Course Sequence - Honours BA in History

The study of history promotes a better understanding of how societies work, the factors that bring them together and set them apart, and the events that shape their values and identity. It also helps to explain how different political and legal systems came into being and how economic and geographical conditions affect the way in which countries evolve. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in Canadian, American, European and world history and a diverse array of themes, including gender, race, ideology, diplomacy and war.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The History program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Specialization in History C, FI

Minor

  • Minor in History

C Co-operative education program available.
FI French Immersion stream available.

Language of instruction

All programs are offered in English and in French.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

History graduates are highly valued for their research skills. These programs lead to careers such as historian, research consultant, museum curator and teacher. They are also an excellent preparation for graduate studies.

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en)  is a tool that provides information on career opportunities in the field of history.

 

HONOURS BA WITH SPECIALIZATION IN HISTORY - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

Note 

1 This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice
2 12 course credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing

3 course credits from:
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking
PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

3 course credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1
ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
ENG1121 Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts 1
PHI1102 Moral reasoning
PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions
PHI1104 Great Philosophers
PHI1302 Philosophy: Themes and Texts

 

 

 

First module

History 

60 credits

(20courses)

6 course credits from :
HIS1101 The Making of Canada
HIS1110 The Twentieth-Century World to 1945
HIS1111 The Twentieth Century World from 1945
HIS1120 What is Europe? (16th-21st Century)

3 course credits in Methodology from :
HIS2100 The Historian's Craft
HIS2197 Philosophy of History
HIS2390 Theory and Practice of Micro-History
HIS2391 History and Theory

 

 

12 course credits of seminars at the 4000 level

3 optional course credits in history (HIS) at the 2000 or 3000 level in each of the following categories 2: Canadian History (C), History of the United States (A), European History (E), Non-Western History (N)

27 optional course credits in history (HIS) at the 2000, 3000 or 4000 level 2

Second module

Minor 

0 or 30 credits (0 or 10 courses)

Optional minor added after first year.
Students have the option of adding a minor (30 credits) in any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences.
Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program

Electives

18 or 48 credits 

(6 or 16 courses)

In the minor option, students must take 18 elective credits (6 courses).
In all other cases, students must take 48 elective credits (16 courses).

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