Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

History
Faculty of Social Science

Western Main Campus

Address:

Lawson Hall Room 2201
Western University

Phone:

(519) 661-3645

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Note: Modules/programs in International Relations are jointly offered by the Department of Political Science and the Department of History. For more information, see the Department of Political Science page.

Rules Governing Course Overlaps for History Modules

Upon request by a student, the History Department will grant credit towards fulfilling the requirements of any History module with respect to a maximum of 1.0 History course taken at the 2000 level or above, if the course is eligible for credit under the rules of the History module in question, even if the course has been credited towards a different module. Only one such course overlap is permitted.  Please note that this does not lower the total number of courses needed to meet graduation requirements.

Distribution Requirements for the History Honors Specialization, Major and Specialization

The Honors Specialization, Major, and Specialization all require students to satisfy two distribution requirements, a Geographic Distribution Requirement and a Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement.

The Geographic Distribution Requirement is satisfied by taking 1.0 course in United States history, 1.0 course in European history, and 1.0 course in World history. The designation World history means for this purpose the history of peoples living outside of North America and Europe. The Geographic Distribution Requirement cannot be satisfied by courses taken at the 2100 level.

  • The requirement that students take 1.0 course in United States history may be satisfied by taking 1.0 course with any of the following numbers: History 2300-2399, 3300-3399, and 4300-4399.
  • The requirement that students take 1.0 course in European history may be satisfied by taking 1.0 course with any of the following numbers: History 2400-2499, 3400-3499, and 4400-4499.
  • The requirement that students take 1.0 course in World history may be satisfied by taking 1.0 course with any of the following numbers: History 2500-2599, 3500-3599, and 4500-4599 (Latin American or Pacific history), as well as History 2600-2699, 3600-3699, and 4600-4699 (Asian, African, or Middle Eastern history).  Other selected History classes that emphasize the history of regions other than North America and Europe also may satisfy the World history requirement.  History 3701E and History 3702F/G are both considered World history classes for this purpose. History 2811F/G, History 2812E and History 3707F/G, if completed in the 2012-13 academic year or earlier, also are considered World history classes for the purposes of satisfying the Geographic Distribution Requirement.
  • Classical Studies courses may not be used to satisfy the Department's Geographic Distribution Requirement.

The requirement that students in the Honors Specialization, Major, and Specialization take at least one course that focuses on the period before 1800 may be satisfied by taking 1.0 course from History 2401E, History 2403E, History 2405E, History 2503F/G, History 2607F/G,  History 3301E, History 3401E, History 3423F/G, History 3426F/G, History 3604F/G, History 3605E, History 4412E, History 4421E, History 4501F/G, History 4603F/G, Classical Studies 3400E, Classical Studies 3410E, Classical Studies 3450E, the former History 2809E, the former History 2901E, the former History 3403E, the former History 4403E. Special Topics courses that satisfy the Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement are listed on the Department website.

A course may simultaneously satisfy both the Geographic Distribution Requirement and the Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement.