College of Humanities and Social Sciences

History Major (BA Traditional)

The study of History at Concordia University is not only about the past – it is also about the present and the future. A student in this program will learn to think critically about change over time and how contemporary society has been shaped by all those who came before. The program stresses both global and community education. The program offers students the global knowledge they will need to compete in the 21st century. At the same time, students can experience and witness local history first-hand. The History major will allow students to develop skills in both research and content knowledge. The program offers courses that focus on the entire globe. Students get a mix of political, social, economic, and diplomatic history. The major requires a senior research project, where students do an original research paper, as well as a senior readings course. The remaining classes are electives, with the stipulation that at least one of those courses has a global focus. History majors are also required to do an internship, which helps them prepare for their careers and the job market.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required
HIS 121World History4
HIS 212Introduction to History4
HIS 231USA to 18774
HIS 233USA since 18774
HIS 267Introduction to Latin America4
HIS 285European History Since 17894
HIS 401Research and Writing in History4
HIS 498Internship4-8
Electives
Select 8 to 12 credits of upper-level (300 to 400) HIS or POL courses to total 44 credits8-12
Total Credits44