May 16, 2021  
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA


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The History major in the Bachelor of Arts four-year program is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in Canadian, European, and American History. Students will also have the opportunity to study a variety of other topics such as Film and History, Latin American History, and Public History. In addition, students will also develop an understanding of the methods of historical research and analysis, and historical reasoning that distinguish History as a branch of knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Beyond the intrinsic value of historical study, a BA in History prepares students for graduate studies in History and/or careers in areas such as teaching, law, archival studies, international affairs, journalism, and public administration.

Mount Royal’s BA in History aims to provide students with the following competencies:

  1. foundational knowledge in Canadian, European and/or American History and introduction to a variety of other topics such as Film and History, Latin American History, and Public History;
  2. the ability to locate, read and understand primary and secondary historical sources;
  3. an understanding of historical reasoning and analysis;
  4. a critical understanding of the nature and diversity of past political, economic, social and cultural institutions;
  5. an awareness of the importance of historical context and its relevance to understanding the contemporary world;
  6. the ability to formulate and present, both orally and in writing, cogent interpretations of the past.

Specific Graduation Requirements - Major in History


Students must meet the general graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a Major, as indicated in the General Graduation Requirements - Bachelor of Arts with a Major section of this calendar. In addition, History

Major students must meet the following graduation requirements.

  1. Students must take at least four introductory (1000-level) HIST courses, including one 1000-level course each in Canadian, American and European History. Students who declare a major in History from Fall of 2011 onwards, must take HIST 1100 - Introduction to History  and at least three other introductory (1000-level) HIST courses, including one 1000-level course each in Canadian, American and European History.
  2. Students must take at least 12 HIST courses at the 2000 level or higher. In satisfying this requirement, students must also satisfy the following requirements:
    1. HIST 2202 - The Historian’s Craft  
    2. Minimum of four HIST courses at the 4000 level.
  3. Students must take a minimum of 16 HIST courses (not including courses taken in the fulfillment of the General Education requirements).
  4. Students may take a maximum of 24 HIST courses (including electives, courses taken in the fulfillment of the General Education requirements, and non-HIST courses* specified as satisfying the requirements of the History program).

Note


* The following courses can be used to satisfy HIST course requirements: CNST 1131 , CNST 2233 , HUMN 2219 , and HUMN 2221 .

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