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***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

*NEW* History Program Requirements in effect for students in Year 0 and Year 1 as of Fall 2013.  Students in Year 2 and Year 3 may continue to follow 'old' history program requirements.  


The Department offers three kinds of undergraduate programs: Honours, Major concentration and Minor Concentration.

In each program, a specified number of credits may be selected from one of the following FOUR areas:

[1] The Americas  [A]
[2] Europe  [E]
[3] Asia/ Africa/ Middle East  [AAME]
[4] Global/ thematic  [G/T]

Each student's program is worked out with a History Program Adviser to suit the student's specific needs within the general framework of the program.  Advising meetings are on a drop-in basis or by appointment.  For advising office hours, check under the program that pertains to you in the "Programs / Advising" drop down menu in the left-hand side column.

Students should complete a "History Program Advising/Audit" form for two purposes:  (forms can be found under the individual program pages).

1.  Program Advising - if you would like to meet with a History Program Adviser for advising, please fill in the advising/audit form for the program you are following with courses you've taken to date and bring the form with you when you meet with a History Program Adviser, and/or check if you have a file in the department.  

     The advising/audit form should be submitted to our Undergraduate Coordinator, Meena Mohan, in the main office Leacock 608, after meeting with a History Program Adviser      

     Filed forms can then be picked up for future advising meetings with your History Program Adviser and for graduation recommendation (see #2 below).  If you prefer to keep your advising/audit form to continue
     to update it and submit it closer to graduation recommendation, this can also be done.  NOTE: students who currently have a file (with their advising/audit form) in the department should pick up their file before
     meeting with a History Program Adviser.

2.  Graduation Recommendation - if you would like confirmation that you are on track to graduate, please bring your advising/audit form up-to-date or pick up your file to meet with a History Program Adviser before the end of course add/drop in your second to last term (or sooner if you won't be changing your course choices) to obtain your Program Adviser's signature indicating that you are on track to be recommended for graduation for the history component of your degree (pending final grades).  History program students should then drop the completed and signed form off with Meena Mohan in Leacock 608.


NOTE: History Department Policy on AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate) courses: Students MAY NOT count AP or IB credits toward History Program credits. AP or IB credits may be considered as prerequisites of upper level courses but we suggest students discuss whether they have obtained the neccessary background from their AP or IB courses with the Professor of an upper-level course.