History provides insights into the human experience, and skills to help you make your own path in today’s world.
Whether you’re looking for an interesting course, or want to specialize in History, this discipline offers a student-centred approach to analyzing complex issues.
We encourage critical thinking by exploring a diversity of viewpoints on fascinating topics. Specialized courses build upon faculty research and scholarly publications.
Our students generate invigorating classes as they grapple with the political, economic, social, and environmental forces that shaped the past.
Relatively small classes offer excellent opportunities for learning and leadership. Professors know you by name. Students become fully engaged through interactive lectures, tutorial discussions, small-group work, technical workshops, and oral presentations.
Students broaden their understanding of the world, consistent with a liberal arts education. They also develop skills vital in today’s workplace.
- Critical reading – processing and understanding large amounts of information
- Effective expression and argument (oral and written)
- Interpretation/Analysis – identifying significant trends
- Making balanced judgements on complicated issues
Looking for an Interesting Course?
Not sure if History is for you? Take an introductory course and find out. We recommend Food in World History, Totalitarianism, Tackling Nature, European History, and Canadian History.
Enroll in Social Sciences and take a broad range of courses in your first year, including one full History course. In February, choose one of these unique programs, designed for Brescia students:
- Honors Specialization in History
- Specialization in History
- Major in History (may combine with other majors)
- Major in Canadian Social and Environmental History
- Minor in History (may combine with other programs)
- Minor in Canadian Studies
Choose to make History at Brescia!
You’ll learn from outstanding faculty members who are recognized for their leadership expertise:
History provides an excellent foundation for careers in education, information management, human resources, business and finance, law, politics, government, journalism, and social services. Our graduates have completed MAs or PhDs at other universities in Canada, the United States, and the U.K.
Some of the Questions we Explore:
- Why was Anne Boleyn executed?
- How did the Spanish Flu spread?
- Did women feel liberated by their wartime experience?
- Why did governments pay schoolchildren to kill gophers?
- Did the British engage in biological warfare?
- Why did aboriginals burn the landscape?
- Why did authorities sterilize the mentally challenged?
- What did sports reveal about gender and class?
- Who was Jack the Ripper?
- What do we know about the Virgin Queen?
- Did Robin Hood wander the English Royal Forests?
- What role did women play in the French Revolution?
- How did workers confront capitalism?
- How did the world escape nuclear catastrophe in 1962?
- How did families survive the great Depression?
- Why was racism so pervasive?
If you have questions, please contact Dr. George Warecki, chair of the Division of Social Sciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.432.8353, ext. 28239.