Program Information

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Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements, including at least 0.5 course in History with a minimum mark of 60%.


4.0 courses required for the minor:

2.0 required courses:

  • History 2811F/G: Historians, Communities and the Past (Huron)
  • History 3813E: Public History (Western)
  • History 3809F/G: History, Ethics and Public Policy (King's)

2.0 courses chosen from:

  • History 2189A/B: History at the Movies (Western)
  • History 2816A/B: Introduction to Digital History (Western) or Digital Humanities 2130A/B: Introduction to Digital History (Western)
  • History 2800F/G: The Practice and Profession of History (King’s)
  • History 2886F/G: Fakes, Frauds and Fairs: The History of Museums (Western)
  • History 3801E: The Historian’s Craft (Huron and King's)
  • History 3901F/G: Workplace Learning (King's)
  • History 4213F/G: Life, Love and Death in Early Canada (Western)
  • History 4810F/G: Engaging with the Past: Practicing Active History (Huron)

The following courses are all offered on Western Main Campus:

  • Anthropology 3312F/G: Historical Archaeology – Interpreting the Recent Past
  • Anthropology 3324A/B: Archaeological Field School – Site Management
  • Classical Studies 3010F/G: Study Tour to Greece: Ancient Greek History, Archaeology & Culture
  • Classical Studies 3050F/G: Study Tour to Italy: Roman History, Archaeology & Culture
  • Classical Studies 4580F/G: Vindolanda Field School
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 2610F/G: The Greatest Shows on Earth
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 2620F/G: Introduction to Gallery, Museum & Curatorial Studies
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 3610F/G: Controversies and Contestations: Museums
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 3620A/B/Y: Introduction to Exhibition Design & Museum Management
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 4681E: Museum and Curatorial Practicum
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 4684A/B/Y: Practicum Internship in the Visual Arts
  • Museum & Curatorial Studies 4685E: Internship in the Visual Arts

NOTE: Students may complete an Honors Specialization, or Major, in History, and also complete a Minor in Public History. No double counting is allowed; that is, courses taken to fulfill the requirements of this module cannot fulfill the requirements of any other modules at the university.

Also take note that some courses have prerequisites and limited space, and thus require special application or have preference for their own departmental students. Please check with each department to ensure you have all needed prerequisites and permissions.


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