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Program overview
For more information about duration, please contact the university.
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
London (Ontario, Canada)
Fall

London (Ontario, Canada)
Summer

London (Ontario, Canada)
Spring

Program description

History

Someone once observed that “history is life’s teacher.” Put another way, the study of the past is a fundamental guide to understanding past, present and future. In the words of historian Priya Satia, “history is always about questions of contemporary interest, always ‘applied’’ to addressing contemporary issues”. Studying History at King’s empowers students with relevant knowledge about the past – about how we got to now. We help to equip students with essential skills for navigating the challenges and opportunities of today’s world: critical thinking, evidence-based analysis and interpretation, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Recent studies show that professional schools and employers value History graduates for their ability to think and work both independently and collaboratively. One study conducted in the UK predicted a ""golden future"" for History grads.
  • An American study found that History was the most common undergraduate degree held by Forbes 500 CEOs.
  • Year after year, a disproportionate number of History graduates are successful applicants to law, business, and other professional schools.

History graduates are prized for their broad-minded approach to problem-solving, for their capacity to gather and analyze vast quantities of information, and for knowing how to communicate what is essential.

No wonder, then, that King History graduates flourish wherever they go. Our graduates excel in a diverse range of exciting, meaningful careers in the private and public sector: business, law, education, and journalism, to name just a few.

Admission requirements

Completion of first-year requirements, including at least 0.5 course with a mark of at least 60% from History

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Fundamentals of Geography
  • Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini: The Totalitarian Age
  • Survey of East Asian History
  • Revolutions in World History
  • Selected Introductory Themes in History - 2021-2022 The History of Now
  • Foundations in Western Thought and Civilization
  • Korean Wave and Beyond: South Korean Popular Culture
  • The History of Sport
  • The Two World Wars
  • Crime in North American Society
  • Epidemics in North America
  • Canada''s Past: A Critical History from the Origins to the Presentt
  • Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • The United States, Colonial Period To The Present
  • Europe And England In The 16th and 17th Centuries
  • Latin America
  • Selected Topics in Canadian History 2021-2022 - Welcome to Canada - Canadian Immigration: The Politics, The Policies, And The People
  • Selected Topics in US History 2021-2022 - Addictions, Afflictions and the Healing Arts in America, 1800 to Present
  • Late Medieval Korea
  • State and Market in Early Modern East Asia
  • The World Wars in History, Memory and Reconciliation
  • Social Bases of Fascism
  • Selected Topics in International or Comparative History 2021-2022 - The World Wars in History, Memory, and Reconciliation: Seminar
  • History, Ethics and Public Policy
  • Selected Topics in Historiography or Thematic or Methodological History 2021-2022 - Doing History: Being an Historian
  • Righting Wrongs: Human Rights in Canada
  • The Black Atlantic: Slavery in the Americas and Africa
  • The World Wars in History, Memory and Reconciliation
  • Selected Topics in International or Comparative History 2021-2022 - The World Wars in History, Memory, and Reconciliation: Seminar
  • The Holocaust And Human Rights

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees

Qualification

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge:

  • Generate and mobilize knowledge
  • Apply various methods, theories and interpretations
  • Categorize and measure information
  • Sift and evaluate evidence
  • Identify and combat disinformation in the age of ‘fake news’
  • Address contradictions
  • Reflect upon the present as they excavate the past
  • Recognize what they don’t know

Skills And Competencies:

  • Critical reflection
  • Writing
  • Communicating
  • Analyzing
  • Judging evidence
  • Collaborative Action-Listening and building upon others’ work
  • Designing new research spaces and possibilities
  • Using imaginative approaches
  • Recognizing limitations and overcoming them

Career opportunities

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Sciences
  • Arts Administration
  • NGOs
  • Government
  • Public History Institutions
  • Advocacy
  • Politics

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world-class university. King’s students enjoy small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences...


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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

266 Epworth Ave.
N6A 2M3 London Ontario
Canada

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kings.uwo.ca

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