History Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ0652

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Completed courses
The following courses are required:

HIS credits to be made up in one of the following ways:

Students in this program have the option to request enrolment in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream. Students can apply for the ASIP stream after Year 1 (Year 2 entry) or after Year 2 (Year 3 entry, starting Fall 2024). Full details about ASIP, including student eligibility, selection and enrolment, are available in the ASIP section of the Arts & Science Academic Calendar. Please note that the majority of students enter ASIP in Fall term of Year 2. Space is more limited for Year 3 entry. Students applying for Year 3 entry must have been admitted to the History Major in the Summer after Year 2.

Note: Some courses may contribute to both the Geographical and Temporal requirements. Some Full (1.0 credit) courses may satisfy a 0.5 credit of the Temporal requirement. Refer to the Department website for a full list of courses that meet these separate requirements.

A total of 7.0 credits, meeting the following requirements:

Only 1.0 credit at the 100-level can be used to fulfill program requirements.

Higher Years: Additional HIS courses to a total of 7.0 credits, meeting the following requirements:

1. Geographic Distribution (200+ level):

a) 2.0 credits Africa/Asia/Middle East with at least a 0.5 credit in 2 of the 3 areas. This requirement cannot be met by more than 1.0 credit from any area.

b) 1.0 credit Canada/US/Latin America/The Caribbean

c) 1.0 credit Europe

2. Temporal Requirement: 1.0 credit in Pre-1800 history course(s) listed below.

Note 1: The HIS courses listed with (.50) indicate that they fulfill half of the Temporal Requirement.

3. At least 2.0 credits at the 300+ level, including one 0.5 credit at the 400-level.

Courses in other departments:

a) Students may take up to 1.0 credit from the Equivalent Courses list below. These courses may not be used to fulfill the 100-level, Geographic, or Temporal requirements.

Geographic Area a): Africa, Asia, Middle East

(Sub-group: Africa)

AFR290H1, AFR370H1, HIS295Y1, HIS297Y1, HIS319H1, HIS322H1, HIS342H1, HIS352H1, HIS383Y1, HIS394H1, HIS450H1, HIS481H1, HIS483H1, HIS486H1

(Sub-group: Asia)

HIS280Y1, HIS282Y1, HIS283Y1, HIS315H1, HIS316H1, HIS326H1, HIS328H1, HIS333H1, HIS346H1, HIS379H1, HIS382H1, JHA384H1, HIS385H1, HIS385Y0, JHA394H1, HIS400H1, HIS467H1, HIS470H1, HIS473H1, HIS480H1, HIS485H1, HIS494H1

(Sub-group: Middle East)

HIS208Y1(.50), HIS304H1, HIS339H1, HIS370H1, JHM307H1, JMH385H1, NMC372H1, NMC386H1

Geographic Area b): Canada/The United States/Latin America/The Caribbean

(Sub-group: Canada)

HIS264H1, HIS265Y1, HIS266H1, HIS267H1, HIS300H1, HIS310H1, HIS311H1, HIS312H1, HIS314H1, HIS318H1, HIS335H1, HIS356H1, HIS358H1, HIS360H1, HIS363H1, HIS365H1, HIS366H1, JIH366H1, HIS369H1, JIH369H1, HIS371H1, HIS402H1, HIS405Y1, HIS410H1, HIS417H1, HIS418H1, HIS419H1, HIS429H1, HIS435H1, JIH460H1, HIS466H1, HIS468H1, HIS469H1, HIS472H1, HIS484H1, HIS492H1

(Sub-group: The United States)

HIS221H1, HIS222H1, HIS271Y1, HIS300H1, HIS310H1, HIS362H1, HIS365H1, HIS366H1, JIH366H1, HIS369H1, JIH369H1, HIS372H1, HIS376H1, HIS377H1, HIS378H1, HIS396H1, HIS401H1, HIS404H1, HIS411H1, JIH460H1, HIS465H1, HIS473H1, HIS479H1, HIS484H1

(Sub-group: Latin America/The Caribbean)

HIS230H1, HIS231H1, HIS291H1, HIS292H1, JHN323H1, HIS359H1, HIS390H1, HIS397H1, HIS474H1

Geographic Area c): Europe

(Sub-group: Britain)

HIS302H1, HIS324H1, HIS332H1, HIS337H1, HIS347H1, HIS349H1, HIS350H1, HIS368H1, HIS422H1, HIS477H1, HIS482H1

(Sub-group: Western Europe)

HIS220Y1, HIS240H1, HIS241H1, HIS242H1, HIS243H1, HIS244H1, HIS245H1, HIS303H1, HIS308H1, HIS309H1, HIS317H1, HIS320H1, HIS321H1, HIS323H1, HIS327H1, HIS329H1, HIS330H1, HIS334H1, HIS336H1, HIS338H1, HIS341Y1, HIS343H1, HIS345H1, HIS350H1, HIS355H1, HIS357Y0, HIS357Y1, HIS361H1, HIS373H1, HIS375H1, HIS386H1, HIS387H1, HIS388H1, HIS403H1, HIS407H1, HIS409H1, HIS411H1, HIS414H1, HIS415Y1, HIS416H1, HIS423H1, HIS424H1, HIS425H1, HIS426H1, HIS427H1, HIS428H1, HIS430H1, HIS432H1, HIS437H1, HIS438H1, HIS440H1, HIS443H1, HIS444H1, HIS445H1, HIS457H1, HIS467H1, HIS480H1, HIS493H1

(Sub-group: Eastern Europe and Russia)

HIS240H1, HIS250Y1, HIS251Y1, JSH300H1, HIS306H1, HIS325H1, HIS331H1, HIS340H1, HIS350H1, HIS351H1, HIS351Y1, HIS353Y1, HIS364H1, HIS367Y0, HIS384H1, HIS386H1, HIS420H1, HIS433H1, HIS434Y1, HIS436H1, HIS439H1, HIS442H1, HIS449Y1, HIS451H1, HIS459H1, HIS460H1, HIS461H1, HIS490H1

Temporal Requirement

HIS100Y1 (.50), HIS101Y1 (.50), HIS102Y1 (.50), HIS103Y1 (.50), HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1 (.50), HIS108Y1 (.50), HIS109Y1 (.50), HIS110Y1 (.50), HIS208Y1 (.50), HIS220Y1, HIS230H1, HIS243H1, HIS244H1, HIS250Y1 (.50), HIS251Y1 (.50), HIS265Y1 (.50), HIS271Y1 (.50), HIS280Y1 (.50), HIS283Y (.50), HIS291H1, HIS293H1, HIS295Y1 (.50), HIS297Y1 (.50), HIS303H1, HIS308H1, HIS309H1, HIS320H1, HIS321H1, HIS323H1, HIS327H1, HIS329H1, HIS332H1, HIS333H1, HIS336H1, HIS337H1, HIS352H1, HIS353Y1 (.50), HIS355H1, HIS357Y1, HIS357Y0, HIS362H1, HIS368H1, HIS373H1, HIS375H1, HIS381H1, HIS382H1, HIS383Y1 (.50), HIS403H1, HIS414H1, HIS422H1, HIS424H1, HIS426H1, HIS427H1, HIS428H1, HIS432H1, HIS434Y1, HIS443H1, HIS446H1, HIS457H1, HIS467H1, HIS492H1, JIH369H1

Equivalent Courses

AFR290H1, AFR370H1, CDN230H1, CDN280H1, CDN340H1, CDN390H1, CLT337H1, CLT377H1, CLT378H1, CLT413H1, CLT416H1, CLT444H1, EAS245H1, EAS246H1, EAS247H1, EAS271H1, EAS285H1, EAS348H1, EAS364H1, EAS372H1, EAS374H1, EAS459Y1, * EAS464H1, EAS473H1, EAS475Y1, EAS484Y1, EUR200Y1, INS200H1, INS201Y1, INS300Y1, INS352H1, JPI201H1, NMC275H1, NMC278H1, NMC355H1, NMC372H1, NMC373H1, NMC376H1, NMC377Y1, NMC378H1, NMC386H1, NMC475H1, NMC477H1, NMC479H1, REN240Y1, REN348Y0, REN441H1, TRN250Y1, WGS481H1

*course(s) no longer offered

Thematic Streams

Although thematic streams are not an official program requirement, you may find it enriching to follow a particular theme across different time periods or geographical divisions.

Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Trans-Nationalism

HIS106Y1, HIS208Y1, HIS280Y1, HIS282Y1, HIS283Y1, HIS291H1, HIS292H1, HIS303H1, HIS312H1, HIS314H1, HIS326H1, HIS353Y1, HIS380H1, HIS416H1, HIS445H1, HIS446H1, HIS467H1, HIS470H1, HIS480H1, NMC278H1, NMC376H1

Indigenous History

HIS101Y1, HIS102Y1, HIS230H1, HIS264H1, HIS291H1, HIS292H1, HIS359H1, HIS419H1, INS200H1, INS201Y1, INS300Y1, INS352H1, JIH366H1, JIH369H1, JIH460H1

International Relations

HIS103Y1, HIS311H1, HIS343H1, HIS344H1, HIS401H1, HIS405Y1, HIS451H1, HIS465H1


HIS220Y1, HIS303H1, HIS320H1, HIS321H1, HIS323H1, HIS403H1, HIS424H1, HIS427H1, HIS428H1, HIS432H1, HIS438H1, NMC376H1

Women and Gender

HIS297Y1, HIS302H1, HIS323H1, HIS348H1, HIS363H1, HIS383Y1, HIS406H1, HIS446H1, HIS465H1, HIS481H1

Students in this program have the option to complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream.

Note 2: HIS262H1, Canada: A Short Story of Here, is designed for non-History students, this introductory survey fulfills the "Society and Its Institutions" breadth requirement. It cannot be counted towards a History program, program requirements or as a pre-requisite for upper-level History courses.