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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.

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. All majors are welcome to take a specialization 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:

Tarah Brookfield, Associate Professor; Program Coordinator, History


Faculty and Staff

Info for Current Students


Program Highlights

  • 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.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

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


International Baccalaureate Requirements

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


  • teaching
  • museums and archives
  • publishing
  • law
  • public administration

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