History Major, Bachelor of Arts

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
History Major, Bachelor of Arts
Next enrollment cycle January 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,821,026
Course Accredited By NA
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Provides students with an extensive knowledge of humanity's recorded past. The study of history offers the student the opportunity to develop mental skills and teaches the student how to organize and classify extensive data.

  • History is the study of humanity's recorded past. It encompasses virtually all aspects of human activity and behaviour. The arts and sciences, technology and economics, ideology and social attitudes are all as much as part of history as politics and war.As a TRU History student, you will have the opportunity to study many things including the American Civil War, the history of British Columbia, the concentration camp within global context, religion in Canada and Medieval Europe. Rather than just memorizing facts and time lines, you will experience the past brought to life through dynamic lectures, historical reconstruction, role-playing games, unique research projects, and small group seminars. You will learn to critically assess historical evidence, to weigh competing interpretations, and to develop your own analysis of the past.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses) 

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

Open admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

Admission to each major program may have specific requirements.

  • Recommended: Foundations of Mathematics 11 or higher is strongly recommended for students pursuing Education or a major in Geography and Environmental Studies, Sociology or Psychology
  • Completion of no fewer than 9 credits in lower-level History courses, either at TRU or at other accredited institutions.
  • Students usually declare a major before the beginning of their third year of courses, but they must meet specific lower-level requirements to be admitted. All candidates are assigned a Major Program Advisor. Students are expected to meet with their advisor to ensure that they qualify and that appropriate courses are selected.

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • High school graduates can apply and be admitted to this program while upgrading at TRU.
  • Mature students without a high school diploma (or equivalent) can work towards completing their BC High School Graduation Diploma while in this program through TRU courses.
  • Students who do not qualify for mature student status can apply for the TRU University Preparation program to complete their BC High School Graduation Diploma.
  • Below you will find the current list of offerings for FALL 2021 and Winter 2022 in History. These courses are subject to change.

FALL 2021

  • Europe 1500-1789
  • Major Issues in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War
  • History of England: the Glorious Revolution to Victorian Britain
  • The History of Women in Canadian Society
  • The Historian's Craft
  • British Columbia
  • American Colonial History 1607-1763
  • The Emergence of Victorian Britain
  • Topics in the History of the American Civil War
  • Reacting to the Past


  • Europe 1789-1939
  • Topics in British or European History: Crime and Law in English History
  • American History Since 1865
  • The American Revolution and the Formation of the United States 1763-1812
  • Knowledge and Belief in Medieval to Early Modern Europe
  • Topics in Canadian History: History of Religion in Canada
  • Topics in American Social History: Depression and War
  • Communism and the Environment
  • Special Topics in History: Trauma, Memory and Catastrophe in History 
  • Reacting to the Past

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