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History Major

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Program Overview

History at UTSC provides a dynamic introduction to the global transformations that have taken place over the past two millennia, while also focusing on the experiences and contributions of ordinary men and women to these transformations. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including religion and everyday life, colonialism, the relations between women and men, the history of work, the environment, urbanization, immigration, race and ethnicity, and material culture. Students develop key skills such as critical reading, research, and writing which are necessary for the study of the past and for a wide range of professional activities beyond the university. The Major Program in History is a program option for the Honours Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Teaching Combined Degree Program (please see the UTSC Calendar for more details).
 

Check out future career opportunities and skills acquired from completing this program:

1. Competencies & Skills

  • Analyze ideas/information
  • Develop cross cultural awareness
  • Employ interdisciplinary research methodology
  • Evaluate historical data
  • Observe and compare people/ data/things
  • Recognize patterns in historical events
  • Synthesize a large amount of information
  • Understand/interpret the present and past

2. Careers for Graduates

  • Interpreter or Administrator in Museums
  • Foreign Service Officer in Federal Government
  • Market Research Analyst in Corporations
  • Public Relations Consultant in Non-Profits
  • Editor or Copywriter in Publishing
  • Underwriter in Insurance
  • Political Aide in Government
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher

3. Further Education

  • Law
  • Teacher Education
  • History
  • Information/Library Science
  • Public Service
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Program Pathway

Year 1

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
  • Schedule an appointment with your Program Librarian for in-depth research assistance  with  your  assignments.                                                      
  • Get writing support at the CTL Writing Centre.
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Year 2

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
  • 0.5 credit as follows: HISB03H3.
  • 2.5 credits in History at any level.
  • Students should review the requirements listed in Years 3 and 4 prior to Year 2 course selection.
  • Use Degree Explorer and meet with your Program Advisor or Supervisor to ensure you are on track with your degree.

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS

APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE

  • Get involved in relevant opportunities on and/or off campus; apply to Work Study, or other part-time and summer jobs on CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment).

BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)

  • Check CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment) to search for Work Study or volunteer positions on campus to gain experience and to get involved.

PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

  • Connect with professors and advisors early so you are on track with your post-graduation plans.
  • Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.

Year 3

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

  • 3.0 credits must be at the C- or D-level.
  • Of the 7.0 credits needed to complete the program, 1.5 credits must deal with the period prior to 1800.
  • Use Degree Explorer to ensure you are on track with your degree.
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Build on your skills and knowledge through relevant events offered through your department, student groups, DSL and the AA&CC.
  • Seek out research and volunteer opportunities with faculty.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Year 4 or Final Year

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
  • Of the 7.0 credits needed to complete the program, 1.0 credit must deal with Canadian history and at least 0.5 credit is needed in two of the areas of history listed in the History section of the UTSC Calendar.
  • Use Degree Explorer to ensure you are on track to graduate.
  • Register your “Intent to Graduate” on ACORN by the deadline.
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Attend the Summer & Full-time Job Fair in January to meet with potential employers looking to hire students for summer and full-time positions relevant to your field.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
  • Participate in the AA&CC’s Partners in Leadership program to learn and network with an alumni mentor about transitioning to work or further education.
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
  • Attend a Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search “crash course” and for access to full-time job listings.
  • Discuss your grad school plans with your professors and AA&CC staff and get your Personal Statement reviewed in the AA&CC.

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Did You Know

Our History curriculum spans the history of the world from the ancient period to the modern era.