Department of History
History introduces students to major world regions and cultures, to historical periods, and to social, political, cultural and economic themes.
Is History for you?
History is for students who have a natural curiousity about our human past and how it determines our present and our future. A love of reading and research will help determine success in the study of History, as students will learn critical thinking, research, writing and communication skills.
Students of History will develop a deep and discerning approach to our past and a broad knowledge of human experience.
Areas of study
History courses reflect our local context while also providing a global perspective, and are divided into regional groups: Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
History students can also apply for international exchange with a number of partner universities throughout the world, and the Department has an active undergraduate student union which organizes events such as socials, movie nights and Undergraduate History Conferences.
Where can History take you?
- Government policy analyst or researcher
- Consulting firms, public or private sector
- Small business
- Public administration
- International development agencies and organizations
- Education and academia
- Writing, editing, publishing
- Public relations and communications, broadcasting and journalism
- Social work
- Human resources
- Research and policy analysis
Department of History website
Academic Quadrangle Room 6026A
Tel: (778) 782-3521
Fax: (778) 782-5837
Chair: Dr. Hilmar Pabel
Chair's Secretary: Ruth Anderson
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services: Judi Fraser
Communications and Recruitment Officer: Julie Sloan
Graduate Secretary: Ruth Anderson
Undergraduate Advisor: Tessa Wright