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History and Classical Studies – History (HIST)

History and Classical Studies – History (HIST)

Location

Location

  • General Office, Room 608
  • Stephen Leacock Building, 6th Floor
  • 855 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7
  • Telephone: 514-398-3975
  • Fax: 514-398-8365
  • Email: undergrad [dot] history [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/history

About History

About History

In today’s world, people who can research thoroughly, write effectively, speak eloquently, and think clearly are in great demand. Recent graduates of our programs are currently pursuing careers in a variety of professions, including law, business, journalism, academia, finance, government, the arts, science, education, and medicine. All have benefited as professionals, individuals, and citizens from their study of history. The study of history develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking and provides a context for understanding the present world. History requires and develops flexible thinking as it normally employs inductive reasoning. Historians usually begin with a specific temporally and spatially defined issue and try to determine a pattern or cause for change over time. They move from the particular to the general and, as historians usually begin with an open-ended question, they often find themselves drawing on other disciplines to understand the problem.

Programs in History

Programs in History

The Department offers three kinds of undergraduate programs: Honours, Major concentration, and Minor concentration. Courses in History fall into one of the following FOUR areas: The Americas; Europe; Asia/Africa/Middle East; Global/Thematic. In each program, a specified number of credits may be selected from any single area. Each student’s program is worked out with an academic program adviser to suit the student’s specific needs within the general framework of the program.

Courses within each area are listed on the History Department’s website. Please refer to our website for a listing of courses being offered in 2012–2013 in each area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits may not be included in the overall credit requirement for history programs but may be considered as having met prerequisites for an upper-level course—please discuss with the professor of an upper-level course requiring the prerequisite or your academic program adviser.

Candidates entering the University as U0 or U1 students may, during their first year, take all courses at the 200 level as well as courses at the 300 level for which they have prerequisites. First-Year Seminars are also available in History; see First-Year Seminar Courses.

History and Classical Studies – History (HIST) Faculty

History and Classical Studies – History (HIST) Faculty

Chair
TBA
Undergraduate Program Director
Catherine Desbarats
Emeritus Professors
Myron Echenberg; M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Wisc.)
Andrée Lévesque; B.A.(Laval), M.A., Ph.D.(Duke)
Michael P. Maxwell; B.A.(Sir G. Wms.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Carman I. Miller; B.A., B.Ed.(Acad.), M.A.(Dal.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
Desmond Morton; B.A.(RMC), B.A., M.A.(Oxf.), Ph.D.(Lond.) (Hiram Mills Emeritus Professor of History)
Albert Schachter; B.A.(McG.), D.Phil.(Oxf.) (Hiram Mills Emeritus Professor of Classics)
George Michael Woloch; B.A.(Yale), M.A.(Oxf.), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.) (John MacNaughton Emeritus Professor of Classics)
Brian J. Young; B.A.(Tor.), M.A., Ph.D.(Qu.) (James McGill Emeritus Professor of History)
Professors
Hans Beck; Ph.D.(Erlangen) (John MacNaughton Professor of Classics)
Valentin J. Boss; B.A.(Cant.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Gwyn Campbell; B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Wales) (Canada Research Chair)
Allan Greer; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A.(Car.), Ph.D.(York)
John W. Hellman; B.A.(Marquette), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Peter Hoffmann; Ph.D.(Munich), F.R.S.C. (William Kingsford Professor of History)
Gershon D. Hundert; B.A., M.A.(Ohio St.), Ph.D.(Col.) (Leanor Segal Professor of Jewish Studies) (joint appt. with Jewish Studies)
Suzanne Morton; B.A.(Trent), M.A., Ph.D.(Dal.)
Nancy F. Partner; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.)
Andrea Tone; B.A.(Qu.), M.A., Ph.D.(Emory) (joint appt. with Social Studies of Medicine)
Gil E. Troy; A.B., A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)
David J. Wright; B.A., M.A.(McG.), D.Phil.(Oxf.) (joint appt. with Health and Social Policy)
Robin D.S. Yates; B.A., M.A.(Oxf.), M.A.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (James McGill Professor) (joint appt. with East Asian Studies)
John Zucchi; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Associate Professors
Malek Abisaab; B.A.(Beirut), M.A.(CUNY), Ph.D.(SUNY) (joint appt. with Islamic Studies)
Paula Clarke; B.A.(Oxf. and Nfld.), M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
Brian Cowan; B.A.(Reed), M.A., Ph.D.(Princ.) (Canada Research Chair)
Catherine Desbarats; B.A.(Qu.), D.Phil.(Oxf.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Nicholas Dew; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Oxf.)
Elizabeth Elbourne; B.A, M.A.(Tor.), D.Phil.(Oxf.)
Michael Fronda; B.A.(C’nell), M.A., Ph.D.(Ohio St.)
Elsbeth Heaman; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (Canada Research Chair)
Catherine C. LeGrand; B.A.(Reed), M.A., Ph.D.(Stan.)
Brian Lewis; B.A., M.A.(Oxf.), A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Lorenz Lüthi; Lic.Phil.I(Zürich), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale)
Leonard Moore; A.B., M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.)
Jason Opal; B.A.(C'nell), M.A., Ph.D.(Brandeis)
Laila Parsons; B.A.(Exe.), D.Phil.(Oxf.) (joint appt. with Institute of Islamic Studies)
Jarrett Rudy; B.A., M.A.(Ott), Ph.D.(McG.)
Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert; BAC Spécialisé(Montr.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale)
Griet Vankeerberghen; B.A., M.A.(Louvain), Ph.D.(Princ.) (joint appt. with East Asian Studies)
Faith Wallis; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (joint appt. with Social Studies of Medicine)
Assistant Professors
Anastassios Anastassiadis; B.A., M.A.(Middlebury), Ph.D.(Sciences Po, Paris) (Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies)
Charles W. Gladhill; B.A.(Mich.), M.A.(Georgia South.), Ph.D.(Stan.)
Lynn Kozak; B.A.(Barnard), M.A.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Nott.)
James Krapfl; A.B.(Stan.), M.A.(Central European Univ. Budapest), Ph.D.(Calif.)
Johanna Ransmeier; B.A.(Amh.), M.A., Ph.D.(Yale)
Jon Dylan Soske; B.A.(USC), M.A.(Calif., Berk.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Faculty Lecturer
Judith Szapor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(York)
Part-time Assistant Professor
Jason Szabo; M.D.(Alta.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration History (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration History.

For more information, see Minor Concentration History (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration History (36 credits)

For more information, see Major Concentration History (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours History (60 credits)

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.

For more information, see Honours History (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component History (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs".  Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component History (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 5, 2012) (disclaimer)