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

Academic Program Advisers, Major Program

Prof. Catherine LeGrand
Office:  Leacock 630
Fall term office hours:  Mondays 3:00 - 5:00 and Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00
catherine [dot] legrand [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)

Prof. Michael Fronda
Office: Leacock 826 
Office hours: Mondays 10:00-noon
michael [dot] fronda [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)    

Prof. Laila Parsons
Office: Ferrier Bldg., Room 484
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30-3:30
laila [dot] parsons [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)

Undergraduate Program Director
Prof. Suzanne Morton
Ferrier Bldg., Room 333D
Office hours: Tuesdays 2:00 to 4:00pm
suzanne [dot] morton [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)


For general enquiries, drop in to Leacock 712 - *NEW* ASC 2 (Arts Service Centre 2).

Also available to meet with students - Sylvia Crawford, Student Affairs Advisor - Leacock bldg, Room 714


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 a 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. 

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 a History Program Adviser before the end of course add/drop in your 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 and will be recommended for graduation for the history component of your degree. 

History Program Advising/Audit Form

[NOTE: ***NEW*** Program requirements in effect beginning Fall 2013 are to be followed by Year 0 and Year 1 students.

***NEW*** History Major Program Audit/Advising Form laila [dot] parsons [at] mcgill [dot] ca ('OLD' )History Major Program Advisng/Audit Formlaila [dot] parsons [at] mcgill [dot] ca ( - Students in Year 2 or Year 3 in Fall 2013 may follow 'old' history major program requirements.)

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For general inquiries, drop in to Leacock 712 - *NEW* ASC 2 (Arts Service Centre 2)

Also available to meet with students - Sylvia Crawford, Student Affairs Advisor - Leacock Bldg., Room 714


Major concentration in History (36 credits)

***NEW Program Requirements***

[NOTE: Students entering a history program in Fall 2013 must follow new program requirements. Students who were registered in a history program in Winter 2013 may continue following "old" program requirements (see below)]

36 credits selected from the areas of History course lists (The Americas, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East, and Global/Thematic) with the following stipulations:

A maximum of 12 credits at the 200 level or lower.

*A maximum of 24 credits from any one area.
6 credits at the 400-level or above.

3 credits in history of the pre-1800 period.
3 credits in history of the post-1800 period.

3 non-HIST credits pertinent to historical studies may be counted towards a Major program in History with the written approval of a program adviser. Faculty regulations stipulate that such courses must not be double-counted between programs.

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

Note: New Program Requirements must be followed by students entering a History program in Fall 2013.


OLD Program Requirements

Complementary Courses: 36 credits*

*within the 36 credits, choose from the following four Areas:
(note: if students choose to concentrate on one area, they may up to a maximum of 24 credits)

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

* Maximum 24 credits taken from one area of concentration - must have 12 credits from any of the three areas outside of your concentration
* a maximum of 12 credits at the 200-level
* 3 credits in history of the pre-1800 period
* 3 credits in history of the post-1800 period

Note: Old Program Requirements are to be followed by Year 2 and Year 3 students, and Year 1 students if they were in a History program before Fall 2013.

Transfer credits: Within the required 36 credits, the program will accept only 12 credits that are non-McGill.

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