History

It is suggested that students wishing to pursue an honours, major, double major or minor in History must complete 1 term-course at the 1000-level and 1 term-course at the 2000-level before advancing to the required upper-level courses noted below. 

Students who have completed satisfactorily Advanced Placement [AP] in European History or International Baccalaureate [IB] courses in History will receive credit for 1 term-course [3 credit hours] of undesignated HIST at the 1000-level and HIST 2101. AP students with US or World History should consult the Faculty of Arts Student Coordinator for transfer details.

General Information – Course Numbering and Prerequisites:

1000-level courses: Prerequisites: Courses at this level are suitable for students from any discipline who are interested in the study of History.

2000-level courses: Prerequisites: Courses at this level are suitable for students from any discipline who have completed:

  1. At least ten term-courses –or –
  2. At least five term-courses, including one term-course in History.

3000-level courses: Prerequisites: Courses at this level are suitable for students from any discipline who have completed at least twenty term-courses.  Students should normally have completed at least one term-course in History.

4000-level courses: Prerequisites: Courses at this level are suitable for students from any discipline who have completed at least twenty term-courses.  Students should normally have completed at least two term-courses in History.

5000-level courses: Prerequisites: Courses at this level are restricted to students who have been admitted to the Honours program.

Notes:

  1. Starting in September 2012, many History courses were renumbered. Students should contact the History Advisor and consult the course conversion chart in the appropriate area(s) of the UNB Undergraduate Calendar to avoid taking renumbered courses more than once. Courses having identical or similar content, regardless of numbering, will be counted only once toward the completion of a student’s program.
  2. Classics courses designated as Ancient History count toward a History major or minor, if a minimum grade of C+ is obtained.
  3. Faculty of Arts regulations stipulate that no more than 6 term-courses of 1000 and 2000-level History in any one discipline can be counted toward a BA.

Major

Students are eligible to apply to the major program during the session in which they expect to complete successfully their first 20 term-courses. To enter the History major program, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 (B-) in 3 term-courses of lower-level History courses (i.e., 1000 and 2000-level courses).

The major consists of a minimum of 14 term-courses of History:

a. A minimum of 1 term-course of 1000-level History
b. A minimum of 2 term-course of 2000-level History
c. A minimum of 11 term-courses of upper level History

In the major program students must complete 11 term-courses of upper-level History courses and obtain a GPA of at least 2.7 (B-) with no final grade lower than 2.3 (C+) in these courses.

Double Major

The double major consists of a minimum of 11 term-courses of History:

a. A minimum of 1 term-course of 1000-level History
b. A minimum of 2 term-course of 2000-level History
d. A minimum of 8 term-courses of upper level History

All History courses credited toward the double major must have a minimum grade of 2.3 (C+) and the minimum GPA for total History courses at the upper-level must be 2.7 (B-).

Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of 8 term-courses in History:

a. A minimum of 1 term-course at the 1000-level
b. A minimum of 2 term-course of 2000-level History
c. At least 5 term-courses of upper level History

All History courses credited toward the minor must have a minimum grade of C+

Honours

Students interested in pursuing this program must apply in writing to the Honours Coordinator, normally during the term in which they complete the first 30 term-courses of their degree. Students in the honours program must meet the requirements for the History Major and complete an additional 4 term-courses in History, as outlined below.

Requirements

  • HIST 5000: Honours Thesis - All thesis topics must be approved by the Honours Coordinator
  • HIST 5905: History Theory and Practice
  • HIST 5906: Honours Seminar.

Joint Honours Program - English and History

Students interested in pursuing a joint honours program in English and History must apply in writing to either the Coordinator of English or the Coordinator of History.

To satisfy the History requirements for the joint honours degree, students must complete 4 term-courses of lower-level History and 10 term-courses of upper-level History courses, of which 2 term-courses will be an Honours seminar.

Students must complete HENG 4000 [equivalent to 2 term-courses]. Once a student has decided whether the primary emphasis will be on English or History, supervisors will be assigned from the two disciplines. Credit for the thesis [HENG 4000] will be assigned to the discipline receiving the primary emphasis.

For detailed information on the English requirements, please consult the Rules and Regulations for ENGLISH [in Saint John Degree Program, UNB Calendar].