Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Social Science - History

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% and no mark below 60% in 3.0 principal courses, including 1.0 courses in History at the 1000-level, plus 2.0 additional courses.

If upper-year students have not completed 1.0 courses in History at the 1000-level, they may make up this admission requirement with 1.0 courses in History at the 2000-level or above (excluding History 2201E or 2205E), with a mark of at least 60% in each course. These qualifying entry course(s) cannot be counted for subsequent program credit.

Module/Program Information

9.0 courses

8.0 of these 9.0 courses must be essay courses. To ensure that students have a broad understanding of history, course selection must satisfy geographic and temporal breadth requirements (see footnotes 1 and 2 below).

1.0 course: History 2201E or History 2205E.
4.0 courses in History at the 2000-level or above.

This may include one of the following: Classical Studies 3410E or Classical Studies 3450E.

2.0 courses in History at the 3000-level or above.
2.0 courses in History at the 4000-level.

1. Geographic Distribution Requirement: At least 1.0 History courses must be drawn from any two different geographic and/or thematic and international areas:

US: History 2300-2399; History 3300-3399; History 4300-4399
Europe: History 2400-2499; History 3400-3499; History 4400-4499
World: History 2500-2699; History 3500-3699; History 4500-4699
Thematic and International: History 2700-2899; History 3700-3899; History 4700-4899

2. Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement is satisfied by taking a 0.5 course from the following:

History 2401E, History 2403E, History 2450F/G, History 2460F/G, History 2607F/G, History 2812E, History 2818F/G, History 3301E, History 3401E, History 3402F/G, History 3404F/G, History 3412F/G, History 3430F/G, History 3496F/G if taken in 2022-23, History 3602F/G, History 3604F/G, History 3605E, History 3750F/G, History 3797F/G if taken in 2022-23, History 4318F/G, History 4412E, History 4416F/G, History 4603F/G, Classical Studies 3410E, Classical Studies 3450E. Special Topics courses that satisfy the Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement are listed on the Department website.