Programs

 

Excerpt from 2017-2018 Academic Calendar, section 9.21 History
 
 
For up-to-date details on academic requirements please refer to the current academic calendar located on the registrar’s website here: http://www.sites.stfx.ca/registrars_office/academic_calendar .
 
Department Requirements
Students must follow the degree regulations found in chapter 4 of the Academic Calendar and must consult with the department chair to plan their specific program and have it approved.
The fundamental requirements of each program are outlined below. Departures
from these regulations require the permission of the department chair and/or the
Dean of Arts. Students following the major degree programs strive to balance
specialization with breadth in their selection of courses. They must have some
degree of specialization in one of the three designated areas of concentration: (1)
Canadian, (2) European, or, (3) American/Latin American/Asian history.
Transfer credit limitations: Of the 36 credits required for a history major or
advanced major, normally at least 24 must be obtained from StFX; of the 60 credits
required for a history honours, normally at least 42 must be obtained from StFX;
of the 48 credits required for a history honours with subsidiary, normally at least
36 must be obtained from StFX. The seminar and thesis requirements must be
completed through StFX.
 
Minor or Subsidiary in History
a) 6 credits from HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 115
b) 18 additional credits above the 100 level
c) Total: 24 history credits with at least 6 credits at the 300/400 level
 
Major Program
a) 6 credits from HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 115
b) 6 credits in Canadian history above the 100 level
c) Total of 18 credits in a chosen concentration
d) Total of 12 credits from areas outside the chosen concentration
e) Total: 36 history credits with at least 15 credits at the 300/400 level
 
Joint Major Program
Same history requirements as major above.
 
Advanced Major Program
a) 6 credits from HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 115
b) 6 credits in Canadian history above the 100 level
c) HIST 445 (counts outside the chosen concentration)
d) A senior seminar (counts in the chosen concentration; requires senior advanced
    major essay)
e) Total of 18 credits in a chosen concentration
f) Total of 12 credits from areas outside the chosen concentration
g) Total: 36 history credits with at least 15 credits at the 300/400 level.
 
Joint Advanced Major Program
Same history requirements as advanced major above. However, students are not required to do a senior advanced major essay if they choose history as their major subject B.
 
Honours Program*
a) 6 credits from HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 115
b) 6 credits in Canadian history above the 100 level
c) HIST 445 (counts outside the chosen concentration)
d) A seminar (counts in the chosen concentration)
e) Total of 33 credits in a chosen concentration (includes HIST 490)
f) Total of 21 credits from areas outside the chosen concentration
g) HIST 490 (Thesis, 6 credits) with a faculty member
h) Total: 60 history credits with at least 24 credits at the 300/400 level.
 
Honours with a Subsidiary Subject*
a) 6 credits from HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 113, 115
b) 6 credits in Canadian history abvove the 100 level
c) HIST 445 (counts outside the chosen concentration)
d) A seminar (counts in the chosen concentration)
e) Total of 27 credits in a chosen concentration (includes HIST 490)
f) Total of 15 credits from areas outside the concentration
g) HIST 490 (Thesis, 6 credits) with a faculty member
h) Total: 48 history credits with at least 18 credits at the 300/400 level
 
Note *   To qualify for the Honours program, students must have an average of 75 on 60 credits completed in the first two years; an average of 75 for all history courses, with a minimum grade of 70 on all history courses. Please see section 4.1.5 in the academic calendar for upper year requirements.
 
Recognized Courses
Subject to the restrictions stated below, students may count the following courses
for credit in the Department of History: Celtic Studies - CELT 131/132 and 331/332;
Art - ART 251, 252, 371, 372, 373, and 435 (ART 142 or 371 or 373 or permission of
instructor prerequisite). Students completing a minor, major, advanced major, joint
advanced major or honours in history are permitted to count no more than twelve
credits of the aforementioned courses as history courses; similarly, no more than
six credits of these courses may be taken from any one department. For a history
pair, students are permitted no more than six credits of these recognized courses.
 
 
Social Justice Colloquium
The Social Justice Colloquium is a first-year option for Bachelor of Arts students. Participants are enroled in dedicated sections of anthropology, global history and women’s and gender studies. See section 4.5 for further information.