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Honours Program / History Program Advisers

Students should complete a "History Honours Program Advising/Audit Form" before meeting with a Program Adviser (links to forms below)

Prof. Faith Wallis
Honoours Program Adviser
Office:  Leacock 822
Office hours:Wednesdays 10:00 - noon, or by appointment
faith [dot] wallis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)


Prof. James Krapfl
Honours Program Adviser
Office:  Lea 631
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30
james [dot] krapfl [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Prof. Nancy Partner
Honours Program Adviser
Office: Lea 635
Office hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00
nancy [dot] partner [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)


For general enquiries, meena [dot] mohan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail) or drop in to see Meena Mohan, Undergraduate Student Affairs Coordinator in Leacock 608.

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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.  Students should fill in a "History Program Advising/Audit" form for two purposes:

1.  Program Advising - if you plan to meet with an Honours Program Adviser, print and fill in an Advising/Audit form (link below) with courses you've taken to date and bring the form with you when you meet with the adviser.  Forms may be filed with Meena Mohan, Undergraduate Student Affairs Coordinator, in Leacock 608.  Filed forms can then be picked up for future advising meetings and for graduation recommendation (see #2).  NOTE: students who currently have a file with Sylvia in Leacock 637 (containing their advising/audit form) should pick this up before an advisng meeting.

2.  Graduation Recommendation - if you would like confirmation in your second-to-last or last term that you are on track for graduation, please complete the form and meet with an Honours Program Adviser before the end of course add/drop (or sooner if you won't be changing your course choices) to obtain your program adviser's signature indicating that you are on track and will be recommended for graduation for the history component of your degree.  You should then bring the completed and signed form to Meena Mohan, Undergraduate Student Affairs Coordinator, in Leacock 608.

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HONOURS IN HISTORY (60 credits)

***NEW*** Program Requirements

Required course: HIST 399 History and Historical Methods (3 credits)

Complementary Courses: 57 credits
· a minimum of 12 credits of Honours seminars
· a maximum of 15 credits at the 200-level or lower
· a maximum of 42 credits in any one of the following areas:

AREAS

o The Americas
o Europe
o Africa/Asia/Middle East
o Global/thematic

 Honours Seminars

Honours seminars (these are listed with their thematic area).   Each Honours seminar comprises a 6-credit course with a D1/D2 course number or two 3-credit courses to be taken consecutively. The second term component includes the completion of a major research paper based substantially on primary-source research. (The first term of two 3-credit courses may be taken alone in exceptional circumstances, but in that case will be counted towards the complementary course component of the program only and will not be counted as an Honours seminar.)

Language training
Students in an Honours program may, under exceptional circumstances and with the written approval of a program adviser, count up to 6 credits of language training toward their Honours program in History if this training is pertinent to the student's academic program and is required to acquire knowledge of a language directly related to the student's area of specialization.

Cognate courses
Up to 6 non-HIST credits pertinent to historical studies may be counted toward an honours program in History with the written approval of a program adviser. Faculty regulations stipulate that any such courses must not be double-counted between programs.

Program gpa and Faculty of Arts cgpa requirement for Honours Programs (and grade requirement for history courses)
Students must maintain a 3.30 grade point average in their program courses and must have no less than a "B" in any program course. In addition, and in accordance with Faulty of Arts rules, students must maintain an overall CGPA of 3.00.

In all cases, students should see an adviser to plan a program that suits their needs. Please consult the Department website for the most up-to-date list of course offerings for the current academic year.

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***NEW*** Honours History Program Advising/Audit form  -  Students entering a history program in Fall 2013 must follow *new* History Honours program requirements. 

Note: ***New*** Program Requirements in effect beginning Fall 2013 are to be followed by Year 0 students and Year 1 students.

OLD Program Requirements

Required course: HIST 399 History and Historical Methods (3 credits)

Complementary Courses: 57 credits
· a minimum of 12 credits of Honours seminars
· a maximum of 15 credits at the 200-level or lower
· a maximum of 42 credits in any one of the following areas:

AREAS - [refer to our lists of courses that fall under each area]

o The Americas
o Europe
o Asia/Africa/Middle East
o Global/thematic

'OLD' Honours History Program Advising/Audit form  - Students registered in a history program prior to Fall 2013 may continue to follow the 'old' program requirements. 


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Students must maintain a 3.30 grade point average in their program courses and must have no less than a “B” in any program course. In addition, and in accordance with Faculty of Arts rules, students must maintain an overall CGPA of 3.00.

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[IMPORTANT NOTE: Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits may not be included in the overall credit requirement for the honours program but may be considered as having met prerequisites for an upper-level course - please discuss with the instructor of an upper-level course requiring the prerequisite or your Academic Program Adviser]

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Honours seminars (full-year) - designated courses that fulfill program requirements of
"a minimum of 12 credits of Honours seminars".

HIST 454/455 Seminar/Research: Early Modern Medicine
HIST 458/459 Seminar/Research: Modern Medicine
HIST 461D1/D2 Topics in Modern U.S. History
HIST 462D1/D2 Topics: Canadian Conservatism
HIST 463D1/D2 Topics: History of Women in Canada
HIST 464D1/D2 Topics: Latin American
HIST 465D1/D2 Seminar: Italian Renaissance
HIST 466/496 Seminar/Research: Medieval Medicine
HIST 468D1/D2 Topics: 19th Century U.S. History
HIST 469D1/D2 Topics in Canadian Religious History
HIST 471D1/D2 Canadian Immigration History
HIST 476D1/D2 Topics in Russian History
HIST 477D1/D2 Seminar in Jewish History
HIST 482D1/D2 Seminar: Antiquity to Reformation
HIST 483D1/D2 History of Montreal
HIST 485D1/D2 Seminar in Japanese History
HIST 486D1/D2 Topics: African Social History
HIST 489D1/D2 Topics:Germany
HIST 490D1/D2 Honours Tutorial 1
HIST 493D1/D2 Topics: Canadian Social History
HIST 497D1/D2 Topics in Chinese History
HIST 498D1/D2 Seminar in Eastern Europe
HIST 550/551 Seminar/Research: Ancient History
HIST 552/553 Seminar/Research: International Relations
HIST 556 Colonial America: Seminar 1
HIST 557 Colonial America: Seminar 2
HIST 560/561 Seminar/Research: World History
HIST 565 Modern Britain: Seminar 1
HIST 566 Modern Britain: Seminar 2
HIST 580D1/D2 European&Nat-Amer Encounters
HIST 582D1/D2 Seminar: Antiquity to Reformation
HIST 591D1/D2 Modern Middle East History
HIST 593D1/D2 Seminar: French Atlantic Worlds
HIST 594D1/D2 Seminar: Early Modern Britain
HIST 595D1/D2 Seminar: Early Modern Western Europe
HIST 597D1/D2 Topics: Historical Interpretation