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Future Course Offerings

KPU History endeavours to offer each upper-level course at least once, during a two-year period (including Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters), faculty resources permitting. See below for information on courses available by Guided Study.

Availability of History Courses: 

Courses at the 1000 and 2000 level are offered in a regular rotation whenever possible. Courses with high demand, such as Canadian, European, and World History are ordinarily offered on each campus (Surrey, Richmond, and Langley). Remember that a broad grounding in lower-level history is often more appropriate than a geographically defined focus. If you complete a broad range of introductory courses you will be much better prepared to complete our upper-level courses successfully. Upper-level courses are usually offered on the Surrey Campus, but we endeavour to offer 2-3 upper-level courses in Richmond each year. 

Course Plan Spring 2021 - Summer 2021:

Please note that these courses are subject to change. The registration guide and timetable will confirm our course offerings. Courses for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 will be offered online. 

Spring 2021

HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)
HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)
HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1114 - Forged In Fire: Canada since 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1114 - Forged In Fire: Canada since 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1114 - Forged In Fire: Canada since 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1120 - The Age of Barbarism: Europe 1900 to 1939 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1120 - The Age of Barbarism: Europe 1900 to 1939 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1131 - Atom Bombs to the Internet: Twentieth Century World 1945-2000 (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)
HIST 1145 - Expansion, Revolution, & Civil War: American History 1607-1865 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1146 - World Wars, Reform, & Cold War: American History 1865-1974 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1150 - Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Introduction to East Asian History (Asynchronous)
HIST 2102 - Europe 1450 to 1789 (Asynchronous)
HIST 2156 - Martial Arts of China and Japan (Asynchronous)
HIST 2314 - Gender and Sexuality in Canada (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)
HIST 2350 - Late Imperial China (Asynchronous)
HIST 3140 - Environment and Society in East Asia (Mixed mode)
HIST 3328 - History of the Soviet Union (Asynchronous)
HIST 3340 - The Civil War and Reconstruction (Asynchronous)
HIST 3370 - History of Modern Japan (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)
HIST 4400 - Applications of History (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)
HIST 4414 - Race and Ethnicity in Canadian History (Asynchronous)
HIST 4430 - The Holocaust in History (Asynchronous with optional synchronous)

Summer 2021

HIST 1105 -  Changemakers: 12 Little-known Individuals who changed the World (Asynchronous)
HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1113 - Cultures in Collision: Canada to 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1114 - Forged In Fire: Canada since 1867 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1131 - Atom Bombs to the Internet: Twentieth Century World 1945-2000 (Asynchronous)
HIST 1160 - A Passage to South Asia: Introduction to South Asian History (Asynchronous)
HIST 1190 - Explorations in History (Asynchronous)
HIST 2101* - Europe in the Middle Ages (Asynchronous)
HIST 2303 - Bleat, Bark, Buzz: Animals in Global History (Asynchronous)
HIST 2375 - Japan under the Shoguns, 1600 to 1868 (Asynchronous)
HIST 3149 - Hong Kong; Past, Present, and Future (Asynchronous)
HIST 4490** - History of British Columbia (Asynchronous)
HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History (Asynchronous)

*Take Home exam

**No Exam


Summer

The Department of History will be offering approximately 12 sections in the summer, primarily on the Surrey Campus, but with some courses offered in Richmond and Langley according to demand.

Guided Study

Since History is a relatively small department, the number of courses offered in a given academic semester may be limited. However, courses may also be offered as guided study courses, in a one-on-one or small group format. In order to complete a course by guided study you must follow the steps outlined below:

1. Contact the faculty member(s) who ordinarily teaches the course and ascertain whether that faculty member is willing to teach the course by guided study. This decision rests solely with the faculty member.

2. Make an appointment with one of the Arts B.A. Advisors (using the Advisor Connect system) who will guide you through the completion of the guided study paperwork and ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • you must have successfully completed or received transfer credit for a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours at Kwantlen
  • you must have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.00 
  • your enrolment in a guided study must not result in exceeding the normal academic workload for your student's program
  • you must be currently enrolled in at least one (1) other courses at Kwantlen (SFAREGS banner report)

3. The Dean's Office will issue the final approval for the guided study course. This can take up to six weeks during busy periods of the semester, so please ensure that your paperwork is completed at least 2 months before the planned start date of the course.