The History program will take you through a series of stages in developing knowledge, skills, and practice of history. You can choose from a wide range of courses on Asian, Canadian, European, Latin American, and American history, and examine themes such as culture, environment, politics, society, world history, and the history of science.
- Campus: Vancouver
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- Yes Honours Option
History is concerned with the study of the past. It draws on the social sciences and humanities for much of its data and conceptual techniques, but remains essentially a study in the dimension of time, with methods of inquiry appropriate to such a study. Since the study of history involves the examination of people in an almost unlimited variety of situations, it deepens our understanding of people’s capacities and failings. It trains the mind to generalize on the basis of evidence and to distinguish propaganda from fact. You can select a Minor, Major, or Honours in History.
The Department of History’s Writing Centre is a web-based resource which assists students improve their writing skills specifically in the discipline of history. Developed UBC History department faculty, the Centre has proven highly popular, with an average of 25 to 35 visits each day from students around the world.