Welcome History Students!
Do you understand why certain parts of the world are always in the news?
Do you wonder why people follow leaders whose policies don't seem to make sense?
Do you feel like you have only part of a bigger picture?
If you answered "yes" then the History Program is for you!!
In the History program you will study the peoples, cultures, economic, and political systems that have, cumulatively, shaped the world in which we live today.
You will also study the way in which the history of the past has been written and rewritten.
The Essential Guide for History Students: History Student Handbook Sep15.pdf
KPU Library History Guide: http://libguides.kpu.ca/history
IMPORTANT PROGRAM CHANGE!!
Effective September 2015 students completing a BA Major in History will require the following to satisfy the upper level program requirement:
HIST 4400 (3): Applications of History AND 27 credits of HIST courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 6 credits of HIST, in addition to HIST 4400, at the 4000 level.
Students completing a Minor in History will require:
15 credits of HIST courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 6 credits of HIST at the 4000 level.
Useful Resources and Links
Comments on the BA History Major (from our external evaluation team)
"… we found this to be a model of public education at the tertiary level, with dedicated teachers and administrators, a careful process of planning, consultation, and review, and bright and engaged students who clearly felt that KUC and the History Department have been serving their education needs…"
"The expert review panel was impressed by the logical development and academic rigor of the proposed degree…and the extensive consultation the institution undertook and incorporated in the development of the proposal."
"We find this program meets or exceeds the standards of history majors in BC and, to our experience, in major universities world-wide."