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The past in all its diversity and intrigue

Historians Robin Winks and John Talbott argue that “history is a series of arguments to be debated, not a body of data to be recorded or a set of facts to be memorized.”  That approach is central to ý’s history courses and each class is an inquiry into how to understand the past.

Prepare for the future – study the past

Small classes let you get to know your instructor and fellow students. Every class has a built-in discussion component in which you and your colleagues have the opportunity to debate historical controversies. ý’s history courses focus on important concepts and significant eras – global civilizations, the troubled 20th century. They feature innovative methods – how has Hollywood presented American history?  They cover major regions – Europe, Canada – and specialized topics – World War II, Medieval history, sport. You'll develop critical thinking and analytical skills and strengthen your ability to conduct research and to communicate ideas in both written and oral forms. These skills are critical in all employment fields, and will prepare you well for further education. 

Related programs

ý offers flexible programs that give you the chance to explore your passion for History.

Program or individual courses

You can take History courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses within our university transfer program. If you plan to take individual courses at ý, when you apply online, you will select University Transfer as your program option.

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

Humanities faculty

Learn more about the faculty who teach in the Humanities department.

Meet the faculty

Style Guide

Learn more about Chicago style citations for humanities, and tips for evaluating sources, while reading and writing about history.

History Style Guide

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

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Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



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