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History

Interpret historical data and study how the past can affect the present.

Students can complete their studies online in the following: Concentration, and Minor.

Courses on a wide variety of topics and themes, including women’s history, the history of education, intellectual history, the history of social movements, environmental history, the history of Northern Ontario, and medieval history.

Students in the fourth year of their program may undertake a major research project (HIST 4055) under a professor’s personal supervision; this may involve travel to archives in other cities to consult primary sources.

Academic Advisor

Janice Liedl

Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext 4200

Email: jliedl@laurentian.ca

Office: Secretary - Rose-May Démoré

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Delivery Method: On campus/Online
Program Language: English

  • Prizes are awarded for academic excellence, including the Prix Gaétan-Gervais (for the best essay in a French-language HIST course).

  • Bursaries are available for History students who are residents of Ontario, including the Père Lorenzo Cadieux Memorial Bursary.

Ontario High School Applicants

Program Prerequisites:

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 5 other grade 12 U/M courses
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

1. Know what type of OUAC application you will need to complete

The Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC) processes applications for admission to Laurentian University.

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If you are currently attending an Ontario high school, you will be required to use the 101 Application.

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Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 Application.

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Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 application. You can learn more here 105 Application Guide. Follow this link to the 105 Portal and create a new account.

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For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History

Total 120 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Specialization in History

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Although the requirements have been slotted in first year in the description below, students may fulfill them at any time during their studies.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

First Year

6 credits from the following:

     HIST 1106E     Introduction to the 20th Century
     HIST 1107E     Contemporary Issues in Historical perspective
     HIST 1206E     Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution
     HIST 1207E     Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present
     HIST 1406E     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
     HIST 1407E     Canadian History: Post-Confederation
6 elective credits of linguistic awareness (see regulations)
6 elective credits in the Sciences
6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)
6 elective credits

Upper Years

HIST 2026E     Historical Methods (minimum grade of C required)

3 credits from the following:  (minimum grade of C required)

     HIST 3006E     Approaches to Canadian History

     HIST 3007E     Approaches to European History

     HIST 3096E     History and Historians: Ideas and Method

9 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level from Group A (European)

9 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level from Group B (North American)   

18 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level

6 HIST credits at the 4000 level

6 credits of Arts at the 4000 level

36 elective credits

Note: 

  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.
  • Student may not exceed 78 credits of HIST courses

 

Major in History   (ALSO OFFERED ONLINE)

6 HIST credits at the 1000 level

6 credits from the following:  (minimum grade of C required)

     HIST 2026E     Historical Methods

     HIST 3006E     Approaches to Canadian History

     HIST 3007E     Approaches to European History

     HIST 3096E     History and Historians: Ideas and Method

6 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level from Group A (European)

6 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level from Group B (North American)  

12 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level

6 HIST credits at the 4000 level

78 elective credits#

 

Note:

  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.
  • Student may not exceed 78 credits of HIST courses
  • Students must include 6 credits in linguistic awareness, 6 credits of Indigenous content, and 6 credits in the Sciences if not part of the other minor or second major. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.
  • Students must complete the minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits

 

Bachelor of Arts (General) in History

Total 90 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Concentration in History  (ALSO OFFERED ONLINE)

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Although the requirements have been slotted in first year in the description below, students may fulfill them at any time during their studies.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

First Year

6 credits from the following:

     HIST 1106E     Introduction to the 20th Century
     HIST 1107E     Contemporary Issues in Historical perspective
     HIST 1206E     Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution
     HIST 1207E     Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present
     HIST 1406E     Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
     HIST 1407E     Canadian History: Post-Confederation
6 elective credits of linguistic awareness (see regulations)
6 elective credits in the Sciences
6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)
6 elective credits

 

Upper Years

HIST 2026E          Historical Methods (minimum grade of C required)

3 credits from the following:  (minimum grade of C required)

     HIST 3006E     Approaches to Canadian History

     HIST 3007E     Approaches to European History

     HIST 3096E     History and Historians: Ideas and Method

6 HIST credits at the 2000 level*

6 HIST credits at the 3000 level*

12 additional HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level*

30 elective credits

 

* Students must take at least 6 credits from European History and 6 credits from North American History in their degree program.

 

Note:  

  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.
  • Student may not exceed 48 credits of HIST courses

 

Minor in History  (ALSO OFFERED ONLINE)

   6 credits from the following:

                HIST 1106E          Introduction to the 20th Century

                HIST 1107E          Contemporary Issues in Historical perspective

                HIST 1206E          Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution

                HIST 1207E          Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present

                HIST 1406E          Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

                HIST 1407E          Canadian History: Post-Confederation

   18 HIST credits at the 2000 or 3000 level*

 

* Students must take at least 6 credits from European History and 6 credits from North American History in their degree program.

 

History Electives

The following list identifies courses as belonging to the North American stream or European stream.

 

HIST-1106EL - Introduction to the 20th Century HIST-1107EL - Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective HIST-1206EL - Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution HIST-1207EL - Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present HIST-1406EL - Canadian History: Pre-Confederation HIST-1407EL - Canadian History: Post-Confederation HIST-2026EL - Historical Methods HIST-2056EL - History of Ancient Civilizations HIST-2337EL - History of the United States From the Civil War HIST-2406EL - Early Modern British History HIST-2426EL - Modern British History, 1700-1850 HIST-2427EL - Modern British History from 1850 to the Present HIST-2507EL - France, From the French Revolution to The Present HIST-2546EL - Early Medieval Europe HIST-2547EL - Later Medieval Europe HIST-2556EL - Europe in the Early Industrial Era HIST-2557EL - Europe in the Late Industrial Era HIST-2566EL - 20th Century Europe to World War II HIST-2567EL - European History Since World War II HIST-2166EL - The Entrepreneur and Canadian Business History HIST-2176EL - Canadian Military Histor HIST-2336EL - History of the United States to the Civil War HIST-2616EL - The First Nations of Canada in Historical Perspective HIST-2656EL - History of Ontario HIST-2666EL - The Canadian West HIST-2906EL - A History of World's Forests HIST-3006EL - Approaches to Canadian History HIST-3036EL - The City in History HIST-3066EL - Cities in Canada: an Historical Perspective HIST-3096EL - History and Historians: Ideas and Methods HIST-3106EL - History of the Canadian Family HIST-3156EL - History of Education in Canada HIST-3166EL - History of Women in Canada HIST-3167EL - Contemporary Women's History HIST-3176EL - Canada in World Affairs HIST-3196EL - Canada in the 20th Century: Selected Problems HIST-3226EL - Tycoons: the Making of North American Capitalism HIST-3256EL - History of Ontario: Selected Topics HIST-3276EL - History of Northern Ontario HIST-3296EL - Canadian Environmental History HIST-3446EL - War and Society in 20th Century Britain HIST-3606EL - The Reformation and Counter-Reformation HIST-3616EL - History of Women and the Family in the Pre-Industrial Era HIST-3617EL - History of Women and the Women's Movement in the Modern Era HIST-3826EL - Western Intellectual History, 1450-1850 HIST-3905EL - History of Science and Technology HIST-3916EL - Propaganda, Politics and Film
HIST-3917EL - Fascism on Film HIST-3007EL - Approaches to European History HIST-3027EL - Canadian Defence Policy and Civil- Military Relations: A Historical Perspectives HIST-3087EL - Perspectives-Indigenous Issues HIST-3336EL - U.S.A. in the World HIST-3376EL - The Americas in the Colonial Era HIST-3406EL - The Occult in Western History HIST-3426EL - Britain Since 1945 HIST-3436EL - History of Religion in North America HIST-3456EL - The Irish Question, 1798-1998 HIST-3476EL - Crime and Punishment in England, 1500-1900 HIST-3526EL - The United States in the Twentieth Century World HIST-3586EL - The Pacific in the Age of Empire HIST-3707EL - Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia HIST-3806EL - History of Revolutions HIST-3807EL - Revolutions in the 20th Century HIST-3827EL - Intellectual History of the Modern World Since 1850 HIST-3846EL - Early Modern War HIST-3847EL - Modern War HIST-3946EL - A History of North America's Forests HIST-3966EL - Selected Topics in History HIST-4016EL - Special Topics HIST-4017EL - Directed Readings HIST-4055EL - Honours Thesis HIST-4125EL - Canada and War, 1914-1945 HIST-4186EL - Canada in the 20th Century to World War II HIST-4187EL - Modern Canada Since World War II HIST-4215EL - History of Gender Relations in Modern Canada HIST-4225EL - Canadian Social History: Selected Themes HIST-4286EL - Northern Ontario to World War I HIST-4287EL - Northern Ontario: World War I to the Present HIST-4466EL - Tudor Britain HIST-4467EL - Stuart Britain HIST-4516EL - Early Medieval Chronicles HIST-4517EL - Later Medieval Chronicles HIST-4526EL - The Pre-Industrial Life-Cycle HIST-4606EL - French Revolution: Origins to the Thermidor HIST-4727EL - Philosophical Enlightenment HIST-4765EL - Totalitarianism in 20th Century Europe: Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin HIST-4775EL - 20th Century Crises in Historical Perspective HIST-4835EL - Historical Controversy and Pseudohistory HIST-4166EL - Canada in the 19th Century HIST-4496EL - Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century HIST-4497EL - Modern Britain HIST-4726EL - The Scientific Enlightenment HIST-4906EL - A History of Canada's Forests HIST-4916EL - A History of Ontario's Forests

List of Faculty Members

Sessionals

  • Commito, Micheal
  • Dupuis, Serge
  • Hall, Kristin
  • Humfrey, Paula
  • Laverdure, Paul
  • Lord, Kathleen
  • Morse, Luke
  • Newbigging, William
  • Ribordy, Geneviève
  • Rudachuk, Bradley
  • Shaule, Daniel
  • St. Pierre, Stéphanie
  • Stos, William
  • Travers, Daniel
  • Walker, Katherine Anne
  • White, Daryl
  • Woods, Marty

 

Linda Ambrose

Linda Ambrose

School of Liberal Arts
Daniel Byers

Daniel Byers

School of Liberal Arts
Patrick Cavaliere

Patrick Cavaliere

School of Liberal Arts
Mark Kuhlberg

Mark Kuhlberg

Department of History | School of Liberal Arts
David Leeson

David Leeson

School of Liberal Arts
Janice Liedl

Janice Liedl

School of Liberal Arts
Sara. Z. MacDonald

Sara. Z. MacDonald

School of Liberal Arts
Todd Webb

Todd Webb

Department of History | School of Liberal Arts