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History (BA)

 brantford | Also available in waterloo

More than ever, we need to be connected to the past to understand our present and future. The history program at our Brantford campus will introduce you to the people, events and ideas that have shaped our reality. More than we realize, the current challenges facing humanity – and how we approach these challenges – are grounded in historical events.

The program focuses on the history of Canada, Europe, Britain, and Asia, and has several courses in military history, indigenous history, social history, and the history of pop culture. You can specialize in Public History which includes a community service learning placement with a local heritage site, archive or museum. The program also hosts an annual People Make History series in which witnesses to major historical events come to share their stories. You’ll develop exceptional writing, research, and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to understand events and issues in their proper historical and cultural contexts.

Contact Us:

Geoff Spurr, Associate Professor; Program Coordinator, History


Faculty and Staff

Info for Current Students


Program Highlights

  • View the History experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • You’ll benefit from small seminars, classes and research experiences.
  • You’ll develop your critical skills as you achieve a greater global and cultural understanding.
  • History majors may opt to take a specialization in Public History.
  • Non-history majors may take a minor in Public History.

Sample Courses

  • Crime, Sex and Scandal in 19th-Century Britain
  • History Detectives
  • Natives and Empires
  • The Two Koreas: Modern Korean History
  • Memory, Monuments and Museums
  • The Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1921


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • English
  • Digital Media and Journalism
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity
  • Indigenous Studies Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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