History is the study of past individuals and groups, processes and events, and ideas and institutions.
Historians examine a variety of evidence from written, oral, material, and visual sources to help them interpret the past. As a history student, you will explore the careers of major figures, like Marie Curie and Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr., Chief Peguis and Justice Murray Sinclair. You will also study the everyday experiences of people who worked to secure their own livelihoods and shape their own destinies.
The Department offers a wide range of courses across time and space but has particular strengths in:
- Canadian History
- History of Medicine and Science
- Indigenous History
- World History
- History of Art
- Oral History
This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours). Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in History as a secondary area of interest. We also offer a joint Master’s program with the University of Manitoba.