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

Todd Webb, Chair

Telephone: (705) 675-1151 ext. 6722

Email: twebb@laurentian.ca

How to Apply
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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.

  • The department also offers a Master of Arts degree.

Ontario High School Applicants

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

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

   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

   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 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 (excluding HIST 4055E)

   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.

 

Year:

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-2136EL - History of French Canada 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-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 Method 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-3276EL - History of Northern Ontario
HIST-3296EL - Canadian Environmental History HIST-3316EL - History of Canadian-American Relations HIST-3396EL - Special Topics in 20th Century U.S. 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-3866EL - Popular Culture of the 20th Century HIST-3905EL - History of Science and Technology HIST-3916EL - Propaganda, Politics and Film HIST-3917EL - Fascism on Film 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

Chargés de cours

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

Department of History
Joel Belliveau

Joel Belliveau

Department of History
Arnaud Bessière

Arnaud Bessière

Department of History
Daniel Byers

Daniel Byers

Department of History
Pierre Cameron

Pierre Cameron

Department of History
Patrick Cavaliere

Patrick Cavaliere

Department of History
Mark Kuhlberg

Mark Kuhlberg

Department of History
David Leeson

David Leeson

Department of History
Janice Liedl

Janice Liedl

Department of History
Sara MacDonald

Sara MacDonald

Faculty of Arts
Serge Miville

Serge Miville

Department of History
Richard Webb

Richard Webb

Department of History