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Athabasca University

BA History Concentration

Regulations effective September 1, 2017.

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.

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Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

Program Requirements

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:
    GLST/LBST 335 Global Labour History (3)
    HIST All courses  
    HIST/CLAS/HUMN 309 Ancient Greece (3)
    HIST/CLAS/HUMN 312 Ancient Rome (3)
    HIST/HUMN/RELS 313 Early Christians (3)
    HIST/GLST 367 World War II (3)
    HIST/GLST 382 Contemporary China (3)
    HIST/GLST 384 Europe Since 1945 (3)
    HIST/GLST/WGST 366 Famous Feminists and Their Times: Global History of Feminism (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 315 Popular Music: Blues to Big Bands, 1900-1940 (3)
    HUMN/MUSI 317 Popular Music: From Swing to the Counter-Culture, 1940-1970 (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)


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated May 17 2018 by laurab

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