Undergraduate Programs
History Major

Regulations effective September 1, 2007

Graduates of the BA major in History will have the ability to
situate contemporary events in broader historical contexts
explain changing social attitudes as the product of specific contexts and events
recognize the ways in which knowledge is socially constructed and sanctioned
evaluate information for its relevance and reliability
articulate logical arguments based on relevant information
identify multiple possible explanations for events
interpret historical evidence carefully and assess for possible bias.

In addition to completing this degree through online and distance learning, you can complete the BA in History entirely in a classroom setting at Mount Royal College, or by taking a combination of distance and classroom courses. Refer to Section 9.2 for more information.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Requirements within the 120 credits required for the BA.
42 credits in designated History major courses including 30 senior (300/400) level credits (a minimum of 12, 400-level credits).
6 junior (200) level credits in Canadian history: (HIST 224, HIST 225)
A minimum of 6 junior (200) level credits in European or World history (HIST 201, 202, 209, 210 [in development], 215, 216 [in development]).
A minimum of 6 senior (300/400) level credits in European history (HIST 304, 327, 371, 372, 373, 374, 407, 470, 471, 472, 486, 499, and HUMN 309, 320, 321, and 421.).
A minimum of 6 senior (300/400) level credits in Canadian history.


All courses labeled HIST


GLST/HIST 307 The Pacific Century (3)
GLST/HIST 367 World War II (3)
GLST/HIST 377 Twentieth-Century China (3)
HUMN/HIST 201 Western Culture I: Before the Reformation (3)
HUMN/HIST 202 Western Culture II: Since the Reformation (3)
HUMN/MUSI 285 History of Popular Music I:
Blues to Big Bands, 1900-1940
HUMN 286 History of Popular Music II:
Be-bop to Beatles, 1940-1970
HUMN 309 Ancient Greece (3)
HUMN 320 Rome and Early Christianity I (3)
HUMN 321 Rome and Early Christianity II (3)
HUMN/MUSI 420 Anglo-American Popular Music Traditions (3)
HUMN/MUSI 421 The Folk Music Revival I: Before 1945 (3)
INST/HIST 368 History of Canada's First Nations to 1830 (3)
INST/HIST 369 History of Canada's First Nations from 1830 (3)
LBST 331 Women, Workers, and Farmers: Histories
of North American Popular Resistance

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