Welcome to History at Trent

Office Location:  Lady Eaton College South -101

Telephone:  705.748.1011 ext. 7706

E-mail: history@trentu.ca

 

Canada Council for the Arts award

for Trent Oshawa History Professor

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Trent University History Professor Wins International Award for Business History Book

Professor Dimitry Anastakis awarded the Hagley Prize for book examining automotive industry’s public policy and business enterprise

 

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History Graduate Student

wins prestigious teaching award

 

Congratulations to Ashley Neale

2013-14 recipient of the

 

"Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award"

 

Ashley completed her undergraduate degree at Trent, a B.A. in History, with a minor in English literature, in 2012. She then went on to complete a B.Ed at Queens University in the intermediate/senior divisions in 2013 and became certified with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Ashley is interested in twentieth century history, with a parituclar emphasis on the American presidency and the Cold War. Her thesis work is centered around the domestic creation of foreign policy under President Richard Nixon, with an emphasis on how Nixon as an individual shaped his administration and foreign policy establishment.

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Our Mission Statement

To advance the study and understanding of the past in all its diversity through small-group learning, effective teacher-student interaction, excellence in research and creative links to other academic programs and public institutions.

Why study History?

History is a way to discover yourself and the world, a way to learn to see beyond stereotypes and simple answers, to discern the difference between assumption and fact.  It helps us put our experience in a larger context, to understand the values, attitudes, and motives of other people, and to recognize the multiple and complex links between people and events, both in the present and the past.  One of the many benefits of studying history, in this respect, is that it helps us to develop a sense of shared humanity. 

History courses can be both worthwhile and enjoyable for students interested in a wide range of academic disciplines.  War and revolution, women’s history, Aboriginal history, ethnicity, work, culture (both popular and elite), business, and applied history are only some of the themes that historians at Trent discuss in their classes.  Our courses range across Canada, North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 

The History Department at Trent University remains committed to small group learning and close faculty-student interaction. 

Our courses emphasize the development of diverse research and communications skills.  They teach students to locate, analyze and interpret different kinds of sources, and they promote the ability to organize and communicate results through writing, discussion, and presentations.  Employers, community leaders, and graduates have identified history courses as dynamic grounding for careers in management, journalism, law, government, community work, and many other areas.  

History Degree Programs & Courses

Click here for more information on the degree programs offered through the History Department.

Click here for more information about courses being offered this year.

All students interested in taking History as a major or joint-major are required to take one of our introductory (1000 level) courses.

All majors, joint-majors and minors must take at least one half course  (.5 credit) in each of three general areas listed in the categories (columns) below. 

Category A focuses on the pre-modern period, Category B on the Americas and Category C on Europe and the World.  Some courses appear in two columns and satisfy two requirements.

Important!  Please note that the History Department converted to the new 4-digit course numbering system for the 2009-10 academic year. The old course numbers are shown below in parentheses.  We have made every effort to list all exclusions, however, if in doubt please contact the History Department directly.

 

 

Pre-1800

North America

Outside North America

A

B

C

2050Y

2051H

2061H

2071H

2080Y

2101H

2250Y*

2255Y

2305Y

2330Y (230)

2331H

2401H

2450Y*

2470Y

2471H

2751H

2760Y

3031H*

3110Y*

3550H/3351Y

3560Y

3580Y

3600Y/3601H

3747H

3750Y*

3751Y (3850Y)

3755Y/3759H

(3955Y)

3800Y/3801H

2110Y/ 2111H

2215H

2225H

2255Y

2285H

2320Y*

2330Y/2331H

2350Y

2360Y/2361H

2382H

2391H

2540Y

2560Y

2700Y

2711H

2820Y

3010Y/3011H

3020Y

3021H*

3022H*

3031H*

3040Y

3060Y*

3061H

3071H

3072H

3080Y/3081H*

3110Y*

3120Y*

3121H

3141H*

3150Y/3151H

3160Y

3161H

3162H

3240Y

3335H

3381H

3480Y/3481H (3954Y)

3756Y (3956H)

3757Y/3758H (3957Y)

3830H (383H)

3954Y/3954H*

 

2050Y

2051H

2061H

2071H

2080Y

2200Y

2250Y*

2401H

2402H

2450Y*

2470Y

2471H

2500Y*

2751H

2752H

2760Y

3200Y

3250Y

3260Y*

3300Y/3301H

3310Y

3340Y

3350Y/3351H

3360Y/3361H

3370Y

3401H

3402H

3470Y

3510Y

3550Y/3351H

3560Y

3580Y

3600Y/3601H

3604Y

3650Y

3651H

3700Y

3750Y*

3751Y (3850Y)

3755Y (3955Y)

3800Y

3810H

3950H*

3951Y*

3954Y*

3966Y*

 

 

* no longer offered

Part-time studies

It is possible to complete a History degree at Trent University at the general and honours level on a part-time basis.  In order to accommodate students with work schedules, the Department regularly offers some 4000-level courses in the early evening and, occasionally, there are 4000-level courses in the summer.  Students are also encouraged to consult the Oshawa offerings to get a full list of available courses.  The Department cannot guarantee that courses will be available at times convenient to those working full-time.

Honours program

For details of the requirements for the honours degree, please see appropriate sections of the 2012-2013 Calendar. Admission to courses at the 4000-level requires the completion of all requirements for a general major B.A. in History.