As a History student at TWU, you’ll become aware of the processes of change and the development of peoples, institutions, environments, and ideas over time.
You’ll investigate how peoples and societies unfolded in response to beliefs, ideas, passions, material and social conditions.
Awareness of history is a prerequisite for informed citizenship and for understanding how to live as a person of faith in the world. Furthermore, government and business employers are becoming more concerned about understanding political issues, social problems, and public attitudes. Knowledgeable and thoughtful historians can be effective leaders in gaining and sharing an understanding of culture and, thus, making informed decisions.
TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa gives you an opportunity to study Canada’s history while also completing an internship that enables you to apply your historical skills in a government or industry setting.
OUR HISTORY PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A major in History leading to a BA (Honours) degree
- A major leading to a BA degree
- A concentration
- A minor
HIST 109 • World History Since 1945
An overview of the world’s major civilizations since the last year of World War II, a period of profound global transformation marked by the Cold War, the escalation of intra-state conflicts in the wake of the Cold War, and evolving ideas of human security.
HIST 307 • Renaissance Europe
An examination of the social, intellectual, artistic, political, and economic transformations that gave rise to and followed in the wake of the “rebirth” of ancient Greek and Roman culture that began in Italy in the mid-14th century and spread to the rest of Europe over the next two hundred years.
HIST 312 • Science and Technology in Global Perspective
This course provides a survey of the history of science and technology from the ancient world to the present with particular emphasis on the early-modern and modern eras.
Graduates of our History program are able to move on to post-graduate studies in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities integrating graduate studies in English, history, and philosophy. They are also equipped to pursue areas such as law, research, government/politics, media, teaching, as well as public history, libraries, archives, and museums.