors and minors who have taken courses that relate to the subject of the colloquia are given preference; other students (including interdisciplinary program majors and minors who have taken courses that relate to the subject of the colloquia) are admitted on a space-available basis.

2: Honours seminars are small courses (maximum 18 students) that focus on specific historical topics and involve the preparation of major research papers. Admission to 4000-level history seminars requires successful prior completion of at least 84 credits including the prerequisite course or courses officially listed for each 4000-level seminar or is by permission of the instructor or the instructor’s representative. Honours history majors and minors who have taken courses that relate to the subject of the seminars are given preference; other students (including interdisciplinary program majors and minors who have taken courses that relate to the subject of the seminars) are admitted on a space-available basis. Admission to 4000-level history seminars requires successful prior completion of at least 84 credits or is by permission of the instructor or the instructor’s representative.

Course Listings Timetables Summer 2017
Course Listings Timetables Fall/Winter 2017-2018