Program Requirements - History Major

Once you are accepted as a major, you need to complete the following strictly enforced requirements:

1. 30 upper division credits in History

  • Of the 30 upper division credits, no more than 24 credits are allowed in any one field (such as Canadian, Modern European, Asian)

2. Of the 42 total minimum history credits (12 lower division and 30 upper division), at least six credits must be substantially pre-modern in content.

Courses that meet History’s "Pre-modern" Requirement:

*Please note that courses offered in previous years that fulfilled the requirement still apply IF TAKEN IN THOSE YEARS.

  • HIST 101      World History to Oceanic Contact (6 credits)
  • HIST 102      World History from 1500 to the 20th Century (6 credits)
  • HIST 202      Gateway to the Middle Ages (3/6 credits)
  • HIST 220      History of Europe (3/6 credits)
  • HIST 235      History of Canada (3 credits)
  • HIST 237      Major Themes in American History (3/6 credits)
  • HIST 250      Latin American History (3/6 credits)
  • HIST 259      Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (3 credits)
  • HIST 270      China in World History (3/6 credits)
  • HIST 271      Japan and Global History, 1550-1900 (3 credits)
  • HIST 273      History of India (3 credits)
  • HIST 280      Islamic World History (3 credits)
  • HIST 302      History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America (6 credits)
  • HIST 306      History of France, 1461-1715 (6 credits)
  • HIST 307      French North America to 1803 (6 credits)
  • HIST 310      The British Empire to 1850 (3 credits)
  • HIST 314      Early Modern Britain (6 credits)
  • HIST 323      Atlantic Revolutions, 1767-1838 (3 credits)
  • HIST 327      Colonial America: Encounter & Settlement, 1607-1763 (3 credits)
  • HIST 328      Rebels in America: Revolution to Civil War, 1763-1865 (3 credits)
  • HIST 329      Canadian Lives: A Social and Cultural History (6 credits)
  • HIST 334     Senegambia to South Carolina, Ghana to Georgia: African American History, 1450-1850 (3 credits)
  • HIST 341      Medieval Jewish History (3 credits) Equivalency: RELG 331
  • HIST 344      Ancient Regime France (6 credits)
  • HIST 347      Medieval and Imperial Russian History, 998 to 1800 (3 credits)
  • HIST 363      Europe in the Early Middle Ages (3 credits)
  • HIST 364      Europe in the Central Middle Ages (3 credits)
  • HIST 365      Europe during the Renaissance (3 credits)
  • HIST 366      Europe during the Reformation (3 credits)
  • HIST 367      Europe in the Age of the Enlightenment (3 credits)
  • HIST 378      History of Early China (3 credits) Equivalency: ASIA 320.
  • HIST 379      History of Later Imperial China (3 credits) Equivalency: ASIA 340.
  • HIST 387      Voices from Medieval India (3 credits)
  • HIST 388      India in the Early Modern World: Mughals, Merchants, and Marauders (3 credits)
  • HIST 392      Scientific Revolution: Circulation of Knowledge in the Early Modern World (3 credits)
  • HIST 401      Seafaring in the Age of Sail (3 credits)
  • HIST 424      Economic History of Pre-Modern Europe (3 credits)
  • HIST 436      European Social History (6 credits)
  • HIST 444      Slave Societies in the Americas (3 credits)
  • HIST 464      First Contacts in the Pacific (3 credits)
  • HIST 470      Seminar in Medieval History (6 credits)
  • HIST 473      Women in the Middle Ages (3 credits)
  • HIST 474      Ideas and Religions of the Middle Ages (3 credits)
  • HIST 476      Law and Society in the Middle Ages (3 credits)
  • HIST 477      Constitutional History of Medieval Europe (3 credits)
  • HIST 478      Medieval Portraits and Personalities (3 credits)
  • HIST 479      Cultural History of Imperial China (6 credits) Equivalency: ASIA 440.
  • HIST 484      East Asian Military Systems and Warfare (3 credits)
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  • ASIA 100      Introduction to Traditional Asia (3 credits)
  • ASIA 314      Premodern Japan (3 credits)
  • ASIA 315      Japan from Feudal to Modern State (3 credits)
  • ASIA 317      The Rise of Korean Civilization (3 credits)
  • ASIA 318      Premodern India (3 credits)
  • ASIA 328      Medieval India (3 credits)
  • ASIA 393      History of Iran from the Sasanians to the Safavids (3 credits)
  • ASIA 484      The History of the Choson Dynasty (3 credits)
  • CLST 110     Golden Age of Athens (3 credits)
  • CLST 111     Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome (3 credits)
  • CLST 231     Ancient Greece (3 credits)
  • CLST 232     Ancient Rome (3 credits)
  • CLST 260     Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World (3 credits)
  • CLST 311     Women in the Bronze Age, Classical Greek, and Hellenistic Culture (3 credits)
  • CLST 312     Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times (3 credits)
  • CLST 319     The Roman Army (3 credits)
  • CLST 320     Slavery in the Ancient Greek and Roman World (3 credits)
  • CLST 352     The Roman Republic (3 credits)
  • CLST 353     The Early Roman Empire (3 credits)
  • CLST 355     The Athenians and their Empire (3 credits)
  • CLST 356     Alexander the Great and his Empire (3 credits)
  • NEST 301     Ancient Near East (3 credits)
  • NEST 303     History of Ancient Egypt (3 credits)
  • NEST 310     History of Women in Early to Late Medieval Muslim Societies (3 credits)

3. ALL History Majors must take one of the following fourth year capstone courses:

  • HIST 490 (3) Seminar for History Majors
  • HIST 403 (3) Seminar in the History of International Relations
  • HIST 466 (3) Topics in Indigenous History of Canada
  • HIST 468 (3) Topics in Comparitive Indigenous History

4. Percentage of courses that must be earned through HIST courses:

Although some courses taught in other departments may be applied to the History Major, more than half of the upper division credits toward the History Major should be earned through courses listed as HIST in the UBC Calendar. Exceptions are made for students who earn History credit while on exchange. See page XX for the general policy on the assigning of History credit for courses from other UBC departments.