Mapping your exchange to your History Major

Please refer to the following information to help guide you in your selection of partner university and course work:

  1. The one course that all History Majors must take is the fourth year capstone course, HIST 490 (3) Seminar for History Majors, or its equivalent. This course must be completed at UBC and not on exchange.
  2. When selecting courses at a partner university, please remember that of the 30 upper-division credits required for the major, no more than 24 credits are allowed in any one field (such as Canadian, Modern European, Asian). Please ensure that you have enough diversity in your courses taken at UBC and abroad so that you meet this requirement.
  3. Of the 42 total minimum history credits, at least 6 credits must be substantially pre-modern in content. You can choose to fulfill this requirement at UBC by selecting from a list of courses found here.  If you want to fulfill this requirement abroad, please ensure that the course content has substantial pre-modern content.  If you’re uncertain, please check with a History Department adviser.
  4. More than half of the upper division credits toward the History Major should be designated as History courses (at UBC, these are courses marked HIST in the calendar). Below are some guidelines to help you determine if a course abroad is equivalent to a UBC upper year HIST course:
    1. Is the course offered by the History department in the partner university?
    2. Does it have a lower level requirement?
    3. Is it offered as an upper year course abroad?

Keep in mind that degree structures differ. For example, in the UK, 2nd and 3rd year correspond to UBC’s 300 and 400 level courses. In the rest of Europe, the third and final year of the Bachelor and the first year of a masters correspond to UBC’s 3rd and 4th years. These are rough parallels but are offered here to help you interpret courses abroad.