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History (BA)

 brantford | Also available in waterloo

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.

As a history student, you’ll study modern and contemporary Europe, Britain, Germany, Canada and international relations. 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.

Interested in transferring to Laurier? Review our Admission Requirements and other information on how to apply in our Admissions Toolkit.

Geoff Spurr, Associate Professor; Program Coordinator, History


Program Highlights

  • You’ll benefit from small seminars, tutorials and classes.
  • You’ll develop your critical skills as you achieve a greater global and cultural understanding.
  • Professors teaching in the History program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Laurier have research specializations in Canadian, U.S., modern European and Asian history.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • History of International Relations, 1890-1991
  • The Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1921
  • Slavery in the Americas, 1549-1888
  • Modern China since 1890
  • History on Film
  • Canada Since Confederation
  • Native Peoples of East Canada


  • Admission range of low-mid 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

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


  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Law
  • Journalism

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