PROGRAM NEWS

What’s new? Program requirements have been updated, offering greater flexibility for students. Click below to see the new descriptions in Western’s academic calendar. 

Honours Specialization in History at Huron

Major in History at Huron

Specialization in History at Huron

NEW! Minor in History of the Book

Huron’s Minor in History of the Book is a collaboration between Huron’s Departments of History and English and Cultural Studies.The module offers study and hands-on experience in the new Huron Letterpress Studio.  2020 courses that are part of this new program include HIST 2713G Republic of Letters: Enlightenment in the Atlantic World,  HIST 3410G British Empire: Sex, Books and Violence; ECS 3333E Critical Making.

History at Huron research supports all of our History programs, as well as a suite of unique-to-Huron minors that add breadth and depth to your undergraduate degree.

Joint Huron/King’s/Western Minor in Public History

Huron’s joint minor in Public History is the first undergraduate Public History program in Canada. It is supported by Huron’s established strengths in community-based and active history partnerships with museums, heritage organizations, libraries and archives.

A joint program offered by Huron University College, King’s University College and Western University, Public History explores how history is understood by and communicated to the public, in  museums, archives, historical sites, in films, fiction and on the web, and in policy making. History is all around us, and there are many different ways to share it.

You can combine the module with a History Honors Specialization, Major or Specialization, or with modules in other disciplines at Huron or at Western such as Archeology, Classical Studies, Geography, Visual Art and Media, Information and Technoculture.

Learn more about the Public History minor. 

Interdisciplinary Minor in Histories of Africa and African Diasporas 

This module combines core History courses with choices in Political Science, English, Geography, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies, introducing complex histories of Africa and the African Diaspora as well as the legacies of those histories in our own time.  The module was launched at the Phantoms of the Past Project Research Conference in March, 2017 with a joint keynote address from Dr. Claudine Bonner (Acadia) and Dr. Olivette Otlele (FRHistS Bath Spa University).

 Interdisciplinary Minor in Pacific Rim Studies

This module offers interdisciplinary and cross-regional studies of East Asia and North America, focusing on the common, comparative, and interactive aspects of the lives of the peoples in the Pacific Rim region, and including courses from History, Chinese, Japanese, English, and Political Science. While encouraging students to find commonalities between disciplines, the Pacific Rim Studies Minor will introduce a diversity of approaches, primary sources and intellectual traditions in this dynamic and transnational research area. The module was celebrated at a launch event as part of Huron History Day, October 5, 2017.