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History Concentration :

BA History Concentration

Regulations effective September 1, 2011.

As a graduate of Athabasca University’s History program you 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.

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.

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Requirements in addition to the general program requirements for the 3-year BA with Concentration:

  1. A minimum of 36 credits in concentration courses including a minimum of 24 senior (300 or 400) level credits.
  2. 6 junior (200) level credits in world or European history. For example:
    HIST/HUMN 201 Western Thought and Culture I: Before the Reformation (3)
    HIST/HUMN 202 Western Thought and Culture II: Since the Reformation (3)
  3. 3 junior (200) level credits in Canadian history. For example:
    HIST 225 History of Canada, 1867 to the Present (3)
  4. A minimum of 3 senior (300/400) level credits in North American history.
  5. A minimum of 3 senior-level credits in the history of areas of the world other than North America or Europe.
  6. A minimum of 21 credits in the following designated History concentration elective courses:
    HIST All courses  
    GLST 307 The Pacific Century (3)
    GLST 381 Modern China (3)
    HUMN 201 Western Thought and Culture I: Before the Reformation (3)
    HUMN 202 Western Thought and Culture II: Since the Reformation (3)
    HUMN/MUSI 285 History of Popular Music I: Blues to Big Bands, 1900-1940 (3)
    HUMN/MUSI 286 History of Popular Music II: Be-bop to Beatles, 1940-1970 (3)
    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 368 History of Canada’s First Nations to 1830 (3)
    INST 369 History of Canada’s First Nations from 1830 (3)
    INST 370 The Métis (3)
    LBST 331 Women, Workers, and Farmers: Histories of North American Popular Resistance (3)




Information effective Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012.

Updated April 12, 2012