Honours in History with International Relations

Another variant of History Honours accommodates students especially interested in International Relations. This requires the successful completion of 120 credits. Students considering this honours program should consult the Honours Chair, Prof. Robert Brain in their first or second year and the International Relations adviser (currently Prof. Steven Lee) in their first or second year of undergraduate studies. For more details, please see the course and credit requirements for the honours program detailed below.

First and Second Year

  • must take a minimum of 12 credits of lower-level History courses with an average of at least 80%, 
  • at least 6 credits must be at the 200-level 
  • must include either HIST 102 (6) or HIST 103 (6), or the equivalent taken in other institutions. 
  • must include POLI 260 (3 credits)
  • must keep in mind prerequisites for any upper-level courses in affiliated fields to be taken in the upper years
  • Third Year

  • HIST 333 (6 credits): year-long course in historiography and methodology
  • HIST 321 (6 credits): intensive one-term honours tutorial
  • 6 credits in History
  • in consultation with an advisor, 12 credits selected from courses listed in the International Relations Major program

Third or Fourth Year

  • an exam confirming reading knowledge of a foreign language

Fourth Year

  • HIST 433 (6 credits): year-long course devoted to a topic of broad interest; and to working collaboratively on skills relevant to writing the honours essay
  • HIST 421 (6 credits): intensive one-term honours tutorial
  • HIST 449 (12 credits): Honours Graduating Essay
  • IR seminar (3 credits)
  • 3 additional credits in IR
  • an oral examination on the graduating essay