History Program Requirements

Students must consult the BA and BACS degree regulations that form minimum requirements for the relevant programs in all subjects. Listed below are special or additional requirements that must also be met by students in History programs.

BA Concentration (30 credits in History)

  • 6 credits in history at the 1000-level.
  • 12 credits in North American history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.
  • 12 credits in European/World history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.

BA or BACS Minor (24 credits in History)

  • 6 credits in history at the 1000-level.
  • 6 credits in North American history (2000- or 3000-level).
  • 6 credits in European/World history (2000- or 3000-level).

BA or BACS Major (48 credits in History)

  • 6 credits in history at the 1000-level.
  • 12 credits in North American history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.
  • 12 credits in European/World history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.

BA or BACS Double Major: (36 credits in History)

  • 6 credits in history at the 1000-level.
  • 12 credits in North American history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.
  • 12 credits in European/World history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.

BA or BACS Area Major (with History)

Please refer to BA or BACS program requirements regarding the development of an Area Major degree. Students interested in using History as one of the subjects in the Area Major should consult with the Department Chair.

BA or BACS Honours (66 credits in History)

Students must consult BA or BACS Honours requirements for entering into and graduating with an Honours degree. The 66 credits in a History Honours program must include:

  • 6 credits in history at the 1000-level.
  • 12 credits in North American history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.
  • 12 credits in European/World history – with at least 6 credits at the 3000-level.
  • History 3100 (Historiography) OR History 3102 (Historical Archaeology) OR History 3112 (Public History).

Students in their graduating year must consult with the Chair about their Honours thesis as early as possible, and no later than the second week of September.

In addition, students must complete six credits in one of the following:

  • a language other than English OR
  • any six-credit course in quantitative research methods OR
  • any third- or fourth-year level course in another department in the School of Arts & Social Sciences or Department of Indigenous Studies, approved by the Chair of the Department of History & Culture.

The following table defines which courses count as “North American” and which count as “European/World.”

European/World

North American

Either

HIST 2100

The Medieval Experience

HIST 2101

Canada: Conquest to Confederation

HIST 2XXX

A History of Money

HIST 2101

Celtic History

HIST 2103

Canada 1867 to the Present

HIST 3100

Historiography

HIST 2106

The Reformations

HIST 2104

Atlantic Canada before Confederation

HIST 3102

Field School in Historical Archaeology

HIST 2107

Europe in the Seventeenth Century

HIST 2105

Atlantic Canada 1867-1990

HIST 3112

Public History and Museology

HIST 2108

History of Christianity I

HIST 2110

Mi`kmaq History

HIST 3130

The Viking World

HIST 2109

History of Christianity II

HIST 2111

Vernacular Architecture

HIST 3132

The Atlantic World During the Age of Sail

HIST 2112

Survey of British History

HIST 3104

Social History of Modern Canada I

Europe in Renaissance & Reformation HIST 3103

Social History of Modern Canada II

HIST 2120

Reformers, Revolutionaries and Tyrants

HIST 3110

Aboriginal & Treaty Rights in the Canadian Constitution

HIST 3101

Modern Ireland, 1603-1848

HIST 3113

Cape Breton History, 1820-1910

HIST 3103

Modern Ireland, 1848-2000

HIST 3114

Cape Breton History, 1910-2000

HIST 3107

Tudor England

HIST 3120

Race Relations in North America

HIST 3108

Stuart England

HIST 3140

The Peopling of Canada and North America

HIST 3109

Scotland 1500-1603

HIST 3150

Social History of Louisbourg

HIST 3111

Scotland 1603-1707

HIST 3122

Modern Scottish Highlands

HIST 3142

Modern Britain

HIST 3201

Religious Persecution to Religious Liberty I (to 1600)

HIST 3203

Religious Persecution to Religious Liberty II (from 1600)

David Mullan
Professor, History and Religious Studies

Office: CE252

Phone: 902.563.1299

Scott Moir
Associate Professor, History

Office: CC217

Phone: 902.563.1673

Andrew Parnaby
Associate Professor, History / Dept. Chair, Cultural & Creative Studies (Faculty Affairs)

Office: CE256

Phone: 902.563.1286

Don Nerbas
Assistant Professor, History

Office: CE247

Phone: 563-1894

Brian Tennyson
Professor Emeritus

Phone: 902-543-7909

Graham Reynolds
Professor Emeritus

Office: CE-250

Phone: 902.563.1145