Undergraduate Programs

New to the History Department? Explore your options for a Major/Minor in History.

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Variety of classroom experiences

  • At the 1000- and 2000-level, classes are lecture format, three hours per week, with tutorials featured in some classes.
  • At the 3000- and 4000-level, classes provide opportunities to follow up on interests developed in previous classes.
    • Lecture/discussion classes combine lectures at an advanced level with class discussion. These classes are usually limited to 35 in enrolment.
    • Seminar classes are smaller in size, usually limited to 15, and involve individual presentations by students in class. These classes are particularly recommended for Honours students and prospective Honours students.

Explore the world in time and space

Dalhousie History students are expected to diversify their course selections in order that majors explore - both temporally and spatially - the diversity of the human experience. Groups A, B, C, and D comprise the totality of courses offered by the History department.  Majors and Honours in History are required to take at least one course (2000-level or higher) from each of these one sections during their degree. Students may not satisfy two areas with the same course.

Group A

Pre-Modern Era

Group B

Modern Era 

Group C

The Euro-Americas

Group D

The Afro-Asias